1st Friday 2018-04-02T19:56:24+00:00

1st Friday 

April Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave, 5 – 8 p.m.
    Opening Reception with Albany Center Gallery featuring Dorothy Englander
    AND Make Your Own Monster Puppets (free, materials provided)

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    Lark 215 Street | 5 – 9 p.m.
    Featuring works by JD Be KiND/Jenna Barone

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street  6 – 9 p.m.
    “Out of This World” : A one-night-only pop-up visual exhibition & vendor fair

  • Albany Institute Of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    Free Admission from 5-8pm

    • Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
    • Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor’s Original Illustrations for American Girl
    • Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania


    Surprise, Surprise | 6PM
    Join us for an exclusive themed tour that is both engaging and entertaining! Celebrate a (belated) April Fool’s Day learning about surprises from the museum collection. The tour will include activities, little known stories, and mind-blowing facts! Enjoy a drink with the group at a local bar following the tour.
    Registration is required. Drink purchase is not included with event registration.

    • $12 non-members, $10 members
  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street  5 – 9 p.m.
    Drink Specials

  • Café 217
    12 ½ Delaware Avenue 5-9pm
    Buy a bottle of wine and receive a free appetizer.  Plus $1 off all drinks
    Hudson Underground @ 7pm

  • Café Hollywood
    275 Lark Street 5-9pm
    ½ price drinks with food purchase.

  • Capital Wine
    Corner of State & Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Wine Tasting

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Artist Ryan Charbonneau’s “DEAD ENDS”,  Window display pysanka eggs by George Clyne and William Wormuth, Musical guest (weather permitting) CK & the Rising Tide, percentage of art sales will benefit “Rainbow Railroad” (rainbowrailroad.ca) and Sale of T-Shirt with Kevin Bruce Statue of Liberty design, 100% of profits from the sale of the shirt will benefit the “Rainbow Railroad”

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    SPRING CLEANING SALE !! Lots of items for $1, $5 $ $10 !!

  • El Loco Mexican Restaurant
    465 Madison Avenue 8 – 9 p.m.
    Stop in and ask for our 1st Friday Drink Special!

  • El Mariachi
    271 Lark Street – 4-7pm
    $5 Margueritas & Sangria
    Spanish & Mexican Tapas $5

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State Street
    Art Gallery 5:30-8:00 pm
    Cemetery Figures photographs by David Hinchen and Artisan Spring Market hosted by Tim Dumas
    Concert: 6:00 pm
    J.S. Bach Christ Lag in Todes Banden featuring First Presbyterian Musicians
    Music for Flute and Harp featuring Jan Vinci and Karlinda Caldicott

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 11-5pm
    Artful Windows:   “Terra”,  Spring Sales and light refreshments.

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring Artists: Isidora Monteparo & Luke Ryan
    10% off entire purchase. (Excluding art)
    Opening Reception

  • Lark Tavern
    453 Madison Ave. 5 – 9 p.m.
    1/2 priced drinks with food purchase

  • L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street 9pm – 1am
    Live Music

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    $1 off Draft Beer

  • McGuire’s Restaurant
    353 State Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Burger and a Beer $15

  • Mio Posto
    200 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Complimentary glass of wine with an appetizer/small plate
    Featured Artist: Rebecca Schoonmaker

  • Oh Bar
    304 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    $3 Fireball and $3 Labatt Tall Boys

  • PizzaRoni
    420 Madison Ave.
    10% off any dine in or pick up order

  • Romeo’s Gifts
    299 Lark Street 5-9
    25% Off Storewide Sale for 1st Friday!

  • Savoy Taproom & Restaurant
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Featured artists:  Dan Benson & Stephanie Levay:

  • Shocker Tattoo
    302 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Tattoo artist showing their portfolios and original art work

  • Susie’s Pub
    8 Delaware Avenue
    1/2 Price Appetizers while sitting at the bar. $1 off all drinks!

  • That Store
    247 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% discount on all incense, incense accessories, and body oils on 1st Friday

  • The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street  6-8pm
    Jewelry by Danica Barnes, paintings by Gerald Cooley , Bill Pettit and Wren Panzella.
    Photographs by Jim Flosdorf

  • University Club of Albany
    141 Washington Ave.
    7-9pm Carbaret with Eileen Egan Mack accompanied by Scott Bassinson

  • Yamaguchie
    221 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off of all art and art related items – hats, shirts, necklaces, bracelets

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Eight to the Bar
      – Free Swing LESSON by Ellie Hanus/Vance Catapang from 7 – 8pm, no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to Eight to the Bar
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Ave. 5-7pm
    Senior Show
    Opening Reception

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 5-8pm
    The 40th Photo Regional: Effects That Aren’t Special
    Extended hours and live music

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center
    135 S. Pearl St. 6-10pm
    Diamond Age Comics featuring Mahodd Harvin, Cyree Brown and Jalaun Taylor
    An Afrofuturist exhibition of art including original comics and Manga inspired stories
    Wine, Food, Live Entertainment
    $20 Tickets at the door

  • Albany Modern Body Art
    7 S. Pearl St  5-9pm
    Tattoo artists showing their portfolios and original art work

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
    111 No. Pearl St.  5-7pm
    And Other Spirits, a retrospecitve from renowned artist GC Myers
    Opening Reception
    info@gcmyers.com for a sneak peak
    Lobby/Gallery Open Daily from 10-5pm
    Show runs thru May 6th in conjunction with Blithe Spirit