Explore Niagara Falls and the surrounding region this weekend with live music, an apple festival, fireworks and more!

May 14: Karaoke Thursdays
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
9pm. Sing your heart out to over 90,000 song to choose from! 

May 15: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Nick Spacone.

May 15: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring The Waves w/ A.C. & the Rockets.

May 15: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

May 15: Music Uncorked
Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine St., Lockport / 716-433-3360
7pm. Enjoy wine, local beers, soft beverages and light fare to enjoy while listening to the music of Mr. Max.

May 15: Live Music at The Bakery
Bakery Restaurant & Lounge, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls
9pm. Enjoy live music with USA Band.

May 16: 7th Annual Run with the Rapids 5K ($)
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
7:30am. The unique course, certified accurate by the USA Track & Field Association (Course #NY11005JG) showcases the recent developments in Downtown Niagara Falls along with a scenic view of the Upper Niagara River Rapids. A post-race party will be held from 10am-12pm featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

May 16: Gorge Hiking Series / Devil's Hole
Devil's Hole State Park, Robert Moses Parkway, 4 miles north of the Falls / 716-282-5154
10am-12pm. This hike will feature the natural history of the Niagara Gorge. Topics will include the Great Gorge Route, Niagara Glen, the story of Devil's Hole, unique wildlife and more. Call for more information and registration.

May 16: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Enjoy live music every Saturday, from great local musicians!

May 16: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Julian Burgio.

May 17: Apple Blossom Festival
Newfane Historical Society, 2685 West Creek Rd., Newfane / 716-778-7197
10am-4pm. Enjoy a Country Fair at the farm village museum-barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith, printer, country store and more! Food, music, dancers, crafters, Civil War encampment. Free admission and parking. After, visit the Boardwalk for a free apple dessert!

May 17: Krafts with Kelly ($)
The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 East Lake Rd., Appleton / 716-778-7001
12-3:30pm. Enjoy a new craft each month: glass etching, glass painting, cork wreaths, arm knitting, holiday decorations and more!

May 17: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!
May 20: Ladies Night at The Giacomo Lounge
The Giacomo, 222 First Street, Niagara Falls / 716-299-0200
6pm. Bring your girlfriends and enjoy yourself in a beautiful, relaxing ambiance. Drink specials!

May 20: Mastodon & Clutch with Special Guests Graveyard ($)
The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls / 716-205-8925
6pm. The Missing Link Tour Featuring: Mastodon & Clutch with special guests Graveyard. All ages event; anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA

May 17 - June 14: Niagara Plein Air Painters Exhibit
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
The Niagara Painters Plein Air Group is a network of 20+ professional, experienced, and aspiring artists that find inspiration in the natural wonders, architecture, people, animals, and history of the Niagara Region. This exhibit features the artwork created by member artists in various media. Image: "Niagara In Spring," oil on Canvas, by Ylli Hurani. Open Mon - Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat - Sun. 12-4pm.

May 17 - June 14: The Buffalo Niagara Art Association Spring Show
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
The Buffalo Niagara Art Association is an artistically diverse network of Western New York artists bonded together to promote community understanding and interest in the visual arts. Open Mon - Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat - Sun. 12-4pm.

May 3 - June 7: Extraordinary Forms IV: The Ceramics Legacy of Robert Wood
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. Featuring the ceramic sculptures of Robert Wood, professor and coordinator of the ceramics program at Buffalo State College, along with alumni. Opening reception, Sun, May 3, 2-5 pm. Closed May 23-25, 29 & June 1. Special hours Sat, May 30, 11am-5pm & Sun, May 31, noon-4 pm.