The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Niagara Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Galls St., Niagara Falls. Explore all things fishing related at this massive expo. 278-2100. ccfny.com. $10 "Grounded." 2 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. One-woman story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot who is grounded and re-trained to fly remote controlled…

Leave it to David Bondrow and the Lancaster Opera House to give us something unexpected. The director’s latest production is another in a string of conceptual approaches for the typically conservative venue. Frederick Knott’s 1952 thriller “Dial ‘M’ For Murder,” now onstage through Feb. 4, remains a tame, formulaic murder-mystery for the ages, but in Bondrow…

No quarter-life crisis has afflicted Buffalo United Artists, the plucky Buffalo theater company now celebrating its 25th anniversary with charming a production of Mark Gerrard's comedy "Steve." The show, appropriately, deals with the ravages of age. And it sits right in BUA's sweet spot, combining a dash of soap opera with a pinch of sitcom and a touch of camp to p…

Good for David Oliver for having enough faith in Mary Shelley's original "Frankenstein" to let her creation speak. In adapting the original story for the Road Less Traveled stage, Oliver bypassed 200 years of rewrites that turned the anguished creature into a mute and macabre monster. Instead, the "Frankenstein" that stalks RLTP gives voice to both our better and ou…

The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Niagara Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Enjoy everything fishing at this expansive show. 278-2100. ccfny.com. $10 "42nd Street." 2 and 8 p.m. at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Broadway touring production of classic musical.  847-1410. sheas.org. $25-$65. "Groun…

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Irish Classical Theatre are teaming up for a production, with music, of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus." It's a mad romp. The performance Friday drew a good-sized crowd, all ages. You could tell it would be quite the event, and it was. Vince O'Neill plays Antonio Salieri, and PJ Tighe portrays Mozart. Both seem to relish their …

Steve Trevino 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. Famed comic and star of his own Netflix special. 853-1211. $20-$28. "Grounded." 7:30 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. A one-woman show about a F-16 fighter pilot who is grounded and retrained to fly drones in the Middle East. 829-7668. kavinokytheatre.com. $38-$42. "Dial M For Murder." 7:30 …

If you've been looking for something to warm your heart, look no further. Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church's youth choir, comprising refugees from Africa and Asia, performed "Fiddler on the Roof" in front of an audience at Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre in Amherst on Wednesday night. Their performance of "If I Were a Rich Man," captured on video by The News' Colin …

Sha Na Na. 3 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Doo-Wop icons from "Grease" perform their third night in Niagara Falls. (888) 325-5788. $25 and up. Tokyo Police Club. 7 p.m. Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Canadian indie-rock band with an upbeat, Strokes-esque style. 849-1000. $18. Kasador. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Ma…

They call him "the creation." The cast and creative team of David Oliver's new "Frankenstein" adaptation, which opens Jan. 20 in the Road Less Traveled Theatre, take pains not to refer to the play's most famous character as a monster. Instead, they prefer to paint him as Mary Shelley intended: as a flawed figure in search of himself and his place in the world. T…

On the first Saturday of the New Year, a chorus of young voices floated down from a second-floor classroom next to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church on Lafayette Avenue. If you pressed your ear to the door, you could just make out the plaintive lyrics of a song about a fictional village in western Russia: “A-na-tev-ka, A-na-tev-ka. Intimate, obstinate Anatevka, wher…

America is in the throes of a new love affair with the classic movie musical. A case in point is Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," a paean to the glamour, romance and artifice of movie-musicals from the early 20th century. One of the many films to which "La La Land" owes a debt is the 1933 classic "42nd Street," a backstage musical light on plot and heavy on opulent…

Buffalo On Tap. Noon to 9 p.m. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. A celebration of craft beer with 150-plus craft beers from more than 75 breweries. 855-5555. $35-$60. Winter Trails Snowshoe Walk. 1 to 3 p.m. Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston. Join the Buffalo Audubon Society in this walk through nature. 754-4375. Free, but pre-registration required (em…

Vibrations 2017. 5 to 9 p.m. Dig, 640 Ellicott St. Multiday music festival and networking for up and coming creatives looking to enter the music and entertainment business. Vibrationsevent.com $15-$20. Jeremy Keyes Band. 6:30 p.m. Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road. Enjoy live blues with dinner. 202-1315. The Falling Birds. 6 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. NYC…

Welcome aboard, ladies and gentlemen. I will be your theater critic on this flight. On behalf of star Aleks Malejs and director Kristen Tripp-Kelley, I'd like to welcome you to the fully equipped Kavinoky Theatre. Our flight time will be approximately 90 minutes, and we will be cruising at an alarming speed through uncharted airspace toward an unknown destination.…