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❤️⚡️❤️ SUGAR CITY VIRTUAL TAKEOVER (AUGUST 2020) on Instagram. 4 WEEKS of Workshops / Tutorials Facilitated by local Black Artists + Musicians (@blackinkpress1312 @possumism_ @dirtywifi_ @maybeheaven ). Allies encouraged to participate, donate to the facilitators and learn. Follow the highlights and our stories on our instagram to be up on the details regarding classes, special guests and alla dat. Share with your homies who wanna decolonize their scene too. (Digital Collage By @maybeheaven)

Week 2’s theme is SELF CARE

Monday August 10, 8pm EST A local Herbology class with @possumism_& @blackinkpress1312
Identifying Herbs on your neighborhood walk and herbs you might already have in your spice cabinet.

Tuesday August 11, 2pm EST D.I.Y. selfcare | How to make face masks and other self luxuries w/ @dirtywifi_

Sat August 15, 2pm EST D.I.Y bathsalts | Mixing Epsom salts with herbs and oils to create a soothing, well deserved bath after a long week with @maybeheaven

Friday August 14 | 8PM EST | MUSIC | denzelworldpeace | Tune in on our Facebook Live | Invite Sugar City is bringing live music back to 2020! Tune into our Facebook live at 8PM for a live-streamed performance by denzelworldpeace denzelworldpeace is a producer/dj from Buffalo influenced by material that draws from a variety of club traditions. Bringing together house, garage, drum and bass and jungle with his own forward thinking style. Listen: Soundcloud or Bandcamp Donations to Sugar City will be given to the performers. Venmo @SUGAR-CITY or paypal buffalosugarcity@gmail.com

Saturday August 15 | FLEA MARKER 10AM-6PM | Free Admision | INVITE Another Sugar City Flea Market is coming August 15th 2020, this time OUTDOORS (Outdoor sale will be located at and around our address at 1239 Niagara St, more details to follow)! Lot’s of interesting and diverse vendors! Vendor List Update: DAVE G- Tons of Vinyl Records & collectibles, TIMELESS BABEZ-Vinyl Record handbags and jewelry, vintage clothes & accessories, CURTIS A GUY-Records, cameras, art, clothing, knick knacks and other desirable home goods for all walks of life, ANDY CZUBA – Records, VHS, clothing, music/audio equipment, pop culture items, miscellaneous stuff, NEW WORLD EMILY- Handmade Jewelry, GAMENS & JUNK- You guessed it…games and junk! Video games, toys etc,
NICK O- Glassware and collectibles, LAURA- Vintage toys, Knick knacks, VHS, clothes etc, CARROLLM88- Books and more, PETERWALKEE RECORDS- Punk indie hardcore records etc…., Shop til you drop… from shopping!

Friday August 21 | 8PM EST | MUSIC | The Best Strangers | Tune in on our Facebook Live | Invite Sugar City is bringing live music back to 2020! Tune into our Facebook live at 8PM for a live-streamed performance by The Best Strangers! The Best Strangers is a seven-piece melody-driven indie rock band inspired in equal parts by the pop, rock and r&b music of the late 60s and the alt rock and indie music of the early 90s. The band features a ripping 3-part saxophone section, layered vocals, and a driving rhythm section. Donations to Sugar City will be given to the performers. Venmo @SUGAR-CITY or paypal buffalosugarcity@gmail.com


From Your Collection
Opening Thursday August 24th, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view until Sunday September 17th.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Sugar City is proud to present the third round of our collaborative group exhibition featuring works from your collection. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. We like to give a platform to share these items with a broad audience. 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.

Over the last two years we have shown close to 75 pieces! People were gracious enough to loan us a variety of work as the theme pretty open to interpretation: items range from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the owner didn’t create. This exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos and seeks to further empower everyone’s creative endeavors.


Thurs 8/3 6-10PM | MUSIC | PWYC | INVITE

As part of Buffalo's Infringement Festival WBNY Invades Sugar City:

Always Cool Society (poetic lyricist hip hop) A poetic lyricist with the ability to lead and inspire her generation, dev11n is a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop. Her jazz influenced style, coupled with her thought provoking lyrics, create a sound reminiscent of the 90’s with an all new feel. After the release of her debut EP #The11thHour, she launched a docu-series “I Am: dev11n” to document her journey as an up and coming artist.

Spliff (hip hop artist/vocalist )

Chronic Collective (emcees) Alibi and Illusive. Earth dwelling meanderthals/space travel experimentalists. One time got high score on Gallaga in another dimension in a dive bar.

Tilapia (3 piece funk jam band) three piece funky jam band that believes in two chains not three.

Diverze (vocals)

Dark Matter Trio (new music) Kevin Urso on fender rhodes/bass keys, Ryan Campbell on drums, and Nick Randall on guitar this group creates a sound bigger than the word 'trio' suggests. This energetic yet soulful merge to stand on the shoulders of great improvisors like Medeski Martin & Wood; John Scofield; Soulive; Joshua Redman; and Brad Mehldau, and adds an edge reminiscent of 90's grunge. You may recognize some of the melodies despite them being distorted through a kaleidoscope of captivating rhythms and jazz harmony. Their own fabrications come and go as only a temporal art like music can allow, yet they are truly

Deadwolf (psych rock) 5-piece Psychedelic Pop/Rock band that started off in the fall of 2015 with the objective of crafting larger-than-life songs that have a timeless atmosphere. Having recorded in their own studio, Afterglow Studios, they created the 65-minute long, 14 track album titled, Heavy Heart. Deadwolf has been hailed as, “Psychedelic Rock gods” and “The Harmony Kings.” In a Recent review by Buffablog, they said, “Half A Man, the latest single from Buffalo psych rockers, blew my mind straight up. If you haven’t already gotten this towering, epic jam into your ears, you really need to do so immediately.


Ghosts In the Sunlight: Photographs by Nick Torsell
Opening: July 27, 6:00-9:00 PM | INVITE
On view: July 28 – August 12
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Ghosts In The Sunlight are photos that were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park on. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw in the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space.

I majored in literature at University at Buffalo. So I wasn’t an art major in college, and I haven’t always looked at things in pictures, but once I started to I realized I was looking for them all along, in old movies, in television, on the side of the highway looking up at the power lines. Photography gave me a way to compose the world into something more manageable.

About Nick Torsell: Nick Torsell was born in 1989 and started taking photos a few years ago. Though Nick has exhibited previously, this will be his first solo gallery show in Buffalo, NY. His sense of reality was deeply shaken by the 2016 Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908. Wait ’til he gets his money right. Instagram: nftorsell