The craft arts market in downtown Albany midday showcase hosts local art, music and culture, featuring exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters. This week, enjoy live music from acoustic singer-songwriter Mike Grutka. 
@ Tricentennial Park, Albany | 11:30 AM – 2 PM 

Thursday Market and 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

13th Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden
More than 20 regional chefs and 40 local growers, producers and beverage makers contributing meat, cheese and produce will collaborate to create unique dishes for guests to enjoy with local wines, beers, and spirits in the company of the community. The annual event benefits Capital Roots’ fresh food access, education and urban greening programs.
@ Hilton Garden Inn, Troy | 6 PM | Tickets start at $75

Zero Waste Cooking
Learn how to make your budget go further and reduce the amount of food that you throw away in this monthly class, featuring food demos, tastings, recipes, storage and preservation techniques.
@ Honest Weight Co-op, Albany | 6 PM | Free

Lucretia Knapp & Lynne Yamamoto artist talk
As part of “In-Faux Structure,” Knapp and Yamamoto’s collaborative sculpture-sound piece, “Female to Female,” plays on gendered metaphors in everyday systems and will be onsite to talk about their work. 
@ Opalka Gallery, Albany | 6:30 PM | Free

‘Downton Abbey’ Sneak Peek Screening 
The television phenomenon is hitting the big screen and this is your chance to see it first. Starring the original cast, the Downton Abbey rich folk are prepping for a royal visit from the King and Queen of England, which will naturally unleash scandal, romance and intrigue. 
@ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany | 7 PM | $8-$10.75

This comedy world premiere by Michelle Carter follows 20-year-old Emily, whose life is turned down when her mother commits a violent crime. Emily quits school, takes a job at a fondue restaurant, consults a medium and searches for answers.
@ Bridge Street Theater, Catskill | 7:30 PM | $10-$20, Free for season subscribers

Los Lobos
The influential Latin rock band brings their dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes and eclectic blend of styles to the mall venue, spreading the power of Latinx and immigrant art to new audiences.
@ Skyloft, Albany | 8 PM | $40

This bass/violin duo featuring musicians Keir GoGwilt—described as a “formidable performer” (New York Times) and noted for his “evocative sound” (London Jazz News) and “finger-busting virtuosity” (San Diego Union Tribune)—and Kyle Motl, whose work “explores aspects of chaos and complexity through involved rhythmic and spectral transformations while remaining grounded in an embodied approach to performance.”
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 9 PM | donations accepted

This Lives Here, Machete, Free $
A Super Dark blend of avant-jazz and post-punk from Saratoga, Albany and Brooklyn.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM | Free

CALL FOR ART: ‘Unseen’ at Collar Works
This exhibition, curated by Akili Tommasino (Associate Curator of the Modern and Contemporary Art – Museum of Fine Art Boston), “features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.” It will be on display Oct. 25 – Dec. 14. 

Artists can submit up to 5 artworks for consideration in any medium, including site-specific works. Sculptures cannot exceed 7 ft. in height. All Shipping & Handling is the responsibility of the artist. Artists receive 100 percent of all sales. Artwork must be delivered on or by Saturday, October 12. The deadline to submit is Sept. 13. For more information and artist opportunities, email info@collarworks.org.

Call for Art: 3rd Thursdays at Arts Letters & Numbers
Apply to share your art in this free, public, monthly exhibition of local work before Sept. 15. All mediums of work and experience level are accepted. Visit the link above for submission and exhibition details.