Our weekly guide to what’s going on around Buffalo and in the world of pop culture.
Napoleon Dynamite Live! (UB Center For the Arts, 7:30pm, $38)
A screening of the endearing 2004 indie film, followed by a discussion with cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). VIP tickets available that include a meet and greet with the cast and a poster.
Tiny Moving Parts w/Prentiss, Fear of Sleep (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St, 7pm)
This Minnesota math-rock trio of two brothers and their cousin put out their first album in junior high, and have put out seven more since.
David Ramirez w/Anna Rose (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $25)
Austin singer/songwriter Ramirez plays romantic ballads and classic Americana.
Single Drunk Female (Freeform/Hulu, 10pm)
Sofia Black D’Elia stars are an alcoholic who’s forced to move back in with her mother (Ally Sheedy) and confront the roots of her addiction — but hear us out, it’s a comedy! Season two starts tonight.
Florida Man (Netflix)
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, Zero Dark Thirty, The Bourne Ultimatum) stars as a Philly ex-cop who has to go home to Florida to find a mobster’s runaway girlfriend, and gets entangled in family drama with his father (Anthony LaPaglia).
The Last Thing He Told Me (AppleTV)
Based on Laura Dave’s bestselling 2021 novel, a woman (Jennifer Garner) must build a relationship with her stepdaughter (Angourie Rice) when her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) disappears.
Donna the Buffalo (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St, 7pm, $25)
Thirty years ago, someone misheard the phrase “Dawn of the Buffalo,” and Donna has been touring ever since. The band co-founded the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, and was the subject of a documentary about the life of a touring band, On the Bus.
Marquis Hill (Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, 8pm, $20)
Trumpeter Hill visits Buffalo for the first time with his newest project, New Gospel Revisited, which reinterprets his 2012 album New Gospel.
Steve Wilson (Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, 1340 N. Forest, Williamsville, 8pm Fri/Sat, $20)
Local stand-up Wilson co-hosted DL Hughley’s NYC radio show, and has appeared on BET Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo, Samantha Who?, and Live at Gotham.
Aimée Allen Trio (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 7pm, $15)
Acclaimed jazz singer and songwriter Allen returns with a mix of original music, standards, and improvisation.
New Movies This Week
Renfield (in wide release)
Nicholas Hoult plays the long-suffering manservant to Dracula (Nicolas Cage, in the role he was born to play), who tries to end his relationship with the vampire when he falls for a traffic cop (Akwafina).
The Pope’s Exorcist (in wide release)
A supernatural horror movie’s claim to be “based on a true story” is always suspect, but this film is based on the memoir of Father Gabriele Amorth (played here by Russell Crowe), who was an honest-to-goodness exorcist in the Diocese of Rome.
Mafia Mamma (Amherst Theater, Elmwood Center, Transit Center, Walden Galleria)
Toni Collette is having a typical midlife crisis — son leaves for college, husband caught cheating — until she realizes that her recently-deceased grandfather was an Italian mafia boss, and wants her to take over the family business.
Sweetwater (Elmwood Center, Transit Center, Walden Galleria)
Everett Osborne stars as Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, a 1950s Harlem Globetrotter who became the first black player in the NBA.
Mungion w/Maufrey (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 8pm, $20)
Exuberant Chicago quartet Mungion combines musical virtuosity with energetic stage antics.
Max Valdés Conducts (Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, 7:30pm, $32)
The former Buffalo Philharmonic music director returns to conduct Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto, Angélica Negrón’s “Me He Perdido,” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 in A Major, with cellist Sterling Elliott.
Adam Sandler (KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox Plaza, 7:30pm, $121+)
After a sold-out tour, the SNL alum has added more dates due to popular demand.
Barry (HBO, 9pm)
Last season ended with Bill Hader’s socially awkward assassin reveal the depths of his sociopathy and end up captured by the police, and the final season of the show keeps him a very dark place. But we can’t stop watching, (and will be reviewing the season right here on Subject)
Sex N’ the City (Shea’s 710 Theater, 710 Main St., 7pm, $52)
This unauthorized musical parody follows Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha’s adventures in late ’90sNew York.
Buffalo Restaurant Week (All over town)
Restaurants all over town will be offering up signature meals and special deals all week long. Click here for more information.
William Elliott Whitmore w/Jordan Tice, Tough Old Bird (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $17)
Singer-songwriter Whitmore brings his distinctive baritone and Iowa heritage to a variety of roots music.
National Geographic Live (Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, 7-9:30pm, $17)
Nature documentary filmmaker Bryan Smith (49 Megawatts, The Man Who Can Fly) is on hand to talk about filming in some of nature’s most extreme environments, from canyons in the South Pacific, to climbing a frozen Niagara Falls.
Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble (Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave, 7:30-9:30pm, FREE)
A free performance by Buff State’s jazz ensemble.
Great Lake Swimmers (Rec Room, 79 W. Chippewa St, 7pm, $20)
This Canadian folk-rock group is touring behind their upcoming eighth album, Uncertain Country.
Subject Board of Directors Meeting (5:15pm, Google Meet)
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