1st Friday 2017-10-05T23:44:28+00:00

1st Friday 

October Event Listings:

  • Museums

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
    125 Washington Ave – Free Admission from 5 – 8 p.m.
    The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute
    + Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage
    + The Fashionable Portrait

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark Street
    Featuring: Ridge to Shore in China and the USA
    photography by Lance Nevard

  • Albany Barn
    56 Second Street 4 – 8 p.m.
    13th Annual Summer in the City Youth Talent exhibition
    Swan Street Park: He(ART) of the Hill Block Party featuring Music – Vendors – Art – Work Shops – Food from Mogumbo International BBQ
    @Stage 1 Gallery
    46 No. Swan Street 5 – 8 p.m.
    Upstate Artists Guild presents:
    The College Show; works by area college faculty & students

  • Ben & Jerry’s
    467 Madison Ave.
    Music by: John Hill

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

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

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Featured Artists: Joe Klockowski – Woolybearz, Patrick Stephenson – Bearpad
    Curated by: Dan Woycik and Ward Capeci
    Music by: Steve Werthner
    Opening Reception

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
    15% off Skeletons and Halloweenish items!!!

  • Enigma.Co
    250 Lark Street — 6 – 9 p.m.
    Featured Artist: Ellis Rowlands
    Our Hands are Feathers and Lead, Works on paper

  • First Presbyterian Church
    362 State St. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Art Gallery: Drawings by Cynthia Winter
    Pottery by Mary LaFleur
    Concert: 6:00 p.m.
    Elisabeth Shoup, soprano, and Jestin Pieper, piano
    Music by Ravel, Wagner, and Scriabin
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2042313339332276/?active_tab=about

  • GreatFinds Thrift Boutique
    A Program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Avenue, 12 – 5 p.m.
    Artful Windows: “Resilience”
    New Fall arrivals, Summer Bag Sale.

  • Hounds on the Hudson
    472 Madison Ave. 5 – 7 p.m.
    Featured Artist: Susan Stuart
    Event: “Ask the Trainer” — get free dog training advice from our expert staff trainers. Dogs are welcome.

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5 – 8 p.m.
    Works by Kathy Klompas and David Painter
    Opening Reception
    Thru October 26

  • L.A.X. Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    Live music with Andrew Mirabile
    $5 Margarita specials.

  • New York State of Mind
    167 Chestnut Street 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Photography by Janice Prichett
    Landscape and nature photography from special events and locations around or near New York

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

  • Preservation League of NYS
    44 Central Ave. 5 – 8 p.m.
    “Hidden in Plain Sight” – photos of the 2016-17 Seven to Save Endangered Places by Bruce Harvey
    Sponsored by: M&T Bank, Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects, PBDW Architects
    Opening Reception

  • The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave. 5 – 8 p.m.
    John McEnerney presents Slice: Portraits of Life

  • Savoy Taproom
    301 Lark Street
    Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
    Featured Artists:
    Mahodd Harvin
    Tiffany Barkevich

  • Slavonian European Cafe
    189 Lark Street 6 – 9 p.m.
    Free Tea Tasting

  • Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar
    236 Washington Ave. 7 – 9 p.m.
    Featuring live African-inspired drumming by the Sound of Roots

  • Midtown

  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance
    Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen St.
    Band: Bryan Brundige & His Piggly Wigglies
    – Free Swing Dance LESSON by Jason Fenton at 7 – 8 p.m., no partner needed
    – DANCE to Bryan Brundige & His Piggly Wigglies from 8 – 11 p.m.
    Admission including lesson: General$15; Dance Flurry Members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @ The College of Saint Rose
    Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium
    985 Madison Ave.
    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
    Reception: from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
    Artist’s Talk: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 6 – 8 p.m.
    “Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore and the Evolution of American Graphic Design”
    Opening Reception

  • Sage College of Albany
    Kahl Campus Center
    140 New Scotland Ave. – 5 – 9 p.m.
    First Israel A. M. E. Church Women’s Missionary Society presents: A Pink Party for Breast Cancer Awareness
    Featuring: Oncology nurse providing self exam instructions; stories of survivors and love ones; and decorating “Bras for a Cause.” Light refreshments will be available.

  • Downtown

  • Albany Center Galler (ACG)
    488 Broadway 5 – 7 p.m.
    Featuring: Then and Now by Artist Robert Cartmell

  • Capital Repertory Theatre
    111 No. Pearl St. 4 – 7 p.m.
    Featuring: Second Selves
    Curated by Sara Griffith, this show features several artists exploring and questioning Western notions of a stable and fixed self – Our lived experiences existing simultaneously with our imagined and secret selves.
    Opening Reception

  • Fort Orange General Store
    412 Broadway 5 – 8 p.m.
    Featured Artist: Jae Schalekamp
    Opening Reception