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Club Casbah at Buffalo River Fest Park – August 23rd, 2014


( source: Buffalo Rising ) In Buffalo, the artistic influences of fire spinning, Bollywood dance, belly dancing and the like are ever-present these days. But it’s not often that we get to experience them all together… at a waterfront setting… with a dramatic sunset.

Fortunately a new event is coming to the Buffalo River called “Club Casbah”. The event is scheduled to take place at River Fest Park in August, so mark your calendars and set aside the date. There will be opportunities to take mini-belly dance lessons, watch the experts do their stuff, mingle with international teachers artists and teachers, and witness the fire dancing prowess of Buffalo’s own Pyromancy.

The free evening culminates with a dance party… fire, water, dancing, sunset and music. What’s not to like about that?

Ride your bike, come by boat, or take the Metro Rail and walk over from the foot of Main Street.

“Club Casbah” @ River Fest Park (map)| 249 Ohio St | Buffalo, New York | August 23, 2014 | 6:30-10pm

Photo credit: Toki Cavener

Related Links:
Club Casbah in Buffalo Rising
Facebook Group
Facebook Event Page

Mirror Mirror – June 20th, 2014


Special Event
Mirror | Mirror
A Massive Summer Celebration at the Albright Knox

Friday, June 20, 2014, 7–11 pm

Come celebrate as our beloved Mirrored Room returns to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and our community. It’s seven years of bad luck if you don’t attend!

INSIDE: Lucas Samaras’s Room No. 2 and Other Treasures from Our Collection
The doors to the magical room will open and memories will flood back as you experience the Mirrored Room and other treasures by Samaras from our Collection.

OUTSIDE: Fun, Food, Fantasy
Reflect on your selfie under MirrorMirror, the streetfest tent designed by UB Architects Davidson and Rafialidis, then get in line for a Ferris wheel view of Nancy Rubins’s famous canoes. Visit the Big Top and feast on the wildly imaginative cuisine created especially by Rich’s Catering & Special Events. Dance and be amazed at the pop-up performances!

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Le Cirque de la Lune – March 15th, 2014



Le Cirque de la Lune | Ukrainian Center DNIPRO | 562 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14204 (map) | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 8:00pm until 12:00am – See Facebook

Emerging Arts Group that produces “CITY of NIGHT” at Silo City presents Multidisciplinary Art Circus: le Cirque de la Lune at the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center.

BUFFALO- Saturday March 15th, 2014 at 8pm, ELAB presents le Cirque de la Lune, an art circus on the night of the full moon, featuring talented local dancers, acrobats, and performance artists. Organized by Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB). Circus goers will enjoy two dance floors, open photo booths, participatory art installations, live sketching, a freak show, and fortune tellers in circus tents lining the ballroom. Featuring local bands, jesters, aerialists, acrobats, fire dancers, burlesque dancing and drag performances.

Tickets are $10/advance, $15/door. Interested parties are encouraged to buy tickets at the link below. Cotton candy and popcorn will be available, as well as a cash bar. Funds will support both the ELAB Library of artist materials and City of Night.

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The Witches Ball: A Masquerade – October 31, 2013


The Witches Ball | Hotel at The Lafayette | 391 Washington St., Buffalo, New York 14203 | Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 8:00pm until 1:00am – See Facebook | Lighting effects by Joel Resnikoff

A glam to ghoul Halloween party in Downtown Buffalo NY – 21 and over.

Tix are $25 presale and $30 at the door (upon availability) – purchase a ticket.

( Excerpt from Buffalo Rising ) For the second year, I’m happy to announce that The Witches Ball will be played out at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Riding on the success of its inaugural outing as a macabre masquerade, this year we are turning up the heat by offering more live music, more dance acts, and more mayhem in general (while keeping in mind that the event is hosted inside an elaborately restored historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Buffalo).

Besides being a masquerade, where partygoers will fit right in by just wearing a suit or a dress, along with a mask, there will also be cash prizes for best overall costume, sexiest guy/girl, and best steampunk getup. We’re adding a second banquet room for the steampunkers too. Called Cirque du Steam (presented by JPHii Design)…


8:00 Armageddon Party
8:30 Difecta
9:00 Rose Witch Release
9:30 The Savage Buffalo Snake Oil Show
10:00 Avius Me
10:30 Armageddon Party
11:00 The Savage Buffalo Snake Oil Show
11:30 Pyromancy ( Special LED Performance )
12:00 The Savage Buffalo Snake Oil Show

Facebook Event Page

August 17th 2013: City of Night !

The second annual City of Night will transform what has been dubbed Silo City from an iconic reminder of our local history into a dreamy spectacle of light, art and performance.


We will be performing:
9:40-10pm at the Light Garden with NeWT from Armageddon Party providing live EBM
11:40-12:10 “Phoenix From the Ashes” a two level extravaganza with live music by Fuego and the Beaters! location: Mezzanine Walkway behind the main stage.


Admission is free to all. Check Facebook for updates about installations, music, food and new additions to the event.

The evening will include:
– Artist installations in/outside the grain elevators
– 464 Gallery Art Fair, a marketplace showcasing local artists and craftspeople
– A main music stage, lineup to be announced soon!
– Interactive art and performance for guests to experience
– Food trucks!!!
– A beer/wine tent
– GO Bike guided bike trips to the venue (5, 7 and 9pm) and a bike valet to check your two-wheeled ride
– Queen City Ferry drop off at the event, new this year

Inspired by Western New York’s rich industrial history, City of Night celebrates what was and what is, giving visitors a unique opportunity to interact up close with the massive grain elevators on Buffalo’s waterfront while simultaneously embracing the culture and energy of new Buffalo.

Projections from 2012:

Related Links:

City of Night Buffalo
City of Night Facebook
Facebook Event Page

2013 Balle Business Conference

Pyromancy will be performing at the Balle Conference Happy Hour Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Larkin Square ( map )


( From Buffalo First ) Calling all Localists! Once per year our community assembles for a can’t-miss gathering that is a who’s who of innovators collaborating to build a new economy. From international thought leaders and on-the-ground social entrepreneurs, to policymakers, network builders, local economy funders, philanthropists, and everyone in between, Localists of all stripes will be descending on Buffalo, New York June 12-14, 2013 to share the work of building a new economy.

Our conference is an immersive experience that will put you at the center of passionate action and innovative solutions, and give you the fuel you need to amplify your work at home. Standing in line for lunch you’re likely to meet someone running a start-up kitchen and food hub, a person of significant wealth who is combining philanthropy and investment dollars to build local living economies in a particular place, an entrepreneur who has created a network of businesses to localize apparel manufacturing, a bank president who is building a triple bottom line approach to strengthening their particular economy, a farmer and organizer who is building food security in the food desert of Detroit, and a systems thinker who is weaving the frame within which we flourish.

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Party for the Parks 2012 – Intergalactic Blast

Join us Friday, September 7 for an Intergalactic Blast in Delaware Park. We’ll haveintergalactic cocktails, moon-mission munchies and plenty of aliens, robots and Martian go-go dancers! Wear your finest sci-fashions and visit our space-age makeup stand for an alien makeover. You’ll have close encounters with great auctions, live bands, DJs, and amazing light shows.

Celebrate the Olmsted Parks with Lawley Insurance & WBEN Radio!

6:30 p.m. – 11: 00 p.m.

$20.00 advanced tickets and member cost

$25.00 at the door

$75 an all-inclusive food and drink ticket

Additional Links:
Facebook Event Page
– Ticket Info here:

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Check out the promo video above!
Greetings Earthlings! Prepare yourself for a close encounter of the partying kind. Whether you’re a hard core trekkie, a casual watcher of late-night, B-rated science fiction movies, or just someone who likes having a good time, Party for the Parks promises to be an Intergalactic Blast to celebrate our 10th Annual Party for the Parks, the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park will be transformed into Buffalo’s very own Area 51, replete with Martian go-go dancers, heavenly music, UFO-inspired light shows, and so much more to explore.

Get in the spirit by dressing as your favorite space alien. Don’t have a costume? Not to worry… there will be a team of makeup artists on site to help complete your extraterrestrial look. Join 1,000 or so of the parks’ closest friends on September 7, 2012 for a party that will be out of this world.

Steampunk Festival 2012 at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – 9/01/2012

Steampunk Festival

We are performing at the Steampunk Festival at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery on September 1st, 2012. More information is located on the facebook event page.

Entertainment Lineup:
5PM- Black Powder Cannon Start!
5PM-8PM- SteamPunk Nerf Dueling (come with a group and the winner gets a prize)
5PM-9PM- Vendors & Vendor Demonstrations
6PM-10PM- Food Truck Lane (R & R BBQ, Roaming Buffalo and Pete’s Treats)
7PM-7:30PM- Beard & Mustache Competition (Awards for best Beard, mustache and Fake mustache)
7:30PM-8:15PM- Three Heads Brewing Tasting ($10 fee)
7PM-8PM- Armageddon Party
8:15PM-9PM- Fire show by Pyromancy
9:15-10PM- The Science of Ca’Dio performance
10PM-11PM- Pine Fever
*SteamPunk slideshow & movies throughout event at the SteamPunkTheatre!

*A 2012 SteamPunk Festival Grand Award will be given to the Best SteamPunk Costume throughout the evening!

Related links:
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery on facebook

Buffalo River Fest: Not to be missed!

Pyromancy will be performing at Buffalo Riverfest at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY ( map ) June 16th 2012 after 7:00 pm ( around sundown )

Excerpt from Buffalo Rising

While the Allentown Art Festival is currently in full swing, the folks down in the old First Ward are preparing for next weekend’s mighty river festival appropriately called Buffalo River Fest. I’ve attended this festival for years now, and can honestly say that there is nothing else like it around. While the Riverfest Regatta is a big draw for both contestants and onlookers alike, there are so many other fun-filled events and activities taking place throughout the course of the weekend.

The Valley Community Center does a spectacular job each year… and while the past eleven years have been action packed with tons of family fun, this year is looking like it will be the best yet. Why? Because Riverfest is, for the second season, showing off its new home at Buffalo River Fest Park located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue. New to this year’s festival will be Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Club Races (see latest news of the boathouse to be built). Now that the festival is located so close to the rowing club, it’s a natural fit for coinciding races… hopefully we’ll see the numbers of rowers and spectators grow each and every year. Also, don’t pass up the chance to take a ride on Buffalo’s historic EM Cotter Fireboat -the oldest operating fireboat in the world!

If you’re tired of going to the same festivals year after year, you need to expand your horizons and get down to the Buffalo River next weekend. The festival is situated directly in-between the Inner and Outer Harbors, which means that you can spend more time exploring new waterfront parks, restaurants, bike trails, boardwalks… you can even check out the massive grain silos, Mutual Riverfront Park, The Swannie House, McCarthy’s Irish Pub… there’s so much to see and do that one weekend is just not enough!

Here are all of the details!!!

The Valley Community Association’s 12th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 15th – 17th, 2012. The event will be held from 6pm to Midnight on Friday, from 11am to Midnight on Saturday, and Noon to 6pm on Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park.

Read more at Buffalo Rising including a breakdown of the different activities that will be taking place!

Weekly SpinJam and Skill Share at ALT Theatre

Pyromancy will be having an indoor Spin Jam on a weekly basis at ALT Theatre every Monday from 7pm-10pm. This event is for anyone interested in hoop, staff, poi, fans, dart, juggling and other props. There will have some extra hoops available to use. This will be a skill share, so if there is anything you would like to learn, please ask! Come learn new skills and practice with us in this theatre with full dance studio mirrors!

– To receive regular updates on this event ( and other similar ones ) please join the Buffalo Spin Jams Facebook group.

A $5 fee per person is payable directly to the theatre and is required to pay for heat/lighting/space rental. Buzz the doorbell to get let in an follow the signs to ALT Theatre – Its on the third floor. The address is 255 Great Arrow Ave (3rd floor), Buffalo, NY ( google map ) See you then!

Here is a quick video from 2-27-12 when we turned the lights off for the second half and played with LED toys:

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And detailed map/instructions for how to get in the theatre