Weekend in Buffalo
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 16:03
For the witches and wizards:
What: Harry PotterMovie Trivia
Where: Pan-American Grill & Brewery, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, N.Y., 14203
When: Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Think you’re a real fan of the Harry Potter series? Test your knowledge this Sunday at the Pan-American Grill & Brewery with the S. Thomas Group. The S. Thomas Group organizes local nightlife and entertainment events in the Buffalo area, including Harry Potter trivia, Seinfeld trivia and table tennis tournaments. This particular trivia night will focus its questions on the first and fourth installments of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Bring your wands and drink your Butterbeer responsibly!
For the competitive comics:
What: Buffalo ComedySportz
Where: Buffalo ComedySportz Arena, Snyder Square – Lower Level, 4476 Main St. Amherst, N.Y. 14226
When: Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
The first week back from spring break can be gloomy, especially for those returning from sun and sand to snowflakes and space heaters. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up this weekend, Buffalo ComedySportz’s “act-letes” will do their best to have you laughing – especially because their own success depends on it. Buffalo ComedySportz blends competition with comedy, providing a show similar to the famous improv television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, where the comics compete against each other for the most points and the most laughs. It’s only $10 to attend, so grab some friends, head over to the Arena and be prepared to think comically – you may even be called on to help out with the show.
For the hardcore moshers:
What: The Devil Wears Prada featuring As I Lay Dying
Where: Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. Buffalo, N.Y. 14203
When: Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
Prepare for Town Ballroom to explode. Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada will be making a stop at Town Ballroom tonight with As I Lay Dying as well as bands For Today and The Chariot. The full metalcore lineup is sure to keep audiences moshing and moving, so get there early if you want a good spot. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and the show is open to all ages.
For the cynical theater buff:
What: Cannibal! The Musical
Where: Buffalo East Theater, 1410 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209
When: Through March 30, 8 p.m.
The name Trey Parker resonates. He’s the co-creator for Comedy Central’s South Park and Broadway sensation The Book of Mormon, but before all that, he created Cannibal! The Musical. The 1993 black comedy independent film was written, directed, produced, co-scored and starred Trey Parker who, at the time, studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Today, the Theatre Jugend Company is taking the hit film and bringing it to Buffalo. Drew McCabe, a co-founder of Theatre Jugend, told The Buffalo News he was interested in Cannibal since he was in college himself, and it was the first musical he aspired to direct. So take a trip downtown and treat yourself to a night of the mind behind South Park before the show existed. Respect that authoritah.