"Things to Do" is a new daily series from The News' Gusto staff, with three event suggestions in the Buffalo area for each day.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Perks Cafe (777 Main St.). A free latte-art training class, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., precedes the competition.
Coffee professionals and creative amateurs can test their latte art skills by pouring their best foamed-milk works of art, for judging by a panel of three latte experts. Nut milks will be donated by Elmhurst, while Overwinter Coffee will provide the espresso. The winner gets an assortment of coffee equipment and coffee beans. Both the class and the competition are free. - Andrew Galarneau
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Albright Knox (1300 Elmwood Ave.). Cost is $20 for the public, $5 for college students.
Violas and violins sharing the stage with accordions and air raid sirens? It will happen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The concert pays tribute to the wildly experimental Weimar Republic. Music by Hindemith, Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and cabaret master Kurt Weill explores that historic time in Germany between the two World Wars. The Chamber Players are artists-in-residence at the Albright-Knox. - Mary Kunz Goldman
Community Discussion on Educator Diversity
With The News' Rod Watson and WBFO's Eileen Buckley, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at WNED/WBFO studios (140 Lower Terrace). Free to attend, but register at the Eventbrite page.
What is the state of educator diversity in Buffalo? That's the topic explored by newspaper columnist Rod Watson and radio news reporter Eileen Buckley. Community members are invited to ask questions. For those unable to attend but still interested in the topic, the discussion will be streamed on WBFO's Facebook page at 6 p.m. - Ben Tsujimoto