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"ForeFront" at the Terrace at Delaware Park 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 199 Lincoln Parkway. Tickets are $35 or $60 per pair; details here. If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Terrace, one of Buffalo’s most buzzworthy new destinations, here’s an opportunity: ForeFront, a fundraiser for the YWCA of Western New York, will feature the work of many local female artists, …

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Hey Buffalo, we're going to need a bigger events center - or least more room for fans lining up to see actor Richard Dreyfuss. The Oscar-winning actor will be in Buffalo from May 18 to 20 at Nickel City Con, held in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In addition to his general appearance at the convention, the weekend includes two special events with Dreyfuss: a que…

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When 2018 draws to close, it’s likely that “Avengers: Infinity War” will rank at the top of the year’s box office chart. It’s easy to see why as this, the 19th film set in the Marvel universe, features a who’s who of superheroes: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and many, many others. After 10 years of buildup, the …

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Minus the Bear with Coathangers 8 p.m. in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Tickets are $25 in advance, $29 at the door. This Seattle-born indie rock outfit released "Planet of Ice" in 2007, marking a significant expansion of their already adventurous sound with the addition of keyboardist Alex Rose to the ranks. Now, the band has launched a tour to celebrate the album'…

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Made Violent with Ugly Sun, Cold Fronts 7:30 p.m. in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.). Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. This Buffalo-born trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Joe White, guitarist Rob Romano and drummer Justin Acee has dragged its garage rock/punk hybrid around the country - and even as far as the UK - in the process becoming a juggernaut of…

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If you desire thought-provoking science fiction in standalone episodes, then locate an electronic viewing unit to binge-watch “Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.” Featuring stylized visions of the future, the eerie and imaginative “Electric Dreams” will install itself under your skin. Title: "Electric Dreams" Year it began: 2017 Where it can be seen: Amazon Prime …

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It's 2008 and I'm watching "Iron Man" with a packed house in the Regal Elmwood. After the end credits, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark steps back into his home. A figure stirs in the shadows. "You think you're the only superhero in the world?," he says. "Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet." The audience sucks in a breath. …

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The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the Queen City’s unique celebrations, encompassing parties, music, kids’ events and cinema from May 2 to 6. Before the official opening, however, the North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.) is presenting a two-film series April 28 and 29. It starts with the New York State premiere of the legal drama “The Third Murder”  at 11…

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The four-part Netflix series “Collateral” — not to be confused with the 2004 feature starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx — is a twisty, fast-moving thriller featuring fine performances, a timely storyline, and a fascinating location. Just four episodes long, it's full of surprises. And Carey Mulligan, the Oscar-nominated star of “An Education” and “The Great Gatsby,” is bet…

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"Beirut." Starring Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris. Directed by Brad Anderson. Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. 109 minutes. (Rated R for language, some violence and a brief nude image.) Dipson Eastern Hills, Regal Quaker Crossing and Transit Ce…

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You want dark, grim and gritty adventure? Better, you want smart and realistic action tales? Binge-watch Marvel’s “The Punisher.” A compelling protagonist, tightly written plots, what more could you want? It fits perfectly into the Marvel Netflix Universe. And the best part? Season 2 has already been approved. Title: “The Punisher” Year it began: 2017 Where it can…

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Let go of the past – and your childhood nostalgia. The Netflix reboot of the TV classic “Lost in Space” is not a remake. Nor does it pick up the story where the original third season ended back in 1968. In fact, you don’t need to have seen an episode of the original to settle in with this reboot. The good news: that's all OK. Equal parts nifty sci-fi thriller and emo…

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That's right, the Transit Drive In - which makes even the coldest day feel like summer - is gearing up for its opening weekend on April 13. The drive-in will initially show movies on Fridays and Saturdays. On May 18, it plans to expand to its full seven-day-a-week schedule with movies on all five screens. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Here’s what you can see this weekend…

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The "Lost in Space" reboot from Netflix is set in the year 2048 so there are all sorts of fun new gadgets, technology - and problems like the one that forces humans to start a new colony in space. Here's a quick look to get you prepared for the series debut on April 13 when all 10 episodes start streaming on Netflix.       &nbs…

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If you seek a gripping Western, then travel back to 1880s New Mexico territory to see the stunning miniseries, “Godless.” With sublime landscapes and unhurried storytelling, “Godless” offers a compelling tale of outlaws, lawmen and fiercely independent women. Title: "Godless" Year it began: 2017 Where it can be seen: Netflix Who’s in it: Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Co…