Above: “Zama” at EMPAC, Troy on Thursday, Feb. 28.


The Kooks with Barns Courtney
The English indie rock band released their latest album Let’s Go Sunshine in August 2018. They’ll be joined by English-American singer-songwriter Barns Courtney who recently released his single “99.”
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $28

Greet Death, Trench, Rotary Ghost
It’s Super Dark Monday in Saratoga. Greet Death brings the pop-rock out of Flint, Mich., Trench supplies Syracuse rock tunes and local indie-pop/post-punk group Rotary Ghost will treat you to some “sapphire swamp music.”
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 10 PM | Free

‘The Big Sleep’ 
Escape the brutal wind with the warm embrace of this classic crime noir. Trust us kid, if you haven’t seen Bogart and Hepburn bring this 1934 Raymond Chandler novel to life you just ain’t treating yourself right.
@ The Palace Theatre, Albany | 7 PM | $5

Sally Helgesen, Author of ‘How Women Rise’
Forbes called Helgesen the “the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership.” She’ll be discussing her new book at two New York State Writers Institute events today. Visit the NYSWI site for registration details and event locations.
@ University at Albany | First event 4:15 PM, second event 7:30 PM | Free



20th Annual African-American Film Forum: ‘Profiled’
This documentary follows the mothers of murdered Black and Latino youth—such as Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray—with a special focus on those murdered by the NYPD. The film addresses racial profiling and police brutality, placing them within a historical context of the roots of racism in America.
@ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls | 6:30 PM | Free

The Front Parlor: Love Stories
The monthly open mic storytelling series invites you to share any type of love story you’d like, to warm our February hearts: “Childhood love for your blankie, your tween love for that cute boy in math class, the surprising, melting, overwhelming love for a brand-new infant, the all-consuming love of your dog Rufus, the confounding journey towards love for an enemy–all love stories are welcome.”
@ Ale House, Troy | 7:30 PM | Free

Nine Pin Five Year Anniversary Party
Today’s art show kicks off a weeklong celebration of the local farm cidery.
@ Nine Pin Cider, Albany | 2 PM | Free



Small Works 2019
An annual juried art show of small pieces (12 in. and under) by artists around the world on display through March 16.
@ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls | noon | Free

Poetry Noir
For this dark night of prose hosted by the Troy Poetry Mission, bring your darkest work–or a dark piece by an admired writer. You’re invited to dress the part.
@ Elixir16, Troy | 7:30 PM | $3 suggested donation

Whole Grain: ‘Milford Graves Full Mantis’
A screening of filmmaker Jake Meginsky’s documentary about renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his creative process and musical career.
@ Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs | 6 PM | Free



Public Reception: ‘In Ply’
Meet the artists who manipulated and designed the skate decks, watch (or join in with) local skaters using the indoor skate ramp and stay for the Super Dark Collective punk show featuring Wet Specimens, Mystery Girl and Eternal Crimes at 8:30 PM.
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM | Free

Short Shadows: Leaving Traces
The Short Shadows film series will continue this evening with three features exploring narratives erased by colonialism and misogyny. Clarissa Tossin’s “Ch’u Mayaa” reveals the pervasive Mayan influence on iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House using frames of movement by choreographer Crystal Sepúlveda cast over the Wright’s appropriated motifs. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ “Sangre Seca” has poet Maria Rivera reciting her poem “Oscuro” overlaying images of the March 8, 2017 Mexico City protest against patriarchy and misogyny. Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel’s eponymous adaptation of the 1956 novel “Zama” by Antonio di Benedetto on the subjugation of 18th century Spanish colonial governance in South America.
@ EMPAC, Troy | 7 PM | $6

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Help this world-renowned orchestra pay tribute to 100 years of Leonard Bernstein.
@Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy | 7:30 PM | $50, $45

Tim Meadows
A Saturday Night Live veteran and comedy legend.
@ Comedy Works, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 PM | $10



‘The Philosophy of Race’
The Oasis presents this feature documentary premiere of “The Philosophy of Race,” a project by Alycia Bacon filmed by Laura Baboulis. The screening will be followed by a project presentation of Bacon’s work and an audience discussion.
@ The Bull Moose Club, Albany | 3:30 PM | Free

Artist Talks: PechaKucha
Twenty images will be shown for 20 second each in this short talk session featuring artists such as surrealist Frank Robinson, guitarist Scott Collins (“Lessons Learned from The Practice Room”), Laura Christiansen (“THEN AGAIN: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty Writers”), Natasha Holmes (“On Ephemera”), Sarah Sweeney (“Reimaging Erica”), maker and STEAM educator Kathy Ceceri (“How I (Finally) Learned to Program”), writer Amy Halloran (“THE NEW BREAD BASKET: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf”), graphic designer Eleazar Hernandez, Francesca Pardi and Emily Obuya.
@ Opalka Gallery, Albany | 6:30 PM | Free

Jocelyn And Chris Album Release Party
The duo will celebrate the release of their album The Fun in the Night with special guest Ruby Dear.
@ Jupiter Hall, Albany | 8 PM | $15

Violinist Daniel D
The Cultural Coalescence Initiative–an organization focused on bridging the gap between traditional, classical music and modern genres–present’s Daniel D’s violin performance of jazz, hip hop, gospel and rock accompanied by a DJ and live band.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 8 PM | $34.50

CUE MVMT Dance Party
A dance party hosted by Collectiveffort and chll.scty led by DJ Intell Hayesfield, poetik and Chill Smith Collective.
@ Lucas Confectionery, Troy | 10 PM | Free



Audition: Theater Voices production of Frank D. Gilroy’s ‘The Subject Was Roses’
Actor will perform a staged reading to audition for this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama about family, war and trauma. Rehearsals begin March 18 with performances running April 12-14. For more information, email info@theatrevoices.org.
@ Steamer 10 Theatre, Albany | Feb. 26, 7-9 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.

Call for makers: Tulip Fest in Albany
Applications for food, art and craft vendors at the Tulip Festival in Washington Park, Albany are open until March 1. Applicants must submit to the Cultural Affairs Office in Albany. All applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel of jurors. For more information, email vendor@albanyny.gov or call the Cultural Affairs Office at (518) 434-5416.

Call for makers: The Half Moon Market in Albany
Applications (with a $15 fee) for the fourth annual Half Moon Market are being accepted until March 4. The market is only open to makers representing themselves and designers who work directly with a craftsperson to ethically produce handmade goods and will take place from April 27-28 at the Washington Park Lake House in Albany. Applicants will be notified by March 13. For more information, email hello@thehalfmoonmarket.com.

Call for designers: Fashion Under the Stars: DNA
Formerly known as Albany Fashion Week, Fashion Under the Stars: DNA  is seeking local fashion designers to showcase their work in the outdoor show in Steuben Alley, Albany on May 18. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8.  For questions, contact Daniel Mozzes at danielmozzes@gmail.com or (518) 729-6024.