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

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Sunday, Feb. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 11th
$44; 7PM Wendesday and Thursday. 7:30PM Friday. 3:30PM & 7:30PM Saturday. 2PM Sunday

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll. Now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me” and many more. 

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Rose

Sunday, Feb. 18th - Sunday, Feb. 25th
$38; Thurs: 7:30PM, Sat: 4 & 8PM, Sun: 2PM

This story chronicles the life of a remarkable woman who traveled from a tiny Russian village to the Warsaw Ghetto, to a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons, and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach. ROSE, is a vivid portrait of a feisty Jewish woman, and a reminder of events that shaped the 20th century.

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Sunday, Feb. 18th - 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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Ice Bikes at Canalside

Sunday, Feb. 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

Sunday, Feb. 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

Sunday, Feb. 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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