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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 30

Collar City Film Fest at Collar Works: Part of Troy Night Out, screen a bunch of great independent films.

Broncho, Dreamers, and Party Boat at Vapor: Free indie rock show.

Taina Asili & DJ Trumastr at The Hollow: Release party for their new album.

Kimono Dragons, Victory Soul Orchestra at The Low Beat: Surf rock/indie jams.

Beaked Whale, Secret Release, Rustle Crow at The Low Beat: Indie/experimental/shoegaze.

Saturday January 31

Two Inch Astronaut, Hannibal Montana, Zula, and Battle Ave at Ground Zero: Mathy jams.

DJ Sliink, Dougie F, Voltran, and TWRK at the Armory: Jersey club and trap.

J Paul Getto, Evac Protocol, Leila & more at Fuze Box: Dance party.

E. O. M. at McGeary’s: Highlighting local talent. With El Gant, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and Ozymandias.

POLLY: bathhouse at River Street Pub : Outsider dance party.

Free Day at MASS MoCA: MASS MoCA, free.

DANCE MOViES at EMPAC: “five dance films, commissioned or developed at EMPAC”

Sunday February 1

UCI Cyclocross World Championship Viewing Party at Savile Road: Watch worlds with a bunch of other cycling nerds.

All Weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

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 Hobbit, Hunger Games, Unbroken, and Clerks at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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

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Tonight: Latte Art Competition at Stacks

Tonight, the Capital Region Coffee Collective is is hosting their second latte art competition at Stacks Espresso Bar. Beer has been provided by Rare Form and it’s free for spectators. If you’re a barista, its $5 and sign ups are at 5:30pm and first pour is at 7pm. The competition is a fun bracket style shootout. These friendly competitions are created with the goal of cultivating the coffee culture in the area.

Check out the photos from the last TNT and head over to Stacks and enjoy a beer and the friendly compeition.

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Sufjan Stevens at The Palace

The Palace recently announced Sufjan Stevens will be playing on April 15 at 8pm. Tickets start at $30 and go on sale Friday January 30, and can be purchased on The Palace website.

This tour is in support of Stevens’ forthcoming record Carrie & Lowell, and is his first album release since 2010.

Migos at the Armory

The Washington Avenue Armory has announced that Migos will be performing on Friday March 6.

The Fader has a ton of great articles about Migos, so if you’re looking to hear and learn more about them, head to the Fader.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 16

Joyce Manor, Quarterbacks, and Laura Stevenson at BSP Kingston: Hope you already have tickets because this is sold out.

Evan Harker, Language Arts, Matt Durfee, and Carl Daniels at Pauly’s: Fun jams.

Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival at Hilton Albany: Food and wine.

Monster Jam at the TU Center: Monster trucks.

Rae Sremmurd and T.Mills at UCH: Rap show.

Extraordinary Night of Guitars at Caffe Lena: Featuring Dan LaVoie, Shun Ng, and Trevor Gordon Hall.

Fish Fry & Falafel Dinner at the Free School: An affordable dinner and cake auction to benefit the Free School’s class trip.

Saturday January 17

Hattie’s 14th Annual Mardi Gras at the Canfield Casino: Fun party for a cause.

Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival at Hilton Albany: Food and wine.

Comic Jam with Ira Marcks at the Troy Public Library: Learn to draw comics or improve your skills with Ira.

Locksley at Vapor: Free show, with The Lucky Jukebox Brigade.

Hand Habits, Battle Ave, Happy You, Shana Falana at The Tree House: Rad show, but you gotta figure out where it is.

TV Rex at Pauly’s: : 70s Rock ‘n Roll all night.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: You know what it is.

Sunday January 18

Sean Rowe at Caffe Lena: Sold out, but you can try your luck or hit the Monday 3pm show.

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

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 Interview, Horrible Bosses, Hunger Games, and Fargo at the Madison Theater](http://www.themadisontheater.com/): Only five bucks!

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 January 9

Fangirls Night Out at Earthworld Comics: Comic night for the ladies. With Jess Fink.

Joe Budden at Bogies: Rap show.

Youth Speak Out & Vigil for Leelah Alcorn at Dana Park: Remembering and raising awareness.

Wild Adriatic at Rustic Barn Pub: Indie jams.

Male Patterns at Pauly’s: Record release show. With Gay Mayor, Scuzz, and Sick Mind.

Saturday January 10

Brick By Brick at Trickshots: With Gunther Weezul, Hammer Fight, and Assault On The Livin.

AASRD Home Season Opener: The Perfect Storm at The Armory: First roller derby game of the season.

Moulin Rouge Burlesque at Rocks: Quick trip to 1890s Paris.

The Throwaways at Proctors Theater: “exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community”

B-Scene Birthday Bash at The Low Beat: Up the punx.

Good Fiction, Spaceland, and Matt Malone at The Fuze Box: Dance jams.

Burnell Pines at BSP Kingston: With , Adrien Reju, and The Daydreamers.

Sunday January 11

SINew Years Eve at Fuze Box: Service industry New Years for those who were working on the real one.

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

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 Interview, Horrible Bosses, Hunger Games and Fargo at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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

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Free admission at the Albany Institute on MLK Day

The Albany Institute of History & Art will offer free admission to the museum on Monday, January 19, 2014 from 10am-5pm. Their current exhibition list is quite extensive, and I know a lot of you haven’t been here since it usually costs money.

Make the best of your day off and work this into your plans!