What’s Good – January 18-24, 2023

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

Thursday, 1/18

Girl From the North Country (Shea’s Buffalo, 650 Main St, Thu-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2/8pm, Sun 1/6:30pm, through 1/21; $53-107, 12+)
This Tony Award-winning musical is built around 20 reimagined Bob Dylan songs.

Ovtlier (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 6pm, $15adv/$18)
with September Mourning, Dramascream, Loveboxx.

Randy Feltface (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, Thu 8pm Fri/Sat 7:30/10pm, $22)
Puppet comic Feltface has performed at Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is in town on his Feltopia tour.

A Short Walk to Pluto (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $20)
This female-fronted prog rock band recenty got an on-air endorsement from Howard Stern. w/Tim Britt Band, Cami Clune

Karaoke Night (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm)

Friday, 1/19

Mac Miller Tribute (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 8pm, $20)
A tribute to Pittsburgh rapper/producer Miller, who died in 2018.

Sam Marabella (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 6pm)
Marabella and his band play a wide range of roots music, including country, jazz, and blues.

Emo Night Buffalo (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 8pm, $10adv/$15)
Sad New Year Edition. With Cut Me Up Genny and DJ Alexis Valentine.

Live Band Karaoke (Rec Room, 79 W Chippewa St, 10pm, $8)
Sing your favorite pop songs in front of a live band.

New Movies This Week

I.S.S. (in wide release)
When a nuclear war breaks out on Earth, astronauts and cosmonauts fight for control of the International Space Station.

Cult Killer (Transit Center, 6707 Transit Rd, Williamsville)
A young detective (Alice Eve) is forced to team up with a serial killer (Antonio Banderas) to clear her mentor’s name.

Founders Day (Elmwood Center, Walden Galleria)
A series of gruesome murders upends a small town in the days leading up to a headed mayoral election.

Saindhav (Elmwood Center, 2001 Elmwood Ave.)
Venkatesh Daggubati is sucked back into the criminal underworld when he has to pay for lifesaving surgery for his daughter, and encounters old rivals, out for revenge. In Telugu with subtitles.

Guntur Kaaram (Elmwood Center, Walden Galleria)
A long-ago crime comes back to haunt a family. Starring Mahesh Babu, Sreeleela, and Meenakshi Chaudhary In Telugu with subtitles.

Soul (Elmwood Center, Transit Center.)
Pixar’s afterlife comedy is back in theaters for a limited engagement.

Saturday 1/20

Organ Fairchild (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $15)
The local legends play two full sets of Grateful Dead covers, as most of the group’s members met as part of a Dead tribute act.

That Comedy Show (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 7pm, $10adv/$15, 18+)
Featuring local comics Mark Hitchcock, Izzy, Andrew Joslyn, Shirelle Kinder, Eli Swing, Gary Wallace, and Mark Walton.

Abandoned Trains (Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St, 7pm, $7)
With Virus X, Leaduke, The Living Braindead.

Buffalo Bone-tet (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 6:30pm, $12/15)
The trombone duo of John Hasselback Jr. and Richard LaRouech return to PAUSA.

Taylor Swift vs Hailee Steinfeld Playoff Party (Town Ballroom, 681 S. Main St, 8pm, $15, 18+)
Gear up for Sunday’s playoff game by dancing to pop hits from the two dueling quarterbacks’ pop-star paramours courtesty DJ Nor.th Star. (Steinfeld is also an Academy Award-nominated actress. Advantage: Josh!)

Mimosas & Minuets (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 1-2pm)
Violinist Evan Courtin and pianist Michael McNeill provide accompaniment for the brunch hour.

Sunday 1/21

Susan Peters Jazz Band (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 4pm)
Peters and her group play as part of Silo City’s Sunday Jazz Series.

The Wag’s Beatles Spectacular (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 6pm, $20)
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fab Four’s arrival in America, with The Wag playing two sets of Beatles, plus an opening set of their own tunes.

Tuesday 1/23

Sam Hyde (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, 9:30pm, $27)
with Nick Rochefort, Charles Carroll, and Erick Hayden.

Metalcore Dropouts (Town Ballroom, 681 S. Main St, 6pm, $29.50, 16+, 12-16 w/guardian)
A metalcore mini-festival featuring Fit For a King, The Devil Wears Prada, Counterparts, and AVOID.

The Steam Donkeys (Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St, 6-8:30pm)

Rustbelt Comedy Showcase (Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St, 9pm, FREE)

Open Mic Night (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 6-9pm)

Dragula Viewing Party & Drag Show (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm; $10)

Wednesday 1/24

Comics Against Humanity (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, 8pm, $20)
Local comics improvise material based on the questions posed by Cards Against Humanity. With Kevin Andrews, Greg Bauch, Allie Brady, Jameel Key, Chris Plumer, Liz Reaves, Bennett Solowski, Kyle Turner, Clayton Williams, and Jesse Winterhalter.

Comedy Open Mic (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm)