Culture is canceled tonight.
Unless you're an ABBA fan, that is.
Ahead of Friday night's expectedly nasty storm, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is postponing the planned opening of its exhibition "Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls" as well as its members' meeting. Hallwalls Curator John Massier wrote in an email announcing the postponement that this marks the first time in his 17 years at the organization that it has preemptively canceled an opening.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center's free Second Friday slate of events is also canceled, as are extended hours at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which now closes at 5 p.m.
O'Connell and Company's production of "An Act of God," which opened Thursday, has also been scrapped for the evening. Same goes for Starlight Studio and Gallery's exhibition opening for "Structure, Scrape, Utensil," which has been postponed until Jan. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
But as of 1 p.m., the Kavinoky Theatre is still going ahead with Friday's performance of "Mamma Mia!" The theater's managing director Loraine O'Donnell said that it would only cancel a performance if local authorities issue a driving ban.