"Dial M For Murder." 7: 30 p.m. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Production of Frederick Knott’s thriller. 683-1776. lancopera.org. $10-$25. Read Ben Siegel's review here.
"Sophisticated Ladies." 7:30 p.m. Musicalfare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Musical revue about Duke Ellington and his music. $18-$43. musicalfare.com. Read an interview with John Fredo here.
"Frankenstein." 7:30 p.m. Road Less Traveled Productions, 500 Pearl St. Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel. 629-3069. roadlesstraveledproductions.org. $20-$35. Read Melinda Miller's review here.
"It Shoulda Been You." 7:30 p.m. O’Connell & Co., 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. Production of the hit Broadway musical comedy. 848-0800. oconnellandcompany.com. $15-$30. Read Colin Dabkowski's review.
"Mariela in the Desert." 8 p.m. Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. Raíces Theatre Company production of a deadly mystery about what happens to a family when creativity is forced to wither away. 408-0499. $15-$20.
"Steve." 8 p.m. Buffalo United Artists Theater, 1 Curtain Up Alley. A portrait of a group of longtime, theater-loving friends as they navigate facets of midlife and mortality. 886-9239. buffalobua.org. $15-$25. Read Colin Dabkowski's review here.
Ladies Night. 8 p.m. Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. Celebrate the best female musicians in the area with a showcase of talent. 852-3835. babevillebuffalo.com. $5.
A Musical Feast. 8 p.m. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. An evening of music and staged readings from Goethe's "Faust." 878-6011. burchfieldpenney.org. $5-$20.
White Shade. 8 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. A local concoction of rock, blues and alternative music. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $5.
The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party. 9 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Dance the night away to the songs of two of the most iconic bands of the 1980s. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5.
Mike Birbiglia. 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. Heartfelt and funny personal stories mixed with improv to create a one of a kind comedy experience. 853-1211. buffalo.heliumcomedy.com. $25.
Rock, Pop, and 90's Live Band Karaoke. 10 p.m. Studio at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Sing your favorite rock, pop, and alternative songs with a live back. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. Free.
Friday Night Heavy. 11:30 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. The Friday night Mohawk tradition continues with underground heavy metal. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $3.