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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on September 27, 2021
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Best Things To Do This Weekend in Buffalo

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. 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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Fall Weekends at Marvin’s at Widewaters

Fri, Oct 1
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm +more dates

Free

Marvin's at Widewaters
767 Market St Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Looking for fun things to do with the family this Fall? Make sure to check out all that's happening at Marvin's at Widewaters this year! See our hours ...

Fall Boutique Crawl – Williamsville & Snyder – Oct. 2nd

Sat, Oct 2
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

Rove Boutique
5596 Main Street Suite 5 Williamsville, 14221

North Towns

Join us for a Saturday in the Village! * Main Street Williamsville and Snyder businesses will be participating in a Fall Boutique Crawl. -- Swag bags ...

Spirits with the Spirits At Oakwood Cemetery

Sat, Oct 2
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30

Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY
763 Portage Road Niagara Falls, 14301

Niagara County

Twilight falls upon Niagara and the Spirits will rise in the darkness.  (It's late afternoon into the night) Be stilled and taste the distilled. ...

Rusty Nickel Brewing’s Annual Harvest Festival

Sat, Oct 2
All Day

Free

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – West Seneca
4350 Seneca St West Seneca, 14224

South Towns

Rusty Nickel Brewing's Annual Harvest Fest is a celebration of the local harvest, seasonal brews, and family fun! What to expect: Special Beer Releases,  Hard ...

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit At Alleyway Theatre

Fri, Oct 1
All Day +more dates

$30

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

A script sealed in an envelope. A different actor every night. Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Soleimanpour distills the experience ...

Becker Farms Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm

Fri, Oct 1
All Day +more dates

$13.00

Becker Farms
3724 Quaker Rd. Gasport, New York 14067

Niagara County

Becker Farms proudly announces the 2021 Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm, with lots of activities for the family to enjoy, starting in September ...

WNY Craft Brewery Week

Fri, Oct 1
All Day +more dates

Free

Other

WNY Craft Brewery Week 2021 will take place Monday, September 27th thru Friday, October 1st. The new event is hosted by the WNY Brewers Guild, which currently ...

Fall Frontier Days

Fri, Oct 1
10:00 am - 1:30 pm +more dates

Free

Old Fort Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza Niagara County, 14174-1003

Other

A special interactive school program Join us for an exciting journey through the history of Old Fort Niagara. These school programs discuss the Native ...

Sawdust & Swing

Fri, Oct 1
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$75.00

Canalside
44 Prime St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

The Buffalo Maritime Center (BMC) is proud to announce Sawdust & Swing at the Longshed! A Benefit Event for the Buffalo Maritime Center and its ...

First Friday Gallery Walk

Fri, Oct 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

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 ...

Brother James – Bee Gee Tribute!

Fri, Oct 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

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

Cheektowaga and East

BEE GEES NIGHT with THE UNFORGETTABLE BROTHER JAMES:  You don’t want to miss this! Free Admission.  Reservations available at clubhouse@diamondhawkgolf.com ...

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Post Prom “Who You Pretend To Be” Album Release Show

Fri, Oct 1
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

After Dark Presents POST PROM "Who You Pretend To Be" Album Release Show with special guests Genesee Hotel & Funeral Coat ...

A Bourbon Dinner

Fri, Oct 1
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$100

The West End
340 Union St. Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

A Bourbon Dinner takes place at the West End in Hamburg, NY! A four (4) course bourbon paired dinner with your favorite chefs!  Price includes tax ...

Buffalo’s Greatest 80s Party

Fri, Oct 1
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

$22

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

IF YOU ALREADY PURCHASED TICKETS FOR THE PARTY, THEY WILL BE HONORED IN 2021 OR YOU MAY GO TO EVENTBRITE AND REQUEST A REFUND. VIP 7pm $60.00 at Buffalo ...

Nikki Glaser: One Night With Nikki Glaser

Fri, Oct 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$37

Asbury Hall at Babeville
341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo

Please Note: This event will be presented in accordance with applicable public health requirements and considerations as of the date of the event; which ...

Richie English, Solo Piano

Fri, Oct 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

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

South Towns

Hold on to your seats, and join us for a power packed evening of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff! "He's the Axl Rose of Buffalo classical ...

Hannah Berner

Fri, Oct 1
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm +more dates

$18.00

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

Buffalo

Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up playing competitive tennis professionally and for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on ...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fri, Oct 1
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm +more dates

$20

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

This underground stage hit became the cult classic Tim Curry film (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during ...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor

Fri, Oct 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Six albums in, Joanne Shaw Taylor has nothing to prove, but plenty to say. Reckless Heart, the follow-up to 2016’s Top 20 hit, Wild, finds the British ...

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

Fri, Oct 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. You will be transported back ...

Lespecial With Special Guests Grub

Fri, Oct 1
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$30

The Rapids Theater
1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, 14305

Niagara County

lespecial carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove”. The power trio’s fresh synthesis of ...

Redd Volkaert / Dallas Wayne & Twang Gang

Fri, Oct 1
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

$20

Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

The Official Redd Volkaert Page Dallas Wayne Home Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some ...

No Illusions Tours: Buffalo’s Favorite Daughter’s: The Full Story

Sat, Oct 2
All Day +more dates

$25.00

Meet at Lafayette Square
415 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

This is our full-length Buffalo's Favorite Daughters tour. We will make our way through Buffalo's story through the eyes of its influential women. From ...

Fall Fun At Becker Farms

Sat, Oct 2
All Day +more dates

$9

Becker Farms
3760 Quaker Road, Gasport NY Gasport, 14067

Niagara County

Tickets required on weekends September 4th - October 31st as well as Labor Day and  Columbus Day - Free Admission Monday-Friday! What's Included ...

Festival Weekends At The Great Pumpkin Farm

Sat, Oct 2
All Day +more dates

$12

The Great Pumpkin Farm
11163 Main Street Clarence , 14031

North Towns

Festival Weekend #1 – September 18 & 19, 2021| Opening Weekend – World Pumpkin Pie Eating & Armed Forces Weekend Featuring the World Pumpkin ...

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon

Sat, Oct 2
9:15 am - 3:00 pm

$25

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

This is a truly fun & unique race. Runners will enjoy live bands at every mile and breathtaking views as they run alongside the Niagara River and through ...

EA2EVL Fondo – 42-Mile Charity Bike Ride

Sat, Oct 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$59

42 North Brewing Company
25 Pine Street, East Aurora, NY, United States East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

The EA2EVL Fondo, presented by West Herr, is a 42-mile inaugural charity bike ride that will be held on October 2. Funds raised from the non-competitive ...

Roycroft Campus Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 2
10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free

Roycroft Campus
31 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of autumn on the Roycroft Campus in the heart of picturesque East Aurora, New York. The Campus will once again ...

Agricultural Fair At Genesee Country Village & Museum

Sat, Oct 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm +more dates

$17

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

Other

Don't miss one of our most beloved events of year - the Agricultural Fair at Genesee Country Village & Museum!  Celebrate the bountiful Western ...

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Oct 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is bigger and better and this year the fall fun lasts all month long! Family-friendly favorites like our Trick-or-Treat ...

Spooky Safari

Sat, Oct 2
11:00 am - 3:00 pm +more dates

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Rd. West Falls, NY 14170

South Towns

SPOOKY SAFARI Date: October 2 & October 9 Location: Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Address: 1963 Mill Rd., West Falls, NY 14170 Times: 11am-3pm Phone: ...

Fall Foliage Train Ride On The Arcade & Attica Railroad

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

$22

Arcade & Attica Railroad
278 Main Street Arcade, 14009

Wyoming County

Come See Beautiful Hills in Western New York as the Leaves Change Colors! Enjoy a round-trip train excursion during peak times in Western New York. At ...

Urban Run Series 2021

Sat, Oct 2
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 ...

University at Buffalo Bulls vs. Western Michigan University

Sat, Oct 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$30

UB Stadium
12 Capen Hall? Buffalo, 14260

Buffalo

sports ...

Cocktoberfest

Sat, Oct 2
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Woodcock Brothers Brewery
638 Lake St Wilson, Ny 14131

Niagara County

Cocktoberfest! oct 2nd, all day! Noon-10pm. Cocktoberfest at Woodcock Brothers Brewery in Wilson, Ny. Authentic German music from 2-5pm, jazz quartet ...

Bricks & Brews

Sat, Oct 2
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$60

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

North Buffalo

The Martin House brewfest is back celebrating our 8th year! Bricks & Brews is a craft beer sampling with live music by PA Line, Anderson’s and Lloyd’s ...

Chandler Street After-Market

Sat, Oct 2
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm +more dates

Free

Chandler Street After-Market
27 & 37 Chandler Street Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

EAT LOCAL, EAT FRESH -- ON CHANDLER! As we embark on a new market season, we're announcing an exciting change! Kicking off Saturday May 8th, the market ...

Batavia Vodka & Gin Fest

Sat, Oct 2
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$25

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel
8315 Park Avenue Batavia, 14020

Genesee County

Join us for our 3rd annual Batavia Vodka & Gin Fest sponsored by Stoli Vodka & Fords Gin on Saturday October 2! Explore the numerous vendors & ...

Wine on the Rails

Sat, Oct 2
5:00 pm - 7:20 pm

$38

Arcade & Attica Railroad
278 Main Street Arcade, NY 14009

Wyoming County

Enjoy a round-trip train excursion while sipping some local wines. At the halfway point, you depart the train at Curriers Station, where you can do a self-guided ...

Buffalo Double Decker Bus Murder Mystery – Death At The Disco

Sat, Oct 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$35

Naval Park
1 Naval Marina Park S Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Death At The Disco Murder Mystery At Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours. Staying Alive? Enjoy a killer time on our bus while you figure out "who done ...

Conway The Machine

Sat, Oct 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$27.50

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Live music ...

Jony James, Survival Blues

Sat, Oct 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

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

South Towns

Jony James is overflowing with soul. It drips down from his hands onto his guitar, in lyrically urgent bends and intense ethereal assaults. It pours out ...

Battle of the Bands: Disco vs. Motown

Sat, Oct 2
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$32

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

We are finally back and back with a BANG!!!!!! We are excited to bring you one of the biggest shows we have ever produced in the past 10 years. It’s ...

Dancing in the Street – Music of Motown

Sat, Oct 2
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$29

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

JMR is BACK, with Motown hits made famous by Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and the one-and-only ...

New Found Glory

Sat, Oct 2
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$37

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

After Dark Presents New Found Glory - Pop Punk's Still Not Dead Tour with special guests Hot Mulligan LØLØ SHOW UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, ...

The Mersey Beatles Live in Buffalo, New York!

Sat, Oct 2
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$29.99

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

The Mersey Beatles!! The world’s most authentic and only LIVERPOOL born Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous ...

Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

Sat, Oct 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$52

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Comedy Heavyweight Mike Epps brings “The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival” to KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on October 2, 2021 at 8 pm. Epps will lead ...

Janet Evra: A Night In Paris

Sat, Oct 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10

Seneca One Tower
1 Seneca St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

From the U.K., international jazz artist, bassist, songwriter, and vocalist Jane Evra appears in A Night In Paris at Seneca One Auditorium! By ...

DUELING PIANOS – WNY’s HI-OCTANE

Sat, Oct 2
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$12

Tralf Music Hall
622 Main St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Live Music ...

Elio Villafranca Jazz Trio

Sat, Oct 2
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$45

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

Buffalo

Elio Villafranca, piano - Dominic Branch, drums - Adam Olszewski, bassBorn in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Steinway Artist, Grammy Nominated, ...

The Great American Garage Sale

Sun, Oct 3
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Antique World & Flea Market
11111 Main St Clarence, NY 14031

North Towns

Garage Sale Season is back and the Great American Garage Sale is the best one of them all!!  Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather and maybe find ...

“Arts in the Alley”

Sun, Oct 3
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

PERSONs ALLEY & 42 NORTH BREWING
25 PINE ST. EAST AURORA, NY 14052

South Towns

The first-ever “Arts in the Alley” will debut on Sunday, June 6th on Persons Alley in the Village of East Aurora. The event will feature 20 regional ...

Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans

Sun, Oct 3
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$70

Highmark Stadium
1 Bills Dr, Orchard Park, NY 14127

South Towns

sports ...

Secrets of Victorian Séance @ Chateau Buffalo Winery

Sun, Oct 3
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm +more dates

$30

Chateau Buffalo Winery
1500 Clinton St Buffalo, NY 14206

Buffalo

Explore 'spirts' while enjoying the spirits of the city's only winery, Chateau Buffalo! In this intimate 90 minute presentation you'll discover how ...

Travis Tritt

Sun, Oct 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$55

Riviera Theatre
67 Webster Street North Tonawanda,, 14120

Niagara County

Three decades after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell-out shows and stays true and relevant ...

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Explore The Local Exhibits

Buffalo In Space Exhibit

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

$16

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Neighbors: The People of Erie County

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

THE SPIRIT OF THE CITY

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum Resource Center
459 Forest Ave Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Bug Works

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explorations

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explore YOU

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

In Motion

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Our Marvelous Earth

Tue, Sep 28
All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

 

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/ckluck5/" target="_self">Homer Enthusiast</a>

Written by Homer Enthusiast

A born and bred Buffalover.
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