Odds & Ends @ The End Of The Week
Albany progressive-big beat-rock band Alta Mira are set to play Friday, September 11 (TONIGHT) at The HollyRock and Saturday, September 12 at 257 Steakhouse as part of the Utica Music and Arts Festival.
Next Friday, September 18 is the last day to donate an artwork to Art Saves Animals’ fifth annual art auction and reception to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. The reception and auction is slated for Thursday, October 8 at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Donors get a free ticket!
At the Leslie Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, last chance to see (ending Saturday, September 12): solo ceramic shows by Jason Walker: Human Made Wild and Chris Antemann: Battle of the Britches. Bonus: opening on Sunday, September 12 is Lucy Feller: Wish You Were Near- A Postcard Series
Weekend concertgoer warnings: Yes, there is a reason to purchase concert tickets in advance. Not only do you often save money by buying advance tickets, but you also won’t be left out in the cold if the concert sells out. This weekend’s sold-out performances include Joshua Radin tonight at The Linda in Albany and Ingrid Michaelson at Valentine’s Music Hall on Sunday evening.
Perhaps you’re one of the thousands who listened, danced, drank, performed or got kicked out of QE2, Duck Soup or 288. If so, take a moment on Sunday and wish a happy birthday to Charlene Shortsleeve.
It’s also the 45th birthday of the 8-track tape.
Here’s a haunting little (three minutes) stop-action animated film, “Severance,” by Dean DiEmidio: