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Cornhole Tourney. 1 p.m. Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. 381-9868. resurgencebrewing.com. $10. Drink some beer and toss some bags as the cornhole tourney returns. Teams will square off and play for a Resurgence prize pack. "Tangled." 3 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. rivieratheatre.org. $3. Disney's modern animated classic t…

"Me and My Girl." 2 p.m. Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen's Parade, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. (800) 511-7429. shawfest.com. Tickets start at $28.25. Comedy and music collide in this tale of a 1940s Cockney who discovers his royal heritage. This show has won a multitude of awards including Tonys, Drama Desk Awards, and Oliviers, so any theater fan should consider this ne…

Greater Allentown First Fridays. 6 p.m. Allentown. Free. Come to Allentown on the first Friday of every month to take part in a celebration of the culture to be found in one of Buffalo's most seminal districts. Food, music, art...you can find it all in Allentown. Periphery. 6 p.m. Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $20-$25. Progressive met…

The City of Rochester on Friday announced the construction of a new $130 million performing arts center on the site of the former Midtown Plaza mall. The project is partially funded by a $25 million investment from Rochester-born billionaire and former Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano. In his honor, it will be named the Golisano Performing Arts Center. Th…

Trayvon Martin committed no crime, but he has already been on trial twice. The first trial unfolded in the mind of George Zimmerman, the self-appointed judge and jury who pursued and confronted the unarmed black teenager as he walked along a dark Florida street in February, 2011. The second trial, in the ruthless court of public opinion, began the moment Martin die…

Buffalo Pub Run, 6 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. fleetfeetbuffalo.com/training/pub-runs. Free. Join Fleet Feet for its inaugural Pub Run, which is either a two-mile or four-mile fun run around the Cobblestone District and beyond, then hang out at Iron Works following the jaunt. Martin Barre. 7 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. sport…

The Shaw Festival, which runs in several venues in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. from April to October, was founded to pay tribute to the mind-bending works and towering legacy of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. But since its founding in 1962, the festival's mandate has grown far beyond Shaw's plays. This season, for instance, contains only two works by Shaw. …

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont.— Tim Carroll is not here to make you comfortable. This became clear about five minutes into my interview with the Shaw Festival's Manchester-born, Oxford-educated and Tony-nominated artistic director, when he described live theater as a way to "conduct an experiment with people's souls." But it really hit home about an hour later, when, a…

In 1969, Lockport's Kenan Center opened a 153-seat theater in a carriage house on the institution's property. It hosted dozens of productions from the NOW Theatre Company, as well as community produced plays, musicals and children's productions, but its use as a theater space has only been sporadic since the early 2000s. Now, the Kenan Center is relaunching the space …

In his new play "The Trial of Trayvon Martin," set to open April 6 in the Manny Fried Playhouse, Buffalo playwright Gary Earl Ross poses a simple question with a damning answer: What would have happened on Feb. 26, 2012 if the roles of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, whose deadly confrontation that evening helped to fuel a new movement for racial justice in Americ…

"Proof." 2 p.m. Sheas 710 Theater, 710 Main St. 847-1410. sheas.org/710main. $35. A daughter coping with her father's mental illness and subsequent death finds herself questioned when a groundbreaking mathematical proof is found within her home. Sabres vs. Islanders. 3 p.m. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. 855-4100. keybankcenter.com. $43-$154. Cheer on the …

Most critics enter every new experience hoping to have their preconceptions shattered. That was my sincere hope Friday night as I entered Shea's Performing Arts Center, where a touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" was midway through its run. After seeing this show for the first time, a few of those preconceptions have softened, bu…

CitMo IPA Release. Noon Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. 381-9868. resurgencebrewing.com. Free. Celebrate the release of Resurgence Brewing's CitMo IPA in cans for the first time. You can enjoy this citrusy and spicy IPA in four packs of 16-ounce cans for $10. April Fools' Day Walk. 2 p.m. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. 683-5959. …

Western New York has always dreamed big. But in 1926, we dreamed REALLY big. That year saw the unveiling of two creations so dizzyingly elaborate that mere words and pictures cannot do them justice. They must be seen in person, which is why both are on our 100 Things list. One is Our Lady of Victory Basilica, built by Father Nelson Baker. Visiting this mammoth churc…