ALL WEEKEND!

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10 Baltimore artists are coming to Buffalo to perform
alongside 10+ Buffalonians.  This first incarnation of the B Be In
artist exchange program brings creative thinkers together for  2 days
and 2 nights of music, meals, performances, coffee, bike rides,
presentations, hospitality, and community.  Everyone is welcome, and
all events are free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. We
hope that this will be the first of many inter-city cultural Be-Ins!

The schedule of events is below:

Friday April 17, 8-11PM: Performances and videos at Sugar City, 19
Wadsworth Street, Buffalo.
http://www.buffalosugarcity.org

aghost (b’more)
Aimee Buyea (b-lo) video
Al Larsen (b-lo)
Sullivan Sheehan (b-lo) with call and response robots
Rainbow Wreaths (b’more)
Mark Brown  (b’more) video
John the Gentleman (b-lo)
Wendy Carlos Williams (b-lo)
Zev (b-lo)

Saturday, April 18

5Pm @ Sugar City Coffee/Snacks and “Over, Up, Down, or Through?” A
Baltimore/Buffalo roundtable talk with Al Larsen and Melissa Moore.
9:30PM: Performances and video at Soundlab
Blackmoth (b-lo) videos
Russell Pascatore (b-lo)
Blue Leader (bmore) video/performance
Jack Topht & the Vegetables (b-lo)
Dream Neighbor (b’more)
Fashion Expo 1990 (b-lo)
Whispers for Wolves (b’more)
Bev Beverly (b-lo)
Tony Conrad (b-lo)

Sunday, April 19, 2-5PM: Talks and presentations and presents at Sugar City

Susie Huftless (b’more)) on Causal Relationships + how we are all going to die
Kyle Butler (b-lo) video
Kari Altmann (b’more)
Hermonie Williams (b’more) on Love vs. Noise
Pat Caine  +  Olivier = Nettles (b-lo)

This project was made possible by the SUNY Buffalo Graduate Student
Association and the DMS GSA.  Special thanks to Buffalo Blue Bicycle,
Sugar City, and Soundlab.

This weekend!

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bike maintenance, screenprinting, vegan cooking, plan it x, fisherman’s tales.

$5 donation. Events happen between1:30-5:00pm.

MICROCOSM DIY SKILL-SHARES TOUR 2009

Microcosm Publishing is heading out on tour! This time around we’re sending some of our authors and artists to teach you a little somethin’ (and hopefully entertain you in the meantime!) First off, though in no particular lineup order, Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting author John Isaacson will show you the ins and outs of turning your bedroom into a full-on DIY t-shirt factory. Says his tour-mate and Microcosm founder Joe Biel, “If there were awards for niceness, John would be in the top three. He teaches writing programs when he’s not busy teaching silkscreening workshops. He’ll be bringing his skills and knowledge to your town and showing even the experts a thing or two.”

Then we got Moe Bowstern, author of the extra rad zine series Xtra Tuf, who will show you some sailors’ knots and teach you a few sea chanteys. Moe’s zines tell the story of her life as a woman in the male-dominated commerical fishing industry and are high adventure no matter how you shake it. She’s also a real sweetheart!

Next there’s Microcosm founder Joe Biel who will screen his latest documentary If It Ain’t Cheap, It Ain’t Punk: 14 Years of Plan It X. You may know Joe from the celebrated zine Perfect Mixtape Segue, of which his latest issue just came out. Joe is also the co-author of the recently released zine-making how-to book Make a Zine and the dude who brought you the excellent zine-makin’ “talk-umentary” $100 and a T-Shirt. He’s a great guy and wears a lot of green and orange.

Also on the lineup we got Shelley Jackson, co-author of the Chainbreaker book and zine. Joe Biel had the following to say about the wonderful Miss Jackson: “The first time I visited New Orleans, I knew no one except for a polite GK Darby who kept insisting that I should come. Shelley offered to put up two strangers in her cute little shotgun home and we became closer over years. She’s been a bike mechanic for longer than I’ve known her and wrote down her thoughts on the matter with her friend Ethan in her Chainbreaker book. She’s going to teach you how to fix yer bike.”

Last but not least–or, really, last–the incredibly awesome traveling vegan chef Joshua Ploeg will prepare some mind-blowing cuisine from his hot-off-the-press debut cookbook In Search of the Lost Taste. Joshua is also known as Joshua Plague, member of such kick-ass punk bands as Behead the Prophet, the Mulketeo Fairies, and, his latest outfit, Warm Springs. You haven’t lived until you’ve had Joshua’s cooking, for reals!

SHOW MOVED TO SOUNDLAB!

This sugar city event is now moved to soundlab 110 pearl st buffalo,ny

Wednesday, April 15 8pm SHARP $5.
(THIS IS A SUGAR CITY EVENT hosted at Soundlab!)

Cages (solo)
What’s Good (just added)- North Carolina space rockers
Red Tag Rummage Sale- Cello, harmonies, and tap guitar oh my!
Skeleton Breath- Don’t miss these guys!!!!!
Sonorous Gale (short heavy set)
http://www.myspace.com/skeletonbreath
http://www.myspace.com/sonorousgale
http://www.myspace.com/redtagrummagesale
http://www.myspace.com/cages

BB-INN

As some of you have certainly heard: The BB-INN (baltimore at buffalo) x-change is coming to town!

B Be In (aka BB-INN) is an experimental intercity artist exchange program. First start – Baltimore @ Buffalo!
2 days and 2 nights of music, meals, coffee, videos, presents, bike rides, performances, dancing, presentations, talking, hospitality, and community.

For sure!! Come and exchange (share) your own work via dvd, cd, vhs — etc. etc. please do!!! This is about building a network between “2nd” cities and media makers.

ALL THE EVENTS ARE FREE ALL THE EVENTS ARE FREE ALL THE EVENTS ARE FREE
(though donations are certainly accepted)

This schedule is likely to alter slightly but will look like this:

Thursday April 16:
Media Art and the Gallery World 5-7PM, Room 286 Center for the Arts. Surprise Baltimore film screening and project presentation.
7-? PM “infrastructure mobility”: bring equipment, tables. bikes, drums to Sugar City: http://rearingyourtween.com/sug/?page_id=2

Friday April 17:
Baltimore people get into rental cars and leave town by 10:00 AM to arrive by 6PM with bathroom breaks. go!
6PM Arrive at Sugar City
8PM – 11PM Performances at Sugar City with a get-together afterwords
aghost (b’more)
Whispers for Wolves (b’more – might move to sat show at soundlab)
Aimee Buyea (a graduate of DMS! — b-lo (video)
Al Larsen (b-lo)
Sullivan Sheehan (b-lo) on call and response robots
Rainbow Wreaths (b’more)
Mark Brown videos (b’more)
John the Gentleman (b-lo)
Wendy Carlos Williams (b-lo)
Zev (b-lo)

Saturday April 18
12PM – 2PM Bagels at Sugar City
+ freeform town exploration via bike, thrifting, etc.
[insert your cool idea for things to show our visitors from baltimore]
-pat cane of b-lo gives tour of garden

Microcosm press workshops and stuff at Sugar City. http://microcosmpublishing.com/ and http://quimbys.com/blog/store-events/microcosm-skill-shares-tour/

5PM Coffee/Snacks and “Over, Up, Down, or Through?” A Baltimore/Buffalo roundtable talk with Al Larsen.

8:30PM Load in at Soundlab for show (all performers should set-up as much as they can)
9:30PM Soundlab:
Blackmoth videos
Russell Pascatore (reading) ~9:45
Blue Leader (video/perf) ~10:00
Jack Topht & the Vegetables (music) ~10:15
Dream Neighbor ~10:35
Fashion Expo 1990 ~11:05
Cex (?) or Whispers for Wolves ~11:35
Bev Beverly ~12:05
Tony Conrad (perhaps earlier in lineup) ~12:35

Sunday April 19:
12:01PM-
Presentations:
Susie Huftless on causal relationships + how we are all going to die
Kyle Butler (b-lo) (video)
Kari Altmann (b’more)
Hermonie with videos (b’more)
Pat Caine (b-lo) + Nettles (handmade instruments)

—gift exchange between b-lo and b’more folks—BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE!!!

5-6PM everyone goes home dreaming and planning the next gift-x-change.

keep bb-inn!

This project was made possible by the SUNY Buffalo Graduate Student Association and the DMS GSA.  Special thanks to Buffalo Blue Bicycle, Sugar City, and Soundlab.

Sugar City Chapbook!

Hello friends we are very happy to take part in this years small press
fair taking place this weekend!

Join us Friday March 20th for a evening of readings from poets
featured at the small press fair. the event is 7pm-? at Sugar City
Headquarters 19 Wadsworth st.

THEN Come to the Small Press Fair and buy the Sugar City Chapbook
“Shake Your Tailfeathers”  Designed and Edited by the Great Tom Van
Deusen. Featuring writing by Russell Pascatore, Jason Bocko, Tom Van
Deusen, Matthew Baker Thompson, Jenna Meyer, Pat Neveu and Sherri
Miller.

The 2009 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair takes place on Saturday, March
21, 2009 from noon to 6pm. The event will be held at the Karpeles
Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, located at 453 Porter Avenue
in Buffalo, NY. (See below for map and directions.)

The book fair is a one day event that brings booksellers, authors,
bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and regional
cultural workers together in a venue where they can share ideas and
peddle their wares. Tables will be available at the event where people
can showcase and sell their work. Poetry readings, performances,
discussions, and related lectures are also scheduled to go on
throughout the day.

The event is FREE to attend and open to the public!

Small Press Fair WEEKEND!

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The 2009 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from noon to 6pm. The event will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, located at 453 Porter Avenue in Buffalo, NY. (See below for map and directions.)

The book fair is a one day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and regional cultural workers together in a venue where they can share ideas and peddle their wares. Tables will be available at the event where people can showcase and sell their work. Poetry readings, performances, discussions, and related lectures are also scheduled to go on throughout the day.

The event is FREE to attend and open to the public!