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Weekend events: Sept. 13-15

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Weekend events: Sept. 13-15

ALL WEEKEND

Basilica Soundscape 

Basilica Soundscape doesn’t have traditional “headliners,” but if it did you can bet that the legendary Low would be it. With a lineup featuring Waxahatchee, The Body, Lingua Ignota and Big Brave, it hardly matters what the order the bands play in because you’d be insane to miss a note from any of them. 

@ Basilica Hudson | Sept. 13-15 $80 weekend pass, $45 for individual days 

Audomail #1 opening

Checkout a new artspace in Catskill as it premieres a collection of audio art and experimental music publication on cassette, CD and vinyl as organized by Alexis Bhagat. 

@Farentheit 451 House, Catskill | 4-7PM  Fri-Sun | Free 

“Doubt” 

Will Kempe’s Players present their version of the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play that deals with the moral uncertainties of the human heart. 

@The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | Fri-Saturday |$20 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13

Pop-Up beer Garden at Opalka Gallery

Combine Rare Form Brewing, Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, Zan & The Winter Folk and Belle-Skinner and you’ve got yourself an amazing weekend kickoff. 

@Opalka Gallery, Albany | 6-9 PM| Free

Pony in the Pancake, Bear Grass, Onlyness

Celebrate the release of Pony in the Pancake’s new album “Summer Sun” on Five Kill Records

@Oakwood Community Center, Troy | 8 PM | $5 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: ‘Unseen’ at Collar Works

This exhibition, curated by Akili Tommasino (Associate Curator of the Modern and Contemporary Art – Museum of Fine Art Boston), “features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.” It will be on display Oct. 25 – Dec. 14. Today is the final day to submit works.

Artists can submit up to 5 artworks for consideration in any medium, including site-specific works. Sculptures cannot exceed 7 ft. in height. All Shipping & Handling is the responsibility of the artist. Artists receive 100 percent of all sales. Artwork must be delivered on or by Saturday, October 12. For more information and artist opportunities, email info@collarworks.org.

Clark Symposium: The Art Academy Outside Europe

A public symposium studies the art academies outside Europe and the United States as a way of defamiliarizing art and its associated practices in a global context, examining case studies of institutions in Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Colombia, Iran and elsewhere. The symposium will continue Sept. 14 at 9 AM.

@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. | 9 AM | Free

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival

Dozens of entertainers will perform at this fest, including The McKrells, Hair of the Dog, Schenectady Pipe Band, Farrell School of Dance and Eileen Ivers.

@ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa | 11 AM through Saturday, Sept. 14 | $16-$30, children under 12 free

‘Mary Poppins’

Staging Youths’ Futures Inc. present this performance of the classic tale following the Banks children and their stern but lovingly imaginative nanny.

@ Cohoes Music Hall | 7 PM | $20-$25 

‘Murder Ballad’

The award-winning writer Julia Jordan’s contemporary rock musical, directed by Kalinn Saunders, delivers powerful vocal performances and an edge of your seat, steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that undo us. “Murder Ballad” plays through Sept. 15.

@ The Strand Theater, Hudson Falls | 7:30 PM

Pony in the Pancake, Bear Grass, Onlyness

Pony in the Pancake will be celebrating their Summer Sun album release with fellow Five Kill Records bands Bear Grass and Onlyness. 

@ Oakwood Community Center, Troy | 8 PM | $5

Saratoga Originals: Corry Loveday, Lucas Garrett, & Carolyn Rose

Celebrate local music at Caffe Lena with this lineup of singer-songwriters from the Saratoga and Glens Falls.

@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 8 PM | $8-$12

SATURDAY SEPT 14

Culturefest 

Taina Asili is taking over Schenectady this weekend. Don’t miss one of the Capital Region’s greatest treasures perform live. 

@Jerry Burrell Park, Schenectady | 4 PM | Free 

Pearlpalooza

The lineup for the 10th annual Pearlpalooza celebration includes Wild Belle, *repeat repeat, The Moth & the Flame, Victory Soul Orchestra, In The Valley Below and

Hanzolo (winner of Skyloft Battle of the Bands). Don’t forget to come by early for Yogapalooza, Check in starts at 10:30 AM. 

@ N Pearl Street, Albany | 11 AM | Free

3rd annual Electric City Food Truck Festival

14 regional food trucks will be onsite including Holy Crepe, Mike’s Hot Dogs, Seasons Catering, Rollin’ Smoke Handcrafted BBQ, Kona Ice, Oscar’s Ribeye and Crab, Roy’s Caribbean, Having a Meltdown, Gourmeli’s Taste, DomAdi’s and Greek on The Run. Plus, enjoy live entertainment from DJ Ketchup.

@ Rivers Casino and Resort, Schenectady | 12 PM 

Centre Street’s Annual Oktoberfest

A fall- friendly selection of beer, fun contests and delicious food with live music from Signature Brass and Wide Awake.

@ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady | 4 PM 

Light into Night

Visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, architects and supporters will gather to enjoy cocktails, locally sourced food, and an auction featuring art, elegant vacations and other treasures.

@ Art Omi, Ghent | 6:30 PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 

Candy Ambulance and La Neve 

Check out one of the area’s most compelling live acts as they support the release of their new album “Traumantic.” 

@Pauly’s Hotel, Albany | 8 PM | $5

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