1st Friday 2017-11-29T22:13:22+00:00

1st Friday 

December Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark Street
    Featuring: Disparate Views by Lynn Bunnell

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Gifted Artisan Fair
    UAG Holiday Marketplace
    Artists and their creations at holiday gift giving prices.
    @Stage 1 Gallery
    46 No. Swan Street 6 – 8 p.m.
    Adam Frelin

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    Free Admission from 5 – 8 p.m.

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

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

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Group Art Show
    10% of all art sales to benefit the Albany Damien Center.
    Opening Reception

  • City Church
    200 Washington Ave. 6 – 10 p.m.
    Ugly Sweater Party to raise money for “The Sunday Before Christmas”, a community event.
    Food, Drinks, Live Music & Raffle Give-aways
    $10 at the door, or $5 with a toy donation.
    All proceeds go towards helping those in need within our community

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

  • Enigma.Co
    250 Lark Street — 6 – 9 p.m.
    Paintings by Gary Shankman

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State St.  5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Art Gallery:  Handmade Holiday Marketplace, hosted by Tim Dumas
    Concert:  6 p.m.
    Holiday Music by Capitaland Chorus and First Pres Bell Choir

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 12 – 5 p.m.
    Artful Windows:   “Vintage Merry”
    Holiday Sales

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5 – 8 p.m.
    Featured Artists:  Jason “King Leo” Neal and Stephanie Levay
    Opening Reception

  • L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    Live Open Mic Night with House Band
    $3 Bud Light Special

  • 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 p.m.
    Live Band, Drink Specials

  • The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street  6 – 9 p.m.
    Holiday show and sale
    Jewelry by Danica Barnes, Art by Gerald Cooley, Jim Flosdorf, Bill Pettit and Wren Panzella

  • The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave. 5 – 8 p.m.
    Featured Artist:  David Carter – Gay Icons and Allies

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    This month features artists Bob Anderson and Steven Minchin

  • 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: Gals that Play Jazz Swing Dance Band (5 pcs incl  Patti-O Melita, Peg Delaney)
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON at 7 – 8 p.m. by Linda/Chester Freeman, no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11 p.m. to Gals that Play Jazz Swing Dance Band (5 pcs incl  Patti-O Melita, Peg Delaney)
    Admission including lesson:  General $15; Dance Flurry members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Ave. 5 – 9 p.m.
    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.

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave.
    Upstate Collage Night
    Drop in for this free-form collage party. Vintage magazines, supplies, music and snacks provided!
    Free.

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region
    135 S. Pearl St.  6 – 8:30 p.m.
    Black Santa
    ​Featuring African American Santa’s from the private collection of Cathleen Coleman-McConney

  • Nine Pine Cider
    929 Broadway 5 – 8 p.m.
    In conjunction with Albany Barn presents
    The Chair Show

  • The City School District of Albany at The Cathedral of All Saints
    62 S. Swan Street
    Student art show and musicians
    Art show begins at 5 p.m.
    Concert:  6:30 p.m.