If your resolution for 2023 was to enjoy more of what makes Buffalo an incredible place to live, keep it with this event calendar! January offerings include trivia nights, a world premiere play, Grammy® winning concerts, comedy, and cake decorating. There is no way to be bored in the Queen City this month!
Spotted Octopus Brewing, 41 Edward Street, Buffalo, NY
January 18 and 25 (Every Wednesday)
6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Enjoy a pint at this nano-brewery while playing a unique game of trivia. Created in 2011 by comedians Casey Grim and Adam McLaughlin, aCoupleofN3rds is a comedy sketch duo/trivia show focused on bringing local entertainment tailored to the unique communities throughout the Buffalo area. Their trivia nights are fun, where the right answers are wrong and stupid answers get you points.
Concert: Kai Wachi
Town Ballroom, 681 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
Jan 20, 2023
Doors: 8:00 pm
Dubstep artist Kai Wachi has been highly acclaimed for extraordinary sound design and hip-hop signatures. His emotionally driven musical sensibilities are what makes him truly unique. A staple of music festivals, Kai is surely prepared to make Buffalo move.
Theater: Return to Seymour St
O’Connell & Company, 681 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
January 20 – Feb 5, 2023
Evening: 7:30 pm, Matinee 3:00 pm
O’Connell & Company presents this World Premiere! Buffalo’s favorite playwright Tom Dudzick’s piece concerns Peter Witkowski’s attempt to rekindle a romance with his childhood sweetheart, Irene. Throw in a psychic child, an iconic Buffalo Blizzard, and Dudzick’s trademark humor, and you have a recipe for a great evening of theater.
4475 Transit Road, Suite 103, Buffalo, NY
10:00 am-11:00 am
Chrusciki Bakery combines old-world European treats with modern-day fare to bring you a unique flavor experience. Come on down this Saturday morning, and learn how to fill, stack, and decorate your own 5″ cake with a Buffalo Football theme!
Event: LEROI: Living in Color
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Burchfield Penny Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Artist LeRoi Johnson’s vibrant compositions are bold pieces that feature African, Caribbean, and South American cultural influences depicting dreams, visions, African ancestry, and various otherworldly elements.This documentary explores the life, work, and career of the internationally acclaimed local artist as he prepares for the opening of his collaborative retrospective exhibition LEROI: Living in Color at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Comedy: Donnell Rawlings
Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street, Buffalo, NY
January 27 and 28
Shows: 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm
$27-$40, plus a 2-item minimum
African-American Humor Award Nominee Donnell Rawlings comes to Buffalo’s Helium Comedy Club. Rawlings, a multi-hyphenate, has appeared on Chappelle Show, Pixar’s hit film Soul, and HBO and STARZ. His podcast has reached over 4 million views, and his shows continue to sell out around the country.
Concert: Patty Griffin & Raul Malo
Babeville Buffalo, Asbury Hall
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Jan 31, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm, Show: 8:00 pm
Two time Grammy® Award winner, Patty Griffin is among the most significant singer-songwriters of her generation, whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the universal emotions that bind us together. Griffin’s songs have been covered by some of the best artists in the business, including The Chicks. Raul Malo, incomparable frontman for The Mavericks joins Griffin for what will be an unforgettable night of song and storytelling.