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

Once

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Fri; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Sat; 2PM Sun

From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.  ONCE promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Friday, Jan. 31st
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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The Unseen Marion Faller

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
Mon-Fri: 9-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

CEPA Gallery, is pleased to announce this exhibition and sale by artist/photographer Marion Faller.  This is the most comprehensive survey of the late artist’s work.  Her diverse artistic practice, laced with humor and a social documentarian’s eye, encompassed early black and white work, collage, pioneering xerographic art.  In later years, full-color large-scale photography capturing public displays of religious customs, cultural traditions, and seasonal events.

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Phantom of the Opera

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 6th
$37 - $127

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to Buffalo as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”  No performance 4/30.

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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
Tues-Sun: 10-5 PM

Focusing on the work of black women artists, this exhibit examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color.  It’s the first exhibition to highlight their voices and experiences, in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history during this significant period. The exhibition features a wide array of work by a diverse group who lived at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds and radical political movements.

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Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Saturday, May. 26th
Tues-Fri: 11-5 PM, Sat: 1-5 PM

This exhibition, the first large-scale museum survey devoted to artworks Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, is part of an ongoing reappraisal of his creative achievement. Because of the extraordinary scope of his contributions to art and culture, this may yet be seen as only an “introduction.”  This shows Conrad to be an unparalleled innovator in the mediums of painting, sculpture, film, video, performance, and installation.

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