Above: St. Paul & The Broken Bones play The Egg in Albany this Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 8 PM.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
‘The Experimental Landscape: Cathy Laccetti’
It’s the last week to check out local artist Cathy Laccetti’s multi-medium, experimental exhibit of landscape works. According to the artist, she enjoys “the intuitive process of putting down random marks, symbols using graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, and paint sticks on the substrate. These marks are then covered up with layers of oil paint mixed with the cold wax medium. She further carves, scraps, scratches, pushes, and pulls the paint to create textures revealing layers hidden underneath only to cover them up and begin the process again until satisfied with the outcome.”
@ Arlene’s Artist Materials, Albany | through Oct. 26
Artist talk: The Ethics of Collaborative Community-based Projects
A panel discussion with the filmmakers of “How To Tell a True Immigrant Story,” Director Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz and Co-Producer Emily Rizzo as well as Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council Deputy Director Krystle Nowhitney-Hernandez and participants from the film. They’ll be holding a community conversation about the “morals and ethics surrounding media-rich civic engagement work and the importance of providing safe space for community voices to shine through.”
@ Ganette Auditorium, Saratoga | 6 PM
Audition: Not So Common Players Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Adapted by Eric Shovah from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” this production includes traditional carols and new songs with music by Isaiah Evans. There is no need to prepare a monologue for this audition as it will consist of readings from the show. Some people may be taught a short segment of a Christmas carol to sing as well. Everyone, except Scrooge, plays multiple roles. If you cannot attend the audition dates but wish to audition, please contact the director as soon as possible at email@example.com. The production staff will do the best they can do accommodate requests, but only those made prior to auditions. Rehearsals start at the end of October and most rehearsals (until Thanksgiving week) will be held on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30-9:30 PM and Sundays from 1-5 PM with show dates Dec. 13-15.
@ NSCP Storefront (next to JoAnn’s Fabrics) Village Plaza Shopping Center, Clifton Park | sign-in 6:30 PM
Artist talk: Making Something from Nothing
Writer, curator and artist Xavier M. Watson will speak on the queer politics and aesthetics of craft making as part of his critical craft laboratory workshop with students of S. Donald Bellamy’s “Introduction to Gender Studies” course in relation to critical craft theory and the Tang’s current exhibition “Serious Sparkle.”
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga | 7 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Kids of Albany and the Palace Theatre are celebrating 10 years together with another incredible night of “Rocky Horror” and they’ve got a very special guest to help commend the occasion, Mr. Brad Majors himself, Barry Bostwick. Don’t miss out!
@ The Palace Theatre, Albany | 7 PM | $15, $50 meet & greet
The Astounds, Neighborhood of Make Believe, Taylor Wing
The St. Louis indie power pop quartet play Albany with local folk rockers NOMB and uke-toting singer-songwriter Taylor Wing.
@ Paulys Hotel, Albany | 7:30 PM | $7
Dyr Faser, Possum, Shepherds, Y33BA
Boston proto-goth/dream pop, Canadian psych/krautrock, art/noise rock from Atlanta and NYC post-punk. Let ‘em take you.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
Power Breakfast Club #136: Life Hacks and Cheat Codes
Tabetha Wilson will lead this community conversation on how to conquer everyday hassles and life hurdles with preparation.
@ River Street Market – Stacks Espresso Bar, Troy | 6:30 AM
2019 Fall For Rent Event + Networking
What’s up in downtown development? This annual event showcases available commercial and residential properties in the Downtown Troy BID district. See what’s changing and meet the individuals who want to run what is to come. RSVP in the link above.
@ Downtown Troy BID office, 251 River Street, Troy | 9 AM
Elizabeth Apgar-Smith: ‘Studio to Gallery – a River Journey’
This is the last day to check out this exhibition of paintings exploring and celebrating the diverse riverscape as it winds from the artist’s home region of the Catskills into the Mohawk River at Schoharie Crossing. From there, its path nears the Hudson and drops precipitously at Cohoes Falls and Troy. See its artistic journey while you can.
@ Clement Art Gallery, Troy | 10 AM
Audition: ‘9 to 5, The Musical’
Prepare 32 measures or less of a song in the style of the show and be prepared to read from the script, readings will be given at auditions. Consider the vocal range of the role you wish to be considered for. Bring a resume, headshot, appropriate clothing/shoes for a dance call (all cast will dance at some point) and your own sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to provide all potential conflicts from October through January.
@ Schenectady Light Opera Company | sign-in 6:30 PM
Film Screening: ‘Mountaintop’
An exclusive screening of the raw, tense and fun documentary following Neil Young with Crazy Horse as they make their first album in seven years.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $12
Storytelling Open Mic
Take part in this night of storytelling (no reading please) led by featured storyteller Siri Allison. There is usually a 10-minute limit on story length.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | sign-up 6:30 PM, start 7 PM | $5, students free
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
Shaker Holiday Market
Support the nonprofit and your local community of artists by browsing more than 90 vendor booths in the historic 1848 Meeting House featuring clothing, jewelry, pottery, paintings, woodwork and more.
@ Shaker Heritage Society, Albany | 10 AM
Artside Chats: ‘Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region’
A gallery discussion alongside the artworks of this exhibit (on display through Dec. 4) with the artists themselves. Each week, different artists will join a Hyde Collection staff member for moderated discussions about their work.
@ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | 10:30 AM | free with museum admission
Murder at Cherry Hill: A Titillating Walk Through a Murderous Evening
On May 7, 1827, a notorious murder occurred at Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging. Meet the historical players, walk in the footsteps of a murderer, and revel in the harrowing details during this annual October event.
@ Historic Cherry Hill, Albany | 5:30 PM, 7 PM through Oct. 26 | $20
Artist Talk: Francelise Dawkins
Francelise Dawkin will hold a community conversation about her featured exhibit “Music Infused,” on display through Nov. 8. The artist says her collage work “takes the addition of global music, which I use to reflect or alter the mood I am in, to inspire me to sing and dance while I work. It even makes the right piece of fabric pop up for selection, and my scissors start their dance… Letting music infiltrate every creative action sets in motion a confluence of body, mind and soul—energies that interact with the materials used.”
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM
Pub Lecture: Albany’s Infamous Murders
Hosted by the Historic Albany Foundation, this special storytelling event following the harrowing attacks by a mysterious killer on Friday, January 28, 1916–when a man dubbed “The Silent Slayer” stuck fear into the hearts of the people of Albany.
@ McGeary’s, Albany | 6 PM | $5-$10
Make Your Own Succulent Centerpiece
Create an autumn centerpiece that is truly one of a kind, made of delicate and bright succulents. Hosted by 2 Sips Planting Parties, your ticket includes all the materials, plus a $5 drink voucher and $5 pints all night.
@ Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady | 6:30 PM | $46
Cultural Talk: Great Fires in Glens Falls
Retired Glens Falls Assist. Fire Chief John Ellingsworth will speak about the impact of major fires on the city’s landscape over the past 155 years, starting with the Great Fire of 1864. He also will show photos and discuss the Great Fires of 1884 and 1902, the Rialto Theater & Hotel fire of 1925, the Hotel Towers fire of 1950, St. Alphonsus Church, Glen Rose Lodge and nine other events, the most recent occurring in 2016.
@ Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls | 7 PM
Matt Maguire Duo
Cozy jazz in the 1930s inspired lounge.
@ The Berlin, Troy | 7 PM
Silent Film Spectacular: ‘Dreams’
Film enthusiasts ages 18 and up are invited to watch the 2019 silent film by musician Bobby Kendall.
@ Albany Library – Washington Avenue Branch | 7 PM | Free
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
The retro-soul, eight-member band is touring on their latest release, Young Sick Camellia.
@ The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany | 8 PM | $40-$60
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
Forum and Dinner: ‘The Weight of This’
In conjunction with the Wikoff Student Gallery’s new exhibition, “The Weight of This: Femininity and Sexual Assault on Campus”, exhibiting student artists Lilith Haig (’21) and Tina Tully (’21) hope to open up a college-wide and public dialogue about the treatment of women on campus during this forum, moderated by artist/activist Traci Molloy, while creating a safe space for all students to express their views.
@ Nott Memorial, Schenectady | 5 PM
Pop-Up Exhibit with Ali Herrmann
This Albany Center Gallery pop-up features mixed media painter Ali Herrmann, whose work explores the beauty of the landscapes around which she lives and travels.
@ 3Fish Cafe, Albany | 5 PM
Schenectady Pride’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Halloween Party
Music by DJRMac, Bingo games and a costume contest with prizes for best costume, scariest and most original are included in this free Halloween celebration.
@ Great Flats Brewing, Schenectady | 6 PM | donations accepted, benefitting Schenectady Pride
Broadway Upstate presents ‘West Side Story’
The classic musical breathes new life in this production, designed to be “more accessible and meaningful for high school performers.”
@ Charles R Woods Theatre, Glens Falls | 7 PM through Oct. 27 | $20
Film Screening: ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’
Learn more about the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved, award-winning musicals, “Fiddler on The Roof,” featuring rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries. The film explores the play’s creative roots in early 1960s New York, as tradition gave way to evolving views on gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $12
Filiz Sizanli and Mustafa Kaplan of the Turkish dance duo Taldans perform an unlikely dance with a refrigerator, using the appliance almost as a third performer. You gotta see it.
@ EMPAC, Troy | 7 PM | $15-$20
This ensemble features a dozen musicians and a multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages, crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 7:30 PM | $33-$49