Alter Bridge. 8 p.m. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. Rock radio titans perform in one of the best live hard rock acts in the business. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. $27.50-$32. Read interview here.
Marco Benevento. 9 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Eclectic multi-instrumentalist and songwriter performs experimental jazz and rock flavored tunes. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $15
Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. Are you Buffalo's next big comic sensation? Prove it every Tuesday at Helium Comedy Club's open mic. 853-1211. buffalo.heliumcomedy.com. Free.
Italian Cultural Night. 6 p.m. International Institute, 864 Delaware Ave. Enjoy an Italian cooking demo and music from Nickel City Opera. 883-1900. iibuff.org. $25-$80.