Nickel City Opera is holding its annual fundraising gala dinner at 7 p.m. Monday at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Tickets are $60. There will be a six-course Italian dinner, singing entertainment, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Call 931-0591.
*The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus will hold walk-in auditions from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and 30 and Sept. 6 in St. John's Grace Church (51 Colonial Circle). Enter through the red door at the rear of church. For more information, call 883-1277.
*Auditions for the Cheektowaga Community Chorus will start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in Cleveland Heights Christian Church (4994 Union Road, Cheektowaga). All voices are welcome; Cheektowaga residency is not required. Rehearsals run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 6. To schedule an audition or for more information, call Chris at 998-6392.
*Footlight Productions will hold auditions for the upcoming production of "Guys and Dolls" from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls). Dancers, singers and actors age 16 and older of all ethnic backgrounds are sought. Bring dance shoes and prepare an a cappella song. An accompanist will be provided to callbacks. Be prepared to read from the script. For more information, call 579-5752.
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-- Evonne Austin