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10 Awesome UB Events to Check Out This Fall

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Written by Arianna Lang

Published on November 12, 2015

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College campuses are microcosms for the world: D with culture, music, and diversity, they breed an eclectic crowd — and with that crowd comes an array of events.  At the University at Buffalo, there are endless avenues to explore; for as many people that attend UB, there are just as many ideas that follow.  Luckily, UB events are open to everyone, not just students (although, if you are a student, you can attend many of these events for free or for a discounted price!).  Below is a list containing just a few of the many events sponsored by and held at UB this fall!


Legally Blonde (Musical)

LOCATION: Drama Theatre in UB Center for the Arts

TIME:  Runs from November 19th – December 6th at either 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

PRICE: $20 general; $10 students.

If you love Reese Witherspoon’s clever performance as “Elle” in the 2001 hit, Legally Blonde, consider seeing UB Drama’s rendition this fall.  Watch as the talented cast at UB takes on this classic romcom — in musical form! Visit ubcfa.org for more information and buy tickets here.


MythBusters Jamie and Adam: Unleashed

LOCATION: UB Center for the Arts

TIME: November 27th at 8 p.m.

PRICE: Ranges from $27 – $67.

Since 2003, the Mythbusters have been debunking myths with science, all while entertaining the masses.  After more than ten years of filming, the Mythbusters will conclude their show in 2016.  Luckily, UB will host Jamie and Adam from the Mythbusters on their farewell tour.  If you want to be simultaneously informed and mesmerized, considering catching Adam and Jamie live this fall.  Visit ubcfa.org for more information and buy tickets here.


John Legend: Distinguished Speaker Series

LOCATION: UB Alumni Arena

TIME: December 3rd at 8 p.m.

PRICE: $32 – $60 for General Admission; FREE for any UB Student (limited supply released on specific dates)

Grammy winner and actor, John Legend, comes to UB this December to both lecture and answer questions from UB students and Buffalonians alike.  And if that isn’t incentive enough: Legend will also perform with a piano.  Though the tickets are pricy for General Admission, this event encompasses three different performances — and with Legend’s talent, it is well worth the money! Visit UB’s Distinguished Speakers website for more information regarding the UB Distinguished Speakers Series and buy tickets for this event here.


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Molly Ringwald / Photo Credit: Fergus Greer

Molly Ringwald Revisits The Breakfast Club

LOCATION: UB Center for the Arts

TIME: December 12th at 7 p.m.

PRICE: $38

‘80s and American Sweetheart, Molly Ringwald, comes to UB this fall to speak.  Following a screening of the cult classic, The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald will not only speak, but, she will take questions from the audience!  Visit ubcfa.org for more information and buy tickets here.


Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition

LOCATION: 145 Student Union, UB North

TIME: November 18th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

PRICE: Free!

In support of International Education Week, UB will host a photography exhibition featuring work from students who have studied abroad.  Winners will be announced along with presentations. Refreshments are also included! Visit buffalo.edu/studyabroad for more information.


Intercultural and Diversity Center Film Series

LOCATION: 240 Student Union, UB North

TIME: November 19th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

PRICE: Free!

Featuring films like Pelo Malo and Morgan in the past, the IDC Film Series presents contemporary film in order to its enlighten audience about various heritages, cultures, and sexual orientations.  This event is both significantly cheaper and more enlightening than flicks at the AMC — perfect for any student or Western New Yorkers on a budget and looking to learn.  Visit ub-diversity.buffalo.edu/film for more information.


Poetics Plus: Works in Progress

LOCATION: Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant Street

TIME: November 20th at 8 p.m.

PRICE: Free!

The Poetics Plus program at UB has brought together and inspired a multitude of talented poets throughout the years.  Join your local community of writers at Rust Belt Books to share your poetry and meet your peers!  Whether you want to share your poetry or simply listen, you will undoubtedly leave inspired.


UB Bulls face UMASS

LOCATION: UB Stadium, North Campus

TIME: November 27th (time TBA)

PRICE: Pricing varies.  Visit ubbulls.com for more information.

With three wins under their belt this season, the UB Bulls will face UMASS on November 27th.  This is an event for all ages — if you and your friends or family already enjoy watching football, you will undoubtedly relish this event.  Come to find yourself titillated and energized by the crowd!


Buffalo Film Seminars with Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian

LOCATION: Amherst Theater, 3500 Main Street, University Plaza across UB South

TIME: Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. *Seminars are held in both the fall and the spring!

PRICE: Adults: $9.50; Students: $7.50; Seniors: $7.00.

Talented and renowned professors, Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian, hold film seminars every Tuesday open to anyone in Buffalo.  For years, Christian and her husband have explored the world of film; they are also both talented authors.  Seminars include a screening of the film at the Amherst Theater and an open discussion after the viewing.  As a student who has been previously taught by Professor Christian, I can personally attest that you will find both the film and the discussion equally rewarding.  Check csac.buffalo.edu/bfs to see what films will show this fall!


Splitting Light Art Exhibit by Rachel Adams

LOCATION: UB Center for the Arts, North Campus

TIME: Now until January 9th; 5 p.m.

PRICE: Free!

Associate curator for the UB Art Galleries, Rachel Adams, exhibits “Splitting Light” in the Center for the Arts this fall and winter!  This exhibit will include painting, sculpture, video, lights, textiles, and paintings from local rising contemporary artists.  As the title suggests, this exhibit will fixate on lights and colors; it will also showcase the talents of UB’s newest curator!  Check out ubcfa.org for more information on this exhibit and other events at the CFA.


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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/arianna-lang/" target="_self">Arianna Lang</a>

Written by Arianna Lang

Arianna is an English and Art History student at the University at Buffalo. Currently, she is working on her senior thesis in addition to a poetry collection. Her interests lie in theory, film, art, and literature; she hopes to someday pursue a doctorate in contemporary literature.
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