Greg Klyma will perform at 5:30 p.m. for the Caffeine Florentin series in Florentin Artists Studios, 385 Franklin St. Following Klyma will be an open mike with Jim Iarocci at 7 p.m.
"Opera Scenes," a program of famous opera scenes from works by Mozart, Wagner and others, will be opened by the Opera Theatre Association at 8 p.m. in the Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church St., Fredonia.
The local premiere of Harry Chapin's "Cotton Patch Gospel," based on the life of Jesus, but set in present-day Georgia, will be opened by MusicalFare Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. in Daemen Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
The premiere of "Nightmaze" by Vincent O'Neill, adapted from "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce, will be opened by the Irish Classical Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. in Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St.
"Present Laughter" will open at 8 p.m. in the Kavinoky Theatre Company, 320 Porter Ave. The piece is a light comedy by Noel Coward about an actor/lady's man whose confidence is shaken by a young would-be playwright.
"Translation," by Michael Bettencourt, based on the poems and essays of Rainer Maria Rilke, will be open at 8 p.m. in the New Phoenix Theatre, 95 N. Johnson Park.
Also on Stage -- "A Lesson Before Dying," 8 p.m., Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. "Sty of the Blind Pig," 8 p.m., Ujima Theatre Company, TheatreLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," 7:30 p.m., Smith Theatre, 650 Main St. (adjacent to Shea's Performing Arts Center).