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Arts events of the day: Sept. 10

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Arts events of the day: Sept. 10

CALL FOR PHOTOS: Super Dark Collective 2020 Calendar
The Super Dark team is throwing together a local music calendar for 2020 and are currently accepting creative band photos. Take advantage! Submit photos to superdarknews@gmail.com

Creative Writing Circle
Writers of all levels are welcome to come share whatever you’ve written with this weekly creative writing group and prepare to give and receive feedback. There is a 20-minute free-write period with every meet-up. Coffee or tea is provided.
@ Rev Hudson | 10 AM | Free

Recovery Fine Arts Festival
Original artworks in the categories of poetry, drawing, painting, photography and mixed media by recovery artists will be on display in the concourse now through Sept. 20. 
@ Empire State Concourse, Albany | through Sept. 20

‘Beauty and Bite’: Curator’s Tour with Rebecca McNamara
Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara leads this tour of “Beauty and Bite,” a multidisciplinary exhibit of works using “theatricality, appropriation, and other means to interrogate time and memory—particularly the mythologies and histories that often disguise or suppress harsh realities—as well as social constructions of identity.”
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery | 12 PM | Free

Audition: Curtain Call Theatre Presents ‘Ben Butler’
In this Capital Region premiere of the Richard Strand play directed by Patrick White, “it’s the first week of the American Civil War and Major General Benjamin Butler has been placed in command of the Union outpost Fort Monroe in Virginia, which has just seceded from the United States. Three escaped slaves arrive seeking sanctuary despite the Fugitive Slave Act, which requires fugitive slaves be returned to their owners. Among the fugitives is Shepard Mallory…who challenges the equally stubborn Butler to ‘see things differently.’ Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer in civilian life, is led to establish a legal precedent that marked the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States and changed the course of American history.” The only role available is Lieutenant Kelly (Male, Age Range – 20-30’s, Caucasian). Contact White with any questions, white.patrick1963@gmail.com. 
@ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham | 5 PM 

Dumplings Around the World
Learn how to make the culturally unique worldwide favorite including recipes for Chinese potstickers with spicy soy dipping sauce, Polish pierogi with sour cream and applesauce, Indian samosas with cool mint yogurt sauce and Mexican empanadas with a vibrant chimichurri.
@ Different Drummers Kitchen Co., Albany | 6 PM | $69

One Note at a Time: Open Jam Session
Show up with your instrument or use one provided onsite for a communal jam session held at the HopeClub every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
@ HopeClub of the Capital Region, Latham | 6 PM | Free

Dance Lessons: Open House
In tonight’s open house, new students can take one dance class free. Choose from All Levels Samba (6:30 PM), Practice Session (7:30 PM), Beginner and Intermediate West Coast Swing (7:45 PM), Beginner & Intermediate Argentine Tango (8:45 PM). Classes will continue on Tuesdays: Sept. 10, 17 and 24 as well as Oct. 1. 
@ National Dance Museum, Saratoga | 6:15 PM 

AUDITION: ‘Alabama Story’ by Kenneth Jones
In this play, based in 1959 Alabama, “segregationist Senator E.W. Higgins wants a controversial children’s picture book about a white rabbit who marries a black rabbit purged from the state library, but librarian Emily Wheelock Reed refuses, putting both of their worlds at risk in a time of extraordinary social change. While Reed spars with Higgins, a parallel story of childhood friends reunited in adulthood reflects the political and personal tensions swirling in Montgomery, a city known as both the Cradle of the Confederacy and the Cradle of Civil Rights. Famed illustrator Garth Williams (‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘Charlotte’s Web’) is conjured as narrator and participant in the fact-inspired, highly theatrical drama about tests of character in ‘the Deep South of the Imagination.’” Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. Contact Barbara Davis with questions at bdd1101@gmail.com or (518) 573-0980. Visit the link above for more information, including available character roles. 
@ Albany Civic Theater | 6:30 PM 

Chuck Lamb Trio and Ben Monder
Guitarist Ben Monder, who contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, “Blackstar,” will play the specialty jazz night hosted by Chuck Lamb Trio.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 7 PM | $10-$20

Front Parlor Storytelling: ‘Unreasonable’
Hosted by Ashok Ramasubramanian, tonight’s open mic invites storytellers to share tales in which “you or someone else did not conform to reason, whether for good or for ill.”
@ Lucas Confectionery, Troy | 7:30 PM | Free

Emily Wolfe with Motorbike
Austin soloist Emily Wolfe, who dropped her debut eponymous album this February, will play Albany with local, Saratoga band Motorbike. The band also released their debut album, Victory Lap, in February. 
@ The Linda, Albany | 8 PM | $15

Stone Temple Pilots
Spend your Tuesday night with one of the OG bands of the ‘90s grunge movement. Summer is winding down, harness that sadness. 
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $35

 

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