Creative Economy

Arts Explorer: week of May 28-31

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Arts Explorer: week of May 28-31

TUESDAY

Film Screening: ‘The Hate U Give’
Based on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give” stars Amandla Stenberg, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie. The film follows Starr Carter, who witnesses the murder of her best friend Khalil at the hands of police. Facing pressures from all sides of her community, she must stand up for what’s right.
@ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls | 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM | Free

The SPARK DUO
Ford Fourqurean and Kate Amrine perform an eclectic program of new works for clarinet and trumpet that mixes solos, duos, improvisations and live electronics.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 PM | $5 suggested donation

Joan Kelsey and the Silver Lining, Safety Meeting, Machine Revival
It’s another Groovy Tuesdayz lineup at Sinclair featuring Saratoga’s own alternative surf-rock crew Safety Meeting, Troy indie folk band Joan Kelsey and the Silver Lining and Troy indie-pop band Machine Revival.
@ Sinclair Saratoga | 9 PM | Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Lake George Elvis Festival Kickoff
The festival celebrating the rock n’ roll icon started in 2004 and has since grown to become the second-largest Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in the world, attracting international competitors and spectators. You’re gonna want to see this.
@ Lake George Village | May 28, 4 PM – June 2 | Lake George Forum performance admission and weekend pass prices range from $35-269

Erin Harkes
Celebrate the opening of Frog Alley’s new venue with an acoustic set from the singer-songwriter.
@ Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady | 5 PM | Free

Creative Economy Mixer at Arts Letters & Numbers
Put on your walking shoes and join the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy for a tour of this rural Rensselaer County arts center, meet resident artists, enjoy food tastings by Laughing Earth Farm and beverage tastings by Albany Distilling Co. ACE will present a discussion with Arts Letters & Numbers Founding Director David Gersten and Andrew Frishman of the childhood education organization Big Picture Learning.
@ Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park | 5:30 PM

Jay Mewes & His A-Mewes-ing Stories
The cult film icon and comedian known best as one-half of the “Clerks” duo Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) will perform a stand up set at the Crossgates Mall comedy venue. Mewes recently wrapped on online comedy series with Smith, “Spoilers,” airing on Hulu.
@ Albany Funny Bone | 6 PM | $22-$45

First Draughts Composer Reading Session and Beer Tasting
Twelve emerging composers have their newest works performed for the first time guided by David Alan Miller, composer Christopher Theofanidis and musicians of the Albany Symphony. In between the readings, audience members can sample local craft beers. A few new brews will be included, which are inspired by the American Music Festival Concert taking place at EMPAC June 1.
@ EMPAC, Troy | 7 PM | Free

Troy Poetry Mission with Darrell Epp
The poetry open mic hosted by R.M. Engelhardt and James H. Duncan will feature Ontario-based poet Darrell Epp, author of recent poetry collections such as“After Hours” (2016) and “Sinners Dance” (2018). The Winnipeg Free Press called his latest work “always exciting and fun, Epp’s dense, snakelike poems will wrap and crush your heart.”
@ Elixir16, Troy | 7:30 PM | $3 suggested donation

 

THURSDAY

Film: ‘Water Lilies of Monet’
Tour the museums that house Monet’s greatest works with the top scholars via screen. Learn about his obsessions, drives and eccentricities.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 2 PM and 7 PM | $12

Gallery reception of ‘Out Of The Archives: Pictures Of Historic Glens Falls’
The nonprofit organization North Country ARTS’ newest exhibition is a historical collection of photographs, paintings, and documents assembled by Glens Falls city historian Wayne Wright. “Out Of The Archives: Pictures Of Historic Glens Falls” runs through Aug. 2 in the 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall.
@ City Hall, Glens Falls | 5 PM | Free

An evening with authors Peter Golden and Dan Wilcox
The Albany Public Library Foundation will be celebrating their 2018 Literary Legends all summer with readings and Q&A sessions. Guilderland-based novelist, historian, and award-winning journalist Peter Golden and Albany poet and activist Dan Wilcox will read from their work and answer questions following a wine and dessert reception and toast. This event is a fundraiser for the Albany Public Library Foundation.
@ Albany Public Library (Washington Ave.) | 6 PM | $25

Festival Exhibitors Seminar
Ask questions of featured creative leaders—LARAC Festival Coordinator Phil Casabona, Eric Melito of ONE on 1 Design, Amanda Podolec of APJ Media & Design, Jessica Landry of A Sense Of Wonder Studio—and learn tips and strategies to help sell your work at festivals or have your own successful show.
@ LARAC, Glens Falls | 6 PM | $10, free for LARAC members

‘The Moors’
A new, dark comedy by Jen Silverman, “The Moors” follows two sisters, their maid and a melancholy and philosophical mastiff who spend their days dreaming of love and power in a ruinous estate on the bleak English moors. Until, that is, a hapless governess (though no children are in evidence) arrives and upsets the household.
@ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill | 7:30 PM | $10-$22

Shana Falana, The Abyssmals, Machine Revival  
The dangerously dreamy psych-pop soloist Shana Falana (above)will play what is sure to be a dance party with swaggering, local psych-rockers The Abyssmals and the indie-pop duo Machine Revival for this free Super Dark Collective show.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 10 PM | Free

 

FRIDAY

 

Opening Reception: ‘Art Stands Still’
In this exhibit, “contemporary artists and historians working in disability studies, gender studies, critical race theory, and queer theory—among other fields—have begun the important work of dismantling the conflation of freedom with movement.”
@ Collar Works, Troy | 5 PM | Free

Drag Queen Story Hour with Noelle Diamond
Noelle Diamond will dance, sing and tell a few stories in two sets as part of Drag Queen Story Hour. The organization “celebrates learning and play, encouraging kids to celebrate gender diversity and all kinds of difference, while building confidence in expressing themselves.” The show is recommended for kids aged 3-8.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 6 PM and 6:30 PM | Free

OBARO: PreViewsArt Exhibit & Workshop Series
Visual and performance artist OBARO will lead a series of cooperative performance and art workshops in which attendees will have the option to observe or participate “in a sequence of mild to moderately physical and engaging art-making activities to prompt reflection on their purpose, practice and position within the shared space while listening to music.” Following tonight’s workshop and opening reception, workshops will take place June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3.
@ Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady | 6 PM | $20

Opening Reception: ‘Modern Daydreams’ by Alex Waters
The Albany abstract painter will show a series of his vibrant and thought-provoking work at the Broadway art gallery. All paintings will be for sale.
@ Pause Gallery, Troy | 6 PM

Switch Mob with Paradox Saints
Psych rock and alternative R&B join forces at Downtown Social.
@ Downtown Social, Glens Falls | 9 PM | Free

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