Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY


Illustrations by Hetta Gardner
Curated by Rebecca Wing and John Massier
Opening Thursday August 2nd 6-9PM | INVITE
On View: August 2nd-18th
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

Hetta Gardner is an artist from Buffalo, New York. She is fourteen and is in the ninth grade at City Honors School. Her first art exhibition was in 2017 at Rust Belt Books. Her work was also included in the 2018 Hallwalls Members Exhibition. Hetta received the Celebrating Art! award presented by Buffalo Public Schools in 2017.

Hetta Gardner draws primarily in graphite. She illustrates human figures which often feature self portraits. Warped versions of the face and body are common in her work. Each drawing represents an emotion or feeling and its outward appearance on the human form.


Artwork of Esther Lan | Curated by Rebecca Wing and John Massier
Opening: August 23rd, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view: August 23- September 8
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

Esther Lan is an artist from Buffalo, NY. She is 14 years old and a current freshman at City Honors School. Esther has been drawing since she was very young, and had her first show with her twin sister, Hetta, at Rust Belt Books in May of 2017. Her work has been displayed on the cover of The Public in May 2017, as well as the centerfold in July 2018. She was awarded 1st place for her political cartoon by The Buffalo News in 2017. Esther also won a Celebrating Art! Award from Buffalo Public Schools in May 2017.

Esther Lan works in graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic paint with a focus on portraiture as her subject matter. Her graphite drawings are a mix of photo realism and abstraction. Esther’s acrylic painting series features strange portraits of people with unusual features, colorful skin, and drastic makeup. Her colored pencil works are photorealistic and range in size. They include a number of self portraits, renderings of famous celebrities, and other imagined figures.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Fri 8/17 5:30-7:30pm | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Illustrations by Hetta Gardner

Sat 8/18 10AM-5PM | FLEA MARKET | FREE | INVITE Come down to Sugar City on August 18th 2018 and visit a huge flea market full of odds and ends, art, music, clothes, toys, crafts, jewelry, magic cards, used chewing gum, old greasy combs, car parts, human bones, pretty much anything you can imagine! All for SALE! Get yer shop on!

Sat 8/18 7-11PM | MUSIC | $7 | The Sans (Buffalo, NY, alternative experimental), Darth Nater (Buffalo, NY, indie rock), Groton Ave (Buffalo, NY, alternative rock), Skulking Ghost (alt indie Fredonia)

Tues 8/21 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Queer Kevin (ohio shoegayze), Dump Him (northampton queercore), Kay Stuitje (Buffalo slow ambient), Honey Coma (Buffalo slow emo)

Thurs 8/23 6-9PM | ART OPENING | FREE | INVITE Works by Esther Lan

Fri 8/24 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Works by Esther Lan

Sat 8/25 8-11PM | FOOD PANTRY FUNDRAISER | Donation Grocery Gift Card or Cash to purchase gift cards | INVITE Performers TBA A fundraiser to help stock an up and coming food pantry, being created to help an underserved population of WNY. The fantastic woman, the director of the WNY Resistance Revival Chorus, Drea DNur is working to get it established and needs some help, so we’re going to show her some love. Bring it, Buffalo! ❤️ This event will be an evening of family friendly performances and entertainment, in one of our favorite all ages / alcohol free / drug free community spaces, hosted by the magical Miss Figgy Pudding, and produced by Destiny 716 and friends.

Sun 8/26 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $TBA | INVITE Rig Time (WI hardcore), Uniform OPR (Buffalo punk), DUDES (Buffalo punk)

Fri 8/31 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Works by Esther Lan

Fri 8/31 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE 1476 (2 piece Post Metal/ Neo Folk – Salem MA), The Impurity (Heavy Metal – Buffalo), Uniflora (Dark Acoustic/ Neo Folk – Buffalo)

Tues 9/4 7:30-8:30PM | 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 in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! 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 9/5 6-10PM | MUSIC | $8 presale / $10 day of show INVITE Roseview (Melodic Hardcore Portland, ME), I Hate Heroes (Post Hardcore Pennsylvania)

Thurs 9/6 7:30-10pm | COMEDY | $10 | INVITE Mary Houlihan: “ME & JACK” A brand new one-woman show about Mary Houlihan’s rise from street tough to America’s sweetheart, and how it almost all came undone by her tumultuous years-long relationship with Jack Nicholson. Mary Houlihan is a comedian, writer, actor, animator, and artist living in Brooklyn. She is a frequent guest on The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, and has appeared on The Chris Gethard Show, Difficult People, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billy on the Street and Harmontown. Her comedy writing has been featured in The New Yorker and Reductress. She created, wrote, animated, and starred in the Comedy Central web series Learn To Paint! With Mary Houlihan. She also co-hosts the popular live show Cartoon Monsoon. Mary’s paintings are featured in every episode of the Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks With You.

Fri 9/7 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Works by Esther Lan

Sat 9/8 11AM-5PM | FREE | Buffalo Zine Fair | 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!

Sun 9/9 7-9PM | ART| Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). We start at 7pm. Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Have questions are are in modeling? Then email dreamlandarts.buffalo@gmail.com

8.18.18


Sat 8/18 10AM-5PM | FLEA MARKET | FREE | INVITE Come down to Sugar City on August 18th 2018 and visit a huge flea market full of odds and ends, art, music, clothes, toys, crafts, jewelry, magic cards, used chewing gum, old greasy combs, car parts, human bones, pretty much anything you can imagine! All for SALE! Get yer shop on!

8.13.18


Mon 8/13 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5-$10 dollars suggested donation | Raycats (Bflo alt punk), Space Cowboys (Bflo alt punk), Muddle (Hamburg alt punk)

8.12.18


Sun 8/12 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 🙂 Have questions are are in modeling? Then email dreamlandarts.buffalo@gmail.com

8.10.18


Fri 8/10 6-10PM | FASION | $5 | INVITE
FNC Exchange: Music meets Fashion. This is far from your average casting call. It is the prelude event to the first ever Doni Ahmoni “Minutiae” fashion show coming this fall October 27th brought to you by Villa Maria College fashion design students Donisha Gant and Jay P Hawkins Sr aka Cashis Green. We’re looking for all the key components of the fashion world to meet, network, and share their resources from models & designers to MUA’s & photographers.