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44 Awesome Events to Check Out This April in WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 16, 2022
KBC Festival – Kegs, Barrels, and Crafts Saturday April 16 at 500 Pearl

April is here which means we are *finally* at the point of year where we can see warmer days on the horizon and more ways to step out. From Easter festivities and spring craft shows, to live music and comedy, this month is jam-packed full of fun events happening around town. Without further ado, let’s get into Step Out Buffalo’s curated list of exciting events happening this April in WNY, as chosen by our editors.

Disclaimer: At the time this guide was published, all of these events are scheduled to happen, however with things changing rapidly and cancellations possible, please be sure to check with each organization before going to any event for the most recent updates possible.

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Stage Kiss At Irish Classical Theatre

Fri, Mar 25 – Sun, Apr 24
All Day

$40

Irish Classical (The Andrews) Theatre
625 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Two actors and ex-lovers find themselves starring opposite each other in an off-off-Broadway 1930s melodrama. It doesn’t take long for the lines between

Berserker At Alleyway Theatre

Thu, Mar 31 – Sat, Apr 23
All Day

$30

Alleyway Theatre
One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Western New York theatre regulars Patrick Cameron, Kelly Copps and Sarah Kow-Falcone star in the world premiere of BERSERKER, the Maxim Mazumdar

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival

Sat, Apr 2
11:30 am – 9:00 pm

$20

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

It’s Here – The Cheesiesst Event Buffalo Has Ever Seen… Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival – We Can’t Wait! We’re Coming to RiverWorks – Don’t

Superhero Sleepover At Hyatt Place

Sat, Apr 9
All Day

$129

Hyatt Place Buffalo
5020 Main St Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Calling all Superhero fans!! We are hosting a SUPERHERO Sleepover on April 9, 2022, at Hyatt Place Buffalo Amherst. The package includes an overnight

Easter Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Sat, Apr 9 – Sun, Apr 10
Times Vary

$5

The Powerhouse at Buffalo Color Park
140 Lee Street Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Our spring edition of your favorite artisan market is back after two years off! Save the date for Step Out Buffalo’s Easter Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan

Carmen Ruby Floyd in Buffalo 2 Broadway & Beyond – A Musical Journey

Sat, Apr 9
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

$37.50

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Carmen Ruby Floyd, Buffalo native, Niagara University graduate, and Broadway star, returns home for a special one-night only concert at Shea’s 710 Theatre

Dyngus Day Party At Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

Mon, Apr 18
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Join us for the biggest Dyngus Day party in the city! Live music from Nerds Gone Wild playing 6-9 pm! Make sure you check out our gift shop for Dyngus

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Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri, Apr 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$42

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

The complete cast is announced today for the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron ...

Rustic Buffalo’s Spring Sip & Shop

Fri, Apr 1 - Sun, Apr 3
Times Vary

$5

Historic Palace Theatre Lockport
2 East Avenue Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Join us for RUSTIC BUFFALO’s SPRING SIP & SHOP at the Historic Palace Theatre! The Sip & Shop runs from April 1st to April 3rd. Over 120 ...

Girl Talk – Tour 2022

Fri, Apr 1
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$25

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Girl Talk (aka Pittsburgh’s Gregg Gillis) has been constructing meticulous sample-based music since 2000. His early work was known for its raw experimental ...

TENSION celebrates 40 years w/ the Enemies and G.O.A.

Fri, Apr 1
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$5

Mohawk Place
47 East Mohawk Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join Buffalo’s premier tantrum punk hardcore bands to celebrate 40 years of “TENSION” Tension www.facebook.com/wickedtension www.wickedtension.com The ...

Taylor Swift Night – A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party

Fri, Apr 1
9:00 pm - 1:00 am

$20

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Hey, Lovers! Are you… ready for it? We promise that you’ll never find another party like Taylor Swift Night, a Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party. Taylor-made ...

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Barreled Krupnik Release Polka Party

Sat, Apr 2
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Distilling Company
860 Seneca St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

We’re rolling out this season’s Barreled Krupnik with Live! Polka from Special Delivery and plenty of pre-Dyngus fun. Special Krupnik drinks and more. ...

Worlds Largest 90s party

Sat, Apr 2
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

$30

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Sold out! AFTER TWO YEARS OF RESCHEDULING, APRIL 2ND IS THE FINALIZED DATE. YOUR TICKETS ARE STILL VALID!! PROOF OF VACCINE NEEDED. The World’s Largest ...

Kegs & Eggs: The Office Edition

Sun, Apr 3
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Kegs and Eggs is back! Our experimental beer brunch returns on April 3rd with an Office theme. Will beets be involved? Stay tuned for the menu dropping ...

Joywave

Sun, Apr 3
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

After Dark & 103.3 The Edge Present Joywave – The CLEANSE Tour with special guests FOLLOW AFTER DARK: More Shows – www.afterdarkpresents.com Twitter ...

The Maine

Tue, Apr 5
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$29

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

After Dark & 103.3 The Edge Present The Maine with special guests The Happy Fits Charlotte Sands FOLLOW AFTER DARK: More Shows - www.afterdarkpresents.com Twitter ...

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Wed, Apr 6 +more dates
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$35

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

The immersive concert-style theatre show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Using state of the art ...

The Weeknd World Tour

Fri, Apr 8
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$55.25

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The 104-date global tour will kick off on January 14th in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, ...

LANCO

Fri, Apr 8
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$22

The Showplace Theater
1065 Grant St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Lanco (stylized as LANCO, formerly LANco ), is an American country music band consisting of Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), ...

Desi Banks

Fri, Apr 8 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$33.00

Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Desi Banks is an Atlanta comedian, actor, and writer that is known for his short videos showcasing his unique characters. Banks developed a skill for ...

Easter Eggsperience At The Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Hop on over for a fun-filled day of Easter excitement at the Buffalo Zoo! This family-friendly event features a Zoo-wide Easter egg scavenger hunt, including ...

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Taste of the Trail

Sat, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 10
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$30

Niagara Wine Trail - Multiple Locations
Niagara Niagara Falls, 14777

Other

An experience designed to bring out the flavors in the our handcrafted local beverages, you will try a different sample of food paired perfectly ...

Thawfest 2022

Sat, Apr 9
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$45

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Thawfest is BACK!! Thawfest is a yearly celebration of NY State Breweries, Wineries, Cideries and Distilleries. It is held each year at Buffalo RiverWorks ...

Castle Black, Spud, Dead Orchids, and World on Fire

Sat, Apr 9
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$15

Mohawk Place
47 East Mohawk Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Castle Black (Brooklyn, NY) come to Buffalo to rock out with Spud, Dead Orchids, and World on Fire at Mohawk. ...

Martina McBride

Sat, Apr 9
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$35

Seneca -Allegany Resort & Casino
777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard Salamanca, 14779

Southern Tier

The Grammy-nominated, multi-award winning Martina McBride comes to Seneca Allegany Event Center for one night only! Enjoy fan favorites like “Independence ...

The Airborne Toxic Event

Sun, Apr 10
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$25

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Airborne Toxic Event With Mondo Cozmo This show has been postponed to Sunday, April 10, 2022. No one under 12 admitted. Minors under 16 need to ...

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Jon Spencer & The HITMakers

Mon, Apr 11
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

After Dark Presents JON SPENCER & THE HITMAKERS with special guest Quasi The HITmakers features Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss ...

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Apr 16
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$25

Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Who says easter egg hunts are only for kids? Spring Lake Winery’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt is on! Egg Hunt with a variety of prizes Live music ...

KBC Festival – Kegs, Barrels, and Crafts At 500 Pearl

Sat, Apr 16
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35

500 Pearl St
500 Pearl St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

500 Pearl and 97 Rock present KBC – Kegs, Barrels, and Crafts – The first annual beer, wine, and whiskey tasting event. With more than ...

Dyngus Day Parade

Mon, Apr 18
All Day

Free


999 Broadway Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

The annual festival and parade will take place on April 18th throughout the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo, NY and participating official venues ...

The Darkness

Wed, Apr 20
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$30

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Funtime Presents The Darkness: Motorheart US Tour 2022 w/ The Dead Deads ...

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Eagles: Hotel California 2022 Tour

Thu, Apr 21
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$129

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The EAGLES - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill –have extended the “Hotel California” 2022 Tour, ...

Chris Young – Famous Friends Tour

Thu, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 22
Times Vary

$70

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

As a multi-platinum, RCA Records Nashville global entertainer, Chris Young has accumulated impressive accomplishments, including membership in the iconic ...

Lil Jon

Fri, Apr 22
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$35

The Showplace Theater
1065 Grant St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Show is standing room only . 21 and up show. Tickets are non refundable once purchased. Refunds will be given if show is Cancelled not Rescheduled. COVID ...

Silent Disco at Resurgence Brewing Company

Fri, Apr 22
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

$10

Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

3 Channels of Music! Electronic Dance Music | Hip Hop/R&B | Top40/Throwback Hits Professional Lighting Production! Great Drink Specials 21+ ID ...

Buffalo Wine Festival

Sat, Apr 23
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Buffalo Wine Festival is coming up next month. Wineries: Sprague Vineyards Thousand Islands Winery Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York ...

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Tyler Rich

Sat, Apr 23
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Funtime Presents: Tyler Rich Ages 12+, minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult Government Issued ID required for entry COVID-19 Policy: https://townballroom.com/covid-19-policy-2/ ...

Ari Shaffir

Thu, Apr 28 +more dates
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$22

Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show — but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York-native ...

Winterfest 2022

Fri, Apr 29
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$85


1 Robert Rich Way Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Say goodbye to winter and welcome summer with WEDI. Winterfest is postponed until April 29. Please join us for a memorable evening of connection, music, ...

Lights and Flights @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Apr 30
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Road Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Join us at Freedom Run Winery for Lights & Flights with Kim Sardina-Smith from Scents of Imagination. Create your own custom scented premium soy ...

Jim Gaffigan – We All Deserve This: The Fun Tour

Sat, Apr 30 +more dates
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$65

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

Jim Gaffigan is a six-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and ...

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