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


Thursday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 17th
Wed & Thurs: 7 PM, Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, RAGTIME was the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score and Book and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine “a triumph for the stage,” this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other.

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Tales of the Driven

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Saturday, Feb. 23rd
$30; Starting: 7:30 PM

A tribute to the power of performance as a weapon to speak out against injustice.  This new play follows a group of strolling Renaissance actors locked in a bitter struggle with a village priest who hides all too many secrets.  Featuring a whirlwind of old world showmanship including: tumbling, pantomine, and even madrigal-esque music – this new play brings together the intensity of protest theatre amidst the majesty of Shakespearean times for an unforgettably SUBVERSIVE experience.

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Love Letters

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Feb. 24th
$30; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

“Love Letters is a passionate love letter to the audience from two people whose lives were bound together by love.” A.R. Gurney’s beloved play that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love between two friends. 

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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 10th
$30; Starting: 07:30 PM

Written by John Cassavetes with original stage adaptation by Torn Space Theater, Bookie takes place in the city’s gritty underbelly, where gambling and a burlesque club occupy the mind and time of leading character, Cosmo Vittelli. When he finds himself over $100,000 in the hole, Cosmo must navigate the still seedier criminal world while maintaining a chummy disposition as the host of a house of pleasure.

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Bridge of Roses

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Saturday, Mar. 2nd

An international collaboration of talents from Italy, United Kingdom and the U.S. will have its premiere on the Alleyway stage. Star crossed lovers challenge the forces of politics, bigotry and war in this new passionate Symphonic Rock Musical. Suitable for adults and teens.  World Premiere Musical.

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Friday, Feb. 22nd - Sunday, Mar. 3rd
$30; Fri & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

A heartfelt and hilarious story about parenthood featuring music by Buffalo’s own David Shire.

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ComedySportz Buffalo

Friday, Feb. 22nd - 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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CSz Buffalo After Hours

Saturday, Feb. 23rd - 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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Miss Saigon

Tuesday, Feb. 26th - Sunday, Mar. 3rd

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Miserables. This is the epic story of Kim, a young Vietnamese woman who works in a bar owned by a notorious character called The Engineer. When Kim meets an American G.I. during the Vietnam War, the encounter changes their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacles, a sensational cast, and a soaring score that includes Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World” .  This is a theatrical event you will never forget.

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Funktional Flow and Friends w/ Sentinel 6

Thursday, Feb. 28th
$10; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Funktional Flow is a multi-genre quintet heavily rooted in rock and reggae, with a funk foundation. Over the past six years, the band has released three albums and played hundreds of shows. With the release of the newest album “Time Will Tell”, Flow is poised to take it to the next level and branch out nationally. Flow is heavily influenced by Sublime, Umphreys McGee, Moe, and Blind Melon but maintains a fresh, high energy sound that results in a diverse catalog of music.  The Flow has succeeded in making a name for themselves throughout the North East and beyond; continuously earning recognition from musical publications.  Dubbed a multi-genre monster, Funktional Flow is best experienced in its natural state, a live performance.

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