Above: White Reaper plays The Hollow in Albany on Thursday.



AUDITION: Albany Civic Theater presents ‘American Soldiers’ 
Directed by Dennis Schebatta, this play follows “the patriarch of a politically prominent Long Island family fights to hold the family together when his eldest daughter, an Army veteran, returns from the Middle East for an uneasy homecoming. The daughter, emotionally scarred from her military service, is struggling to take her ex-boyfriend and sister away with her to start a new life in Colorado. Her aim is to liberate them of their hometown influences of society, religion and class that pressured her to enlist.” Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Contact Katie Weinberg at kweinberg@legalproject.org if you have any questions. 
@ Albany Civic Theatre | 6:30 PM and Nov. 6, 6:30 PM. 


AUDITION: Confetti Stage presents Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’
WAMC’s The Linda will partner with Confetti Stage, Inc. to stage this production, directed by Jean-Remy Monnay, for Black History Month. “‘The Mountaintop’ is a fictionalized, fantastical take on the final moments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This unforgettable story is about Dr. King’s strange encounter with a mysterious maid who enters his room in the Lorraine Motel in 1968.” Black actors are needed to fill the two roles. No monologues will be necessary as actors will be reading from the script. Please send any questions to jrmonnay@gmail.com
@ Albany Masonic Hall | 6:30 PM and Nov. 6, 5:30 PM 


Above: Blood Blood Blood. Photo: Sarah Darby

Buck Gooter, Evil Sword, Blood Blood Blood, Thinner Friends
Industrial “primitive blues” from Virginia, Philly “witch punk,” Troy darkwave and synth punk make up this week’s Super Dark Monday.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM | Free



Power Breakfast Club: The Cost of Doing Business
What does it take to legally set up a business? This Power Breakfast session will be led by attorneys from the Phillips Lytle law firm and the IgniteU team. Topics of discussion include corporate structure, DBAs and the cost of doing business. 
@ IgniteU NY, Troy | 6:30 AM


Brass Tacks Featuring R.M. Engelhardt
Bring your work and take part in the local literary community for this open mic hosted by Thom Francis, featuring local poet and writer R. M. Engelhardt.
@ The Low Beat, Albany | 7 PM | Free


Women In Vietnam: Personal Stories From Women Who Served
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “1969” (on view in the Vietnam Memorial Gallery of the Robert Abrams Justice Building for Law and Justice through January 2020) hear from three women who experienced the brutality of war, what brought them there and what they took home with them. The discussion will be led by Beth DeAngelis, Director of the Sister Thea Bowman Center for Women at Siena College.
@ Empire State Plaza Albany Room – Prime at the Plaza | 5:30 PM | Free


Whole Grain: Classic Avant-Garde Animation
A screening of classic experimental animated short films and videos in conjunction with “Motion Studies,” on view at the Schick Art Gallery from through Nov. 24.
@ Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga | 6 PM | Free


CapCity Slam #155
The CapCity Slam team were the runner-up in last weekend’s Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam in Boston. Come congratulate them and share your work. There is a 10-slot max for the open mic, so please get to the Barn in time to sign up.
@ Albany Barn | 6:30 PM sign-up, 7 PM slam | $3-20 suggested donation


Live Contemporary Class with Rachael Markarian
Learn silver-screen worthy moves from Rachael Markarian, an accomplished dancer and actress in the entertainment industry featured on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘American Idol,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ the Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, and two Super Bowl Halftime shows with Katy Perry and Beyoncé. 
@ Troy Dance Factory | 8:30 PM | $25


Glimmerglass Film Days
Five days of independent films, events, art, and filmmaker talks. The seventh annual festival will be screening and discussing a “record number” of 37 films united by the theme of “adaptation” in downtown Cooperstown locations like the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum and Otesaga Hotel.
@ Downtown Cooperstown | 6 PM through Nov. 11 | tickets and pass prices vary


Author Talk: Leah Penniman – ‘Farming While Black’
Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author and founder of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, working to end food injustice. She’ll be talking about her book “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land,” which will be available for purchase, and her ongoing mission “to end racism in the food system & reclaim our ancestral connection to land.”
@ Albany Public Library – Washington Avenue | 6 PM 


EQX 35th anniversary show with Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind
35 years and Third Eye Blind, the stars have really aligned for this one. 
@ Albany Distilling Co. Bar + Bottle Shop | 4 PM | $35


Power Hour
Networking, drinks and dance with music curated by DJs Intell Hayesfield and Poetik Selections. Bring your business cards and be ready to share pitches. Please note this location does not accept cash.
@ River Street Market, Troy | 6 PM


White Reaper with Wombo
Louisville, KY is lending their indie rock & avant-pop talents White Reaper and Wombo for the evening in a show that is very likely to sell out. Do get your tickets while you can.
@ The Hollow, Albany | 7 PM | $15


Above: The Abyssmals.

False Pocket, Egg Drop Soup, The Jugaloons, The Abyssmals
A lineup of indie, punk, surf and garage rock from Rochester, LA and the 518 to get your heart pumpin’ & your feet dancin’.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 9 PM | Free

Hot Garbage, Knock Yourself Out, Bad Larrys, Scare City
Psych-punk, garage fuzz and sludge to get lost in.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM | Free