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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 26

Cannon the Brave at SMCo: Finishing up their tour. Indie pop, part of TNO.

Tyler The Creator at the Upstate Concert Hall: This is cancelled. Don’t go.

Of Then and Beyond at Troy Public Library: Steampunk fashion show.

Urban Oasis Summer Celebration at City Beer Hall: Island themed party on the patio.

Over the Verrazano at Peck’s Arcade: Art Show curated by Chip Fasciana and music from DJ Trumastr.

The Partial Observer at Collar Works: Drawings and paintings by Darcie Abbatiello and Richard Moninski.

Troy History Month at Troy Cloth & Paper: TNO fun printing your own shirts and a limited posted.

A Nautical Mile, Breaking The Fast, Boy Go Fast, Gracie Lineham at Pauly’s Hotel: Rock out.

Poké-Pub Crawl with Shmaltz in Troy: Starts at Takk House. Catch them all.

Ill.Gates, Notixx, Dusty Bits at River St Pub: Raging on the River.

Maggot Brain, Clover, The Osedax at Fuze: Sludge/noise/metal/doom/metal show.

Back to School BBQ at Pride Center of the Capital Region: Free food and music. Meet some friends.

An Evening of Soul Jazz at Savoy: “featuring Justin Henricks on guitar, Chris Carballeira on organ, Jon Fisher on drums, Jason Panucci on bass and Jeff Nania on sax”

Free Friday at Normal Rockwell Museum: Free day!

Saturday August 27

Body Shine #5: A Fifth of Body Shine at Fuze Box: Dance night, as it should be.

Hollis Brown at Club Helsinki: Rock and roll.

Kardia, Becoming A Ghost, Anthill Annihilator at Pauly’s: Melodic rock.

Mab After Dark at The Hangar on the Hudson: Burlesque, music, cocktails, and more.

Mad Laughs at Madison Theater: With Rich Williams.

Mushroom Stalking at Bartholomew’s Cobble: Morning mushroom scouting walk.

My Neighbor Totoro at Madison Theater: 35¢ screening.

Hill Haints, Moon Worship, The Spirit of Violence, Beauty Queen at UAG: Party at the gallery.

Pints 4 Paws at The Ruck: Do something good while drinking for once.

Soul Vibes at BSP: DJs: Bradford James, Shaman Vybez with an opening set from Joey Hernandez.

The Enchanted City in Troy: Steampunk street festival.

Albany History Running Tour: Run and learn.

Sunday August 28

Thacher Park Running Festival: Kids race all the way up to a 50k.

Bike Smut 9: Science Friction at The Ranch: Film screening at 6, clothing optional bike ride at 4. More info here.

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.

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Rensselaerville Ride

The Carey Institute for Global Good has set up a fun event in Rensselaerville for September 16, 17, and 18.

The three-day event features a time trial hill climb, four cycling rides, kids’ events, live music, food from Slidin’ Dirty and the Carriage House Restaurant, and hard cider and beer from Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery & Brewery and Helderberg Brewery. All cycling takes place throughout the Helderberg Hilltowns and Northern Catskills, boasting beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains and fall foliage. Riders and guests are invited to stay at the Carey Institute’s 100-acre estate for the duration of the festival. Lodging and meal packages are available.

“We planned the Rensselaerville Ride to bring cyclists and their families to our area and show what it has to offer—great riding, great scenery, great community and the beautiful property of the Carey Institute for Global Good,” said Jon Kosich, co-organizer of the ride. “We wanted to create a family-friendly weekend that both recreational cyclists and racers alike could enjoy.”

Hard to beat a weekend of cycling, music, beer, and food. If this sounds like your thing, learn more on the Rensselaerville Ride website.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 19

Collectors’ Show and Sale at Albany Center Gallery: Art sale to benefit the gallery.

Curator’s Tour at the Tang: Have Emily tell you about the exhibition she curated.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Hip-hop night.

Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes at the Tang: Gospel.

Brian Patneaude Quartet at Savoy: Jazz.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Grammy-winning ensemble.

Buke and Gase and Ahleuchatistas at The Half Moon: Indie/alt/noise/rock.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try some very rare Nordic-roasted coffees.

Mushroom Walk at Hyuck Preserve: Three hour walk-and-talk about the mushrooms in the preserve.

Dawes at The Egg: Folk rock, with Basia Bulat.

Nore Davis at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Another Michael, Palemen, Belle-Skinner, Apostrophe S and The Cuddlefish at World Citizen Party House: Great mixed bill show.

4th Annual Chronogram Block Party in Kingston: Music, food, drinks, and much more.

Chronogram Block Party After-Party at BSP: With DJ Shaman Vybez.

Sunday August 21

Madball, Death Before Dishonor, Coldside (and more) at Fuze Box.: Hardcore show.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: “A Day at the Races” theme.

Quinn Sullivan at Helsinki Hudson: Blues.

All weekend

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

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. Hudson Valley Ruins opens Saturday.

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.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 12

Mamadou Kelly and Last Good Tooth at The Half Moon: “one of Mali’s music leaders”.

Start the Reactor, Rum Ham, Intheshit, Inhumatus at The Low Beat: Grind/death/heavy.

Girl Blue featuring Jimi Woodul at Savoy: Singer/songwriter.

Eastern Electric, Tvil, Pity Clinic at Fuze: Emo/hardcore/indie.

Saturday August 13

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Caribbean Day In The Park at Prospect Park Troy: Reggae, soca, famiy activities, etc.

Common Folk Arts & Music Festival in North Adams: Food, beer, arts, etc.

Stellar Young at The Hollow: Indie/alt rock.

Moonshine Music Festival in Vermont: Featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Billy Wylder, and Woven Collective.

Jackie Lynn and Slow Collins at Half Moon: Alt-country/folk/pop.

Bonnie Bishop + Rich Robinson at Helsinki Hudson: Blues/southern rock.

Sunday August 14

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Riverfront flea market.

Cave Music Volume 2 in Dorset Vermont: “a 3 acre subterranean expanse that resonates like an ancient cathedral”

All weekend

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at Ten Broeck: Confetti Stage presents a hilarious presentation of one of Shakespeare’s first plays.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

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.