"Empire" Premiere Party, 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 at The MOCHA Center (1092 Main St.)
If you missed the buzz around Season One of Fox’s hit series "Empire," it’s not too late to catch up. The show follows a man who is terminally ill and looking for one of his sons to take over his music empire. One of his sons, Jamal Lyons, is gay. The show’s creators have promised a second season storyline that will enrage a lot of viewers, and the folks at MOCHA Center want to watch it unfold with you and your friends.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 with light refreshments, and the show starts at 9 p.m. See what’s going on in the "Lyon’s Den" on three televisions this week and every week of the season. Be there, as Lucious would say, to “witness, as Empire becomes synonymous with American culture.”
Soundwave with Babik and The Albrights, 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle)
Taking to the stage and playing alongside the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is a benchmark of any local musician’s career, and this time, the honor goes to one of LGBT Buffalo’s favorite bands, The Albrights.
Titled after the first single on The Albrights most recent album, the show is billed as an exciting symphonic mash-up of indie rock, cutting-edge classical and Gypsy jazz. You’ll savor these once-in-a-career renditions of Albrights hits like “Zion Man” and “Soundwave.” The after-party features Verve Dance Studios and a DJ.
Tickets are available at bpo.org with a free beverage and slice of pizza included with admission. General admission is $20, students are $10.
The Main Drag with The Femme Follies, 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre (22 Main St., Hamburg)
Primetime drag in the suburbs — with class.
The Grange Theatre at Buffalo Chrysalis offers an intimate cabaret setting with seating for tables of two or four with wine and beverages, and the performers are crème de la crème: Robotica2Kay, Melody Michaels, Kelly Valasquez-Lord and Chevon Davis.
With unforgettable, show-stopping performances that aren’t just the dance song of the week, this is the perfect show for anyone — gay or straight — who would love to experience the allure of female illusion without the late-night setting of a bar or club. Come to the cabaret.
The Femme Follies take the stage the last Saturday of every month during the Grange’s 2015/2016 season. Check dates and times at buffalochrysalistheatre.com, or call the box office at 903-9288. Must be 16 or older. Tickets, $10.