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Best Things to Do This Week

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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on November 22, 2021
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Things To Do This Week in Buffalo & Niagara

Here are THE things to do this week in BuffaloWestern New York, and the Niagara Frontier. This list includes the best things to do including live music, festivals, comedy shows, theater, concerts, sports, nightlife parties and more. Love knowing what’s going on in Buffalo and Western New York? Be the first to know everything from the best new restaurants to coolest events – subscribe to our free email newsletter!

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New Years Eve, Jay Dref & Michael Civisca

Fri, Dec 31
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$100

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Welcome in ‘22 with 2 of Western New York’s most exciting and distinctive voices: Michael Civisca, (you read it right!) paying homage to the Great ...

Queen City Pop Up – Holiday Market

Mon, Nov 29
11:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Fountain Plaza
2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY

Other

Downtown’s first pop up retail initiative is back! This year’s Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition will take place in a new venue, ...

Holiday Happening At Niagara Wine Trail

Sat, Dec 4
All Day +more dates

$40

Niagara Wine Trail
Niagara Niagara Falls, 14777

Other

We can't think of a more fun way to get your holiday shopping done! Each single and couple ticket includes one wine journal perfect for logging all ...

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Magic of Lights

Mon, Nov 29
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$6.99

Darien Lake
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Tis the season for glittering lights! Experience 1.25 miles of magical holiday lights displayed through the park and campgrounds from the comfort of your ...

Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show

Mon, Nov 29
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$23

Niagara County Fairgrounds
4487 Lake Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The Holiday Light Show™ is the best holiday light spectacular of the season! Featuring dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays to ...

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo

Mon, Nov 29
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$7.50

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo is back and better than ever! This year get ready for more lights, more nights, and more fun. Enjoy the Zoo after hours as ...

Blue Monday

Mon, Nov 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Tacoma Performing Arts Center (T-PAC)
351 Tacoma Avenue 351 Tacoma Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Each Monday 6-9 Jack Civiletto and the Heptones play Blues music and have a Featured guest.  There is no cover, however we hope you take advantage of ...

Dark Horse Run

Mon, Nov 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

The best party in Buffalo! If you have not been to The Hofbrauhaus then you really need to go. ...

Buffalo Sabres vs. Seattle Kraken

Mon, Nov 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

Buffalo Sabres @ Key Bank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

sports ...

Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Cornell Big Red

Mon, Nov 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10

Koessler Athletic Center
2001 Main Street Buffalo, 14208

Buffalo

Sports ...

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

Mon, Nov 29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$59

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music. Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first ...

Dave Garron

Tue, Nov 30
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Watch Dave Garron live at Hofbrauhaus, event starts at 4pm! ...

Coles 87th Anniversary Party!

Tue, Nov 30
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Cole’s Restaurant & Bar
1104 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

It's our 87th Anniversary here at Coles and we want you to help us celebrate! 87 years stationed on Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, NY and we wouldn't have ...

Make Your Own 16″ Holiday Wreath

Tue, Nov 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$50

Alchemy Wine & Beer
50 Buffalo St Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Create your own holiday masterpiece with us while enjoying time with friends and/or family! We will provide you with a kit which includes fresh cut greens, ...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Tue, Nov 30
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$34

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical is now on tour! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of ...

Robert DeLong

Tue, Nov 30
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

$25

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

After Dark Presents Robert DeLong with special guests Grabbitz ...

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Drive Thru

Wed, Dec 1
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$20

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

South Towns

Festival Dates: December 1-31. Closed December 24 & 25. Hours: 5:00-9:00pm Admission is $20 Per Vehicle (plus fees) You must choose the night ...

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Wednesdays are “Roycroft Uncorked”

Wed, Dec 1
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Roycroft Inn
40 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

We invite you to join us on Wednesdays for “Roycroft Uncorked” when you can bring in your favorite wine with no corkage fee, (usually $15.00), when ...

Louise Bethune Lecture

Wed, Dec 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

This lecture by Kelly Mcalonie will highlight the life of Louise Bethune, the nation’s first female architect. This talk will focus not only on Louise ...

Behind the Scenes Collection: Cabinet of Curiosities

Wed, Dec 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$30

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Did you know the Museum houses more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts? Go behind the scenes to see what few have seen and explore the Museum’s Collection. ...

ALL IS CALM at MusicalFare Theatre

Wed, Dec 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$49

MusicalFare Theatre – Daemen College
4380 Main Street Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Written by Peter Rothstein Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach Directed & Staged by Susan Drozd Music Direction by Theresa ...

Gap Mangione & The New Big Band

Wed, Dec 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Gap has been a guest soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and he and the Big Band played at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City with ...

Candlelight Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Thu, Dec 2
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm +more dates

$20

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy. Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Explore the Martin House with the lights dimmed and candles lit during this 75-minute, docent-led tour – only offered for three Thursdays in December. ...

The Panfil Bros Trio

Thu, Dec 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Roycroft Inn
40 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Live music in the Craftsman Lounge with The Panfil Bros Trio $5 Beer and Wine specials ...

Anecdotes & Artifacts Tours | aka, “Stories & Stuff”

Thu, Dec 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

$40

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

These exclusive, small-group, behind-the-scenes tours will be led by the TR Site’s Executive Director and the Curator. Participants will not only see ...

Holiday Workshops at the Martin House

Thu, Dec 2
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

$10

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy. Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Turn up the holiday cheer at our hands-on workshops on Thursdays in December. - December 2: DIY Holiday Arrangement with Arbordale Nurseries, $35 - ...

Jim Jefferies: The Moist Tour

Thu, Dec 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$37.75

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes comedian Jim Jefferies (Legit, FX; The Jim Jefferies Show, Comedy Central) on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Tickets for this ...

BCP at Asbury Hall: Converge/Diverge

Thu, Dec 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

Asbury Hall
341 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo

Pieces featured on this program departs from established notions of music, challenging musical predetermination, standard notation, and relying heavily ...

Damon Wayans Jr.

Thu, Dec 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$35.00

Helium Comedy Club
0 Mississippi Street. Buffalo NY Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Damon Wayans Jr. is an American actor, comedian, and writer. Damon is widely known for his character Coach on "New Girl" and as the character of Brad ...

Cami Clune & Vitamin D3 Holiday Show

Thu, Dec 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$25

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

Niagara County

A hometown favorite, you might recognize this dynamic Buffalo, NY, native from her recent semi-final run on Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice”. Enjoy ...

A Christmas Carol at Alleyway Theatre

Fri, Dec 3
All Day +more dates

$30

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

An Alleyway Tradition! Buffalo’s favorite family event returns for its 39th heartwarming year in a delightful adaptation featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim, ...

A Soulful Christmas

Fri, Dec 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
511 Michigan Ave Suite 401 Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Join the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor on December 3rd & 4th for A Soulful Christmas! We will have Horse Drawn Wagon Rides ...

Polar Plunge

Fri, Dec 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Woodlawn Beach State Park
3580 Lake Shore Rd Blasdell , 14219

South Towns

Special Olympics New York provides inclusive opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, who compete in Olympic-style, coached sports. Special ...

The Christkindlmarkt At Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

Fri, Dec 3
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

A Traditional German Christmas Market! The Christkindlmarkt will be comprised of three, 3-day weekends during the month of December 2021. This holiday ...

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Dinner

Fri, Dec 3
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm +more dates

$24

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Join us again this December at GCV&M on select Fridays and Saturdays for our Yuletide in the Country Tours and Dinner!  As you explore the wintry ...

First Friday Gallery Walk

Fri, Dec 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Allentown
Allentown Buffalo, NY

Other

Allentown’s gallery walk, known as “First Fridays”, is one of the most popular monthly events in the city of Buffalo. Growing from just a handful ...

The River Dogs at Diamond Hawk

Fri, Dec 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Diamond Hawk Golf Course & Pub "The Hawk"
255 Sonwil Dr. Cheektowaga, New York 14225

Cheektowaga and East

The River Dogs are a Buffalo  and Western NY based 4 piece American music band. Their background in a variety of  musical genres (rock and roll, blues, ...

NFTs and the Future of Digital Art with Assistant Curator Tina Rivers Ryan

Fri, Dec 3
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Northland
612 Northland Ave Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Join Albright-Knox Assistant Curator Tina Rivers Ryan, who co-organized Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art, for an introduction ...

Starset

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

The Rapids Theater
1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, 14305

Niagara County

With Special Guests The Word Alive & All Things Good Visionary media collective STARSET have carved out a unique path as part cinematic rock band ...

STEPHEN PEARCY the voice of RATT

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$30

The Showplace Theater
1065 Grant St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Show is general admission. 21 and up show with proper ID . All tickets are standing room only. Vaccinationations are not required at this time unless mandated ...

Resurgence Brewing Silent Disco

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

$10

Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Resurgence Brewery Silent Disco 3 Channel Silent Disco Electronic Dance Music | Hip Hop/R&B | Top40/Throwbacks 3 Channels of Music! Electronic ...

Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does This Tour

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$44

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Touted as “…the hottest comic in America,” by The New York Times, Sebastian Maniscalco has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve. ...

NCW: Winter Wonderslam 2021

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

Polish Cadets Club
927 Grant St Buffalo,

Other

Nickel City Wrestling presents Winter Wonderslam 2021 live Friday, December 3rd from the Polish Cadets of Buffalo! Doors open at 6pm & Bell time is ...

Discussion, Meet & Greet Borderlands Biography Dr. Z. Anthony Kruszewski and Prof. Beata Halicka

Fri, Dec 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle
612 Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

Come meet Dr. Z. Anthony Kruszewski and Professor Beata Halicka of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Author of Borderlands Biography Z. ...

Elf in Concert

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$29

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t ...

THE BBC BAND – 6th Annual Holiday Show

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$35

Tralf Music Hall
622 Main St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Live music TICKETS John 716-830-3406 / Gary 716-481-3162 johnc @ promoimages.com / TheBBCband.com ...

Scrooge The Musical

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm +more dates

$25

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Lockport’s holiday tradition returns to the Palace stage this December! Inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, this upbeat show will have ...

Bizet’s Sizzling Opera “Carmen”

Fri, Dec 3
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$35

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
Rockwell Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Buffalo

Buffalo Opera Unlimited (BOU) is delighted to announce the upcoming production of Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet, on Friday, December 3 at 7:30 ...

Peekaboo: Black Hole Tour

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$27.50

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

MNM Presents PEEKABOO Black Hole Tour w/ special guests BUKU, Mize, Ravenscoon, Austeria ...

Dan Altano

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$12

Rob’s Comedy Playhouse
1340 North Forest Williamsville, 14221

North Towns

Dan is a comedian and writer raised in New Jersey, and currently based in New York City. He can be seen live at theatres and comedy clubs across the United ...

The Barbra & Frank Holiday Show

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand never really worked together, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions. But it’s tantalizing to ...

JK Comedy Open Mic at OSB Buffalo

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

Free

OSB Ciderworks
517 Main St Buffalo , 14203

Buffalo

Buffalo's newest comedy open mic is back on Main Street at OSB Ciderworks. Typically hosted by your favorite host duo John Lockwood and Katie Scanlon. ...

A VOCÁLIS CHRISTMAS

Fri, Dec 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

$15

Hamburg United Methodist Church
116 Union Street. Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

After a pandemic break, a Vocális tradition continues! We cannot wait to return to the glorious acoustics of S.S. Peter and Paul and the Karpeles Manuscript ...

Nerds Gone Wild

Fri, Dec 3
9:30 pm - 12:00 am

Free

Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill – Transit
7800 Transit Road Buffalo, 14221

North Towns

Live music ...

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Dec 4
9:00 am - 1:00 pm +more dates

$150

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

A beloved Western New York holiday tradition returns; Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo is back after a year away! You’ll have your very own table ...

Totally Buffalo 716mas

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

FREE for shoppers!!!!!  Boy are we excited for this!! 716MAS is back at Buffalo Riverworks for a HUGE one-day only shopping event! The ORIGINAL ...

Yuletide in the Country

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

$6

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

South Towns

Shop Local, Shop Small at the 26th Annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market!  Location: Event Center Hours: Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, ...

Snowshoe-Or-Not Winter Walk

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am

$7

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Drive Depew ,

Other

Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk—if there's snow! No snow? We'll search for signs of wildlife that stay here for the winter. $10/person, $7 for Friends members. ...

Roycroft Campus Holiday Art Show

Sat, Dec 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

Roycroft Campus
31 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Get in the holiday spirit at a National Historic Landmark in the heart of small-town East Aurora! Our annual Holiday Show is back this year, and will take ...

Urban Run Series 2021

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 2:00 pm +more dates

Free

Flying Bison Brewing Company
840 Seneca St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Welcome to our 4th year hosting the Urban Run Series from the brewery. Runners of levels are welcome to join us for our monthly Urban Run Series at the ...

Queen City Market 2021

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
453 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY

Other

Buy local this holiday season! Established in 2011, The Queen City Market is a one-stop-shopping event showcasing an exceptional mix of artisan ...

Gingerbread Wonderland At Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 7:00 pm +more dates

Free

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street Niagara Falls, 14303

Niagara County

While the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will not have a life-sized gingerbread house this year, we still plan to have live in-person entertainment, ...

Spring Lake Winery’s Winter Market

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

$12

Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Celebrate the season at Spring Lake Winery' Second Annual Winter Market. Offering something for the entire family, from shopping, good food and entertainment, ...

Town of Amherst Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Join the Town of Amherst, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, event sponsor Cornerstone Federal Credit Union and over 25 vendors, for a Holiday Market on ...

Live Fashion Shows

Sat, Dec 4
11:00 am - 1:30 pm +more dates

$30

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

The TR Site’s Costume Resource Center will present “Fabulous Fashions of the 20th Century”. Enjoy an up-close look at some of the spectacular fashions ...

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 2021 Train Excursions

Sat, Dec 4
11:20 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

$38

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue Medina ,

Other

The Medina Railroad Museum gets a little extra spark of Christmas magic this time of year. The annual train excursion offers delights for all ages ...

Krampus Holiday Market

Sat, Dec 4
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

The Loft at Thin Man Brewery
166 Chandler Street Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

This market brings together local artists and their work for a one of a kind shopping experience. Each artist offers a unique style and high quality creations, ...

 

 

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