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Open Mic Night at Caffe Lena

Come perform your work at the Caffe’s recognized stage at Open Mic Night! For 30 years, local folks have come out to perform and have been noticed by Metroland Magazine, The Collaborative Magazine, The Saratogian Reader’s Poll and more.

@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 7 PM | Free admission


“A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas”

Questions of culture and civilization are portrayed through this exhibition of works by artists from the United States and Latin America. The exhibition uses methods of video, painting, photography, sculpture and other works on paper to inquire about “place” in contemporary, colonialism and postcolonialism society.

@ Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady | Through April 19 | 10 AM – 6 PM | Free admission

Calligraphy Class

Artist Karen Cummings will lead an interactive calligraphy class welcoming all levels. All materials will be provided at the workshop.

@ Town of Ballston Community Library, Burnt Hills | 6:30 – 8 PM | Free

Open Mic

Come through Sharp Shooters every Tuesday for the All Ages Open Mic Night. Bring whatever you need to perform, and we will provide a full back line and sounds man. Or just bring yourself and enjoy the talent!

@ Sharp Shooters Billiards, Amsterdam | 8 – 11 PM


Plant Night – DIY Haworthia & Amethyst Stone Garden Dish

Join us for a plant and sip night as we create DIY succulent garden dishes. A local artist instructor will be there for guidance, making it super simple to complete your dish!

@ Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | $45 admission

Decorative Easter Eggs

Paint festive, decorative Easter eggs! Everyone will be instructed step-by-step to create beautiful and fun patterns.

@ Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts, Gloversville | 10 AM – 12 PM | $25 studio cost


Knocked Loose

Come support this hardcore punk band from Oldham County, Kentucky, formed in 2013 and currently signed to Pure Noise Records. The band released its first studio album, Laugh Tracks, in 2016.

@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 6:30 PM | General admission starting at $20

Ceramics Class with Suzanna Hunter

Every Thursday from April 18 – May 16, you have a chance to take this ceramics class for people of all ages and skill levels. Materials, instruction, supervision and firing of all projects are included.

@ Walter Elwood Museum, Amsterdam | 7 – 8:30 PM | $105 for admission and materials


Nordlys Global Voices: Söndörg

Hungarian music group lead by their signature instrument, the tambura. The band was founded in the mid ’90s by the Eredic brothers and now tour the world, providing culture lessons through their music.

@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 8 – 10 PM | Tickets starting at $10

Crime Alley Sketch Comedy Show

This comedy group writes and performs creative, scriptive and in-depth sketches..

@ The Mopco Improv Theatre, Schenectady | 10 – 11:30 PM | Prices starting at $6


Jean Rohe Album Release with opener Joan Kelsey’s Silver Lining

Focused on observing both the internal and external world, Rohe writes many narrative songs. Her work has been recognized and rewarded by the ASCAP Foundation and the New York Songwriters Circle.

@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 8 – 10 PM | Price starting at $11

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Artist, rapper, singer and songwriter, Julius Dubose, is performing live at the Palace. He is best known for his single “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black which made it to the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

@ Palace Theatre, Albany | 10 AM – 6 PM | Tickets starting at $48.50

The Heavy Pets

Come see this rock and roll band from south Florida known for their live performances. They have played over 1200 shows since joining in 2005. The group was called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix magazine by combining a style of indie rock, funk and reggae.

@ Parish Public House, Albany | 9 PM


Jazz Vespers

Spend your Easter evening listening to some relaxing jazz at the Church. Continues every Sunday until mid-August.  

@ First Reformed Church, Schenectady | 5 – 6 PM | Free

Rkstar Open Mic

Always free, weekly open mic at venue with a piano, amplifier and two mics. Also full menu provided.

@ Moon and River Cafe, Schenectady | 7:30 – 10 PM | Free