MONDAY, MARCH 2
Speaking of Climate: Being, Thinking, & Moving
This public, interdisciplinary panel discussion on climate change is led by dance artist Jody Sperling, (above) whose work seeks to bridge the gap between human and nature, art and science, mind and body. Sperling will be joined by Alice Bradley, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Nicole Brown, Assistant Professor of Classics, and Shanti Pillai, Assistant Professor of Theatre. The unique perspectives of the panelists will reflect upon the existential threat that climate change poses to our way of being, and how we may enact change through our work. What are the pathways to moving past despair and apathy and toward action?
@ 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown, Mass. | 6 PM | Free
The Western Den, Olivia Barton, Bear Grass
Boston-based duo The Western Den are known for their hauntingly beautiful harmonies. Paired well with opening performers Olivia Barton, out of Orlando, and Troy’s own Bear Grass, this show is sure to give you that warm fuzzy feeling.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 PM | $5-$10 suggested donation
Open Mic Night
At this weekly open mic session, you are welcome to use the venue’s Yamaha studio upright acoustic piano or acoustic Martin guitar. They can play your MP3 backing track through the sound system and you are welcome to bring amps and drums (set up and break down is part of your 10 minute performance time.)
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 7 PM | $3 suggested donation
Poetic Vibe’s own D. Colin is the featured poet for tonight’s open mic poetry gathering. The poet, performer, visual artist and educator is also the author of “Dreaming in Kreyol” and “Said the Swing to the Hoop.” She is a Cave Canem, VONA and New York State Writers Institute fellow.
@ Troy Kitchen | 7 PM | Free
Schenectady Pinball League – Winter League Week 2
Check out the second week of Schenectady Pinball League’s Three Strike tournament. All fees go towards prizes and IFPA charges.
@ Cafe Coffee, Schenectady | 7 PM | $2 buy in, $10 league fee
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
Power Breakfast #155: Turning Stressful Work Relationships Around
Jessica Wayde Coles, co-founder of the Power Breakfast Club, special education teacher, school improvement specialist, and doctoral research fellow will facilitate a conversation about the different types of stressors at work that frequently contribute to a hostile work environment. She will share tips about navigating PWI work spaces, setting boundaries, power dynamics and also touch on how employers can be poverty conscious, anti-racist and solo-mother friendly. As always be prepared to share your goals and intentions for the week.
@ IgniteU NY, Troy | 6:30 AM | Free
Art Lecture: Thom Mayne of Morphosis
Mayne is the founding principal of Morphosis, a global design firm engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design since 1972. Based in New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai, their work represents a broad variety of scales and typologies, from civic projects, schools, and museums to commercial towers and city planning worldwide.
@ EMPAC, Troy | 6 PM
Physical Therapy: A Healing Arts Workshop
In this stress-relieving plant-decorating workshop led by artist Becca Van K. participants will have an opportunity to channel their emotions into a creative practice. A potted plant, fabric, jewelry and other materials will be provided for you to decorate and personify your very own plant on the mezzanine in “Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees.” Space is limited to 25 participants. To guarantee a spot in the workshop, RSVP in person at the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk, or call 518-580-8080.
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery | 6 PM | Free
Fine Grain, Haley Moley, Steve Hammond & His Rabid Children
A triple threat of pop, rock and noise on the floor of the Troy brewery.
@ Rare Form Brewing Co., Troy | 7 PM | Free
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
Art Lecture: ‘Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint’
This lecture by guest speaker Cynthia Hawkins, Ph.D. will include Dox Thrash’s art training, his work at the Philadelphia WPA and his rendering of images of African American life in Georgia and Philadelphia.
@ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | 2 PM | Free with museum admission
Local Color: North Adams Project Artists
MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists (A4A) program offers grants and professional support to creatives who choose to make North Adams their home. Hear from four visual artists, Eric Reinemann, Ashley Strazzinski, Jon Verney and Ashley Williams, who have recently joined the A4A program about their creative work and their experience in the Berkshires.
@ TOURISTS Welcome, North Adams, Mass. | 5:30 PM
The Lift Series: Organ Colossal
The Music Hall’s new Lift Series, consisting of new, independent musical performances, will feature this all-local collective of composers and songwriters Mary Jane Leach, Julia Alsarraf, Patrick Burke, Sam Torres, and Pauline Oliveros. The performers will present contemporary chamber music, reimaginings of songs by Alsarraf and the deep listening music of Oliveros.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 6 PM | $15
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Clubs of Greater Glens Falls
Using collections from The Folklife Center archives, including pamphlets, programs, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and cookbooks, this exhibition curated by librarian/historian Tisha Dolton focuses on local women’s clubs and their ties to the Woman Suffrage Movement. “Beyond Suffrage” is the sister exhibition to “Woman Suffrage in Warren & Washington Counties: 1883-1917” on view now at Warren County Historical Society.
@ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls | 5 PM | Free
Make and Marg
Grab a $5 Margarita and make three color block hanging planters with Bash Parties. All supplies (three rope plant hangers and three white plastic plant holders) and instruction included in price. Plenty of colors will be available to choose from.
@ Franklin Alley Social Club, Troy | 6 PM | $25
Murder Mystery Tour
Art in the Public Eye’s themed mystery tour of Hyde House is back. Join the detective and tour guide as they investigate a colorful cast of suspects and explore the history of Hyde House artworks. Register by contacting Sue at (518) 792-1761, ext. 350, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
@ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | 6 PM | $15 members, $20 non-members
Saratoga Art Pantry Launch Party
Saratoga Art Pantry is an initiative created by Transitional Services Association (TSA) – A place to collect and store art supplies in an effort to advance art therapy in Saratoga County. But there is a challenge: the pantry is empty and money and supplies are needed. The organization will be collecting donations and displaying art pieces from our residents at the launch party.
@ Transitional Services Association, Saratoga | 6 PM | Free
Female Auteurs: ‘Morvern Callar’
The gallery’s new, free film series Female Auteurs–a selection of contemporary films written by, directed by, and starring women–starts off with the 2002 “moody and mysterious character study,” “Morvern Callar,” directed and co-written by Lynne Ramsay (“You Were Never Really Here,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”). A group discussion on the film will follow the screening.
@ Opalka Gallery, Albany | 7 PM | Free
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Artist Reception: Willow Home and Photography
Arin of Willow Photography LLC will be displaying framed prints from her Gallery on the walls at the shop, which will be available for purchase, in addition to her unique, handmade household items, including wall art, decorative pieces and refinished furniture pieces.
@ Storied Coffee, Scotia | 5 PM
Horse Apples, Madeline Darby, Ben Miller
Albany’s ambient, improvisational act Horse Apples will play with Troy experimental electronic artist Madeline Darby and noise artist Ben Miller, who is currently on tour throughout the northeast.
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 8 PM
Caroline Rose with GOOD BABY
Don’t miss the energetic indie rocker, on tour for her latest album Superstar (March 6), with GOOD BABY.
@ The Hollow, Albany | 9 PM | $20-$22
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
‘After the Storm’: Works by Kristen DeFontes
A rare solo exhibition featuring the work of local artist Kristen DeFontes, who uses construction debris, stone, natural wood and cast bronze elements to create sculptures that consider the effects of not only Hurricane Irene, the storm that devastated her county, but also personal familial conflicts and broader environmental issues.
@ Create Council on the Arts, Catskill | 12 PM
9th Annual Festival of Barrels
It’s the ninth year of ADK Brewery’s beer festival, featuring exclusively barrel-aged beer, cider, wine and more from throughout the Northeast, the country and even Europe. Enjoy live music, a huge bonfire, fireworks, a ‘burning man’ statue, multiple BBQ food stations, free snacks and more.
@ Adirondack Pub and Brewery, Lake George | 1 PM | $50-$60
Geology, Landscape, and the Iroquois Homeland
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the landscape the Iroquois peoples made their home.It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses, settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture and key natural resources. Curator of Sedimentary Rocks at the New York State Museum, Chuck Ver Straeten, investigates the Devonian Period, c. 400 million years ago and will share his studies with museum-goers. .
@ Schenectady County Historical Society | 2 PM | $5, Free for members
2020 Glens Falls Brewfest
The 11th annual brewfest—featuring wines, ciders and beers from around local, regional and some national breweries like Argyle Brewing, Allagash, Artisanal, Brown’s, Bell’s, Common Roots, Cooperstown and more—will include live music from Saratoga Strings Band and special designated driver tickets.
@ Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls | 4 PM | $45-$99
Opening Reception: Mary Ann Van Alstyne
Van Alstyne will exhibit her unique monotype prints, made by applying ink or pigment to a smooth substrate surface (typically a gelli plate). In this medium, color can be rolled, brushed on, or otherwise applied and then further manipulated and added to before pressing a paper on it to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
@ Schenectady Trading Company | 4:30 PM | Free
Youth Visions Exhibition Reception
North Country ARTS’ 10th annual juried high school art show will be on display through March 14. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists at this reception.
@ The Shirt Gallery – Suite #114, Glens Falls | 5 PM | Free
10th Annual SPAC Winter Ball
This year’s theme is “The Future is Now,” building an “experiential new realm” complete with live music and dancing with Grand Central Station Band, celestial-themed cocktails, gourmet food from Mazzone, a futuristic photo booth and more. Guests are invited to dress in formal attire inspired by modern design.
@ SPAC, Saratoga | 7 PM | $150
Diversity Disco with DJ Tedd Patterson
An after-party for the Catskill Diversity March featuring world-renowned House DJ Tedd Patterson, whose edits of Black Science Orchestra, Alicia Keys, and Bjork have gained cult status in the house underground. His distinctive sound has earned him not only a huge, global fan base but also a career of impressive breadth and longevity. He has headlined Ministry of Sound in London, Pacha in Ibiza, and Panorama Bar in Berlin.
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 7:30 PM | Free
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
‘Art in Food and Food in Art’: A Talk by Peter G. Rose
A presentation on food and drink seen in the art of the 17th century Dutch Masters–such as Jan Steen, Adriaen van Ostade, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Pieter Claesz and Harmen van Steenwijck–and their relevance to the American kitchen today. The talk explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago and how these foods were changed and adapted under new circumstances.
@ New York State Museum, Albany | 1 PM | Free
The Marvelous Marquise Family Circus
The Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) presents a unique family unlike any other you’ve met before, starring the acrobats and juggling students from Philadelphia’s Circadium School of Contemporary Circus.
@ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga | 2 PM | $10
Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Artist Carol Coogan will offer insights on drawing techniques and observational skills and will be on hand for personal guidance as you complete your drawings. Participants will be provided with a small student grade sketchbook or may choose to bring their own. Basic drawing materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only pencils are allowed in the museum galleries.
@ Albany Institute of History and Art | 2 PM | $15 members, $20 non-members