Sat 11/4 11AM-5PM | ZINE FAIR | FREE | INVITE Sugar City & Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present another 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!

The fall zine fair will feature the following creators!

All Things Ordinary
Amy Lynn Duengfelder
Autonomous Foxfire
Bad Drone Media
Bonvibre Poetry
CWP Collective Press
Carolyn Perillo
Catherine Bachraty
Charles Shearer
Charlie Best
Elizabeth Schiavoni
Emma Percy
Great Moments in Western Civ Comics
Jason Wilder
Jonathan Rotsztain
Kale Johnson
Katharyn Ketter-Franklin
Low Frequency
Lucky Banana
Mixed Messages Zine
Near Death Flying Turtle
Peach Mag
Sage Enderton
Small Po[r]tions
Stacy Wead
trinity marie
The Panoptic Press

What is a zine? “A zine (pronounced “zeen,” like “magazine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. Most zines are photocopied, but they can also be printed offset, like a magazine or newspaper. Zines range from handwritten and sloppy to cut-and-paste (text pasted on top of background images) to artsy with handmade touches to produced on a computer with a professional looking layout. Zines may incorporate screenprinting, linoleum cuts, and hand-stitched bindings. Most zines have print runs of a couple dozen to a few hundred copies.

In a zine, you might find typos, improper grammar, and brilliant or radical or just plain honest ideas that you don’t normally see in Time, Newsweek, or People. A zine can be about whatever subject its creator decides upon, or it may contain a variety of subjects and writing styles within the same issue. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, craft or do-it-yourself advice, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun, really. Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. The best thing about zines is this: There are no rules. “ -Description from Grand Rapids Zine Fest


Artist Lottery
Opening Reception Thurs 10/26 6-9PM | INVITE
On view October 26 – November 17
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

On the evening of August 31st 24 local creators came to Sugar City and were randomly put into pairs. These 12 pairs were given six weeks to create a collaborative visual art piece. On Thursday October 26th the second installment of the Artist Lottery will open at Sugar City from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Like the pairing night the final pieces will be a complete mystery. Though unlike pairing night the finished projects will not be random, but made with purpose between these forged pairings.

Pairings for the second installment of the Artist Lottery are: Nate Hill + Morgan Arnett / Sean Figiel + Gerald Mead / Sarah Barry + Emma Percy / Alicia Vetter + Irene Rekhviashvili / Emily Finlan + Emma Brittain / Chavis Day + Halley Shaw / Alia Souissi + Sean Fitzpatrick / Nikayla Brown + Morgan Loghry / Amanda Killian + Scott Puccio / Walter Burdzy + Madeline Otero / Kristin R. Brandt + Alicia Morlock / Ann Moody + Dana Duncan


Sat 10/14 8-10PM | COMEDY | $7 pre-sale/$10 at the door | INVITE Approaching Happiness with Krish Mohan (D.C.) Feat. local support from Senaca Stone, Jamie Bono & Cody Colin Chase.

Approaching Happiness: What makes us happy? Comedian Krish Mohan explores the idea of Happiness and perceptions of mental illness in today’s society. He removing the stigmas associated with immigration, drugs, gun control, racism and being accountable for the problems we’ve created, all revolving around the subject of mental health. Will he find out how we can all approach happiness?

Krish is a socially conscious Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges and DIY venues across the country. He focuses on idea based stand-up tackling race, religion, immigration, relationships, political and social issues. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. He has had a highly rated & hit IndyFringe & the Capital Fringe Festival show. He has been featured on NPR and in the Arch City Comedy Festival.

Audiences have called Krish’s show “brilliant”, “hilarious” and “refreshing” as he “skewers mainstream American ignorance: a nation of foreigners doesn’t seem to know what to make of them”.