Chet Hardin on Inside NXIVM 

Former Metroland editor Chet Hardin returns to the region to discuss his book “The Program: Inside the mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM.” He’ll lead a workshop on investigative journalism at 4:30 PM. @Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy | 6 PM | 


Contemporary Classic Portraits: recent work by Corey Pitkin 

Corey Pitkin’s classical-style paintings are delivered with an extreme modern sensibility. Do yourself a favor and view his recent work at Arlene’s Artist Supply–a place we imagine you have plenty of reasons to visit anyway. @Arlene’s Artist Supply, Albany | Running to November 30th 9 AM- 6 PM | Free 


Art Factory 

Young artists K-12 will learn, experiment and create art with local artists in a gallery setting – inspired by exhibitions and artists connected to Collar Works.  @Collar Works, Troy | 5-6 PM| Free 


Genevieve Gaignard, The 99cent Store, 2015 © Genevieve Gaignard, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Artist Talk: Genevieve Gaignard

Gaignard discusses her work that focuses on photographic self-portraiture, sculpture and installation that explores race, gender, class and their intersections. @MASS MoCA, North Adams | 6 PM | Free

Ann Cvetkovich: Artist Curation as Queer Archival Practice

Carleton University professor Ann Cvetkovich will explore how artists apply “creative and queer approaches” to to archives as a way to empower. @EMPAC, Troy | 6 PM | Free 

Lotus with Wax Future 

Prep for the weekend with a hearty dose of futuristic electronic jam music from Lotus and Wax future. @Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes | 8 PM | $32 

Harriet Tubman – 170 years of Freedom

This pop-up exhibit celebrates the 170th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery through the art of SUNY and RPI students. @Albany Barn, Albany | 6 PM-9 PM | Free

The Sea The Sea with Anna Vogelzang and Olivia Quillio 

Local indie-folk darlings head up a bill with amazing singer songwriters Anna Vogelgzang and Olivia Quillio. This should be a good way to warm up on a cold winter night. @Parish Public House, Albany | 9 PM | $12 

Afro Renaissance 

The African American Cultural Center presents a multidisciplinary showcase of artistic talent paired with food and beverages. @African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Albany | 6 PM | $10 

The Figgs

Saratoga Springs rockers The Figgs will bring you their swaggering just in time for Thanksgiving. @The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy | 9 PM | $15


Art for Now Blakey and Beyond- Hard Bop with Bobby Previte 

This new Sunday-night series will kick off with Bobby Previte’s swinging sextet playing Art Blakey’s “Jazz Messengers. @Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 6 PM | Donations accepted