Sponsor: Albany Center Gallery 40th Anniversary Gala

My thanks to Albany Center Gallery, a non-profit art space in downtown Albany for sponsoring KAB this week. They’re hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala tomorrow, November 19, at the Renaissance Hotel.

From the event page:

More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters will enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, auctions and raffles, complemented by culinary artistry and a selection of fine wine donated by Dr. Joel & Kira Spiro, beer from the Albany Pump Station and cider from Nine Pin Cider Works.

All proceeds raised from the Gala will benefit Albany Center Gallery, which has evolved and grown significantly these past four decades. When you reserve your place among our highlighted sponsors, you help us to fulfill the ACG mission to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art by the region’s emerging and established artists, and to provide enjoyment to a diverse audience.

Tickets are currently on sale and you can even grab raffle tickets or a membership through there as well. If you don’t have plans tomorrow, consider supporting Albany Center Gallery and having a great time doing so.


Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 18

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Short talks in the 20 slides for 20 seconds format.

Sabrina Carpenter at The Hollow: Pop/indie.

A Thankful Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Stick around after the above for the dance party.

B3nson Family Funsgiving at Fuze Box and Pauly’s: The tradition lives on, with Jouska, The Parklor, Another Michael, Slowshine, Hospital Corners, Rechorduroys, and Sun Natives.

Jade Cicada and Craz at River Street Pub: EDM.

Start Making Sense at Putnam Den: Talking Heads tribute.

DJ Trumastr at Savoy: The return of Everything Classic.

Saturday November 19

Scandinavian Saturday at Superior Merchandise: Enjoy a rare coffee from a Scandanvian roaster.

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo in Kingston: Craft market.

Creative Every Day Meet and Greet at Spring Street Gallery: Meet Ira Marcks and learn about his new book.

Lady Jane & Erin Cassels at Superior Merchandise: A night of music.

Medea Benjamin at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Talk and book signing with social justice advocate and co-founder of CODEPINK.

ACG’s 40th Anniversary Gala at Renissance Albany : Celebrating 40 years of the arts. This week’s sponsor.

Dark Star Orchestra at The Palace: Grateful Dead cover band.

Collar City Fall Ball Prom at Takk House: A second chance at prom.

Pig Food Records at The Low Beat: Celebrating five years of PFR.

Eternal Crimes, Moon Worship, Hill Haints at River St Pub: Rock and roll.

Sunday November 20

Rock N Roll Brunch at The Low Beat: The last one.

Ion Dissonance and Fit For An Autopsy at Fuze Box: Metal.

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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