Events

With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.



Upcoming Events

Building Buffalo

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
Free; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Mon-Sat, until 8:00 PM Thurs

This new exhibit at the library’s Central branch: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings, focuses on an outstanding collection of rare and exquisitely illustrated books encompassing the history of architecture and landscape design from the late 15th through mid-20th Century. These served as an educational resource and inspiration for generations of architects who created the built treasures Buffalo celebrates today. These are, in short, the books that helped build buildings.

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Out of Sight! Art of the Senses

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Sunday, Feb. 4th
$6 - $12; 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Out of Sight! Art of the Senses brings together contemporary works of art that actively engage with how our bodies meet the wider world through the five basic senses. The artists in this exhibition have created experiences that incorporate viewers into the creative process, inviting them to become fully immersed in art that must be smelled, tasted, heard, and felt.

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Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant-Garde Art

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Saturday, Jan. 6th
M-F: 9 AM-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

Place Relations is a new programming initiative that will take shape as an ongoing exhibition and performance series exploring notions of cultural identity from a variety of places around the world. The inaugural iteration Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant Garde Art features a shifting roster of artists from Israel whose rotating work will be placed in a series of conversations with one another.  In addition to the many full scale gallery installs, there will be additional film screenings and other related programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Friday, Dec. 6th
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Resident Artist Exhibit and Sale

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Friday, Dec. 22nd
Tues-Fri: 10-5 PM, Sat: 10-2 PM

Find your treasure at this sale of works from Buffalo area artists.  Includes a large variety of affordable original artworks in a range of media including painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and more.  Over 100 artworks will fill both galleries as well as the community space and gift shop for this special event.  Check site for times.

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Kerfuffle Before Christmas 2017

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Sunday, Dec. 17th
$35 - $125

Enjoy a night – or all three – at this annual 18+ concert event.  VIP Doors: 5:00, GA: 6:15, Music: 7:10 PM.  Here’s the lineup:

Night 1: New Politics, Bishop Briggs, Barns Courtney.  Night 2: Jimmy Eat World, Borns, Saint Motel.  Night 3: Cold War Kids, AJR, lovelytheband.

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