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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Beer School

Wednesday, Feb. 27th
$30; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Welcome to the first 42 North Beer School session with OFW Brewing and Bill Metzger of The Brewing News. Learn about the brewing process, which beers pair with which food and test your knowledge with a quiz (top score wins a prize). Only 30 spots of available so reserve your spot today.

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Angela Davis – Distinguished Speaker Series

Wednesday, Feb. 27th
$18 – $58; Starting: 7:30 PM

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis, PhD, has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.

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Ronan Donovan: Social By Nature

Tuesday, Mar. 5th
$35; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

What is a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We’re not too different from other social mammals like chimpanzees, wolves, gorillas and bears. Join biologist Ronan Donovan as he talks about his work in documenting these animals and what we can learn from them.

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Security Forum

Wednesday, Mar. 6th
$35; From: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This locally sponsored security forum will feature Tia Christansen, a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.  Breakfast and lunch is included in the program, and valet parking is available on site.

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Ronan Farrow

Thursday, Mar. 28th
$18 – $58; Starting: 7:30 PM

Ronan Farrow was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” for his culture-shifting reporting for The New Yorker on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and abuse of power. Farrow has been an anchor and reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and his writing has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In early 2018, Farrow signed an exclusive three-year deal with HBO to develop and be featured in a series of investigative documentary specials.

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Condoleezza Rice

Wednesday, Apr. 17th
$32 – $68; Starting: 7:30 PM

From January 2005 to 2009, Condoleezza Rice, PhD, served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States, the first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.  Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of political science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

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Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Tuesday, Apr. 30th
$35; Starting: 7:00 PM

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes will lead you on a visual journey of their most recent National Geographic assignments, from the tropics to the polar ice. Discover an unspoiled wilderness of water crowded with layers of life: from fingernail-sized pygmy seahorses to 60-foot-tall towers of barracudas. Journey south to the ice-filled waters of Antarctica, where the team moves through and under the ice to capture images of the hidden world of the leopard seal, penguins, shipwrecks and their newest work on the sculptural beauty of icebergs.

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