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Things to do in Western New York: May 13

"Stellaluna" by Theatre of Youth

2 p.m. at Allendale Theatre (203 Allen St.).

It may not be every child’s fantasy to be raised by birds, but that’s the impressively bizarre premise of “Stellaluna,” the latest offering from Buffalo’s premiere children’s theater company.

By an unfortunate sequence of events, the title character finds her way to a bird’s nest, where the mother bird agrees to raise her on a few conditions: “She is to sleep at night, not hang upside down, and eat worms and insects.” Lessons about open-mindedness ensue. - Colin Dabkowski

Buffalo theaters set the stage for a busy spring

"Carmina Burana" performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

2:30 to 5 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle). Tickets range from $36 to $86 and may be purchased here.

Trust us, you've heard Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." Specifically, you have heard "O Fortuna," its opening chorus, blasted in movies, usually during a medieval battle scene.

Hearing it in person in Kleinhans Music Hall, starring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is a new experience. Plus, you'll hear a new trumpet concerto by Finnish composer Jaakko Kuusisto, with the BPO's Alex Jokipii as soloist. - Mary Kunz Goldman

Sunday Funday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1285 Elmwood Ave. Cost is $5 per family.

Sunday is Family Fun Day once a month at the Albright-Knox. Admission is just $5 a family, and the day is full of activities for kids and the grown-ups with them.

On May 13, the fun includes a drop-in family art activity from 1 to 3 p.m.; a public gallery tour at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and an ArtCart interactive event from 2-3 p.m. called "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective." - Mary Kunz Goldman

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