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thurs. 5 Doc Licata Plays The Beatles — 7 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com fri. 6 Tony Grisanti and Common Ground — 10 p.m., Vizzi’s Restaurant, 967 Kenmore Ave., Tonawanda; $. 871-1965 sat. 7 Blues Crew Jam — With Joe Dimino, Paul Iannello, Bob Price and Speedy Parker, 2-5 p.m., The Cove, 4701 Transit Road, Depew; […]

St. Mary’s boys hoops beats North, defends title

The St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball team’s recent dominance in the Five Guys Holiday Tournament continued with a 55-42 victory over host school Williamsville North on Dec. 28. The Lancers repeated as tournament champions after losing all four of its games in 2014 and 2015. “We could not win to save our life in the first couple of years, […]


sat. 7 Horticulture II Certificate Classes — “Practical Principles of Pruning,” with horticulture educator David Clark, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com Explore Picasso: The Artist and His Models — Adult art class: “Figure Drawing with Picasso,” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the […]


sun. 8 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — Part of the Harry Potter Movies 2017 series, the 2001 film directed by Chris Columbus and based on J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novel features Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Derek Deadman, Ian Hart, Ben Borowiecki, Warwick Davis and others, 3 […]


sat. 7 Former Chicago member and Grammy-Award singer/songwriter Peter Cetera will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, 777 Allegany Blvd., Salamanca; $. 1-800-745-3000, www.senecaalleganycasino.com I Set My Friends on Fire will perform, with A Rose Among Ashes, Inertia, Restless Nights, Life Barrier and Allegiant, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Mohawk […]


ongoing now-Jan. 6 A Festival of Lights — Twenty-five years and still shining with 15 acres of spectacular Christmas lights and an angel’s-eye view from the top of the Basilica, 5-9 p.m. daily, through Friday, Jan. 6, at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road (off Route 18), Youngstown; $. 745-7498, www.fatimashrine.com now-Jan. 8 Poinsettias — The entire family […]


fri. 6 Grounded — Director Kristen Tripp Kelley directs Aleks Malejs in this one-woman story of a hot-rod F-16 fighter pilot who is grounded and re-trained to fly remote controlled drones in the Middle East from an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas. A tale of hunting terrorists by day while being a working mother and wife by night, “Grounded” tells […]


fri. 6 What To Do In Buffalo On A Snowy Day — An eclectic first-ever show by Buffalonian Jean Knox, with an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, and continues through Monday, Jan. 30, at The Gallery@BCAT at the art gallery within the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT), 1221 Main St., Buffalo, next door […]


fri. 6 The Strictly Hip — Each Friday in January, The Strictly Hip will perform a different classic Tragically Hip album. This week will feature “Up To Here,” along with Stone Temple Pilots tribute band Tiny Music, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com, www.ticketmaster.com fri. 6-sun. 8 Elvis Birthday […]


fri. 6 Dancing With The Stars: Live! – We Came To Dance — 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $. 278-4944, senecaniagaracasino.com or ticketmaster.com sat. 7 Queen City Contra Dancers — Contra dance taught and called by Joe Kwiatkowski, and music by Ginger Majority, basics at 7:30 p.m. […]