The Arts 04.25.19

A Call to Artists for a Summer Juried Art Show – “Turn, Turn, Turn”

Artists of all media are invited to submit up to two works for a juried art show titled, Turn! Turn! Turn! at Sand Lake Center for the Arts.  The artwork will be based on the song Turn! Turn! Turn! by Pete Seeger to honor him on the anniversary of his 100th Birthday.  The exhibition opens on July 1, 2019 and ends August 31, 2019.  Twenty pieces will be selected with first, second, third, and people’s choice cash awards ($300., $200., $100., and $100.) will be given.  The juror for this show is Jason Kates van Staveren. He is a Capital Region Artist and Lecturer of Photography, Digital Imaging and Animation at Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany, who’s life has been steeped in folk music and who’s art practice embraces its lyrical and narrative traditions. There is no submission fee. Submissions should be sent to in jpeg form by May 17, 2019.  Selections will be announced by June 4, 2019 and selected works must be delivered to Sand Lake Center for the Arts- 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018, from June 17 to June 21, 2019 between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm, or by appointment (call 518-674-2007). For the specifications for artwork to be submitted, along with the song lyrics, go to


Calling All Artists!

Enter our Sand Lake Dog Park Logo Contest and YOU could be part of our local history! Have fun and keep it simple! All images should be 8×10 in size, high contrast with 1-3 colors, digital and hand drawn welcome.

Entries are DUE, Saturday, 6/1/19.

The Sand Lake Dog Park Committee will have VOTING at the Sand Lake Summerfest! Please stop by our tent and vote for your favorite Logo! Submissions and questions can be EMAILED to:

Subject: DogParkLogo. OR

MAIL ENTRY TO: Dog Park Logo, 133 Edgewood Dr, Averill Park, NY 12018.


Schenectady Civic Players to present God of Carnage

GOD OF CARNAGE – by Yasmina Reza and directed by Joseph Fava, May 3, 4, 5 and 8 thru 12.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Awards for Best Play, God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.  Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady.  $20. 518-382-2081 or


Consortium Actors to present Good Night Ladies

Good Night Ladies will be presented by Consortium Actors Youth Theater Co. on April 26-27th, 2019 at 7pm.

Matinees- April 27th & 28th at 2pm. James L. Meader Theater, Russell Sage College Campus.

The story of a PhD student hopelessly in love with a professor – who has a phobia of women!  Professor Matthews, aka “Spider” is the world’s greatest arachnologist. Spider’s not afraid of black widows, tarantulas, or anything with eight legs, but women scare him witless. Hilarity ensues as his friends decide to break him of his phobia and fill a Turkish bathhouse with absurdity and mayhem.

Rated PG-13

For further information, go to

Directions to Meader Little Theater: Parking at the corner of 1st St. & Division St. in Troy, NY. Entrance across from 92 1st St. through McKinstry Courtyard. 5 Division St., Troy, NY 12180.


Kiwanis Hosts Free “Dissipated Eight” Concert

The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake proudly presents its annual free spring concert featuring Middlebury College’s award-winning a-cappella group “The Dissipated Eight”. This highly entertaining all-male group will once again be performing on Saturday, April 27th, at the Averill Park High School auditorium from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. The group always presents a lively, fun-filled concert appealing to all age groups.

The group performs all over New England (as well as Bermuda!) at private venues, other colleges, and high schools alike. With over 60 years behind them, they look forward to continued success through the blending of traditional and contemporary a cappella.

As part of our ongoing commitment to our community, Kiwanis is pleased to offer free events such as the D8 concert, and the live music at Summerfest. D8 always gives a great show, so we hope to see you there.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.



Music Event to Benefit Local Charity

The Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club is hosting a benefit concert Thurs., May 9th, 6:30 pm, at Quigley’s Restaurant, 593 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Oley Foundation, a national independent nonprofit that provides education, advocacy, and networking opportunities to people living on home IV nutrition and/or tube feeding.

The benefit will feature music from a new CD titled, “One Step Forward,” produced by guitarist/singer Michael Francis McCarthy and lyricist Phil Kellerman. Also featured will be flutist Deb Reep MacLeod of Albany, NY, playing on two of six songs.

McCarthy’s music blends Delta blues, bluegrass, old country, folk and rock.

Opening the show will be international independent music artist Mario Sevayega, playing five original songs. His music weaves many genres of music including rock, reggae, jazz, disco and pop.

Doors open to the public at 6:15 pm. The concert will begin at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation to the Oley Foundation is $10. To RSVP or for information, contact Phil Kellerman, or (352) 262-5421.



Cast and crew of “The Servant of Two Masters” at SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY — The SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Servant of Two Masters,” at Parker Theatre on the New Paltz campus.

Performances will be given on April 25-28.

“The Servant of Two Masters” is a modern adaptation of a commedia dell’arte classic about a troupe of wildly self-obsessed actors up against hard economic times.

Student members of the cast and crew include the following:

Rebecca Ehrlich of Castleton on Hudson (12033)

Shannon Dodson of Troy (12180)

Tickets are $18 for general public; $16 for seniors (62+), SUNY New Paltz faculty/staff, SUNY New Paltz alumni and non-New Paltz students; and $10 for SUNY New Paltz students.


Battenkill Chorale Performs: New American Songs of Nature and Praise

CAMBRIDGE, NY—The Battenkill Chorale continues its 24th season with Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise. The concert will be performed on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 PM at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church at 81 East Main St. in Cambridge, NY.

The theme of natural beauty in this program is a perfect antidote to fear in our unsettled times. This program celebrates the music of Dan Forrest, whose monumental Requiem for the Living was performed by the Chorale in 2017. Forrest is at the forefront of a Renaissance in American choral music, which combines Christian liturgical music with the complexities of concert music to create a hybrid sacred music, suitable for the gamut of amateur, community, and professional choirs. Young choral superstar Jake Runestad and veteran choir director and choral composer Donald McCullough are also featured in shorter works.

Guest Conductor, Noah Palmer, takes to the podium following the retirement of Artistic Director, Janet McGhee. Palmer, conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region’s most in demand collaborators.

$20 tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (518) 692-7458 or emailing


Highlight Acting Troupe will present Steel Magnolias

Highlight Acting Troupe presents Steel Magnolias–Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Set in the 1980’s; the special friendships make the story truly touching and marvelously good-humored company in good times and bad. Join us for this testimony to friendship and motherhood; May 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th at 8pm and May 5th & 12th (Perfect for Mother’s Day!) at 2pm at the Brunswick Grange. For reservations, call Christine at 518-663-0007.



Nassau Community Art Show

The Town of Nassau Historic Preservation Committee will host an art show featuring local artists on Saturday, May 4th, from 3–7 pm at the Nassau Veteran’s Association (formerly Chandler-Young VFW Post) on Lyons Lake Road, Nassau.

The show will be themed “Peace Out” in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival during the “Summer of Love” in 1969. The work of over a dozen local artists will be on display with several in attendance to demonstrate their techniques and answer questions. Light refreshments will be available, and proceeds will benefit the work of the Committee to draw attention to Nassau’s many historic properties and heritage.


Village of Nassau Bicentennial Open Mic

Calling all musicians, poets, raconteurs, comedians and more (age 12 and up).

Join us for The Village of Nassau Bicentennial Open Mic on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Presented by the Nassau Free Library, the gazebo at the Village Commons Park on John St. will be the site of an afternoon of music and fun.

Participants may perform up to 15 minutes, depending on the length of the wait list. We ask that the performance material be appropriate for a family-friendly setting. Microphones and a PA will be provided. Acoustic instruments are ideal, but electric instruments with amplifiers may be used at appropriate volume levels. (To be determined by the host.) Sign up begins at 1:00 PM at the gazebo (or at the rain site).

Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic lunch to settle in for an entertaining spring afternoon. In case of inclement weather, the Nassau Reformed Church on Church Street will be the rain location. More information or questions, please contact the host at


Cast Announced for Performance of Menopause The Musical®

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, N.Y., for five performances beginning Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27, 2019. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Greater discounts for groups of 10+ available by calling (518) 480-4878.
Performance Schedule:

Friday, April 26 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 27 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

The cast for the Glens Falls performance includes Megan Cavanagh of “A League of Their Own” fame (Earth Mother), 13-year cast member Teri Adams (Iowa Housewife/ Dance Captain), Kathy St. George (Soap Star), and Linda Boston (Professional Woman).

For more information, visit



Mark your calendars!  Vanguard Designer Showhouse Is Back!

This fundraiser to benefit the Albany Symphony Orchestra will be open from April 30, 2019-May 19, 2019.  The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 6030 Nott Road off Route 155 in Guilderland.  It has been home to the Nott and Veeder families and has hosted many historic figures. Local designers will decorate each of the rooms with period motifs.  Pricing: $18.00 per person/$16.00 with coupon/$14.00 if part of a group of six or more.  For group reservations, call Diane at 518-371-0535.  For further information, go to


Adirondack Bluegrass League Show

The Adirondack Bluegrass League Show featuring Feinberg Brothers, Brian Jiguere and Friends will be on Sun., April 28th at 1:00 pm, The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY.

This is going to be another great show you won’t want to miss! Come on out and join us for a great afternoon of music, fun, family, friends, and great food. Share and spread the word. Members $12, non-members $15. Children under 12, and special needs, free., For more info., call 518-221-6231.

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