What’s Good – May 4-10, 2023

Our weekly guide to what’s going on around Buffalo and in the world of pop culture.

Thursday, 5/4

Larkin Mother’s Day Artisan Market (Larkin, 726 Exchange St, 10am-2pm, FREE)
Find something nice for Mom from over 30 local vendors, or stop by the Chautauqua Cafe, Swan Street Diner, Toasted, or Paula’s Donuts.

Sullivan King w/Level Up, Benda, Vastive (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St, 4pm, $25+)
King combines EDM and heavy metal guitars to put on a show like no other. 

The Garcia Project (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 8pm, $20)
This tribute band doesn’t just cover songs from the Jerry Garcia Band, each performances replicates a set list from the Grateful Dead frontman’s 20-year solo project. 

Bupkis (Peacock)
Pete Davidson stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy, his latest project since semi-autobiographical comedy The King of Staten Island. Look for reviews here on Subject.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Netflix)
This Shonda Rhimes-produced spinoff follows the rise to power of Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel).

Star Wars: Visions Season 2 / Young Jedi Adventures (Disney+)
Two animated shows hit D+ for Star Wars Day; Visions returns with short stories from various animation studios; Adventures follows a group of Jedi trainees, centuries before the events of the films.

Friday, 5/5

TV Moms w/Mimic, TWMSO, Quaker Gun Club (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $10)
Grunge rockers TV Moms lead a lineup that’s a lot of music for ten bucks! 

The Clockers w/The Living Braindead, All Due Respect, Headspace (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 8pm, $10)
That’s a lot of punk rock for ten bucks! 

Roller Derby — QRD Cup Playoffs (RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St, 7-10pm, $5)
The Queen City Roller Girls start the playoffs, as the #2 and #3 teams fight for supremacy! 

Cinco de Mayo Party (Rec Room, 79 Chippewa St, 5-11pm, $20)
Celebrate Mexican-American pride with food, drinks, live music, and salsa lessons. 21+ 

Brahms’ Fourth Day (Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, 10:30am, $44)
JoAnn Falletta conducts Brahams’ melancholy symphony, as well as Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia, and the world premiere of José Lascano’s Concierto Hispanoamericano

ComedySportz (Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd, Amherst, 7:30-9pm, $15/$12 students)
Two teams compete in improv comedy games.

Music Bingo & Trivia (The Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St, 7-8:30pm, $10)
Music Bingo “combines your favorite music of the ’70s, ’80s and beyond with engaging trivia,” although based on that description we’re not sure how. Still, could be fun!

Silo (AppleTV)
A society lives in an underground bunker to escape the toxic atmosphere above. Leaving the silo is a death sentence, but some residents start to question the official story. Based on Hugh Howey’s bestselling book series. Look for episode reviews here on Subject.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (in wide release)
If you only see one movie this weekend about a talking raccoon that wears people clothes, see the third and possibly final big-screen outing from Marvel’s most fun super team.

Love Again (in wide release)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is mourning her dead fiancé, and starts sending romantic messages to his old phone number, not realizing they’re being received by the number’s new owner (Outlander’s Sam Heughan), who tries to track her down.

Saturday 5/6

Fight For Air Stair Climb (Highmark Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park, 8:30am-1pm, $35)
Raise money for the American Lung Association and get in shape, by climbing the stairs at the Ralph. The hundreds of participants include 200 local firefighters climbing in full gear.

Walk MS (Canalside, 44 Prime St, 9am, donations welcome)
If walking’s more your speed, join this walk to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis. You can sign up and/or donate on the event’s web site.

Knox Mansion Tour (Cellino Law, 800 Delaware Ave, 10-11:30am, FREE)
This free 90-minute tour of the 28,000 square foot Grace Millard Knox House, and learn the history of one of Buffalo’s most famous families. (The house was built for Mrs. Knox after the death of her husband Seymour, co-founder of Woolworth’s department stores. Seymour II was an art collector and philanthropist; Seymour III founded the Buffalo Sabres.)

Well Worn Boot Album Release (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 6-10pm, $15)
Elaborately costumed psychedelic rockers Well Worn Boot celebrate their latest album, Riverbottom Nightmare, aided by acts on two stages, including Lalzo Hollyfeld, Uncle Ben’s Remedy, Tiny the Dream, and Spud. 

Liz Miele (Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St, 7:30pm, $25)
Miele has performed standup on Comedy Central, TikTok, and “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” and her first of three specials, Emotionally Exhausting has over 2 million views on YouTube. She also cohosts the comedy podcast 2 Non Doctors, and is the author of the book Why Cats Are A**holes.

Sunday 5/7

Music For a Royal Occasion (Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave, 4-6pm, $25)
The day after Charles III’s coronation, the Westminster choir and orchestra will perform Royal Coronation music from a number of composers. Includes a reception of punch, tea, and cookies.

East Aurora Pedal Party (Kickstand Culture, 654 Main St, 1pm, FREE)
Slow Roll and downtown bike shop Kickstand Culture host a 10-mile bike ride to East Aurora and back, with food and drink available at the end of the ride.

The Great American Garage Sale (Antique World Flea and Marketplace, 11111 Main St, Clarence, all day)
Western New York’s largest flea market sets up on the first Sunday of every month from May through October. 

Fatal Attraction (Paramount+)
Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson headline this TV remake of the 90s thriller, in which a married man has an affair with a woman who becomes increasingly unhinged.

Monday 5/8

Buffalo Bike Bloc Ride (Top Guns Motorcycle Club, 142 Dutton Ave, 6:30, FREE)
The starting place is a motorcycle club, but this 10-mile ride is for cyclists. The ride stops on Bailey Ave to honor Darren Curry, a cyclist killed by a driver, then continues to MLK Park, before returning to Top Guns for a party with food, drink, and live music. 

Graham Nash (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $69)
The N in CSNY and former member of the Hollies performs music from his sixty-year career.

Tuesday 5/9

Mikaela Davis (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $18)
Singer-songwriter Davis plays originals and Grateful Dead covers.

Wednesday 5/10

The Muppets: Mayhem (Disney+)America’s greatest rock band, Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, finally get their own series, in which they try and control the band’s chaos long enough to record an album. Look for a review here on Subject.