ABOVE: Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro will serenade Umana diners on Valentine’s Day.


Sketches of Influence

Live jazz and a post-show jam session.
@ Lucas Confectionery, Troy | 7 PM | Free



Comedy open mic

Check out what the Albany comedy scene has to offer and maybe even try out some of your own bits. Sign-up starts at 7:30 PM.
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 8 PM | Free

Señor Sway, Coffee & Tea, Safety Meeting

Groovy Tuesdayz presents a lineup of local funk, jazz and surf pop for a snowy winter night.
@ Taylor & Sons Taproom, Saratoga Springs | 9 PM | Free



“Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!”

See the Off-Broadway hit comedy and one-man show based on the New York Times best-seller by John Gray. The fast paced performance couples stand-up comedy and theatre in a series of vignettes on dating, marriage and everything in between.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 7:30 PM | $50

Dr. Dog with The Nude Party

Get down to some fuzzy, ‘60s inspired tunes from the Philly rock band joined by The Nude Party, the bouncy rock crew out of North Carolina who were brought up by Black Lips drummer Oakley Munson.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $20-$25



Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro

Let these two local lovebirds serenade you. Between Asili’s potent vocals and Vaccaro’s classical guitar, you’ll be treated to a truly unique blend of Latin American folk and Spanish flamenco. Call (518) 915-1699 to make your reservation.
@ Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar, Albany | 6 PM | Free

Robert DeLong

The Seattle artist plays with techno-pop, integrating a video game soundtrack feel with radio-friendly beats. Come dance.
@ Jupiter Hall, Albany | 7PM | $20

Onlyness, Pony in the Pancake, Harms

A locally sourced folk-rock love fest featuring Brooklyn synth-pop guest Harms, brought to you by Super Dark Collective.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 9:30 PM | Free




“Schenectady and Me” opening reception

A celebration of accessible art and hometown pride, the “Schenectady and Me” project is a series of over 400 collages made by locals interpreting elements of the city they love. Thanks to a Schenectady Foundation grant and sponsorship from CREATE Community Studios Inc., the collages will be turned into tiles for public sculptural benches.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 5 PM | Free

“Hail Mary” group show

Artists Hideyo Okamura, Madison LaValleem, Michael Tong, Stacy Petty, Susannah Auferoth and Thomas Whittaker Kid will exhibit works in the defunkt confessionals of The Church art space, interpreting the subject of repentance and seven deadly sins.
@ The Church, Troy | 5 PM | Free

“Where There Is A Woman, There Is Magic”

Albany poet and artist D. Colin will host the opening night of this exhibit celebrating black women and the works of author Ntozake Shange.
@ Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady | 6:30 PM | Free

Joey Alexander

The 15-year-old jazz pianist from Bali has already recorded two Grammy-nominated studio albums.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 7:30PM | $34.50-$44.50

Car Seat Headrest with Naked Giants

Will Toledo’s solo endeavor gone full band is one of the most celebrated projects in lo-fi and indie rock. Pitchfork called his 2018 album re-release of the 2011 Twin Fantasy, “a powerful document of teenaged pain and longing.”
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA | 8 PM | $24-$50




Auditions: Schenectady Light Opera Company –  “42nd Street”

SLOC is looking for actors to fill individual character and chorus ensemble roles for this classic play. Actors 15 to 18 years old will be considered for the ensemble roles. Actors should prepare to read from the script and perform 16-32 measures from a Broadway musical of their choosing with their own sheet music and a resume. Due to inclimate weather the second day of auditions are cancelled and new auditions will be held before callbacks Wednesday, Feb. 13. Email info@sloctheatre.org if you absolutely cannot make Monday night auditions to get on the list as they will not be taking walk-ins. For questions, contact director Suzanne Rayome at guyanddoll@hotmail.com or producers Amy Clark & Michael Camelo at aclark@bhbl.org and m.camelo@aol.com.
@ Schenectady Light Opera Company Education Building – 418 Liberty Street, Schenectady | Feb. 11, sign-in 6 PM, auditions 6:30 PM


Call for art: The Chair Show exhibit at Nine Pin Cider

Artists are encouraged to use their preferred medium to transform the vintage wooden school desks at Albany Barn (from its previous life as St. Joseph’s Academy) into unique works of art. They will be displayed and auctioned at Nine Pin Cider in Albany from April 5-7. Email design proposals and questions to casey@albanybarn.org. Read the guidelines here. Chairs can be picked up by accepted artists from Feb. 11-15.


Auditions: Going Dark Productions regional premiere of the Off-Broadway play “Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic” by Matt Cox

Going Dark is looking to actors 18 and older to fill 11 roles, six will play multiple characters. The play will take place at Albany Barn June 28-29 and July 11-13.

For auditions, prepare a silly accent and a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. Sides will be provided.
@ 270 River St. Suite 204, Troy | Feb. 15, 6-8:30 PM; Feb. 16, 2-5 PM; Feb. 17, 10 AM – 1 PM


Call for art: Arlene’s Artist Materials Makers Market

The Albany craft store is holding its first juried makers market on May 11. Eight applicants will be chosen with the help of an advisory committee. Read the guidelines and submit bios and recent work here by Feb. 28, 5 PM.


Call for art: “Arte Natura” exhibit at Limner Gallery, Hudson

The exhibit, running May 9 to June 1, will consist of all forms of art inspired by the natural world “from the realist to the abstract and conceptual.” Read the guidelines and submit work here by Feb. 28.

Have an event or announcement to share? Send information to dking@proctors.org or kcusack@proctors.org.