winter: Palmer’s The White World at the Albany Institute
of History and Art.
Me Out opens tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 19) at Capital
Repertory Theatre (111 N. Pearl St., Albany). For more
info, call the box office at 445-7469.
LEAST WE CAN SEE IT IN A MUSEUM
Old man winter has been, shall we say, scarce around these
parts. While we have enjoyed a few dustings of the white stuff
lately, and a bone-snapping cold is said to be rushing in
from Canada as this is typed, we haven’t experienced much
that could be called “winter” this year. Blame global warming,
or snow gods angry over our inveterate sun-worshipping tendencies,
but the best place to enjoy the beauty of winter lately has
been at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Since
Dec. 9, the exhibit Snow Scenes, a collection
of landscapes by Walter Launt Palmer, has been delighting
those looking for lovely evocations of the real thing. And
Palmer was a master: His 1910 essay “The Painting of Snow”
was widely admired. The exhibit will continue at the AIHA
(125 Washington Ave., Albany) through February 25 in the Jabbur
Gallery. For more info, call the museum at 463-4478.
OF TOMORROW, TODAY A group of intrepid Albany High
School students have had a short film, Hello (Insert
Name Here), accepted into the Paris Student Film
Festival. Let us clarify: This would be Paris, France,
not Paris, (insert state name here) U.S.A. You can check out
a sampling of the students’ efforts tonight at Albany’s Madison
in the Mixed Greens Film Festival. The filmmakers are
Erik Carman, Alex Greenhut, Adam Gutta,
Phil Neuffer and Julian Guarino. The Mixed Greens
Film Festival will be held tonight (Thursday, Jan. 25) at
7 and 9 PM at the Madison Theatre (1036 Madison Ave., Albany).
Admission is $5. For more info about the screening, call 438-0040.
For info about the Paris film fest, visit www.parisfilm festival.org.
OSCAR TIME The Saratoga Film Forum has announced
the details of their annual Oscar Night Benefit. It
will be held at Sargo’s at the Saratoga National Golf Club
on Feb. 25—Academy Awards night, natch. There will be hors
d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 8 PM, and a light supper from 8 to
9:30 PM. Of course, there will be a big screen so you can
enjoy the glamour of the glittering nominees and ignore host
Ellen DeGeneres’ expected bombing on the actual Oscars broadcast.
This is Saratoga Film Forum’s big fund-raising event, so your
$65 admission is well worth it. Make reservations by contacting
the SFF at 584-FILM or visiting www.saratogafilmforum.org.