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Three weekend events for you

As we wind down our spring semester -- 19 events in 15 weeks! -- we're happy to share these three literary and cultural programs with you. Enjoy!


Friday, April 29: The Barzakh Magazine Spring Celebration

The Barzakh Magazine Spring Celebration

Featuring live music from Doctor Baker as well as short readings of prose and poetry from the digital pages of Barzakh, an online literary and arts journal run by the graduate students in the English department at the University at Albany.

7-10 p.m. Friday, April 29

Albany Distilling Co.

75 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 949-2472

Free and open to the public (21 and older)

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Saturday, April 30: Selected Shorts

Saturday, April 30: Selected Shorts

The hit public radio and podcast series returns with a program of dazzling and original short fiction performed by actors of stage and screen. Actors Patricia Kalember (The Tick), Bhavesh Patel (The Good Wife) and Rita Wolf (various NYC Theatre companies) bring to life stories of revenge-seeking children, parties in the face of apocalypse, and finding love on the side of a building.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30

UAlbany Performing Arts Center

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany NY 12222

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Sunday, May 1: Magical Indigo: An indigo-dyeing workshop

Sunday, May 1: Magical Indigo: An indigo-dyeing workshop

A talk with Hawaiian textile artist Darius Homayounpour, followed by a hands-on indigo-dyeing workshop.

Our kickoff event to mark Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month starting May 1.We will supply the materials and you’ll create a piece of indigo art.

1 p.m. Sunday, May 1

Multipurpose Room Campus Center West

University at Albany 1400 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12222

Free and open to the public. Free parking.

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