Blossoming with Fun: Must-Attend Events in Buffalo (May 15 – 31)

The flowers are in bloom, and the buds on the trees are about to pop. We are officially in the new season in Buffalo (and our allergies hopefully are done until next year).  Our city has become so colorful.  

This might be one of our most colorful event guides. Whether you want to Paint the Town Red at The Buffalo History Museum, get green at the Shrek Rave, or step into the purple magic of the Labyrinth, this guide will make sure that whatever you are doing is brilliantly hued. 

Event: Paint the Town Red 

Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct
May 16 | Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 8:00 PM
$100 | Tickets

For more than 20 years, the Paint the Town Art Auction has brought together local artists, museum supporters, and collectors to raise crucial funding for The Buffalo History Museum. The inaugural preview exhibit leading up to the auction features work from over 60 of the area’s top artists. Tickets include dinner stations, drinks, and access to the live and silent auction.  VIP tickets are also available, and include a limited edition print of custom Yames artwork. Check out our preview here.  

Event: Labyrinth

The Screening Room 
Boulevard Mall 880 Alberta Drive (facing Wegmans)
Amherst, NY
May 17-25 | evening and matinee performances 
From $17.85 | Tickets 

Dance, Magic, Dance!  The ‘80’s classic Henson film, featuring David Bowie, and a number of puppet friends comes to Buffalo for a special weekend. Go for the mimosa matinee, but don’t “hoggle” all the popcorn!

Event: An Evening with Songbirds: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

The Statler 
107 Delaware Ave 
May 17 | 7:00 PM Doors
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door | Tickets  

Experience the electrifying essence of Fleetwood Mac at their peak, in the iconic Golden Ballroom of Statler Buffalo. The Songbirds faithfully pay tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, with live renditions of all of their hits.

Event: Broadway Bucket List 

Second Generation Theatre
Shea’s Smith Theatre
658 Main Street 
May 19 | Doors: 6:00 PM, Concert: 7:00 PM
$50 | Tickets

It’s that time of year again! Join eight of 2nd Gen’s favorite performers as they sing songs off their theatrical “bucket lists” for a one night only concert event!

Event: Reiki & Sound Ceremony with Live Medicine Music 

1 Symphony Circle 
May 20 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
$37.05 | Tickets

Find transcendence at this meditative event.  Go and be immersed in the vibrations of crystal & metal singing bowls and experience a hands-on reiki treatment and live music. 

Event: Shrek Rave

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street
May 25 | Doors: 8:00 PM
$20 (Ages 18+) | Tickets

Yes.. you read that right… A rave that happens to be ogre-themed.  Wear green, bring a glow stick, and maybe find your happily ever after (party)?  

Event: The Stylistics 

Seneca Niagara Bear’s Den Showroom
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
May 30 & 31 | Doors: 8:00 PM
$65/$75 | Tickets

The Stylistics, a renowned vocal group established in the mid-1960s, epitomize the “Philly sound” with hits like “You Are Everything” and “Betcha By Golly, Wow.” Catch the R&B legends at The Bear’s Den Showroom for two unforgettable performances!

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