2006-03-22 / Bee There

March 23-30

Thursday, March 23

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), presented by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, through April 9, Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St., Buffalo; $ (856-5650, 1-800-77STAGE). Opening night performance is 8 p.m. March 24.

BADFISH, tribute to Sublime, 7:30 p.m., the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 852-3900; www. tickets. com)

BUFFALO QUICKIES, festival of new one-act plays, through April 1, Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $ 852-2600

THE COCKTAIL HOUR by A.R. Gurney, presented by the Kavinoky Theatre, through April 2, D'Youville College, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo; $ 829-7668

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS presented by Ujima Theatre Company, through March 25, TheatreLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $ 883-0380

THE GOOD THIEF, presented by Road Less Traveled Productions, through April 2, the New Phoenix Theatre, 95 N. Johnson Parkway, Buffalo; $ 883-0865

PAUL HAGE & MIRAGE featuring Nuevo Flamenco Jazz, 9 p.m., Shadow Lounge and Restaurant, 1504 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 835-3975

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Co., through April 2, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $ 853-4282

KARIN DAVIE: "Dangerous Curves," through May 14, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $ 882-8700 THE LAST FIVE YEARS, presented by MusicalFare Theatre, through April 2, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $ 839-8540

LATIN INFLUENCED, AN EXHIBITION: "Three Artists: Yolanda Daliz, Gustavo Glorioso and Roberto Pacheco, on view through March 24, The Art Dialogue Gallery, One Linwood Ave., Buffalo. 885-2251 THE LOUNGE, presented by O'Connell & Company, through April 2, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder; $ 839-3949

MARIO & MARY'S WEDDING, presented by the Lancaster Opera House, through March 26, Magruder's Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew; $ 683-1776, www. lancopera. org

MONUMENTAL REALISM: "The Life and Work of Chuck Close," with Albright-Knox Art Gallery Project Curator Holly E. Hughes, 2:30 p.m., Regis Room, Richard E. Winter '42 Students Center, Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo. 888-2542

PLANTASIA, March 23-26, Agri-Center and Expo Hall of the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $ 649-3900

MATTHEW SHIPP, American free jazz pianist, 8 p.m., Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $ 854-1694, www. hallwalls. org

SPLENDORS OF EUROPE - CLOSE TO HOME, tour highlights religious architecture in Buffalo, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For meeting place and cost, call 332-4235.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, film, 1 and 7:30 p.m., the Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport; $ 4381130, www. LockportPalaceTheatre. com

WE CAN'T STOP THE BEAT, musical variety show with Carmarie's Seniors and Co., 2 p.m., the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central

Ave.; $ 683-1776,

www. lancopera. org

Friday, March 24

THE BFG: BIG FRIENDLY GIANT, by David Wood from Roald Dahl's novel, presented by the Theatre of Youth, March 24-April 9, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo. Opening performance, 7 p.m. March 24. Regular performances: 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $ (box office, 884-4400)

THE BOOGIE MONSTERS, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com

THE CARL DIXON BAND, lead singer of The Guess Who, 7 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110

CATHEDRAL RECITALS, Joseph Olefrowicz, organ, 12:30 p.m., St. Paul's Cathedral, 128 Pearl St., corner of Church and Pearl streets, Buffalo; free. 855-0900, www. stpaulscathedral. org

DANCE FOR DIABETES, fourth annual charity ball, 5:30-8 p.m. for children in grades 6-8, 8:30-11 p.m. for high school students, Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst; $ 833-CURE, www. jdrf. org

ELISA MONTE DANCE, 8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst; $ (box office; Ticketmaster, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com)

AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE FUND-RAISER, presented by True Bethel Baptist Church, 7 p.m., Conference Center of Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 895-8222

FINNEGAN'S FAREWELL, musical comedy dinner theatre presented by the Lancaster Regional Players, 7:30 p.m., Clarence Townpark Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence; $ 542-4910

GUSTO AT THE GALLERY, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; free admission. Theme: "Celebrating Holi in Buffalo." Art activity: Rangoli Patterns, 5-8 p.m.; Holi Celebration

celebration of spring in India), 6 p.m.; film: "Asoka" (2001), 8 p.m. 882-8700 HILBERT COLLEGE Lenten Fish Frys, planned by student groups, 7 p.m., Hilbert College Dining Hall, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg; $ 926-8934

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS, 4-6:30 p.m. March 24, Infant of Prague School, Henessey Hall, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga; $ 634-5482

MARKETPLACE TRADE FAIR, March 24-26, Grange and Marketplace of the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $ 649-3900

OUR SINATRA, starring Ronny Whyte, Kelly King and Brian Villegas, 8 p.m., Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 650 Main St.; Ticketmaster.com, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com)

BENJAMIN RADFORD: "Applying Science to the Paranormal," 7 p.m., the Center For Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. 636-4869, Ext. 1

SCHOLARS-IN-RESIDENCE WEEKEND, "Building a Spiritual Home ... Building a Community of Torah," weekend of learning, worship and celebration, March 24 and 25, Temple Beth Zion (805 Delaware Ave.), Temple Sinai (50 Alberta Drive), Temple Beth Am (4660 Sheridan Drive). 836-6565, 834-0708

THE THERMIDORS, Breakerbox, The Feast, The Nowhere Mine, 8:30

p.m., Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.,

Buffalo; $ 886-8539

Saturday, March 25

APPEARANCE by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, cast of Studio Arena Theatre's "All the Great Books (Abridged)," noon, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. 834-0626

ART EXPRESS: Story: "Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants," by M. K. Brown. Activity: Making silly figures with Crayola Model Magic. Artwork: "Two Figures by Niki de Saint Phalle," 2-4 p.m., Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. 286-8286, www. niagara. edu/ cam

CABIN FEVER winter lecture series: "1756 French siege and capture of Oswego," with Paul Lear, 2 p.m., Officers' Club of Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $ 745-7611

DENISE DAVIS, Christian vocalist, 7:30 p.m., 2 East Ave., Lockport; $ 4381130, www. LockportPalaceTheatre. com

'80S DANCE PARTY, with ROAR84, 10 p.m., Flappy's, 252 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. 856-2600

18TH CENTURY SKILLS on display, presented by members of the American Long Rifle Association, March 25-26, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $ 745-7611, www. oldfortniagara. org

FAMILY PLAY DAY AND SEASON KICKOFF PARTY, second annual event presented by Good Company Productions, who provide theatre and entertainment for children, 3-9 p.m., American Legion Post, 60 Main St., Tonawanda. Spaghetti dinner served from 4-6 p.m.; $. 564-2376, www. ingoodcompanyproductions. com

HIT 'N RUN, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com

I'M IN THE WRONG FILM, "New Work by Hans Gindlesberger," March 25-April 22, with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. March 25, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www. carnegieartcenter. org

THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN, with conductor Brent Havens, guitarist/vocalist Randy Jackson and the BPO, 8 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $ (box office, 885-5000; www. tickets. com)

NATIVE AMERICAN S TO RY T E L L E R Ishmael Hope, storytelling workshop, 1-5 p.m., Room 188, Alumni Arena, UB North Campus, Amherst; free. To reserve a spot, call 984-7100. Public performance: "The Sea Monster and Other Alaskan Native Stories," 2-4 p.m. March 26, auditorium of Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's Central Branch, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Reception follows.

SINGLES GAME NIGHT, potluck dinner and game night for widowed, divorced and never-married singles age 40 and older, 5:30 p.m. the last Saturday of the month, St. Francis of Assisi Church, St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs; $; bring a dish to pass. 649-6373

TEA LEAF GREEN, 8 p.m., the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 852-3900; www. tickets. com)

WINTER 2006 CHILDREN'S FILM SERIES, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971), 10 a.m., the Market Arcade Film and Arts

Centre, 639 Main St., Buffalo; free.

855-3022

Sunday, March 26

BOWL-A-THON, presented by the West Seneca Rotary, noon, Rose Bowl Lanes, 815 Harlem Road, West Seneca; $. 674-8336 BUFFALO COMPANION ANIMAL NETWORK'S microchip clinic, 2-5 p.m., Faith United Presbyterian Church, 3150 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. 836-0925

CANISIUS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT, Matthew Cool, conductor, 3 p.m., Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, 2045 Main St., Buffalo. 888-2542

CHINESE AUCTION, presented by Dawn Marie's DanceWorks, 2 p.m., drawing at 4 p.m., Brounshidle Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.

MODEL RAILROAD FLEA MARKET AND TRAIN SHOW, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Iron Workers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. www. buffalotrains. com/ events. html

POSTCARD SHOW AND SALE, presented by the Buffalo Postcard Club, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Masonic Community Center, formerly Knights of St. John, 2379 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $ 882-7749

SABAH AND THE BUFFALO SABRES ROCK THE ARENA, 2 p.m., HSBC Arena, downtown Buffalo. Features SABAH Skaters, Terry Buchwald, comedian Tom Irwin and more; $ (box office; www.tickets.com; SABAH, 675-7222).

30 SECONDS TO MARS, 7:30 p.m., the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 852-3900; www. tickets. com)

THE 24-HOUR PROJECT, presented by Niagara University Theatre, 8 p.m., Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston; $ (box

office, 286-8622; Ticketmaster,

852-5000)

Monday, March 27 MEET-THE-FACULTY RECITAL, Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano, 12:30 p.m., Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, 2045 Main St., Buffalo 888-2542

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, March 28-April 2, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 650 Main St.; Ticketmaster.com, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com)

RAMSI P. TICK MEMORIAL CONCERT SERIES, Jaime Laredo, violin, Leon Fleisher, piano, 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo; $ 694-0521

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT, with the BPO and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Kleinhans

Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle,

Buffalo; free. 885-5000

Wednesday, March 29

DIVA BY DIVA: "A Celebration of Women," presented by O'Connell & Company, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder; $ 839-3949

LILLIAN FAIRCHILD TRAVEL TALKS, "Underwater Adventures," with Mary Lou Frost, president of Buffalo Museum of Science's Camera Club, 2 p.m., Buffalo Museum of Science auditorium, 1020

Humboldt Parkway. 896-5200, Ext.

391

Thursday, March 30

BUFFALO BOAT SHOW 2006, March 30-April 2, Agri-Center of the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; free 649-3900

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, March 30-April 2, April 6-9, Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst; $ (852-5000)

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