February Event Listings:
Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events
Alacrity Frame Workshop
215 Lark Street
It starts from the Heart by Dillard Parker
4 Delaware Ave.
10% off on $10 or more with mention of 1st Friday
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
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.
12 1/2 Delaware Avenue | 5 – 9 p.m.
Buy a bottle of wine and receive a free appetizer.
$1 off all drinks.
275 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
1/2 price drinks with food purchase.
Corner of State & Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
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!
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).
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
353 State Street 5 – 9 p.m.
Burger and a Beer $15
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
304 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
$3 Fireball and $3 Labatt Tall Boys
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
299 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
25% Off Storewide Sale for 1st Friday!!!
301 Lark Street
Highlighting and supporting local artists on the 1st Friday of each month
Featured artists: Ritvik Sharma and Robert Eaton
302 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
Tattoo artist showing their portfolios and original art work
8 Delaware Avenue
1/2 Price Appetizers while sitting at the bar. $1 off all drinks!
227 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
Complimentary soup or sake tasting with purchase of two tapas or an entree.
219 Lark Street 5 – 8 p.m.
10% off purchase
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
221 Lark Street 5 – 9 p.m.
20% off of all art and art related items – hats, shirts, necklaces, bracelets
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.
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.
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
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.
“A mood, a shadow, a deep breath, an exhale” Photographic art by Jennifer Duke Anstey