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.

Sponsor: The Half Moon Market

My thanks to The Half Moon Market for sponsoring KAB this week. The Half Moon Market is a two-day indie marketplace in Albany’s Washington Park Lake House on Oct 8 and 9 from 11am-6pm.

From the event description:

The Half Moon Market is a unique two-day marketplace event featuring some of the region’s best artists and makers of handmade goods. The Half Moon Market is independently organized with support from the City of Albany and The Washington Park Neighborhood Association, as well as several community sponsors.

It’s totally free to attend, so there’s no reason not to swing by and check out the goods. Both days will feature music, food, craft beer and much more. For more info check the official website.

Sponsor: Vaud and the Villains at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has a fun show set for Friday September 23 at 8pm with Vaud and the Villains.

“Vaud & the Villains’ exuberant fusion of vintage New Orleans jazz, R&B and gospel music, wildly inventive arrangements and dynamic theatrical performance is simply a wonder to behold.” – *Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times *

Vaud and the Villains has been captivating Los Angeles and beyond since 2008. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse home run performances and diverse ensemble, their local club shows have remained a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters and dreamers alike since their inception. Their over the top style, part Sunday service, part rock and roll, part circus, is a constantly evolving show that remains buoyed to their motto: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future…”

Tickets are currently on sale, and you can learn more about the show on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.

Sponsor: Proud New York Union Scholarship 2016

My thanks to Paul Giannetti and the Proud New York Union Scholarship 2016 for sponsoring KAB this week. The Proud New York Union Scholarship 2016 is a scholarship for students who have grown up in union homes in New York.

From the Proud New York Union Scholarship website:

To reward the sacrifices of union members and their contributions to better labor conditions and society at large, we are offering a $3,000 Proud New York Union Scholarship to students who have grown up in union homes in New York.

The scholarship is available to New York high school seniors and undergraduate students from New York state with a parent who is a past or current union member. To be considered for the scholarship, students are asked to write an essay about how growing up in a New York union home has influenced their education and work ethic.

The deadline for the scholarship application is August 1, 2016. To see the eligibility, requirements, and more details, head to the scholarship’s website.

Sponsor: Festival Cinema Invisible

My thanks to Festival Cinema Invisible for sponsoring Keep Albany Boring this week. Their event runs this weekend, from Friday through Sunday, at Proctors.

Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI) is the only film festival in upstate New York that showcases films from Persian-speaking communities and beyond. FCI’s annual celebration brings together cinema enthusiasts and filmmakers to discover the best “invisible cinema” from around the globe. This 5th edition of the FCI International Invisible Film Festival (FCI 2016) will bring 4 world premiers, 7 U.S. premiers and 16 regional premiers to the capital region. The 29 feature length documentaries, animated and short films were directed by women representing Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Syria, the United States and beyond. Women directed about half of the films in this year’s festival – which is significant because women are typically underrepresented in film. Additionally, the majority of filmmakers represented at this year’s Festival Cinema Invisible are under 40 years of age. They are new voices at the vanguard of millennial cinema.

If this is your (or someone you may know) type of thing , learn more on on the Festival Cinema Invisible website and grab your tickets to the festival soon.