Above: Wild Adriatic’s The Summit festival goes all weekend in Glens Falls. Photo: Kiki Vassilakis
FRIDAY, NOV. 8
‘Contemporary Classic Portraits’ recent work by Corey Pitkin
Corey Pitkin’s paintings and drawings “celebrate the forgotten things that live on the outskirts of memory. The insubstantial thoughts that shift every time you try to hold them for longer than a second. Ideas that we don’t have words for anymore.”
@ Arlene’s Artist Materials, Albany | on display through Nov. 30
2019 Pottery Market
Local artists will showcase and sell handmade ceramics of all shapes and sizes.
@ Pat’s Barn at Rensselaer Tech Park, Troy | through Saturday, Nov. 9, 5 PM
2019 Shaker Holiday Market
Over 90 local vendors are posted up at the nonprofit to help you get that holiday shopping done ahead of time.
@ Shaker Heritage Society, Albany | 10 AM
Artist Boryana Rossa and biologist Heidi Hehnly will co-lead this experimental hands on workshop in which attendees collage and create their own imaginary bestiary creature, or Chimera, based on genetics as both dream and science. Speculate on its aesthetic, metaphorical, fantastical or utilitarian properties, its ethical ramifications, and us. The workshop will include a discussion on genetic predisposition of behavior and policing as well as scientific and media representations of the state of genetic research. Bring two or more objects (stuffed and plastic toys or plants) that represent these species from which you will create your chimera. For instance an elephant stuffed toy and a lavender plant. At the end we will make a book with images of the chimeras and their descriptions, which will resemble an ancient bestiary.
@ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy | 5 PM
‘Invisible Inhabitants’ open house reception
Artist Jen Wojtowicz’ “Invisible Inhabitants” will include 3D spirit houses and paintings of household saints and gods, ghosts, elves, fairies and angels. Retail items will be 15 percent off during the evening (excluding art).
@ Vischer Ferry General Store, Rexford | 5 PM
A weekend of fun hosted by 518 favorites Wild Adriatic and friends. Hit the Queensbury Friday night to see Annie in the Water, Rustic Overtones, Multipede and stay for Saturday’s blowout featuring Andy Frasco & the U.N., Let’s Be Leonard, Paradisa, Chestnut Grove and more.
@ The Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls | 5 PM through Nov. 9 | $25-$45
RPI BSA 2019 Art Show
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Black Students’ Alliance hosts their 3rd art show challenging “discriminatory credentialism and elitism within the art community by providing up-and-coming artists a platform for their artistry.” According to the event announcement the BSA aims to “blur the often arbitrarily restrictive lines between self-taught and formally trained artists through the exhibition of work from promising creatives of various backgrounds. We hope to expose our community to artists who garner their following through the distinction of their work and whose affinity for art shows in their style and technique.” Go see this.
@ Sage Banquet Hall (110 8th St.), Troy | 6 PM
Book Talk: horror author Bill Hapin
Hapin will share his book “The Cult of Eden” — it’s got everything: cults, stalking, kidnapping, lost childhood dreams, demonic rituals, the Vatican. Wow. Dive in.
@ Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga | 7 PM
Dark Honey, Andrew Mirabile & The Preachers
The Troy band headlines this evening of local indie rock and Americana for your Friday night out.
@ The Hollow, Albany | 8 PM | $15
SATURDAY, NOV. 9
Capital New York State Black Expo
With talks, demonstrations, and a focus on black-owned business this event promises to be a doorway into the black experience in upstate New York. This year’s theme is “community empowerment health & wellness,” with a goal to expand opportunities for small businesses and community-based nonprofits, foster relationships and encourage collaboration.
@ Albany Capital Center | 10 AM | $6
Flywheel Comics Fest
A full day of comics, books, art and more.
@ Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA | 11 AM
Sarah Arnold & Ana Ruth Munger: Artist Meet & Greet
Check out Arnold’s folk-inspired oil paintings and Munger’s mixed media textile pieces while enjoying some apps and cocktails.
@ AMP Galleries, Saratoga | 3 PM
CUE MVMNT Dance Party: another garden trip
Dance the night away with the best music curators in Troy.
@ Lucas Confectionery, Troy | 9 PM
DJ Pauly D
This is not a drill. “Jersey Shore” star DJ Pauly D will be spinning in the 518.
@ Gaffney’s, Saratoga | 9 PM
Haley Moley, The Operators, Thinner Friends, Barbie Barker
Synth punk and indie rock, including the new solo project from Candy Ambulance’s Caitlin Barker.
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 9:30 PM
SUNDAY, NOV. 10
A celebration of poetry, music and art with Francis Greenburger Selects.
@ Love Apple Farm, Ghent | 1 PM | $5 suggested donation
Troy Civic Theatre presents ‘Heathers’
A production based on the classic 1989 dark comedy, following the shoulder padded scrunchie army of high school girls and the misfit Veronica who rejects them for a bad boy that leads her down a murderous path.
@ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 2 PM | $17-$20
Music Plein Air: Composed for Olana’s Landscape
Will and Sam Skarstad will offer an “immersive music-as-place experience” in the form of a mobile concert specifically composed to follow the carriage ways of Frederic Church’s landscape. The show offers an opportunity to “experience their art plein air, as the Hudson River School painters who braved the approaching winter have before them.”
@ Olana State Historic Site, Hudson | 3 PM | $10 members, $15 general public
Collar City Crimes and Creepy Compositions
Ten Troy-based musicians will share their original murder ballads based on the macabre history of their city from the 1920s and previous times. Hope you got your tickets! The space is all filled up.
@ Little Pecks, Troy | 6 PM | SOLD OUT
Grievances w Annie Bielski
Hudson artist Annie Bielski hosts this second “Grievances” variety show and community conversation featuring house band Lily K, “Ask an Alder”, Amanda Daisy Lees, Arone Dyer, DJ Fulathela, Elbert Perez, Sarah Black, The KLH and Tomm Roeschlein.
@ The Half Moon, Hudson | 7 PM | $10
WSABI Fox, Matt Norman with Iva Bittová, Zannie Omens, Dynamics
A performative art-prog experiment, “drums and giggles” from half of Lily and Horn Horse, inter-dimensional ballads and Jared Ashdown’s new project.
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 8 PM | $8