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

Thursday, Jan. 18th - 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

Thursday, Jan. 18th - 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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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Thursday, Jan. 18th - Saturday, Jan. 18th
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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Ice Bikes at Canalside

Thursday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 18th
$12; Thurs: 4-7PM, Fri: 4-10PM, Sat: 10AM-10PM, Sun: 12-7PM

Canalside’s exclusive attraction, Ice Bikes of Buffalo™, combines bicycle riding with ice skating! Ice Bikes are a perfect activity for people who are not comfortable ice skating or for those just looking for a fun and unique way to navigate the Ice at Canalside!  Come on out and give it a try!

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The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint

Thursday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
Free; M-F: 12-5 PM, Sat & Sun: 2-5 PM

The Kenan Center kicks off the 2018 gallery schedule with a solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist.

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Picturing Niagara

Thursday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 25th
$15; Tues-Sun: 10-5PM, Fri: 10-10PM

 

The beauty and power of Niagara Falls has come to symbolize the country’s distinct natural heritage. Many artists made pilgrimages to the site in an attempt to capture its awe-inspiring majesty.  In this exhibition, artist Stephen Hannock’s recent gift to the Albright-Knox, The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing, will be joined by additional historical and contemporary interpretations of the natural wonder drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.

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