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1st Friday 

November Event Listings:

  • Museums

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
    125 Washington Ave – Free Admission from 5 – 8 p.m.
    Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
    – Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor’s Original Illustrations for American Girl
    – Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and the Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave, 6 – 9pm
    Featuring works by Michelle Lee
    Opening Reception
    AND Lantern Parade Workshop with the Washington Park Conservancy (free, materials provided)

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark Street
    Featuring:  Photo-Realistic Drawings in Charcoal and Pastel & India Ink Paintings by Rik Kent

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 4:30-7:30pm
    Remixed: an exhibition of collages and assemblages
    @Stage 1 Gallery
    46 No. Swan Street 5-8pm
    Upstate Artists Guild presents
    The College Show; works by area college faculty & students

  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Featuring $3 Dos Equis Drafts; $6 original Margaritas

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

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Artist: Photographer Anthony Laviano
    Musical Guest: Steve Werthner
    10% of all art sales to benefit The Albany Damien Center
    Opening Reception

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    10% off jewelry & framed art!!!

  • Enigma.Co
    250 Lark Street — 6 – 9 p.m.
    Featured Artist at the Gallery at Enigma

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State St. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Art Gallery:  Mixed Media Collages by T. Klacsmann
    Paintings by Tom McGill
    Concert:  6:00 pm
    The Music of Randal Thompson
    Musicians of First Presbyterian and Saint Rose Madrigal Ensemble

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 12 – 5 p.m.
    Artful Windows: “Resilience”
    New Fall arrivals, Summer Bag Sale.

  • Lark Natural Foods
    217 Lark St.
    10% OFF everything for 1st Friday. Must mention at checkout

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featured work by:  9/27-10/26
    Works by Thomas Hansen and Alex Waters
    Opening Reception

  • L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    Live music with Andrew Mirabile
    $4 IPA’s

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

  • The Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Ave. 5-9
    John Hill

  • The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave. 5 – 8 p.m.
    It Takes Some Getting Used To: REDUX by featured artist Stephanie Slominski
    Music and light fare available.

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    This month features artists  Katherine Ashby & Mia Powers

  • Slavonian European Cafe
    189 Lark Street 6 – 9 p.m.
    Free Tea Tasting

  • The University Club
    141 Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m.
    An Evening with Bethany Wood
    Tickets: $20
    More Info

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON by Jason Fenton at 7 – 8pm, no partner needed
    – DANCE to Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown from 8 – 11pm
    Admission including lesson:  General $15; Dance Flurry members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
    985 Madison Ave.
    Featuring: LOTHAR OSTERBURG
    Reaching for the Sky
    The exhibition features copperplate photogravure prints, constructed models, video and a 27-ft. sculpture installed in the Vertical Gallery
    Reception: from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    Artist’s Talk: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave.
    6 pm –  Exhibition Tour of “Paper is Part of the Picture” with Chris Harrold, VP Creative Director of Mohawk
    7:30 pm – Lecture: World-renowned designer, Seymour Chwast on “God, War, & Sex” (Reservations Required opalka@sage.edu)

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region
    135 S. Pearl St.  5:30-8:30pm
    Exhibition to honor the 100th anniversary of the Silent Protest parade.  In addition, Alex Stokes is the featured artist exhibiting work which reflect the time period.
    Opening Reception

  • Albany Center Galler (ACG)
    488 Broadway 5-8pm
    Featuring: Artists in Masters of War: Darcie Abbatiello, Colin C Boyd, Daniel Buckingham, Brian Cirmo, Danny Goodwin, Sean Hovendick, Mike Millspaugh, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Ryan Parr, Ken Ragsdale, Jamie Rodriguez, Beth Scher, Jill Shoffiett, Jeff Starr, & Jeff Wigman.
    Opening Reception

  • Fort Orange General Store
    412 Broadway 5-7pm
    Featured Artist:  Mark Gregory
    Opening Reception​