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39 Cool Events to Check Out This January in WNY

Best Things to Do Guides, City Guide, Event, Things to Do


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on December 22, 2021
Disney On Ice comes to KeyBank Center Jan 27-30

January is here and while things to do slow after the holiday rush, there are still plenty of ways to step out and enjoy Buffalo and Western New York. Try a class, attend a concert, enjoy a comedy show, indulge at Fat Bob’s 42 North Beer Pairing Dinner or experience Disney On Ice. Without further ado, let’s get into Step Out Buffalo’s curated list of exciting events happening this January in WNY, as chosen by our editors.

Disclaimer: At the time this guide was published, all of these events are scheduled to happen, however with things changing rapidly and cancellations possible, please be sure to check with each organization before going to any event for the most recent updates possible.


Waiting for Godot At The Irish Classical Theatre

Wed, Jan 26 +more dates
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Irish Classical (The Andrews) Theatre
625 Main Street Buffalo, 14203


The absurdist plight of Beckett’s lovable tramps brought the O’Neill Brothers to WNY and inaugurated the ICTC. Now highlighting our triumphant homecoming

Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate

Thu, Jan 27 +more dates
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203


The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate.  This monumental ice-skating spectacular visits KeyBank

Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2022

Sat, Feb 19
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203


On February 19, 2022 you’ll get to try over 200 whiskies, taste creative whiskey cocktails, meet master distillers, and more. Ready for the ultimate

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival

Wed, Jan 26 +more dates
All Day


Niagara on the Lake
26 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, Canada


The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival takes place over two weekends in the gorgeous heritage district that sets the stage for a magical weekend. Start ...

2022 Western New York RV Show

Thu, Jan 27 +more dates
10:00 am - 9:00 pm


Fairgrounds, Erie County/Hamburg
5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

The Western New York RV Show is back this year at the Hamburg Fairgrounds! Come see the latest inventory from Western New York's RV Dealers. Free Admission ...

Exploring Intuition Series

Thu, Jan 27
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Southtown Salt Cave
140 Pine Street Hamburg, New York 14075

South Towns

A series on exploring intuition with perspective on related topics like discernment, creating boundaries, building trust + playing. Do you know things ...

Joe DeRosa

Thu, Jan 27 +more dates
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203


Joe DeRosa has made a name for himself in comedy and entertainment with six top-ten charting stand-up albums and a multitude of performances ...

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series: Jim Breuer

Fri, Jan 28 +more dates
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
310 4th St Niagara Falls, 14303

Niagara County

BARREL OF LAUGHS: JIM BREUER FREEDOM OF LAUGHTER TOUR From his first days on Saturday Night Live to the cult favorite film “Half Baked”, Jim Breuer has ...


Wordism – Welcome 2022 !

Sat, Jan 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PAUSA Art House
19 Wadsworth Street, Buffalo, NY, USA Buffalo, 14202


Structured for new and seasoned artists alike, WORDISM is the premier non-competitive open mic event for spoken word artists where each event is designed ...

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Sat, Jan 29
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201


John Morris Russell, conductor Experience the full splendor of the original orchestral scores from the two greatest sci-fi franchises of all time. ...








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