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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 29

Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, drinks, and more.

Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Nick Shattell at SMCo.: Good tunes and cheap local cider.

Algorave at TVCoG: “live audio-visual performance”.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at The Egg: Modern dance performance.

An Evening of Historic Fun at Ten Broeck Mansion: With Mayor Sheehan.

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Once Around Again at Forage + Sundry: Art opening and reception for Troy sculptor Fredda Merzon.

Hush, Bleak, Maggot Brain, Exul at Fuze Box: Heavy.

Fatoumata Diawara at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Malian singer.

Hardware, Swanfeeder, Chloroform Party, Meter Feeder, Bare Mattress at Pauly’s: Punk, hardcore, darkwave.

Terror Pigeon, Hannibal Montana, Haley Moley, Electrobo at Ground Zero: Fun electronic show at RPI’s DIY spot.

Soul Vibes at BSP: Quality music and performances.

Kevin James at Ulter PAC: Comedy.

Tang Party at Skidmore: Year end bash.

Saturday April 30

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Coupons, Shakusky, Steve Layman, Broken Field Runner at World Citizen Party House: Fuzz/rock/wave.

Malice In Wonderland at Fuze: Hard house, hardcore, tekstyle.

Megalodon, The Widdler, Craz at River St Pub: Raging on the River.

Alton Brown at Proctors: “Eat Your Science”.

Laura Stevenson, Crying, Chris Farren at BSP: Indie/pop/etc.

Mike Speirs at The Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Sunday May 01

Capital Roots’ 29th Annual Spring Brunch at Empire State Plaza: Fundraiser brunch with all your favorites plus bid on Mother’s Day gifts, tools, art, and more.

Night Demon, Visigoth, Neutron Rats, Foaming at the Mouth, Alchemy of Time at Putnam Den: Metal.

The Oswalds with Parsley and Maxwell at BSP: Rock out.

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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Tomorrow: Drafts + Draughts pregame for the Ellen Lupton Lecture

I think those behind Drafts + Draughts have figured out the perfect pregame for a creative lecture. Drafts + Draughts is a laid-back hand-lettering pregame at the Madison Pour House. All you need to do is bring your favorite writing utensil and they provide the canvas.

After the pregame, everyone will head over to the Ellen Lupton lecture at St. Rose’s Thelma P. Lally School of Education.

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Cooking class at Dali Mamma

Dali Mamma, a low-key whole-foods lunch spot nestled in a side street in Downtown Albany is expanding into night and weekend hours with different events. (A possible sign of the tipping point/demand in residential downtown living?)

Their first foray is an event 2:30 to 4:30pm this Sunday aimed at families and is a great Mother’s Day gift and activity. During the class you will learn to make a recipe, and take what you’ve made home.

In addition to this class, they will soon be hosting a yoga class, continuing their ‘Dali After Dark’ which hosts local musicians, and they’re hoping to bring in local breweries once they’ve gotten the green light from the SLA.

Keep up to date with Dali Mamma on their facebook or their website, and stop by soon.

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Sponsor: Half Moon Market

My thanks to The Half Moon Market for sponsoring KAB this week. The Half Moon Market is a two-day indie marketplace in Albany’s Washington Park Lake House on April 23 and 24 from 11am-6pm.

From the event description:

The Half Moon Market is a unique two-day marketplace event featuring some of the region’s best artists and makers of handmade goods. The Half Moon Market is independently organized with support from the City of Albany and The Washington Park Neighborhood Association, as well as several community sponsors.

It’s totally free to attend, so there’s no reason not to swing by and check out the goods. Both days will feature music, food, craft beer and much more. For more info check the official website.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 22

Revival Revival and Tequila Sunrise at River St Pub: CCR and classic rock covers.

Saturday April 23

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: This weeks sponsor. Indie craft market featuring regional makers, as well as food and beverages from great local institutions.

24-hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music at Basilica Hudson: All things drone. Massive lineup.

2016 Albany Band Olympics at The Low Beat: Pick your name out of a hat, make a band, play a show.

Tigers Jaw, New Madrid, Kyle & The Pity Party at BSP Kingston: Post-hardcore indie-pop-rock-emo-etc.

Game of Thrones Burlesque at The Hangar: “You Wear Nothing, Jon Snow!”

Bare Mattress, Basement Beers, Mr. Pink, County Mike at The Treehouse: Two touring bands with solid local support.

DJ Rally, Sime Gezus, Ozymandias at River St Pub: Back2Back party.

Chris Lamberth at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Sunday April 24

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: This weeks sponsor. Indie craft market featuring regional makers, as well as food and beverages from great local institutions.

24-hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music at Basilica Hudson: All things drone. Massive lineup.

The Loom, Bear Grass, Neighborhood of Make Believe at The Low Beat: Indie rock and beyond.

Entombed With Exmortus at Trickshots: Metal.

Sean Rowe at Helsinki Hudson: With The Sea The Sea.

All weekend

Albany Wordfest: Poetry events all weekend as Wordfest wraps up.

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.