Our weekly guide to what’s going on around Buffalo and in the world of pop culture.
The Harlem Globetrotters (KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox Plaza., 7pm, $28)
For nearly 100 years, the Clown Princes of Basketball have been delighting audiences with a combination of jaw-dropping ballhandling skills and on-the-court tomfoolery. See if they can keep their win streak against the hapless Washington Generals alive!
Rick James Birthday Tribute (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., 7pm, $20)
Dave Chappelle may have turned him into a punchline, but in the 80s, Buffalo native Rick James was a funk superstar. Iron Works hosts a birthday tribute to the icon, who would have been 75 on Wednesday (he passed in 2004). Comedian Darnell Davis hosts, and Universal Phunk lays down the grooves.
Caffeinated Injustices (WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., 11-5pm (also Saturday 10-2pm)
Artist Bianca L. McGraw’s exhibit of painting and sculpture tries to process last year’s Tops shooting through art.
New Movies This Week
Knock at the Cabin (in wide release)
There’s a fine line between clever and stupid, and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan usually stomps all over it. In his latest thriller, Dave Bautista shows up at a cabin in the woods and tells the disbelieving family staying there that one of them has to die, or the world will end.
80 for Brady (Regal Elmwood Center, Walden Galleria, Transit Center)
We’re not sure who this one’s for, but a quartet of beloved Boomer actresses (Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin) go to the Super Bowl and meet Tom Brady (who appears here as himself, co-produced the film, but mercifully will not be appearing in this year’s or any subsequent years’ Super Bowls.)
Angel Olsen w/Erin Rae (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., 8pm, $35)
Dream pop singer-songwriter Olsen is just hitting her stride, coming off of last year’s acclaimed Big Time and duet “Like I Used To” with Sharon van Etten. See her in an intimate venue while you still can.
Michael Glabicki (UB Center For the Arts, 8pm)
Glabicki came to fame with 90s roots rock band (and former SpringFest headliners) Rusted Root. He’s now performing old favorites and new material with a trio.
Now We’re Cooking! (WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace, 1:30-4pm, FREE)
Channel 17 is taping the first episode of their new local cooking show. See some of the area’s best chefs prepare their signature dishes.
The Princess and the Frog (Shea’s Buffalo, 6464 Main St., 2pm, FREE)
Disney’s 2009 take on the classic fairy tale is this weekend’s entry in Shea’s Free Family Film Series.
Robert Kelly (Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St.., 8pm, $25)
Kelly has been a fixture on the comedy circuit in between acting gigs on Crashing, Inside Amy Schumer, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, and his own podcast, You Know What Dude?
Copper Oxide Painting (Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, 6pm, $30)
Learn this painting technique that transforms wood into metallic works of art in a 1-hour workshop.