"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." 11:30 a.m. North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. Frank Capra classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a naive young man thrown into the middle of political corruption. $7.50 "It Shoulda Been You." 2:30 p.m. O’Connell & Co., 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. O’Connell & Co. production of the hit Broadway musical comedy. 848-0800. oconnellandcomp…

The Johnny Cash tribute show “Ring of Fire” circles back to its roots on the 710 Theatre stage, sounding even better and fresher than when it debuted more than a decade ago. It even sounds better and fresher than when the same group of players presented the show a year ago for a well-received run at MusicalFare. The wonderfully talented ensemble enjoys the kind o…

"Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder."  2 and 8 p.m. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Touring production of Tony Award-winning musical. $30–$85. Read Ben Siegel's review here. Tim Britt Band. 3 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Enjoy classic rock and drinks after the Sabres game. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. Free. "It Shoulda Been You." 7…

If you just read the title above, don't be too freaked out. The massive pond hockey tournament is the city's marquee event this weekend, but mental images of Cupid dashing about scantily clad, followed by whatever your mind stumbles upon when it processes "alien abduction," likely have you both intrigued and concerned. It will all be OK. Only two major events are sol…

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but love is still in the air. For the D’Ysquith family of London, so is death. Eight of them drop dead in the hilarious musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” This much is not a spoiler. Like so many great murder-mysteries, we know who the killer is, and we know why they committed their crimes. What we really want …

Geoff Tate. 7 p.m. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. Former Queensryche singer will perform songs from all 17 albums in his career. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. $25- $57. Parking Lot Tuna. 8 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. A tribute to Sublime. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $10-$12. Josh Wolf. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. …

Vanity Strikes. 6 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Rochester metalcore band brings the heavy. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $10-$15. Dinner and Blues. 6:30 p.m. Armor Inn, 5381 Abbott Road., Hamburg. Live blues music hosted by Anita West of 97 Rock. 202-1315. armorinn.com. Free. "Heaven Can Wait." 6 p.m. (dinner),  7:30 p.m. show. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatr…

Country Night. 6:30 p.m. Armor Inn, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg. Line dancing and live country music from Smokin’ Gun. 202-1315. armorinn.com. Free. "It Shoulda Been You." 7 p.m. O’Connell & Co. O’Connell & Co., 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. Production of the hit Broadway musical comedy. $15-$30. Read Colin Dabkowski's review. Erie County Wind Ensemble …

Dress up in your best Buffalo Bills red, white, and blue. The life of Thurman Thomas is about to unfold on the stage. In June, for its second annual "Buffalo Stories" fundraiser, Road Less Traveled Productions will celebrate the life and career of pro football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. The musical extravaganza will be revisiting Thomas' high school and college…

When the script for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" first slid across Michael Murphy's desk at San Diego's Old Globe Theater in 2012 , his reaction was swift and irrepressible. "I was laughing out loud," said Murphy, now three months into his tenure as the president and CEO of Shea's Performing Arts Center. A touring production of the surprise hit, which mixes …

In 2016, MusicalFare Theatre took a crack at "Ring of Fire," the jukebox musical that opened with great fanfare in the former Studio Arena Theatre in 2005 but flopped on Broadway. By most accounts, this rejiggered attempt at redemption based on a 2013 revival of the show at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, was a smashing success. Now, the 30-song show is returning…

"The Shakespeare Stealer." 10 a.m. Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St. A tale of intrigue, friends, loyalty and deceit set in Shakespearean times. 884-4400. $15-$28. Winterfest. 11 a.m. Chestnut Ridge Park, 200 N. Lake Drive, Orchard Park. Celebrate winter with wagon rides, snow sculpture contests, sledding and more. Free. BPO Kids Drums Around the World. 1:30 p.m. Kleinhans…

"After the Revolution." 4 and 8 p.m. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. Presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre. A look at family, loyalty, history, betrayal and freedom in the wake of a granddaughter's revelations about her grandfather. 688-4114. $10-$38. "Frankenstein." 7:30 p.m. Road Less Traveled Productions, 500 Pearl St. Adaptat…

What ever happened to activism? What ever happened to personal sacrifice? What ever happened to guts? If Amy Herzog's compelling play "After the Revolution" is any indication, these vestiges of the militant American left have just been taking an extra-long nap. To reawaken, she seems to suggest, they may require a constitutional crisis. To hear the character…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' visit to Buffalo on Friday is unquestionably the most buzzworthy event of the weekend, but tickets sold out minutes after they went on sale in September and only select seats remain available on StubHub and Vivid Seats. Emerging country artist Granger Smith also sold out his show Friday in Town Ballroom, which takes away his eligibility for Th…