The snow is melting, and the holidays are over. January can be a month of recovery and rest, but Buffalo Rising has all of your social needs covered. Whether CrossFit, or meditation, or chocolate, or polka, you can regain your equilibrium in the beginning of January in the Queen City.
Event: CrossFit Buffalo Foundations Class
3820 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY
January 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Get Started with Crossfit Buffalo
Many New Year’s resolutions include getting in shape. CrossFit Buffalo can help with one of their foundation classes (offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in January). Learn the principles and form before signing up for one of their packages.
Event: Live Recording with WBBZ-TV’s “Polka Buzz” featuring The Buffalo Touch
8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY
January 5, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$11.84 (includes $10 in free play)
A live taping of WNY’s only local dance television show, Polka Buzz, hosted by Ron Dombrowski, will be at Batavia Downs in January. This episode will feature The Buffalo Touch, America’s Party Polka Band. This night of drinking, dancing, and gameplay is a great way to start 2023.
Event: The Great Bluesky Revival
681 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
January 7, 2023 | Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show: 8:00 p.m.
$20 pre-sale, $25 day-of-show
Rescheduled from December 23, this “high energy jamgrass band” rocks downtown Buffalo. This concert celebrates the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Come on down to Town Ballroom, and “eat a peach for peace!”
Class: Foundations of Meditation
Himalayan Institute Buffalo
841 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY
January 10 – 31, 2023 | (Tuesdays) at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2023 might be the year for some much needed tranquility. In this course, you will learn the essential elements of Vishoka Meditation, the system of meditation taught by the Himalayan Institute, that directs you to an experience of inner radiance and tranquility. This course will support your inward journey, if you are a beginner, or a regular practitioner looking to deepen your practice.
Class: Chocolate Truffle Class
The Sweet Whisk Chocolate and Pastry House
27 Chandler St., Suite 315, Buffalo, NY
January 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Make the new year sweet! This chocolate truffle class is a hands-on workshop ideal for excited beginners and any chocolate lover wanting a hands-on introduction to the world of chocolate making! Each class includes 12 truffles to take home, and a recipe packet.
Event: People, Places, and Things
Shea’s 710 Theater (produced by D’Youville Kavinoky Theater)
710 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
January 12 – 15, 2023
Free (Ticket needs to be reserved)
An unflinching dramatization of addiction and recovery, People, Places and Things was originally produced at D’Youville Kavinoky Theater. Scott Bieler, West Herr Cares and the Scott Bieler Family Foundation generously sponsor the return of this important piece, which is being presented for free at Shea’s 710 theater. The play is one of identity, addiction, honesty, and hope.
Event: 7&7 Storytelling Comedy: Prom Stories
Milkie’s Elmwood Lounge
522 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
January 13, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.
$9.23 | Tickets
Seven comics will have seven minutes to tell true, unbelievable comedic stories all about their proms. Come for the laughs, stay for the karaoke after the show.