1st Friday 2018-02-02T18:18:58+00:00

1st Friday 

February Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark Street
    It starts from the Heart by Dillard Parker

  • Al-arabi Shawarma
    4 Delaware Ave.
    10% off on $10 or more with mention of 1st Friday

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 5 – 8 p.m.
    A skate-themed exhibition curated by Robert Ciampolillo

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
    125 Washington Avenue
    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

    Also
    6 p.m. | History on Tap – History Repeats | $12 non-members, $10 members | Register online

  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Drink Specials

  • 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 5:30-8pm
    Featured artist:  Fran Kramer

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    SALE!! 20% off framed art, books, clothing & accessories!

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

  • El Mariachi
    271 Lark Street | 4 – 7 p.m.
    $4 Margaritas, $5 Sangria
    Spanish & Mexican Tapas $5

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State Street
    Art Gallery 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Oil Paintings by Tina Lincer; Photographs by Jeanne Finley
    Concert: 6 p.m.
    Carla Fisk singing the Music of Paolo Tosti

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 11 – 5 p.m.
    Artful Windows:  “p.s. I love you”.  Winter Sales , New Spring items and light refreshments.

  • 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

  • Mio Posto
    200 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Complimentary glass of wine with an appetizer/small plate

  • 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

  • PizzaRoni
    420 Madison Ave.
    10% off on $10 or more with mention of 1st Friday

  • Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave. 5 – 9 p.m.
    Featured Artist: Stephanie Levay

  • 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
    Featured artists:  Ritvik Sharma and Robert Eaton

  • Shocker Tattoo
    302 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    Tattoo artist showing their portfolios and original art work

  • 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

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

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

  • Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar
    236 Washington Ave.
    Featuring Reggae & Afro Beats Band

  • Yamaguchie
    221 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    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 Lustre Kings
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON w/ Jason Fenton from 7 – 8 p.m., no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11 p.m. to The Lustre Kings
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1970274243260420/

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Ave.
    Lisa Corinne Davis: Turbulent Terrain – Occupying a point somewhere between abstraction and figuration, cartooning and cartography, Lisa Corinne Davis’s paintings explore themes of racial, social and psychological identity.
    Thru February 24

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave  6 – 8 p.m.
    Practice What You Teach
    Art+Design Faculty Exhibition
    with performances by Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company throughout the gallery starting at 6:30 p.m.
    Artists reception
    The Department of Art+Design at Sage College of Albany is a NASAD-accredited, four-year co-educational program offering degrees in Graphic+Media Design, Interior+Spatial Design, and Art+Extended Media. The faculty is comprised of artists in working in multiple media–sound, photo, graphic and interior design, printmaking, sculpture, and painting.
    Lynn Capirsello, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, William Fillmore, Eleazar Hernández, Natasha Holmes, Sean Hovendick,  Willie Marlowe, Melinda McDaniel, Matthew McElligott, Leah Rico, Terrence Tiernan, Gary Shankman

  • Downtown

  • Albany Center Gallery
    488 Broadway 5 – 8 p.m.
    BETWEEN THE LINES
    Featuring Rhea Nowak, Dana Piazza, Kelly Schultz & Russell Serrianne
    Exhibit sponsors David E. Nardolillo, Esq.The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts FestivalNew York State Council on the Arts, & Park Albany

  • Albany County Historical Association
    King’s Place – 2nd floor
    29 No. Swan St.
    “Appetite for History: Albany County’s Culinary Culture from the 1700s to Today.
    The King’s Table”  a collection of food photography shot by local photographer Mark K. Schou
    Please come and enjoy the show through April. Stay tuned for information on an upcoming lecture/demonstration class on how to photograph food, with Mark and a food stylist.
    “The King’s Table” art exhibit is a complimenting event to the ACHA’s year-long culinary themed “Appetite for History” which celebrates culinary culture in Albany County from the 1700’s to today.
    About the venue: King’s Place is a Greek Revival Building constructed between 1852 and 1856 by J. Howard King and John J. Olcott, Esq., Son of Thomas Worth Olcott, a prominent Albany banker and philanthropist whose family owned the Ten Broeck Mansion, just around the corner, for roughly 100 years prior to it’s donation to the Albany County Historical Association. The building’s archway once led to a path directly to the mansion’s back door known as King’s Way. The Ten Broeck Mansion will also be open on 1st Friday.

  • Albany Modern Body Art
    7 S. Pearl St. | 5 – 9 p.m.
    Tattoo artists showing their portfolios and original artwork.

  • Capital Repertory Theater
    111 N. Pearl Street 5 – 7 p.m.
    Light Travels
    “A mood, a shadow, a deep breath, an exhale”  Photographic art by Jennifer Duke Anstey
    Exhibit Opening
    Gallery@theREP