What are you doing on this glorious Friday evening? Might we suggest you pop over to Superior Merchandise at 7:30 PM to celebrate the release of The Age’s new single? We’re about to drop an episode of The Collabcast featuring opener Sakura.
Entry is only a suggested donation for the artists and you’ll get to mingle with all the beautiful people.
Some of The Collaborative will be venturing over Skyloft to see Sleep for our first-ever mall-rock experience–well ok, excepting the time we saw The Smashing Pumpkins play Colonie center. Ya’ll remember that?
We’ll also be chilling at Lark Fest on Saturday. Say ‘Hi!’ if you get a chance.
Here’s a video of The Age playing “Three Songs…” to tide you over.
Billed as a celebration of the “collaboration” between local musicians and artists this Albany Barn event will feature Brother Cody, Girl Blue and Bendt and local artists and photographers like Emily Dorr and Kiki Vassilakis. @Albany Barn, Albany | 6:30 PM | Free
Alana Morrison of Kettlewelll and Andrew Mirabile will head up this Albany First night celebration. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. @Shambhala Meditation Center, Albany | 7 PM | $10 suggested donation
Take a deep look at the planning decisions that shape our present with Greg Dhalman formerly of All Over Albany and Kristin Diotte director of planning for the city of Schenectady. @The University Club, Albany | 6 PM | Free, RSVPs suggested
Cat Jones, Josiah Westfall, Paul Lowenski and David Lilley will show their work with musical accompaniment by Kien Jamere. @Vocare Gallery, Albany | 5 PM-9 PM | Free
The Albany Symphony will play some of your favorite’s and Andre Myers and the Albany High School Chamber Choir present a hip-hop work inspired by Frederick Douglass titled “Studies in Hope: Studies in Hope Frederick Douglass. You’ll be hanging at Jennings’ Landing by the river and taking in local food, drink and crafting sessions. Did we mention the fireworks? @Jennings’ Landing, Albany | 5:30 PM | Free
The Albany classic returns with plenty of vendors, artists, and performers. The Savoy Taproom will feature a special art exhibition. A stage featuring local acts like Pony in the Pancake, The Abyssmals, Laveda, Top Nachos and more will be right outside Pint Sized. Bring your sunscreen and shades. @Lark Street, Albany | 11 AM- 6 PM | Free
This collaboration between choreographer Kate Wallich and neo-glam musician Perfume Genius will feature two musicians, five dancers, and four designers creating a three-dimensional performance that integrates contemporary dance and glam rock. @Mass Moca, North Adams | 8 PM | $45
Hail Satan, the mall will be full of metal this weekend thanks to Sleep’s visit to Skyloft on Friday and this show which will see the resurrection of the ancient evil that is Goatmass. Prepare for mayhem and gore as these scene legends reunite. Vile Tyrant, Scavengers and Organ Harvest will open. @Jupiter Hall, Albany | 8 PM
Mixing ska, punk, reggae and funk these dudes have been delivering their cathartic and eclectic style of rock since 1979. Watch ‘em do it live this Sunday. @Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $20
As part of the American Music Festival Albany Symphony will provide a free concert featuring a performance of “Woven” a collaborative work by composter Viet Cuong and choreographer Adam Weinert. They’ll also play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and other favorites. There will be sing alongs, vendors food and a generally celebratory atmosphere. Show up! @Basilica Hudson, Hudson | 5 PM | Free
Filmmakers looking to get their work on the 11th season of WMHT’s TvFILM will take part in this marathon screening. It’s a great chance to peep some of the area’s most talented up-and-coming film talent. @WMHT Studios, Troy | Friday at 6 PM, Saturday at 9 AM and Sunday at 9 AM | Free
Described as like watching the Bronte sisters dropped into a comedic production of a play by Samuel Beckett we get the feeling ‘The Moors’ will tickle your funny bone as well as your need for gothic British drama. @Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill | Friday-Sunday | $10-$25
A comedic exploration of our nation’s deepest shame. Directed by our columnist Patrick White and starring columnist Morgan Heyward. Sage College Meader Little Theatre, Troy | Friday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 4 PM |
The submission deadline for the 9th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase, taking place June 22-23 has been extended to June 13. Local artists from Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties are welcome to submit at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $25 entry fee. Visit the link above for more information.