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 › Performing Arts

Big Fish

Monday, Oct. 15th - Sunday, Oct. 28th

Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film by Tim Burton, Big Fish follows traveling salesman Edward Bloom and his adult son, Will, who tries to make sense of his dying father’s many mythical stories while becoming a parent himself.

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Drive-In Movie Experience

Monday, Oct. 15th - Saturday, Nov. 10th
$9; 7 & 8 PM

Have you ever experienced the outdoor drive-in? Well here’s your chance while in the area!  Movies are projected on 5 screens every day of the week, rain or starlight.  Great idea to plan this retro activity for the whole family, or as a date-night for 2.  While you’re there, stay for the double-feature!

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Little Shop of Horrors

Thursday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Oct. 28th
$30; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith – feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.  

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The Strudel Lady

Thursday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Oct. 28th
$38; Thurs: 7:30 PM, Sat: 4 & 8 PM, Sun: 2 PM

The Strudel Lady is a humorous tale of a Jewish woman who takes control of her life when she’s rejected by her husband and children. The musical comedy-drama tells the story of Chava, a dutiful wife whose journey to self-discovery redefines her long-held ideas about love, marriage, Jewish traditions and the power of a good strudel.

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Social Security

Thursday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Oct. 28th
$46 - $56; 7:30 PM, Sun matinee 2:30 PM

Social Security is a comedy which focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners, whose lives are turned upside down when her sister Trudy deposits their eccentric mother Sophie on the couple’s doorstep while she and her husband head to Buffalo to rescue their college student daughter who seems to be having too much sex and not enough studying. Sophie is introduced to suave ninety something year old artist named Maurice, who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years.

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ComedySportz Buffalo

Friday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Sep. 5th
$9 - $12; 7:30pm

ComedySportz – Buffalo’s Longest-Running Comedy Show, is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and points while a referee calls fouls and gets suggestions from you, the loyal fans. At the end of the night, only one team heads home victorious.  Everything is improvised, no scripts or pre-planned scenes. That’s why a ComedySportz match wouldn’t be possible without your suggestions (make sure they’re clean, or the referee will call the Brown Bag Foul on you.)  ComedySportz matches are all ages events – they’re clean enough for grandma and funny enough for a night out with friends.

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The Taming

Friday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Nov. 3rd
Starting: 8:00 PM

In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, Miss America pageant contestant Katherine, has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aid on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal breakthrough blogger who will do anything for her cause.

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New Kid

Saturday, Oct. 20th - Sunday, Oct. 21st

After moving from Homeland to America, Nick and his family are settling into a new way of life. Starting in a new school, Nick’s hopes of making new friends vanish after his classmates make fun of his clothes, lunch, and his confusion about almost everything. Worst of all, Nick doesn’t speak the language. New Kid puts us into Nick’s shoes and explores what it feels like to move to a new place and being the outsider. Don’t miss this humorous, engaging and touching story about bullying, inclusion and change!

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CSz Buffalo After Hours

Saturday, Oct. 20th - Saturday, Aug. 31st
$9 - $12; From: 09:30 PM to 10:45 PM

CSz After Hours is our Saturday late night show. Every Saturday at 9:30 after ComedySportz.  These shows often have strong language and adult themes and are, therefore, reserved for the 18+ audience.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
$20; From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

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