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.

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City of Good Neighbors: Stories of Buffalo’s Immigrants

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
$10; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

During this session of the Winter Speaker Series, learn how Buffalo’s history is a story of immigrants. This evening includes 2 parts, first regarding German immigrants, and the second – Polish and Italian immigrants. The speakers will trace the immigration and settlement of these ethnic groups, how they made their way in Buffalo, what the living and working conditions would have been like for them, and their impact on the Queen City.

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Genealogy 101

Sunday, Feb. 25th
$10; From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Interested in reconstructing your family tree?  If you’ve never done any genealogy research you’re  probably wondering where to start.  The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s Genealogy Specialist Rhonda Konig will share the tools and the techniques that will get you started down the right path.

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Fleuron Rouge Winter Hafla 2018

Sunday, Feb. 25th
$8 - $15; From: 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cocktails Follies Extravaganza! Celebrate Fleuron Rouge’s 10 Year Anniversary and 2018. An evening with cocktails, hors d’ouvres, music and dance. Enjoy live music with Vinnie DeRosa, (during VIP), two sets by Jim Caughill, and a few dances by Fleuron Rouge.

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Susan Rice

Susan Rice

Wednesday, Feb. 28th
$18 - $42; 7:30 PM

Ambassador Rice served President Obama as National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013 to January 20, 2017. In that role, she led the National Security Council Staff, chaired the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provided the President’s daily National Security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of all aspects of the administration’s foreign and National Security policy, intelligence and military efforts.

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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, Mar. 6th - Tuesday, Dec. 4th
Free; 7:00PM

Oh, happy day! Usually one would have to travel to an Irish Pub in NYC, or cross the pond to Ireland to hear a good ol’ fashioned Irish Traditional music session, but no more! Join us at New York Beer Project where the Tap Room will be rockin’ it out Irish style for First Tuesday Trad sessions! You’re free to listen, or bring your instrument and join in the shenanigans. Slainte!

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We Can Do It! Women of Buffalo

Thursday, Mar. 8th
$10; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This session of the Winter Speaker Series includes 2 parts: They Worked Hard for their Money, exploring the plight of working women at the turn of the century, when not everyone was a millionaire living on Delaware Avenue, and  Married to the Mob: Buffalo Style. Hear and enjoy the unique stories of the women who chose to marry into the Magaddino crime family, they were just as interesting as the men!

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Humanities to the Rescue

Friday, Mar. 9th
$30 - $64; Starting: 8:00 PM

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty volumes of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Deeply engaged with history and prophetic about incipient dystopias, her best-known novels include SurfacingThe Edible Woman, and The Robber Bride.

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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Mar. 16th - Friday, Feb. 21st
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On the third Friday of every month, the Buffalo History Museum, Resource Center and select events are free for visitors.  Experience new exhibits and events, docent-led tours and more.  (Resource Center is located at 459 Forest Avenue, same hours apply).

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Babel: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Friday, Mar. 23rd
$35; 8:00 PM

The acclaimed BABELseries brings the world’s most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging audiences, and creating a global literary conversation.  Born in Viet Nam, Nguyen came to the US as a refugee at age four. The feeling of being an outsider or “other” defines his writing. Last year, his novel The Sympathizer topped more than 30 book-of-the-year lists.  His latest book, The Refugees, is a beautiful collection of short stories exploring universal and urgent themes of love and family, the histories we hold within us and the people “we can’t afford to forget.”

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Saturday, Mar. 24th
$49; From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Learn about the science of beer!  Sample beers and other brews from microbreweries in the region, snack on beer-friendly foods, enjoy presentations on home brewing and a variety of beer-related topics!  Admission includes 10 drink tickets, additional tickets may be purchased. Also includes food samples, live entertainment and access to all of the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. 21+

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