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The best advice for this week is probably to stay inside and huddle under several layers of clothing. Buffalo will still have events going on next week, after all. We kid. The temperatures are expected to rise midweek, and while we might be reluctant to emerge from the warmth of our lairs, there are a handful of steamy events to make it worthwhile. Disney on Ice: Wor…

Food and Drink

That it's hard to develop a unifying theme around a Things to Do newsletter is proof that, contrary to opinion of many, Buffalo winters aren't so bleak that people huddle in bars to pass the time. Well, many Buffalonians do drink during the winter, but it's often to complement an event with a different purpose, as you'll see in the diversity of choices for this weekend.…

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Another Buffalo organization is doing something nice for federal employees. Explore Buffalo is offering the workers two free tickets to its Inside Downtown tours through February, regardless of when the shutdown ends. Additionally, free admission will be offered to children under the age of 18 of federal employees. "We want to provide federal employees who are impact…

Art

Bob Seger's gig, which hits KeyBank Center Thursday, is the marquee event of the week, but only re-sale tickets remain available. The interest locally isn't shocking: this is likely the last time the "Travelin' Man" will be a traveling man. If you're looking for another event option, there's a range of music, art, networking events and festivals to occupy your free time…

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New Year's resolutions are often well-meaning but pretty cliche. Due to previous habits, they're remarkably tough to keep. If a little push is needed to keep you on track - especially in regard to personal health and a greater appreciation for Buffalo art and music - feel free to use the Weekend in WNY as a launching pad toward 2019 greatness. Or, just find a cool event…

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A film series from Turner Classic Movies, live opera and even a boxing match are all part of the Fathom Events schedule slated for Dipson Amherst Theatre in 2019. The locally owned theater chain begins the special events with "The Met: Live" series presenting Anna Netrebko singing the title role in "Adriana Lecouvreur" at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 12. An encore screening is 1 p.m…

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Does the first week of January represent the saddest week of Buffalo's year? The excitement of the holidays has abruptly ended, and the reality of at least four months of gloomy weather can dampen even the brightest of spirits. A solid event slate - especially for one of the typically slowest weeks of the year - can cure some of these Buffalo blues, although another Sab…

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Many Buffalonians have already decided how they'll celebrate the close to 2018 and the dawn of 2019. Perhaps more than ever, the event landscape is filled with everything from the traditional downtown ball drop - it's free and doesn't sell out! - to swanky gatherings in Statler City and the Terrace at Delaware Park. But if you've dawdled or simply want to know what's ha…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Locals have lots of Buffalo pride, but it’s no secret that we all get a little sick of long winters. When cabin fever sets in, it’s important to find something to do—whether by embracing a cold, snowy day or escaping it with a novel activity. Here are some suggestions. Escape: Climb the walls This winter you can warm up while trying a new kind of workout at the Niagara C…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Winter is in full gear in WNY—and so is the fun around town (and across the border). Whether you’re into the energetic routines from the “Dancing with the Stars” pros, or a leisurely snowshoe though Delaware Park is more your speed, these events will help you start the New Year off on the right foot. Jan. 11: Niagara Icewine Northern Lights Gala Fallsview Casino Resort, …

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With Buffalo's promoters and venues gearing up for New Year's Eve celebrations, this weekend is a little quiet event-wise as a result. There are still several smaller activities - especially a few that are family friendly - that can make for a nice outing. If you simply cannot wait for New Year's Eve, check out Jeff Miers' concert suggestions, Brian Campbell's brewery e…

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If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with some of the area’s finest craft beer, then you’re in luck. Many Buffalo breweries have New Year's Eve events planned. Here are just a few. Rusty Nickel Brewing. Grab your best costume as Rusty Nickel (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) celebrates history’s most iconic duos at its themed New Year’s Eve Keg Drop celebration. Ticke…

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This might be stating the obvious, but here in Buffalo, we know how to party, and New Year's Eve is, aside from the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, the night when we put that knowledge to its greatest test. Because we're such a vibrant music town, it follows that many of the most enticing events on offer involve either live bands or DJs, and in some cases, both. He…

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This weekend is the final rush before Christmas - which is Tuesday - so flying through late holiday shopping is high on the lists of many Buffalonians. But for those looking for a little release before the family parties, here are some strong suggestions. Among the events that have sold out: Strictly Hip at Hamburg Brewing, the "Nutcracker" at Shea's and "A Christmas Ca…

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Eight days from Christmas, Buffalo will bustle with holiday parties that embrace the theme of ugly sweaters, which are playful, often funny and occasionally comfortable. A last-minute market at Thin Man and a secular party at Black Iron Bystro in Blasdell are further wise choices for the window of Monday through Thursday. 1. Ugliest Sweater Party, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thu…