Nightlife in Buffalo

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College PAC on December 4 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College PAC

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$109.85 $54

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"Shaping Sound" at Shea's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"Shaping Sound"

Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Emmy-nominated choreographers meld genres in a showcase of contemporary dance

$51.50 $31

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Joy of Music and Wine Festival on Thursday, November 20 (Up to 83% Off)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Joy of Music and Wine

Kleinhans Music Hall

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Guests sample wines from five local wineries and beer from Flying Bison while listening to music by Sal Andolina and friends

$110 $22

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$15 for $30 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Habibi Sheesha Lounge - Elmwood Ave.

Habibi Sheesha Lounge - Niagara Falls

Buffalo

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters at The Forvm on Friday, November 21 (Up to 36% Off)

Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters

The Forvm

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Drifters tribute sings “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” and other songs that defined the early ’60s

$45 $29

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"Heartbeat of Japan" at Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State College on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 35% Off)

Heartbeat of Japan

Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State College

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World-renowned drummer, called “a taiko legend,” takes the stage for an exploration of natural rhythms

$55 $36

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"Baba Yaga" at Shea's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 50% Off)

Baba Yaga

Shea's Performing Arts Center

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Balletic retelling of the Russian fairytale about the child-stealing witch in the forest and the brave girl who sets out to defeat her

$23.50 $12

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Select Local Merchants

Dipson Theatres celebrates a reputation as a regional movie institution with a network of 9 locations lighting 46 silver screens across Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. Though the company now spreads across the northeast United States, it began in the small city of Batavia, NY, in 1939?a time when movies were called ?picture shows,? Roosevelt was in the White House, and everybody could only see in black and white. Today that tradition underlies the cinematic experience as patrons chomp popcorn and sip sodas, marveling at modern 3-D visual adventures, summer action movies, family-friendly features, or even indie art flicks and footage from world-renowned opera performances.

639 Main Street
Buffalo,
NY
US

Chefs at Toro Tapas Bar infuse their genre-defying tapas with creative fusion cuisine such as bison quesadillas and saffron lobster. Waiters transport small- to medium-size plates to glossy red tables, where diners share bites family style, as mixologists behind a dramatically backlit bar fill goblets with more than 100 wines. High ceilings with exposed girders soar above the space, and terra cotta walls bear abstract paintings that, if stared at long enough, reveal a 3D image of which diner will pick up the bill.

492 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

It's fitting that Alleyway Theatre makes its home in a renovated bus depot—the venue is a destination for local talent. The company focuses on Buffalo artists, frequently staging world premieres and fostering the work of homegrown playwrights. Freshly penned plays and acclaimed shorts entertain audiences in the historic venue, which sports the curved walls, stainless steel trimmings, and distinctive mustache of the Art Moderne architectural style.

1 Curtain up Alley
Buffalo,
NY
US

D'Arcy McGee's Irish Pub was featured on Nile Guide as well as in an article on Associated Content about the best Irish pubs in Buffalo. The pub also has more than 1,100 fans on Facebook.

257 Franklin St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Recently featured in Buffalo Rising, The Wine Thief navigates a laser-beam-guarded landscape to offer fine wine and a menu of inventive new American fare to Buffalo residents. The wine list boasts various vinos by the bottle or glass, eschewing fermented juice boxes in favor of more reliable receptacles. Worldly whites, such as the 1734 Vouvray ’06 (Loire, France), compete for imbibers’ taste buds against alternative reds, known for their early 1990s grungewear and soft-loud musical dynamics. The Wine Thief is also home to a Cuvee wine storage system, which keeps open wines fresh for up to two weeks, allowing a total of 36 by-the-glass wines to be ready at any one time.

431 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,
NY
US

Theatre of Youth specializes in kid-friendly performances that engage young minds and captivate grown-up grown-ups. They produce five literary-based productions and two health and wellness productions each year. Since 2000, more than half a million children have gotten their jollies from the popular productions, which are known for their high production value and quality acting. Upcoming plays include the informative Inside Out that wraps an entertaining story around a lesson that encourages healthier eating habits. This Holiday season, catch A Little House Christmas which is adopted from the famed Little House on the Prairie series, or peer into the future and reserve seats for a stage adaptation of Judy Bloom's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, opening next March.

203 Allen St
Buffalo,
NY
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