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Best Things To Do This Week

 

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Best Things To Do This Week in Buffalo & Niagara

 Sept 18-24: We have summer weather which means tons of chances to step out and do the summery things you thought you missed until next year! Plus, Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, Gears & Grub, Williamsville Oktoberfest, the start of Buffalo Beer Week, 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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Belt Line Bash

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Get your ticket to a rousing event! The party takes place @ Larkin Square — on the grounds where Darwin Martin worked and near the train depot where he arrived daily by the once-operating Buffalo Belt Line.

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Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

Wednesday Sep. 20, 2017 - Sunday Oct. 01, 2017
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Buffalo Niagara Film Festival capture the essence of what filmmaking is all about, but it also captures the essence of the filmmakers themselves, providing the atmosphere and the go-to connections for their next films, locations and everything under the sun.

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Williamsville Oktoberfest

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017 - Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day
Island Park (Williamsville, Behind Village Hall), Williamsville

Bring your families to Williamsville and celebrate Oktoberfest with great food, contests, activities and more!

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Gears & Grub

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

This Healthy Options bike tour is a fun and healthy way to see our beautiful city!

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#ADULTFIELDTRIP

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

Part Two in the series is a real insider’s look at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. This irreverent and interactive romp through one of Buffalo’s most historic buildings will explore corners of the museum we don’t visit and things we don’t talk about on the “standard” tour.

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Tommy Davidson

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017 - Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
7:30 pm
Helium Comedy Club, Buffalo

Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer.

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The Buffalo Jazz Collective Repertory Ensemble Presents the Music of Art Blakey

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017
8:00 pm
9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo

The Repertory Ensemble pay’s tribute to the jazz tradition through performing repertoire by historically important jazz musicians, composers, and bandleaders.

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Williamsville Oktoberfest

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017 - Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day
Island Park (Williamsville, Behind Village Hall), Williamsville

Bring your families to Williamsville and celebrate Oktoberfest with great food, contests, activities and more!

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Buffalo Beer Week

Friday Sep. 22, 2017 - Sunday Oct. 01, 2017
All Day

Buffalo Beer Week (BBW) promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture by coordinating a ten-day festival in Erie and Niagara counties.

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Oinktoberfest

Friday Sep. 22, 2017 - Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
All Day
Pumpkin Farm, Clarence

Oinktoberfest has continuous music all three days, plenty of BBQ vending teams, a KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days.

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Tesla Fest: Electric Circus

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Barrel Factory, Buffalo

Join the Electric Circus for a Victorian-inspired night of creativity and innovation with Buffalo-Niagara Tesla Festival! A multi-disciplinary art party will celebrate the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla in WNY.

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Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company 2nd Annual New York Fall Beer Festival

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
6:00 pm
Woodcock Brothers Brewery, Wilson

This unique event features fall, or harvest seasonal brews exclusively from New York State craft breweries.

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Black Pussy / Deadwolf

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Mohawk Place, Buffalo

Black Pussy is a group of Rock n’ Roll pot-smoking fun-loving long hairs that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit.

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John Hasselback and Phil Sims: An evening of JJ and Kai

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

John Hasselback and Phil Sims: An evening of JJ and Kai

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Madama Butterfly

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall – Buff. State, Buffalo

Madama Butterfly, by Giacamo Puccini was first performed in Milan in 1904. Despite the tragic story, it has some of the most beautiful music in all of opera.

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Message In A Bottle: The Music of The Police

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda

Dave La Fame (bass & vox) sounds so much like Sting, close your eyes & you’re challenged to hear the difference. Precisely replicating the drum sounds and feel is Neil La Fortune.

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Matthew Stevens

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
9:00 pm
Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo

Guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens has released his second album as a bandleader, ‘Preverbal,’ March 24th on Ropeadope and in Canada on Crystal Math Music Group (Metric, Grimes).

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Domino A Van Morrison Experience

Friday Sep. 22, 2017
9:30 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

With Domino: A Van Morrison Experience, Atlanta singer Greg Hester recreates the aura of Morrison onstage with all of the joy of the diminutive Irish giant at his best.

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Mud FUN Rock n’ RUN

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day
Darien Lake, Darien Center

Run as and Individual, Run as a Family, Run with Friends. It’s all about the FUN!!

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Museum Day Live!

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine.

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Taste of Grand Island

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day
Grand Island- Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island

Taste of Grand Island. We hope that you will come to join us in celebrating our town pride as we showcase all that Grand Island has to offer.

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UB Bulls vs. Florida Atlantic

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
All Day
UB Stadium, Buffalo,

UB Bulls vs. Florida Atlantic

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All Wright All Day

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo

It’s a short trolley ride to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for a tour. Continue on to Graycliff (1926-31) for an extended tour and a visit to historic Forest Lawn’s Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004).

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Natalie’s Walk

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canalside, Buffalo

Our goal is to bring awareness to spinal cord injuries and the difficulties faces with this catastrophic injury.

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Run in the Country

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

In addition to the race, there will be a Kid’s Fun Run on the grounds starting at 10am, followed by a post-race celebration at BNHV where music, food, beer, and water will be provided.

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13th Annual WNY Fiber Arts Festival

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emery Park Ski Lodge, South Wales

13th Annual WNY Fiber Arts Festival, come experience local artisans, shop for unique, handmade gifts & craft supplies. Demonstrations & Workshops.

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AppleUmpkin Festival

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017 - Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wyoming NY, Wyoming

We invite you to revel in the final golden days of summer along gaslit streets lined with hundreds of craft vendors, strolling entertainers and the mouth-watering aromas of delectable festival treats!

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Lewiston Harvest Festival

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017 - Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center Street in Lewiston, Lewiston

More than 100 vendors will showcase their artwork, jewelry, woodwork, candles and handmade crafts throughout the weekend.

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Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017 - Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Niagara Wine Trail, Niagara

Celebrate harvest season with wine and food pairing samples at each participating wine

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Buffalo Cigar Fest

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wings Flight of Hope Event Center, Orchard Park

This one day mega festival, hosted by Buffalo Cigars, will unite Western New York and all surrounding areas for a day to celebrate the pleasures of smoking premium hand rolled cigars, beer, food and an unbelievable live music lineup.

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Buffalo State Bengals vs. RPI

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
12:00 pm
Coyer Field, Buffalo

Buffalo State Bengals vs. RPI

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Autumn Tour of Homes: Village of Hamburg

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Join Explore Buffalo and Imagine: Hamburg for a rare opportunity to see the interiors of historic homes in one of Erie County’s charming villages!

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Aroma Farm Dinners 2017

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oles Farm, Alden

The Aroma Group is proud to announce the Aroma Farm Dinner Series is returning in 2017 with three events at Oles Farm in Alden, NY.

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Zwanze Day 2017

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thin Man Brewery, Buffalo

One of the oldest and most respected makers of Lambic in the world, Brasserie Cantillon, in Brussels, Belgium will once again release a very special beer for this year’s Zwanze Day.

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2017 Ballpark Brew Bash

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coca Cola Field, Buffalo

Head down to beautiful Coca-Cola Field on Saturday, September 23rd and sample over 100 unique beers from 50+ breweries near and far!

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Country Harvest

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the first ever Country Harvest at the Buffalo Zoo! Enjoy festive fall activities, country music BBQ food and seasonal beers.

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UB Tailgate Concert Series: Gin Blossoms

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
4:00 pm
University at Buffalo, Getzville

Rock band Gin Blossoms heads up the second installment of UB’s Official Tailgate Concert Series before the UB Bulls take on the Florida Atlantic. Get your tickets for the VIP Gameday Experience. The Tailgate concert series is located inside Stampede Square, adjacent to UB Stadium and gates open 3 hours prior to football game and concert will begin 2 hours prior to game.

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The Early November / The Movielife

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
6:30 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

The members of the Early November were young enough to have grown up with the Drive-Thru Records sound, a formula that incorporated sensitive emo, pop, and punk revivalist amalgams with a bit of post-hardcore grit.

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Ballpark Brew Bash Afterparty

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
7:00 pm
Lockhouse Distillery, Buffalo

There will be local beer specials that last all night long & The Rifts will be preforming sarting at 8pm and going until midnight!

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Blacklight Run

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
7:30 pm
Outer Harbor Buffalo, Buffalo

Run and walk along the Buffalo waterfront through the multiple Blacklight Run Glow Zones on your way to the finish line and finish your night at the Neon Sky celebration as we light up the sky and dance the night away.

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Disney FANTASIA Live in Concert

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, will be presented live on-screen above the orchestra.

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Compeer Bills Bash

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hydraulic Hearth, Buffalo

Put yourself in your Buffalo Bills best gear, and head over to Hydraulic Hearth where you can chow down on delicious wood fired pizza buffet, enjoy some quality beer and wine selections, and jam out to the tunes of this fun party with a DJ spinning your best dance and popular tunes.

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Total Yuppies

Saturday Sep. 23, 2017
9:00 pm
Milkie’s on Elmwood, Buffalo

Total Yuppies

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Buffalo Bills Fan Fest

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wings Flight of Hope Event Center, Orchard Park

Buffalo Fan Fest has partnered with Buffalo FAMbase, the originators of #BillsMafia, to bring Buffalo Bills fans together while supporting a few great causes: Wings Flights of Hope, Hunter’s Hope, and Autism Awareness.

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WHAT’S NEW IN BUFFALO BY BIKE TOUR

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This tour is a great introduction to the “new Buffalo” for both weekend visitors and ex-pats returning for the weekend, as well as for local residents from the city and suburbs who want to see for themselves what all the excitement is about at Canalside and Downtown Buffalo.

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Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
1:00 pm
New Era Field, Orchard Park

Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos

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German Oktoberfest

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New York Beer Project, Lockport

he party will be featuring bavarian pretzels, Oktoberfest games and prizes, German sing-a longs and prizes for best German costumes! We also have two German beers for the party, our Red IPA, brewed with german cherries with flavors of Bavarian kirsch liqueur and PROST!

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the The Band band

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band’s distinctively original Americana music with classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, as well as deeper cuts from The Band’s vast catalog.

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Quicksand

Sunday Sep. 24, 2017
7:00 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

Quicksand is a band from New York City.

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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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