Buy Tickets The Egg Presents: OPEN House (ft. Ghost-Note & a screening of Black Panther) *FREE*

Music Friday, August 2 6:00pm Free with RSVP - Optional $10 donation

Part of the Open House Series

Featuring: Live music by Ghost-Note, a screening of Black Panther, DJ set by Intell Hayesfield, projections by B.A. Miale, art activities with Albany Barn, & free books from The RED Bookshelf 

In partnership with: NYS Office of General Services, Black Arts & Culture Festival, and First Friday

6:00 PM: Doors open
6:00 PM: (all in Hart Lobby) DJ set by Intell Hayesfield | Projections by B.A. Miale | Art activities with Albany Barn | Free books from The RED Bookshelf 
6:30 PM:  Black Panther in Swyer Theatre
8:30 PM: Ghost-Note in Hart Theatre

Come explore The Egg at the kick off to our OPEN House series. Around every curve (no corners here!) lies music, psychedelic visuals and art. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure at this FREE event.

B.A. Miale and Intell Hayesfield will kick things off in the Hart Lobby with incredible projections and a DJ set, while attendees can grab a free book from The RED Bookshelf and partake in a coloring craft with Albany Barn (all supplies provided!). Then, head to the Swyer Theatre for a screening of Marvel’s Black Panther.

Ghost-Note, a remarkable 8-piece funk band with danceable grooves and a contagious feel-good energy, will close out the night in Hart Theatre. Seats are general admission.

We want to open our doors to both longtime patrons and new visitors alike. If you missed our free Eclipse at the Ellipse party – or had a great time being there – we hope this event is an opportunity to check out The Egg and all it has to offer.

While it is free to RSVP, you will have an opportunity at check-out to make an optional donation to The Egg. Every dollar helps us continue to present free programming. Thank you for your support! We’d also like to thank Chet & Karen Opalka for their support in making this event free.


Ghost-Note’ is an explosion of sound. Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, featuring an expansive roster of next-level musicians — representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with Afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.

The band easily translates this adventurousness in a live setting. Ghost-Note’s live performances are bold and in your face, with the group offering up none of the tight-laced pretenses frequently associated with the band’s jazz roots. Focused on creating seductive danceable grooves and a contagious feel-good energy, each show is an opportunity to let loose and connect, for both fans and the musicians alike.

Black Panther (film)



Intell Hayesfield

Intell Hayesfield‘s diverse music styling is the product of his large musically-inclined family and his experiences traveling as a filmmaker and photographer across the globe. Intell Hayesfield is interested in telling stories through his performances; paying homage to the past while connecting it to some of today’s most popular music, while weaving in lesser-known tracks that make sense in the overall tapestry of the event. Intell has had the honor to perform everywhere from rooftop parties at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Picasso opening at the Clark Art Institute, to elegant galas, community events, and high-energy dance clubs.

B.A. Miale

B.A. Miale is a prolific and psychedelic video creator and live projection artist. Inspired by the music and the majestic natural elements that surround her home in the Hudson Valley, B.A. has performed over 600 live-mixed visual sets for over 100 artists.

Her unique and immersive projection installations have captivated crowds at Art Spaces like Opus 40, Knockdown Center, BSP Kingston, Garner Arts Center and a residency at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston.

She has also directed and edited over 100 weird music videos for the likes of Jon Spencer, Quasi, Ursula 1000, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and more. instagram – @bamiam

Albany Barn

Join the creative team at Albany Barn Inc for an interactive coloring station perfect for participants of any age! Albany Barn Inc is a non-profit organization located in the historic Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany that provides space and supportive services to local artists and creatives. Stop by The Barn’s table at the event to learn more about what they do and join in on the coloring fun (then take your finished masterpiece home with you!). All supplies will be provided.

The RED Bookshelf

The RED (Read Each Day) Bookshelf is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to inspiring children to read.