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Best Things To Do This Week

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Bandits at Key Bank Center Sat. Feb. 25 (Photo from bandits.com)

Best Things To Do This Week in Buffalo & Niagara

February 20 – February 26: We have Polar Bites, Ariana Grande, WNY  Boat Show, Big Jay Oakerson,  The Wake, Buffalo Bandits, live music, theater and more. Here are the best things to do this Week in BuffaloWestern New York and the Niagara Frontier as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors. 


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National Engineers Week- Discover the world of Engineering this February break

Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
All Day
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Celebrate the upcoming National Enineers Week with 7-days of family-friendly activities facilitated by local engineers and Museum staff. Activities throughout the week include Lego challenges, zipline builds, real-world engineering problem solving and more!

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Eminent: A Resource: Art Exhibition Series Celebrating Extraordinary Talent

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lyceum at Silo City, Buffalo

Please join us for an exhibition and culinary experiences celebrating the talent of Adele Cohen. Wine and food pairings by Colleen Stillwell will be served at a ticketed preview. $35

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HEAL Yoga Retreat and Festival

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events, Buffalo

HEAL BFLO invites you to join us to fill your soul up with goodness.

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National Engineers Week- Discover the world of Engineering this February break

Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
All Day
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Celebrate the upcoming National Enineers Week with 7-days of family-friendly activities facilitated by local engineers and Museum staff. Activities throughout the week include Lego challenges, zipline builds, real-world engineering problem solving and more!

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DONNY FRAUENHOFER

Monday Feb. 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nietzsche’s, Buffalo

JAZZ HAPPY HOUR WITH DONNY FRAUENHOFER

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Monday Night Foosball

Monday Feb. 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EXPO, Buffalo

Pros are welcome to attend on Mondays to demo & share skills, but any competition, trophies, and prizes are reserved for new players. That typically means less than one year of local tournament experience.

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Bob Meier and The Hitmen Horns Big Band

Monday Feb. 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Bob Meier lives in Cheektowaga Musical arranger,trombonist for the past 50 years and leader of The Hitmen Horns for 25 years.

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Excision : The Paradox 2017 : Live at Buffalo Riverworks

Monday Feb. 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Excision : The Paradox 2017 : Live at Buffalo Riverworks

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Beginner Woodworking Classes

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017 - Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017
6:00 pm
The Foundry, Buffalo

Beginner Woodworking Classes

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NYBP Gourmet Food and Beer Pairing Dinner

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017
6:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

A four-course food & beer pairing dinner featuring gourmet plates from the New “Foodie” Culture of New Orleans. Then we’re making it a good ‘ol Mardi Gras party by pairing these 2017 Cajun dishes with our New York Beer Project fresh craft.

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UB Bulls vs. Kent State

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017
7:00 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

UB Bulls vs. Kent State

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Ariana Grande

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017
7:30 pm
Key Bank Center, Buffalo

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour with special guests Little Mix and Victoria Monet will be coming to KeyBank Center February 21st at 7:30pm.

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Chris Rock

Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017 - Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
8:30 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

Award winning comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. He wrote, directed and starred in the hit comedy “Top Five”.

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WNY Boat Show 2017

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
12:00 am
Buffalo Bills Field House, Orchard Park

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show!

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National Margarita Day @ Papi Grandes

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
All Day
Papi Grande’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Amherst

$3.99 homemade, fresh squeezed all day and night. Open at 11:00 AM / Live Music starts at 8:00 PM

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Buffalo Spree Hot Off The Press Happy Hour

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, Buffalo

Don’t miss our 2017 series of happy hours celebrating each new issue of Spree. Get a first look at March and enjoy drinks and complimentary snacks at Western New York Book Arts Center, one of Buffalo’s most fascinating cultural resources.

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Brooklyn & JP Fitzgerald’s Beer Dinner

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JP Fitzgerald’s, Hamburg

First ever 5 course beer dinner at JP Fitzgerald’s .Brooklyn Brewery is teaming up with JP’s to make this event a true beacon of food, beer and fun! call 716-649-4025 or stop by to reserve your seat

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COIN with Romes and Mutual Friends

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Waiting Room, Buffalo

COIN is Joe Memmel, Zach Dyke, Ryan Winnen, Chase Lawrence.

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Elliot Scozzaro

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

Elliot Scozzaro returns to Buffalo from the graduate program at The University of North Texas where he is a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band and Director of the Seven O’Clock Lab band.

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Sue Kincaid, George Puleo and Mark Winsick

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Sue Kincaid, George Puleo and Mark Winsick

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Eminent: A Resource: Art Exhibition Series Celebrating Extraordinary Talent

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lyceum at Silo City, Buffalo

Please join us for an exhibition and culinary experiences celebrating the talent of Adele Cohen. Wine and food pairings by Colleen Stillwell will be served at a ticketed preview. $35

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Buffalo Zoo – Polar Bites 2017

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo

Featuring food samplings from some of Western New York’s finest restaurants as well as a basket auction, silent auction, glacier gift wall and visits with some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals.

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Wine Paired Dinner

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
6:30 pm
Savor Restaurant in the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Falls

Come enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Shea Zappia. It will be paired with wines from Arrowhead Springs Vineyard.

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Curtis Salgado

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story.

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The Tea Party Transmission Tour

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:00 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

The Tea Party Transmission Tour with special guests

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Winter Speaker Series Session #4

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo

This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.

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After the Revolution

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:30 pm
Jewish Repertory Theatre, Getzville

“AFTER THE REVOLUTION is a shrewd, ironic meditation on what we do with history, how we appropriate it for our own psychological needs. Among the play’s many pleasures—a firm grasp of historical paradox, sharp dialogue—the most satisfying is the way the characters struggle through their differences to listen to one another. —The New Yorker

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Buffalo Quickies

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:30 pm
Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo

Alleyway Theatre presents our 26th Annual One-Act Celebration directed by Joyce Stilson. Our annual evening of one-act plays features world premieres of recent finalists and one-act winners of the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition.

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Ring of Fire

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017 - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
7:30 pm
710 Main Theatre, Buffalo

RING OF FIRE gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs of Johnny Cash that are such a part of our collective experience.

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BIG JAY OAKERSON

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017 - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Helium Comedy Club, Buffalo

Philly native Big Jay Oakerson has emerged as one of the most sought after attractions in the industry.

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Jazz Is Phsh at Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo

Imagine Phish with a badass horn section, constant jamming….that’s Jazz Is Phsh! Jazz is Phish is a collective of innovative jazz and jam musicians who re-invent the music of Phish into a funky jazz instrumental soundscape.

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National Engineers Week- Discover the world of Engineering this February break

Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 - Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
All Day
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Celebrate the upcoming National Enineers Week with 7-days of family-friendly activities facilitated by local engineers and Museum staff. Activities throughout the week include Lego challenges, zipline builds, real-world engineering problem solving and more!

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WNY Home and Garden Expo

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017 - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg

Get a jump on spring and join us at the annual WNY Home and Garden Expo. Whether you’re building or updating a home, adding a deck or pool, redecorating or looking for a new gardening project, this is the place to get great advice and ideas.

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Moon Over Buffalo

Friday Feb. 24, 2017 - Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
All Day
Lancaster Opera House, Lancaster

Moon Over Buffalo. This backstage play by Ken Ludwig (author of Lend Me A Tenor) is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theater troupe performing at the Erlanger Theater in Buffalo, New York, in 1953.

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Canisius College vs. Fairfield

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
7:00 pm
Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo

Canisius College vs. Fairfield

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Chris Vogt

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Merge, Buffalo

Chris Vogt

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Queen City Roller Girls: Suicidal Saucies vs Alley Kats

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Derby fans rejoice it’s time for the first Saucy and Kat bout of the year! !The two home teams with a 1-0 record battle it out to maintain their undefeated season status.

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Maceo Parker

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall – Buff. State, Buffalo

Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician. Always at the forefront, Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk – helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince – all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship.

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The Spirit of Nina Simone

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

The audience will witness a 10-piece jazz ensemble with Creative Music Director Karen Saxon.

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ZOSO

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda

Back again by Popular Demand – ‘Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience’ Presents a special Recreation of the 1976 Concert Movie The Song Remains the Same. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music.

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Shuffling Madness

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
9:30 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

The Shuffling Madness are earning a name for themselves as the band that sound most like early Jethro Tull than any other.

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The Wake – Irish Classical Theater

Friday Feb. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Atrium @ Rich’s, Buffalo

Come thirsty! Your ticket to The Wake includes all the complimentary beer and wine you’d like all night long, not to mention plenty of fabulous food, and continuous entertainment.

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Bagels & Brooze w/Live Music

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hydraulic Hearth, Buffalo

Bagels & Brooze, the weekly brunch collaboration between Hydraulic Hearth and West Side co-op bakery BreadHive. The Larkinville restaurant and brewery hosts a brunch built around bagel sandwiches, complete with a full bar and live music.

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West Point Glee Club

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lockport Palace Theatre, Lockport

Back for a special engagement, after last year’s sold out performance! Come and hear the world renowned United States Military Academy Glee Club!

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“The History of Brewing Beer”

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tewksburg Lodge, Buffalo

Sullivan’s Brewing Company is a brewery based in Kilkenny, Ireland with more than 300 years of legendary tradition.

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UB Bulls vs. Akron

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
3:30 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

UB Bulls vs. Akron

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Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996.

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Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
7:30 pm
Key Bank Center, Buffalo

Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock

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40th Anniversary Blizzard Ball – Resilience

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Karpele’s Manuscript Museum – Porter, Buffalo

Event Image: Courtesy of Buffalo History Museum

This winter, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Blizzard of ’77. It pummeled Buffalo and paralyzed it for days, while the city shoveled itself out. Since then we’ve braved the storms of ’85’ (Mayor Griffin “Stay inside, grab a six-pack and watch a good football game”), ’93, ’00, ’06 (October Surprise), and recently the ’14 Knife (AKA Snowvember) Blizzard. Through thick and thin Buffalo has shown resilience to the weather. We always dig out. We always recover. And that is worth celebrating.

Join us at the end of February for a huge party! While you’ll enjoy two local musical acts, food from three Allentown restaurants, and an open bar, you’ll also be raising funds for the Allentown Association itself. Thank you!

DRINKS:
Full Open Bar 8P – 12A (21 and over)

FOOD:
Cantina Loco
Fatbob’s Smokehouse
Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta

DANCE:
8P – 10P The Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra (Check them out on Youtube they are incredible)
10P – 12A DJ NATRON (You’ve likely been on the dance floor in Allen St Hardware when Natron gets the room lit up)

Dress to impress by getting creative within the Blizzard theme of the event!

NOTE: This event is in the beautiful Karpeles Manuscript Museum on PORTER AVE. There will be valet service available.

TICKETS:
Will be sold at a discounted rate of $50 through January 31. They will then go up to $60 through the event on February 25.

We want you to come down and have a ton of fun with your friends, but we can’t thank you enough for supporting the Allentown Association at the same time.

If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a brief description:

Who We Are

The Allentown Association traces its roots to the founding of the North Street Association in 1960, which sought to create an appreciation among neighborhood residents for the architectural treasures that exist on every Allentown street. The organization grew quickly to encompass the entire neighborhood and was incorporated in 1963 as the Allentown Association, Inc.

What We Do

Over the years, the Association’s activities, on behalf of the neighborhood, have varied due to changing circumstances. The Association adapts itself to the shifts in federal and state urban policies, and to changing administrations in City Hall. At times, it has stressed cultural and social activities; at times it has acted as a conduit for low-interest public loans to property owners, other times it has purchased and renovated historic properties. Always it has been a forceful advocate of historic preservation and a vigorous voice for the neighborhood’s interests in the arenas of policy and private economic influence.

Our Mission

The only purpose of the Allentown Association is to serve its community. It does that through efforts to beautify the neighborhood; to encourage historic preservation and property maintenance; to promote appropriate business development, to fight crime, and to protect and enhance Allentown’s unique urban ambiance.

TICKETS / FACEBOOK EVENT

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Adam Bronstein’s Freehand Band

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Mohawk Place, Buffalo

Adam Bronstein’s Freehand Band

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Itzhak Perlman’s Cinema Serenade

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Itzhak Perlman performs music from his favorite films: “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, the love theme from Cinema Paradiso, the main title music from Out of Africa and the theme from Schindler’s List.

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Stone Country/ Uncle Bens Remedy

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Stone Country/ Uncle Bens Remedy

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Art Garfunkel

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
9:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

As a cornerstone of folk-pop music, Art Garfunkel is best known as the lead vocalist in Simon and Garfunkel while producing a string of solo hits such as “All I Know”, “Skywriter”, “Second Avenue”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “99 Miles From L.A.” and “Bright Eyes”.

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Lockhouse Winter Concert Series: Jacob Peter Band

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
9:00 pm
Lockhouse Distillery, Buffalo

The Winter Concert Series features, as always, some awesome up and coming Buffalo talent, some regulars in the scene, and some really cool out of towners.

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Noches de Pasion

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
9:30 pm
Pasion, Buffalo

The salsa instructors will start at 9:30 P.M. We know that Buffalo has been in a desperate of a classy Saturday Salsa Night and we are very pleased to announce this night which we are looking to have every Saturday.

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Midnight Shabbat at The Black Sheep

Saturday Feb. 25, 2017
11:30 pm
The Black Sheep, Buffalo

This month’s Midnight Mass is all about family. This month we welcome the Zemsky Family of Larkinville & Hydraulic Hearth fame to The Sheep to share some of their favorite Shabbat dishes and family traditions. There is a lot of love, tradition, and delicious coming your way, and the menu goes a little something like this:

CHALLAH

Zabar’s Deli pickles, coleslaw

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MATZO BALL SOUP

KREPLACH

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LATKE

sour cream, apple sauce

HAROSET

BRISKET

carmelized onion

TZIMMES

HEBREW NATIONALS IN-A-BLANKET

mustard

KUGEL

RUSS & DAUGHTERS SMOKED SALMON & WHITEFISH

rye, crème fraîche, dill

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APPLE CAKE

whipped cream

BLACK & WHITE COOKIES

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$40   /   TICKETS

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HEAL Yoga Retreat and Festival

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events, Buffalo

HEAL BFLO invites you to join us to fill your soul up with goodness.

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10th Annual Mardi Gras Jam

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

The Big Easy in Buffalo’s 10th Annual Mardi Gras Jam happens on Sunday, February 26 with headliner TERRY & THE ZYDECO BAD BOYS!

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Snow Roll Buffalo at Niagara Distilling Company

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
12:30 pm
Niagara Distilling Company, Buffalo

Once again, we’re presenting a series of three monthly rides, this time moving from breweries to distilleries as host venues.

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BurtFest 2017

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Showplace Theatre, The, Buffalo

BurtFest 2017 “FTMP Events’ 5 Year Anniversary”

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Canisius College vs. Saint Peter’s

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
2:00 pm
Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo

Canisius College vs. Saint Peter’s

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Shadow Voices: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, Soprano – Faculty Recital

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University at Buffalo Baird Recital Hall, Amherst

Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano will be joined by California based pianist, Kyle Adam Blair for Shadow Voices, a recital of songs by American composers, that celebrate those who stand in the shadows, who push boundaries, and change the world.

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2017 Mardi Gras Celebration

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oshun, Buffalo

Please join us at our Mardi Gras Celebration where we will recognize youth participating in our Out of School Youth Program – YOur Life Changing Opportunity (YOLO).

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Pure Ink Poetry Slam

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
6:00 pm
The Gypsy Parlor, Buffalo NY

Pure Ink Poetry Slam

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InAeona / Circular Logic / Uncertain

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
7:00 pm
Mohawk Place, Buffalo

InAeona / Circular Logic / Uncertain

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Fred Eaglesmith

Sunday Feb. 26, 2017
8:00 pm
189 Public House, East Aurora

Fred Eaglesmith songwriting uses many of the techniques of short story writing, including unreliable narrators, surprise endings, and plot twists.

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Finding the best things to do this Week in BuffaloWestern New York and the Niagara Frontier is not always easy but it is always fun. This collection of events as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in the center of the universe – aka WNY.

This post is updated weekly by Step Out Buffalo’s editors! Make sure to double check events/venue’s websites and Facebook pages for real time updates.

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