Stay in the Loop with this week’s LGBT happenings in Western New York presented by Loop Magazine!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Out for Business at Pasión
5pm-7pm, Pasion, 153 Elmwood Ave
C’mon out for Buffalo’s premiere LGBTQ business networking event, presented by Pride Center of WNY! Additionally, embraceWNY will announce its 2017 Community Service Award winners (awards presented at the annual brunch on May 7).
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Pintosas: Queer Multicultural Portraits
6:30pm-7:30pm, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street (‘Old Main 314’).
‘Pintosa’ is Portuguese slang for ‘sissy’ or ‘queer.’ As a show, Pintosas is a series of portraits and video instillations created by the Brazilian artist and Buffalo resident, Cristiano F Lopes during the process of earning his PhD. The series discusses the importance of masculinity within the gay community using portrait painting its means of investigation.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Not Without You
6pm-9pm, Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St.
Celebrate the opening of this new art show that combines visual elements with text. Culled from artists that work heavily in illustration, painting, collage and found objects, these pieces veer into the realm of VISPO (visual poetry), using text as a means of underscoring visual elements.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Reading: Eli Clare
8pm-10pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave.
Vermont-based Poet and activist Eli Clare comes to Buffalo to read from his new book, Brilliant Imperfection. Clare is known for his endearing blend of activism and humor and is considered a spokesperson for gays with so-called disabilities. He speaks frequently throughout the country and in Canada.