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Pattern Recognition by Katherine Goewey
On View: February 3-29
Opening Reception: February 7
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

Collecting rope, twine and thread has inspired this series of work centered on the possibilities of physically manipulating a line and creating patterns. I approach pattern making with tactile lines as a way to problem solve and a hands-on practice in cultivating optimism and possibility. Part of the exhibit consists of a long-term postcard project I have been working on, called WIP. With this project I produce small-scale experiments in attaching thread to chipboard. I then mail these non-digitally mediated testaments to connection to friends via the US Postal Service. Other works further my experiments in attaching rope in alternative ways. Reflection and Relief are larger pieces inspired by my work in construction and demolishing plaster and lath walls and seeing the fiber in the plaster of old homes. I attach rope to plywood, then apply joint compound to the rope to create a flat surface. After abrading the surface to expose the rope, I use this exposed rope to attach further embellishment. I am inspired by Anni Albers and her mastery of pattern, as well as other fiber artists like Eva Hesse.

Katherine grew up in the hills of the Finger Lakes and has lived in Little Rock and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Buffalo when she’s not at her seasonal job with the National Park Service. The daughter of craftspeople, she is influenced by her parent’s practices in ceramics and weaving, her love of the outdoors, and the possibilities of adornment and objects that are non-utilitarian.

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Wed 2/26 7-9PM | ART | Dreamland Live Figure Drawing | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies

Fri 2/28-3/1 7-11PM | THEATER | Liquidation | $25 |INVITE Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me starting January 17, 2020.

Fri 3/13 7-10PM | ART | Selfish: A Year of Sobriety and Art Making by Robbi Fabretti Gallery Opening | FREE | INVITE

Sat 3/21 7-11PM | MUSIC | Pizzadoughnuts Album Release Show

Tues 3/24 8-10PM | COMEDY | This Is Branchburg w/ Brendan O’Hare & Cory Snearowski | $10 Tix | INVITE

Fri 3/27 7-10:30PM | MUSIC | 21 & Under Battle of the Bands Hosted by Steak & Cake Records | $5 | INVITE w/ Maya LaMacchia, Element-36, Jblumes, The Progressions, Redacted

Sat 3/28 7-11PM | MUSIC AND FOOD | Sugar City presents “The Cereal Bar” (w/Free Show) | INVITE

2.28 – 3.1

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Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives!

Johnny Barden as Manny
Ben Parsons as Lane
Julia Grygier as Jazz
Drea Bim as Alexis
Jake Samson as Trapper

Playwright: Samantha Marchant
Director: Nick Edwards
Assistant Director: Sarah Henderson
Stage Manager: Sarah Emmerling
Producers: Ellen Catherine Scherer & Maddy Sedlor
(Green Buffalo Productions)

February 28th 7 pm
February 29th 2 pm
February 29th 7 pm
March 30th 2 pm

GBP Co-Founder Ellen Scherer is the lead producer for Liquidation. She says “I love this team! They are so dedicated to making Samantha’s vision come to life. I don’t think that just anyone could pull off Liquidation. Directing takes a lot of experimental work. Understanding the characters requires deep introspection. I am itching to see what the team brings to the stage.”

Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me starting January 17, 2020. There will be four opportunities to see the show: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo. Seating is limited, so GBP strongly recommends buying tickets online.

This production is set in the round and has some immersive (not interactive) elements. The audience will be seated within the set. The play includes references to, or representations of, the following: drug and alcohol use, intimacy, sexual intercourse, implied masturbation, implied nudity, partial nudity, same-sex kissing, suicide, and abortion.

Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art, and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York Community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are: to foster the creation and production of original works of theater; to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging; and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.

Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website: greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com

Follow Green Buffalo Productions on social media!
Twitter: @greenbflo
Facebook: /greenbuffaloproductions
Instagram: @green_bflo
Email: greenbuffaloproductions@gmail.com


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Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY’s very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly lights of Sugar City! Come one, come all to this all-ages night of fun!



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Sugar City’s Soul Night
Friday February 14th 10PM-???
Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave.
Event is 21+
$5 admission to keep Sugar City sweet

Sets by:
Handsome Dan
DJ Press
Steve Soulson
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It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes. You’ve been wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that we’d come back. Bold soul brothers and sweet soul sisters, Sugar City’s SOUL NIGHT is back! The party starts at 10 pm when DJ’s Handsome Dan, DJ Press, and Steve Soulson get you on your good foot and play the right tunes all night long.

Sugar City is rounding year 5 at our second location at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY! Since legally opening in March 2015 we have hosted hundreds and hundreds of events! How did we do it? With the help of our volunteers and support from community members like you! Your donation will help us to keep on keeping on offering Buffalo a legal all-ages community art space.

Information about our organization:
Sugar City is Buffalo’s only legal, DIY, volunteer-run, all-ages performance venue. Accordingly, all events at Sugar City are drug and alcohol-free and end before 11pm. Our goal is to provide an alternative space to share and create art and community projects based on participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude. Events and initiatives include, but are not limited to music, films, poetry readings, a zine library, meeting space, art gallery, workshops, and more. We want to break down the barriers of what is and isn’t “art” because in some way everyone is an artist.
More information: www.buffalosugarcity.org


Mon 11/18 6-8PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Comic Book Club! Hosted by Robbi Chillberg I’m starting this club so that folks with common interests can discuss and nerd out over the comic arts. Bring a comic/manga that you’ve been really excited about and would like to share 🙂 There will be a free library for folks to borrow from and trades are encouraged. There’s gonna be snacks! Book and cash donations are encouraged to help grow the free library!!


Sun 9/15 7:30-10PM | POETRY | Free | INVITE
RUIN: P-Queue 16 Release Party: Readings by poets: Dana Venerable, Robin Jordan, Zack Brown, Nina Vega-Westhoff and musical performance by Senso di Voce P-QUEUE is an annual journal of poetry and poetics published out of the University at Buffalo Poetics Program. P-QUEUE was founded in 2003 by Sarah Campbell with the special intent to investigate the overlaps and departures between the prose line and that of verse. Handed down to two subsequent generations of editors, P-QUEUE continues to privilege work that investigates the overlaps and gaps between a disparate range of aesthetic and critical practices.