If you failed to celebrate Valentine's Day sufficiently on the 14th, don't despair. A couple of unorthodox opportunities are coming up later this week.

Consider Sexy Wheel, Squeaky Wheel's Anti-Valentine's Erotica Show, a chill screening of short films on Friday night that celebrate everything Hallmark cards are not, followed by an After Party at Dreamland. Or Cupid's Undie Run, a "brief" well-lubricated run in your undies at Big Ditch on Saturday afternoon. A benefit for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

This week is your last chance to catch Picasso: The Artist and his Models exhibit at the Albright-Knox. Remember, the Gallery is staying open late on Thursdays to help make sure you don't miss it. This remarkable exhibit closes Friday. Opening on Friday at the Lancaster Opera House is Moon Over Buffalo. It's about a dysfunctional theater troupe performing at the Erlanger Theater in 1953. Cool.

Two ways to expand your horizons and get civically engaged are happening today. WNY women influencers and thought-leaders will share their wisdom and skills at The Women in Leadership Conference at the Paul Maguire Club at New Era Field from Noon to 4:00pm. And the fascinating American Politics & Community Today series starts tonight at the TR Site. Explore what it means to be an American in the 21st century.

Hope your Saturday is wide open. Good luck choosing between the Winter Blues Ice Crawl in Clarence and 42 North's 1st Annual Brewski (that's brew + ski) at Knox Farm in East Aurora. Follow either of these events up with some tunes. We recommend Sandman at the Seneca Queen in NIagara Falls (Ontario - right across the river). It's the only Metallica Sanctioned Tribute band. Or the Dredneks CD Release Show at the Evening Star on Niagara Falls Blvd. on this side of the border.

Spend Sunday afternoon at the Kulig Polish Winter Festival at Chestnut Ridge feasting on Polish folk music, Polish food and Polish beverages (read beer). Sleigh rides and other winter fun activities are snow-dependent (hey, that's been a problem this winter...) Buffalo's Hip Hop Fest starts at 7:00pm at Mohawk Place.

Another week with way too much to see and do in the Queen City. Who says everything happens during the summer "festival season?"

Women in Leadership Conference

Wed Feb 15th
New Era Stadium
1 Bills Drive Orchard Park , NY 14127
Top-tier, WNY women influencers and thought-leaders that represent professional sports, medical, finance, construction, manufacturing, and service sectors will share their wisdom and skills as part of… details »

American Politics & Community Today

Wed Feb 15th - Wed May 10th
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202
The “American Politics & Community Today” series will explore a number of questions, including: what does it mean to be an American in the 21st century?  What does a model American… details »

Picasso: The Artist and His Models

Sat Nov 5th - Fri Feb 17th
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222
Picasso: The Artist and His Models explores the career of multifaceted artist Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) between 1906 and the mid-1960s. At the core of this exhibition is an exploration… details »

Moon Over Buffalo

Fri Feb 17th - Sun Feb 26th
Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086
This backstage play by Ken Ludwig (author of Lend Me A Tenor) is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theater troupe performing at the Erlanger Theater in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. At the moment, they’re… details »

Sexy Wheel: Anti-Valentine’s Erotica Show

Fri Feb 17th
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
617 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203
DOWN WITH THE OLD VALENTINE, TIME FOR THE NEW LOVE(S). Join Squeaky Wheel for a chill and fun screening of short films to celebrate everything Hallmark cards are not. From a new Polish animation about… details »

Cupid's Undie Run

Sat Feb 18th
Big Ditch Brewing Comapny
55 E Huron St. Buffalo, NY 14203
Be part of something great. Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (a mile-ish, and at your own pace), party—all… details »

Winter Blues Ice Crawl

Sat Feb 18th
Gianni Mazias
10325 Main st Clarence, NY 14031
11Got the winter blues? We've got the cure for that - the 2017 Winter Blues Ice Crawl. Bike it, walk it or ride in luxury in our Crawl Shuttle. It's your choice for the same $10 (advance) ticket. No matter… details »

1st Annual 42 North Brewski

Sat Feb 18th
Main House at Knox Farm State Park
437 Buffalo Road East Aurora, NY
Grab your cross country skis, snowshoes or whatever else will help you travel through 2.5 miles of snow with multiple beer stops along the way!42 North will be putting on the first annual Brewski event… details »

Sandman - The Only Metallica Sanctioned Tribute

Sat Feb 18th
Seneca Queen Theatre
4624 Queen St Niagara Falls, ON L2E5B6
Sandman has been together since 1994 touring Canada and the US. What makes this band different from other Metallica tributes is seasoned players, three of the four members played in Helix for three… details »

Dredneks CD Release Show

Sat Feb 18th
Evening Star Concert Hall
8810 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304
FTMP Events presents:DredNeks CD Release Showw/ The Long Cold Dark, The Scarecrow Show, Inherent Vice - band, & Wyatt CoinSaturday, February 18thDoors at 8:00 pm$10 CoverAges… details »

Kulig Winter Festival

Sun Feb 19th
Chestnut Ridge Park
6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127
Kulig Polish Winter Festival at Chestnut Ridge Park featuring Polish folk music, Polish food and beverages, Sleigh rides, Sledding, Snowshoing, Crafts and Face Painting for the kids. Adults $25 with Sleigh… details »

Buffalo's Hip Hop Fest 2017

Sun Feb 19th
Mohawk Place
47 E Mohawk St Buffalo, NY 14203
FTMP Events Presents:Buffalo's Hip Hop Festfeaturing : No Ceilings Entertainment, LumberJackMatt, Shanta Fanta, Da Villy Kids, Conscious, Mark Lee, Skillievanille, &… details »