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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Friday, Nov. 16th - 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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Christmas Over the Tavern

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Dec. 16th
Wed & Thurs: 7 PM, Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM

A World Premiere musical from acclaimed playwright and Buffalo native, Tom Dudzick, that features an all-new holiday story ABOUT Buffalo’s favorite family, the Pazinskis, from his OVER THE TAVERN series.  Christmas 1959 is not very merry for the Pazinskis.  Dad is going through a mid-life depression and refuses to buy a Christmas tree. Sister Clarissa is threatening to expel 12-year-old Rudy for performing a blasphemous one-man Nativity Scene where he plays all the characters as Hollywood celebrities and everyone is worried this may be their last Christmas together as a whole family.

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A Doll’s House

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Nov. 25th
$40 – $45; Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sat & Sun: 3:30 PM

When last we left off with Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen’s landmark 1879 drama A Doll’s House, she walked out the door, leaving her family behind.  Fresh off its award winning Broadway run, this play begins 15 years later with a knock on that same door —Nora has returned for a visit. Starring Kristen Tripp Kelley as Nora, this “sequel” comes almost 140 years after the original and answers the question: “what ever happened to Nora?” Funny as well as poignant, playwright Lucas Hnath made sure that her story didn’t end when the door slammed shut.

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King Hedley II

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Dec. 2nd
$25 – $30; Fir & Sat: 8 PM, Sun: 4 PM

36 year old ex-con King is desperately trying to make $10,000 to open a video store by selling stolen refrigerators.  Touching on many of the same themes that August Wilson brings up in his other plays, King Hedley explores what happens when black men feel worthless and black women feel forgotten.

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Queen City Pop-Up

Friday, Nov. 16th - Monday, Dec. 24th
Free Admission; Mon-Fri: 10-6 PM, Sat: 12-4 PM


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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Oct. 16th
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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