Weekly Feature

2018-03-07 / Entertainment


thurs. 8

District Middle School Band Festival — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville.

Dear Nina: A sonic love letter to Nina Simone — Power, poise and passion reign supreme in this pairing of voice and strings that celebrates the legendary — and at time uncharted — canon of Nina Simone, with Drea D’Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-8700, www.albrightknox.org

Paul Sottnik at Pausa - The Everythingness — With Paul Sottnik (keyboards and vocals), Zach Steinberg (bass), Jason Pace (guitar), and Trevor Jennings (drums), 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $ (cash-only cover charge). 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

fri. 9

The Banjo Juice Jazz Band — The group plays 1920s jazz, blues and swing, and features Tyler Westcott (of Folkfaces) on guitar, trumpet, banjo and vocals; Sean Ebert on trumpet; Kyle Ohlson (Of Pine Fever) on clarinet and sax; Kyle Yagielski (of The Buffalo Brass Machine) on sousaphone, trumpet, and trombone; Joseph Donohue III on piano and vocals; and Craig Hough on drums, 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $ (cash-only cover charge). 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

sat. 10

The Strictly Hip — Performing “Up To Here” in its entirety, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com, www.ticketmaster.com

One Week to St. Patrick’s Day Concert — With Ceili Rain, featuring Bob Halligan, along with opening Celtic duo Kindred, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo; $. 825-9535

Antje Duvekot — The award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist will perform, along with Doug Yeomans, presented as part of the Buffalo Friends of Folk Show, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at The Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville; $. 684-2362, www.BFFM.org

Queen City Music Lottery — A showcase of “new” Buffalo area bands formed entirely at random will take place June 2 at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo. To participate, you must attend a meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St., Buffalo. Once the random band is put together, bands will have 12 weeks to write a 15-minute set of music that will be performed at the showcase. For more information, email queencitymusiclotto@gmail.com or visit www.buffalosugarcity.org

Ed Croft Presents David Bixler & Doug Stone — Don't miss your chance to see two world-class saxophonists, David Bixler and Doug Stone, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $ (cash-only cover charge). 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

sun. 11

Jazz on 2nd Sundays — Featuring the Pat LaBarbera Quartet. LaBarbera has performed and recorded with Elvin Jones since 1975, and has worked with the bands of Louis Bellson, Woody Herman, and was also the featured tenor sax soloist with the Buddy Rich Band, with a pre-concert talk and concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo; $. 873-9644, www.buffalohistory.org

mon. 12

The Bobby Militello Quartet — With Bobby Jones (piano), Jim Colemon (bass) and John Bacon Jr. (drums), 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca St., Buffalo. 873-1557

tues. 13

Weird Al Yankovic: The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour — The four-time Grammy-winner will forego his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog, with special guest Emo Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Mainstage Theatre of UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $ (box office; www.ticketfly.com; charge, 1-877-987-6487, 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

thurs. 15

JazzBuffalo Live at Pausa ~ Buffalo Brass Machine — On the third Thursday of each month, Pausa will look for opportunities to introduce and present exciting, artistic, creative, and just plain good music to the community, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $ (cash-only cover charge). 697-9075, www.pausaarthouse.com

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