Events 10/4-10/29


In the gallery:

Everything is Chemical: New Works by Joshua Nickerson
Opening Friday October 7th 7-10 PM | INVITE
On view until October 29th.
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Joshua Nickerson’s most recent body of work uses the language of abstraction to explore how we assemble the realities we experience. These drawings are designed to illustrate the ways in which we filter and sort all the information provided us to create the tiny models of our inner worlds.

The work takes advantage of abstraction’s ability to generate images that are both, either/or, and neither all at the same time, as well as its unique ability to contain multiple references to both the organic and human-generated world.

The working process used combines both printmaking and drawing, including the use of hand-cut stencils, use of found objects as stencils, and the use of small handmade prints as well as traditional drawing methods.

Joshua Nickerson is a visual artist based in Buffalo, New York. He has received solo exhibitions at The Barco Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh, Starlight Studios and Gallery and most recently at the C.G. Jung Center. Recently his studio practice has shifted from painting to works on paper. Artist Website


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Fri 10/21 6-11PM | MUSIC | $5 to benefit Sugar City | INVITE Local showcase: Sad White Suburban Males, Humble State, Pterodactyl Parade, and Sleepy Sad Sack

Sat 10/22 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | The Sans (Buffalo, NY, experimental alternative), Lost Connections (Buffalo, NY, alternative rock), Tyler Okun (Buffalo, NY, acoustic folk)

Fri 10/28 6-11PM | MUSIC | $7 at the door, $5 if you come in costume
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Lost Connections (Buffalo NY, Alt. Rock), Scathed (Buffalo NY, Rock), The Pepperoni Boys, (Buffalo NY, Alternative)

Sat 10/29  6-11PM | MUSIC | FREE | INVITE | MALLWALKERS “Dial M For…” release party with Mags (Anthemic Buffalo indie-rock), GUN CANDY (Wild Buffalo punk ‘n’ roll), Trinkit (Buffalo’s #1 ladypunk party band), WELKS MICE (Buffalo’s infectious minimalist pop duo) plus goofs by Pat Kewley

Tues 11/1 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! | Need YOU to come get involved!

Weds 11/2 7-10PM | $3-$5 | “Torrey Pines” stop motion animation with live accompaniment by Clyde Peterson of Your Heart Breaks with local support from Welks Mice. Torrey Pines is a feature film based on a true story by stop-motion animator Clyde Petersen. The film is a story about growing up with a schizophrenic single mother and identifying as a gender queer punk highlighting coming-of-age of age during the turbulent shift of media and politics in Southern California in the late 80’s and early 1990’s. Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Sat 11/5 10-4AM | DANCE PARTY | $5 | Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave 18+ It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes, a want so great you don’t know what to do, 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! Sets by: Handsome Dan,The Reverend Johnny Dramma with special guests: DJ GARBAGE MONSTER, and DJ Nightbus

Sat 11/12 11am-6pm | Buffalo Zine Fair | FREE | INVITE Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present BUFFALO ZINE FAIR. This event celebrates self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y culture. PRINTED MEDIA IS NOT DEAD. Let us rebel against library closings, newspaper downsizings, and e-readers by celebrating good old-fashioned physical handmade print media!

Sat 11/12 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE | Los Bungalitos (Bilingual fast hardcore/thrash outta Lowell, MA), Healer (Brutal pissed off Buffalo hardcore punk), Pissing Match (Urine-soaked hardcore from Buffalo/Syracuse), Basement Rat (Bilingual lady driven punk ruckas)

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Do you make visual poetry? Are you interested in having your work displayed in a galley space?
Sugar City is taking open call for Visual Poetry Submission in their gallery.

Exhibition opening Thursday 11/3 7-9PM. On view until Saturday November 26th.
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Any kind of visual poetry is welcome for considerations, both large-form or small-form pieces considered.

Volunteers will frame and hang pieces in any way you want them displayed.

If interested contact with a sample of your submission or any questions.

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Mon 10/17 6-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE NOISE:
Autumn Pool (Pittsburgh) Basked in the glow of the golden hour, coddled by second hand nostalgia,””Balm”” shows an incredible sense of restraint from this emerging artist, creating a sense of motionless tension within a lush aether of gasping synths and tape loops flutter across the stereo field. an ideal soundtrack to late springs chorus of humidity and growth
Treading Bloom (Ann Arbor MI) “Cold, slow motion soundscapes that invoke emotive states of loss and longing. Sounds for the falling of snow or the slow march of time and aging.”
Joseph Clark (Rochester) Guitar driven ambient noise wall.
Training Montage

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Thurs 10/13 6:30-PM | FILM | $5-10 sliding scale donation for the filmmaker | INVITE | Screening “Exotic” Documentary with a talk by filmmaker Amy Oden. The look at the strip club culture in Guam.

Dotted with palm trees and coral reefs, Guam is United States territory where military men and Japanese tourists abound. A seemingly perfect backdrop for a strip club, the island should sound ideal to any girl coming from Portland, Atlanta, or Anchorage to work as an exotic dancer. But is it? Exotic foregrounds the stories of workers, as they discuss this fluid and secretive world…

About the Filmmaker: Amy Oden first documentary From the Back of the Room (previously screened at Sugar City) told the stories of women in the hardcore punk scene. Amy received her Master of Arts in Gender and Media from George Washington University in 2012. She then worked as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guam, while shooting Exotic. And currently works for Maryland’s PBS affiliate, producing short form documentary content for their Digital Studios.

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Weds 10/12 7-9PM | WALK | FREE | INVITE |

What is a mystery tour? It is walk-a-about journey full of creative surprises-art, film, performance and more at various unexpected spots in our neighborhood. BUT IT’S ALL A SECRET.

Sugar City is psyched to bring you another mystery tour. Our first tour in June 2013 was way good. So expect the best this year.

Free! Starts at 1239 Niagara St. Meet up a 7PM for some pregame entertainment and we march out at 7:15PM. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Kids are encouraged to join.

If weather is way bad there will be a make up rain date.

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