Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY:


Parting Glances, Artwork by: Nick Butler, Paris Henderson, Dana McKnight, Ryan Pchy, and Ashley Powell | Curated by Seth Girod and Dana Tyrrell
On View: June 7-June 28, 2019 in honor of Pride Month
Opening Reception: Friday June 7th 6-9pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
“Parting Glances” brings together LGBTQ+ artists and artists of color who have added to the cultural fabric of Buffalo through their respective art practices. By no means a comprehensive survey, this exhibition instead is a snapshot of artists both currently enmeshed within Buffalo’s cultural milieu, and those who are extrinsically linked to it, as distant relations who have once called the place home. The Dreamy Exhibition Series is a series of nomadic exhibitions curated by Dreamland in an effort to reconstitute the organization’s visual arts branch. This comes in the wake of Dreamland being forced to leave its first home at 387 Franklin Street in the heart of Buffalo. Dreamland’s long-term goal is to raise enough money to purchase a property within the city of Buffalo and renew our commitment to Buffalo as a coalition of artists, activists, curators, and volunteers dedicated to Dreamland’s mission of providing a cultural alternative for artists and patrons of the arts in the Greater Buffalo area.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Weds 6/12 6-10PM | MUSIC | $15 | INVITE Fury (California hardcore), Diztort (California hardcore), Wild Side (Canada hardcore), The Elite + Bear No Shame (Buffalo hardcore locals playing short sets)

Fri 6/14 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | Stop by to see our current exhibition Parting Glances Artwork by: Nick Butler, Paris Henderson, Dana McKnight, Ryan Pchy, and Ashley Powell

Fri 6/14 7-10PM | MUSIC | $15 | INVITE Chokehold (Canada hardcore), For The Love Of (New Jersey hardcore), Juggernaut (Buffalo hardcore), Rain of Salvation (Long Island hardcore), War By Other Means (Buffalo hardcore)

Sat 6/15 7-10PM | MUSIC | $7 advance/$10 at door | The Progressions (Buffalo, Jazz Fusion) and Francs (Buffalo, Rapper)

Weds 6/19 -9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making orart you’d love to critique!

Thurs 6/20 7-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Buffalo DSA June Chapter Development Meeting: EcoSocialism 101 The crisis we face exceeds ecological breakdown. Deepening inequality, suppressed democracy, precarious jobs, racial and gendered violence, border hostility, and endless wars make up the terrain on which climate destabilization will be unleashed. The most vulnerable members of society will be hit hardest, first, and suffer most. We must solve the climate crisis and the inequality crisis together. Join us for EcoSocialism 101 to learn about the movement, and how to get involved with the work that we’re doing. For more information about the work being doing at the nation level inter-regionally.

Fri 6/21 6-11PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Dishonored (Buffalo hardcore/beatdown powerviolence), Snake Charmer (Philadelphia Metalcore/Beatdown), Murderous Intent (Allentown, Pa deathcore), Cycle of Abuse (Philadelphia, slamming beatdown), Catharsis Theory (Pottstown, PA Metalcore)

Weds 6/26 7:30-7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing 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.

Fri 6/28 and Sat 6/29 6-11 PM | PERFORMANCE| $10 for both days | Underground Empire: Part III Krump Dance Battle: Come see the battles between out of state dancers vs Buffalo dancers

Mon 7/1 7-10 | MUSIC | $8 | INVITE Irae (DC Metalcore), Backslide (Georgia Beatdown Hardcore), Habits (Buffalo Heavy), Sleepers (Buffalo Death)

Tues 7/2 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 about half way through year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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.

Weds 7/3 5:30-10PM | MUSIC | $12 | Pure Energy: Looney Acres (Amherst, NY, hiphop), Spacebound (Cheektowaga, NY, hiphop), Kane Wave (Buffalo, NY, hip hop), Jiggy Jay (Amherst, NY hiphop), Quisi LaFlare (Niagara Falls NY, Hiphop), Sammy Gambino (Amherst, NY HIphop), Shortcake (Amherst, NY), way2wavybaby (Amherst, NY)

Fri 7/12 6-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Muddle (Buffalo, NY Punk), Not For Nothing (Buffalo, NY Indie), Redacted (Buffalo, NY Metal)

Sat 7/13 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Uazit (Indiana, Trip-Hop), Small Smalls (Buffalo, Dream Pop), ToneyBoi (Buffalo, Hip Hop)

5.24.19


Installation by Madeleine Bergman
On View May 23th-May 31st
Opening Reception May 24th 6-9 pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

This work was originally created as an extension of my physical form. By using my body weight in clay and making something that can overtake and fill up every space it inhabits, it is a metaphor for my relatively small size as a human, but my ability to use my personality to fill the space I’m in.

The use of a vessel as the form for all of these pieces is attributed to women being seen as vessels, containers meant to hold things for others, literally and figuratively. The wide range of images and text on the vessels shows different facets of myself and the complexity of being a woman. Some of the images are representations of people in my life and the way the people you surround yourself with become a part of you.

After this installation is taken down, I plan to separate the pieces, letting some go to friends, people who want to buy them, and placing some in hidden spots in cities I inhabit. My goal with this is to make my art accessible to a larger population of people that might not have frequent experiences with art. Hopefully viewers and those who find the vessels out in the wild develop more of an eye for detail and finding beauty in the world, even in small and unexpected places.

5.23.19


Thurs 5/23 7:30-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

5.19.19


Sun 5/19 1:30-3PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

5.19.19


Sun 5/19 5-8PM | 18 & Under Battle of the Bands: Registration | INVITE Stop by anytime between 5pm – 8pm and sign up to be a part of the competition. It is FREE to enter and all band members must be 18 years of age or younger. You’ll need a band name, a band member’s name and an email address to register. You’ll be provided with an introductory packet and instructions on what to do next. If you have any questions, please emailsteakandcakerecords@gmail.com

5.16.19


Thurs 5/16 7-10PM | MUSIC | $7-10 sliding | INVITE
Spirits Having Fun (Chicago/NYC indie rock)
Chicago-via-NYC outfit Spirits Having Fun make the kind of music that is perhaps never encountered the same twice. A genre-bending blend of scattered yet undeniably infectious melodies coasting along ever-adaptable rhythmic patterns. Dissonant and c

The Molice (Buffalo indie rock)
The Molice hammered out their own sound while playing in Tokyo’s numerous rock venues and on tour in North America, Europe and Asia. This East/West hybrid sound has a wide appeal by being both catchy and edgy, incorporating rock n’ roll, classical, dance, shoegaze, alternative, and post-hardcore elements.
Little Cake (Avant pit band, art).
This music will draw you in and make you sing it later. You’ll never forget Little cake!