Art on Lark is coming up

art on lark 2010 logoThe annual Art on Lark festival is this coming Saturday in Albany. Lark Street will be closed off for all the artistic happenings.

Among them is a new event: the Lark-ternative Hair Competition. From the Lark Street BID:

The competition will feature four of the most innovative and talented hair designers in the Capital Region. Each of the four contestants will have the opportunity to show five different avant-garde or alternative hairstyles as a complete head-to-toe look with make up, clothing and accessories. The stylists will also get the opportunity to explain the vision and inspiration behind their collections.

A panel of judges will pick a winner.

Art on Lark will will also include music on two stages. The lineups are after the jump.

Washington Ave stage

10AM Musicians of Ma'alwyck Presented by WEXT
11AM Albany Poets
12AM Matthew Carefully Presented by WEXT
1PM Lark Divas Drag Show
2:15PM Ethan & Atlas Break Dancing
3PM Lark-Ternative Hair Show & Competition
4:15PM Ethan & Atlas Break Dancing

Madison Ave stage

Local Music Showcase Presented by WEXT 97.7 The Exit

10AM Ashley Pond
11AM Palatypus
12PM John Scarpulla
1PM We Are Jeneric
2PM The Rodeo Barons
3PM Railbird
4PM Super 400

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