Above: Dance Theatre of Harlem 50th Anniversary. Photo Credit: nycitycenter.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Works on Paper Highlights Talk: Japanese Prints and Japonisme
Curator Anne Leonard and docent Adele Rodbell will guide you through a comparative look at the Clark’s collection of Japanese color prints and works by the European artists who were inspired by them. A special selection of Japanese color woodblocks will also be on view, as a window into printmaking process. Pictured: Utagawa Hiroshige, “Plum Garden, Kamata, From One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)”; No. 27, spring section, 1857, Ansei 4, 2nd month, color woodblock print. Gift of the Rodbell Family Collection, The Clark, 2014.
@ The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA | 1 PM | Free, limited to twenty visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
Creative Economy Mixer
Come and learn more about the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and meet some new people! The event will feature a tasting with farm to table chefs Joan Porambo and Kyle MacPherson of Field Notes NY and a cameo performance by Brooklyn based singer Belle-Skinner.
@ Capital Roots and Collar Works, Troy | 5:30 PM | Free
Community Book Discussion “So You Want to Talk About Race”
A detailed discussion of the first three chapters of Ijeoma Oluo‘s New York Times bestseller “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to spark honest conversations about race and racism and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
@ Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs | 6:30 PM | Free
Come see the Audiostars play the hits.
@ Freedom Park, Scotia | 7 PM | Free
Eliza Edens, Lyle de Vitry and Ciarra Fragale
Come to Superior Merchandise Co. for a chill evening of music on the patio with singer-songwriter Eliza Eden, folk artist Lyle de Vitry, and indie-pop musician Ciarra Fragale. Coffee, tea, beer, wine, kombucha and snacks will be available all night.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 PM | $5 suggested donation
Dance Theatre of Harlem
The legendary ballet company celebrating 50 years returns to the Pillow in commemoration of co-founder Arthur Miller. Founding member and Principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the 16-member company.
@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA | 8 PM Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & 2 PM Thur, Sat | $45-78
Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group
The Brooklyn based company lead by choreographer Reggie Wilson bring their world premiere POWER to the Pillow. His movement draws from mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora.
@ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA | 8:15 PM Wed-Sat & 2:15 PM Sat-Sun | $35-45
Alberta, Not An Airplane, Malcolm Smart, Sam Gleeson
Seattle blues artist Alberta will serenade Paulys with Albany alt-country folk artist Not An Airplane, who recently released a hip-hop/Americana collaborative EP Lost Cause with Capital Region rappers, and singer-songwriters Malcolm Smart and Sam Gleeson.
@ Paulys Hotel, Albany | 8:30 PM | $7
The soul artist plays an intimate show at the lounge above Biergarten. Hit it after you spend some time in the sun listening to The Rolling Stones cover band at Rockin’ on the River.
@ The Berlin, Troy | 9 PM | Free