MoHu begins

mohu fest logoThe first MoHu Festival starts this Saturday evening and runs through the next weekend. Organizers say they have more than 150 artists and arts orgs participating.

One thing you might have already noticed: all the local art nights this month have been shifted to next Friday, October 14. (That's why there's no 1st Friday in Albany tonight.)

MoHu (Mohawk + Hudson) is basically a wrapper around a bunch of local cultural venues and events for the purpose of highlighting the arts in this region. (Sure, you know there's a lot of great stuff here -- but not everyone does.) That's not a bad thing. As we've said many times, there is a lot of stuff to do in the Capital Region -- you often just have to make a little bit of an effort to find it. If a festival like this helps make that easier for people, good.

If the festival returns next year, it'd be great if there was some kind of pass people could buy to get into multiple events. Or maybe a "buy three events, get one free" sort of thing.

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Albany Poets and Urban Guerilla Theatre are presenting a special night of poetry, music and spoken word at The Linda on Friday, Oct 14 as part of MoHu.

Are any of these events actually done *specifically* for the fest? The effort into putting this together is admirable, but is it not anything more than an enhanced events calendar that you or Nippertown could have/probably already has put together?

In the future, it would be great if there was some organized physical event or installation(s) that does show all of the possible places one can experience the arts in the region (kind of a temporary artsy "tourist center"; god knows there are enough empty spaces to rent out for a week). Also, it would be great if they split the city arts night between this and next weekend so people could have the opportunity to hit more places.

Also, I'm a crabby turd that likes to complain about things. On a Friday night. Alone. Drunk. It is a step in the right direction though, so kudos to that. *burp*

Please ell me that no one involved with this actually paid someone to come up with the name, MoHu... while admirable in terms of what the fest itself is trying to bring to the public, the name, MoHu,, sounds like an African virus...

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