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Friday, February 5, 2010

A Special 1st Friday

Just a quick heads-up for all you culture vultures out there - tonight's 1st Friday in Albany has a lot to offer (and no snowstorms on the way that I know about), so plan to get out and take advantage. Among the items on my list:
  • Larry Poons, renowned abstract painter, will talk about his show at The College of Saint Rose's Massry Gallery beginning at 7 p.m.

  • An exhibition of magically lighted black-and-white photographs taken in Egypt by Sarite Sanders is featured at the Albany Institute of History & Art, which always offers free admission (and nice munchies) on 1st Friday.

  • and the Contompasis brothers' reborn Marketplace Gallery (40 Broadway) will be open for the first time after a devastating fire wiped it out last fall. Today's Times Union tells the story here. The party there typically lasts all weekend, so go early and often.

Of course there's much, much more - you can get details and a PDF map by going to the 1st Friday website ... or find one in the current Metroland. Events begin at 5 p.m.

See you there!

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