Above: Poet D. Colin at Troy Kitchen. Photo: Robert Cooper


Word Fest Invitational Slam
It’s the seventh Slam, bringing together competing teams from all over the northeast. The event is the “exclamation point” on an the 2019 Word Fest—a week of open mics, readings, poetry and spoken word.
@ Troy Kitchen | 7 PM | $5-$20 sliding scale entry, no one turned away for lack of funds

Godzilla Kaiju Battle
Enjoy back-to-back screenings of Japanese monster films, courtesy of It Came From Schenectady. As tradition, the two movies won’t be announced until the day of the show.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $6 students and seniors, $9 adults

Jeremy Piven
The funny man from hits such as “Entourage” and “Scary Movie 3” will perform a weekend of stand-up at Crossgates. If you miss him Friday, see him Saturday at 7:30 PM and 10 PM.
@ Albany Funny Bone | 7:30 PM, 10 PM | $30-$60

Juan Falu
Come see composer and guitarist, Juan Falú, the epitome of contemporary Argentine folk music. Not only do his recordings include 24 solo albums, but he also has credits on more than 50 albums by other artists.
@ The Linda, Albany | 8 PM | $20-$25

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 PM | Tickets start 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 PM | Tickets start at $6



Vegan Alien Autopsy with Berben & Wolff’s
Prepare yourself for this “theatrical culinary event” as the back room of Pint Sized transforms into a lab where the Berben and Wolff’s crew will be dissecting vegan alien bodies and serving them to the curious. An available menu will include “Alien Brain Tacos” and “Flying Saucer Crunch Wraps.”
@ Pint Sized, Albany | 4:20 PM | menu prices

DEATH: The Final Curtain Tour
It’s been 10 years since Death’s LP For The Whole World To See. In honor of the anniversary, the groundbreaking ‘70s punk band is on tour throughout 2019.
@ Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, Mass. | 8 PM | $30

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 | 8 PM | Tickets start at $48.50

Basic Landscape Techniques: Water in Watercolor with Kris Woodward
Incorporate aspects of water in your watercolors. Woodward will instruct student how to create various landscape designs including reflections, waves, ripples, ocean spray and signs of life.
@ Arlene’s Artist Materials, Albany | 12 PM | $45

Jean Rohe Album Release with opener Joan Kelsey’s Silver Lining
Focused on observing both the internal and external world, Rohe is known for her narrative songs. Her work has been recognized by the ASCAP Foundation and the New York Songwriters Circle.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 8 PM | Tickets start at $11



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 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


ONGOING: The Collaborative magazine call for art and columnist submissions
The Collaborative is always looking for submissions of art in any medium (but ultimately digitally scanned or photographed to be featured in the print issue) for our full-page gallery feature of the magazine. Artists can send their work with a short artist bio and their best point of contact to kcusack@proctors.org.

If you are an artist living and working in the Capital Region, we want to work with you. The columnist section of the magazine covers writing, music, food, film, visual arts, style, theatre, dance and the creative economy. If you would like to share a recent discovery of artistic methods or resources, an anecdote about overcoming creative challenges, a “how-to” or epiphany, send a column submission of roughly 500 words to dking@proctors.org or kcusack@proctors.org. The columnist section is a resource for artists to learn from and connect with one another, come be a part of it.

Troy Foundry Theatre: “100 Years” by Richard Dresser, directed by Liz Carlson-Guerin
Auditions will be held Friday, April 19 from 10 AM – 6 PM at the James L. Meader Little Theatre on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy. This will be a Equity and Non-Equity audition.To receive an audition slot and more audition details – please fill out this form.

Once you have submitted, a representative from Troy Foundry will contact you to schedule your time.

Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume and prepare 1 comedic monologue and 1 dramatic monologue, each no longer than 1 minute. Rehearsals begin May 15 and performances run May 31-June 9.  

Troy Foundry Theatre: Film-themed play submissions for May’s Dark Day Monday Series

The Troy theatre company is also calling for film-themed play submissions (dealing with or based within the world of filmmaking, the art of filmmaking or having to do with the life of filmmakers and/or film actors). Submissions for the May 2019 session will be accepted until Friday, April 26, 5 PM.

To submit your work email info@troyfoundrytheatre.com with the subject line “2019 MAY SESSION _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY.” Please include a short playwright’s bio, a production history of the piece, and the play in a PDF or Word document. You will only hear back from Troy Foundry if your play is selected for reading. There is no submission fee. 

Win a co-working membership by applying for an Electric City Barn exhibition
Fill out an application for exhibiting work in Schenectady’s Electric City Barn gallery in the month of April, you could win a free general membership with three months of co-working membership. Show an existing work or apply to “Tunnel Vision:

The Tunnel Gallery at Electric City Barn (24 cubic ft. long, 13 cubic ft. wide, and 8 cubic ft. tall) is looking to be transformed into an immersive art experience and needs the help of local artists working with paint, sculpture, draping, hanging, textures, sounds, lights and more. The Electric Barn team is looking for clever uses of each medium. Visit the link above for submission guidelines.

Ideas should be sent to erin@albanybarn.org and the application can be found here. The deadline is April 29.