Events 6/23-7/2

In the gallery:

P O L Y C H R O M E ❤ A Collective Art Show
On View: June 9 – July 10
Opening June 9 7-10PM
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Polychrome is a lovely collective showing of work by various artists within the queer spectrum. It will open up the evening of June 9th and be on display until July 10. Each artist brings forth visuals that represent their creative passion with a variety of different materials.

Participating Artists: Aurora Xylia , Florian Ayala Fauna, Jessica Fox, Lina Tran, Leo Erin, Mickey Harmon, Obsidian Bellis


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Thursday 6/20 6:30PM-10PM | MUSIC | $5 or PWYC | INVITE Chris LiButti (NYC noise guitar), Tortoise Forest, Disembodied Legions, Flesh Trade

Fri 7/1 6-11PM | MUSIC | $8 INVITE Stocksmile (formerly Bobby Meader Music/Indie/Emo, Nevada), Lower Town Trio (rockabilly, Lockport), Pity Sweater, The Devil In Love (acoustic bflo), Urban Reverie (indie bflo)

Sat 7/2 7-11PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Lily Among Thorns (hard Rock/Alternative, bflo), The Casket Runaway (pop Rock, bflo), Of Night And Light (Post-Hardcore/Alternative, bflo), Among The Wolves (Punk/Post-Hardcore, bflo)

Tues 7/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Monthly Open Meeting! Did you know that since legally opening March 2015 We have hosted roughly 225 events! How did we do it? With the help of our volunteers! 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. Monthly Open Programming 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?, WELL come out to our open monthly meeting!

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Fri July 1 6-11PM | MUSIC | $8 INVITE
Bobby Meader (Indie/Emo, Nevada)

Stocksmile (formerly Bobby Meader Music) was just that: the singer-songwriter output of a Las Vegas native stretched over a series of self-distributed releases. Despite the full-band muscle, Meader’s output has always featured a lean autobiographical skeleton, with his gravelly, time-worn vocals coloring his stories. All that’s changed is the narrative arc. The author’s voice can most definitely still be heard, and for Meader, that’s what matters most. “At the end of the day…if people dig your music they’re gonna call it whatever you call it, like people already do.”

with support from:boddy meader
Pity Sweater
Lower Town Trio (rockabilly, Lockport)
The Devil In Love (acoustic bflo)
Urban Reverie (indie bflo)

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Sat 6/25 11AM-4PM | MUSIC | FREE | At the Corner of Grant St and Lafayette Ave | INVITE

Buffalo’s 14th annual Taste of Diversity Festival will take place Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Grant Street, between Lafayette and Auburn Avenues.

Sugar City, the West Side’s only non-profit arts and music space, presents a variety of amazing local musicians at TASTE OF DIVERSITY FESTIVAL!!!
11AM: meNyou (Two piece guitar and drums Heavy rock n roll)
12PM:Be Locust Or Alone (Two Chord post-punk ragas)
1PM: No Pickle (West side no wave)
2PM:Laube’s Old Spain ( Acid House duo)
3PMUVB 76 (Left field electronic dance sets) 3:45PMBrass Pro ( Party band with a marching problem)

The Taste of Diversity Festival showcases local restaurants, vendors, musicians and dancers from around the world, representing the cultural heritage of Buffalo’s West Side community.

There is always lots of delicious food, great vendors and wonderful live music all day long, all on Grant Street – the heart of one of Buffalo’s fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods.

Admission is FREE, food tickets will be available for purchase.

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An Evening of Poetry & Prose
Thurs June 23 5-8PM | READING | FREE | INVITE

The Mental Health Association of Erie County Writing and Well-being Workshop Poetry and Prose Book Launch! This event will feature over twenty local writers who will each share one or two pieces they’ve created over the past year. For over twenty years The Mental Health Association of Erie County has facilitated the Writing and Well-being Workshop. These writers, all mental health consumers, explore creative avenues through the written word. Over 95% of group participants say writing helps in their recovery.

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Mon 6/13 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE


3 touring acts • 3 local acts • no headliners • no openers • no set times • non-stop action

The Rap Round Robin is a unique live music experience brought to you by Baltimore’s own Height Keech. 6 acts. No set times. The evening is one big set. 3 stations setup around the room and each act does one song per round, passing it on to the next act in the circle. Feel the posi vibes and be part of the magic.

Mister (Detroit)
Height Keech (Baltimore)
Mrs.Paintbrush (Pittsburgh)

Jack Toft
Short Moscato
Coleman J. Brahski

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