(Don't be an April fool. Say goodbye to the five pounds you gained from those cold-weather cappuccinos by dancing till dawn.)
Under a Groove: One nation under a groove at the 3rd Room on Wednesday, DJ Lance spins from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Disco, funk, salsa, soul, African; 54 W. Chippewa St., 842-2787.
Quiet Riot: Head-bangers, meet your metal when Quiet Riot erupts at Blind Mellons on Youngs Road, Cheektowaga, at 8 p.m. Thursday, 847-1688 for info.
Cosmic: Cult faves Hawkwind, from London's hippie underground, bring the cosmic music that spawned today's ambient and techno sounds to Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 835-1612.
April Flowers: Nothing to do on a rainy afternoon, and no one to do it with? We're hearing great things about the newly buffed Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. But to those green-men tempted to pinch a cutting -- keep your hands in your pockets! When you take time to smell the flowers, you never know whom you might meet on your stroll.
Dodo: So you think you're depressed. Think of the poor guy who's trying to put his life together, after his family was shattered through his alcohol abuse, after losing his job. Whew! Theatre for Change presents Emanuel Fried's "The Dodo Bird" in the Hallwalls Theatre (appropriately, the old Trico plant), 2495 Main St., starting April 21. Call 835-7362 for details.