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With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Buffalo Winterfest and Powder Keg Festival in February, to the Taste of Buffalo, the Elmwood Festival of the Arts, the National Buffalo Wing Festival, and the National Garden Festival (which features America's largest garden walk) in the summer, our events bring in visitors from all over the world. 


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Saturday Jan 31, 2015

Buffalo Wine About Winter Festival

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Connecticut Street Armory
  • Address: 184 Connecticut Ave, Buffalo, NY
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Let's face it: winters here are long. This year it started in November with a big snow storm and it will continue through April before we get nice, warm weather again. We can sit around complaining about it or we can get together and "Wine" about it. We choose the latter!  We invite you to the "Wine About Winter" Festival. This event will feature wine sampling and food, some music and a lots of friends . Perfect for a "wine" festival.

Buffalo Winter Beer Brewfest

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Connecticut Street Armory 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo NY 14213.
  • Address: 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
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The Buffalo Winter Brewfest is an indoor event hosting a wide variety of beers. Upon entering the Armory you'll be surrounded with delicious craft beers from all over New York state and beyond. Use your complimentary glass to get unlimited samples of different brews. Mingle with brewers and representatives, listen to music from our band, shop the vendors, eat and most importantly enjoy! The Buffalo Winter Brewfest is a true celebration of craft beer. There's no better way to spend a cold wint...

Fleetwood Mac

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac have confirmed they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their ON WITH THE SHOW tour. Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence.

Larkinville’s Inaugural Ice Festival

Capitalizing on the growing enthusiasm for winter related activities, the Ice Festival is the perfect way to our newfound love of "ice" to another level. But instead of simply skating on it, artisans will be creating works of art out of clear, cold blocks. Visitors will be able to check out all of the handcrafted creations, while fueling up with a number of coinciding frosty activities, demonstrations and talks. The Ice Festival will take place at the three following locations: T...

Artisan Market in the Winter Village

Take a break from the skates and shop local! Artisans and merchants will be set up Thursdays-Sundays throughout the winter season at the Ice at Canalside! Up to 5 local vendors* will be set up in the Winter Village, next to the ice bike rentals.

Ben Vereen

Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer Ben Vereen starred in the original Broadway productions of Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar. He is legendary for his turns on stage and screen in projects as diverse as All That Jazz, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Hair and Wicked.

House & Hip Hop

Some of the leading contributors to Buffalo's underground music, fashion, art and nightlife scenes, have teamed up to bring you a night of fun and entertainment. Preferred Werk, a local up and coming streetwear brand is throwing the party and providing music from their collective of talented young artists. You may have caught a set by DJs Parks, Stature, Squints, or Cool Cully at a local event or nightclub. These guys set themselves apart with unique blend of electronic dance music and gritty hi...

Just Rave 3.5

Just Rave 3.5 is taking over both Waiting Room AND The Studio (upstairs) for one epic night of Electronic Music! Bass, Trap, House, Trance and more!

Larkin Author Series Presents: Ethan Cox

The Larkin Square Author Series welcomes Ethan Cox on January 31st from 1:15-2pm at the Filling Station Restaurant next to Larkin Square. Author of the upcoming book, Buffalo Beer: a History of Brewing in the Nickel City by Mike Rizzo and Ethan Cox. Ethan Cox is one of the founders of Community Beer Works. Community Beer works is now operating a satellite brewery across the street from Larkin Square in the Hydraulic Hearth. Buffalo has a rich history of beer brewing, learn more in this talk a...

Parade Chic

After Dark presents, Parade Chic, Smart House, Sheds

Sweet Peggy O'Neil Opening at (716) GAL-LERY

Honor a neighborhood native-turned international superstar Legend has it that singing siren “Sweet” Peggy O’Neil, who rose from her Seneca Street home in Buffalo’s Hydraulics District to international fame from Chicago and Broadway to London and Paris, was the first person interviewed on live television.  From O’Neil’s performances at St. Patrick’s School on Emslie Street to earning superstar status on some of the world’s greatest stages, O&rs...

Wayne Brady

The multi Daytime Emmy Award-winning Wayne Brady has been cracking audiences up for decades with his quick witted improvisational comedy on the hit show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and more recently on the CBS relaunch of the classic game show Let’s Make a Deal. Take this opportunity to spend an evening being charmed by this old-fashioned all-around great performer.

Winter Market on Hertel

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Winter Market on Hertel
  • Address: 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216
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The Winter Market on Hertel will include the two permanent businesses plus Alpine Made (South Wales), Biscotti for Everybotti (Buffalo), Prudom Farms (Middleport), Public Espresso & Coffee (Buffalo), BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery (Buffalo) and T-Meadow Farm (Lockport), and intermittently Chateau Buffalo (Buffalo), Fetch! Dog Treats (Cheektowaga), JJ's Jams (Buffalo), Plato Dale Farm (Arcade) and Sandy's Dandies (Buffalo). Additional vendors may still be added.

Winter Wonderland

Bring the family down for free pony rides, a petting zoo, "Snow Queen" brought to you by Fairytales Delievered, Live Animal Show (starts at 1pm)- Featuring Jarod Miller TV show host of 'Animal Exploration' and 'Great Amerian Dog'. Meet and greet Jarod after the show and so much more!

Ice Skating @ Canalside

Lace up your skates for The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York! Whether you're on your lunch break, on a date, with family, or with friends you'll love to take a spin on the Canals on Downtown Buffalo's Waterfront! Admission: Ages 13 and over: $5 Ages 6-12: $3 Ages 5 and under: Free Skate Rentals: $3 (sizes range from a child 9 to an adult 13) Skate Sharpening: $4 Locker Rental:$3 (limited availability) (Please check ahead on Facebook...

Ice Skating @ Rotary Rink

Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza is a free and open-to-the-public ice rink in Downtown Buffalo. The rink allows all members of the community to enjoy free ice skating throughout the winter season. Rotary Rink is a weather dependent Rink. If the temperature reaches 45 Degrees, please call (716) 854-RINK or (716) 856-3150 before you come Downtown to skate. Support Rotary Rink by visiting our Concession Stand - snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

Snake in the Grass

  • January 31, 2015 - January 31, 2015
  • Location: Marie Maday Theatre in Lyon's Hall
  • Address: 2068 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208

Play by Alan Ackbourn presented by Red Theatre, starring Eileen Dugan, Pamela Rose Mangus, Adria Ryan.

Family Furniture

Amid the gin and tonics, vichyssoise, and tennis doubles of Buffalo's summer scene, siblings Nick and Peggy must confront their mother's possible infidelity, their father's apparent indifference, and their own increasingly complicated love lives. FAMILY FURNITURE is a coming-of-age-tale of one certain summer when everything shifts.

The Lion in Winter

A battle royale! It is Christmas Day in the year 1183 at the castle in Chinon, France. A grand battle brews as King Henry II of England and his wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine square off to determine which of their three sons will inherit the throne. Replete with palace intrigues and wicked scheming, the play is a sheer delight with its dangerous, bawdy humor and razor-sharp wit. Goldman's celebrated and popular Broadway play stars Vincent O'Neill and Josephine Hogan as the passionate and matc...

Songs for the New World

This Broadway offering tells the stories and characters of "today". Intensely personal, highly dramatic songs range from country-ish stories to gospel-tinged wails, and from pop-colored romps to solo pieces of concentrated personal revelation or slightly offbeat comedy. The story transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters. With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, ...

The Graduate

  • January 31, 2015 - February 14, 2015
  • Location: Alleyway Theatre
  • Address: One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Venue: Alleyway Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb, and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry directed by Todd Warfield featuring Tyler Brown and Constance Caldwell Benjamin's got excellent grades, proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 1960's, now Benjamin's hilarious sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life on stage. Suitable for adults...

A Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

Meet Walt Disney - violent, virulent, and desperate for immortality. Join him and his long-suffering brother Roy as they stage a table read of the screenplay that will set the record straight once and for all about Walt's dreams of founding the Happiest Place On Earth (a city where problems don't exist, or at least are whisked promptly out of sight) and his status as "one of the most important people who ever lived."


January 28-31, February 4-7, 11-14 & 18-21 Inside the Botanical Gardens! *Doors will not open until 6pm. Guest passes and coupons are not valid Lumagination. Tickets go on sale January 12, 2015. All new for 2015! Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Botanical Gardens lit up with amazing light displays, creative designs and interactive features! Check our website for more info

Josh Blue

Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the endearment of the country as the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. Josh has appeared as a regular guest star on "Mind of Mencia," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and made a standout guest appearance on "Comics Unleashed."


  • January 31, 2015 - February 08, 2015
  • Location: Theatre of Youth (TOY)
  • Address: 203 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201
  • Venue: Theatre of Youth (TOY)
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
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CRASH is a rare glimpse into the mind of a bully. Crash Coogan has been a tough guy since first grade, picking on his dweeby upbeat neighbor, Penn Ward. Now in seventh grade, Penn becomes an even better target: wearing funky used clothes and joining the cheerleading squad. But as Crash becomes a star football player, he still can't get what Penn has; his parents' attention and the admiration of the most gorgeous girl in school. When tragedy strikes Crash's beloved grandfather, he no longer sees ...

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