Comedy: Lewis Black will bring his unique brand of rant comedy to the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55; for more information, call 225-5000, or visit rbtl.org. For more on the comedian, visit lewisblack.com.
Music: With a name sounding a lot like a “Dick Tracy” character, Nimrod Wildfire is actually the current music outing of ex- Blue Avengers co-founder Bob Miller. With a bit of a British folk/rock feel, Nimrod Wilfire is a guitar-centric, thought-provoking, socially relevant project wrapped in deceptive simplicity. You’ll dig it. Nimrod Wildfire plays Friday, January 25, 9 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point. $3-$5. lovincup.com.
Theater: Blackfriars Theatre (795 E. Main St.) will kick off its staging of David Mamet's hilarious play, "A Life in the Theatre" tonight at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through February 10, and tickets are $17-$27 For more information, visit blackfriars.org, or call 454-1260.
Music: How can you say no to a sitar? That’s right you can’t, and shouldn’t, so head on down to Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, abilenebarandlounge.com) to check out Family Funktion and the Sitar Jams and its psychedelic jamming. Music starts at 10 p.m., cover runs $5-$8, and the Pat Maloney Syndrome opens the night up at 9 p.m.
Film: New movies opening this week include “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Movie 43,” “Parker,” “Rust and Bone.” For more information on specific films and showtimes, check them out on our site here.
Music: Boy, the month sure has gone fast, and we’ve reached the last Friday of January, which can only mean one thing: the Last Friday Jazz Heritage Series with Dr. Carl Atkins and Culture Clash. Head on down to the Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., thebaobab.org) at 7 p.m. tonight to check it out, tickets costs $10.
Art: The Memorial Art Gallery's Lockhart Gallery (500 University Ave.) will open a new show, "Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG," today. The show includes artwork by artists who participated in the 1913 avant-garde Armory Art Show in New York City. The show continues through May 12; see it today 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5-$12. For more info, call 276-8900, or visit rochester.mag.edu. Through May 12. In Lockhart Gallery. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Thu. Open school break hours Tue Feb 19 and Apr 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Music: Have that music really count, and head on down to the Benefit for Chris Mould featuring Project Weather Machine, The Tim Herron Corporation, and the Buddhahood, all tonight at the Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St., 232-1520 Doors open at 8 p.m., call for any more info you might need.
Art: Select studios in the Hungerford Building (1115 E. Main St.) will participate in an "Art of the Steal" Building Wide Clearance Sale today and tomorrow, 11 a.m.- p.m. Artists' and artisans' gently used materials, supplies, tools, equipment, reference materials, as well as select framed and unframed artwork, will be on clearance. Admission is free of charge. For more information, call 233-5645or visit thehungerford.com.