“The reality that I had known no longer existed. It sufficed that Mme. Swann did not appear, in the same attire and at the same moment, for the whole avenue to be altered. The places that we have known belong now only to the little world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that composed our life at that time; remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years.”
- Marcel Proust, “Swann’s Way”
Dear friends and colleagues,
Due to concern over the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Sugar City has taken the decision to suspend all events for the near future. As an all-ages safer space, we want to make sure that all people who enjoy our events can stay healthy and safe. We will continue to monitor national and local updates on its containment and its overall effect on our community.
We take this decision with a sad heart but also with a great amount of concern for the people affected by this situation. We urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from risks, which includes staying away from crowded areas and washing your hands regularly. And we hope that anyone who needs medical care, including testing and treatment, can receive it freely and as soon as they need it. Please also reach out to anyone you know who may be excessively disadvantaged from this situation, whether it is physically, financially or emotionally (but please take precaution when doing so).
When we feel that our community is no longer in danger by attending public events, we will announce our re-opening. Thank you all for appreciating our space and mission, and we hope you will be able to continue to patronize our events when it is reasonable to do so. Be well and look out for one another.
Healthcare Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html
Erie County Healthcare Professionals: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-information-healthcare-professionals
School and Childcare: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-information-schools-and-childcare-programs
Mental Health: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-information-mental-health
THIS IS BRANCHBURG live at Sugar City!
Brendan O’Hare (Netflix, HBO) and Cory Snearowski (The Onion, Clickhole) present a live version of their popular scripted podcast This Is Branchburg!
The small town of Branchburg, New Jersey has many stories to tell, whether you’d like to hear them or not. Come meet the cavalcade of weirdos and grotesquely beautiful characters who make up Branchburg, in what Vulture calls “Northern Exposure meets Twin Peaks” and what the A.V. Club calls a “delicate balance… between absurdism, dark comedy, and genuine folksy charm.” Produced by Tim Heidecker and Abso Lutely Productions.
This is Branchburg was named Best Podcast Miniseries by Vulture and one of The Verge’s 11 Favorite Podcasts of 2019.
Tues March 24 8pm $10
Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives!
Johnny Barden as Manny
Ben Parsons as Lane
Julia Grygier as Jazz
Drea Bim as Alexis
Jake Samson as Trapper
Playwright: Samantha Marchant
Director: Nick Edwards
Assistant Director: Sarah Henderson
Stage Manager: Sarah Emmerling
Producers: Ellen Catherine Scherer & Maddy Sedlor
(Green Buffalo Productions)
February 28th 7 pm
February 29th 2 pm
February 29th 7 pm
March 30th 2 pm
GBP Co-Founder Ellen Scherer is the lead producer for Liquidation. She says “I love this team! They are so dedicated to making Samantha’s vision come to life. I don’t think that just anyone could pull off Liquidation. Directing takes a lot of experimental work. Understanding the characters requires deep introspection. I am itching to see what the team brings to the stage.”
Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me starting January 17, 2020. There will be four opportunities to see the show: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo. Seating is limited, so GBP strongly recommends buying tickets online.
This production is set in the round and has some immersive (not interactive) elements. The audience will be seated within the set. The play includes references to, or representations of, the following: drug and alcohol use, intimacy, sexual intercourse, implied masturbation, implied nudity, partial nudity, same-sex kissing, suicide, and abortion.
Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art, and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York Community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are: to foster the creation and production of original works of theater; to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging; and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.
Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website: greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com
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Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY’s very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly lights of Sugar City! Come one, come all to this all-ages night of fun!
TICKETS $10.00 AT THE DOOR, $7.00 PRESALE. DM FOR PURCHASE OF PRESALE TICKETS
Sugar City’s Soul Night
Friday February 14th 10PM-???
Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave.
Event is 21+
$5 admission to keep Sugar City sweet
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It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes. 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! The party starts at 10 pm when DJ’s Handsome Dan, DJ Press, and Steve Soulson get you on your good foot and play the right tunes all night long.
Sugar City is rounding year 5 at our second location at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY! Since legally opening in March 2015 we have hosted hundreds and hundreds of events! How did we do it? With the help of our volunteers and support from community members like you! Your donation will help us to keep on keeping on offering Buffalo a legal all-ages community art space.
Information about our organization:
Sugar City is Buffalo’s only legal, DIY, volunteer-run, all-ages performance venue. Accordingly, all events at Sugar City are drug and alcohol-free and end before 11pm. Our goal is to provide an alternative space to share and create art and community projects based on participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude. Events and initiatives include, but are not limited to music, films, poetry readings, a zine library, meeting space, art gallery, workshops, and more. We want to break down the barriers of what is and isn’t “art” because in some way everyone is an artist.
More information: www.buffalosugarcity.org