Country greats Alan Jackson and LeeAnn Womack will play a 7:30 p.m. concert in HSBC Arena.
"Melt: A Red-Hot '80s Night," a benefit for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, will begin at 9 p.m. in the gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Music will be provided by dance band Universal Grille, and late-night desserts and coffee will be served.
The debut of Whirl Wind, performing R&B and southern rock, will be at 11 p.m. in the Funhouse, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackwanna.
Canadian rockers 54-40 will perform a sold-out show at 9 p.m. in the Tralf, 100 Theater Place.
Trouser and Blue Bullet Skater will join forces for a 10 p.m. show in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.
"Forbidden Broadway" will begin at 8 p.m. in Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "From Broadway with Love," a pops concert with Grammy Award-winning pianist/conductor John McDaniel, at 7:30 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall.
The Neglia Ballet Artists will perform "An Intimate Evening of Dance" at 8 p.m. in the Flickinger Performing Art Center, Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St. The musical "Annie" will be staged at 2 and 8 p.m. in Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.
HAG Theatre will open "Kissing the Witch" by Emma Donoghue, at 8 p.m. in Hallwalls Black 'n' Blue Theatre, 2495 Main St., Suite 425.
"Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till," by Mamie Till Mobley and David Barr will open at 8 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave. Opening night will also feature an appearance by Mamie Till Mobley.
Also on Stage - "Arsenic and Old Lace," 7 p.m., Western Door Playhouse, Artpark at the Church, 415 Plain St., Lewiston. "Blood Wedding," 7:30 p.m., Irish Classical Theatre Company, Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. "The King and I," 8 p.m., Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. "The Middle of Nowhere," 8 p.m., Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley. "Pageant," 8 p.m., MusicalFare Theatre Company, Daemen Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst.