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

Building Buffalo

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
Free; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Mon-Sat, until 8:00 PM Thurs

This new exhibit at the library’s Central branch: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings, focuses on an outstanding collection of rare and exquisitely illustrated books encompassing the history of architecture and landscape design from the late 15th through mid-20th Century. These served as an educational resource and inspiration for generations of architects who created the built treasures Buffalo celebrates today. These are, in short, the books that helped build buildings.

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Sunday, Mar. 11th
$44; 7PM Wendesday and Thursday. 7:30PM Friday. 3:30PM & 7:30PM Saturday. 2PM Sunday

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll. Now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me” and many more. 

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Ice Bikes at Canalside

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Sunday, Mar. 18th
$12; Thurs: 4-7PM, Fri: 4-10PM, Sat: 10AM-10PM, Sun: 12-7PM

Canalside’s exclusive attraction, Ice Bikes of Buffalo™, combines bicycle riding with ice skating! Ice Bikes are a perfect activity for people who are not comfortable ice skating or for those just looking for a fun and unique way to navigate the Ice at Canalside!  Come on out and give it a try!

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Picturing Niagara

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Sunday, Mar. 25th
$15; Tues-Sun: 10-5PM, Fri: 10-10PM

 

The beauty and power of Niagara Falls has come to symbolize the country’s distinct natural heritage. Many artists made pilgrimages to the site in an attempt to capture its awe-inspiring majesty.  In this exhibition, artist Stephen Hannock’s recent gift to the Albright-Knox, The Great Falls at Dawn for Xu Bing, will be joined by additional historical and contemporary interpretations of the natural wonder drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.

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Jitters – Dinner Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Sunday, Apr. 8th
$46 - $56; Thurs & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Jitters is a backstage comedy where within minutes, the audience is plunged into the world of theatre; larger-than-life personalities, easily bruised egos, contradictory interpretations of role and script- complicated by faulty props, close quarters, lost lines, and bad reviews, all magnified by the opening night “jitters” of cast, crew, writer, and director.No show on Easter Sunday, 4/1/18.  Check site for times.

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