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1st Friday

March Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

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

  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street  5-9pm
    Drink Specials

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8pm
    Help celebrate their ONE-year anniversary!  Enjoy light refreshments and snacks, and a free gift with any purchase over $25.

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

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

  • Café Lark Pizza
    452 Madison Ave 5-9pm
    $1 Slice of Pizza

  • Capital Wine & Spirits
    Corner of State & Lark Street 5-9pm
    Wine Tasting.  Take a selfie on the Capital City Trolley for 10% off regular priced wine.

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Open House
    “A Conscious Experience: The Mind Through the Microscope”  Photography,  This exhibit broadcasts state-of-the-art neuroscience research being performed in the Capital Region as we continue to strive for a deeper understanding of the seemingly insurmountable complexity of human brain and central nervous system.  Zachary Olmsted MD/PhD candidate (medical school, graduate school) in Nanomedicine (joint program between SUNY Polytechnic Institute CNSE and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine) Research Project Assistant for the SUNY Research Foundation in the laboratory of Dr. Janet Paluh (CNSE)

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    18 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE ! 18-30% off many items in the store!!

  • El Loco
    465 Madison Avenue 8-9pm
    Free frozen Lime Margarita with purchase of entrée (dine-in only)
    Just take a Selfie on the Capital City Trolley for special!

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

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State Street 5:30-8pm
    Art Gallery: Paintings by William Pettit
    Concert:  6pm
    Soprano Carla Fisk

  • Healthy on Lark
    274 Lark St. 5-9pm
    Free cup of Tea with Capital City Trolley Selfie

  • Iron Gate Café
    182 Washington Ave. 5:30-8pm
    Italian Wine & Dine Night!
    Wine tasting & and classic Italian food served until 8PM (see our social media pages for menu! )

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    25% everything off in store
    Light refreshments

  • Lark St. Natural Foods
    217 Lark Street
    10% off purchase of $10 or more.
    (exceptions apply)  Please mention add at checkout

  • Lark St. Poke Bar
    203 Lark St.
    Free Thai Tea or Matcha Green Tea with Capital City Trolley Selfie.

  • Lark Street Yoga
    351 Hudson Ave.
    10 class/$100
    5:30-6:30
    Love Light Flow:JRAD Yoga Music Event  with Terra and Louise
    Donation Event (Proceeds will got to TriCity Yoga Foundation)
    THEN take the Trolley down to the Palace
    Acro Yoga/Community Class  with Brian Hull (Recenter Pilates)
    6:30pm/ Donation $5

  • Lark Tavern
    453 Madison Ave. 5-9pm
    ½ priced drinks with food purchase

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    90’s Night – Live Music 9-1am
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.
    $5 fireball shots

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    HAPPY HOUR drink specials until 9:00 pm.
    Live Band: Yankee Holler

  • NoHo & SoHo Pizza
    195 & 269 Lark Street 5-9pm
    $3 off any large pizza

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

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

  • Romeo’s Gifts
    299 Lark Street 5-9pm
    25% off storewide sale for the Month of March!

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Music by Flying Rob & Friends
    $3 off first appetizer with on-board Capital City Trolley Selfie

  • Susies Pub
    8 Delaware Avenue
    ½ Price Appetizers while sitting @ bar.  $1 off all drinks!
    Happy Hour until 9pm

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

  • The Daily Grind
    204 Lark St.
    Free cup of coffee on Saturday with Capital City Trolley selfie

  • University Club
    141 Washington Ave. 6-8pm
    Featuring Artist in Residence:  Mike Mirsky
    Opening Reception and Artist Talk

  • The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street 5-9pm
    Featured artists:  Danica Barnes, Gerald Cooley, Wren Panzella, Bill Pettit.

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

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  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Alan Thomson Little Big Band (from Albany!)
    – Free Swing Dance LESSON with Elie Hanus from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to the Alan Thomson Little Big Band
    https://www.facebook.com/events/325156131642995/
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Art Associates Gallery Inc.
    21 Railroad Ave 5-9pm
    Presents:  A Women’s Perspective
    Showcasing the works of local women artists  Deb Carpenter, Kim Marks,  Linda Jackson-Chalmers, Jillian Platt,  Sharon Crute, Chantie Rony, Katherine Chwazik, Susan Gill-Spellmeyer,  Judy Haller D’Angelo, Nina Stanley, Dorothy Englander, Marianne Szuberla, Trish Hennessy, Takyce Walter,  Tina Lincer
    Opening Reception

  • Stuart Studio
    21 Railroad Ave. 5-9pm
    Featuring Sculptor & Painter
    Mary Pat Wager and Susan Stuart

  • Downtown

  • City Beer Hall
    42 Howard Street
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for drink specials
    Live music with Ryan Rosmarin from 7 – 10 PM

  • Excelsior Pub
    54 Philip Street
    Pinball tournament at 7 PM
    Drink specials for Capital City Trolley riders and pinball players

  • Fort Orange General Store
    412 Broadway – open until 7 PM
    10% off any store purchase

  • Fresh & Fly Clothing
    13 S. Pearl St. – open until 8pm
    Mention 1st Friday for 15% off any purchase

  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
    79 N. Pearl Street
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for a complimentary glass of select wine or pint of craft beer with any entrée purchase

  • Jack’s Oyster House
    42 State St.
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for buy one, get one free glasses of wine at the bar

  • Jonathan’s Pizza
    31 N. Pearl Street
    Mention the Capital City Trolley for $1 cheeseburger deal (limit 3 per customer)

  • Klein Art Gallery
    146 State Street 5-9pm
    New local gallery & café now open!
    Gallery show: “Black and White with a Splash of Color” by Dana Klein

  • Loch & Quay
    414 Broadway
    Pop-up exhibit featuring the artwork of Gregory Maxwell Dunn, curated by Albany Center Gallery
    $1 off all drafts

  • Palace Theatre
    19 Clinton Avenue
    Mention the Capital City Trolley in person at the box office and receive two complimentary tickets to any film in the CDPHP Movie Series
    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead concert at 7 PM (ticketed event)

  • Parish Public House
    388 Broadway
    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead after-party at 11 PM with live music by Gratefully Yours (ticketed event)

  • Pearl Street Pub
    59-61 N. Pearl Street
    Trivia at 5:30 PM with beer specials
    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead after-party at 10:30 PM with live music by Star Kitchen (ticketed event)

  • Stacks Espresso Bar
    488 Broadway 5-8pm
    Pop-up exhibit featuring artwork by Bob Anderson, curated by Albany Center Gallery

  • Times Union Center
    Elton John concert at 8 PM (ticketed event)