Above: Bahar Behbahani, We Were Missing A Present, Performance Installation, 2019. Photo: Courtesy the artist and EMPAC.
First of all, what a massive Troy Night Out this Friday will be. With so much to see and do, we hope you don’t exhaust yourselves. For the rest of the weekend, enjoy an eclectic selection of live music or explore the ins and outs of the Hudson Valley gaming scene in Albany on Saturday. Honestly, why not both? On Sunday, stock up on brunch, ballet and blues. It’s gonna be a good one, folks.
Troy Night Out featuring Burly and Blue Ranger
Chill out with a beer and hefty serving of local indie rock. See what you’re getting into by watching the latest installment of Three Songs… featuring Blue Ranger.
@ Rare Form Brewing, Troy | 8 PM
Artist Reception: The Cairns by Rhea Nowak
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. Above: Jon Wang, From it’s Mouth Came a River of High-end Residential Appliances (2018). Courtesy the artist and EMPAC.
@ 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
Troy Kitchen Three-Year Anniversary Party and Interactive Pop-Up Museum
The Congress Street food court and event space has transformed into a multi-installation, interactive pop-up museum that includes swings, a kissing booth and a Basquiat-inspired punching bag.
@ Troy Kitchen | 7 PM | Free
‘Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical Experience’
Based on the classic cult film (and of course, the original novel “Les Liasions Dangereuses”), this production’s soundtrack will include hits by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and Britney Spears.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 8 PM | $20-$65
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
Hudson Valley Gamer Conference
This expo will highlight the local video gaming culture, bringing together fans of e-sports, casual gamers, and developers. Vendors and developers will display their wares.
@ Albany Capital Center, Albany | March 30-March 31. Doors at 8:30 AM both days. | $20 students, $40 adults.
The New York Theatre Ballet presents “Cinderella”
The pages of this classic tale come to life through colorful costume and choreography.
@ The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany | March 31, 3 PM | $20, adults admitted free with children
Funky Fresh at Nighthawks
Chef Josh David takes over the kitchen and serves up a Portuguese-inspired menu. Funk music from the 70s will set the mood. Reservations and walk-ins welcome.
@ Nighthawks, Troy | 5 PM | prix fixe and a la cart options
Coco Montoya & Tinsley Ellis
These two blues tinged guitar heros are set to bring some raw soul to the stage at Caffe Lena.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | March 31. Doors at 7 PM. $45