1st Friday2018-11-02T21:11:55+00:00

1st Friday 

November Event Listings:

  • Lark Area Galleries, Exhibit Spaces, Events

  • 3Fish Coffee and Downtube Bicycle Works
    466 Madison Ave. 6-8pm
    Lantern Parade Workshop with the Washington Park Conservancy
    Create handmade lanterns for the Albany Lantern Parade!
    Free, materials provided, and open to all!

  • Alacrity Frame Workshop
    215 Lark St.  5-9pm
    Featuring Portraits by Jeanne Finley

  • 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 Trail (closes Nov. 25)
      6PM: HISTORY ON TAP Fantastic Beasts at the Albany Institute | $10 members, $12 non-members | Register online
  • Bombers Burrito Bar
    258 Lark Street  5-9pm
    Drink Specials

  • Byron & Gill Mercantile
    273 Lark Street  5-8pm
    Storewide 20% off, (some exclusions apply) Also Sarah Haze of Round Design will be here! Peruse her fresh selection of whimsical ceramics, spend $20 and receive a free gift.

  • 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

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

  • Center Square Barber Shop
    225 Lark Street 5:30-8pm
    “Follicle”  The Art of Thom Hau
    Open house

  • Elissa Halloran Designs
    229 Lark Street 5-9pm
    SUPER SALE !! 10% off all jewelry!!

  • 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
    Oakroom Artists Pop Up Show
    Concert 6:00 pm
    100 Years of Leonard Bernstein
    Chichester Psalms
    Selections from West Side Story, Mass, On The Town and Candide

  • Great Find Thrift Boutique
    A program of Equinox, Inc.
    260 Washington Ave. – 11-6pm
    Featuring Artful Windows  “Reflect”, have light refreshments and hold a seasonal sale full of Gratitude!

  • La Luce Boutique
    248 Lark Street – 5-8pm
    Featuring artist: Tony Thompson
    10% off entire order (excludes art).

  • Lark Street Yoga
    351 Hudson Ave.
    Featuring artist Chip Fasciana.
    Zumba Dance Party from 7-8 taught by Sharon Lastique, owner of Healthy on Lark and will offer a $10 discount on our 5/10 class passes (reduced to $65/$110).

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

  • L.A.X Restaurant & Lounge
    205 Lark Street
    Featuring 90’s Music 9-1pm
    Kitchen open until 1:30am.

  • Lionheart Pub
    448 Madison Avenue 5-9pm
    $1 Off All Draft Beers
    Featuring Live Music

  • 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

  • Romaine Brooks Gallery @ Pride Center of the Capital Region
    332 Hudson Ave. 5-9pm
    Featuring:  Peter Bennett a local artist and disabled Desert Storm Veteran
    Thru November 30

  • Romeo’s Gifts
    299 Lark Street 5-9pm
    25% off storewide sale for 1st Friday!

  • 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.

  • The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery
    231 Lark Street 5-9pm
    Danica Barnes jewelry,Gerald Cooley paintings, Jim Flosdorf photographs, Bill Pettit paintings

  • Yamaguchie
    221 Lark Street 5-9pm
    20% off of all art and art related items – hats, shirts, necklaces, bracelets

  • 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: Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown
      – Free Swing Dance LESSON with Jason Fenton from 7 – 8pm; no partner needed
    – DANCE from 8 – 11pm to Graham Tichy & the New Lowdown
    Admission including lesson:  $15; DFO members $12; Seniors/Students $10.

  • Esther Massry Gallery @
    The College of Saint Rose
    1002 Madison Avenue 6-8pm
    Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Esther Massry Gallery
    Sculptors ReCollected
    Francis Cape, James Clark, Judy Pfaff
    thru December 8

  • Opalka Gallery @ Sage College of Albany
    140 New Scotland Ave. 6-8pm
    Screenprint Biennial 2018
    Exhibition tour with jurors: 5 pm
    Opening reception: 6 pm to 8 pm

  • Downtown

  • African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region
    135 So. Pearl St.
    Celebrating Our Past, Present & Future
    Featured artists include:  Kwame Armstrong, Omitola Brown, Jr., Ken Wilson, Tai Tan, Bianca Di Lella, L. Jackson-Chalmers and Lewis Ejah
    Over 30 piece of work.
    Light refreshments

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