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With winter weather sticking around through April, stepping out can be difficult.

As we approach the end of the semester and finals, The Spectrum compiled a list of events and shows across campus and throughout Buffalo to get you out and moving this April.

The Zodiaque Dance Company Spring Program

Thursday, April 5 - Sunday, April 8

In its 44th season, the Zodiaque Dance Company will take the stage at the Center for the Arts April 5 through April 8. The company consists of students as well as various guest dancers.

Working off of its slogan “versatility matters,” the Zodiaque Dance Company continues to be a diverse force in UB’s theatre and dance department with showings exemplifying a mix of genres in dance, choreography and music.

Tickets are at the CFA ticket office as well as online at Ticketfly.

Wolf Alice and The Big Pink at Town Ballroom

Friday, April 6

On the heels of the 2017 LP “Vision of a Life,” UK rockers Wolf Alice will perform at Town Ballroom on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. The Grammy nominated group will be supported by London rockers The Big Pink, culminating in an evening of rhythmic beats mixed with electronic rock.

Tickets are on sale now at Tickeyfly for the event.

Steve Martin, Martin Short and the Steep Canyon Rangers at Shea’s Performing Arts Centre

Thursday, April 12

On and off the stage, Steve Martin and Martin Short have amassed a body of work throughout 30-year careers worth boasting about. From “SNL” to feature films and stand-up performances, Martin and Short have become some of the most popular household names in comedy.

The pair of comics will head to Shea’s in downtown Buffalo April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Town Ballroom

Saturday, April 21

Singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon will perform at Town Ballroom on April 21 in support of his solo effort “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness,” after previously performing in Something Corporate as well as Jack’s Mannequin.

McMahon released two studio albums under his “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness” solo moniker, most recently 2017’s “Zombies on Broadway.”

Tickets are available online through McMahon’s website and Ticketfly.

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd, The Helium Comedy Club

Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

From the drawing board to the stage, stand-up comedian and former “SNL” writer and cast member Colin Quinn will embark on his first stand-up tour in seven years, stopping at Buffalo’s Helium Comedy Club from April 26 through April 28.

The comic recently wrapped up two one-man shows both on Broadway and off-Broadway directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and is streaming on Netflix with “Colin Quinn: A New York Story.”

Brian Evans is the asst. arts editor and can be reached at and @BrianEvansSpec