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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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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Chocolate Affair

Lots and lots of chocolate and dessert samples. Chocolate wine, chocolate beer tastings, chocolate giveaways, music, and more! A girls night out with friends, co-workers, mom, daughter, and sister!  

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.

Winter Orchids 2015

This new exhibit will celebrate amazing orchids! Along with our fantastic collection of cymbidiums, we will showcase beautiful and colorful orchids in bloom throughout the Gardens. Special features include artistic window displays to demonstrate how easy it is to grow orchids in your home, informal Q&As with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and an additional Award Winning Orchid Display on the final weekend, February 28-March 1. Indulge in some eye candy… Orchids Winter 2015!

Adventures in Buffalo History, lecture series

THE GRAIN ELEVATORS OF BUFFALO HARBOR Speaker: Brad Hahn Invented by Buffalo merchant Joseph Dart in 1842, grain elevators quickly became the most prominent buildings in Buffalo’s early skyline, competing only with church steeples. In the early 1900s, the revolutionary construction of reinforced concrete silos attracted attention from archi-tects around the world. Today, while many of the grain elevators no longer store grain, a re-newed interest and appreciation has emerged in Buffalo. Th...

Reverend Horton Heat with Dale Watson & Rosie Flores

ESI Events presents, Reverend Horton Heat with Dale Watson and Rosie Flores at the Tralf!

Tablescapes

  • January 29, 2015
  • Location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens
  • Address: 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043
  • Venue: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

You are cordially invited to attend the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 8th Tablescapes Enjoy a three-hour complimentary bar, endless hors d'oeuvres, and scrumptious desserts while you shop the night away! Tablescapes will feature imaginative table displays from some of Buffalo's finest designers, florists, restaurants, shops, and cultural organizations.

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 29, 2015 - January 31, 2015
  • Location: Marie Maday Theatre in Lyon's Hall
  • Address: 2068 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208
  • ltclub@canisius.edu

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

Wellness Walks

Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy, guided outdoor walk on our beautiful and accessible trails! 

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...

King Ridiculous

Neil Mahar and John Farallo, two of Buffalos prominent underground artists and members of the College Street Gallery Co-Op and Art Institute of Pittsburgh alumni, present their new show, “King Ridiculous”. A series of images created out of a shear love of creation, unpretentious art that glorifies the beauty of simplicity and humor, and transformed the mundane into the Fantastic!

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 29, 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."

Lumagination

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 www.buffalogardens.com

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."

Friday Jan 30, 2015

CRASH

Crash Coogan has been a tough guy since 1st grade, picking on dweeby neighbor Penn Ward. Now in 7th grade, Penn becomes an even better target: wearing funky clothes and becoming a cheerleader. But as Crash becomes a star football player, he still can't get what Penn has; his parents' attention and the admiration of the prettiest girl in school. When tragedy strikes Crash's grandfather, he stops seeing the fun in pranks and realizes there are greater things in life. Generations of middle school ...

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.

Winter Orchids 2015

This new exhibit will celebrate amazing orchids! Along with our fantastic collection of cymbidiums, we will showcase beautiful and colorful orchids in bloom throughout the Gardens. Special features include artistic window displays to demonstrate how easy it is to grow orchids in your home, informal Q&As with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and an additional Award Winning Orchid Display on the final weekend, February 28-March 1. Indulge in some eye candy… Orchids Winter 2015!

Alan Parsons Live Project with BPO

Alan Parsons started his career at London's Abbey Road Studios. As a sound engineer, he worked on the final two Beatles albums and made his name working on the classic Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon." After many successful experiences in album production for an array of artists, he formed the Alan Parsons Project in 1975. The group released a string of critically acclaimed albums in the 1970s and 1980s. Their major hit, "Sirius," served as the theme for the Chicago B...

Buffalo Bandits vs. Minnesota Swarm

Buffalo Bandits vs. Minnesota Swarm at First Niagara Center

Katherine Sehr: "Small Obsessions" Exhibition

The Western New York Book Arts Center presents "Katherine Sehr: Small Obsessions", an exhibition by Katherine Sehr on view from January 30th through March 13th, 2015. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Friday, January 30th from 6pm-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. "Small Obsessions" is a series of large-scale meditative color field drawings produced from 2006-2014. Sehr’s work represents her skill and discipline as an artist ...

Michelle Wright

In 1990, Chatham, Ontario native Michelle Wright took the country music world by storm and quickly became the hottest female vocalist north of Nashville. See the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in the intimate 440-seat Bear’s Den Showroom and hear her chart-topping tracks such as “Take It Like A Man,” “One Time Around,” and “Guitar Talk” in person.

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