Early bird tickets currently available for RESTFEST

RESTFEST hasn’t announced all the bands who will be playing yet, but if you’ll most likely end up going you should swoop one of their early bird tickets, which is $25 for a weekend pass. This year’s RESTFEST will take place on August 15 and 16 at CAC Woodside in Troy.

Currently announced bands are No Kill, The Firs, Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang, Pony in the Pancake, Wild Adriatic, Hammer Hawk, Titanics, The North and South Dakotas, Rival Galaxies, The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Bear Grass, and Eastbound Jesus.

For more info visit restfest.net

Quality events for this weekend vol. 138

Friday June 20

Rachel Baxter: Recent Works at 385 Madison: Check all the details here.

Grovestick and Annie in the Water at Red Square: Tunes for a good cause.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Burlesque 1 Year Anniversary: Spinal Tap themed burlesque.

Saturday June 21

Honest Weight Food Co-op Summer Celebration & Anniversary Bash: 1 year anniversary party.

Go Skate Day at the Washington Park Banks: Go skateboard.

Mikey Erg and Mike Moak at Noise Annoys: All ages show, record swap and pizza party.

The Machine Turns One Art Show: As described!

Stoop Rock #1 at UAG: Hip-hop showcase.

Cross-tie Walkers (CCR Cover Band), Pale Angels, Bourbon Scum, Dead Grass, and Teenage Shred at the Low Beat: Rock and roll.

Sunday June 22

Brunch at the Low Beat: With music from Party Shirt.

Titanics and Snowmine at the Low Beat: Stay for a really long brunch and catch this show also!

All Weekend

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit is now open.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

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.

Frozen, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Artist Spotlight: Rachel Baxter

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On occasion, people will ask me for advice on how to book an art show. I have no idea why, besides the fact that I have a vested interest in local art and often attend shows in the area. I have never booked an art show, but if you ask artist Rachel Baxter, she’d most likely advise to take matters into your own hands. Tonight, Rachel’s work will be displayed at 385 Madison Ave for a pop-up show. The opening reception is from 7-10pm this evening and will feature light food and refreshments. Her work will also be on display on Saturday June 21st, from 11-4pm.

Next month, Rachel will be heading to Sitka, Alaska for a two-month long artists residency and is planning on showing the work she completes during her stay upon her return back home.

In advance of tonight’s show, Rachel took the time to share more about her artwork, her creative process and the importance of taking risks, both in art and in life. Hit the jump to check out a preview of her work and for the Q+A. Thanks Rachel!

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