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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Friday, Jan. 18th - 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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The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Jan. 27th
Fri & Sat: 8PM, Sun: 2PM

The Kathy and Mo Show stars Pamela Rose Mangus and Mary Kate O’Connell portraying a variety of characters in a series of satiric sketches. From angels discussing God’s interior decorating choices for the world to West Texas bar patrons, Parallel Lives offers a talented cast of two the chance to create a multitude of characters to delight and confound. After 20 years, Parallel Lives (updated with new material in 2005) still rings true as a penetrating look at Americana.

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Spamalot

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Feb. 3rd
$45; Thurs & Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches, and other Python touches. Director Lynne Kurdziel Formato returns after directing last season’s smash hit’s The Producers and Mamma Mia!

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The Illusion

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Feb. 10th
Thurs-Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

A beautiful story about love in all its wonderful and terrible forms. A penitent father seeks out a powerful, dark, magician to help him track down the son he nearly killed fifteen years ago. In a dark cave, Alcandre the Magician will conjure three tales from the lost son’s life for his father to witness. Tales of love, danger, and betrayal… told by shadows and illusions. In the process Alcandre shares a new understanding of the grandest illusion of all — love.

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Ice Skating at Rotary Rink

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$3

Head over to Rotary Rink in downtown, rent a pair of skates, and glide around the outdoor rink.  What a fun way to embrace the best the winter season offers. Weather permitting.  Tues-Fri: 11-2, 5-9pm, Sat: 11-9pm, Sun: 11-6pm, closed Monday.

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Ice Bikes at Canalside

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$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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