The young and plucky arts collective Sugar City emerged from the underground in 2009 to become one of the city’s most active and interesting producers of art and music events. On Saturday, the collective will return to the subterranean realm – if only temporarily – by producing a one-night art ride along Buffalo’s Metro Rail.
“Ride the Metro Round and Round” is part of the University at Buffalo-sponsored art exhibition “My Future Ex.” Participants should show up at 7 p.m. Saturday at University Station (near Main Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard) with enough money for a round-trip fare (about $4). After boarding the train, they will be treated to music and art performances on subway platforms along the entire length of the line including rapper Jack Topht, the band Gas Chamber and artists Caitlin Cass and Marissa Lehner.
“My Future Ex,” which runs through Nov. 23, features events, exhibits and installations throughout Buffalo and in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery. Remaining projects include a puppet project by Neil Coletta and Lisa van Wambeck on Nov. 1 and 8 at the WASH Project (417 Massachussets Ave.) and a lecture from Conflict Kitchen founder Dawn Weleski on Nov. 4 in UB’s Center for the Arts.
– Colin Dabkowski