Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY


Curiosities: Artwork of Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham
Reception: November 3, 6-9PM | INVITE
On View: October 27th- November 3rd

Curiosities is a collaborative art exhibit created by Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham that includes a collection of paintings, sculpture, taxidermy, and other unique oddities.

Hannah Wiech is a visual artist whose focus is mainly oil paintings of portraiture, animal portraiture and the concept of manipulated realism. Her techniques include layering and glazing oil paints to capture texture and precise color detail in her subjects. She also dabbles in mediums such as watercolor, embroidery, wood burning, and restoring antique sculpture with modern accents. She does commissioned oil paintings upon request.

Erika Benham is a multimedia artist who focuses mostly on illustration and acrylic painting. She commissions custom shoes, paintings, and other types of work upon request.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Thurs 10/18 7-10PM | MUSIC | $6 | INVITE Seafox (Niagara Falls ex-pat Singer-Sonwriter/Indie Rock), heave (Bflo bedroom folk), Ian McCuen (Bflo indie-folk)

Sat 10/20 6-10PM | FUNDRAISER | Donations welcome | INVITE Nickel City Housing Cooperative presents: Concentric; an Autumn Celebration and Silent Auction: Come celebrate fall, community, and self-governance with snacks, cider, music, and a silent auction of the best services and goodies Buffalo’s cooperative scene has to offer! All proceeds will go towards sending people to NASCO Institute, a conference on community building, social justice, and skill sharing.

Fri 10/26 5-9PM | Resistance Dance Party Volume 5 | $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed for Project Mona’s House | INVITE Volume five will be a Halloween party with a costume contest with guest judge! We will be donating to MONA’S HOUSE! As always our dance parties are all ages family fun! $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed (toilet paper, paper towels, menstrual products, towels, linens. cleaning supplies, gift cards, luggage) The Mona’s House Project helps the homeless, orphans, and those exploited through Human Trafficking. Mona’s House Project exists to shed light on the terrible crime of Human Trafficking and to restore those who have been victimized.

Fri 11/2 6-9PM | MUSIC | $TBA | INVITE Eye of Nix (Seattle Avant-garde Doom), Hearse (Formerly Monolith Doom Ithaca), Settlement (Post-Metal Buffalo)

Sat 11/3 6-9PM | RECEPTION | INVITE Curiosities: Artwork of Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham

Sun 11/4 1:30-4PM | MUSIC | $5 Great Reversals (detroit hardcore ffo: trial, bane), Old ghosts (buffalo hardcore)

Tues 11/6 7:30-8:30PM Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!
INVITE
Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!!

10.20.18


Sat 10/20 6-10PM | FUNDRAISER | Donations welcome | INVITE
Nickel City Housing Cooperative presents: Concentric; an Autumn Celebration and Silent Auction: Come celebrate fall, community, and self-governance with snacks, cider, music, and a silent auction of the best services and goodies Buffalo’s cooperative scene has to offer! All proceeds will go towards sending people to NASCO Institute, a conference on community building, social justice, and skill sharing.

About the Cooperative: Nickel City Housing Cooperative was founded in 2001 with the mission of fixing up vacant properties in Buffalo to provide affordable and cooperative housing. We are all members of North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) and our homes are leased to us by NASCO Properties, making us unique here in Buffalo because we have the support and assistance from a national network of housing cooperatives.

10.14.18


Sun 10/14 7-9PM | ART | INVITE Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Donations accepted at the door.

10.13.18

Photo by https://www.instagram.com/b.ohern/

Sat 10/13 6-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE
Of Night And Light Tour Kick-Off (post-hardcore indie/alt. rock)
County Kings (Sodus, NY metalcore)
Shambles (Bflo punk rock)
Eerie Shores (alternative rock Fredonia)

The event will be broadcasted live by All WNY featuring the hosts of The Struggle Is Real Buffalo Music Podcast and the ThinkSoJoE Show!

Of Night And Light is an independent post-hardcore/alternative rock trio formed in Buffalo, NY in 2015 by Joseph Kinem (guitar/vocals), Cameron Thibault (bass/vocals) and Nick Badeau (drums). Drawing influence from the genre-bending styles of bands such as Thrice, Saosin, and Brand New, Of Night And Light combines raw vocals with delayed, rhythmic guitar chops, aggressive overdriven bass riffs and eclectic drum fills to create a rich sound that flows through the quiet, effect-laden lulls of indie rock to the heavier roots of hardcore and metal.

Their first studio album “Of Night And Light” was released autonomously in September 2017 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and followed by a supporting tour of the northeastern United States. In 2018 the band made their debut on the final run of Vans Warped Tour with plans for an east coast U.S. circuit in the October and a follow-up studio EP slated for the coming year.

10.12.18


Fri 10/12 7-10:30PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Sugar City 10 Year Anniversary Party with Calvin Johnson (Olympia, K Records), Curtis Lovell (Bflo soul soloist with looping pedals), Too Real (Bflo indie pop), Party’s Over (Bflo Punk QCML survivors) plus surprises from our art committee and writer/producer Kristy Mangel will be at Sugar City during the party, selling copies of her new book about Mike Milkie, the man behind Milkie’s Elmwood Lounge, long-running home of Sugar City’s Soul Night! Snag a copy and bring it to the afterparty to have it signed by the man himself!

Then at 10PM-3AM | AFTER PARTY | Free but 21+ 🙁 @ Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave|INVITE Immediately following the earlier Anniversary event at our Niagara St. location, celebrate 10 years of Sugar City on the dance floor at Milkies! Featuring ABCDJ, DJ Reazon, and Handsome Dan on the ones and twos.

10.5.18


Somewhere in the Middle
Art by: Christina Chilberg, Liam Calhoun, Layna Mattson, and Meg McCuen
Artist Reception Friday October 5 6-9 PM | INVITE
On view: September 30-October 6
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

“Life is filled with converse periods of pain and pleasure. We make art through both. These works show the things we love and hate about ourselves and display it for the world to see. We work through this duality everyday we make art and contemplate ourselves. Somewhere in the middle between total self hatred and genuine self appreciation is the balance we all strive to find. This collection of work is heavily influenced by our personal highs and lows. Enjoy the good and the bad. “ The artists are Christina Chilberg, Liam Calhoun, Layna Mattson, and Meg McCuen

10.2.18


Tues 10/2 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!!