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Arts Events of the Day: Aug. 20

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Arts Events of the Day: Aug. 20

Family Art Hour
Every Tuesday in August, join local artist Keisha Stovall for an hour of directed art making involving the whole family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 2 PM | Free

Screening with live score: ‘The General’ with Buster Keaton
The classic adventure-comedy, “The General” starring Buster Keaton, will be accompanied by live music composed by Ryan Devine (piano), Justin Fuld (guitar) and Nicholas Palazeke (percussion).
@ Troy Public Library | 6 PM | Free

Audition for Confetti Fest XV
Prepare a short (1 minute or less) monologue or read a monologue provided at the audition, which will also involve some improv work and reading from sides. The festival takes place Oct. 4-13 with a total of seven performances. Visit the link above for a list of the play synopsis and character breakdowns. 
@ Confetti Stage, Albany | 6:30 PM 

Brass Tacks Poetry Open Mic
Albany Poets invites you to share a great night of art, literature and community at this weekly open mic. 
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 7 PM sign-up | Free

Musical Improv: Games
Mopco’s musical director leads this 6-week class, starting tonight, exploring short form improv song games and working as a team. If watching Wayne Brady and Brad Sherwood invent songs seemed like a blast on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” this class is for you. You don’t need to be a great singer to take this class, you just need to enjoy it.
@ Mopco Improv Theatre, Schenectady | 7 PM | $115-$139 for full 6-week course

The 5678’s with Lara Hope & The Arktones
The Japanese rock band has been the longest-running all female rock band in the country, amassing cult following from China to the US since 1986—reaching a new level of fame after their set in Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.” See them with rockabilly twang band Lara Hope & The Arktones. 
@ BSP Kingston | 7:30 PM | $15

Hubris Djinn,Rusty Mullet,Safety Meeting,Fleurs
Get familiar with this lineup of ripping’, northeastern, genre-bending alt-rock, pop and punk for Groovy Tuesday. 
@ Sinclair Saratoga | 9 PM | Free

 

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