Friday (tomorrow) is Troy Night Out and there will be more to do than you can shake a stick at. Here’s some highlights, but be sure to consult the complete event listings (where you can also find the trolley map.) All events are free.
Expert Oddities: Show and Tell @ 51 3rd St. Angela Washko hosts for this performance/lecture program where local folks will, uh, show and tell about such topics as early synthpop, runic yoga, Tesla coils and photographs of fast food chains. Lectures by each presenter will last no more than 8 minutes and will be backed by Powerpoint visual aids. BYOB. Doors open 7pm.
Artcentric Gift Gallery is celebrating their first year anniversary with music by Lost Radio Rounders and an opening reception for an exhibit of Tech Valley High student sculptures and paintings.
The Clement Art Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Summer Selections: Landscape, paintings featuring local landscape legends Harry Orlyk, L.F. Tantillo and Robert Moylan from 6-9pm.
Puro Amor (Nothing but Love) continues at Martinez Gallery along with a sale of artworks at super special prices.
Across the street, there’s a BBQ sponsored by Sunmark Federal Credit Union and Bilinksi’s Sausage at Monument Square.
Bakerloo Theatre Project is presenting 3 New Short Plays at 7pm.
Visions of Culture continues @ The Photography Center of The Capital District, Troy. Photography by M-J L. Adelman, Kate Bader, J. Thalia Cunningham, Connie Frisbee Houde, and Diane Reiner that explores the common threads of humanity from around the world, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is holding an opening reception for the annual Fence Show Salon and Kids’ Fence Salon. In the Black Box Theatre, there’s a ballroom dancing showcase by USA Dance with open dancing for the rest of the evening.
It’s the grand opening of the River-Front Art Coop with an exhibition by Ed Bruhn and Neil Grabowsky and performances by bellydancer Topaz.
And music? Oh yeah! Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival is @ Spill’n the Beans Coffehouse & Bistro, Holly & Evan entertain at the Daily Grind beginning at 7pm, Flynn 925 plays traditional Irish music at 9:30pm @ The River Street Pub, and the River Street Beat Shop has Sugarproof serenading the entire block.