Phangs at Superior Merchandise

Dream-pop mastermind Jake Germany brings his new blissed-out project Phangs to the SMCO. patio. What a great way to decompress after launching back into the work week.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 PM | Free


Stacey Robinson Artist Talk at Opalka Gallery

Let Albany-born artist Stacey Robinson bring you into her world of “Black Utopias” decolonized spaces realized by the art and protest movements of other black visionaries.
@Opalka Gallery, Albany | 6:30 PM | Free


“Off The Shelf”

A site-specific theatre piece that examines the life and character of a museum’s permanent collection co-created by Professor of Theater Carolyn Anderson and Theater Department Artistic Director Garett Wilson in collaboration with theater students and Tang staff members.All tickets have been reserved but visitors who arrive before each performance can add their names to a waiting list to be admitted in place of no-shows. Showings of “Off The Shelf continue through Friday, March 29.
@ The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs | 8:30 PM | Free


Rochman Record Club Listening Party: Deep Purple “Machine Head”

Take a deep dive into a the influential heavy metal album that produced “Smoke on the Wate” and “Space Truckin” with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian.
@ The Linda, Albany | 7:30 PM | $10

Feminism in Art: “The Box Lunch” & Beyond

In this illustrated talk by Maria Manhattan, the artist discusses her 1980s art exhibition “The Box Lunch,” a response to Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking feminist work “The Dinner Party,” (Brooklyn Museum). When “The Dinner Party” debuted in San Francisco in 1979, Manhattan created a parody expanding on Chicago’s ideas, featuring tributes to women from pop culture including Lucy Ricardo, Betty Crocker, Lot’s Wife, Auntie Mame and the First Avon Lady. The talk will be followed by a discussion surrounding the ways women have been seen in art–and have utilized art on behalf of feminism–and how art throughout history has been determined by the male gaze.
@ Hudson Area Library, Hudson | 6 PM | Free


Artist Reception: The Cairns by Rhea Nowak (pictured)

Nowak combines mark making with photo-based images using traditional and contemporary etching techniques to develop a lexicon of signs, symbols and glyphs.
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM

Short Shadows: Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang

New York-based artists and filmmakers Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang build on a moving image series with elements of performance, painting, and architecture. The work tackles the themes and processes of displacement and longing.
@EMPAC, Troy | 7 PM | $6

Taina Asili “Reilencia” Release Party

Join activist-singer/songwriter Taina Asili as she celebrates the release of her new album and her birthday.
@Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy | 7 PM | Free


Soundcloud rapper Smokepurpp has collaborated with notable hip hop artists such as Migos’ Offset, Chief Keef, Juicy J and Travis Scott over the course of his young career so far. In a recent SXSW interview with Nardwuar he announced upcoming projects Sound of Space and Deadstar 2.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $30


Bear Grass, Billy Wylder, Olivia Quillio

Katie Hammon’s powerful voice that powers the folk/trip hop of Troy’s Bear Grass is reason enough to show up for this one but Billy Wylder and Olivia Quillio make it a can’t-miss show.
@ The Hollow+Bar and Kitchen, Albany | 8 PM | $12

Home Body, Haley Moley, The Machine That Wouldn’t Die

Super Dark Collective takes over Savoy, bringing you electronic “fever pop” from Home Body, Troy’s new-wave synth by Haley Moley and punk rock, sci-fi performance art by TMTWD.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 9 PM | Free