1st Friday 2018-01-03T21:36:51+00:00

1st Friday 

January Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark Street
    Featuring work by Mahodd Harvin

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Lights Up Productions presents the state-wide premier of Be More Chill. Doors 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. showtime.
    Tickets $15 students/seniors; $18 general admission.

  • 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

  • Cafe 217
    12 1/2 Delaware Avenue | 5 – 9 p.m.
    Buy a bottle of wine and receive a free appetizer.
    $1 off all drinks.

  • Cafe Hollywood
    275 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    1/2 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 – 8 p.m.
    Paintings by Kevin Bruce and Lamps by Tim Dumas
    10% of all art sales to benefit the Albany Damien Center

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    BIG BIG SALE!! 20% off all animal items!!

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

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street | 5 – 8 p.m.
    Featuring Juan Gabriel Ocampo Valle and Jessica Mansmith
    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 Open Mic Night with House Band
    $3 Bud Light Special

  • Lionheart Blues Cafe
    448 Madison Avenue 5 – 9 p.m.
    $1 off Draft Beer

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

  • Noho & Soho Pizza
    195 & 269 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    $3 off any large pizza

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

  • Rain Modern Chinese
    259 Lark Street 4 – 6 p.m.
    Happy Hour Specials

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

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month

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

  • TapAsia
    227 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Complimentary soup or sake tasting with purchase of two tapas or an entree.

  • Teassertz
    219 Lark Street 5 – 8 p.m.
    10% off purchase

  • University Club
    141 Washington Ave. 6 – 8 p.m.
    University Club and Albany Barn present a solo exhibition by Barbara Harshman entitled ” A La Carte: A Selection of Works by Barbara Harshman Celebrating the Preparation and Enjoyment of Fine Food.”
    Come early for drinks & dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Sonny and Perley Jive Five
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON at 7 – 8 p.m. by Linda/Chester Freeman, no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11 p.m. to Sonny and Perley Jive Five
    Admission including lesson:  General $15; Dance Flurry members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • 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