Real Good for Free: Level Festival @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 4/27/12

– Extreme Animals’ “Dark Green”

The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy is celebrating its new exhibition, “Level,” with Level Festival, a one-night-only festival focused on game-influenced culture on Friday (April 27), in conjunction with Troy Night Out.

Presented by We Are Architects and iEAR at RPI, Level Festival promises to be an exciting interweaving of multi-sensory experiences, featuring a range of art and events. Alongside the exhibition’s debut of a wide variety of video games in an immersive, arcade-style environment, the fest will feature a booth of vintage games and systems by local game enthusiast boutique Pastime Legends and an array of genre-bending electronic music.

Festivities for the six-hour fest get underway at 4pm, with live music beginning at 6:15pm. Admission is free.

Here’s the approximate schedule for the fest’s music performances:

6:15pm: Matthew Carefully

7pm: Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood)

8:15pm: Bubblyfish (Haeyoung Kim)

9pm: Extreme Animals (Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman)

Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition @ various locations, Albany (Friday, May 4)
Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany (Saturday & Sunday, May 12 & 13)
Films About Art @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Sundays through May 13)
The Third Friday Charity Concert Series @ the McKownville United Methodist Church, Albany (Monthly through May 18)
The Folklife Center Concert Series @ the Crandall Library, Glens Falls (Thursdays through April 26)
Second Sunday Concert Series @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (Monthly through June 13)
The New York State Writers Institute Spring Reading & Film Series @ various locations, Albany (Various days through April 27)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays from June 28-July 26)

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