March Event Guide | Paul Reiser, Contact Improv, Maple Tapping, Big Cat Videos, Mermaids, and More

To “march” means to move steadily forward in a rhythmic fashion… and we have certainly been “marching” out of winter.  Daylight savings time has sprung ahead, and spring is right around the corner.  This event roundup will get you moving (contact improv), laughing (Paul Reiser), and tasting (A Taste of Maple) your way into the new season! 

Comedy: Paul Reiser

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
1300 Elmwood Ave 
March 17 | 8 PM
$38-68 | Tickets

Voted by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time, Paul Reiser brings his finely tuned stand up set to Buffalo.  If you haven’t already, check out this  WNY SOUNDSTAGE podcast interview with Paul Reiser here.  

Event: Unknowing: An Evening of Dance Improvisation

St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church 
51 Colonial Circle 
March 17 | 8 PM
$10 | Tickets 

An improvised form of partner dance, contact improv celebrates the unknown.  See Mission Improvable’s work at St. John’s, and maybe attend a future class yourself!  Check out this interview with Nancy Hughes of Mission Improvable.  

Theater: The Little Mermaid

Photo: Historic Palace Theatre Lockport

Historic Palace Theater
2 East Ave., Lockport, NY 
March 17-19

Go ‘under the sea’ this weekend in Lockport with The Little Mermaid.   This production stars Anna Fernandez as Ariel, Kris Bartolomeo as Prince Eric, and Joe Russi as sea witch Ursula. Check out this production of the Disney® favorite, before the live action version hits cinemas.

Event: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Delaware Avenue
March 19 | 2 PM

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade returns to downtown Buffalo.  Bundle up, put on some green, and celebrate the day.  Sláinte!

Filming Clouded Leopard cub rehabilitation. Photo by Felis Images.

Event: National Geographic Live – Sandesh Kadur: Wild Cats of India

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
March 21 | 7 PM
$17- $62 | Tickets

BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Fellow Sandesh Kadur shares his captivating images and videos of cats in their natural habitats.  At this special event, audiences will get a close-up glimpse into the fascinating world of wild cats they’ve never seen before. 

Concert: Unplugged: A Tribute to MTV

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street
March 24 | 7 PM Doors
$15 Presale Tickets | $20 DOS (Ages 18+) | Tickets

The grunge movement gets the unplugged treatment in this concert at Town Ballroom.  Hear acoustic covers of some of the biggest songs of the 90’s, inspired by the hit television show. 

Event: Tap into Maple and A Taste of Maple 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
March 25
Tap into Maple: 1 PM – 4 PM, Free for members, $10-12 non-members
A Taste of Maple: 4PM – 7PM, $25 members, $30 non-members

Two great events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  The family-friendly Tap into Maple features guided tours of the Maple History Trail, Tree tapping demonstrations, and other fun maple themed activities.  Your inner foodie will be satiated at A Taste of Maple, where folks can sample dishes from Dirty Bird, Kith and Kin, Fat Bobs, Southern Junction, Sunshine Vegan Eats, and Buffalo Bros Burgers, as well as different grades of Maple Syrup.

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