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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Video 2: City of Night 2013

4.1.2014 “City of Night 2013” at Silo City Buffalo presented by The Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB)

Here is some additional footage recorded and edited by Tabitha Ormsby from City of Night, our biggest show of 2013. The second half of the video is recorded from an aerial perspective from the top of a truck.

Video footage and editing by Tabitha Ormsby ( facebook )

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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Photos: City of Night 2013

8.17.2013 “City of Night 2013” at Silo City Buffalo presented by The Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB)

Photos by Christina Cooke ( facebook )

Photos by MJM Photos ( facebook )

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

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Photos from Steampunk Festival 2013


8.31.2013 “Steampunk Festival 2013” presented by Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Photos by:
Nicholas S. Leonard Film and Photography
Carl Cederman
Lee Hoffman

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. https://www.facebook.com/CityOfNightBuffalo

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.

Related links:
-Balle : http://bealocalist.org/