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Best Things To Do Next Week

Derby Day Parties are happening all over town on Saturday, May 6th

Things To Do Next Week in Buffalo, Niagara & WNY

May 1 – 7 : Live music, sports, comedy, festivals and more. Find the best things to do next Week in BuffaloWestern New York and  the Niagara Frontier as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors. 

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Taste of the Trail

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017 - Sunday Apr. 30, 2017
10:00 am
Niagara Wine Trail, Niagara

Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail over two weekends. Taste a different sample paired perfectly with a wine at each winery.

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Buffalo Pierogi Fest

Sunday May. 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Outer Harbor Buffalo, Buffalo

Step Out Buffalo is bringing top notch pierogi makers to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor for a day of face stuffing and outdoor fun in the sun!

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Campus House Cherry Blossom Fusion Party

Monday May. 01, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Buffalo State College, Buffalo

Cherry Blossom Festival theme party in collaboration with Hospitality Students at SUNY Buffalo State’s Campus House

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THE DUO+

Monday May. 01, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nietzsche’s, Buffalo

JAZZ HAPPY HOUR: THE DUO+

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Denny Laine of Wings

Monday May. 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Denny Laine celebrates the 40th anniversary of the “Wings Over America” tour with a live on stage performance of their greatest album, “Band on the Run” –complete and unabridged!

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Mystery Taproom Takeovers

Monday May. 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event will be held at different bars throughout the city. Work in groups to examine clues and try to solve the murder–all while enjoying some great local beer.

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EDRYCE HASAN

Monday May. 01, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nietzsche’s, Buffalo

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE: EDRYCE HASAN

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Food Truck Tuesdays

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun!

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Alexei Carstensen – Piano Recital

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
7:30 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

Alexei A. Carstensen earned his B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from Niagara University.

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Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and Choirs

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall – Buff. State, Buffalo

The Buffalo State Philharmonia will present its final performance of the 2016–2017 season with “Symphonic Masterworks,” a celebration of women in music.

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
8:00 pm
Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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Cherry Blossom Cocktail Party & Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony

Wednesday May. 03, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

An evening of cocktails and culture. Traditional Tea Ceremony includes English interpretation and Q & A time at TBHM Auditorium.

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Kosha Dillz

Wednesday May. 03, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls

Kosha Dillz, World class improv artist that has received major attention for his dedication to success. $10 Presale, $15 at the door
Ages 18+

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Sharon Bailey Presents

Wednesday May. 03, 2017
7:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

Bailey’s trio are regulars and their brilliance is dependable!

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Johnny A

Thursday May. 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist and bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at venues from working-class bars to international amphitheaters – and every sort of venue in between.

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May the 4th Be With You 80’s Party

Thursday May. 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hot Mama’s Canteen, Buffalo

Come celebrate Star Wars and the 80s with us at Hot Mama’s Canteen! We’ll have Invisible Touch playing 80’s tunes, great food and perhaps some drink specials too.

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I’m Fine

Thursday May. 04, 2017
7:30 pm
Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo

I’m fine, a new play written and directed by Neal Radice A middle-aged widower discovers that a sense of humor is key as he confronts a thorny universe of finances, family, cooking, loneliness, sex… and the absurdities of online dating! Suitable for adults and teens.

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Steve-O

Thursday May. 04, 2017 - Saturday May. 06, 2017
7:30 pm
Helium Comedy Club, Buffalo

Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name with being one of the original crew of the hit MTV series, ‘Jackass!’, He was also on Comedy Central Roasts, Dancing with the Stars, and MadTV.

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THE WINSLOW BOY

Thursday May. 04, 2017 - Sunday May. 07, 2017
7:30 pm
Irish Classical (The Andrews) Theatre, Buffalo

A Broadway hit play, based on actual events, this compelling story of family honor and the pursuit of justice will ring true to all.

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Dave Rempis Solo

Thursday May. 04, 2017
8:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Each concert on the trip will involve a solo set, as well as a collaboration with one or more locally-based musicians in every city he visits.

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JJ Quintet

Thursday May. 04, 2017
8:00 pm
9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo

The Jacob Jay Quintet enjoys performing a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards around the Western New York area.

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The Other Mozart

Thursday May. 04, 2017 - Sunday May. 07, 2017
8:00 pm
710 Main Theatre, Buffalo

THE OTHER MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters.

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The Band Perry

Thursday May. 04, 2017 - Friday May. 05, 2017
8:30 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

The Band Perry, is an unstoppable presence in music. Just two albums into their career, they have won numerous music awards with platinum hits If I Die Young, Better Dig Two, DONE., All Your Life and more.

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Jazz and Happy Hour

Friday May. 05, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Enjoy drink specials and live jazz music by Bill Bates in the artful setting of AK Café.

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Greater Allentown First Fridays

Friday May. 05, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Allentown, Buffalo

Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm, where Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

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Made Violent with Ugly Sun, Sixties Future

Friday May. 05, 2017
7:30 pm
Waiting Room, Buffalo

For years, the three had not only been best friends – they’d been almost inseparable.

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Shen Yun

Friday May. 05, 2017 - Sunday May. 07, 2017
7:30 pm
Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo

Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery.

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The Dave Matthews Band Tribute

Friday May. 05, 2017
8:00 pm
Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo

The Dave Matthews Band Tribute

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Cinco De Mayo

Friday May. 05, 2017
9:00 pm
Milkie’s on Elmwood, Buffalo

Cinco De Mayo

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AIDS Walk Buffalo

Saturday May. 06, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Delaware Park, Buffalo

This 5k Walk heightens awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS continues to have on our community by honoring those living with the disease and memorializing those who have passed on.

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Hertel Dog Walk

Saturday May. 06, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hertel Ave., Buffalo

Come Join Buffalo Cares Animal Rescue on the Hertel Dog Walk!

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Kentucky Derby Luncheon

Saturday May. 06, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

The Kentucky Derby Luncheon will feature a hat fashion show and sale by PAMELA, INC., as well as a splendid offering of basket raffles. Lunch will be catered by Banchetti by Rizzo’s.

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‘Cherry Blossom Challenge’ Orienteering

Saturday May. 06, 2017
11:00 am
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Navigate your way on a 2.5 km course that starts and ends at the Japanese Garden and Delaware Park.

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Cherry Blossom Music Day

Saturday May. 06, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Sit on the Portico and enjoy music, entertainment and a view of the garden. Bring your own instrument and join a Cherry Jam Session, try your hand at the Drum Circle, Pink boat rides and food trucks too. The Middlemen, and Jazz Bands from Kanazawa, Japan & Hamburg High School.

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Kitchen Science: Iroquois Cornbread

Saturday May. 06, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Taste flavors of the indigenous people of New York with traditional boiled cornbread.

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5th Annual Derby Day Party

Saturday May. 06, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soho Burger Bar, Buffalo

Open bar and food for 3 hours ($40). Enjoy Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps and Bellinis. Don’t forget to wear your Derby Day best.

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Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt

Saturday May. 06, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Academy Park, Lewiston

All participants of the team will receive tickets to the after party with food and drink tickets.

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Off To The Races Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday May. 06, 2017
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora

The event takes place the same day as The Kentucky Derby and is a fun-filled event that includes food stations, a mint julep bar, a beer and wine bar, entertainment by Doug Yeomans, a Silent Auction and of course, pre-race fun and games.

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Nickel City String Band

Saturday May. 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daily Planet Coffee, Buffalo

Nickel City String Band

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Sanremo Ieri E Oggi

Saturday May. 06, 2017 - Sunday May. 07, 2017
7:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

Celebrated annually in the city of Sanremo, Italy, the acclaimed music festival brings a talented mix of artists to Fallsview Casino Resort.

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The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts presents “A Dream of Flying”

Saturday May. 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bird’s Nest, Buffalo

A Dream of Flying is an exploration and celebration of dreaming. Somewhere between the bizarre and the beautiful, the whimsical and the fearsome, lies the part of our subconscious that drives creativity and imagination.

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The BBC Band

Saturday May. 06, 2017
8:00 pm
Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo

The BBC Band has a very unique set of Beatle connections that no other band can claim…

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Wagner’s World of the Ring

Saturday May. 06, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Orchestral highlights from Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung weave this timeless mythological fairy tale into a multimedia extravaganza!

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Dance Yrself Clean: A Hipster Dance Party

Saturday May. 06, 2017
9:00 pm
Milkie’s on Elmwood, Buffalo

Expect classics from Daft Punk, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and new jams from Grimes & Kendrick Lamar

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John Bennett Regatta

Sunday May. 07, 2017
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
West Side Rowing Club, Buffalo

26 Teams from all over the Northeastern United States and Canada, including City Honors, Mount St. Mary’s, Nardin Academy, Nichols School, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Canisius High School and West Side Rowing Club Juniors

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SOCIAL WEEKEND BRUNCH

Sunday May. 07, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Providence Social, BUFFALO

Brunch (n): the socially acceptable excuse to drink before noon! Join us for Brunch & $2 mimosas every Saturday/Sunday from 10am-3pm!

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Wagner’s World of the Ring

Sunday May. 07, 2017
2:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Orchestral highlights from Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung weave this timeless mythological fairy tale into a multimedia extravaganza!

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Leanne Darling

Sunday May. 07, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Daily Planet Coffee, Buffalo

Leanne Darling is a classically-trained violist and composer who specializes in looping and sampling to create multilayered viola pieces with a soulful edge.

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Acoustic Sunday

Sunday May. 07, 2017
7:00 pm
189 Public House, East Aurora

Acoustic Sunday

FREE

The first Sunday of every month!

Click here for more information

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Professor Louie and The Crowmatix w/Hitmen Horns

Sunday May. 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Hear how the repertoire continues to evolve with Professor Louie who co-produced and performed with The Band and original individual members for over fifteen years.

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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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