Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY


From Your Collection
Opening Thursday August 24th, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view until Sunday September 17th.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Sugar City is proud to present the third round of our collaborative group exhibition featuring works from your collection. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. We like to give a platform to share these items with a broad audience. Let us do away with the mystery of where art comes from and what authority assigns value and celebrate the art that we each have.

Over the last two years we have shown close to 75 pieces! People were gracious enough to loan us a variety of work as the theme pretty open to interpretation: items range from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the owner didn’t create. This exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos and seeks to further empower everyone’s creative endeavors.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Weds 8/23 6-10PM | MUSIC | $7 | INVITE Footings (Indie, Peterborough, New Hamshire), Rick Maguire (from Pile-indie rock, Boston,MA), Lara Buckley Buffalo Folk Song Stylist), David Adamczyk (Buffalo Violinist, Composer, Busker Extraordinaire)

Thurs 8/24 6-9PM | ART OPENING | INVITE From Your Collection: Sugar City is proud to present the third round of our collaborative group exhibition featuring works from your collection. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. We’d like to give you a platform to share these items with a broad audience. Let us do away with the mystery of where art comes from and what authority assigns value and celebrate the art that we each have. Over the last two years we have shown close to 75 pieces! People were gracious enough to loan us a variety of work as the theme pretty open to interpretation: items range from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the owner didn’t create. On view until 9/17.

Fri 8/25 5:30-7:30PM | Gallery Hours | FREE Stop by and see our current exhibition “From Your Collection”

Thurs 8/31 7-8PM | ART | FREE | INIVTE Artist Lottery: Pairing Night! The second installment of the Artist Lottery will be happening again this year. All visual artists (drawing, painting, film, print making, sculpture, installation etc…) are welcome to come to Sugar City on Thursday August 31st at 7:00 pm to be paired with another individual. You and the other person will have have from that night through October 15th to collaboratively create one piece. The opening exhibit will open on Thursday October 26th and run through Sunday November 26th.If you have any questions feel free to contact us at sugarcityartcommittee{-at-}gmail.com

Thurs 8/31 8-10PM | MUSIC | $7-$10 donation | INVITE Big Huge (rnr/punk band from NYC), Uniform OPR (Bflo punk), Welks Mice (Bflo minimalist pop duo), Slow Mutants (Bflo, post punk)

Fri 9/1 5:30-7:30PM | Gallery Hours | FREE Stop by and see our current exhibition “From Your Collection”

Fri 9/1 | DEADLINE | INVITE Weds 9/13 7-9PM Sugar City’s 4th Mystery Tour: As it is a mystery tour we can’t say much about it, but here is what we can say. Meet at Sugar City and we will take a walking tour of our Niagara Street neighborhood. Along the way a variety of art, music, comedy, performance will happen. Though you need to show up to find out what it will be. This event is free and open to all ages. Do you have an idea you would like to do at this years Mystery Tour? Let us know! Any idea will be considered. It could be anything from visual or performance art, comedy, music, reading or anything else. Submissions are due by September 1st, and well will let you know shortly after if your idea has been accepted. To submit go to http://tinyurl.com/scmysterytour

Fri 9/1 7:30-11PM | MUSIC | Free/Suggested $5 donation | INVITE Album Release: Of Night and Light (Post Hardcore/Alt Rock Buffalo), Brent Martone (Alt/Solo member of Head North), Mason-Jar ( Punk Rock Buffalo)

Sat 9/2 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Anthropic (buffalo, ny grindcore), Pissing Match (buffalo, ny fast punk), Disrepair (buffalo, ny hardcore)

Sun 9/3 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Sparrows (Toronto, FFO: Silverstein/Moneen), Old Ghosts (Buffalo FFO: Paint It Black), Pure Heel (Buffalo FFO: Negative Approach), Juggernaut (Buffalo FFO: NYHC)

Weds 9/6 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 an endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting!

Thurs 9/7 6-10PM | MUSIC/FILM | $5 | INVITE Drive Play Sleep : Film Screening “Drive. Play. Sleep.”w/ live performance by Pocket Vinyl. Trailer here

Fri 9/8 5:30-7:30PM | Gallery Hours | FREE Stop by and see our current exhibition “From Your Collection”

Fri 9/8 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5-$10 sliding | INVITE Elder Light ( Emo/Post Rock Round Lake Park, IL), Dead Sun ( Emo/Slow core/Post Rock Chicago), honey COMA (Alternative/Sad Rock Buffalo)

Weds 9/13 | WALK | FREE INVITE Sugar City’s 4th Mystery Tour: As it is a mystery tour we can’t say much about it, but here is what we can say. Meet at Sugar City and we will take a walking tour of our Niagara Street neighborhood. Along the way a variety of art, music, comedy, performance will happen. Though you need to show up to find out what it will be. This event is free and open to all ages. Do you have an idea you would like to do at this years Mystery Tour? Let us know! Any idea will be considered. It could be anything from visual or performance art, comedy, music, reading or anything else. Submissions are due by September 1st, and well will let you know shortly after if your idea has been accepted. To submit go to http://tinyurl.com/scmysterytour

8.19.17


Sat 8/19 6-11PM | COMMUNITY | Any Donation for victim relief | INVITE Gathering in support of Charlottesville:
Claire Gay of Inspiration Point (guided meditation)
Derick Evans (existential performance art)
Emily Finlan (twangy bedroom folk)
Corey Bzibziak (garage-pop), Hop Hop (conscious-femme-blackgirlmagic)
Andrew Biggie (sweet soulful folk)
Red Heat (funky punk)
Donate directly to the Victim Relief fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/united-cville-victim-relief

8.23.17


Weds 8/23 6-10PM | MUSIC | $7 | INVITE
Footings (Indie, Peterborough, New Hamshire) Footings is a vehicle for the songs of Eric Gagne, who also played with Death to Tyrants, Dweller on the Threshold, and Redwing Blackbird. He is often joined by Elisabeth Fuchsia on viola, and/or Dustin Ashley Cote on drums, and together they create music that has been described, as part Songs:Ohia, part Godspeed You Black Emperor. Eric is also a co-founder of New Hampshire DIY music festival Thing In The Spring which just celebrated it’s 11th season this past year.
Rick Maguire (from Pile-indie rock, Boston,MA) Pile is an American indie rock band from Boston,Massachusetts. Starting as the solo act of Rick Maguire in the late 2000s, Pile has been a collective since the release of “Magic Isn’t Real” in 2010. To date, Pile has released six full-length albums and two singles. In recent years the band has gained increasing popularity, becoming a prominent part of the Boston indie rock scene and frequently touring through both the US and Europe. While remaining outside of the mainstream, the band has been repeatedly recognized for captivating a particularly enthusiastic and dedicated fan base. Their sound has been described by The Village Voice as a “distinct blend of melted guitars” with “howling-wolf vocals and shred-free guitar harmonies”
Lara Buckley Buffalo Folk Song Stylist)
David Adamczyk (Buffalo Violinist, Composer, Busker Extraordinaire)

8.18.17


Fri 8/18 7-11PM | $5 | MUSIC | $5 |INVITE
DOPE Collective presents:
Dope Rebels (Queens, NY, Hip Hop)
XE (Buffalo,NY, Hip Hop)
Tommie (Buffalo, NY, Hip Hip/Poet)
Stretro feat. Kenny_or_Runaways (Buffalo,NY, Hip Hop)
Blaise Mercedes (Buffalo,NY, Acoustic rock) |
FREE HIV testing provided by The MOCHA Center Vote registration available. Get to know your local and federal reps at: whoaremyrepresentatives.org/
*Food is FREE and will be catered by LitosNY

Leaving Our Legacy: L.O.L. is a group of teens and young adults who connect and guide their peers through systems of care by providing education and creating a platform, specifically, for LGBTQ+, youth of color, and their allies.

8.12.17

Sat 8/12 6-11PM | MUSIC | $10 before 9PM $15 after | INVITE
Genecist ALBUM Release Party!
Rap Artist, Zahir also known as Genecist from the well known R&B group 4B-LO will be debuting his first solo album.
with local R&B/Hip-Hop openers: Rap and Destroy, Frigid Giant and 4B-Lo

8.8.17

Tues 8/8 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!Are you interested in getting involved with programming at Sugar City? Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this an 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 year 3 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! Since Sugar City is all volunteer run we are always in need of help for events and are open to the community’s input for our programming.