Photo: Stef Kreymborg, Ivy. Textile. 80 in. x 118 in. Courtesy of Skidmore College.
Exhibition: “Hiroko Ote and Stef Kreymborg: Fiber Art from Japan and the Netherlands”
Today is your last chance to check out the fiber art exhibit at the Schick. Hiroko Ote blends elements from contemporary and traditional Japanese culture in her weaving through imagery and calligraphic text while Dutch artist Stef Kreymborg focuses on the duplication of a single element guided by rhythm and structure.
@ The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs | closing at 5 PM | Free
Three Stooges Film Festival
Enjoy an evening of classic slapstick comedy to ease you into the work week at this annual festival of Three Stooges shorts. Take advantage of giveaways like the DVD box set, “The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection,” and more during the show.
@ Palace Theatre, Albany | 7 PM | $5
Dancing Through Time
The popular program returns to the Capital Region Dance Alliance Tuesday, running through May 28. “Dancing Through Time” highlights women and their influence in American dance through movement, lecture and video Each class will focus on the works of a choreographer honored in the Dance Hall of Fame, including Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Trisha Brown, Anna Sokolov and Marge Champion. “Participants will learn about the choreographer’s influence, style and process while being taught pieces of their work. Register at the National Dance Museum, email@example.com or (518) 708-7304. No prior dance experience is necessary.
@ National Museum of Dance (Sawyer Studios), Saratoga Springs | 12:15 PM | $75 six-week program, $15 single classes
Youth FX 2019 Encore Screening
The Albany film group’s original screening sold out quick so make sure you grab up some tickets for the encore while you can. See a number of new short films (PG-13) produced by Youth FX participants followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and program directors.
@ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany | 7 PM | $10 adults, $8 students
Girl Blue, Candy Ambulance, Annie Dressner
Celebrate some fair weather with a SMCo patio show with sharp singer-songwriters Girl Blue and UK-based Annie Dressner as well as the fiery Saratoga-based punk trio Candy Ambulance.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7:30 PM | $5
Featuring live music from Happy Herbie & the Accord-A-Tones, a menu of traditional Polish cuisine from the Albany Polish Community Center, craft vendors and activities.
@ Empire State Plaza, Albany | 10 AM | Free
Art of the Comics
This week, take the last bit of opportunity to explore work by comic book and fantasy artists exhibited in the gallery. This show will close Saturday, April 27.
@ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls | 12 PM | gallery entry
Artist-in-Residence Sylvia Stoner, will direct this workshop celebrating the cultural history of opera and performing scenes in a variety of languages.
@ Arthur Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs | 7 PM | Free
The Tony award-winning Scottish performer’s new cabaret show “Legal Immigrant” looks back on his decade of experience as an American citizen and time spent in the States featuring a set list of songs by Adele, Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter, Sondheim and Schubert.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 7:30 PM | $35.50-$69.50
The characters of “The Letters”—linguists Henry and Rachel and artist Rajiv—live together in a Berlin squat in 2002. In a series of flashback vignettes, follow the trio as they struggle with the “tangle of friendship, love, and sex” after 10 years of growing apart.
@ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill | 7:30 PM | $22
The hip hop artist and Vice foodie is back in the Capital Region for his “White Bronco” tour. The 26-minute project dropped in November 2018 is his fourth studio album and first independent release since leaving Atlantic Records.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $32.50-$35
“Avenue Q” presented by Playhouse Stage Company
This Tony award-winning musical comedy follows a group of humans and puppets living on a fictional street in an “outer-outer borough” of New York City, trying to find a purpose in life. Don’t be fooled by the puppets, this play, which has been referred to as “Sesame Street meets South Park,” is not kid friendly. The show runs through May 5.
@ Cohoes Music Hall | 8 PM | $27 adults, $17 students
18th anniversary of “Bewitched” exhibit
Martinez Gallery was founded in April 2001 with the opening of “BEWITCHED by Art!” and has since become a staple of Monument Square and the Troy arts community.
@ Martinez Gallery, Troy | 5:30 PM | Free
The Art of Songwriting
Taina Asili, Michael Eck and Bryan “Buggy Jive” Thomas will join the New York State Writers Institute Art of Songwriting panel discussion, short performances and a Q&A. There will also be a memorial for Greg Haymes, who was meant to join the panel of musicians before he passed away April 10.
@ University at Albany (Page Hall) | 7 PM | Free
“Seascape” by Edward Albee
Follow soon-to-be-retirees Charlie and Nancy, who, in the middle of a discussion about their marital problems, meet two human-sized lizards named Leslie and Sarah who speak and act like people. The encounter in this 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is said to challenge societal norms and human behavior. Directed by Evan Jones, “Seascape” runs April 26-27, May 3-4 at 7:30 PM and April 28, May 5 at 2 PM.
@ Confetti Stage, Albany | 7:30 PM | $15 general admission, $10 students
Comedy after dark at The Park: Kate Willett
Comedian, actress and writer Kate Willett is known for her smart and raunchy feminist storytelling. She was recently a correspondent for the “Jim Jefferies Show”, was featured on Viceland’s “Flophouse” and her appearance on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening” was named a best stand-up set on Splitsider. Her own Netflix special feature “Comedy Lineup” premiered in August 2018.
@ The Park Theatre, Glens Falls | 8 PM | $22
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The columnist section is a resource for artists to learn from and connect with one another, come be a part of it.
WMHT is taking submissions of your local music memories
The local media outlet is working on a documentary and digital storytelling project, “THE SCENE,” set to premiere this summer. The film will look back on the music scene of the Capital Region during the ‘60s and ‘70s, pulling from local experience. Stories, photographs and memories of local music venues and bands can be submitted at wmht.org/thescene.
Troy Foundry Theatre: Film-themed play submissions for May’s Dark Day Monday Series
The Troy theatre company is 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and the application can be found here. The deadline is April 29.
Albany Barn: Local arts zine submissions
The Artistic Betterment Committee wants fill a new zine with pages with your art! Submit drawings, photography, poetry, short pieces, comics, photos of installations and 3D works of art and just about anything else.
Please digitally submit your work and any questions to email@example.com with your name, the title of your submission and a description if appropriate. The deadline for submissions is May 15.