Events and Opportunities

Weekend events: Aug. 9-11

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Weekend events: Aug. 9-11

FRIDAY AUG. 9

Red Light Special Fashion Show

Hollywood Magic’s Maxine Lawson presents a fashion show for adults 18 and up. In addition to the runway show featuring local fashion and models, treat yourself to live music and a set by DJ Ness Nice giveaways and prizes as well as refreshments. 

@ Albany Elks Lodge #49 | 7:30 PM | $20, $25 at the door

 

Harry Connick Jr. 

The charming crooner comes to the capital city.

@ The Egg, Albany | 8 PM | $55-$75

 

Red Sky Performance and Storytelling Bonfire

“The Land on Which We Dance” is a landmark, campus-wide gathering of Indigenous dance, organized by Indigenous artists Sandra Laronde and Christopher K. Morgan, Aug. 7-11 at Jacob’s Pillow as part of the dance institution’s Festival 2019. Following the Toronto-based contemporary Indigenous company Red Sky Performance, the Pillow campus will be “illuminated with an exchange of song, dance and storytelling” around a bonfire—weather pending.

@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, Mass. | 9:30 PM | Free

 

CAPITOLFEST 17: Silent Film Festival

All films are in 35mm unless noted; silents accompanied on the Capitol’s 1928 original installation Möller theater organ.  

@ Capitol Theatre, Rome | Aug. 9-11| 

 

SATURDAY AUG. 10

 

 ‘A More Perfect Union’ exhibit opening

A collection of works by Capital Region native, Chatham-based street artist Scout Pines, known for his folk-art portraits of overlooked and marginalized subjects. When working in the street, he installs his stencil-art paintings on abandoned buildings, where they disappear as fast as they went up. Don’t miss this display.

@  Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham | Running through Sept. 22 

 

‘The Art of Composition’ Photography Workshop 

A hands-on photography workshop led by instructor Fred LeBlanc begins with a presentation on how to use the rules of composition to improve your photographic skills and is followed by a walk through the village to shoot indoors and out of the 20 historical buildings and acres of gardens in full bloom. To register, visit hancockshakervillage.org or call 413.443.0188.

@ Hancock Shaker Village | 10 AM | $60 registration fee (includes admission), $54 for members

 

Albany Architecture tour

Take a tour of the unique and historic architecture of the Capital City. What does the Olde English Pub have to say about early Dutch America? How did the construction of Empire State Plaza displace so many citizens? Uncover the hidden faces at the SUNY Administration  Building and learn about the history and drama surrounding the construction of the State Capitol building. There’s plenty to absorb.

@ Discover Albany Visitor’s Center | 11 AM | $3

 

Decorating the Walls: Hart-Cluett House Tour

Highlighting the wall paintings and sculpture works by artists such as William Richardson Tyler, C.G. Beauregard, Erastus Dow Palmer and Samantha Huntley currently on view. The tour will also explore how the families used artwork, wall papers and other decorative techniques to make a statement or celebrate special events.  

@ Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy | 2 PM | $10

 

The Wildcat O’Halloran Band

An afternoon blues show for a break from that midday heat. 

@ Paulys Hotel, Albany | 3 PM | $5

 

‘Summer Flowers’ Opening Reception

This exhibit by artist and songwriter Slink G. Moss combines plant drawings, glass sculpture and wall drawings to suggest an indoor/outdoor garden.Moss will also be drawing portraits as part of a residency at the gallery through September.

@ Gallery at 46 Green Street, Hudson | 5 PM | Free

 

MAD Collar Party

Collar Works brings the outdoors indoors for their 10th birthday party, featuring tailgating and backyard traditions, an art yard sale, detachable collar design competition and so much more.

@ Collar Works, Troy | 6 PM | $35

 

‘The Room’ Live with Greg Sestero

Greg will literally be in “The Room” and that’s really all you need to know. Prep your questions, folks. It’s going to be a wild ride.

@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $15

 

Laurie Anderson presents: Lou Reed drones with Stewart Hurwood         

A drone-based sonic experience and installation utilizing guitars from Anderson’s late husband Lou Reed. Instruments will be placed against a group of amps, allowing their tuned feedback to create an enveloping, harmonic drone that adjusts to the audience location, as curated by Reed’s former guitar technician Stewart Hurwood.

@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. | 8 PM | $25

 

STICK MEN featuring Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto

The trio featuring Toni Levin and Pat Mastello of King Crimson takes over The Linda for the evening. 

@ The Linda, Albany | 8 PM | $25, $35 at the door

 

Pixar’s ‘Up’ with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the heart-melting, adventurous Disney Pixar film “Up” with a live score by the Philadelphia Orchestra. The performance is the second in SPAC’s “Cinema Series” of live-scored screenings.

@ SPAC, Saratoga Springs | 8 PM | Tickets start at $18

 

SUNDAY AUG. 11

 

Bring no more worthless offerings

A multi-disciplinary art experience featuring music, performance art, sculpture and words by local artists Joan Kelsey’s Silver Lining, Azuré Keahi, Michelle Temple, Kamryn Wolf and Hana van der Kolk.

@ Mount Ida Preservation Association, Troy | 3 PM 

 

KoRn and Alice in Chains  

Grunge and nu-metal side by side for all to see. Korn and Alice in Chains are coming to SPAC to share their love of minor keys, grinding riffs and nasal singing. Do your part and bring your JNCO jeans and flannel shirts to this angst-off. 

@ SPAC, Saratoga Springs | 6 PM | $29.50-$145

 

Joyce Manor, Saves The Day with awakebutstillinbed

It’s all about that emo revival, y’all. 

@ Skyloft, Albany | 7:30 PM | $22

 

Lake George Music Festival

A festival of classical, symphonic jazz, non-traditional orchestra and chamber music featuring Sound Mind, Byrne:Kozar:Duo and more.

@ Lake George Village | Aug. 11-23

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