The Creative Life: A Conversation Series with French High-Wire Artist Philippe Petit

Petit will perform a pre-talk act at 6 p.m with a short reception. He’ll discuss his risky, adrenaline fueled performance art career–made famous for his high-wire walk between the towers of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral in 1971 and walk between the Twin Towers of the NYC’s World Trade Center in 1974 at 7 p.m. Find out what fueled his death-defying stunts.
@ University at Albany Performing Arts Center | Oct. 3, 6 PM | Free

Art in the Dark Tour

Museum guides will lead you through the “American Folk Art” exhibition by lantern light. They’ll stop to share mysterious, melancholy and untold stories within the artwork and reveal hidden secrets within the paintings with a special ultraviolet light! The 45-minute tours are offered twice per night and are limited to 15 guests each.

@ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown | Oct. 23 and 30, 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM | $12.50 members, $14 general admission

SFX Makeup Competition

The second annual artistic competition for ages 12 and up, hosted by Schenectady’s Makeup Curio will showcase the talents of amateur effects makeup artists from the Capital Region.  

@ Proctors, Schenectady | Oct. 12, 11 AM | 


There’s no better way to start your Halloween than with Papa Emeritus and his brood of ghouls singing metal anthems like the world is ending. 

@ Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls | Oct. 26, 7:30 PM | $27.50 – $57.50

Super Dark Halloween Prom III

Get the full prom experience and music by local alt-rock heroes Dryer, dark psych from WIlliam Hale VS William Hate and the audio/visual madness of Ghoul Poon. 

@Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | Oct. 31, 7 PM to midnight | Free