The Canadian Consulate General and the Calumet Arts Cafe will present "Notes Across the Border," a four-concert series of Canadian musicians playing the Calumet, 56 W. Chippewa St.
The program will begin with Nojo, a Juno Award-winning jazz orchestra featuring clarinetist Don Byron, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Upcoming concerts will be the Carol Welsman Trio, voted Toronto's "Best Female Jazz Vocalist," 8 p.m. April 11; Carmen Romero and the Candela Flamenco, flamenco in a contemporary setting, 8 p.m. May 2, and Koller Michaels, a vocal-bass duo featuring George Koller and Julie Michaels, at 8 p.m. May 30. Both single show and concert series passes are available.
Buffalo State College will present "Monk on Monk," an 80th birthday anniversary tribute performed by the son of Thelonious Sphere Monk, at 8 p.m. Saturday at 8. Tickets $20 to $25; Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (878-3005).
The New Reformation Dixieland Band will be in King Concert Hall at Fredonia State College at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Peter Case, lead singer of the Plimsouls and a Hamburg native, will present an acoustic concert at 7:30 tonight in Scharmann Theatre, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown.
"Two Legends: Their Lives and Their Songs," featuring the music of Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich, will be performed by vocalist/dancer Elizabeth Hodes at 8 p.m. Friday in Canisius College Student Center, 2001 Main St. A French bistro-style dinner will preceed the show at 7 p.m.
R & B artist Brian McKnight will be in Shea's Performing Arts Center for an 8 p.m. show Friday.
Jazz flutist Herbie Mann and friends will perform at The Tralfamadore Cafe, 100 Theater Place, at 8 p.m. Friday.
The Tralf also will present Kool Band 2 Band, featuring Nancy's Candy, Pinedogs, Johny Vegas and The Need, at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, a longtime Muddy Waters Band member, will perform Chicago blues at 10 p.m. Friday in the Lafayette Tap Room, 320 Pearl St.
The club also will welcome veteran bluesman Popa Chubby to its stage 10 p.m. Saturday.
Sylvain Sylvain, featuring a founding member of the New York Dolls, will be at The Continental, 212 Franklin Ave., for an 11 p.m. show Friday. The Dollywatchers will open.
Local original recording artists The Feast will be at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., for an 11 p.m. show Friday.
At 11 p.m. Saturday, Boston recording artists Babaloo will play the Mohawk.
Mudtown Rudy, formerly Cotton Mouth, will join with Sweet Fancy Moses and edn for an 11 p.m. concert Friday in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.
The club will also welcome Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen at 11 p.m. Saturday. The Steam Donkeys will open.
Mephiskapheles will hit the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday in Showplace Theatre, 1063 Grant St.
The Showplace will also welcome Incubus, Far, Hula and Glider for a four-band show 9 p.m. Saturday.
Noise Therapy, local recording artists, will perform an 18-and-older show with New Planet War Dogs at 11 p.m. Friday in Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave.
The Villa Jazz Ensemble will perform at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Villa Maria College Cafeteria Auditorium, 240 Pine Ridge Road.
A Spring Jazz Concert by the St. Bonaventure University Jazz Band will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rigas Family Theater on the campus.