Wednesday, 8 p.m.: UB Poetics Plus Series reading and discussion with Australian-American composer, poet and performer Chris Mann. Mann’s work specializes in the emerging field of “compositional linguistics,” a term coined by Kenneth Gaburo that Mann describes as “the mechanism whereby you understand what I’m thinking better than I do.” He teaches in the media studies graduate program at the New School in New York City. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Performance: A Musical Feast presents works by J. S Bach, Robert Schumann, Amy Williams, and Martin Bresnick’s “Songs of the Mouse People,” based on Franz Kafka’s last short story “Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse People.” Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. $20, $10 for Burchfield Penney members; $5 for students with valid ID.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: “Dada at 100: A Centenary Celebration of Dada (1916–2016),” featuring live music, poetry, films, performances and excerpts from newly conserved and digitized reel-to-reel documentation of Hallwalls’ first Dada Day in 1976, presented by Chicago-based artist and former Hallwalls artist LP Lundy, the organizer of that event, and the co-curator of this centenary celebration. Experimental music ensemble BuffFluxus also will be performing a program that includes works by Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Mac Low and Michael Colquhoun. Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (near Tupper Street). $10, $5 Hallwalls members.