What’s Good – November 2-8, 2023

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

Thursday, 11/2

The Rocky Horror Show (Kavinoky Theater, 320 Porter Ave, 10pm, Sat midnight, $47)
The campy cult classic midnight movie started off as a stage production, which Kavinoky revives. Special midnight performance on Saturday, and continues Thu/Fri/Sat through November 18.

Moulin Rouge (Shea’s Buffalo, 650 Main St, Tue-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm/8pm, Sun 1pm/6:30pm, through 11/5, $50-132)
Baz Luhrmann’s splashy 2001 musical comes to the stage, with a soundtrack updated for the 2020s.

Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, Thu 7pm/Fri 6pm, $22, 18+)
Mr. D has already sold out two shows on Saturday and a late show on Friday, so get tickets while you can. He hosts the podcast Social Studies, and mines his past life as an elementary school teacher for comedy.

Fuzzy Thurston w/Leroy Townes (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $12/$15 day of)
Thurston plays country, folk, and rock, with and without his backup band The Rustbelts.

Baked Shrimp (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $12/$15 day of)
This Long Island progressive fusion trio are coming off a tour supporting Disco Biscuits.

Rick Strauss/Dave Schiavone Quintet (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 6:30pm, $10/14)
These two Jazz Buffalo poll winners team up for a night of jazz.

Ian McCuen album release (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $10)
An album release show, with guests Adelaide, tuesday nite, and Bryan Dubay.

All the Light We Cannot See (Netflix)
Netflix adapts Anthony Doerr’s acclaimed WWII novel about a secret connection between a blind French refugee and a brilliant teenager enlisted by the Nazi regime.

Friday, 11/3

Sister Act (Shea’s 710, 710 Main St, Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm/7:30pm, $26-79)
Starring Buffalo presents the stage musical version of the 1992 film about a lounge singer who hides out from the mob by disguising herself as a nun.

Must Die! (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 8:30pm, $19.5)
Must Die! is pushing the boundaries of dubstep. With Tisoki, Togeki, and Smileysfate.

Mac Sabbath (Town Ballroom, 681 S. Main St, 7pm, $30, 12+)
We don’t usually get excited about cover bands, but then we don’t usually see a McDonalds-themed Black Sabbath tribute. With Cybertronic Spree, Playboy Manbaby.

Hotel Etiquette (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $10/$15 day of)
Celebrating the release of Ouch!, with guests Wild Once, Cooler, and Snakeland.

Incontro In Concert (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 7pm, $10/13)
Saxophonist Matt Incontro plays a solo gig in between tours with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Live Band Karaoke (Rec Room, 79 W Chippewa St, 10pm, no cover, 21+)
Belt out the hits in front of a live backing band.

New Releases This Week

The Marsh King’s Daughter (in wide release)
Daisy Ridley must confront the past when her estranged father breaks out of prison, in this psychological thriller.

What Happens Later (in wide release)
Romantic comedy all-timer Meg Ryan stars and directs in this romcom about a woman stranded at the airport with her ex (David Duchovny) during a blizzard.

Rustin (Netflix)
The Obamas produced this biopic about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin (Colman Domingo), who organized Dr. King’s march on Washington. A stacked supporting cast includes Jeffrey Wright, CCH Pounder, Audra McDonald, and Chris Rock.

Quiz Lady (Hulu)
Game show-obsessed Awkwafina goes on a road trip with her chaotic sister (Sandra Oh) to try and win money on a game show to pay off their mother’s gambling debts. With Jason Schwartzman, Tony Hale, Will Ferrell, and the late Paul Reubens.

Saturday 11/4

Tape B (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 8:30pm, $19.50)
Bass producer Tape B comes through town on his Old School X New School tour. With détre, and RainMan.

Alexandra Kay w/Jordana Bryant (Rec Room, 79 W Chippewa St, 6pm, $25, 16+)
The country singer comes through town on her All I’ve Ever Known tour.

Marvin Dolly Trio (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 7pm, $13/20)
Dolly is a masterful jazz guitarist.

Roosevelt w/Kenzo Cregan (Town Ballroom, 681 S. Main St, 7pm, $25, 16+)
We tried Googling Roosevelt to find out what kind of music he plays, and all we came up with is that he once got shot in the middle of a speech and still finished the speech, and he also led the Allies to victory in WWII.

Sunday 11/5

One Funny Lisa Marie (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, 3pm, $37, 18+)
A live fan event with Lisa Marie Riley, whose comedy has over 2.7 million views on TikTok. $57 VIP tickets include a post-show meet & greet.

Monday 11/6

Riverline Ride (Briar Brothers Brewing, 50 Elk St, 6-10pm, FREE)
The 10 mile roundtrip bike ride through several Buffalo neighborhoods includes two stops, and ends with an afterparty with food, drink, and music.

Bongzilla w/Nine Layers Deep, Feverhawk (Rec Room, 79 W Chippewa St, 6:30pm, $18, 16+)
We’re going to go out on a limb and say stoner rock.

Tuesday 11/7

Spiritualized (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, 7pm, $35/$40 day of)
These 90s indie-psychedelic legends famously beat out OK Computer for NME‘s Album of the Year with their 1997 release Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. They’re still going, and touring behind last year’s Everything Was Beautiful.

Wednesday 11/8

Bo Johnson (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, Thu 7pm/Fri 6pm, $22, 18+)
Seattle comedian Johnson has been headlining clubs across the US and Canada, and was featured on Kevin Hart Presents and was a finalist at the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Caged w/Quiet Man, Cemetery Echo (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $10)
Not ready to let Halloween go? This sludge/noise/doom show might be just the thing.