Got a rainy day plan? You’ll need it today. Forecasters say a front is coming with thunderstorms, heavy rain, gusty winds and high humidity. Expect highs near 80 and overnight lows in the mid 60s.
Lady Gaga arrives at First Niagara
Flashing screens, holograms, space-age dancers, five elevated satellite stages and lots of costume changes are on the menu as Lady Gaga brings her artRAVE: Artpop Ball Tour to the First Niagara Center at 7 p.m. Critics have been lukewarm, but fans should be dazzled. Tickets ranging from $37.50 to $202.50 are still available.
Glen Miller Orchestra plays Artpark
Music moves indoors at Artpark in Lewiston as the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra plays a 6:30 p.m. concert in the Mainstage Theatre. Current leader (since 2012) is Nick Hilscher, who’s also the male vocalist. Tickets are $24.50 and $29.50.
Plaque notes Wallenda over Niagara Falls
Between the raindrops, a plaque will be dedicated on Goat Island at Niagara Falls to mark daredevil Nik Wallenda’s June 2012 high-wire walk over the Falls. Wallenda and his family, who are performing this summer at Darien Lake amusement park, are expected to attend.
Veterans cemetery in Pembroke
Dozens of veterans from Buffalo, Rochester and places in between will join Sen. Charles E. Schumer at 11 a.m. to take their first tour of the site of the new Western New York Veterans National Cemetery off Route 77 in Pembroke. Schumer also will talk about the critical next step for the cemetery.
Camp Good Days reopens
Camp Good Days and Special Times, the camp for kids with cancer outside the Finger Lakes community of Branchport, reopens today for the first time since a devastating flood last year, thanks to donations and the work of volunteers. Camp officials say the season may be extended to make up for lost weeks at the beginning of the summer.
High schoolers at UB
About a dozen high school students in a summer computing workshop will learn how researchers and doctors are using the latest in information technology to improve health care this morning at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research at 701 Ellicott St. Leading the discussion will be Dr. Peter Winkelstein, executive director of the UB medical school’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics.