What’s To do?

Artwork

Ongoing

∫ 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.

∫ Dan Bridge: Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. Micropolis member artists work on display will include paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages and fine art cards. Also on display will be the ceramics of Katie Santomartino, the newest member. The gallery, inside Mohawk Harvest, is open 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. The show will run through February. For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.

∫ Winter art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville. Public can view the work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gallery admission is $5; free to PNAC members and children younger than 18. The show will hang through March 26.

∫ Shirley Jacobs: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours through February.

Benefit

Saturday

∫ Jamzilla IX — music to benefit Alzheimer’s research: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 4 p.m. $5 cover. The entertainment will include Our Secret Love Society, Matt Bosworth, Deron Ebersole, Scott Seely, Thing From the Woods, Funky Monks, Hunter Havens Band, The Wager Bros, Jonathan Blake, Dustin Sawyer and more.

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

∫ The Insolent Willies: Stump City Brewing, 521 W. Fulton St. Extension, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.

Dances

Wednesday

∫ 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.

Library

Today

∫ Creative textile fibers group: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, drop-in gathering. Participants share ideas, tips, and bring knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, felting, and other fiber-based projects to work on in casual setting. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

∫ Writers at Fort Plain: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 3 to 5 p.m. The group is made up of writers from varied backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels who work on memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and more. Facilitated by published writer, Joan Caska. Features constructive feedback in a supportive setting. Free. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

Saturday

“Crazy Critters” — themed story hour: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10:30 a.m.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Open mic night: Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown, 6 p.m. Entertainers with instrument, poetry, jokes, etc., come at 5:30 p.m. for signup for a spot on the performance list.

∫ aCoustik: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Matt Bosworth: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.

Friday

∫ Mittler and Hansen — D’Raeled: Sam’s Seafood and Steakhouse, 281 N. Comrie Ave., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.

Saturday

∫ Doc Orloff Blues Elixir: Kelly’s Imperial Bowling Center, 249 Wallins Corners Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m.

∫ Fas4ward: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 9 p.m.

∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All are welcome.

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