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.

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