Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Margo Masur, Marcus Bizzle and Shayna Israel. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Friday, 7 p.m.: “Road to Nowhere: A Brief & Personal History of Alternative Space in the 80’s & 90’s,” written and performed by Ron Ehmke. “Road to Nowhere” is based on Ehmke’s late 1990s monologue trilogy “The Dark Times” with new, never-performed-before material. Performance will be repeated at 7 p.m. Saturday. 9th Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors, $10 Hallwalls members.