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Curtain Up! At l’Hostel

September 22 @ 8:00 pm

Curtain UP! At l’Hostel

Presents a new exhibition at the Hostel’s BOX Gallery, from the minds of A.J. Fries & Michael Mararian The Art of Polyester Bakes. Details here.

The opening reception will be part of the official Curtain UP! street party celebration that goes till 1AM!

Throughout the evening, the Hostel will offer performances and shenanigans by:

Tiny the Dream

Welks Mice

-The singing of provisional town anthem

-Accordion duo, Machine Dream

-DJ’s Sherri Miller & Mario Fanone’s electronic project UVB77

– An appearance by the 12/8th Path Band

-A Burlesque Duet by Disco Nap & Cat Sinclair of the Stripteasers!

-A nightcap by jazz aficionados, the BPD Trio

-Not to mention the official CURTAIN UP! Pinata at MIDNIGHT!

The Hostel will be hosting the world-renowned BEFORE I DIE wall by New Orleans Artist Candy Chang out front, in conjunction with the UB Arts & Humanities Conference the same weekend.

Also look for the Stitch Buffalo storefront installation next door in the window of Buffalo Place!

About Before I Die… Before I Die is a global participatory public art project that reimagines our relationship with death and with one another in the public realm. Originally created by artist Candy Chang in New Orleans after the death of a loved one, the public artwork invites people to reflect and share their personal aspirations in public. The Atlantic called it, “one of the most creative community projects ever,” and after receiving many requests, Candy created this website of resources to help others interested in creating Before I Die walls in their own communities.

Thanks to passionate people around the world, over 5,000 Before I Die walls have now been created by communities in over 75 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa. Candy’s 2012 TED talk about Before I Die has been viewed over five million times and translated into over 40 languages. Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to reflect with one another. Each wall is a unique tribute to living an examined life. And each wall invites us to restore perspective in an age of increasing distractions.

Stitch Buffalo is a textile art center committed to empowering refugee and immigrant women through the sale of their handcrafted goods, inspiring creativity and inclusion through community education, and stewarding the environment through the re-use of textile supplies.


September 22
8:00 pm


Hostel Buffalo Niagara
667 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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