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Arts Events of the Day: June 25

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Arts Events of the Day: June 25

Above: Cate Le Bon plays BSP Kingston at 7 PM. 

TUESDAY JUNE, 25

Free Co-Working at the Electric City Barn
Get that project done in a new environment, featuring local artists and plenty of inspiration.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 10 AM – 7 PM | Free

‘Tolkien’ 
Starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, “Tolkien” is based on the life of author J.R.R. Tolkien. The film follows his early years, where the orphaned budding author finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration amid the outbreak of WWI. Tolkien wrote classic fantasy novels such as “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.”
@ GE Theater at Proctors, Schenectady | 1 PM, 4 PM, & 7 PM Tuesday-Thursday | $9 adults, $6 Students/Seniors

Alice in Wonderland’ at Adirondack Theatre Festival
Come see “Alice in Wonderland” presented by PB&J Cafe, the dinner theater for kids! The production will run through June 28.
@ Charles R. Wood Theatre, Glens Falls | 12 PM  | $18

‘A Raisin in the Sun’
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening, Williamstown Theatre Festival performs the show on its Main Stage. S. Epatha Merkerson and Francois Battiste breath new life into the classic.
@ Williamstown Theatre Festival | June 25-July 13 | $75

‘Basquiat’
It’s movie night at the Barn, screening the 1996 biographical drama “Basquiat” directed, co-written and co-composed by Julian Schnabel. Follow a slightly fictionalized depiction of the life and work of legendary SAMO artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, a Brooklyn born, Haitian-American, neo-expressionist painter and graffiti artist whose work has impacted so much of the hip hop community given his style and role in the ‘80s “Beat-Bop” scene.
@ Albany Barn | 6 PM | donations accepted

Flamenco with Briseyda Zárate
Led by dancer and choreographer Briseyda Zárate, this introductory flamenco class teaches participants the main technical points of the style, as part of the Jacob’s Pillow Festival 2019. The class is open to anyone ages 12 and up. Please wear clothing you can move in and clean, sturdy, hard soled shoes. If you can’t make the class, come see Briseyda Zárate’s free performance on the Inside/Out stage at Jacob’s Pillow on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:15 PM.
@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA | 6:30 PM | $20

Power Hour
Interested in the Power Breakfast scene but can’t make that 6:30 AM conversation happen? You’re in luck, Power Hour is back. Join the creative community for a fun night of music by Intell Hayesfield and poetik selektions, networking, community-building and an assortment of beverages from Superior Merch. Bring your business cards if you have them.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 6:30 PM | Free

Cate Le Bon with Moon Diagrams
The Welsh art-pop soloist put out her latest full-length Reward in May. Pitchfork named the album’s single “Daylight Matters” Best New Track, calling it a “grand unveiling” of Le Bon’s new artistic style. ”Cloaked in mystery” for so long, her work has become more direct both in writing and arrangement. Electronic act Moon Diagrams (Deerhunter drummer Moses John Archuleta) will open.
@ BSP Kingston | 7 PM | $15

‘12 Tasks of Asterix’
The Experimental Music and Media Club will screen the 1976 French animated film, based on the “Asterix” comic book series, following the adventures of a Gaul village resisting Roman occupation in 50 BCE by way of magic. According to Wiki, “12 Tasks” is just one of 13 film adaptations of the comic: nine animated and four live action (“one of which, ‘Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra,’ was a major box office success in France”). Come see what all the fuss is about. The film will be played in English. 
@ EMPAC beta, Troy | 7 PM | Free

Illuminate Theatre: You Choose
Miscellaneous monologue readings from Illuminate, the monthly showcase featuring actors of color from the community. DJ Trumastr will play a set before and after the show, which will follow with an audience conversation about the state of theater in Albany.
@ Youth FX, Albany | 7 PM | Free

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