Curtain Up! 2005 performances start at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley. 852-2600
"Columbus" - As governor of his own colony, Christopher Columbus searches his heart. $30.
Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, North Campus, Amherst. 645-ARTS
Configuration Dance Co. - Combines classical dance with avant-garde contemporary choreography. $20 general; $15 students/seniors
Irish Classical Theatre Co., 625 Main St. 853-4282
"Amadeus" - Reveals the spiritual struggle of mediocre court composer Salieri. $30 to $40
Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions, Marie Maday Theatre, Canisius College, 2001 Main St. 629-8548
"The Smell of the Kill" - Three malicious housewives and their miserable husbands put on a show. $8 to $12
Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. 829-7668
"Man of La Mancha" - "When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?"
Miguel De Cervantes and his fictional knight Don Quixote $12 to $36
Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 683-1776
"Cabaret" - The Kit Kat Club never looks this good. $14 to $16
MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst
"If Love Were All" - The friendship between Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence comes to life. $28 to $32.
New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park. 853-1334
"Jesus Hopped the A Train" - The prison system goes terribly wrong. $15 to $20
O'Connell & Company at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 839-3949
"Buffalo Zings! Hot, Tedium and Wild!" - Songs, skits and satire. $25
Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. 884-2013
"What Good Old Days?" - Pearl Bailey meets Moms Mabley. $26
Shea's Smith Theatre, 660 Main St. 847-0850
"Pat Shea: On Broadway Live!" - An evening of hits from Broadway's biggest shows. $25
Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. 856-5650
"Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show" - Featuring 38 songs by the man in black. $25 to $58.
Uptown Theater, 3165 Bailey Ave. 316-5201
"Relationships" - A series of five mini-plays. $15
CEPA Gallery, 617 Main St., Market Arcade. 856-2717
"Visions of Greater Buffalo" - One hundred photos taken by Western New York's VIPs (Very Interesting People) 7 p.m. to midnight. Free
Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 617 Main St. 626-9613
"A Night of Casual Comedy" - Join Western New York native Tom Irwin and three of his funny friends: Jeff Capri, Tim Jones and Eugene Mirman. $25
Empire State College Virgina Wright Gallery, Market Arcade
"An Exhibition of Regenerate Art" - The voice of local artists addresses quality of life issues faced by Erie County residents. 7 p.m. Free
Club Marcella, 622 Main St. 847-6850
"My Fair Lady" - Ten years of female impersonation. Free outdoor show at 10:30 p.m.
- Jane Kwiatkowski