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Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Feb. 16: Galentine’s Brunch Perks at Horsefeathers & Horsefeathers Indoor Market 346 Connecticut St., Buffalo Perks at Horsefeathers hosts the return of this fabulous female Valentine fete, spurred by an episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” Leslie Knope herself summed it up best when asked to describe Galentine’s Day: “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The city of Buffalo is celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend doing something it loves—playing backdrop to a huge outdoor hockey tournament and winter party at RiverWorks. And this one’s free to attend and hosted by a familiar beer name, to boot. Come February 13-16, over 850 players and as many as 10,000 spectators will descend on the Buffalo River for the 13th Annual Lab…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

There was once a time when the lure of going to the cinema was as simple as seeing a first-run film on a giant projection screen—and hammering down a bucket of popcorn while doing so. It didn’t matter that the theater seats were uncomfortable or crammed together. It wasn’t a bother that your feet stuck to the floor via spilled Coke and confectionary products. It wasn’t …

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Hidden in an industrial park just off I-190 in South Buffalo is one of the more incongruous spaces you’ll find in the city. Inside the old Buffalo China factory sit four gleaming sheets of perfectly manicured ice. But it’s not a hockey rink—it’s Buffalo’s only dedicated curling facility, home to the Buffalo Curling Club since they acquired the space in 2017. Through swe…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Jan 18: Sausage Fest Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., 4350 Seneca St., West Seneca Sausage is one of the most iconic eats in Western New York and this 5th annual event at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. celebrates it in all its ground glory. “It’s like a giant indoor tailgate party,” said co-owner Jason Havens. “There’s live music, people grilling outside, games, a magician and a…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Giving handcrafted gifts this holiday season isn’t just for the crafty thanks to an abundance of local classes geared toward the novice DIYers. Hosted by resident experts there to guide you so you can craft to impress, these outings offer a variety of present potential, from cozy blankets to ornaments to lip balm. All it takes is a few hours and a can-do festive spirit.…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Less than two hours on I-90 and Route 318 east brings you to this quaint Seneca County hamlet, birthplace of the women’s rights movement and home to the annual “It’s A Wonderful Life” festival commemorating the community’s surmised role as the inspiration for moviemaker Frank Capra’s iconic Bedford Falls. Lay of the land The hamlet rests in the larger Town of Seneca Fall…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

‘Tis the season for merriment and childlike wonder. Treat yourself to some classic Western New York holiday events or give yourself the gift of music with an evening of young string quartet virtuosos or a festive Hanukkah concert. Through Dec. 23: Festival of Lights The Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg Load the family in the car and head to The Fairgrounds f…

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With so many markets popping up around town come holiday season, I made it my personal mission to explore as many as I possibly could last year. One thing I realized in the process? Different markets pair best with certain personality types and shopping styles. Our abundance of options made for great variety: some are more low-key while others are packed with people. So wh…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

We love the idea of staycations for this time of year—it’s the opportunity to enjoy the place where you live from a different viewpoint, and maybe, just maybe, relax a little. Staycations can also serve multiple purposes, whether you want a break from holiday season prep with a side of festive, a shopping-intensive weekend or a quiet, romantic New Year’s Eve without the…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

When the husband and I both found ourselves facing down a milestone birthday this past year, thoughts naturally turned to how we’d mark our joint passage from 59 to 60. While grateful to be here to kvetch about it, on some level we found the occasion that little bit daunting. For despite how many well-meaning friends assure 60 is the new 40, there’s no denying once you’re …

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

From a first-ever pumpkin lighting to a gift show that’s nearly 40, these November events will inspire, enlighten and give you a head start on your holiday shopping. Nov. 1: Pumpkin Lighting Party The Foundry Give your pumpkin a second chance to shine and check out the mad carving skills of other Jack-O-Lantern enthusiasts at Buffalo’s first-ever pumpkin lighting at T…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Take I-90 east and you’ll be in this Capital District city of 50,000 people in just under four-and-a-half hours. Lay of the land While this tri-college town provides all the reason you need to head east, it’s sometimes overshadowed by its neighbors: bustling Albany and upscale Saratoga Springs. That’s a shame because Troy’s architecture, history, food, art and music scen…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Life can be a little stressful at times, so finding ways to let go in a positive way is important. Some people turn to yoga to relax or box to help get that aggression out—but Niagara Falls has a different idea. Smash Brothers Rage Room lets you work through your stressors by absolutely destroying a bunch of glass and electronics in a safe environment. My first quest…