Albany’s First Friday and Chowder Fest in Saratoga highlight a fairly busy winter weekend. We’ll be hanging out at Pint Sized on Abany’s Lark Street on Friday night, so stop by, say hello, and pick up a copy of our latest issue. 


First Friday Albany

Hop on the Trolley and check out all that Albany has to offer in this celebration of the arts. We’ll be at Pint Sized on Lark Street spinning some of our favorite tracks.

4,000 miles by Amy Herzog

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, Off-Broadway dramatic comedy.

@ Albany Civic Theater Feb 1-17 3PM and 7:30PM | $20 general admission, $10 students

Art Opening: Cathy Frank’s On the Way to the Compost Pile

A gallery of photography and digital painting is on display at theREP in conjunction with the play “Red Maple.” The artist Cathy Frank is an artist, sculptor, performer and former restaurant owner of Cathy’s Waffle Store, located on Lark Street in Albany during the ‘80s.

@ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany | 5:30 PM | Free


Imbolc Riverfire

A multi-disciplinary pagan ritual for adventurous souls. @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson | 3 PM | $25

21st Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

Eat some chowda! Also, Northshire Books is having a sale to coincide with the event. So eat chowda and buy some books!

Burly, Bear Grass and Greg Farley

This lineup of lush and heartwarming local performers will warm you right up in the cozy setting of Elixir 16.

@ Elixir 16, Troy | 8:30 PM | $5

Daby Touré

The Basement Music Series presents this reggae- and pop-infused singer-songwriter whose universal sound has brought him onstage with notable stars like Peter Gabriel, Maxime LeForestier and Skip “Little Axe” McDonald.

@ The Masonic Hall, Bennington VT | 8 PM | $22

Simply Ella With Regina Carter

Virtuoso violinist Regina Carter will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, one hundred years after her birth.

@ Massry Center for the Arts, Albany | 8PM | $35

Spontaneous Broadway

Watch your favorite local actors improve their way through a musical. Lots of audience participation. @MopCo, Schenectady | 8 PM | $6-$15


Thomas Cole & the Birth of American Art

Author Hudson Talbott will discuss his new book  “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art. @Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany| 2 PM | Free

First Sunday Free: Hearth and Home

Enjoy live music, watch fiber artists weave (and use some provided material to make your own art that’s soft to the touch), make some hot cocoa, pick up a sketch pad and self-guide to get creative in the gallery, sit by the digital hearth in the pavilion to write letters to a loved one and more on this free museum day at the Clark exploring the Danish concept of hygge, or coziness.

@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA | 11 AM | Free

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

A film tribute to the fringe fantasy author and feminist whose work addressing gender and identity, challenged the male-dominated literature industry of her time.

@ Time and Space Limited, Hudson | 6 PM | $7-$9