"ForeFront" at the Terrace at Delaware Park
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 199 Lincoln Parkway. Tickets are $35 or $60 per pair; details here.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Terrace, one of Buffalo’s most buzzworthy new destinations, here’s an opportunity: ForeFront, a fundraiser for the YWCA of Western New York, will feature the work of many local female artists, from the late painter of strange dreamscapes Jackie Felix to the dripping, boldly colored orbs of Ani Hoover. The event is in partnership with Resource:Art. - Colin Dabkowski
Lavell Crawford performs at Helium
Lavell Crawford might be better known as Huell Babineaux, Saul Goodman's deadly serious bodyguard on "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," but his standup comedy resume is deep, with a trail of laughs from the Comedy Central special “Can a Brother Get Some Love?” and as a competitor on "Last Comic Standing." He's appearing in six shows over four nights. - Andrew Galarneau
Women's Direct: Lucrecia Martel at Hallwalls
7 p.m. at 341 Delaware Ave. $8 for general public, $6 for seniors and students, $5 for Hallwalls members.
Women directors are vastly underrepresented in local and national screenings. Hallwalls, ever the progressive institution, is out to change this with its “Women Direct” series.
Next up is “La Cienaga,” Argentine director Lucrecia Martel's highly praised debut, about “a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel.”
Other filmmakers in the series include Kelly Reichardt, Sofia Coppola and Julie Dash. - Colin Dabkowski