Events and Exhibitions

There’s always something amazing to see at the CFA. We host some of the world’s biggest musical, theatrical and comedy acts. But some of our most amazing performances are put on by the students and faculty right here at UB. Plays, musicals, exhibitions, dance performances and concerts of every variety—they’re all open to the UB student body and the Buffalo community. No matter what you’re into, we promise, there’s something on our calendar that’s perfect for you.

Featured Events and Exhibitions

jazz at lincoln center orchestra members posing with instruments.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

October 7, 2022
7:30 p.m.

portrait of taylor tomlinson standing in front of theatre seats.

Taylor Tomlinson: The Have It All Tour

October 21, 2022
7 and 9:30 p.m.

bruce hornsby standing in front of a house shaped like a teapot in the desert.

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

November 10, 2022
7:30 p.m.

drawing of mandolin and banjo wrapped in roses with text of each act.

Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

December 17, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Upcoming

band members standing close together staring at camera.

An Evening with 10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey

This event has been cancelled

UBCFA Presents

October 1, 2022
8 p.m.

artwork by elizabeth doxtater, Encircles Everything.

O’nigöëi:yo:h Thinking in Indian

Presented by UB Art Galleries

July 14-October 2, 2022

UB Anderson Gallery
UBCFA Gallery, Second Floor

jazz at lincoln center members posing with instruments.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

UBCFA Presents

October 7, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Constellation line design of a dog and question mark in the night sky.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

October 7-8, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Katharine Cornell Theatre

portrait of ken jeong smiling at camera.

UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Ken Jeong

Presented by the Office of University Events

October 11, 2022
7:00 p.m.

student dancers performing on stage in jeans and black shirts.

Zodiaque Dance Company 48th Season Fall Program

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

October 14-16, 2022
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Drama Theatre

sphinx virtuosi chamber orchestra posing with instruments.

Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

UB Department of Music

October 15, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Lippes Concert Hall

exterior of slee hall at dusk.

Slee Visiting Artist Series

UB Department of Music

Various Dates

Lippes Concert Hall

taylor tomlinson standing in front of theatre chairs in dress.

Taylor Tomlinson: The Have It All Tour

Outback Presents

October 21, 2022
7 and 9:30 p.m.

Second show added!
art in the open logo.

Art in the Open

UB Center for the Arts

October 27, 2022
5-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

close up of microphone.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

October 27-30, 2022
November 3-6, 2022

Black Box Theatre

exterior of slee hall at night.

Faculty Recitals 2022-2023

UB Department of Music

Various Dates

Lippes Concert Hall
Baird Recital Hall

bruce hornsby standing in front of a house shapped like a tea pot in the desert.

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

UBCFA Presents

November 10, 2022
7:30 p.m.

student dancers performing on stage.

Emerging Choreographers Showcase

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

November 11-13, 2022

Katharine Cornell Theatre

portrait of marie yovanovitch smiling at camera.

UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Marie Yovanovitch

Presented by the Office of University Events

November 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.

drawing of fish swimming through an open doorway.

"Noises Off"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

November 17-20, 2022

Drama Theatre

student dancers performing on stage.

MFA Dance Showcase

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

December 2-3, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Katharine Cornell Theatre

drawing of banjo and mandolin entwined with roses and title of each act.

Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

UBCFA Presents

December 17, 2022
7:30 p.m.

large dinosaur puppet on stage.

Dinosaur World Live!

Presented by Magic City Productions

January 10, 2023
6:30 p.m.

sherrilyn ifill staring at camera with hand resting on side of head.

UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Sherrilyn Ifill

Presented by the Office of University Events

February 16, 2023
7:00 p.m.

47th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker

student dancers performing on stage.

Student Directed Series: "Wasting Away"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

February 24-25, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Katharine Cornell Theatre

harlem quartet members posing next to each other with instruments.

Harlem Quartet

UB Department of Music

February 25, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Lippes Concert Hall

switch ensemble members rehearsing in a church.

Center for 21st Century Music: Switch~ Ensemble

UB Department of Music

March 2, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Lippes Concert Hall

student dancers performing on stage.

Zodiaque Dance Company Spring 2023

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

March 2-5, 2023

Drama Theatre

parker quartet standing above leaning over wooden circular railing.

Slee Beethoven String Quartet Cycle: Parker Quartet

UB Department of Music

March 6-8, 2023
March 10-12, 2023

Lippes Concert Hall

student dancers performing on stage.

"Eurydice"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

March 9-12, 2023

Black Box Theatre

portrait of selma blair.

UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Selma Blair

Presented by the Office of University Events

March 15, 2023
7:00 p.m.

student dancers performing on stage.

Choreolab

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

March 31, 2023
April 1, 2023

7:30 p.m.

Black Box Theatre

alexander string quaret sitting in theater seats with instruments.

Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle: Alexander String Quartet

UB Department of Music

April 12-14, 2023
April 22-23, 2023

Lippes Concert Hall

student dancers performing on stage.

MFA Dance Thesis Concert

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

April 14-15, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Black Box Theatre

student dancers performing on stage.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

April 27-30, 2023
May 5-7, 2023

Drama Theatre

exterior of slee hall at dusk.

Center for 21st Century Music: Slee Sinfonietta

UB Department of Music

May 2, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Lippes Concert Hall

student dancers performing on stage.

Senior Dance Showcase

UB Dept of Theatre and Dance

May 14, 2023
4 p.m.

Katharine Cornell Theatre

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