Back in the ’90s, Rolling Stone called Florida State University student Bert Kreischer “the top partier … (at) the top party school in the U.S.” The story became the inspiration for the 2002 film “Van Wilder,” while Kreischer kept the fun going with reality TV shows and stand-up comedy. His comedy resembles a party too, as Kreischer often delivers his jokes bar…

The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Niagara Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Enjoy everything fishing at this expansive show. 278-2100. ccfny.com. $10 "42nd Street." 2 and 8 p.m. at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. Broadway touring production of classic musical.  847-1410. sheas.org. $25-$65. "Groun…

Steve Trevino 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. Famed comic and star of his own Netflix special. 853-1211. $20-$28. "Grounded." 7:30 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. A one-woman show about a F-16 fighter pilot who is grounded and retrained to fly drones in the Middle East. 829-7668. kavinokytheatre.com. $38-$42. "Dial M For Murder." 7:30 …

Sha Na Na. 3 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Doo-Wop icons from "Grease" perform their third night in Niagara Falls. (888) 325-5788. $25 and up. Tokyo Police Club. 7 p.m. Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Canadian indie-rock band with an upbeat, Strokes-esque style. 849-1000. $18. Kasador. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Ma…

"Singin' in the Rain." 2 and 7 p.m. at Elmwood Regal, Transit and Quaker Crossing. A 60th anniversary screening of beloved musical starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. $12.50. Sha Na Na. 3 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Doo-Wop singers from "Grease." (888) 325-5788. fallsviewcasinoresort.com. $25 and…

Tig Notaro's recently announced tour will include a stop at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). Known for her takes on the darker slices of life, the Mississippi-born entertainer has made a number of national appearances over the years, including features on "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Conan" and "This American Life." Recently, the Los Angeles-b…

Bubba Bradley has worked many interesting jobs in his life – including biker bar bouncer and security guard at Yellowstone National Park – but his current favorite gig is telling jokes. The comedian will perform two shows at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse on Jan. 21. Thanks to his unique job history, Bradley has plenty of material to pull from onstage as he weaves stories…

The Faust Project: Artist Presentation. 4:30 p.m. Just Buffalo Writing Center, 468 Washington St. Playwright Neil Wechsler and composer Nathan Heidelberger discuss their ongoing collaboration. For students age 12 to 18. 832-5400. justbuffalo.org. Free. Sha Na Na. 3 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Famed doo-wop group noted…

I was on the road this past week. I don’t know if it’s still called "the road" when you fly into town. I was stuck in my hotel room most of the weekend without a car. Anyway, I was out of town. I landed in Albany on Thursday for four nights at the FunnyBone, a 300-plus capacity club in the middle of a gigantic mall. I previously hosted here for the club's opening we…

Buffalo On Tap. Noon to 9 p.m. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. A celebration of craft beer with 150-plus craft beers from more than 75 breweries. 855-5555. $35-$60. Winter Trails Snowshoe Walk. 1 to 3 p.m. Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston. Join the Buffalo Audubon Society in this walk through nature. 754-4375. Free, but pre-registration required (em…

Book Fair. 10 a.m. Buffalo Center, 1014 Delaware Ave. Find exactly what reads you’ve been missing at this Buffalo book fair. Free. Flamenco Night. 7 p.m. PAUSA Art House. 19 Wadsworth St. 697-9069. With the Paul Kozlowski Quartet. $7 general, $5 with valid student ID. Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 Main St., East Aur…

Actor, comedian and author Billy Crystal will make a rare local appearance when he performs April 12 and 13 at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont. The Tony and Emmy-award winning Crystal will shares stories from his lengthy career that includes roles in the hit movies "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers" and as the voice of Mike in the popular animated…

I write from a hotel room bed. Sometimes I frantically type on my phone. Other times I write while driving, recording ideas as voice memos. I am a stand-up comic, or a comedian when I want to sound more formal. I grew up in North Buffalo, with my four younger brothers and lived there for most of my life. The first time I tried this thing called stand-up comedy I was 18.…

The Tommy Z Band. 9 p.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Buffalo radio host and blues musician.  748-8128. $5. Lance Drake. 9 p.m. Ukrainian American Civic Center. 205 Military Road. Acoustic performance from local artist. 877-7200. Free. Fresh: Series 2. BT&C Gallery. 1250 Niagara St. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit features work by Avye Alexandr…

First Night Buffalo. 5 p.m. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Ring in the New Year with an all ages friendly event featuring entertainment and family fun. 855-5555. $10-$12. Clue Year's Eve. 6 and 9 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, Boulevard Mall, 1265 Niagara Falls Blvd. Early event has screening of the movie "Clue" at 7 p.m. and champagne toas…