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Youth FX at The Spectrum

Tomorrow, The Spectrum will be hosting Youth FX, Albany’s award winning teen filmmaking program, which is part of Grand Street Community Arts. All of the proceeds go to the program, and after the screenings there is a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Among the wide range of topics the Youth FX filmmakers explored this past year were documentaries about local refugee youth, a profile of a local legend from Grand Street, a story of two girls who fall in love against the wishes of one of their fathers, an exploration of Black hairstyles, and the program’s first film written, directed and starring an all Karen, Burma cast.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can see more info on the event page.

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Shana Falana at The Low Beat

Shana Falana is set to play The Low Beat on Thursday, April 2. Shana Falana recently premered a track from their upcoming album Set Your Lightning Free to great acclaim. Also on the bill are friends and favorites Moon Magick and Troy’s Eternal Crimes.

Stream some music below and mark your calendar. This show is not a bad way to spend your Thursday!

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 20

LOOK! at Albany Center Gallery: Featuring 25 young artists, music from DJ Trumastr and much more.

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Interesting talks featuring 20 images for 20 seconds each.

DD Dorvillier: “Extra Shapes” at EMPAC: “performance for lunging figures, a musical concert for loudspeakers, and a light show”

Lower Dens at The Half Moon: With Palm and Sunatirene.

E. O. M. at McGeary’s: Artist showcase and Tall Matt’s birthday party.

Saturday March 21

Spring Equinox Dinner at Brakes: Celebrating astronomical spring.

Zammuto and Gotye at MASS MoCA: Indie.

Jeff The Drunk, Hot Mayonaise, Private Parts, Stowaways, and Black Ships at The Low Beat: Wild lineup.

Arbor Hill Winter Carnival: Tour the Ten Broeck Mansion and attend the opening of Arbor Hill Park.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. Ladies free all night.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

Sunday March 22

Rock N Roll Brunch XII at The Low Beat: Celebrating a year of fun brunches.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

The Spongebob Movie, American Sniper, The Wedding Ringer and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

10 Songs Per Minute: Capital Region

The Capital Region was recently cast in The Cutting Room’s latest 10 Songs Per Minute videos. Great to see some local favorites in there as well as some that were previously unknown to me. Definitely give the video a watch. If you’re into this sort of music discovery service for a broader spectrum of music, simply subscribe to the channel to stay in the loop.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 13

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Now featuring law enforcement.

Vow of Hatred, Hometown Hate, and more at Bogies: Beatdown hardcore.

Start Making Sense with HmfO at The Hollow: Talking Heads and Hall and Oates tribute bands.

Talea Ensemble at EMPAC: US premiere of Enno Poppe’s Speicher.

Saturday March 14

Perspective, a lovely hand to hold, Trashlord, and Infinity Girl at Ground Zero: Outsider indie jams.

Joell Ortiz at Bogies: Rap show with tons of local support.

The Color Out of Space at EMPAC: Projection of the buildings facade.

White Museum at Hirsch Observatory: A film projected into the sky from the observatory.

Sunday March 15

Winter DH Mountain Bike Race at Oak Mountain: Race downhill, in the snow, on your bike.

Dweeb Supreme Tour at Pauly’s Hotel: Fresh off tour, here’s a hometown show featuring JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Oddy Gato, Masai, DJ Trumastr and more.

The College of Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale, featuring Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra: Performing Anton Bruckner’s “Mass No. 2 in E Minor” and Antonín Dvořák’s “Te Deum”.

One Giant Try It! at The Arts Center: An interactive open house.

Taking Back Sunday: With The Menzingers and Letlive.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

The Spongebob Movie, American Sniper, The Wedding Ringer and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 6

37th Annual Photography Regional at The Opalka Gallery: Amazing work from local photographers.

First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event every month. Galleries, bars, restaurants and music venues will all have something special going on.

Disco Funk at the Low Beat: Start your First Friday off right. Kitchens open too.

Migos at The Armory: Hot fire rap.

The Day The Music Died at The Van Dyck: A Tribute To Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper.

POLLY at River Street Pub: The best outsider dance party this area has. Go to this and get real weird.

Exhuman at Fuze: Goth night. Maximum buckles and zippers.

Saturday March 7

BarrelFest 2015 at The Barrel Saloon: Drinks, BBQ and way too much country music.

The Gay Soiree at The State Room: Big party from the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Knotted at Takk House: A wedding show for people who don’t want to go to wedding shows.

St. Vincent at UCH: With Jenny Hval. Sold out. Sad Trombone.

WCDB 37th Anniversary at The Low Beat: Multi-genre mind bender of a party.

Mouse on Mars at EMPAC: Incredibly innovative and influential electronic music duo.

Sunday March 8

Women’s Day Celebration at Fort Orange General Store: Fun party with extras for shoppers and a portion of sales go to Girls Inc.

Charlie Parr at The Linda: Part of the American Roots Series.

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Last call for this season. Rinks open 11am-8pm.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Into the Woods, Jupiter Ascending, Paddington, The Terminator at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Albany Law to host LGBT Law Day

From reddit user LGBT_Throwagay:

Albany Law School is hosting an LGBT Law Day on March 21st, that provides free legal consultations with practicing attorneys on a wide variety of issues that affect the LGBT community. Healthcare proxies, end of life planning, powers of attorney, name changes, gender-marker changes, adoption, discrimination, immigration, child custody, healthcare policies for the Transgender community, among many others. There will also be presentations and forums on different legal issues affecting the community, and lunch will be provided, which is always a plus.

If someone you know could benefit from this, let them know. You can register on Albany Law’s website to take advantage of these services.

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