The Third Party
September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm– 10:00 pm EDT
***ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED.***
September 24th, 2016
8pm – 2am
@ 1100 Niagara Street (Curtiss Malting Agway Building) (map)
$15 Advance | $20 Door
Parking @ 1095 Niagara Street, across the street
See our official party site at www.thirdpartybuffalo.com
AN “UN-CONVENTIONAL” PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PARODY AND DANCE-OFF
On September 24th, 2016, Squeaky Wheel presents the THIRD PARTY, an “un-conventional” presidential election parody and dance-off. On the edge of the great Niagara, the enormous halls of the historic Agway will shake as un-convention-goers stomp their feet and blow off some political steam, sending up and celebrating the current election and the foibles of our democracy. Partygoers will participate in interactive performances contrasting the politically satirical and the utopian, and can let loose on the dance floor to a variety of musical acts throughout the evening.
Brought to you by the “Squeaky Wheel PEEPSHOW SUPER-PAC”, the THIRD PARTY delivers activities and happenings on and off stage, ranging from mock elections (in real voting booths!) and opportunities to vote on everything from favorite beer to best Third Party contender after candidates perform speeches, songs and dances for both public and private audience approval.
Partygoers can visit the “Scandal Room” (create and film your own scandal) hosted by artist Caesandra, make a political statement on the soapbox, get exit-polled, and take a selfie with our literal, live “scapegoat” all playing to the beat political themed playlist for interstitial times, brought to you by Ron Ehmke. Peddlers and Change-makers will roam the room, peddling and selling any influence your heart desires!
The THIRD PARTY will broadcast and livestream on the web – brought to you exclusively by the SWN (Squeaky Wheel Network) team featuring roving reporters, all part of a faux- news program hosted by political pundit and artist, Shasti O’Leary Soudant. Adventures abound as the evening progresses!
Early arrivers will enjoy a beer tasting from several local independent breweries, while latecomers may happen upon a risqué military intervention, or a climactic balloon drop. Ongoing performances include Buffalo favorites, Carmine the Goat (a goat!) Kyle Butler, Ron Ehmke, Lizzie Finnegan & Ruth Goldman, Mickey Harmon & Kevin Thurston, Tilke Hill, Norah Hurley, Holly Johnson, Brian Milbrand, Gian Misso, Seth Oyer and Pocket Sand Improv Group,Caesandra, Jeff Sherven, and Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Annette Daniels Taylor as well as visiting headliners Jeremy Bailey (Toronto), and Max Bernstein (NYC).
Our main stage features some of the most exciting acts in Buffalo and beyond, from jam-band cools Space Junk, noise performance by Chrysler Montgomery (a project of C.U.N.T.S.), theatrical acts from Buffalo Aerial Dance, Cat Sinclair and Fifi Laflea of The Stripteasers, as well as electronic and soul/hip hop DJ’s, DJ Effie Asilli (Hudson, NY), and DJ Big Basha to dance out the night.
The THIRD PARTY is Squeaky Wheel’s 2016 fundraiser, supporting our activities in access, education, and exhibition of media arts. Sponsors and supporters of the THIRD PARTY include: 1100 Niagara Street LLC, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, Clover Management, Allen Street Consulting, Betty’s Restaurant, Buffalo State College Department of Communication, Café 59, Clover Management, Coco, Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, Del Vecchio & Stadler,Eco Logic Studio, Ellicott Development, FGI Landscaping Inc, Gypsy Lounge, HiTemp Fabrication, Hodgson Russ LLP, Mix 96.1, Lumiflux Media, Michael Marszalkowski Esq., North Woods Capital Benefits, The Public, Torn Space Theater, Town Square Media, Undergrounds Coffee, our feature beer sponsor, Southern Tier, as well as local breweries 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch, Flying Bison, Hamburg Brewing, Resurgence, Woodcock Brothers Brewery.
The party starts at 8pm with a complimentary beer tasting for the first hour. The location is 1100 Niagara Street at the Agway building. Parking will be available at 1095 Niagara Street, across the street.
General admission tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Online sales end Thursday, 9/22 at 8pm.
The THIRD PARTY is made possible by the support of the following sponsors: 1100 Niagara Street LLC, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, Clover Management, Allen Street Consulting, Betty’s Restaurant, Buffalo State College Department of Communication, Café 59, Coco, Del Vecchio & Stadler, Eco Logic Studio, Ellicott Development, FGI Landscaping Inc, Gypsy Lounge, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, HiTemp Fabrication, Mix 96.1, Lumiflux Media, Michael Marszalkowski Esq., North Woods Capital Benefits, Resurgence, Town Square Media, Undergrounds Coffee, and our featured beered sponsor, Southern Tier, alongside local breweries 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch, Flying Bison, Hamburg Brewing, Resurgence, and Woodcock Brothers Brewery.