FRIDAY, AUG. 30
FUN FREE FRIDAY
Enjoy free admission through 6 PM as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Make art at the Art Bar and explore the new Kidspace exhibition “Still I Rise,” featuring representations of women of color in all stages of life.
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. | 10 AM | Free
Exhibit Opening: ‘Paper’
Artists Fredda Merzon, Sculptor, Kristina McComb, Dorothea Osborn Artist, Lou Snitkoff, Tom Roland, Joyce Chan and Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins are included in this gallery of works on, including, showcasing or manipulating paper material.
@ PAUSE Gallery, Troy | 6 PM | Free
Exhibit Reception – Jon Gernon and Julie Branch: ‘Of Dreams: Myths from Memory’
The mystical air of Gernon and Branch’s work aim to remind viewers of the magic that lives in all art, though rooted in reality. Their works contain allegory and symbolism, emotion and dreams that tell a story while allowing their audience to find their own adventure. “Of Dreams: Myths from Memory” is on display through Sept. 23.
@ Clement Art, Troy | 6 PM | Free
Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series: Davon
Dancer/performance artist/hostess/southern girl Davon, the final August 2019 participant in the Hudson As Muse Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series as well as the The Hudson Eye inaugural series of programs presented by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, will combine dance, music, theater and drag to tell a story of love and loss through the perspective of a queer artist of color. The event will include guest appearances by composer Chris Garneau and musician Nkoula Badila.
@ Basilica Hudson | 7 PM | Free
End of Summer Alley Party: The Age and Carl Daniels
It’s Troy Night Out and the “end of summer” as many return to school & work. (We’re still holding out for the calendar scheduled end of summer, Sept. 23 because the cold can WAIT.) Wrap it up with back to back solo performances from The Age & Carl Daniels.
@ Franklin Alley Social Club, Troy | 7 PM | Free
Zac Brown Band
The Atlanta country mega band returns to SPAC. It’s gonna be a party.
@ SPAC, Saratoga | 7 PM | $20 – $700
Candy Ambulance, Stimmerman, Tiny Gun
The Troy grunge rock trio headlines this Collaborative sponsored show featuring touring experimental and prog/noise rock bands Stimmerman and Tiny Gun out of NYC. During the show, Synergia Dance Project will also be filming a portion of their multidisciplinary dance performance work “Dark Blue Sea” with Chromoscope Pictures, which premieres at Proctors Oct. 3.
@ Albany Distilling Co. Bar & Bottle Shop | 7:30 PM | $5 suggested donation
‘Every Brilliant Thing’
A moving play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love, “Every Brilliant Thing” follows the train of thought of a six-year-old child leaving lists of happy things on the pillow of his mother’s hospital bed.
@ The Strand Theatre, Hudson Falls | 7:30 PM | $20
Smittix, Paradox Saints, Sinkcharmer, Heart Tattoo
Savoy After Dark has lined up a hotbed of punk, ska, psych and power pop for your Friday night.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 10 PM | Free
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Show your love for the Capital City at this outdoor festival celebrating culture, food, activities and community.
@ Lincoln Park, Albany | 1 PM | Free
Rosé Day Party
It’s still #hotgirlsummer and going strong, no matter how threatened the boys feel. DJ Poetik Selections hosts this all day rosé dance party with food and drink specials to help you power up.
@ Troy Kitchen | 3 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour
Hey wet blankets who show up to gigs and heckle performers by requesting “Free Bird,” this is your time to shine. Don’t miss your last chance to legitimately beg for the epic track.
@ SPAC, Saratoga | 6 PM | $29.50 – $350
Meet & Greet: Author Shana W. Gourdine
The author of “The Lady Behind the Mask” will chat with visitors, readers and literature enthusiasts at EC Barn as well as host an open mic for other artists to share their own works and developing talents.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 6 PM | Free
Will Kempe’s Players present ‘Hamlet’
Revisit the Shakespeare classic tragedy with Will Kempe’s Players, shining a contemporary light on the play that explores themes of betrayal, mistrust, passion, intellect and murder.
@ Proctors – GE Theater, Schenectady | 7 PM | $20-$25
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company
Sunday’s show has already sold out but you can still catch the revolutionary contemporary choreographer’s newest work “On The Water” tonight. The performance is said to examine “group identity and its relationship to aloneness. It features spoken word and music performed live by the Company, and its staging will blur the boundary between audience and sculpted dancer, intensifying the theme of belonging versus isolation.”
@ The Lumberyard, Catskill | 8 PM | $100 – $250 (VIP)
“A dance party to end this summer—and maybe all summers” The experimental hip-hop and electronic set by label-founder, filmmaker, Adult Swim mastermind and all-around wizard of the LA underground beat scene Flying Lotus will include a video wall with 3-D glasses for all.
@ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. | 8 PM | $35
The former Capital Region native comedian is not only paving her way in NYC with her stand-up but is a fierce advocate for transgender rights and shares it all onstage–from the awkward first dates and strained family relationships to the importance of self-acceptance.
@ The Comedy Works, Saratoga | 8 PM | $20
Phantogram with Munya
The Capital Region natives are back in town, playing their favorite Clifton Park venue after releasing a handful of new singles.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $30
2019 Adirondack Independence Music Festival
This lineup includes Twiddle, Lucid, Marco Benevento, The Big Takeover, Rich Ortiz, Everyone Orchestra, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more.
@ Charles R. Wood Festival Commons, Lake George | 11:30 AM through Sept. 2 | $50-$190
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1
OPEN SUBMISSION: Young Artists Competition 2019-2020 “My Family Heritage”
The World Awareness Children’s Museum hosts this statewide competition for NYS resident artists who are kindergarten age through 8th grade, open today. The theme for the 2019-2020 competition is: “My Family Heritage.” There is a $5 submission fee (payment by cash or by check to be made out to the World Awareness Children’s Museum.) with a limit of 1 piece of art per child. All submissions must be 2D artwork no larger than 16 x 20 in, unframed and unmounted. Entrants must include the bottom portion of their 2019-2020 submission form with their submission which can be downloaded here, as well as a short note about the entrant’s art. Submit artwork to: World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 or drop off in person at our museum. The submission deadline is Nov. 15, the jury decision takes place Jan. 10, 2020 and the finalist art show will be Jan. 24.
38th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival
Celebrate Iroquois creativity and self-expression with social dances by The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, tales and cultural teachings from Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground and Akwesasne Mohawk Anenhaienton, Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin’s display of variety of wild animals including birds of prey and the museum’s archeology department’s onsite identification of archeological finds and demonstrations of flintknapping.
@ Howes Caves | 10 AM | $10 adults, $5 children 5 and up
Screening: ‘The Llama Man’
Meet the Argentina-born, New York-bred artist Martin Muñoz in this documentary by Otto Ohle. Become familiar with Muñoz’ beautiful project of sending 20,000 American books to Mendoza, Argentina in order to establish an English Library of recycled & selected books. Muñoz created a reputation as “The Llama Man” after he walked around with Chiqui, his pet llama, throughout Manhattan streets in efforts to raise awareness about environmental concerns. Today, he lives in his fluorescent-colored renovated barn in the Catskill Mountains.
@ HiLo Catskill | 7 PM | Free
Moriah Formica at Columbia County Fair
Come see some rock originals and covers from the 518’s Voice competitor along with a surprise or two.
@ Columbia County Fair, Chatham | 3 PM | Free
Peter Frampton FINALE – The Farewell Tour
That’s a wrap, folks. The legendary guitarist and performer, known for hits like “Baby, I Love Your Way” and his collabs with Ringo Starr, David Bowie and more, brings his finale tour to SPAC.
@ SPAC, Saratoga | 7:30 PM | $29.50 – $350