Above: John Mayer. Photo Credit: jambase.com
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Reveal Art Fair
The International Contemporary art fair showcases internationally renowned artists and their work. Experience it in a gallery setting, chat with the artists and take a piece home for yourself. If you miss out today, come back for Saturday at 11 AM-8 PM or Sunday 11 AM-6 PM.
@ Saratoga Springs City Center | 11 AM | $15 1-Day Pass, $25 Multi-Day Pass
Poetry in the Pines: Under the Sea
Presented by Radial Arts, this is an excellent way to expose children of all ages to music, poetry, theater, and Shakespeare. Enjoy a festive afternoon of magical sea creatures, mystic mermaids and immersive performances like Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 2 PM presentation of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare in the Spa State Park reflecting pool, directed by Marcus Dean Fuller.
@ SPAC, Saratoga Springs | 12:30 PM | Free
Root3D Ribbon Cutting
Celebrate the sharing and development of the healing arts in the South End of Albany with Root3d!
@ Root3D, Albany | 2:30 PM | Free
Come listen to Belle Skinner play her dark nostalgic indie folk.
@ Slidin Dirty, Schenectady | 7-9PM | Free
You may have seen Monroe on Last Comic Standing or Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. The imaginative comedian heads to Albany this weekend.
@ Funny Bone Comedy Club, Albany | 7:30 & 10PM Friday, 7 & 9:45 PM Saturday, 7 PM Sunday | $15
Make sure there’s space around you to swoon. John Mayer kicks off his world tour right here in the Capital Region. Where’s his street sign, huh?
@ Times Union Center | 7:30 PM | $35-146
Girl Blue Home Movies EP Release
Come to the Savoy Taproom this Friday to celebrate the release of Girl Blue’s new EP Home Movies, an intimate, stripped down of live takes.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 8 PM | Free
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Come listen and dance.
@ The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany | 8 PM | $15 advance, $20 at door
Caribbean Sunset Vol. 1
Dj Syxxfiggaz is bringing the islands to you at Troy Kitchen! Come salsa and more with your favorite DJ and have Carribbean-inspired cocktails crafted by Troy Kitchen! Doors will close at 12:30 AM but the party will be rocking until 2 AM!
@ Troy Kitchen | 9 PM | $10
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Art Lab: Magazine Portrait Collage
Make hands-on magazine art collages inspired by the work of artist Ashley Teamer, a featured and resident artist of “ACE: arts on sports, promise and selfhood” exhibit.
@ University Art Museum, U Albany | 1-3 PM | Free
Ctrl Alt Del Prom
The Prom is inclusive to all LGBTQIA+ youth and youth of color! There will be live music performances by A Judgemental Swarm of Bees and Evvergreenreen as well as local drag queens.This event is youth oriented, and the preferred age range is 25 and younger.
@ Albany Social Justice Center | 6 PM | $8 suggested, no minimum
New York City Ballet Gala Performance
This year’s Gala performance includes Apollo, This Bitter Earth and Principa. Be sure to stay post performance for live music and fireworks.
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 8 PM | $55-125
Super Dark Savoy
Get down and dirty with these experimental, goth, and darkwave local acts Sisterhood of Sleep, Doomsday Virus and Muzzle Lords.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 10 PM | Free
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Divine Vibes 2
Honestly, what a beast of a local festival. See 40 bands, including Zan & the Winter Folk, Slaughterhouse Chorus, Pony in the Pancake and more local favorites over 3 days. Nice.
@ The Beer Diviner, Petersburg | 2 PM – 9 PM | $20 (includes camping
Sunday Roots presented by The Collaborative
Hang out on the patio at Superior Merch Co., sip on a refreshing drink and listen to the sweet, sweet sounds of Blue Ranger, Friendship, Seamstress and Lina Tullgren.
@ Superior Merchandise Co, Troy | 3 PM | $5 suggested donation
2019 Jazz in July: Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising!
The Our Own Voices’ annual Jazz in July fundraiser features live jazz music, hors-d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, and a live auction. Contributions raised at Jazz in July are designated to fund services and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for LGBT POC community in the Capital Region of Upstate New York.
@ Rivers Casino, Schenectady | 5 PM | $80
With special guest Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas, the belting, ripping rock band heads to Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 7 PM | $29.50-129.50
The Garifuna Collective
As a part of the Music Haven Concert Series, The Garifuna Collective plays traditional Carribean coastal rhythms. They will perform with special guest, Bodoma Garifuna Culture Band.
@ Central Park, Schenectady | 7 PM | Free