Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 13

Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Small hometown show. Sold out.

Gratefully Yours at Putnam Den: Grateful Dead tribute.

Asa Morris the Mess, Bren, Bare Mattress, William Hale at Pauly’s: Experimental/lo-fi/rock.

Not Enough Soul at Fuze: Funk/soul from the 60s to today.

Saturday January 14

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

New York State’s Great Places & Spaces at NYS Museum: A trip around the state without leaving the museum.

Phantogram at Upstate Concert Hall: Hometown show. Sold out.

Cry Havoc, The Lost Riots, Girth Control, Totally Gnarly, Dead Aces, and Colin Moran at The Low Beat: Final B-Scene show. Punk/hardcore/ska/party.

Sunday January 15

Unicorn Ball at Waterworks: Benefit drag show.

From One Hero to Many at Oakwood Community Center: Comminuty workshop. Part 1of 3 on building heroes/heroic communities.

All weekend

Wine & Dine for the Arts at Hilton Albany: Food and drink festival.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 06

1st Friday Albany: Art, music, food, drinks and more around Albany.

Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night!

FU 2016 Dance Party at BSP: Saying goodbye to 2016 in style.

Saturday January 07

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Beginner Snowshoeing Lesson at Saratoga Spa State Park: Learn to snowshoe!

Social Justice Center Winter Potluck at St. Andrew’s: Panel, community discussion & potluck.

Elvis Birthday Bash at The Hangar: Elvis, as performed by Johnny Rabb;s Big Band, The Tichy Boys and more.

Where’s Walden, OroborO, Che Guevara T Shirt at Pauly’s: Alt/indie/rock/etc.

The Black Part at Savoy: “highlighting some of the illest local artivists doing what they do best”.

Skeptic, OrganHarvest, Maggot Brain, Apastron, Seaspan at Parish Public House: Metal show.

Botanica at The Half Moon: Dance party with DJ Ephraim Asili.

Sunday January 08

The Power, Antecedent & Pawner at The Low Beat: Early show.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 16

Lapalux at EMPAC: “Lapalux (AKA Stuart Howard) is a rising star of electronic music”.

Cannon the Brave EP Release Party at Madison Theater: With Jasper.

Impractical Jokers at The Palace: With The Tenderloins.

Firestarter, Young Culture, Summer Legs, Viewpoints, Hungover, The Steadfast Son at The Hangar: Holiday party.

Strangelove and Electric Duke at Upstate Concert Hall: Depeche Mode and Bowie cover bands.

Found Footage Festival in at Proctors: “showcase of odd and hilarious found videos”.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Lark Tavern: Comedy show.

The Figgs at The Low Beat: Annual holiday show.

A Burlesque Revue at Fuze: Burlesque show before the Cretin Hop.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Bearquilt, Kyle & The Pity Party, Pour La Terre at BSP: Indie/rock/jazz.

Saturday December 17

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Highlighting rare Nordic coffee.

15th Annual Ghost of Hardcore Past Cover Show at The Low Beat: The annual holiday staple.

Holiday Market Extravaganza in Saratoga: Get your last minute gifts sorted.

Holiday Pop-Up at Forage+Sundry: Pop up with four local artists.

ustice and Peace Celebration at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: “North Troy’s working peoples’ alternative to the Victorian Stroll”.

Annual-ish Holiday Party at Albany Distilling: Drinks and music from Bryan Brundige Trio.

The Rocky Horror Christmas Show at Madison Theater: “a night of traditional rowdy Rocky Horror fun with a Christmas twist”.

Annie in the Water, Black Mt. Symphony, Eastern Highs at The Hollow: The annual Guthrie/Bell Productions Christmas Party.

Reindeer Games at Fuze: Rave night.

Girl Blue and Jimi Woodul at Savoy: Two great locals.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Sunday December 18

Co-op Record Fair atThe Half Moon: Buy/sell/trade records and casettes and stick around for the DJ sets.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Lapalux at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

Lapalux is coming to EMPAC on December 16 (postponed from the date in the image above), and is exploring “a new audio-visual experience” for the performance. EMPAC was kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. If you’re not the contest type, tickets are currently available from EMPAC.

From EMPAC:

Considered “one of the finest producers of the moment,” London-based artist Lapalux (AKA Stuart Howard) is a rising star of electronic music. Mixing R&B, IDM, and a penchant for sci-fi with woozy, glitched-out beats, his early work caught the ear of LA mastermind Flying Lotus, whose forward-listening hip-hop label, Brainfeeder, has subsequently released Lapalux’s first two records. Last year’s Lustmore was inspired by the experience of hypnogogia, the transitional state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep, with each track aspiring to create a liminal world populated by enigmatic characters and cinematic plotlines.

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