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 › Art

Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Jan. 6th
$12; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s revisits the vivacious imaginings of one of the most culturally, politically, and artistically significant periods of the twentieth century. Fueled by creativity and technological euphoria, artists began exploring new mediums and incorporating popular themes, motifs, and subjects into their practices. In time, movements such as Pop art, Op art, and Minimalism—and later Conceptual, Performance, and video art—radically reshaped the boundaries of the art world.

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Jerome Bianchi

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Nov. 18th
$11; 10AM-5PM

Fruits and Flowers – Photography is a very special combination of technical skills and artistic perception. Bianchi creates artistic digital images that take on a life of their own and the outcomes are unpredictable and exciting. His goal is to make a photographic statement that provokes the viewer to reflect on what they see and how they can relate to the image. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information. 

 

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Exhibit: We the People

Friday, Nov. 16th - Thursday, Jan. 31st
$12; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Some of the most imaginative and dynamic artists working today are exploring what it means to be a citizen of the 21st century. Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives.Taken as an ensemble, the works in We the People raise questions that encourage us to think about our place in a constantly evolving world. Who are we? What are our values and how are they formed? How do we imagine our future? These questions arise from a complex and often contradictory set of experiences and circumstances, ranging from our engagement with popular culture to our political debates, physical environment, and the historical narratives that shape our sense of self.

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Light/Station

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Nov. 18th
$25 – $100; From: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

As the daylight wanes, we celebrate the power of light and space.

A flame, an altar, a figure, a fugue – Join us for a meditation of what was, what is and what will be as we traverse a storied Buffalo neighborhood in an intimate guided performance experience designed by Torn Space. The tour leads from the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, to an outdoor sculpture, to the towering sanctuary of St. Stanislaus Church for a private concert. Finish with a locally-prepared autumnal meal and complimentary drink before enjoying the world premier of Manmade Earth, a performance in development by internationally-renowned theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. 
 
$100 includes dinner plus admission to Manmade Earth, Friday and Saturday.  $25 includes admission to Light/Station only, taking place Sunday. 

“CONCEIVED ON A SCALE MOST THEATER COMPANIES CAN ONLY DREAM OF.” – PAJ: A JOURNAL OF ART AND PERFORMANCE
 

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Death at the Distillery! A Prohibition Murder Mystery

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Nov. 30th
$57; 6:30 PM

The year is 1927 and alcohol is flowing across the Niagara River to satisfy Buffalo’s insatiable thirst for bootlegged booze and brews.  “Death at the Distillery” is based on real-life characters that lived and schemed in Buffalo during prohibition.  This interactive performance includes a magnificent dinner–served at Lakeward Spirits at the Barrel Factory in the city’s historic Old First Ward.

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Christmas at the Wurlitzer

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Sunday, Nov. 18th
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A wonderful Christmas time event for Arts and Crafts Lovers. A very special venue in so many ways, come and experience this beautifully repurposed former manufacturing facility, while you cross items off your holiday shopping list!

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Burchfield-Penney Docent Led Tours

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Sunday, Dec. 29th
$5 – $10; Starting: 2:00 PM

From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and often world-renowned artwork. The guiding philosophy at the Burchfield Penney is to engage audiences. To that end, the museum offers three docent-led public tours (suitable for all ages) during the week giving guests the opportunity to gain insights into the artists, the artwork, and even the museum itself. The Burchfield Penney can also customize a tour for your group based on your specific interests and needs.

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South Towns Camera Club Exhibit

Friday, Nov. 23rd - Sunday, Jan. 13th
$11; 10AM-5PM

Celebrating Nature in Fall and Winter – A collection of Award Winning Photographs by members of the South Towns Camera Club.  The inspired collection of photographs in this exhibit captures the sublime beauty of fall, winter and the Botanical Gardens. Visit our websitefor more information. 

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Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th
$5

Buffalo’s best small businesses, artists, vendors, and booze-makers will be taking over the entire first floor of the historic Hotel Lafayette ~and~ the Admiral Room for the best holiday shopping event of the year.  What’s new: 2 beautiful historic venues, shuttle service, over 130 vendors and artisans, more free booze samples, new delish holiday-themed cocktails.  Plus, there will be DIY crafts, Bloody Mary Bar, cash bar, food for purchase, and live music from Buffalo’s own DJ Christian Martinez. Bonus: Each vendor will have special giveaways exclusively for attendees to win free stuff!

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Holiday Brunch and Market

Sunday, Nov. 25th - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hotel Henry’s Holiday Brunch & Market invites you for a vibrant, family-friendly holiday shopping and events experience! Sip mimosas or mint-cocoa while you shop a variety of local shops vendors within an architectural masterpiece, recently named one of TIME‘s Top 100 Places of 2018.

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