Forget the snow and the cold. Warm up with a good show, find inspiration in art and the spoken word. Consider ending your week on Friday with us at Pint Sized in Albany as we spin an eclectic mix of our favorite tunes, local and otherwise. We might even have a few preview copies of our March issue to get you thinking about spring.


Illuminate: Growth

Illuminate Theatre presents 10 actors and actresses and their stories of how they changed and grew over the last year.

@ Youth FX, Albany | 8 PM | Suggested donation of $5-$10


Elisabeth Corrin Maurus brings her undeniable country-folk stylings to The Hollow. Her latest album Castles has been praised as juxtaposing a pop sensibility with raw and open emotion.

@ The Hollow, Albany | 8 PM | $18


Beatles’ 1969 Rooftop Concert Tribute

Troy Music Academy will perform a short set of Beatles covers on the outdoor staircase terrace of the Atrium to recreate the rooftop performance that took place Jan. 30, 1969.

@ Troy Atrium | noon | Free

The Troy Poetry Mission

The multimedia open mic for poetry and spoken word returns Jan. 30, with featured poet Noah David Roberts.

@ Elixir 16, Troy | 7:30 PM | Suggested donation of $3

Young The Giant, Sure Sure

The alt-rock band is back for their Mirror Master tour with LA indie-pop quartet Sure Sure.

@ Palace Theatre, Albany | 8 PM | $25-$40


Artist and Curator Talk: ‘A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas’

Curator Pilar Tompkins Rivas and artists Pablo Helguera and Martine Gutierrez will discuss the new exhibit, open until June 16, which features works by American and Latin American artists tackling and questioning issues—such as cultural identity and a sense of place—surrounding colonialism and postcolonialism in North and South America.

@ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady | 5:30 PM | Free


These recently-reformed art-rock stalwarts released their new album Palms on Epitaph late last year. The band’s 10th album veers darker and rawer than previous efforts.

@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $20

Whitney Hubbs at The Clark

Hubbs will discuss gender, the history of photography, and the landscape of the body and spectatorship. Her work focuses on investigating how the photographic canon leaves out the female perspective and lends more credence to the male perspective.

@ The Clark, MA | 2 PM | Free


Pop-up exhibit: Tina Lincer

See works by the local writer and painter that include still life and abstract depictions of flowers, landscapes and more.

@ 3Fish Coffee, Albany | 5 PM | Free

Charles O’more

This amazing singer-songwriter can pick out your heart by opening his mouth. He’ll perform his latest EP Eternal as part of the Rensselaer Union’s celebration of Black History Month.

@ Rensselaer Union Clubhouse | 8 PM | Free

A Night of Poetry: Featuring Local Poets and Special Guests

The Electric City Barn presents a night of local poets featuring Caroline Bardwell, Noah Kucij and Sarah Giragosian.

@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 8 PM  | Free, donations welcome

Pass The Aux: With The Collaborative

The Collaborative editors David Howard King and Katie Cusack present some of their favorite tunes as you sip some craft brews.

@ Pint Sized Albany | 8 PM | Free