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Art Beat

by Shawn Stone on May 8, 2014


A scene from last year: Anthony Jackson works on his chalk creation


CHALK ART RETURNS  Drawing Up Central, a sidewalk chalk art contest on lower Central Avenue between Henry Johnson Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, returns this Saturday (May 10) from 10 AM-2 PM. A project of Equinox, the Central Avenue BID, the Lexington Avenue Partnership and the City of Albany, the contest will feature artists from all over the region competing for “cash and prizes.” (The grand prize is a nifty $500.) You can check out the art and vote for your favorite as part of the Central’s Choice prize category. Face it: you’re going to be in Albany for Tulip Fest anyway; wander over and watch art in action. There will also be food trucks on hand, including Crisp Cannoli, Pies on Wheels and Fitzy’s Fork in the Road. For more info, visit centralbid.com/sidewalk-art-2014.

FANTASTIC SOUNDS  The happily twisted folks of It Came From Schenectady are presenting an intriguing night of music and cinema on Saturday (May 10) at 7 PM at the GE Theatre at Proctors. Cult Rock Film Soundtracks Live! will feature Montreal duo Orgasmo Sonore performing great movie music by the likes of Ennio Morricone and John Carpenter live in front of corresponding scenes from the respective films. Following this, there will be a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. If you’ve never seen Argento’s candy-colored, bloody 1977 mind-melter set in a European ballet school, well, it’s something special. The cast alone is amazing: Jessica Harper (left), Joan Bennett, Udo Kier and Alida Valli (hilarious as a martinet dance instructor). Tickets are $9, $6 students. For more info, call the Proctors box office at 346-6204.

special note . . . .

Please, please, please, please, please: Do not send event listings to metroland@metroland.net. That e-mail account is spam-ridden, useless, ignored, scorned. Send all event listings to calendar@metroland.net. If you want to copy me on the e-mail, fine, but send it, for sure, to the calendar address. Thanks.

Update: The release year of Suspiria is wrong in the print version. It’s correct here.