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Now in its 30th anniversary season, MusicalFare will present “Elf: The Musical” Nov. 13-Dec. 22. A recent Broadway smash, the stage production was inspired by the story of Buddy the Elf portrayed in the classic holiday film starring Will Ferrell. In MusicalFare’s stage version, Buddy is played by Chris J. Handley in a production directed and choreographed by Michael Wal…

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Every Columbus Day since 1996, Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility hosts the Celebrity Chef Culinary Extravaganza to benefit their scholarship fund. This year’s sold-out event on Monday, Oct. 14 is headlined by Chef Jordan Andino, host of “Late Night Eats” on the Cooking Channel and Food Network’s “Food Boats,” who’s also appeared on popular shows including “C…

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Because grownups deserve to have fun too, Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is once again bringing their app-based Incredible Hunt adventure to Buffalo on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The third-annual event will illuminate all the cool things there are to do and see around Buffalo–and lead to plenty of laughs. Clues for this adult-only scavenger hunt c…

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Western New York is thriving, and our vibrant, independent culinary scene is a big part of the region’s renaissance. Sample “cuisine outside the routine” Oct. 7-13 during Local Restaurant Week and choose from over 175 locally owned and operated eateries featuring dishes priced at $20.19, $30.19 and/or $40.19. The only concept of its kind to shine a light on mom-and-pop …

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As part of the museum’s mission to incorporate all artistic genres, the 6,700-square-foot East Gallery of the Burchfield Penney Art Center is transformed into a one-of-a-kind music venue as part of the ReSoundings concert series, featuring melodic rockers First Ward on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The gallery’s 28-foot ceilings produce a five-and-a-half-second reverb th…

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From breweries to bowling alleys, aquariums to alpaca farms, it seems couples are always trying to come up with an original venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. While unique, they might not be best equipped to handle every important detail of your big day. “A lot of trendy venues can be set in stone in terms of how accommodating they can be,” said Theresa Eri…

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Annual harvests, gorgeous foliage and a crisp bite to the air combine to make fall one of the best times of the year to visit wineries. From warming up with a hearty wine next to an inviting firepit to hitting the walking trails without being under the blazing sun, it’s peak season for vineyard activities and adventures. “It’s one of our favorite times of the year and i…

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Making sure your guests are enjoying themselves is a major goal for couples during their wedding reception, and a good DJ knows how to get the party started. But their role is about a lot more than getting people out on the dance floor. “Your DJ ensures that the party—and every element of the celebration—goes according to plan,” said Dan Rotunno, owner of Moving Music i…

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Kicking off its 30th anniversary season, MusicalFare will present “West Side Story,” Sept. 4-Oct. 6. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, “West Side Story” was inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and addresses young love amid the racially divided European Americans and Puerto Rican Americans on the streets of New York City. “The topicality of it all ce…

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Just 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, Woodlawn Beach State Park’s mile-long natural sand beach along Lake Erie is one of the most beautiful wedding locations in Western New York, offering spectacular views and incomparable sunsets. “To look at pictures, you’d think people were married in Jamaica,” said Dennis DiPaolo, owner of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Fa…

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Your wedding day is one of the most joyous moments of your life, and something you’ll want to cherish forever. Custom framing is the perfect way to display and preserve not only your professional portraits, but everything from invitations and hand-written vows to family heirlooms. When it comes to protecting such important keepsakes, it pays to turn to a professional, i…

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Western New York’s maritime history runs deep—and there’s no better place to embrace that nautical spirit for your big day than at North America’s oldest boating club. Dating back to 1903, Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island quickly came to fame for power boat racing, annual regattas and social opportunities for members and families. And its prime waterfront affords its…

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We’re having a moment here in Buffalo, let’s make the most of it. Meetings, events, tournaments, and conventions are great way to show the world what a truly remarkable place Buffalo is - from our inventive restaurants, trendy craft breweries and cocktail bars, exciting tours, architectural landmarks and our booming waterfront. They also mean big business for our regio…

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Buffalo’s food and drink scene is second to none and about to sprout a new Farm to Pint and ultra-local experience. Carving out its own niche and distinguishing its unique brand, West Seneca’s Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. will soon be serving up their savory suds in the City, opening a second location at 36 Broadway in the next few weeks. “We’re really excited to become …

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Wineries offer some of the most idyllic settings for outdoor concerts, combining high-energy fun in picturesque surroundings. Spring Lake Winery in Lockport will once again host their third annual Rock & Reggae Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 17 from 2-10 p.m. “It’s a really unique experience,” said owner Tamre Varallo. “Nobody else in this area has a concert in …