Thursday, July 20
CITY HALL docent led tours, noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, presented by the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier. Continuing throughout the year. Meet in the main lobby. 852-3300, www. buffalotours. org
FILMED IN WESTERN NEW YORK MOVIE SERIES: "The Natural," directed by Barry Levinson, 1984, 7 p.m., the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $ 692-2413
GRO, Gamalon Rhythm Orchestra, with Ted Reinhardt, Bob Accurso and Bene Torres, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, the Central Park Grill, 2519 Main St., Buffalo. 836-9466
I LEFT MY HEART: "A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett," through Aug. 12, presented by MusicalFare Theatre, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $ 839-8540, www. musicalfare. com
IN OUR OWN BACKYARD, ninth annual show presented by Partners In Art Studio and Gallery, featuring work by WNY artists, through July 28, 83 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Open house held during Canal Fest, July 22 and 23. 692-2141
LINDA LUCAS "Everything Tropical," through Aug. 5, Sunset Imaging Gallery, 7166 Transit Road, Williamsville. 912-4415
LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE: "A Century of Motorcycles," through Aug. 13, the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, corner of New Road, Amherst; $ 689-1440
M&T PLAZA CONCERT SERIES: Musicians from the Colored Musicians Club, noon, M&T Plaza, downtown Buffalo; free
NAUGHTY DAWG, 6:45-10:45 p.m., the Dock at the Bay, 3800 Hoover Road Blasdell. 823-8247
NORTH TONAWANDA HISTORIC GARDENS TOUR, second annual event, through Aug. 31. Self-guided tour from printed booklet available at the North Tonawanda History Museum, 314 Oliver St., and other locations; $ 213-0554
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21 and 22, the Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport; $ 438-1130, www. LockportPalaceTheatre. com
THE SAD SACKS, presented by O'Connell & Company, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder; $ 839-3949
UB THIS SUMMER lecture series: "Our Community and Our World": "New Religions in the New World," by Jeannette Ludwig, associate professor, 4 p.m., UB North Campus, 201 Natural Science Building. 829-6019
VIOLET GORDON'S FLORAL PAINTINGS EXHIBITED, through Aug. 13, the Kenan Art Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport. 433-2617, www. kenancenter. org
WOLF KAHN: ABOUT THE FALLS, through Sept. 10, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University,
www. niagara. edu/ cam
Friday, July 21 ARCHITECTURE OF THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY walking tour, 6-6:45 p.m. Meet at Delaware Park Rose Garden; $ 852-3300, www.buffalotours.org
GUSTO AT THE GALLERY, "Celebrating Chuck Close": Art activity, 5-7 p.m.; adult workshop: "Self-Portraits," 6-8 p.m.; guided tour: "Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005," 7 p.m.; David Kane's Them Jazzbeards, 7-10 p.m.; lecture: "Monumental Realism: The Life and Work of Chuck Close," 8 p.m.; Outdoor Film Festival, 9 p.m., 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 270-8204
CANAL FEST GHOST WALKS, 7 p.m. Walk begins at Project Pride Way on Webster Street, across from the Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda; $. Also July 22.
CLARENCE SUMMER BAND, featuring Clarence High School students and alumni under the direction of William Eicher, 7 p.m., Clarence Town Park, Main Street.
ESSENTIAL DOWNTOWN BUFFALO WALKING TOUR, 1-2 p.m. Meet in front of City Hall, downtown Buffalo; $ 852-3300, www. buffalotours. org
HERBS UNDER THE DOME, learn new uses for herbs, 6-9 p.m., The Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $ 827-1584
LOCKPORT LANTERN TOUR, walking tour, 7 p.m. Tour begins and ends at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport. www.niagarahistory.org, 439-0431
MOVIES IN THE PARK, 9:30 p.m., every Friday, Hamlin Park Bandstand, East Aurora; free.
M&T PLAZA CONCERT SERIES: Terry Buchwald's Tribute to Elvis, noon, M&T Plaza, downtown Buffalo; free
NAUGHTY DAWG, 9 p.m., Buckin' Buffalo Saloon, 294 Franklin St., Buffalo. 853-4400
ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN, 7 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110
PUSH BUTTON THEORY, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com
SUMMER STOCK, presents "City of Angels," through July 23, Lancaster
Opera House, 21 Central Ave.; $
Saturday, July 22
ARTPARK FAMILY WEEKEND: "Art in Motion," noon-4 p.m., Artpark Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston, free. www.artpark.net, 754-4375
BARBECUE DINNERS, noon-6 p.m. July 22 and 23 at the first annual Canal Fest History Weekend. Barbecue dinners hosted by Krolick's and Anderson's Frozen Yogurt, Gratwick-Riverside Park, River Road. www.nhistorymuseum.org, 213-0554
BIKE SHOW, motorcycle enthusiasts can see the latest bikes from vendors, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; free.
BLACKSMITH SCHOOL: A Taste of Blacksmithing, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 22-23, 29-30, Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, corner of New Road, Amherst. 689-1440
CRUISE INTO THE PAST, classic and custom car show, Central Terminal, Memorial Drive off of Broadway, Buffalo.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER THEATER, presents Larry Moss, "Balloonery Foolery," 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. 633-1600, www. shopeasternhills. com
THE CLARENCE HOLLOW FARMERS' MARKET, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, 10717 Main St., between Ransom and Salt roads.
FAMILY WALKS AND TOURS, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; free, but reservations required. 457-3221
FAMILY WEEKENDS, noon-4 p.m. July 22 and 23, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston, free; 754-4375. Activities inspired by environmental artist Christo.
FREUDIG SINGERS AUDITIONS, singers are asked to bring a piece of music to perform, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6595 E. Quaker Road, Orchard Park, and 1-3 p.m. July 23, St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo. 667-7088
KINGDOM BOUND, faith night, 5:30 p.m., Dunn Tire Park, 275 Washington St., Buffalo. www. kingdomdbound. org, 800-461-4485
LIVING WITH THE PAST, with The Relics, Jethro Tull Tribute, 7 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110
PAJAMA PARTY AT THE MANSION, 7 p.m., 414 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Admission to the gala is $150 a ticket, available through The Mansion on Delaware Avenue. For reservations, call 886-3300.
PUMPING STATION TOUR, tour the Colonel Ward Pumping Station, 1:30 p.m., LaSalle Park. Meet at the Porter Avenue gate; free.
SERBFEST 2006, visitors can browse through a typical Serbian village and share cultural experiences, July 22 and 23, St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, Abbott and Weber roads, Lackawanna. 823-2846
SUCKERPUNCH, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com
TRAIL RIDERS, 4-H Wales Trail Riders, The Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. 648-9733, Ext. 483
URBAN RENEWAL BAND, 11 p.m., Mickey Rats, 8934 Old Lake Shore Road, Angola. 549-5782
WHO WAS ON DELAWARE AVENUE?, walking tour, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meet at Delaware Avenue and Tracy Street; $ 852-3300, www. landmarkniagara. org
ZACHERY - HABEEB MEMORIAL CHESS FESTIVAL, 1:30-2 p.m. registration, also July 29, Brounschidle American Legion Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; $. All
players must know how to castle, en
passant and checkmate. 481-4789
Sunday, July 23
BUFFALO NEWS SUMMER JAZZ
SERIES: Patty Flaherty and Craig Kastelnik, 2 p.m., Delaware stairs of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; free.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst.
CORVETTE SHOW, noon-4 p.m., David Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac, 10225 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. If you would like to enter a Corvette in the show, call 694-9024.
EUROPEAN DELIGHTS, presented by the Clarence Concert Association, 7 p.m., Clarence Town Park.
LINCOLN PARKWAY walking tour, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Meet at Delaware Park Rose Garden; $ 852-3300, www.buffalotours.org. Also 6-6:45 p.m.
METCALFE ROOMS in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center walking tour, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Meet at Delaware Park Rose Garden; $ 852-3300, www.buffalotours.org
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, walking tour, 1-3 p.m. Meet at south side of Niagara Apothecary, corner of King and Queen streets, Ontario. www.buffalotours.org, 852-3300
157TH ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., St. Mary's Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormsville. Games, chicken barbecue, chicken clam chowder; free.
WWE PRESENTS RAW LIVE, 4 p.m. , HSBC Arena, downtown Buffalo. No-holds barred WWE title match, John Cena vs. Edge with Lita; $ (HSBC box office;
www. tickets. com)
Monday, July 24
CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP, various classes and lectures held through July 30, Dunlevy Amphitheater, Niagara University. Visit www.bravoworkshop.com for a schedule of lectures and events.
MONDAY NIGHT SONGWRITER SHOWCASE, 8:30-10:30 p.m., followed by open mic with Michael Meldrum, Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., Buffalo. 886-8539
KANAYAMZ, 9-1 p.m., The Furnace, 3700 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. 662-3454
STEP BACK IN TIME, re-enactors of Lockport's past, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in July and August, Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St.; Niagara County Historical Society, 215-229 Niagara St.; and Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House,
143 Ontario Street, Lockport; $
Tuesday, July 25
BALLROOM DANCING, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, VFW Post, 18 Spring St., between Cayuga Street and the Williamsville Water Mill, Williamsville; $ 824-0504
CHARLES E. BURCHFIELD NATURE & ARTS CENTER Summer Concert Series: Jambalya, 7 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca; free. 677-4843. In event of rain, concert at West Seneca Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca.
FRIENDS OF HARMONY chorus rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., 181 Lincoln St., Depew. New members welcomed. 662-4026
FOREVER ELMWOOD CONCERT SERIES: Neville Francis and the Riddim Posse, 7-9 p.m., Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue; free.
HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLES MADE IN NEW YORK, 7 p.m., Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, corner of New Road, Amherst; $ 689-1440
THE SCENE AESTHETIC, 6 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, walking tour, 1:15 p.m. Meet at
Market Arcade Building, 617 Main
St., Buffalo. 852-3300
Wednesday, July 26
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, a Grateful Dead Tribute, 6 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 5650110
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
SEAWAY TRAIL WALKS, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sept. 27. Walk begins and ends at Project Pride Way on the west side of Webster Street across from the Riviera Theatre.
UB NEWMAN CENTER THE BRIDGE 2006 Lecture Series: "Disaster Planning in the Aftermath of Katrina," presented by Dr. Gilberto
Mosqueda, 7 p.m., 495 Skinnersville
Road (The Tent), Amherst.
Thursday, July 27 BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, 7 p.m., Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls; free.
FILMED IN WESTERN NEW YORK MOVIE SERIES: "Bruce Almighty," directed by Tom Shadyac, 2003, 7 p.m., the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $ 692-2413
INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL, plays, concerts, exhibitions, through Aug. 6, various venues in Allentown, Buffalo. For a detailed schedule, visit www. infringebuffalo. org.
LINCOLN PARKWAY walking tour, 6-6:45 p.m. Meet at Delaware Park Rose Garden; $ 852-3300
UB THIS SUMMER lecture series: "Our Community and Our World": "Promoting Peace Across Borders," by Stephen C. Dunnett, UB Vice Provost for International Education, 4 p.m., UB North Campus, 829-6019
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