What’s To do?
∫ Spring arts reception: Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery and Gift Shop, 303 S. Main St., Northville, 3 to 7 p.m. Many SVAN artists will be present to meet guests in the new space. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
∫ Kathy Klompas — Meet the Artists reception: Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, 5 to 7 p.m. Klompas, a textile artist and printmaker, is the guest artist, will introduce a collection of framed work and silk scarves. Micropolis member artists on display will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. Free and open to the public. The gallery, which is located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com. The show will run through June.
∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ The Insolent Willies: Schoharie Crossing State Historical Site, Fort Hunter, 1:30 p.m. Free. This will be part of a larger grand opening event to kick off the season at the site.
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All welcome.
∫ A dance to benefit Fulton and Montgomery Relay for Life: Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, 7 p.m. $7 donation. There will be line and partner dancing with music provided by DJ Sue Kaupelis. The Inman kitchen will be open selling soda, bottled water and snacks. This is an alcohol free event. All proceeds to Relay for Life. For information, call (518) 883-3125.
∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub, 35 E. Main St., Amsterdam, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. New lessons and open dancing 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 for those who stay or come in after 7:30 p.m. Sue Kaupelis, instructor.
∫ Doc Orloff Duo: The Boathouse, 2090 Route 10, Caroga Lake, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Tim the Tune Man and karaoke: Broadalbin Hotel, 59 W. Main St., Broadalbin, 8 p.m. Free event.
∫ Moore 2 Music Entertainment and karaoke: Snowed Inn, 375 Midline Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler acoustic: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9 p.m. No cover.
∫ Open DJ: Murphy’s Irish Pub, 160 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 9 p.m.
∫ Moore 2 Music Entertainment and karaoke: Robert Lee Walsh American Legion Post 337, Broadalbin, 7 p.m. No cover. Open to the public. Non-members must sign a guest book.
∫ The Weaver Brothers: Snowed Inn, 375 Midline Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m. $5 cover.
∫ DJ Craigy B: Murphy’s Irish Pub, 160 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10 p.m.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
Saturday and Sunday
∫ Schine on Spring: Schine Memorial Hall, 40 N. Main St., Gloversville, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entrance is adjacent to Storto Gloves. Take elevator to third floor.
∫ The 30th Annual Towpath Trail Run will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Marina on Bridge Street in St. Johnsville. Registration starts at 4:30p.m. The run is on the bike path with a stone dust surface. The run will head west on the bike path. It will make a loop back and rejoin the bike path by the Canal Locks. Trophies for overall male and female in each race.
To register go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SaintJohnsville/TowpathTrailRun
∫ The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be holding a visitor center grand reopening from 1 to 5 p.m. in Fort Hunter.
The event will feature the opening a brand new exhibit on the “Pathway to Empire: How the Erie Canal Helped Build America.” Free hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. The Insolent Willies will be playing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The event is free.
Friday and Saturday
∫ A “Star Party” will be held at the Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, in Esperance starting at 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Albany Area Astronomers Assoc. Guests of all ages are always welcome. Star Parties normally last at least one hour and generally go longer if the sky conditions are good, but there is no guarantee people will still be observing for those who arrive more than an hour after the starting time. Participants can arrive anytime during the Star Party and stay as long as you want. A brief introductory talk will be given near the Meeting House about 15 minutes after the scheduled beginning of the star party. This will include a short guided tour of the prominent constellations in the night sky. Guests are welcome to bring their own telescope. Guests are asked to dress warm and bring a chair.