Above: SAMMUS plays Freedom Park in Troy for the Spirit of the Suffragettes series with Nitty Scott tonight at 5 PM. 

Family Art Hour
Every Tuesday in August, join local artist Keisha Stovall for an hour of directed art making  involving the whole family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 2 PM | Free

Spirit of the Suffragettes: SAMMUS and Nitty Scott
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) has a gift for getting the message across all communities of people. The “Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist, producer, PhD candidate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University and soon-to-be postdoctoral fellow at Brown University” is known for her stage presence and prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist. Nitty Scott is an Afro-Latina rapper and MC whose breakthrough came in 2010, when the video for her freestyle over Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” went viral. She has performed at the BET hip hop awards and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, among others.
@ Freedom Park, Troy | 5 PM | Free

Visión – a look at life behind the scenes
The 12th annual benefit for the Latino Community Advocacy Program will serve as the opening reception for opening reception for the Economic Opportunity Council’s ongoing photography project “Estamos Aqui” (We Are Here). In this curated exhibit, Latino immigrants present their own documenting their everyday lives in order to share their experience of living and working in the Saratoga Springs area and the important contributions they have made to the local economy and culture. 
@ 1863 Club Patio at the Saratoga Race Course | 5:30 PM | Tickets start at $35

Brass Tacks Poetry Open Mic
Albany Poets invites you to share a great night of art, literature and community at this weekly featured open mic. 
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 7 PM sign-up | Free

Get involved: Culturefest Volunteer Meeting
Hamilton Hill Arts Center is seeking volunteers for the remainder of their Culturefest events, holding a meeting for interested individuals to interact with our community as an activity attendant, helping us set up and break down tables and more. If you cannot attend but still want to help, contact ed@hamiltonhillartscenter.org or call at (518) 346-1262.
@ Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Schenectady | 7 PM 

Poetry in Science Reading Series
CapSci presents this poetry reading series, featuring Laura Ellzey, Frank S. Robinson, Charlie Rossiter, Eli Sands and Marshall Witten, which celebrates the creative connection between poetry and science.
@ CH Evans Brewing-Albany Pump Station | 7 PM | Free

Why Don’t We
Holy boy band! Dance to LA’s latest pop sensation at The Palace. Special guest and fellow LA pop singer EBEN will open. 
@ The Palace, Albany | 7 PM | $39.50 – $99.50

Tal National 
Niger’s multicultural superstar band often boasts up to 13 multi-instrumentalists combining original songs with new arrangements of West African folk songs, dealing with themes of love, tolerance, peace, feminine beauty and the woman’s physical dance expression based on traditional African rhythms. Their most recent album Tantabara was released internationally in 2018.
@ The Half Moon, Hudson | 8 PM | Free