Events 7/23-8/3

In the gallery:

From Your Collection: A collaborative group show
Opening Saturday July 23rd, 6-11PM as part of ♬ Sugar City’s Two Part Anniversary Party ♬
On view until Sunday August 21st.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. For the second time Sugar City is setting out to provide a public platform to share these treasures by conducting an open call for contributions. We are always open to different interpretations of “art” and this exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos.

Items were collected 7/15-7/19. The only rule was that the piece cannot be something the contributor created. 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. Type of work is pretty open to interpretation: items ranging from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear.

Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sat 7/23 6PM-1AM | PARTY | $7 Part 1, $5 Part 2 or $10 for both | INVITE | Sugar City’s Two Part Anniversary Party! A semi-annual tradition of awesome art, music, and dancing! Part 1: Basement Rat (raucous bilingual lady-punk, Bflo), Chevron Bloom (psychedelic pop, Bflo), Glove (unhinged noise punk, Bflo), Jason Martin Power Animal System Methods (species and gender queer art pop tunes, capitol region), Peter Kirsch (lo-fi singer-songwriter pop, Bflo) Part 2: Chronological Dance Party 10:30PM Resurgence Brewery 1250 Niagara St. DJ’s taking us through the decades: Handsome Dan 60’s ♬ Dave G. 70’s ♬ Dan O 80’s ♬ DJ Gabtron 90’s ♬

Tues 7/26 7:00-10PM | MUSIC WORKSHOP | FREE | INVITE | Buffalo Institute for Improvisational Music and Performance BIFIMAP is a gathering open to all who long to express their passion though the art of improvisation. Come join and experience how to open up your creative flow. Take the challenge in improvising with others’ collective, creative energies! Acoustic, electronic, vocal/performance artists are all welcomed. Led by bassist Juini Arthur Booth.

Fri 7/29 7:30-11PM | PERFORMANCE | $6 | INVITE | An Evening With Mark Twain With Pat Kewley and music by Welks Mice

Sat 7/30 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE | NOISE: Black Bloc, God Of Gaps, Face Off – The Broken Toy Factory vs The Widget Farm Artists, Flesh Trade, Hamartia

Sun 7/31 6-10PM | MUSIC | $10 Presale / $13 Day Of Show | INVITE | Live Alive: Homecoming with Lakota De Kai (Kent OH melodic hardcore), Gatherers (NJ hardcore), Church Tongue (Indianapolis, ID hardcore), Pawn (Buffalo hardcore), Signs (Buffalo post-hardcore), Tusko (Erie PA metal)

Tues 8/2 7:30-8:30 | MEETING | INVITE | Monthly Open Meeting: 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!

Tues 8/2 6-10PM | INVITE | INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL | Infringement Weirdo Convention: Little Cake, Scantron, Blue Lazer, Hexamatastrophe

Weds 8/3 6-9:30PM | INVITE | INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL | 6-8PM $5 donation The Lanthan Mire: Music Theatre Show (live show based on the novellas by L. Harke. Elements of world music and spacey thrash combine to join a theatrical set with film), 8:15 PM grunge music by Circular Logic

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8.2.16

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Tues 8/2 7:30-8:30 | MEETING | INVITE | Monthly Open Meeting: 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! One of our co-founders and current Sugar Citizens Aimee is leaving Buffalo at the end of the year and Sugar City needs to fill in the gap by getting more people invovled in updating our website, social media, newletters, organzing and installing art shows and generally making the space looks all cool and cozy.

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8.2.16

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Tues 8/2 6-10PM | INVITE | INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL |
Infringement Weirdo Convention:

6PM Little Cake /// Littlecake (Ana Vafai) creates songs, hype for artists and builds community through music, performance and friendships in Buffalo, NY. She began as a classical musician and teacher, gaining her bachelors and graduate degrees in education and violin/piano performance. Since 2011 she has recorded music all over town and developed a persona as a performer, singer and instrument player in the touring group ‘Little Cake and Jack Topht’ (two albums released) and as vocalist in winner of the Buffalo Spree’s “best local music act”, RADARADA, a popular, hip-hop/jazzy project in town. Ana is ecstatic to have recently assembled a personal band, a talented bunch to perform Little Cake’s original compositions, many of which you can hear/download demo versions on Soundcloud.

7PM Scantron /// Scantron is a beatboxer and multi instrumentalist who has performed around the world.

8PM Blue Lazer /// After booking a show in Buffalo, NY, Blue Lazer crash landed on earth in the summer of 2006. Normally an instrumental electronic group, they soon learned that earthlings lacked the capacity to comprehend their jams without their faces being melted clean away. In order to mitigate against this unfortunate side effect the group’s leader found that if he verbally contextualized each song while the rest of the band played it, accidental audience mutilations could be cut nearly in half. Join Blue Lazer as they drain WNY of its resources… err… play music for money, which will eventually enable them to repair their intergalactic vessel and leave your puny backwater mud-ball behind forever!

9PM Hexamatastrophe /// Hexamatastrophe combines wacky stage performances with an eclectic set of songs to create an unforgettable show. Past performances include rapping and rocking with a robot from outer space, summoning and destroying a monster (filled with candy), a human sacrifice, and uncovering a plot by the illuminati to frame an innocent man for murder.

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7.29.16

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Fri 7/29 7:30-11PM | PERFORMANCE | $6 | INVITE | An Evening With Mark Twain With Pat Kewley and music by Welks Mice

A legitimate theatrical extravaganza not to be missed for any but medical reasons!

America’s greatest humorist, author, and storyteller (Pat Kewley) embodies the role of America’s second-greatest humorist, author, and storyteller (Mark Twain) in an unforgettable docu-edu-historico-comedic event for the ages. The record-breaking one-man show featured on PBS, A Prairie Home Companion, and Antiques Roadshow is finally coming to Buffalo for one unforgettable performance. Put on your straw boater hat, button your suspenders, and drift away on the tide of history as the author of many important books which you half-remember leads you through the disgusting story of his shattered life. This event is a true thing and not a joke.

Free hot sauce for first 40 patrons.

Buffalo’s least-likable comedian, Pat Kewley has essayed the role of Mark Twain on stages around the world and been honored with the PEN/Faulkner award, 11 Tony nominations, 64 Artie Awards, and the Heisman Trophy. His uncanny impersonation has been called “the most accurate depiction of an American historical figure ever attempted onstage” (Doris Kearns Goodwin) and “a transformational moment in how we see ourselves as a nation” (Dr. Jill Stein). Join Pat as he takes you through the dizzying highs, spirit-crushing lows, and stupefying ultra-lows of Mark Twain’s amazing life story, as only a man with nothing left to live for can! Mr. Twain will also be seen demonstrating his world-famous but rarely-performed ‘Guatemalan Card Trick’!

Everyone will forget about you after you die, and one generation after your passing it will be as if you never even existed. Thankfully this is not the case with beloved American hero Mark Twain!!! Don’t miss this chance to see history come alive before your very eyes! No refunds.

NOTE: DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, JASON ‘WEE MAN’ ACUNA WILL *NOT* BE APPEARING AS ‘GRANDPAPPY TWAIN’. HE WILL NOT BE REPLACED.

MUCH CUSSING

FREE HOT SAUCE

NO WEE MAN

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7.26.16

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Tues 7/26 7:00-10PM | MUSIC WORKSHOP | FREE | INVITE |

Buffalo Institute for Improvisational Music and Performance
Do you dream of being able to discover and express your own music, the music that lies deep inside your imagination?

If you answered “YES!” you’re not alone!

You’re not going to develop your creative abilities if you are stuck practicing scales all day. If you want to IMPROVISE and COMPOSE and CREATE your own music, now there’s BIFIMAP (Buffalo Institute for Improvised Music and Performance).

BIFIMAP is a gathering open to all who long to express their passion though the art of improvisation.

Come join and experience how to open up your creative flow. Take the challenge in improvising with others’ collective, creative energies! Acoustic, electronic, vocal/performance artists are all welcomed.

BIFIMAP offers entertaining bi – monthly Tuesday evenings of experimental music and performance including workshops and narratives.

Dates: Tuesday July 26, August 9th and August 23. 7PM doors/ prompt 7:30PM start.
Please fill out this form is interest.

Sugar City 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213 www.buffalosugarcity.org

The early sessions will include demonstrative narratives presented by local- and world- renowned improvisers.

Later sessions will be open for soloist and group performers to participate.

The WNY /Niagara Frontier area has long awaited an environment exclusively for creative improvisational music and performance.

Program Director is Bassist Juini Arthur Booth. Booth has performed, recorded and toured with bands of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Tony Williams Lifetime, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Sonny Simmons, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston Abdullah Ibrahim and many more.

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7.23.16

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Sat 7/23 6PM-1AM | PARTY | $7 Part 1, $5 Part 2 or $10 for both | INVITE |
Sugar City’s Two Part Anniversary Party!
♬ Sugar City’s Two Part Anniversary Party ♬
Let’s be clear. This date makes no sense. We had the opening of our first space on January 9, 2009 but January is too cold. We faked you out by having our grand opening of our current space on August 15, 2014. We were given our live music license on March 6th, 2015 but who wants to wait a few more months. What does make sense is that since legally opening in 2015 Sugar City has hosted a rough estimate of 225 events!!!! No doubt this particular event is going to be an awesome evening of art, music, and dancing all in the semi-annual tradition of Sugar City’s TWO PART PARTIES!!! Let’s celebrate together as we hit the half way mark in year two at our new space and look towards the future!

Always remember “What comes before Part B? Part-AY.”

▲▲Part I: 6PM-10PM Sugar City 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY▲▲
ALL-AGES $7 or $10 for both parts

Art Opening 6PM From Your Collection: a collaborative group show. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. For the second time Sugar City is setting out to provide a public platform to share these treasures by conducting an open call for contributions. We are always open to different interpretations of “art” and this exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the contributor created. 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.

▲▲Music 7PM-10PM▲▲
Not in order of appearance but by order of the alphabet:

Basement Rat (raucous bilingual lady-punk, buffalo)
Chevron Bloom (psychedelic pop, buffalo)
♬ Glove (unhinged noise punk, buffalo)
Jason Martin Power Animal System Methods (species and gender queer art pop tunes, capitol region)
Peter Kirsch (lo-fi singer-songwriter pop, buffalo)

Segue Performance by Brass Pro and the Waterfront Revivalists Marching Band dancing us across the street to…

▲▲Part II: Chronological Dance Party▲▲
10:30PM-1AM Resurgence Brewery 1250 Niagara St
18+ $5 or $10 for both parts

DJ’s taking us through the decades: Handsome Dan 60’s ♬ Dave G. 70’s ♬ Dan O 80’s ♬ DJ Gabtron 90’s ♬

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CALL FOR WORK: From Your Collection

From Your Collection: Art Exhibit | INVITE
Opening Saturday July 23rd, 6-11PM as part of ♬ Sugar City’s Two Part Anniversary Party ♬ 7PM-9PM
On view until Sunday August 21st.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Sugar City is proud to present the second 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.

Last year we showcased items on loan from 36 participants! We are seeking work that you will graciously loan to our gallery. Type of work is pretty open to interpretation: items ranging from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something you created.

Drop off times:
Friday 7/15 5:30-9PM
Saturday 7/16 11AM-2PM
Sunday 7/16 6-10PM
Monday 7/18 6-10PM
Tuesday 7/19 6-10PM
None of these times work out? Email us buffalosugarcity@gmail.com and we can try to arrange a drop off time!

This exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos and seeks to further empower everyone’s creative endeavors.

Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

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