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 › Culture

Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Jan. 18th - Friday, Jan. 15th
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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Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Thursday, Jan. 24th
$8; Starting: 7:00 PM

Described as a “poet,” an “athlete,” or a “philosopher” of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and ’70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women’s Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy and alienation. this film depicts his life and career with all the triumphs and blemishes.

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Lumagination

Saturday, Jan. 26th - Saturday, Feb. 23rd
$6 – $14; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Magic of Air – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages!  Air motivates ordinary things to move in amazing ways. There are so many magical surprises in store at this exhibit – colorful and creative lighting, dancing silks, bouncing paper cranes, hot air balloons and kites of all sizes, metallic mobiles, cyclones of fabric and so much more! 

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Buffalo Niagara Brewer’s Invitational

Sunday, Jan. 27th
$45

Celebrate the creativity happening in Western New York’s thriving craft beer scene – meet the brewer’s, and learn about the process of brewing, while enjoying over 50 unique beers brewed for the Craft lover! This will be a limited attendance 3 hour event where guests will be treated to a VIP style experience the entire duration of the event. Enjoy small batch, and “one offs” you won’t find at the corner beer store or even beer centric beer bars! 
Guests will receive a commemorative 2019 Brewer’s Invitational glass, a gift card for a purchase of beer-centric snacks, and access to 50+ creative Craft ales and lagers. Limited Tickets available, so snag one today before they sell out!

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Exhibition: Jillian Mayer: TIMESHARE

Thursday, Jan. 31st - Saturday, May. 11th
FREE; From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM Saturday: 1-5PM

Jillian Mayer’s practice continually explores how technology affects our lives, bodies and identities through investigating the blurred lines between our physical and online worlds in regards to dependency and value. While growing up in Florida, one of the sea level states that stands to face global warming head on, Mayer has been inundated with a lifetime of hurricane seasons and alerts. In this exhibition, Mayer continues her exploration into survivalist and prepper subculture tendencies that stem from her personal experience as well as a general more global experience of environmental disaster.

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Jillian Mayer: TIMESHARE – Opening Reception

Thursday, Jan. 31st
FREE; From: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Jillian Mayer’s practice continually explores how technology affects our lives, bodies and identities through investigating the blurred lines between our physical and online worlds in regards to dependency and value. While growing up in Florida, one of the sea level states that stands to face global warming head on, Mayer has been inundated with a lifetime of hurricane seasons and alerts. In this exhibition, Mayer continues her exploration into survivalist and prepper subculture tendencies that stem from her personal experience as well as a general more global experience of environmental disaster.

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K-von Headlines Buffalo

Friday, Feb. 1st
$20 – $36; From: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

The most famous Half Persian comedian (and author) in the world comes to Buffalo. You’ve seen K-von on NETFLIX, and his TED Talk, now come see him LIVE!  Start the New Year w/ some big laughs, as this comedian talks about his life, born and raised in America, and brings you on a hilarious journey as he investigates the mysteries of his Middle Eastern roots—making fun of himself along the way.  He uses humor to touch on the feeling of being caught between two worlds.  After the show he’ll sign his new book “Once You Go Persian… a survival guide from a ‘half’”,  & take pics with the audience.

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Second Fridays at the Center

Friday, Feb. 8th - Friday, Jun. 14th
Free Admission; From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

On the Second Friday of every month, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!  From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.

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Exhibition: CAGES / LOGGING

Saturday, Feb. 9th - Sunday, Mar. 31st
FREE; From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM Sunday: 1-5PM

Visit the gallery for the Cages / Logging exhibit – which composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion. From the exploration that compels us to search for the natural sources that will provide us with our building materials, to the actual manufacturing of the skin that protects us from that same environment, Cages / Logging offers a unique vision of the privilege and responsibility that we have in the design of our spaces.

 

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CAGES / LOGGING – Opening Reception

Saturday, Feb. 9th
FREE; From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Join us for the Opening Reception of Cages / Logging exhibit – which composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion. From the exploration that compels us to search for the natural sources that will provide us with our building materials, to the actual manufacturing of the skin that protects us from that same environment, Cages / Logging offers a unique vision of the privilege and responsibility that we have in the design of our spaces.  The exhibition will be on view until March 31, 2019.

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