Fall is in full swing, and Halloween is on a Saturday this year – plenty of reason to party! (This is Buffalo, after all!) If Halloween isn’t your thing, check out a new restaurant or sample some new brews at one of October’s events.
Local Restaurant Week – from October 19-26, some of the best locally-owned and operated restaurants in the Western New York area will be offering special menus for lunch and/or dinner – options range in price from $20.15, $30.15 and $40.15, and can be for one or two people. Check out the full listing of restaurants at www.localrestaurantweek.com.
Dining Out For Life – another annual event centered around some of the area’s best restaurants, Dining Out For Life, taking place Tuesday, October 6, is a fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to these organizations – find a complete listing here.
RiverWorks Oktoberfest – RiverWorks is becoming one of the hottest multi-use entertainment venues in the Buffalo area – if you haven’t checked it out yet, they’re hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 3 from noon to 10 p.m. They’ll have music from the Auslanders and the Frankfurters, and a “Battle of the Breweries.” Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the festival- find out more here.
Buffalo on Tap Harvest Festival – happening Saturday, October 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center on Franklin St., the festival will feature more than 150 brews from some of the country’s best craft breweries. Standard tickets for the 21-and-over event are $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and includes a souvenir sampling glass, live entertainment and four hours of sampling – get more information here.
Rocky Horror Picture Show – do the “Time Warp” at this annual party at the RivieraTheatre, 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. with a 10 p.m. pre-show and a midnight showing of the cult classic. Tickets for the party are $17 pre-sale, $20 at the door – see the movie for just $5.