It’s been two years (well, just about two) since Sugar City started working to organize the alternative arts community in Buffalo, and now it’s time to celebrate.
For their second year anniversary, Sugar City will be hosting a celebration party on Friday, April 22 (tonight). This year it’s all about the number two, with dual celebrations taking place that evening in two locations, with two-toned attire as the dress code. The night will feature plenty of local alternative artists, as well as some out-of-town talent.
Part One will be a “Two Piece Fest” at 523 Main Street, starting at 7 p.m. and going until 10:30 p.m. Ric Royer and Lexie Mountain of Martin & Lawrence will be the comedic MC’s for the evening. There will be a set by UVB-76, featuring experimental electronic music by Mario Fanone and Sherri Miller. There will also be musical sets by A Hotel Nourishing and Pacing. Liz Flyntz and Anna Scime will also be previewing two experimental films produced for their free art journal, Erotic Economies. There will also be raffles, photos, art and food for everyone to enjoy.
After round one, everyone will head over to the Soundlab at 110 Pearl Street for a “Chronological Dance Party.” Doors will open at 10 p.m. and the time traveling will begin. Frankie Rainbows will be providing the 50s music, Jill Apex Hunter will take the audience to the 60s, Handsome Dan will have the 70s, Blake Ellman will move into the 80s, and Dan-O will make the final transition into the 90s. During this time, there will be a mixtape exchange going on. Everyone is encouraged to bring a mixtape or cd and exchange it with another person at the party.
Presale tickets for the event are available at Sugar City, Sprial Scratch, Record Theater, from sugar citizens or on the Sugar City ticket website. Presale tickets will be $8 or just $5 if you’re only heading to Part Two of the party. Tickets will be $10 at the door. All ages are welcome to attend.
For more information on Sugar City or the two-year celebration, visit their website.
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