Sat 9/29 7-11PM | MUSIC | $15 | INVITE
Authority Zero (Mesa, AZ, Punk/ Rock/ Reggae)
Runaway Kids (Los Angeles, CA, Punk Rock)
In The Whale (Denver, CO, Rock-N-Roll)
The Barksdales (Buffalo, NY, Punk Rock)
Sat 9/29 1-5PM | WORKSHOP | FREE but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you could but still come if you can’t RSVP | INVITE
Walking and Falling: A DJ Workshop and Mentor Program for Women-Identifying and Non-Binary Music Enthusiasts
Walking and Falling will host a free public introductory DJ workshop on Sept. 29. The event will be open to women-identifying and nonbinary music enthusiasts who have an interest in DJing. Participants will be able to learn the basics of DJing in a supportive, hands-on environment. There will also be a small panel discussion to learn more about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of working and expressing within the dance community. Walking and Falling members from Chicago and Columbus will also be joining for the weekend.
Goals of the program:
• Participants will have an externship experience where they will receive instruction, mentorship, and support in DJing in a variety of formats
• Participants will receive ongoing support and mentorship beyond the externship experience; their host will be available for ongoing communication
• Participants will be provided with community support and networking opportunities in the dance music space
• Participants will take their experience back to their communities and “pay it forward” through mentorship, volunteering, advocacy efforts, etc.
Local Western New York participants taking part in the mentorship part of the program have already been selected: Phoebe Allen, Addie Laczkowski, Jennifer Rivera Arena, and Emmalina McElligott. Participants will have private lessons with mentors Alicia Greco (Leesh), Sherri Miller (Mutualism), Lydia Wrobel (Bflo Lydia), and Abbey Madigan Morejon (Ab.Styles). Participants will learn basic skills with turntables, CDJs and laptop setups, beat matching and basics of mixing and EQing.
“Walking and Falling” takes its name from a track title from pioneer electronic music artist Laurie Anderson’s album ‘Big Science’ and works well as a symbol for the type of learning philosophy necessary to grow as an artist – the tightrope balancing act between growing and failing, and how beneficial “falling” can be in the learning process.
The workshop itself is for women and nonbinary folks, but check back here for more information and announcements about a Daisychain Podcast party that night for everyone, as well as a day party the following day. Stay tuned!
Windows by Travis Keller
Opening :September 14th 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: September 14th – October 1st | Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Sugar City Art Gallery is pleased to announce Travis Keller: Windows, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Travis Keller. Windows will be his first solo exhibition; his abstract cityscapes are explorations of his interest in science fiction and dystopian cinema. The paintings are set at a vantage point that allow the viewer to see an infinitely interconnected landscape.
After completing his Fine Art degree at the University of Arkansas’ School of Art in 2015, Keller decided to move to Buffalo while attending the Chautauqua Institution Summer Art program. Since then he has participated in group shows and installed permanent commissioned works in the area. Keller has been a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio for over two years, where he has participated in Resident Artist exhibitions, and where he also serves on the Board as a Resident Artist Representative.
Travis Keller was born in Las Vegas, NV; growing up his interests in science fiction and dystopian cinema stemmed from childhood memories of the Vegas strip paired with feelings of alienation and isolation. His paintings employ extreme perspective coupled with an expressionistic painting style, which creates fictional landscapes that ask the viewer to recall places from reality. Hoping to visualize the fragility of social and class structures, his limitlessly stacked living environments balance on the brink of collapse. While the windows are seemingly unobstructed by blinds or curtains, the scenes become abstracted by the presence of overwhelming light. The unseen residents only clear path out of their situation is often an impossible climb.
IN THE GALLERY
Curiosities: Artwork of Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham
Reception: November 3, 6-9PM | INVITE
On View: October 27th- November 3rd
Curiosities is a collaborative art exhibit created by Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham that includes a collection of paintings, sculpture, taxidermy, and other unique oddities.
Hannah Wiech is a visual artist whose focus is mainly oil paintings of portraiture, animal portraiture and the concept of manipulated realism. Her techniques include layering and glazing oil paints to capture texture and precise color detail in her subjects. She also dabbles in mediums such as watercolor, embroidery, wood burning, and restoring antique sculpture with modern accents. She does commissioned oil paintings upon request.
Erika Benham is a multimedia artist who focuses mostly on illustration and acrylic painting. She commissions custom shoes, paintings, and other types of work upon request.
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Sat 10/20 6-10PM | FUNDRAISER | Donations welcome | INVITE Nickel City Housing Cooperative presents: Concentric; an Autumn Celebration and Silent Auction: Come celebrate fall, community, and self-governance with snacks, cider, music, and a silent auction of the best services and goodies Buffalo’s cooperative scene has to offer! All proceeds will go towards sending people to NASCO Institute, a conference on community building, social justice, and skill sharing.
Fri 10/26 5-9PM | Resistance Dance Party Volume 5 | $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed for Project Mona’s House | INVITE Volume five will be a Halloween party with a costume contest with guest judge! We will be donating to MONA’S HOUSE! As always our dance parties are all ages family fun! $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed (toilet paper, paper towels, menstrual products, towels, linens. cleaning supplies, gift cards, luggage) The Mona’s House Project helps the homeless, orphans, and those exploited through Human Trafficking. Mona’s House Project exists to shed light on the terrible crime of Human Trafficking and to restore those who have been victimized.
Sat 11/3 6-9PM | RECEPTION | INVITE Curiosities: Artwork of Hannah Wiech and Erika Benham
Sun 11/4 1:30-4PM | MUSIC | $5 Great Reversals (detroit hardcore ffo: trial, bane), Old ghosts (buffalo hardcore)
Tues 11/6 7:30-8:30PM Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!
INVITE 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 in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!!
Sun 9/9 7-9PM | ART| Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). We start at 7pm. Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Have questions are are in modeling? Then email email@example.com
Sat 9/8 11AM-5PM | FREE | Buffalo Zine Fair | INVITE
Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present 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!
Art of Stace
Bad Drone Media
Blinded Y’all With Science
Cecelia Favorito & Julia Penchazadeh Robert
City Honors IB Art
Fugitive RabbitGraham Abbott
Hypnotic Dog Comics
L Rowley Prints
Matt H. Taylor
Mixed Messages zine
National TeenSet Outsider
Near Death Flying Turtle
No Labels Clothing Cooperative
Steve MD and Jason Wilder Photo Zines
The Itinerant Printer
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 https://grzinefest.wordpress.com/
About Sugar City:
Located at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY, Sugar City is the area’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
About Gutter Pop Comics:
Recently opened over the summer, Gutter Pop Comics is focused on showcasing the wide breadth of the comics medium: everything from classic cartooning, to underground zine culture, to the most celebrated comics in popular culture. Gutter Pop aims to help support the burgeoning comics and self-publishing scene in Buffalo through event organizing and publishing assistance. Currently at 1028 Elmwood Ave, hours are 11am – 7pm, Wednesday – Sunday. www.gutterpopcomics.com
Thurs 9/6 7:30-10pm | COMEDY | $10 | INVITE
Mary Houlihan: “ME & JACK” A brand new one-woman show about Mary Houlihan’s rise from street tough to America’s sweetheart, and how it almost all came undone by her tumultuous years-long relationship with Jack Nicholson.
Mary Houlihan is a comedian, writer, actor, animator, and artist living in Brooklyn. She is a frequent guest on The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, and has appeared on The Chris Gethard Show, Difficult People, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billy on the Street and Harmontown. Her comedy writing has been featured in The New Yorker and Reductress. She created, wrote, animated, and starred in the Comedy Central web series Learn To Paint! With Mary Houlihan. She also co-hosts the popular live show Cartoon Monsoon. Mary’s paintings are featured in every episode of the Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks With You.
Mary Houlihan’s album “Dream Phone” is available from Flannelgraph Records
Weds 9/5 6-10PM | MUSIC | $8 presale / $10 day of show INVITE
Roseview (Melodic Hardcore Portland, ME)
I Hate Heroes (Post Hardcore Pennsylvania)
Sign Of A Slumbering Beast ( Rock/Hardcore from Buffalo, NY)
The 21st Miracle ( Acoustic Alternative from Buffalo, NY)
Andy Olson ( Metal/Rock from Buffalo, NY)
Tues 9/4 7:30-8:30PM | INVITE< 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 in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! 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.