First Friday February
[ART, POETRY, PARTY] With the storm already barrelling down on us Tuesday, Friday is primed to be get-out-of-your-house-emergency day and boys and girls, we are in luck with next month’s installment of First Friday. Starting with the Albright-Knox, there will be several discussions (6pm & 7pm) on the We the People: New Art from the Collection exhibition as well as a screening of Loving Vincent as well jazz in the cafe during happy hour and some food and drink samplings from Remedy House cafe. Elsewhere around town is Chaz Buscaglia’s iconic portraits—you’ve seen them on our covers and centerfolds—opening at the Argus Gallery and a Valentine’s-themed show at Parables Gallery, but the highest concentration of activity this Friday, as usual, will be in Allentown between 6 and 9pm. At Pine Apple Company, a Valentine’s Day invitational group show called Love Notes; a solo show by Lyla Rye called Elusive Space at Indigo Gallery, photographs by Richard Price at the Melting Point; Dream Spaces by Alyssa Capri at the Intersection Cafe, and Richard Angelo Runfola at Trend Up / Ms. Eye Candy. In the middle of it all, a darling Peach Mag pop-up poetry reading will pop off at the Allen Street Dress Shop (7-9pm, 89 Allen Street) featuring the talents of Kevin Thurston, Meghann Boltz, Oli Wiggins, Robin Lee Jordan, Sarah Jane Barry, Sage Enderton, Trinity Ridout and open mic readers. But that’s not all! Our friends at Community Beer Works are holding a cabin-fever-kicking First Friday After Party (520 7th Street) with beer specials, a new cocktail menu and featuring performances by Kerry Fey and the Stripteasers. So do the right thing, Buffalo. After drinking a six pack, shoveling out your neighbors and letting your kids drive you crazy for two days, spend the night out. A full list of openings and current open shows along with time and address information can be found in our In Galleries Now.