5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Statler City (107 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $35 pre-sale or $45 at the door. VIP passes run for $60. Event is 21+, and there is no valet parking this year.
Cross several items off your bucket list in one fell swoop, as Unyts' fundraiser allows guests to experience virtual reality, face their fears, walk the red carpet and get an airbrush tattoo at stations inside the Statler.
An open bar and music from Party of Nine add to the atmosphere. - Ben Tsujimoto
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An Evening with the Celebrity Housewives
8 p.m. in Seneca Niagara's Bear's Den Showroom (310 4th St., Niagara Falls). Tickets start at $75, at senecacasinos.com.
Teresa Giudice, Ashley Darby and Brandi Glanville will be on hand for an intimate chat and behind-the-scenes look at the hit reality show. Expect interviews, an audience Q&A and plenty of gossip. Get your wine glass ready.
The housewives stick around for another night, hosting the same event at 8 p.m. April 28. - Mary Kunz Goldman
8 p.m. in Shea's Buffalo Theatre (646 Main St.). Tickets begin at $67. Production continues at Shea's through May 6.
An updated production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” touches down once again at Shea’s ahead of the arrival of its 2010 sequel, “Love Never Dies.” The record-setting Broadway production is now in its 29th year, having minted legions of theater fans.
It is especially resonant in Buffalo, because of the decade-long run at the Pantages Theatre (now the Ed Mirvish Theatre) in Toronto. - Colin Dabkowski
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