Wine Lips, TOP Nachos, Tongues of Fire
Super Dark Collective brings you gratis punk tunes from every which way this Monday. Toronto garage punk trio Wine Lips just released their full-length album Stressor in February, New Paltz “goof punk” duo TOP Nachos released DANK SIDE OF THE MOON in late 2018 and Asheville, NC’s “post-punk indie warriors” Tongues of Fire will bring the heat. Their new project Everyone Hates Us dropped March 1 via Godless America Records.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 10 PM | Free

Ariana Grande
We all know that Grande can really sing. She’s also unafraid to speak up about issues that matter. Most importantly, she can write a infectious pop tunes that make you want to dance.
@The Times Union Center, Albany | 8 PM | $75-$274

Katherine Bernhardt, GOLD
This is the first week you can check out Katherine Bernhardt’s amazing expressionistic interpretations of The Pink Panther at Art Omi. This Brooklyn-based artist is known for her collaborations and work in the fashion world.
@ Art Omi, Ghent | March 16-May 18  

ADCo 3rd Annual Cocktail Competition
Your favorite local bartenders will be slinging their most delicious and innovative cocktails using local products from Albany Distilling Company. Cheer them on and try some samples.
@ Flatbread Social, Saratoga Springs | 7 PM | Free


Brass Tacks feat. Ian Macks
The poetry and spoken word open mic series continues, led this week by Ian Macks. The Troy-by-NYC poet has been frequenting open mic and poetry events around the Capital Region since the release of his 2014 book “A Loss and Gain of Comfort.”
@ The Low Beat, Albany | open mic sign-up 7 PM, open mic 7:30 PM | Free

BYO Crit
Bring your recently finished or in-process works of any and all mediums to display on the gallery walls to discuss your progress with, and lend constructive criticism to, fellow artists and arts professionals. No registration is necessary but there is a two-piece limit per artist for time and space.
@ Collar Works, Troy | 6 PM | Free


Fleetwood Mac
The legendary rock band in the flesh.
@ Times Union Center, Albany | 5 PM | Tickets start at $99

Art and Soul Workshop
Paint, create and meditate at this liquid pour painting workshop in which you will create an 8”x10” painting on stretched canvas and a matching glass pendant self-love coaching and meditation.
@ Mt. Ida Preservation Hall, Troy | 6 PM | $39-$49

“Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality”
This documentary spans the legendary artist’s lifetime from 1929, in which Dalí met his muse Gala and joined the Surrealists, to the his death in 1989. Follow Dalí in his work to Paris and New York as well as his hometown of Figueres, his workshop in Port Lligat and the medieval castle of Púbol he gifted to Gala.
@ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany | 7 PM | $15


Poetry in Movement
A six week course exploring cross-genre collaboration. explore cross-genre collaboration. Poets are given prompts to polish their writing and performative reading skills while dancers learn to interpret words through physical expression. Artists of all experience levels are welcome to attend, as are drop-ins who cannot commit to the full six weeks (March 14-April 18). Visit for more information.
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM

A dark comedy about the Playboy Mansion of Playboy Mansion of our dreams and nightmares. Written and directed by Kallan Dana (Skidmore ‘19), the play follows a disturbed Hugh Hefner who realizes his mansion is haunted by ghosts, his Playboy Bunnies are acting suspicious and kids are keeping secrets.
@ Skidmore College Theatre, Saratoga Springs | Running through Saturday, March 23, 7 PM | Contact for ticket information


Carlos Casas’ “Sanctuary”
Nga, an old elephant, and Sanra, his mahout, are stalked by poachers who begin to mysteriously drop dead. The film will be accompanied by like ambisonics, wavefield synthesis and infrasound to provide an intense sensory experience.
@ EMPAC, Troy | 7:30 PM | $13-$18, $6 for students

Silent Disco!
The Undergraduate Council is partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY for this silent disco to help raise awareness about epilepsy. Come dance for a good cause.
@ McNeil Room at Rensselaer Union, Troy | 8 PM

“I Loved Lucy”
Bridge Street Theatre presents Charles Busch as Lucille Ball in Lee Tannen’s dramatic adaptation of the memoir about his relationship with Ball during the last years of her life.
@ Bridge Street
Theatre, Catskill | 7:30 PM | $40-$50


Call for art: “The Family Showcase” at The National Bottle Museum
This show is open to two or more local artists from the same family creating work in a collaboration or as a pair/ group. Art in any medium and size is acceptable and must be subitted as ready to hang or display in the gallery at The National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa. “The Family Showcase” is on display April 5-May 18 and costs $30 per family for up to six pieces of art. The National Bottle Museum will take 30 percent commission on all sales. Art may be submitted until March 30, 4 PM.

Call for original work by local playwrights for Confetti Fest
The original short play festival by Confetti Stage seeks to develop and highlight local playwriting talents and is currently accepting sumissions to be considered for a play development process and the 15th annual festival in October. All work must be submitted or postmarked no later than March 31 to or to:

Confetti Stage, Inc.
Confetti Fest 15
67 Corning Place
Albany, NY 12207

Playwrights will be notified in June if their work has been accepted and should be prepared to make arrangements with the playwright peer to start the development process.


  • An original work by a playwright currently local to the Capital Region (works that have NOT been previously produced are encouraged) that is less than 30 minutes long. Judges will read selected plays out loud to ensure that they do not go over that limit. If your play does go over, agreeing to shorten the length before auditions will be mandatory to your play’s acceptance. Confetti Stage reserves the right to eliminate a play from the festival if this guideline is not followed.
  • Separate from the previous guideline, we will be working to keep the entire length of the festival in check. In cases where the total performance time needs to be shortened, all playwrights will be encouraged to work with their playwright peer in finding ways to trim
  • Typed In 12-pt, Times New Roman font and must be applicable to the Confetti Stage mission statement: Our mission is to celebrate the diversities of human experience through thought-provoking, challenging productions.  We foster creative expression in a collaborative, inclusive environment that engages the Capital Region community.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted, but please make a separate submission for each script
  • Please include, on a separate cover page OR in your submission email:
  • Playwright’s contact information, including name, email address, local address, and phone number
  • The following statement: “By submitting [title of play] by [playwright’s name] for consideration, I am agreeing to actively participate in the Confetti Fest 15 script development and revision process before the start of rehearsals.  I understand that if I cannot or do not actively participate in play development, the play may be removed from the festival lineup.”
  • Please include with the copy of your script: A brief synopsis of your play (100 words max.; think what you’d like publicity for your play to say), its estimated running time, character breakdown, set and scene descriptions, tech requirements (include lighting, sound, costume, prop/scenery requirements) and any previous workshop or production history.
  • *Please do NOT include your name or any other identifying information in the body of your script*

For questions and additional information, contact

Call for art: In-faux-structures at Opalka Gallery
This exhibition aims to spread awareness of inequities related to infrastructure, its planning, its building, and its public face. The project is open to  all forms of media as well as both new and existing work. Proposals for site-specific and related projects—including projects outside the gallery and expanding into the community—are encouraged, as are collaborations responding to social, emotional or physical issues related to infrastructure. Collaborations may include other artists, people working in the trades, engineers, architects, poets, social activists and more. Opalka welcome humor, irony and creative interpretations and has prepared a Google Doc for those interested in collaborative projects. Email a request for access to:

Proposals must be submitted by midnight April 1 to and should respond to the following or related ideas:

  • The planning and/ or naming of infrastructure
  • Connection (physical, social, etc.)
  • The relationship of power to gender, racial, or other identities
  • “Fixing” problems related to structures
  • The maintenance of infrastructure
  • Erosion of infrastructure
  • Reimagining existing structures or networks


Documents should be compiled into one PDF document; please include the last name of the lead applicant in the file name of the attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions must include

  • Name(s) of artist/participant
  • Statement of Purpose or Artist Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Project Description: No more than one page description of your proposed project. *Note if the artwork is intended for indoor or outdoor installation.
  • Project budget
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references able to speak to your participation in a collaborative setting. *References will only be contacted if your project advances to the semi-finalist round.
  • Up to 6 work samples/images. You may include video samples (2 minutes max, total). *Work should demonstrate the proposed concept.