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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 27

Troy Night Out: Arts and culture throughout the Collar City. Pick a few things you wanna see go see them.

Clothing Sale at ReStyle: Benefit for Unity House and Margination, everything under $12.

March TNO Print Off at Troy Cloth and Paper: Get your limited edition poster designed by Phil Pascuzzo, and watch it be printed!

Last TNO at Some Girls: Some Girl is closing so help them go out in style.

Comedy Night at The Madison Theater: Laugh with local comics.

Retro Video Game Burlesque at The Hangar: Video Game. Burlesque.

Honeyblood with Better Pills at The Half Moon: Take a trip to Hudson and rock out.

Defeater at Bogies: With Counterparts, Capsize, Better Off, and Hotel Books.

Ampevene, Nickopotamus and Dr. Magnum at The Hollow: Albany prog rock.

Lisa Lampanelli at The Egg: Comedy show, yo.

Saturday March 28

Farmers’ Market Bike Ride in Troy: Check out the market then head out for a ride.

Yes! Poetry and Performance at the Albany Center Gallery: Featuring Maryam Parhizkar, E. Tracy Grinnell, and The Albany Drivers

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors: Featuring Giulia Rozzi, as heard on The Moth.

Biohazard at Bogies: With Sworn Enemy and Born Low.

In-Flight Safety at Vapor: Free, and with Party Boat.

Rocky Horor Picture Show at Madison Theater: With live Shadow Cast.

Sunday March 29

Tour of the Battenkill Preview Ride: Remember how long it’s been since you’ve been on your bike.

Grand Opening Party at The Venue: Fashion show, food, and more.

Shakey Graves at The Hollow: Americana. With Nikki Lane.

All weekend

Garden and Flower Show at HVCC: Pretend it’s Spring! Get and learn about flowers and plants.

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.

Chappie, American Sniper, Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Royal Tenenbaums at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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

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24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is hosting a 24-hour drone show from Saturday April 25 at 3pm until Sunday April 26 at 3pm. This event is presented in collaboration the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. The artists on this show experiment in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music.

The event will be a fully immersive experience in-the-round with no stage. The circular arrangement is based off of the concept of a “tonal clock,” a visual representation of the chromatic scale, and the harmonic sacred geometry that ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras helped develop.

Admission allows attendees to come and go as they please, but those who make the commitment to this endurance, long-duration work will be rewarded with the intangible feeling of meditative contentment, pure bliss, and communal collaboration.

$15 early-bird tickets are currently available, and you can read more about the event on Basilica Hudson’s website.

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Geert Lovink at RPI

Geert Lovink, will be speaking at Rensselaer on Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm, and is free and open to the public. Lovink is a media theorist, Internet critic, and founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures. Lovink’s talk is titled “Critical Internet Cultures after Snowden”.

During the lecture, Lovink will discuss current strategies and concepts that could overcome the current Internet crisis. In addition, while at Rensselaer, Century noted that Lovink will spend two days with graduate students in HASS, leading a full-time master class, a unique format in five sessions that he’s given all over the world.

You can see more about this talk on the RPI website.

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Youth FX at The Spectrum

Tomorrow, The Spectrum will be hosting Youth FX, Albany’s award winning teen filmmaking program, which is part of Grand Street Community Arts. All of the proceeds go to the program, and after the screenings there is a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Among the wide range of topics the Youth FX filmmakers explored this past year were documentaries about local refugee youth, a profile of a local legend from Grand Street, a story of two girls who fall in love against the wishes of one of their fathers, an exploration of Black hairstyles, and the program’s first film written, directed and starring an all Karen, Burma cast.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can see more info on the event page.

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Shana Falana at The Low Beat

Shana Falana is set to play The Low Beat on Thursday, April 2. Shana Falana recently premered a track from their upcoming album Set Your Lightning Free to great acclaim. Also on the bill are friends and favorites Moon Magick and Troy’s Eternal Crimes.

Stream some music below and mark your calendar. This show is not a bad way to spend your Thursday!

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 20

LOOK! at Albany Center Gallery: Featuring 25 young artists, music from DJ Trumastr and much more.

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Interesting talks featuring 20 images for 20 seconds each.

DD Dorvillier: “Extra Shapes” at EMPAC: “performance for lunging figures, a musical concert for loudspeakers, and a light show”

Lower Dens at The Half Moon: With Palm and Sunatirene.

E. O. M. at McGeary’s: Artist showcase and Tall Matt’s birthday party.

Saturday March 21

Spring Equinox Dinner at Brakes: Celebrating astronomical spring.

Zammuto and Gotye at MASS MoCA: Indie.

Jeff The Drunk, Hot Mayonaise, Private Parts, Stowaways, and Black Ships at The Low Beat: Wild lineup.

Arbor Hill Winter Carnival: Tour the Ten Broeck Mansion and attend the opening of Arbor Hill Park.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. Ladies free all night.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

Sunday March 22

Rock N Roll Brunch XII at The Low Beat: Celebrating a year of fun brunches.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

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.

The Spongebob Movie, American Sniper, The Wedding Ringer and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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

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Troy, NY posters by Phil Pascuzzo

Troy Cloth & Paper posted up a fun event for this month’s Troy Night Out, which features a spectator friendly production run of a really awesome poster designed by Phil Pascuzzo.

From the event page:

Every Troy Night Out we live-print a framable art print which has been designed by a different local artist. The only time these will ever be printed is between 5-9pm on that particular Troy Night Out.

These posters are super limited and are only printed for 4 hours, so if you can’t make it you can pre-order a poster and have it shipped, or pick it up.

If you can, do your best to make it to Troy Cloth & Paper during TNO and grab one of these awesome posters.