Around town: November edition

Enjoy the last of the fall weather with these events around Buffalo


Fall is coming to an end and it’s time to squeeze in last minute activities before the temperature falls below zero and the ground is covered in snow.

Check out some of these interesting events around town in the upcoming weeks before Thanksgiving.

Everyday autumn activities

Make your way downtown to Canalside for free activities such as ping pong, foosball, giant Connect Four and more.

Every day and all day until Nov. 13, Canalside will be hosting typical autumn activities. You can spend your days by the Buffalo River and Lake Erie as the Buffalo weather continues to decline. There will be lawn and table games, art installations, food and drinks.

Grain elevator illumination

The grain elevator is one of Buffalo’s historic landmarks. It is a factory where cereal is manufactured in the elevators and plants owned by General Mills.

Join Canalside on Nov. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as they “flip the switch” and light up the elevators and turn the factory into a work of art.

This celebration will feature events like live jazz music, a performance by David Butler, food trucks, beverages and more.

Impractical Jokers

Four childhood friends and comedians – Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn – compete to embarrass each other on their hit show, Impractical Jokers.

The boys have pulled off some pretty incredible stunts or “punishments” including piercings, professional wrestling and crashing an Imagine Dragons concert.

On Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., the Impractical Jokers will be heading onstage at Kleinhans Music Hall for the “Where’s Larry” tour and perform their live comedy show. This show is going to feature never-before-seen footage, lots of laughs and what the group does best – embarrassing each other.

Plain White T’s

The Plain White T’s, best known for its popular songs “Hey There Delilah” and “Rhythm of Love,” are making a stop in Buffalo during its tour.

The group will perform at the Showplace Theatre in Buffalo on Nov. 3. Although this band hasn’t released a new album since 2010, the tour will be featuring most of its pop and punk songs.

Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo’s Artisan Market is set up at Canalside on Nov 13 and 14. Similar to the larger version of the market set up over the summer, vendors will be selling a variety of trinkets, from jewelry to artwork. It comes just in time for the holiday season, making it the perfect place to pick up unique gifts for friends and family.

The ice skating rink at Canalside will open this weekend next to heated tents for those who want to show off their skills. You can make a day out of going downtown and checking out the market, or have a date night by the ice rink.

Dani Guglielmo is a features editor and can be reached at