MONDAY, MARCH 9
This is the last week to check out the surreal visual experience of this exhibit. Seeking to highlight the drama and magic of light, shape and color, four artists use unique materials and techniques in their abstract works, transforming the gallery into an electrifying display of neon light, reflective surfaces, vibrant palettes and energetic mark-making in this site-dependent installation.
@ Collar Works, Troy | Through March 14
The second class of the Eddies Hall of Fame – The Accents, Blotto, The Fidelitys, Hal Ketchum, Lena Spencer and John Sykes – are to be inducted to the Eddies Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees (Kevin McKrell and Ruth Pelham) will also be in attendance at the ceremony and dinner, featuring live music from PJ Duo and Erin Harkes, who will emcee the event.
@ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga | 6 PM | $50
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Professional photographer Jeff Johnson of Electric City Photography will lead this free workshop tutorial on Adobe Photoshop for photographers of all levels. RSVP at the link above to reserve your spot.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 6 PM | Free
Front Parlor Storytelling: Dog Days
Front Parlor open mics are an opportunity to share your true, personal stories live (without notes) in five minutes or less. In tonight’s session share stories of hot, sultry summer days and the pups in your life that make your days brighter.
@ Little Pecks, Troy | 7:30 PM
Over the past four decades, Cray has drawn from American roots, blues, soul and R&B, winning five Grammys, making 20 acclaimed studio albums and a bundle of live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Fame member’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs.
@ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 7:30 PM | $35-$47
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Greene Gets Creative
Purchase paintings, handmade items, and more, designed by local artists at this celebration of the arts, presented by the Greene County Chamber and CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education. A cash bar for food and beverages will be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 5 PM | $10
In conjunction with the “Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art” exhibition, curator Suzy Fout will lead a workshop on painted tin, with each participant decorating their own piece to take home.
@ Schenectady County Historical Society | 6 PM | $30
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Collar City Latinx Night: vientxs
A Bachata lesson–taught by Isabel Burlingham and David Aloka–and dance party set to DJ Intell Hayesfield’s Latin beats, featuring a selection of refreshments from Carmen’s menu.
@ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy | 6 PM | $15
Artist Talk: Matt Chinian
Learn more about Chinian’s “Did You See That.” The artist will talk about documenting places and scenes that present fascinating color fields. He paints typically overlooked locales asking to be found. Many of his works are recorded in and around the Capital Region, maybe even in your town. Enjoy Chinian’s wandering eye through his painterly hand that depicts the beautiful to the sublime in this exhibition, on display through April 5.
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6:30 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Author Talk: Greg Veitch’s ‘A Gangster’s Paradise’
Veitch will share stories from his new book “A Gangster’s Paradise,” which tells the true history of gambling, crime and the mafia in Saratoga Springs.
@ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park | 10:30 AM | Free
The Ulster County-based Celtic punk rock band is inspired by The Pogues, Sex Pistols and The Clash. They’ve expanded their original “1977-meets-1916” sound to include some extended traditional Irish ballads and themes – Irish folk at punk speed.
@ The Avalon Lounge, Catskill | 8:30 PM | $6
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
Open Studio with Artist Elizabeth Zunon
Join artist-in-residence Elizabeth Zunon in the art studio to celebrate the artwork of Dox Thrash. Participants will create images inspired by Thrash’s mastery of form, line, and shadow. A different technique will be explored in each of three monthly sessions led by Zunon. Register above or by contacting Sue at 518-792-1761, ext. 350, or email@example.com.
@ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls | 10:30 AM | $15 members, $20 non-members
Looking and Moving with Root3d’s Jammella Anderson and Aaron Moore
The Root3d instructors will present a workshop that combines mindful movement and dramatic expression. Anderson is a 500-hr CYT who began her practice in 2012 offers yoga instruction for all bodies seeking to step into their own power. Moore has performed with the Capital Rep Theatre and Roundtable Theatre Company as well as on NBC, Showtime and The History Channel. Please bring a mat.
@ Esther Massry Gallery, Albany | 1 PM | Free
The rapper, known for his smash hit “Trap Queen”, will play this 16+ show at UCH.
@ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park | 8 PM | $30-$35
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
Author Talk: Diana Waite’s ‘The Architecture of Downtown Troy’
Waite’s book “The Architecture of Downtown Troy: An Illustrated History,” explores the history behind significant buildings in downtown Troy and how they were designed and constructed. Waite and her colleagues scoured historical society collections, newspaper articles and advertisements as well as the Historic American Buildings Survey to complete the project.
Waite is also president of Mount Ida Press, which conducts historical-research and writing projects and provides consultant services on publication and historic-preservation projects. Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Market Block Books.
Call the library to register or do so online at the link above.
@ Troy Public Library | 1:30 PM
Sunday Jams with Multipede
Enjoy food and drinks, including a bloody mary and mimosa bar, with the local jam band.
@ JP Brunos Bar Grill, Glens Falls | 2 PM