MONDAY, FEB. 10
Valentine’s Day Cardmaking Workshop
Show someone you care with a handmade gift at this special cardmaking workshop.
@ World Awareness Children’s Museum, Glens Falls | 11:30 AM | Free with museum admission
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
Follow this intimate tour of “Between the Mountains,” a collection of works by contemporary artists depicting Chinese landscapes with ink to investigate the enduring concerns and symbols of shanshui (mountain-water landscapes), while also engaging with urgent contemporary issues such as increased urbanization, globalization, climate change and the role of culture and tradition in the modern world. Exhibitions Assistant Serena Hildebrandt ’20 and the 2018-19 Endowed Intern Carole Marchand ’57, curated the exhibition as the capstone project of her internship.
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga | 12 PM
Winter Exhibitions Opening Celebration
See the opening of two new exhibitions, “Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious” and “Telling Her Story: New Acquisitions,” presented by Bank of America with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
@ Albany Institute of History and Art | 5:30 PM | $10 non-members, free for members
Open Mic Storytelling: Tough Love
Julia Cadieux hosts this storytelling session about tough love and lessons learned the hard way. Share stories of those who provide the tough love and when was a time you needed it (even if you really didn’t want it)? Or perhaps you’re the one giving the tough love? What does it feel like to be that person for someone else? Come tell your tale.
@ Little Pecks, Troy | 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
Tiny Deserts is the recording and performance project of Berkshire County songwriter Will McGovern. Their music seeks to dynamically reconcile an intimate, personal world with the outside world—using strings, keys, horns and voices. Their latest album Safekeeping was released in November 2019.
@ HiLo, North Adams, Mass. | 7 PM
Filmed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, which killed 17 people and launched a nationwide student movement, this intimate chronicle follows the students and families whose lives were forever transformed–including senior David Hogg, who recorded his class during the attack and became the face of the Never Again movement.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $9 adults; $6 seniors, students with ID
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
Celebrate New York Fashion Week in Troy with designer Kathleen Tesnakis of ‘ekologic clothing line. For each one-of-a-kind piece, Tesnakis deconstructs and re-purposes post-consumer cashmere clothing to produce high end wearable art.
@ Little Pecks, Troy | 5 PM
Full Moon Party ft. Olivia Quillio
Rare Form’s new monthly event turns one Thursday a month into a celebration of the full moon. Enjoy a night of live music with Troy singer-songwriter Olivia Quillio, an exciting beer re-release of Freshy Hoppy Lager and a one-night-only pizza special.
@ Rare Form Brewing Co., Troy | 7 PM
Presented by the NYS Writers Institute, this author talk and Q&A with Damon Young explores his new book, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker” (2019), about surviving in a world where “existing while Black is an extreme sport.”
@ University at Albany Campus Center-West Auditorium | 7:30 PM
Haley Moley, Bare Mattress, NXNES vs Madeline Darby
Whew, what a lineup. Local experimental, new wave/post punk, synth pop and electronic from Ballston Spa, Albany and Troy.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
10th Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival
This family-friendly winter tradition brings ice artists to the streets, where you can watch as they create temporal works of art. The completed works of art will be on illuminated display during Arts Night Out.
@ Downtown Northampton, Mass. | 9 AM
Once a month, in-home caregivers and individuals with dementia, early stages of Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive challenges can participate in a free visit to The Hyde. A museum educator will lead a conversation about an individual work of art and lead an art-making activity that encourages social interaction and communication. RSVP by contacting Keri Dudek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 792-1761 ext. 317.
@ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | 2 PM
One of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America, The Flurry draws roughly 4,500 attendees and 400 performers every year.
@ Saratoga Springs City Center | Feb. 14-16 | $8-$110
PechaKucha Night, Vol. 24
In this night of short talks, presenters show 20 images for exactly 20 seconds per image.
This iteration of PechaKucha includes butterfly enthusiast Harriet Jaffe, inspirational juggler Jud Eson, artist and gallery director Pilar Arthur-Snead, Chair Voter Services at League of Women Voters Andy Lee, artist Danny Goodwin and author Edward Schwarzchild of “Job Security: Security Workers Talk About the Parts of Their Jobs They Can Talk About and How They Feel About the Parts They Can’t Talk About” and more.
@ Opalka Gallery, Albany | 6:30 PM
Get up to get down. The Vermont-based rock band Twiddle has built an impressive resume spanning Red Rocks to Bonnaroo and looks forward to the upcoming release of the second half of their third studio album, PLUMP. Award-winning Capital Region band Wild Adriatic and Boston prog-rockers Strange Machines will open.
@ The Palace, Albany | 7:30 PM | $36
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
The Little Book House has been designated as a new host store for the nationally known Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs. This first meeting will be an informal meet-and-greet to get to know one another, talk books and choose a book for the first official meeting, set for March.
@ The Little Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany | 11 AM
Directed by Mimi O’Neill, enjoy this celebration of the songs of Stephen Foster, Amy Beach, Spirituals and Scott Joplin featuring the Ten Broeck Triangle Vocal Studio Singers Ensemble. The show also includes an immersion of the poetry of the 1820s-1920s, presented by John O’Neill, showing highlights from the Ten Broeck Mansion’s art collection. Snow date: Feb. 16.
@ Ten Broek Mansion, Albany | 1:30 PM | $5
Half Moon 7-Year Anniversary Party with Loboko and DJ modrums
Congolese dance band Loboko, featuring young star Yohni Djungu-Sungu, is post-soukous dance punk–a wall of fiery guitars, pounding bass and drums and animated vocals. modrums (Morgan Greenstreet) is a drummer, DJ, journalist and radio producer based in New York City whose music collection is shaped by his frequent travels through Europe, West Africa and the Caribbean.
@ The Half Moon, Hudson | 7 PM
A lineup of bands, curated by The Pom Pom Girls, ranging from punk veterans to newcomers. Drug Bile (punk from Catskill), Super Always (noise punk), Sonic Blue (modern rock from White Plains), Nine Votes Short (skate punk from Albany) and Dark Hippie (Psychedelic sludgy stoner metal from New Paltz) are just a few making up the bill that will feature something for everybody to enjoy. Don’t forget to dress up!
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 7 PM | $5
The LA-based pop band known for their hit single “My Type” is on the road for their Motion Picture Show North American tour. The band released their most recent EP in 2009, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1, as part of what will be a three-part release culminating in a full studio album.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 7 PM | $22
The South African comedian and host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central brings his “Loud and Clear” tour to town.
@ Times Union Center, Albany | 7:30 PM | $39.50-$95
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
Price Chopper presents this showcase of some of the best step teams from the Capital Region and beyond for an afternoon of high energy performances featuring highly organized and fast-paced choreography. The program will also celebrate step dancing’s concepts and themes of identity, culture, environment and society, why these organizations came about and why they still exist today.
@ The Palace Theatre, Albany | 5 PM | $26