Our weekly guide to what’s going on around Buffalo and in the world of pop culture
The Birthday Massacre w/Dead Posey, Korine (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., doors 7pm)
This Toronto new wave outfit crosses the border for a visit.
New Movies This Week:
Amsterdam (in wide release)
David O. Russell directs an absurdly star-studded ensemble through a 1930s murder mystery. Cast includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Mike Myers, Robert de Niro, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Rock, Zoe Sandaña, Michael Shannon, Taylor Swift, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Early reviews say it’s a well-acted movie that looks terrific, but the story doesn’t really hold together.
This remake of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic gender-swaps iconic villain Pinhead (played here by Jamie Clayton). Rotten Tomatoes calls it, “a gift for long-suffering fans after numerous subpar sequels.”
Triangle of Sadness (xx)
The first English-language feature by Swedish director Ruben Östlund won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and follows two models who navigate their complicated relationship while on a luxury yacht that has to navigate a storm. It’s a metaphor!
Nick Mason (Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., $69-119, doors 8pm)
The only band member to play on every Pink Floyd album, Mason has been touring behind the band’s Syd Barret-era material.
Ken Jeong (UB Center For the Arts, $55-75, 7pm)
The UB Distinguished Speaker Series brings Jeong, a medical doctor who turned a role as a doctor in 2007’s Knocked Up into a career as a reliably funny character actor who’s since appeared in everything from The Hangover to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to Crazy Rich Asians, not to mention six-seasons-and-an-upcoming-movie of Community.
KMFDM (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., doors 7pm)
This hard-hitting German industrial band hasn’t slowed down since forming in 1984, putting out a new album every year and a half and touring steadily through several lineup changes.
The Winchesters (8pm, The CW)
This Supernatural prequel follows Sam and Dean’s parents as they fall in love and get into the demon-hunting family business.
James Baldwin’s America (Buffalo Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, 6pm)
The Michigan St. African American Heritage Corridor is hosting a reading and discussion series on the works of one of America’s most important writers. Weekly through 11/9