Above: from Niki Haynes’ “Culture Consumed”
Open Community Time: Stamp Carving
Have some free time today and looking to try something new? During Apogee’s open community time, you can stop by and create to your wildest dreams using any of their art supplies, for free. If you’d like to take part in something more guided, an instructor will be onsite teaching artists how to carve detailed rubber stamps of their own design. All skill levels are welcome.
@ Apogee Center, Hudson | 2:30 PM | Free
Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral
Lawrence Street will be absolutely packed with local food vendors, handmade goods, craft brews, kids activities and more. Get lost in the goods. Check out a map of the vendors and a complete list of their wares at the link above.
@ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls | 4:30 PM | Free
Artist Talk: Niki Haynes’ ‘Culture Consumed’
A conversation with the artist about her Front Gallery exhibit, a collection of 32 collages and three video pieces that consist of well-known products of American consumerism, blending the constant barrage of advertisement, branding and product placement that exists in our everyday lives.
@ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM | Free
Hangin’ & Sangin’ with Wallis Bird
Catch an intimate performance by Wallis Bird, an Irish singer-songwriter whose new album Woman drops Sept. 27. Hangin’ & Sangin’ is a podcast hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney that features casual conversation and acoustic performances by Americana, folk, country, blues, bluegrass, Southern soul, and rock artists. Watch her interview at 6 PM, followed by the 7 PM performance.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 6 PM | $10-$25
Closing out the Upbeat on the Roof season is queerpop/soul artist bell’s roar, whose ambient 2018 album We Carry Us was an utter knock-out.
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga | 7 PM | Free
Ferry Street Night Market
Head over to Troy this evening for vendors, great food and paper lanterns and K-pop vibes! Food by Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, K-Plate Korean BBQ, Chom’s Cafe, Yummy Kitchen and more.
@ 4th St and Ferry Lot, Troy | 7 PM – 10 PM | Free
Escuela Grind Tour Kick-Off, YBOD EP Release
The grindcore/powerviolence “not for your Grand-Mammy” made up of NY, Texan and Mass. musicians Escuela Grind are on their first stop on a quick, four-day tour to Chicago. Joining the bill is Albany’s only Thrashcore Grind-violence. Y.B.O.D., Montclair, NJ’s Vasoconstriction and Albany’s Wet Specimens (members of Neutron Rats, MysteryGirl, Scuzz). The SJC is a sober space.
@ Albany Social Justice Center | 7:30 PM | $7-$12 sliding scale
‘Shylock’ by Gareth Armstrong
Steven Patterson stars in this one-man-show exploring the backstory of Shakespeare’s moneylender from “The Merchant of Venice,” the history of anti-Semitism and how character has changed since his first form.
@ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill | 7:30 PM | $10-$22
WEQX Battle of the Bands
It’s the third and final round of battle of the bands, where local groups go head to head for a slot at Pearlpalooza and some EQX airtime. Here are the set times and finalists:
8-8:45 PM Belle-Skinner
9-9:45 PM Witch Culture
10-10:45 PM Hanzolo
11-11:45 PM Bad Mothers
@ Skyloft, Albany | 8 PM | Free
Paradox Saints, Laveda, Looms, Grayling
Get a little dreamy on this cool Super Dark Thursday with a lineup of psych rock, indie, fuzz-pop and punk bands from the local scene and beyond.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9 PM | Free