PEEPSHOW: Dirty Thirty – Party in the Penthouse!August 29, 8pm-1amat 500 Seneca (500 Seneca, Buffalo NY 14204)Purchase tickets online at swpeepshow.eventbrite.com
This Saturday, 8/29, there is a one-night-only art party on the penthouse floor of the newly renovated 500 Seneca building in Buffalo’s historic Hydraulics District. This extravaganza is a special edition of Buffalo’s infamous PEEPSHOW, a curated event by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, and celebrates the organization’s 30th anniversary year. The event, themed DIRTY THIRTY, features over thirty artist installations, performances, light/sound interventions, DJ’s, an art auction with thirty regional artists, and food trucks…complete with a chance to participate as a live contestant in an extreme gross-out TV gameshow with local performance artists Brian Mllbrand & Holly Johnson.
Hosted by Tod Kniazuk, Executive Director of Arts Services Initiative of WNY, and Cat McCarthy, of Buffalo’s premiere burlesque troupe, The Stripteasers, the event promise many surprises from 8pm to after midnight. All Peepshow ticket-holders are invited to tailgate at Hydraulic Hearth with drink specials for those with tickets or proof of online purchase.TICKET INFORMATION
- General Admission is only $15 — online until the day of the show or for students with ID — or $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit Squeaky Wheel’s work in the community as a non-profit media arts center.
- VIP ACCESS: Those looking for the ultimate PEEPSHOW: Dirty Thirty experience can get a VIP Access Pass includes a special pre-party from 6-8pm, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Coco Bar & Bistro, dessert by Blue Table Chocolates, an open bar supplied by Flying Bison Brewery and Lockhouse Distillery (all night, while supplies last), plus exclusive access to VIP lounge with a virtual reality experience by Flatsitter and additional art works by Laura Curry, Liz Lessner, and Gary Sczerbaniewicz. General admission is included with a VIP Ticket. VIP Access Pass is $75 — or $50 if you are a current member of Squeaky Wheel.Purchase tickets online at swpeepshow.eventbrite.com
Complete list of PEEPSHOW installation artists: Steven Ansell, Val Bello, Allie Brady, Laura Curry, Dreamland, Flatsitter, Daniel Geyer, Courtney Grim, Keith Harrington, Holly Johnson, Brian Larson Clark, Liz Lessner, Jeremy Maxwell, Tammy McGovern, Brian Milbrand, David Mitchell, Frank Napolski, Esther Neisen, Tommy Nguyen, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Anna Scime, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, The Stripteasers, Carlie Todoro-Rickus, UVB76 and students from Villa Maria College lead by Instructor, Michael Bosworth.
Complete list of PEEPSHOW performers: 12/8 Path Band, DJ Pu$y Pop, Ay Fast, Rufus Gibson, Institute of Carnal Knowledge, Logan Locking, Reverend Johnny Drama, and The Strip Teasers. Be prepared to be dazzled and charmed by our hosts for the night, the marvelous Cat Sinclair and Tod Kniazuk of Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.Complete list of art auction artists: Pat Bazelon, Michael Bosworth, Joel BredLawrence Brose, Kyle Butler, Scott Bye, Millie Chen, Charles Clough, Max Collins, Tony Conrad, Flatsitter, A.J. Fries, Amy Greenan, Kevin Kline, Barbara Lattanzi, Elizabeth Leader, Evan Meaney, David Mitchell, Julian Montague, David Moog, Paul Morgan, Anne Muntges, Jenna North, Shasti O’Leary-Soudant, Rachel Rampleman, Stacey Robinson, Caesandra Seawell, Virocode and Adam Weekley. The auction will also include works donated by collectors Gerald Meade and Emily Tucker. VIP party guests will have first dibs on purchasing work, with a “Buy It Now” option.