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Minus the Bear. 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 852-3900. townballroom.com. $24-$28. One of the hottest up and coming indie-pop bands, Minus the Bear perfectly blends an electronic edge with a timeless indie sound. Buffalo Chamber Players at the Albright-Knox: Opus Number Zoo. 7:30 p.m. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. 882-8700. albrightknox.org. $5-$20. …

Renee Montagne. 6 p.m. WNED/WBFO Studios, 140 Lower Terrace. 845-7000. wned.com. $50. Don't miss the chance to see former NPR correspondent and one-time host of NPR's "All Things Considered" live in person. Crafts and Drafts. 6 p.m. 42 North Brewing Company, 25 Pine St., East Aurora. 805-7500. 42northbrewing.com. $38. Learn to craft beautiful stained glass while enjoyin…

The big day finally arrived: my opportunity to open for Sebastian Maniscalco at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Could this one show possibly live up to all the hype I created for myself by publicly writing about it in detail and anticipation for 10 weeks in a row? The answer is yes. The day of the show, I was in work mode. I was focused. I didn’t eat much becau…

Knockout Kid. 6 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $10-$15. If you like pop-punk and metal, you're in luck. Knockout Kid, who blends those genres, will be joined by a host of other bands sure to satiate your appetite. Artist Talk with Frani Evedon. 6:30 p.m. The Blue Plate Studio: A Creativity Lab for Writers and Artists, 69 Keil St.,…

Mockstrocity Tour. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $18-$22. Get ready for one of a unique concert experiences. Come see a McDonald's themed Black Sabbath tribute band (Mac Sabbath), a metal mariachi group (Metalachi), and a metal group based on Ned Flanders from the Simpsons (Okilly Dokilly) all in one place. "Funny Girl." 7 p.m. Rivi…

When Brian Herberger was growing up in North Buffalo, he loved watching comedy. But Herberger thought the closest he could come to it in Western New York was getting a job as a bartender to watch local stand-up shows. Now Herberger will tell jokes in front of thousands of people when he opens for Sebastian Maniscalco on March 25 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. He’…

While many people are buying tickets to see Buffalo native Brian Herberger open at Shea's Performing Arts Center, headliner Sebastian Maniscalco is enough to move sales on his own. Billing himself as “half-Sicilian, half Italian,”  Maniscalco is ready to bring the laughs to the sold-out Shea’s comedy show March 25. The Chicago-born comedian moved to Los Angeles …

Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival. 3:30 to 8 p.m. Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main St. 834-7655; $10-$50. In the mood for great film and an enriching cultural experience? The 32nd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival continues through March 23. Here is today's schedule: 3:30 pm, "The Little Dictator" and "The Ambassador's Wife"; 6 p.m. "The Women's B…

As a new Republican American Health Care Act generates debate across the country, a group of Buffalo comedians are performing a fundraiser to support universal health care in New York State. “Stand Up for New York Health,” taking place at 8 p.m. March 23 at Mr. Goodbar, features such comedians as Clayton Williams, Nicky Spin, Kevin Thomas Jr., Bruce Wilson and Eric …

Within The Ruins. 6 p.m. The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $12-$14. Up for a great hardcore show? Within The Ruins brings technicality and brutality to the Waiting Room. These guys are rising stars in the hardcore world so check them out. Third Tuesday Throwdown Championship. 6 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffal…

College Basketball Viewing Party. 10 a.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5. New York State Golden Gloves Semi-Finals. 3 p.m. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. $25-$50. "The Seedbed." 3 and 7:30 p.m. Irish Classical Theatre, 625 Main St. 853-4282. irishclassical.com. $41. “A View fr…

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. 5 p.m. Pizza Plant Italian Pub, 125 Main St. Suite 110. 626-5566. pizzaplant.com. $6. Key Bank Live at O'Larkin. 5 p.m. Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. Free. Local Natives. 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 852-3900. townballroom.com. $25-$27. Donnell Rawlings. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. buffalo.he…

College Basketball Viewing Party. 10 a.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." 7 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. rivieratheatre.org. $3. “A View from the Bridge.” 7:30 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. 829-7668. Kavinokytheatre.com. $38-$42. Read Colin Dabk…

Buffalo National College Fair. 6 p.m. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. 855-5555. buffaloconvention.com. Free. Maria Sebastian. 7 p.m. PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St. 697-9075. pausaarthouse.com. $5-$7. David Lindley. 7 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. sportsmenstavern.com. $25. Country Night. 7:30 p.m. Armor Inn, 5381 Abbott …