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Weekend Dozen

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Weekend Dozen

We’ve got lots of events for you to check out. If you don’t feel like braving the gray skies we also have a few exhibitions and events that are looking for your submissions. Remember to send  your events and calls for submissions to dking@proctors.org or kcusack@proctors.org. 

FRIDAY

New Feeling

Let DJ Hans take you on an adventure through rare and obscure ‘80s tunes while you enjoy a craft beer or two.

@ Pint Sized, Albany | 8 PM | Free

Useless Cans, Caramel Rose, Katie Hoffstatter

Gypsy swing folk-punk from Useless Cans for your Friday night. They’ll be joined by folk-pop singer-songwriter Katie Hoffstatter and Caramel Rose.

@ The Low Beat, Albany | 8 PM | $5

Rasputina with Ryder Cooley

@ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs | 9 PM | $17-$20

Fences

The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY presents the work of world famous African American playwright August Wilson. @Siena Creative Arts, Loudonville | 8 PM Friday and Saturday, 4 PM Sunday | $4, $12, $15.

SATURDAY

A Comedy of Errors

It’s the closing weekend of Steamer 10’s production of the classic Shakespeare comedy. Catch it while you can on Saturday or Sunday, both shows start at 3 PM.

@ Steamer No.10 Theatre, Albany | 3 PM | $15

The Figurative Show

Area artists will exhibit their best interpretations of the human form.

@ AMP Galleries, Saratoga Springs | 4 PM | Free

Saratoga Hindustani presents Jugalbhandi with Steve Gorn

Bansuri virtuoso Steve Gorn will join sitar player Galen Passen to play the “jugalbhandi” or “tied together” melodic duet with with Rob Morrison on tabla. Together they’ll play a selection of classics.

@ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 PM | $15-$20

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery will keep you on your toes. This is the opening night, so you can also attend shows each weekend through Feb. 24.

@ Home Made Theater, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 PM | $24-$27

Deep in the Trenches

DJ Mercury’s underground hip hop show will feature Mikey D, Peso, John Jigg$, JB AKA Dirty Moses, Qb Rap P, The Bad Seed with Nottz, Emskee & Saint aka The Good People, Eric Notez,  Mayhem of E.M.S, Miss Wright with Morocco Joe and more.

@ The Low Beat, Albany | 8 PM | $5

The Favourite

This Oscar-nominated film directed by Yorgos Lanthimo of “The Lobster” fame is too weird and too funny to miss. @Proctors, Schenectady | 1:30, 4, 7:30 PM | $9

SUNDAY

Black Dimensions in Art: Celebrating over 40 Years

Learn about the organization Black Dimensions in Art, Inc.–which promotes, celebrates and educates the local art community about artists of the African diaspora–and its role in the Capital Region over the past 40 years. Then, make some art of your own with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon.

@ Albany Institute of History and Art | 2 PM | Free with museum admission.

Thomas Krens: Unfinished Business

The chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum and Director Emeritus of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation will conclude his lecture series on the importance of art and architecture in shaping societies and cities.

@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. | 3 PM

TAKE NOTE:

Model Casting Call for Fashion Under the Stars: DNA

Albany designer Daniel Mozzes is seeking models over 18 years old of all genders, ethnicities, sizes and levels of fashion experience to showcase the work of local and regional designers in an outdoor fashion show May 18. The necessary application for auditions is available here, as well as the model release form.

@ Daniel Mozzes Design, 61 N Pearl St., Albany | Feb. 9, 9 AM

Albany Civic Theater taking submissions for the annual Playwright’s Showcase

Submissions should include a brief synopsis and a hard copy or online version of an original work, character breakdown and any special production needs. One-act plays or one act of a longer play are accepted and more than one original work may be featured in the showcase.

For submissions, here is what you need to do:

  • Put your submission in a clean, 8 ½ x 11 inch manila envelope with the words Playwright’s Showcase clearly printed on it and mail a copy of the script of each submission for up to two selections to:

Albany Civic Theater

          attn: Katie Weinberg – Artistic Director

235 Second Avenue

Albany, NY  12209

  • Include your name, address, email address and phone number on your synopsis.
  • Enter your submissions by Friday, March 29.  You can deliver them in person to the theater or email your submissions, as well as any questions you may have, to kathrynweinberg1404@gmail.com  

Call for art: The Chair Show II at Nine Pin

Albany Barn & Nine Pin Cider are seeking artists to participate in a collaborative mixed media art exhibition in April. Artists are encouraged to use a wide variety of mediums (including paint, sculpture, and mixed media) to transform the vintage wooden school desks, remnants from the Albany Barn’s previous life as St. Joseph’s Academy, into unique works of art.

Artists interested in participating must email casey@albanybarn.org and include a proposal of the design idea and one to three photos of work samples. Chairs must be picked up by the artists at the Albany Barn at 56 Second St., Albany on Feb. 9 & 11-15. For more information about proposals and the event, visit albanybarn.org.

 

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