Whether you wish to explore the great outdoors, or keep warm inside, there is plenty to see and do in Niagara Falls USA and the surrounding area!

January 23: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
7pm. Live music featuring Reloaded w/ Talapia.

January 23: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Christina Custode.

January 23: Fireworks over the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Bundle up and enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

January 23 - 25: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo ($)
Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
Fri., 1pm-8pm / Sat., 9am-8pm / Sun., 9am-5pm. Enjoy a variety of exhibitors, FREE seminars and more! Tickets available at the door, $8.

January 23: Happy Hour
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville
6pm. Enjoy happy hour at the winery featuring live music by Adam's Acoustic Project. Drink specials and pizza.

January 24: Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest ($)
Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport
5pm-9pm. A celebration of wine, beer and food! Event also includes live music, basket raffle and more! 21+ over.

January 24: Culinary Series - Demo/Dinner ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
5pm-8pm. Learn to prepare Conchiglie Alla Campagnola (Roasted Lemon Chicken, Broccoli, Tomato, Olives and Garlic over pasta), and Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse with Chef Mike Conway.

January 24: Live Music Saturday
Legends Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls
7pm. Enjoy live music featuring the sounds of Zak Ward.

January 24: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Keith Shuskie.

January 25: Amateur Wine Maker Day
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville
3pm-5pm. Fine instruction and ideas for making your own wine at home. Bring in your favorite homemade wine and show off a little!

January 28: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
7:30pm. Live music featuring Stevie Fleck.

January 29: Paint Nite ($)
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls / www.paintnite.com
7pm-9pm. Drink, paint and connect! A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from a blank canvas to a final unique masterpiece in about two hours. Pre-sale tickets only!

January 30: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
7pm. Live music featuring Rod Horning w/ Lady Lush & the Vinyls. Drink specials.

January 30: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Joe Webber.

January 31: Ice Bridge of Niagara
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to register: 716-282-5154
1pm-4pm. See Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the Visitor Center with a display and available to answer questions. Call for additional information.

January 31: 18th Century Tavern Music on the Niagara Frontier
Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport
1:30pm-2:30pm. Ron Cary, Deputy Niagara County Historian, performs music that was heard in taverns 250 years ago. The program includes 18th century songs and their meanings, clothing and fashion.

January 31: Culinary Series - Demo/Dinner ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
3pm-5pm. Two Takes on Steak with Chef Mike Conway! Learn to prepare Marinated Bison Hanger Steak, Blackberry Demi-Glace and Mustard Mashed Potatoes.

January 31: Live Music Saturday
Legends Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls
7pm. Enjoy live music featuring Christina Custode.

January 31: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Bitter Sweet Acoustic.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA:

January 17 - February 22: My Name is Day-Ju-Wan
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls
M-F, 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 12pm-4pm. Experience "a sense of pure raw sensation of good intention." Artwork that is created in many different mediums including pencil, acrylic paint, graffiti spray paint, charcoal, and ceramics.

January 11 - February 22: Manmade Art - A Cross-Generational Survey
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, 12pm-5pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm-5pm. Invitational exhibit featuring the works of more than 20 accomplished male artists from across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Diverse themes and media. Closed Feb 16 & 21.