Weekend Bash: 2/21- 2/23 (now you need to fake spring happiness)

Boy, oh boy. We try not to complain too much about the weather (hey, we are thick-skinned WNYers!), but we’re gonna say it: this weather is a Debbie Downer. It is getting too easy to stay in and hibernate every single day- so instead of turning in to a couch potato, here is your Weekend Bash list of our top picks to do this weekend!

FRIDAY 2/21

Ya gotta get out & laugh: Helium Comedy Club brings on Judah Friedlander (Frank of 30 Rock!) tonight & tomorrow. Reserve your seat and tickets online, $22-$32. After you gain some stomach muscles back, head over to Iron Works or Lagerhaus95 for a bite & cold one. Tickets online here.

Get a sneak peek: the debut of the Buffalo Sabres exhibit at the Buffalo History Museum, beginning tonight! From 6-9pm admission is free and you can scope out Tim Horton’s jersey he wore in his final Buffalo home game plus displays of headlines, Game Day programs, and more nostalgia from the French Connection.

A Love Letter to Buffalo: The BPO will be performing a benefit concert for the First Presbyterian Church Tower Restoration tonight at 8pm. $40. Champagne to follow the performance- cheers! Tickets online & at church doors tonight.

BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery is giving you a sneak peek at DBGB’s from 6-9pm tonight, free! Check out some samples, meet and greet, learn about this new West Side bakery, and kick back with some music and order some beer cheese soup to warm you up.

SATURDAY 2/22

Pretend it’s spring! The Orchid Show happens Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Take in the beauty of these beautiful orchid exhibits and learn about growing them on your own. Orchids will also be available for purchase. Head there together and take in the beautiful colors. Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-3; $9 adults…$8 seniors & students…$5 kids 3-12.

Keep in the spring feel and head to the Hamburg Fairgrounds for the WNY Home & Garden Expo. Get a jump on what you want to create together when the weather heats up. $7 admission…runs Thursday 2/20 through Sunday 2/23. Click here for directions, discounted tickets, and times.

Ok ok, so you are bummed JT has been postponed. Keep your night out on your calendar and head to one of these hot spots downtown:

Just Vino  |  846 Main St. Buffalo  | wine not?

Chocolate Bar  |  114 Chippewa, Buffalo  |  flights, shooter cups, chocolate

Tappo  |  338 Ellicott St. Buffalo  |  Saturday night spinning DJ LoPro & DJ Cutler

The Lodge  |  79 W. Chippewa, Buffalo  |  an Alaskan Mule and an order of Ceviche Nachos

The Hotel Lafayette  | 391 Washington St. Buffalo  |  3 bars to hang at, a fireplace to cozy up to

Papaya  |  118 W. Chippewa, Buffalo  |  asian infusion and martinis

Cecelia’s  |  716 Elmwood, Buffalo  |  ultimate martini men & some stuffed banana peppers

Savoy  |  149 Elmwood, Buffalo  |  get intimate

SUNDAY 2/23

Brunch is not dead. In fact, it is quite alive- especially at Butterwood inside the Hotel Lafayette. Boasting a tempting menu, the $20 pitchers of bloody mary’s and mimosas are an added morning bonus.

Have you embraced winter? Go ice skating! Perfect time to take charge at Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza downtown. Take the subway in or walk there if you are a downtowner. After, warm up at Osteria 166, Perfetto, Tappo, or Soho (all walkable from the rink). Click here for hours and skate rental fees.

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