COCO MONTOYA national recording artist. Oct. 15 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).
GALA AT THE GALLERY with Renaissance recorder chamber ensemble Canzona, international award-winning Lepskaya/Wells Duo (piano and clarinet), classical/flamenco guitarist Mir Ali, and jazz vocalist Colleen Williams with the Bobby Jones Trio. Oct. 2, 8 to midnight. $25 advance; $30 door. Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place (837-7838).
COMHALTAS COELTOIRI EIREANN authentic Irish music and dance ensemble. Oct. 8 at 8. $10 to $18. Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (878-3005).
ETTA JONES and HOUSTON PERSON husband/wife ensemble featuring the singer and tenor saxophonist. Oct. 1 and 2 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).
EDDIE BLAZONCZYK and the Versatones Grammy Award-winning group from Chicago, with Buffalo's Happy Richie Old Time Polka Band. Oct. 2 at 7. Sideshow Music Hall at the Funhouse, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna (549-7717 or 821-9150).
JONATHAN RICHMAN offbeat singer/songwriter. Oct. 9 at 9. $8 advance; $10 day of show. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).
THE SATTALITES Canadian recording artists. Oct. 16 at 11. Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. (886-8539).
OVERKILL popular heavy metal rockers, plus Law. Oct. 1 at 11 (18-and-over). $12 advance; $14 day of show. Migg's Classic Roxx, 1182 Walden Ave. (891-1146).
AILEY II formerly the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, nationally touring modern dance troupe. Oct. 8 at 8. $9 to $18 general. Center for the Arts Mainstage, UB North Campus (645-ARTS or Ticketmaster/852-5000).
RINGLING BROS. and Barnum & Bailey Circus veteran performance troupe. Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. $9.75 to $27.75. Marine Midland Arena (Fantastix/888-4000 or 888-223-6000).
THE KING AND I national tour of hit Broadway musical. Oct. 5 to 10. $27 to $44. Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (Ticketmaster/852-5000).
SUMMER AND SMOKE classic drama by Tennessee Williams, about unfulfilled love. Oct. 17 to Nov. 20. Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. (856-5650 or 800-77-STAGE).
RITUAL FOR LA PUCELLE based on Wiccan ritual, led by Donata Ahern, with local actors. Oct. 17 at 4. Hallwalls Black 'n Blue Theatre, 2495 Main St., Suite 425 (835-7362).
SARAH BRIGHTMAN veteran artist. Oct. 1 at 8. $31.50 to $56.50. Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (Ticketmaster/852-5000).
TAG'S Summer Sound Stage, Route 352 (800-650-TAGS). Styx. Oct. 8 at 8:15.
ANI DiFRANCO national indie rock recording artist. Sept. 29 at 8. $25. Auditorium Theatre, 875 E. Main St. (Ticketmaster/852-5000).
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