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.
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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 | 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!
Weds 8/3 6-9:30PM | 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), 8:30 PM grunge music by Circular Logic