1st Friday 2018-09-27T18:55:45+00:00

1st Friday 

October Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave. 5-8pm
    Pop-Up Exhibit with Albany Center Gallery featuring Lori Lawrence
    Opening Reception

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark St.  5-9pm
    Featuring Steven Minchin
    “Ruined Painting”

  • Albany Barn
    56 2nd Street – 4-7pm
    14th Annual Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition
    Showcasing visual, digital, and performance art created by local youth
    @Kings Place Gallery
    29 North Swan Street 5-7:30pm
    Special presentation of  “Taste of History.” Explore Albany’s culinary past and present in this journey though food, from the earliest Dutch settlers to modern-day food culture. Sara Evenson will share the smells and tastes of the period during an interactive lecture on Friday, September 7th at 6pm. Attendees will learn how food arrived in the Albany area, what flavor profiles were common, how foods were prepared, and will have the chance to sample a variety of items while exploring the material culture of food in ACHA’s latest exhibit. The presentation is free. Donations accepted.

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

    • A Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William Schade
    • Birds and Beasts: The Scary, Magical, and Adorable Animals of the Albany Institute
    • Thomas Cole’s Paper TrailA Menagerie of Whimsey: The Art of William B. Schade
  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street  5-9pm
    Drink Specials

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8 pm
    20% off in-store items (some exclusions apply) Also featuring 3 pop up shops by local makers of clothing, home decor and re-purposed furniture and lighting.

  • Café 217
    12 ½ Delaware Avenue 5-9 pm
    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

  • Cap City Boutique
    219 Lark St. 5-9pm
    $20 Hat Sale
    $5 Graphic Tees Sale

  • Capital Wine & Spirits
    Corner of State & Lark Street 5-9pm
    Wine Tasting

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    Photography by J.Michael Malec
    Musical Guest John Hill

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off all skeleton and Halloweenish items!!

  • El Loco
    465 Madison Avenue 8-9pm
    Stop in and ask for our 1st Friday Appetizer 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
    Watercolors by Kevin Kuhne
    Concert 6:00 pm
    Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Ave. 11-6pm
    Artful Windows “Gone Thrifting” celebrating National Thrift Shop Day
    Summer Bag Sale, New Fall merchandise, light refreshments.

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artists: David Painter & Luke Ryan
    10% off entire purchase. (excludes art)

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

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street  9:30pm-1:30am
    Free Live Music
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    $1 Off All Draft Beers
    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 Month of September!

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Music by Flying Rob & Friends

  • 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.

  • University Club
    141 Washington Ave.
    Artist in Residence
    Opening Reception

  • 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: The Resonators
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON with Linda Leverock from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to The Resonators
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery
    1002 Madison Avenue 12-9pm
    Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Esther Massry Gallery
    Sculptors ReCollected
    Francis Cape, James Clark, Judy Pfaff
    October 5–December 8

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage Colleg of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 6-8pm
    Featuring Sharon Bates:  Exhibit B
    Extended Hours

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region
    135 So. Pearl St.

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

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
    111 N. Pearl Street – 5-7pm
    Featuring artists Kyle Avery new photos entitled “American Landscape” and Alisa Sikelianos-Carter assemblage work entitled “Crowns”.
    Opening Reception
    This art show coincides with our production of “The Royale” running thru October 14th.
    Gallery is open from Noon to 5pm weekdays for the general public and during shows for ticketed patrons