Fri 3/8 7:30-11PM | MUSIC | $10 |
Sing For Speech: Fundraiser for City Honors Speech and Debate Team
House Arrest (Buffalo Alternative/ 80’s punk)
Leah C. (Buffalo Indie Pop)
The Public (Buffalo Pop/ Alternative)
Ruby S (Buffalo Folk Alt)
Muddle (East Aurora Post Punk)
Tues 3/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! 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 about to start year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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.
IN THE GALLERY:
Pixels of Ambivalence: Work by Brian Nacov
On View: April 1 – 20, 2019
Artist Reception: Saturday April 6, 6-9pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
University at Buffalo MFA Thesis candidate Brian Nacov presents “Pixels of Ambivalence” an exhibition featuring paints and multimedia explorations of nostalgia, escapism and video games. In collaborations with the Buffalo Art Dispensary. Brian Nacov is a Buffalo-based artist and art educator whose work contains environments and structures evocative of the video games of his past. Manifesting as surreal landscapes and strange monsters, or hard-edged pixel sprites distorted and corrupted by glitches, his recent practice examines themes of escapism, capitalist ideology, and gamer/otaku identity through painting, DIY publication, and locative media installation. Interested in the ways game spaces bleed into real space and vice versa, Brian conveys a sense of longing for the virtual dreamscapes games provide, while maintaining a critical eye on how they affect their players.
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Fri 4/26 8-11PM | COMEDY | $7 | INVITE Sarah Squirm & Helltrap Nightmare (Chicago-Adult Swim) featuring Shrimp Boys, Ruby McCollister (NYC), Scott Egleston and musical guest Mister Wallace (Chicago rapper)
Sat 4/27 11AM-5PM | Sugar City Record Fair | Free Admission | INVITE After a long break the Sugar City Record Fair! Come peruse records for sale from over 20 vendors. This event does not charge a fee to enter so stop in and look around. Sugar City’s record fair differs from others as we encourage local collectors and vinyl enthusiasts who are looking to thin the herd.
Fri 2/8 10PM-3AM | SOUL NIGHT | $5 to keep Sugar City sweet | 21+ Milkies’ 522 Elmwood Ave | INVITE
Sets by: DJs Handsome Dan, Haüsfly, and Pat K.
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 our DJ’s get you on your good foot and play the good tunes all night long. Sugar City is bringing all you need to make it through another Buffalo winter night so come on down, strut your stuff, heat up the dance floor and cut a rug! Sugar City just started year 5 at our second location at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY. Since legally opening March 2015 we have hosted hundreds of events! Your donation will help us to keep on keeping on offering Buffalo a legal all-ages community art space.
Tues 2/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! 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 about to start year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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.
Fragments of Ubiquity: Paintings by Cody Schriever
Artist Reception: February 1st, 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: January 28 – February 2nd
Cody Schriever combines a mixture of different imagery and styles of painting, addressing the fractured and chaotic reality that humanity creates for itself. Reflecting on the bombardment of information in the modern age, and the enduring forces that drive human behavior in both the micro- and macro- levels of the population, while coping with the fact that our species seems bent on self-destruction.
Observations and musings on these repeating phenomena foster the emotive reaction of the artist which is transformed into the abstract backdrop in which the content and subject matter sticker and blend, resulting in psychological depictions of the world through the eyes of the artist.
As of Tuesday night this show is still happening. Check Facebook incase it gets canceled due to weather.
Wed 1/30 7-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE
John Wiese (Los Angeles, CA noise artist), God Of Gaps (Buffalo noise/power electronics)
Icky Reels (Buffalo experimental electronics)
Justin Von Strasburg (Buffalo unamplified snare drum noise)
Sun 1/27 11AM-5PM | CHARITY KNIT-A -THON | $5 to knit / $10 to learn | INVITE
Are you a knitter or crocheter? Do you enjoy the company of fellow knitters/crocheters? Do you enjoy giving back to the community? For 5 dollars you can hang out and knit or crochet for the day with a group of enthusiastic knitters and crocheters! Make some new friends, learn some new tricks, or just enjoy some friendly company while you knit! We will have some donated yarn and some patterns, and will be attempting to knit as many items as possible for charity at this event. Don’t know how to knit? No problem! For 10 dollars, you can enjoy a lesson from one of our expert knitters! What’s that – you don’t want to knit but still want to contribute? Great! Stop by and donate a warm clothing item or blanket! All proceeds and items will be donated to Buffalo City Mission and Journey’s End Refugee Services! There will also be a bake sale and music! For more information or if you’d like to donate yarn, project patterns, baked goods, or money, feel free to contact Nicole Tiedemann at email@example.com