Upcoming Events

Curtain Up!

Buffalo's professional theatre scene blasts off each September with the nationally recognized CURTAIN UP! celebration. It offers a creative black-tie Gala Dinner on the stage of Shea's Buffalo, season premiers at all the theatres in town as well as ...

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Curtain Up! VIP Party

New this year, a VIP party will take place on the stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center after the shows.  Includes a bar, bands, dancing and fun! Entrance is included with a Curtain Up! dinner ticket. Tickets to the VIP party will be sold to t...

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Harvest Fest

Celebrate harvest season with wine and food pairing! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and sample of harvest-themed cuisine at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your start...

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Hallowine - Murder Mystery Weekend!

The Madd Hatter Murder: Who murdered famous milliner Millie Nerton? Come down the rabbit hole to solve this murder mystery! Winery Characters and Plot TBA Our annual murder mystery. Come as yourself or in costume! Collect clues and interview a diffe...

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Buffalo International Film Festival BIFF

The Eighth Annual Buffalo International Film Festival September 27, October 9-12, 2014 Check the website for films, locations and times.

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Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, wi...

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Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, wi...

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Marrakesh Express - A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Experience

Back by popular demand as part of the 97 Rock Tribute to the Aud Concert Series!

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. This new production features Broadway...

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Science Café: Illuminate: Science and Art through ‘Burchfield Botanicals’

Join Tullis Johnson, Curator and Manager of Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center for a delightful presentation intersecting science and art through the works of Charles E. Burchfield. Includes light refreshments, beer and wine. A mini-tour o...

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Gala at the Gardens

Save the date for this year’s Gala in the Gardens! Join Co-Chairs Jackye Mandell and Cheryl Lyles for an evening of gratitude and friendship surrounded by the beauty of the Gardens. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact the de...

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A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri

You've seen the movie, now see it live! Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri, as he brings his one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to Buffalo for one night only. Written and adapted by Chazz from the screenplay of the same name, "A Bronx ...

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9/26 Don Z (Zdrojewski) CD release w/ Erik Vickerd & Grace Stumberg

Local singer/songwriter Don Z brings a unique blend of folk, rock, pop, country and blues to the Ninth Ward for the long-awaited debut of his first studio album, Faded Stones. These songs have been perfected over the years through performances at va...

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Komen WNY Survivor Luncheon

A celebration of Faith, Hope and Love. A memorable luncheon to kick off breast cancer awareness month. Survivors attend free of charge. Visit www.komenwny.org

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In the footsteps of John R. Oishei

Take a two-hour experience that walks the life and discovers the impact of Trico Founder and Philanthropist John R. Oishei. Inventor of the Automobile Windshield Wiper, John R. Oishei left a lasting impact on the city of Buffalo and the surrounding ...

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In the footsteps of John R. Oishei

Take a two-hour experience that walks the life and discovers the impact of Trico Founder and Philanthropist John R. Oishei. Inventor of the Automobile Windshield Wiper, John R. Oishei left a lasting impact on the city of Buffalo and the surrounding ...

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Millionaire's Row

In Buffalo's glory days the mansions of Milliionaire's Row constituted a tightly knit neighborhood where everyone knew each other and many were related. Now a National Historic District, we'll discuss these architectural treasures and the business b...

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The Larkin District

Explore the legacy of soap entrepreneur John D. Larkin and architect Frank Lloyd Wright with a tour of the Larkin at Exchange Building. View St. Claire's Church, vestiges of the old neighborhood, and see it's modern revitalization.

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Shop, Rock “N” Stroll

[p] Shop, Rock & Stroll is a summer event which takes place the last Friday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shop at some of the best boutiques and specialty shops in Buffalo while listening to great, live music on the Avenue. [/p] [p] ...

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Frankie Avalon

If you can't remember a time when Frankie Avalon wasn't a part of your life, you aren't alone. This talented performer can look back on a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures which he feels is due primarily to...

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Up the Grain Elevators

An EXCLUSIVE 3-Hour "urban exploration tour!". Space is extremely limited for this unique opportunity and stairs may be hazardous- reservation only.

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The Whole Grain Tour

Explore "Concrete Atlantis" in and around the famous grain elevators of the Buffalo River on this family-friendly walk.

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5th Annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest

Middle Block Raise your beer stein high and give “Prost” to Old Falls Street’s 5th annual Oktoberfest featuring live entertainment by the Bergholz German Band, the German-American Musicians, the Edelweiss Dancers, and festive stree...

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Queen Annes of Elmwood Village

Get introduced to aesthetically pleasing houses, churches, and businesses on the 19Th. Century streets around the Elmwood Village and beyond. Find works by renowed architects such as E.B. Green and Louise Blanchard Bethune, a colorful array of archi...

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Legendary Lincoln Parkway

A beautiful avenue near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lincoln Parkway was a magnet for lavish homes built by prominent Buffalonians. John Larkin, founder of the Larkin Soap Company, even bought an entire block to build the "Larkland" esta...

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Legendary Lincoln Parkway

A beautiful avenue near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Lincoln Parkway was a magnet for lavish homes built by prominent Buffalonians. John Larkin, founder of the Larkin Soap Company, even bought an entire block to build the "Larkland" esta...

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Deafheaven with No Joy & Indian Handcrafts

Hailing from San Francisco, Deafheaven is one of the most innovative and original new heavy music acts today. They seamlessly create a crushingly tight cacophony of blisteringly music that has been recently minted as a new offshoot genre called &quo...

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Matisyahu

See, Matisyahu with Radical Something live on staget at Town Ballroom

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FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVA;

Free Community Festival with fun for all ages. Everything is free! Free food, Outdoor games, Carnival games, 3 Live Music Venues, Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Prizes and Give-aways, Children's Crafts and Activities, Chance to help others by participatin...

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Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis returns to Seneca Niagara Events Center just a little more than a year after a sold-out performance inside the venue. The legendary crooner brought the crowd to its feet and proved that even in his late 70s, he still has an incredible ...

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Brian Regan

Since bursting on the scene in 1995 with his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian Regan has been consistently turning the everyday into rare hilarity. A prolific writer constantly developing new material, he’s released...

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Scarab (National Touring Journey Tribute)

SCARAB…The Journey Experience”, is the closest re-creation you will see to THE group of the 70′s and 80′s. An absolutely dynamic stage show with four part harmonies live that other bands could only dream of doing. The Intern...

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David Clayton-Thomas

Witness a legend that bleeds soul and share in a remarkable music experience with the Grammy Award-winning frontman of the iconic jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears. David Clayton-Thomas joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968 and immediately ...

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An Evening with Keller Williams

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which...

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Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

[p] Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at Shea's Performing Arts Center! [/p] [p] Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Famil...

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Old School Hip Hop

The biggest names from the golden era of hip hop are headed to Shea's Performing Arts Center for The Old School Hip Hop Show, part of the year-long 93.7 FM WBLK's 50 Years of Greatness celebration. DMX headlines the show with hip hop's finest includ...

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Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco's delivery is calm and subdued, making his fits of exasperation and physical comedy really pop! Best known from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as the unforgettable style correspondent, Sebastian Maniscalco is no stra...

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Tim Meadows

Timothy "Tim" Meadows is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live. During his 10 years on the popular late night show, he crafted some of the series' most memorable charact...

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Shea's 5K Run & Walk

Shea's Spotlight Committee presents Shea's 23rd Annual 5K Run & Walk Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:30 A.M. Start Proceeds to benefit Shea's Performing Arts Center Race to begin & end at Shea's Performing Arts Center in the heart of Buffalo's...

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Tea & Tour in the Gallery

Event features light luncheon fare, desserts and tea followed by a conversation with artist Coni Minneci. Advance reservation required.

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DO GOOD ASSASSINS

Led by Buffalo favorite Ron Hawkins (Lowest Of The Low, Ron Hawkins & The Rusty Nails), DO GOOD ASSASSINS (Toronto, Canada) return to the Queen City with a blast of literate rock-n-roll and a rebellious indie spirit.

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Mindi Abair

Mindi Abair is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on two seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Lett...

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Dark Secrets: Bluebeard and Chihuly

Renowned artist Dale Chihuly sets the stage when JoAnn Falletta leads the BPO in Bela Bartók’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, baritone, perform the lead roles in thi...

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Taste of Grand Island

The 3rd Annual Taste of Grand Island will be held on Grand Island Blvd near Whitehaven Road. 25+ food vendors from throughout the island will home together to showcase their finest cuisine. In addition to the endless varieties of food, there will be...

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The Liar

A hilarious comedy! Paris, 1643. Meet Dorante, a charming and affable gallant who cannot tell the truth. New to the city, he chooses Cliton as his valet, unaware that Cliton cannot tell a lie. Can this pathological liar fool his friends, take in the...

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Silo City: Grounded Tour

At ground level, experience the monumental scale of the grain elevators constructed in Buffalo in the first half of the twentieth century, and also see how they are now being repurposed. On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will ...

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Allentown Mob Tour

How did a Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum find its way to Buffalo? Or how did one Buffalo mobster get the nickname “Lucky Pants”? Find out on the Allentown Mob Tour! This tour is adapted from Mike Rizzo’s book &ldquo...

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City of Light Bus Tour

At the end of the nineteenth century, Buffalo was a major American city in the forefront of technological progress. It was a busy inland port and a railroad hub with heavy industry and state-of-the-art electricity – all of which brought great ...

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Delaware Avenue Midway Tour

Historically the most prestigious address in Buffalo, Delaware Avenue is full of historic and architectural treasures. On this tour of the section of Delaware Avenue from Tupper to Allen streets, enjoy mansions, churches and the street’s only ...

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Explore Inside: Prospect Hill Tour of Homes

One of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, the Prospect Hill neighborhood features beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. A wide variety of architectural styles is present, from Italianate to Queen Anne, with exquisite exterior and interior...

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West Side Mob Tour

Buffalo’s West Side was once a hotbed of mob activity and government surveillance as law enforcement tried to make a dent in the criminal underworld, often with little success. Find out how the mob succeeded at eluding the government men for d...

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Street Art by Bike: Allentown and Downtown

See the city in a new way as we take a 2 hour bike ride through Allentown, the Medical Campus, and downtown streets to study and discuss the development of street art. Learn about how street artists are giving legitimacy to graffiti and helping to t...

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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Walking Tour

Learn about the upcoming multi-million-dollar additions to the campus, including the UB Medical School and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. This route includes interior visits at the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, UB’s Center of Excelle...

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Glory in Glass: Westminster & Trinity

Buffalo’s historic churches can be considered their own art galleries, with collections of stained glass windows designed by some of the best artists and studios around the world. On this “Glory in Glass” tour series, visit pairs o...

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Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour

The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city. Marvel at these grandiose monuments to the Gilded Age and enjoy the intriguing sto...

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Street Art by Bike: Elmwood Village & Environs

Join us for a 2 hour bike ride around the Elmwood Village and West Side of Buffalo to explore and examine the diverse expressions of historical and artistic murals, street art, business signage, and advertising. Learn about how street artists are he...

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Outdoor Art: Museum District

Meet on the Lincoln Parkway steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (at the ‘back’ of the Gallery, facing Hoyt Lake). While the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is well known for the collection of art within its walls, there is also an impressiv...

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"Shake Em On Down - A New Blues Opera"

The music-infused production is written by R. Skye Kamiyo and directed by Mary Craig, and focuses on a woman’s quest to find answers in an age-old place of shadowy figures and mystery. CAST: Mary Craig, Chalma Warmley, Charles Everhart, Falish...

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Head of the Niagara and Wright Regatta

West Side Rowing Club of Buffalo regattas are open to the public and free of charge. Handicap accessible facilities are available. Bring a chair and come on down to the waterfront on the Black Rock Canal and watch exciting competition between teams ...

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Stanley Clarke Band

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained "living legend" status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the fi...

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Buffalo Brew Week Launch Party at Templeton Landing!

Buffalo Brew Week Launch Party at Templeton Landing! Buffalo Niagara Brewing Association has partnered with Templeton Landing to host theBuffalo Beer Week Launch Party from 6:00p- 10:00p ($40 VIP, $25 General Admission). With over 25 beer vendors on...

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Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire

From the ruins of a city brought to devastation by a storm off the gulf of Mexico emerges a woman separated from everyone she has known, having lost nearly everything she ever had. In her quest for relief, she encounters the hopelessness of governme...

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Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire

From the ruins of a city brought to devastation by a storm off the gulf of Mexico emerges a woman separated from everyone she has known, having lost nearly everything she ever had. In her quest for relief, she encounters the hopelessness of governme...

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Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire

From the ruins of a city brought to devastation by a storm off the gulf of Mexico emerges a woman separated from everyone she has known, having lost nearly everything she ever had. In her quest for relief, she encounters the hopelessness of governme...

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Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire

From the ruins of a city brought to devastation by a storm off the gulf of Mexico emerges a woman separated from everyone she has known, having lost nearly everything she ever had. In her quest for relief, she encounters the hopelessness of governme...

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ArtsCanisius - NINE Live

NINE Live, featuring James Piorkowski, composer, at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. This special concert will present the premiere live performance of the new recording, NINE, an album of all original works by James Piorkowski. Piorkowski wi...

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Fall Fest '14

Enjoy a day of family fun and entertainment at this year's Fall Fest, Sunday September 28 from 10am-8pm. Fall Fest '14 is a day of family fun and entertainment with live animal demonstrations, safari tours, antique tractor cruise, games and activiti...

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Buffalo Humanities Festival

The first annual Buffalo Humanities Festival will use migration stories to help answer that deceptively simple question. In literature, history, art, and music, people have explored what it means to uproot oneself and cross borders. Today, conversat...

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Special Reading with Rochelle Bilow, author of Call of The Farm

Join author Rochelle Bilow, local farmers, and Talking Leaves Books for a special evening celebrating the launch of The Call of the Farm and the variety of local produce in the Buffalo area, on Monday, September 29 from 5pm-6:30pm at Larkin Square i...

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Carving at the Casino

Over twenty champion and crowd favorite carvers from the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will be ripping through logs primarily using chainsaws as their sculpting tool to reveal works of art hidden inside trees. Your entire family will be impres...

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Fifth Annual Bowhunter Cup

[p] The game is a prelude to the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which the Iroquois Nationals will host for the first time in the tournament's history. [/p] [p] The Bowhunter Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the game between the U...

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Alanis Morissette

See the multinational, multi-platinum, multiple Juno and Grammy Award-winning Alanis Morissette in person, and experience for yourself the trend-setting trailblazer who paved the way for strong female vocalists that would refuse to play by the rules...

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The 4th Annual Healthy Walking Challenge continues with the Walk to End Alzheimer's

The 4th Annual Healthy Walking Challenge continues this weekend at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire HD!

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"Yo Soy Latina" by Linda Nieves-Powell

A play reading presented by the Raíces Theatre Company. In "Yo Soy Latina" by Linda Nieves-Powell, we meet six women from varying Latino sub-cultures who arrive at a "What is a Latina?" seminar in hopes of understanding th...

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Buffalo Beer Goddesses First Anniversary Party!

The Buffalo Beer Goddesses, Buffalo's first female only beer club, will celebrate their first anniversary party. Attendees will pay $10 for entrance, and receive a complimentary pint from Flying Bison Brewing Company or Big Ditch Brewing Company. Th...

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The Curtain Up! Cabaret - A Speakeasy

The Theatre District Association & Curtain Up! Presents The Curtain Up! Cabaret; A Speakeasy.

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Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show

Seth Rudetsky is a SiriusXM radio host, novelist, Broadway actor/pianist, Playbill columnist, Grammy nominee, award winning comic, and Emmy nominated writer. The first performer at 710 Main Theatre, Seth makes his Buffalo return to open the 2014-15 ...

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Robert Creighton - Aint We Got Fun!

Broadway Actor* Robert Creighton performs his cabaret show "Ain't We Got Fun!" on Friday, September 19 for Curtain Up at the Shea's Smith Theatre. The show features music from the first three decades of the 20th century including classics ...

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BLOOD TYPE: RAGU

Award winning Actor/Playwright Frank Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force one-man performance in this heart-warming & hilarious coming-of-age story exploring the first-generation American's delicate dance between culture & identity! Come meet ...

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ARCHITECTURAL PURSUIT

Calling all explorers! It’s time to get out your Sherlock Holmes cap and join us for an afternoon of architectural treasure hunting. Team up with family and friends for a three-hour scavenger hunt while exploring both famous and lesser-known a...

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