This weekend is filled with arts exhibits, book talks with notable writers like Gloria Steinem and TC Boyle, a work-in-progress multidisciplinary performance with Jon Hamm, non-traditional theatre in Troy and live classical, hip-hop, shoegaze, soul, funk, rock, black metal and bedroom pop performances. You truly can have it all. (Above: Saturday’s Independent Artist Showcase at Fuze Box in Albany. Photo by Eddie Quinn)
This exhibit features cast iron and bronze works by Paige Henry, glass sculptures by Michael Scupholm,and large scale paintings and installation by Sam Rathbun. Their work takes on evolution of our planet and the impact of human action.
@ LARAC, Glens Falls | 5 PM | Free
Check out some of the wildest automobile designs from the 1960s—from x-wings to rockets on wheels—this exhibit should capture your imagination.
@ Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs | 6 PM | $10
Celebrated author TC Boyle will visit UAlbany’s Page Hall to discuss his latest novel “Outside Looking In,” which tells the story of two Harvard PhD students who find their lives spinning out of control after being drawn into the orbit of LSD advocate Timothy Leary. Marc Berger will discuss his new memoir “Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey From Brooklyn to Woodstock.”
@ Page Hall, Downtown Albany | 7:30 PM | Free
Steinem is a feminist organizer, co-founder of Ms. magazine and the author of bestselling books such as “My Life on the Road,” “Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem,” “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” and “Moving Beyond Words.”
@ Maureen Stapleton Theatre at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy | 7:30 PM $15, free for HVCC students and staff
The funk and soul band will be joined by our local, poppin’ neo-soul act The Age. Bring someone you love tonight.
@ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany | 8 PM | $15
DJ Intell Haysefield (a.k.a Jamel Mosely) shares some of his favorite covers, remixes, edits and samples.
@The City Beer Hall, Albany | 7 PM
The College of Saint Rose Music Industry Student Association and Chateau Shows have teamed up to bring you a lineup to rival all textured, noisey, shoegaze, bedroom pop lineups. Name your genre. Make up your own. Feel your feelings. Get comfortable.
@ The College of St. Rose (Studio G3 in CCIM), Albany | 7:30 PM | $5-10 donation goes to support the St. Rose Music Industry Student Association
This month’s independent hip hop showcase hosted by WCDB’s DJ Hollyw8d will feature Ar Randy, Tee-Kay V, Lay Brooks, Apolo Rai, Zeo, Livi Drippy, Jedi Rydar, Lif, Queen Barz and SF Wooh.
@ Fuze Box, Albany | 10 PM | $10
This all-student group will deliver a multidimensional performance featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring alongside art and poetry.
@ The Clark, Williamstown, Mass. | 6 PM | Free
Get some great local rock for a great cause with Erin Harkes, Sydney Worthley, Honey Slider and Ferriday.
@ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs | 5:30 PM| $10 donation
A work-in-progress performance of the collaboration between director/choreographer Danielle Agami, actor Jon Hamm and Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche that explores “the absurdity of desire.” The Saturday performance sold out but you can still make Sunday’s 3 PM matinee at the link above.
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. | 3 PM | $20-$54
Troy Foundry has teamed up with Stages on the Sound and Scott Barrow to produce the wildly unpredictable “White Rabbit Red Rabbit,” an internationally acclaimed project by Iranian writer and award-winning playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. In this performance, there will be no director, only a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage for a different actor each night. Soleimanpour’s work is meant to be “a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.”
@ Collar Works, Troy | 4 PM | $12-18
Having shoegazing black metal darlings Deafheaven swing into town with the sea-obsessed sludge dudes from Baroness is enough reason to celebrate. But openers Zeal & Ardor make things even more interesting, frontman Manuel Gagneaux was born in Switzerland to a Swiss mother and an African-American father. Known for a chamber-pop project, Gagneaux says he was inspired to create a band that combined black metal with Negro spirituals after looking for feedback on 4Chan, of all places.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | April 7, 7:30 PM | $25
The Hyde Collection is looking for entrants for its Plein Air Festival
The juried Plein Air Festival runs August 7-11, culminating with The Hyde’s annual Community Day, a free admission day filled with art activities and fun at the Museum inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibition From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of the New Urban Space.
Community Day will feature a pop-up art show of juried Plein Air artists’ artworks, a plein air “Art Battle” activity open to all creative community members, and an award ceremony honoring juried Plein Air artists and Art Battle participants.
For questions, contact Jenny Hutchinson, Curator of Education and Programming, firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-792-1761, ext. 327
Sand Lake Center for the Arts announces One Act Play Festival 2020 submissions
The Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Averill park is calling for submissions of one-act plays to their One Act Play Festival (January 9-12, 2020) by July 1.
Typed entries must be unpublished, not professionally produced and run from 10-15 minutes with a front page featuring your name, address, phone number(s) and email address. Do not include personal identification on other pages. Setting should be made clear in the exposition or the dialogue of the play. Fewer than five characters are recommended and minimal set pieces and costumes are essential. All themes and subject matters are welcome, from G to PG-13 ratings. No more than two submissions per playwright. All playwrights will be notified of decisions by Sept 2019.
Residents of one of the following counties are eligible to submit: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington or the areas of Bennington, North Adams, and Pittsfield. There is no entry fee. Royalties will not be paid.
To submit by post, send four hard copies of each play to:
SLCA One Act Play Festival
PO Box 179
Averill Park, NY 12018
By email: email@example.com, Subject line: SLCA One Act Play Festival
For additional questions regarding the One Act Play Festival, please email Managing Director Brian Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org with SLCA One Act Festival in the subject line.