Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 03

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.

Artists’ Reception: Conor Backman & Dave McKenzie at University Art Museum: Opening reception of two new exhibits.

Bella’s Bartok at Club Helsinki: “Circus punk”.

Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at TU Center: Hockey.

Marco Benevento with Maybird and Band of Ghosts at The Hollow: Experimental rock.

William Hale and Eternal Crimes at Ye Olde Wishin Shoppe: This is Spinal Tap party.

The Return of Everything Classic at Savoy: True playing your favorites.

Exhuman at Fuze: Goth night!

Sleepy & Boo at Jupiter Hall: Techno, house, and deep house.

DJ PayPal, Fish the Kid, Kabir, and Satwik at SMOG: Proper DJ night.

Saturday February 04

MASS MoCA Free Day: You really have no excuse not to go.

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

Winter Festival and Artisan Market at Hyuck Preserve: Ice skating, sledding, live wild animals, bonfire, and way more.

Misgiver, Garland Greene, Iron Prince, Dissent, Mercy Blow, As Above So Below at Fuze: Lenny from Concrete’s birthday party.

PineSheets, No Friends, Ylayali, Erik Savage at Relief Theater: Alt/experimental/lo-fi.

Yes! With Greg Zorko, Aimee Harrison, and Maureen Jolie at ACG: Poetry.

Wild Adriatic, Let’s Be Leonard, Bathrobe Robots at Putnam Den: Rock and roll.

Botanica with Dj Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Soul/funk/house.

Pony in the Pancake at Excelsior Pub: Acoustic evening.

Formula 5 with Ampevene at The Hollow: Free form/improv/jam bands.

Sunday February 05

The Big Gameā„¢: Get up early and get a hike, bike or long walk in.

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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