Above: photo by James Rodewald of Nature’s Sake Photography, featured in LARAC’s “Pigments” exhibit.

‘Pigments’ exhibit
It’s the last week to check out the “Pigments” exhibit at LARAC, featuring mixed media works by regional artists Leah McCloskey, James Rodewald, Jacquiline Touba and Alex Waters
@ Lapham Gallery at LARAC, Glens Falls | through Aug. 7, 10 AM – 3 PM | Free

3Fish Backyard Latte Art Throwdown 
Jacob Alejandro and 3Fish Cafe host this Backyard Latte Art Throwdown! Come to watch or throw your pour in the ring. There is a $5 buy in, winner takes all, plus merch for all the finalists. The host cafe will have food and drink specials on deck as well as a very special performance by local artist Olivia Quillio.
@ 3Fish Cafe, Albany | 4:30 PM | $ buy in for competitors, free for spectators

Auditions: Blackout Creative Arts Festival
Citizen Action of New York is holding auditions for their first annual Blackout Festival, a celebration and day of action commemorating Black August and the sacrifices made by past and present liberation movements. Artists must perform pieces that resonate with black bodies and their experiences (no more than three works can be shown during the audition) and be entertaining. Auditions will be held every Monday until Aug. 12. The festival takes place Aug. 24. Contact Amy Jones at aajones@citizenactionny.org with questions or concerns. 
@ Citizen Action of New York, Albany | 6 PM

‘A Study of Color: Old Masters to Contemporary Art’
Empire alumnae Dawn Judkins (’17) and Lynne Jones (’14) present this free exhibit on color and its use over generations of art history. 
@ SUNY Empire, Saratoga | 6 PM | Free

Create Stuff & Nonsense: Community art-making
Bring whatever project you’re currently working on–knitting, weaving, beading, painting, sketching–or come to learn something new. All art-making at all levels are welcome. The cafe has special demonstrations and experts in various fields on hand as well as a full menu of refreshments available for purchase.
@ House Rules Cafe, Hudson | 6 PM | Free

Monday at Mouzon: Drank The Gold and Pádraig Timoney
A weekly music series hosted by Drank the Gold featuring special guest Pádraig Timoney. 
@ Mouzon House, Saratoga | 6 PM | Free

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’
Follow along as the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. From book tours with Muhammad Ali in the ‘70s to working in the writing room with Angela Davis, the writer explores race in America and the human condition. If you miss out today, catch the film again at 7 PM through Wednesday, Aug. 7.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $9 general admission, $6 students and seniors

Douglas Lyons’ musical drama features eight actor-musicians, telling the story of 12-year-old Ace Baker, who, fatherless, realizes his grandfather has been alive all his life and his mother always knew. Family secrets unravel as Ace is united with Beau, who puts a guitar in his hand. Catch this production through Aug. 9.
@ Charles R. Wood Theatre, Glens Falls | 7:30 PM | $50

Super Dark Monday: Slumped, The Florists, Nylon Otters, Halo Nellie
Super Dark’s favorite Minneapolis art rock crew The Florists return with a pair of Buffalo indie/alternative garage rockers Nylon Otters and Halo Nellie and Oakland, Cali garage punks Slumped. Don’t miss it. 
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9 PM | Free