DJ QBert at the Putnam Den

On Friday November 7, DJ Qbert will be annihilating the turntables at the Putnam Den. DJ QBert is an incredible turntablist who has been a DMC World Champion four times over. Just watch the video above to get an idea of what QBert is known for. Also on the show is Jeremy Ellis, master of the drum machine, legendary DJ Paul Nice, J5K and $@LT.

This line-up is absolutely killer and is not to be missed, as it’s not just another night out with a DJ. Read more on the event page and grab your tickets soon.

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Capital Region Turkey Trots

Jack Berkery has created a list of all the Thanksgiving day runs in the area. If the Troy Turkey Trot is way too big of an event for you, check the list and find a run that’s more your thing. Locations include Troy, Saratoga, Schenectady, Bethlehem, Cohoes, Clifton Park, Glens Falls, Hudson, Chatham, Ravena, and Castleton.

Photo: US Navy/flickr

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 24

Mike Glier at Opalka Gallery: Artist Mike Glier at Sage talking about his 35 year career.

Better Pills, Lip Talk, Alexander Turnquist at the Low Beat: “mopecore post punk new wave dance rock”, “experimental pop” and “drone ambient”. Lip Talk is FKA Railbird.

Primus at the Palace: That Les Claypool dude’s band.

Saturday October 25

Oneonta Punk at Oneonta Theater: A zillion bands.

Queen of the Beat at Fuze: All women playing the tunes for the night.

Festival of the Dead at the Armory: DJs and more.

Sunday October 26

Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race in Bennington VT: Get your bike race on.

Oneonta Punk at Oneonta Theater: A zillion bands.

All weekend

Apple Picking: It’s that time of year to hit up Goolds or Indian Ladder.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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.

Donnie Darko, Get on Up and Guardians of the Galaxy 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: “Metropolis” with live score by lastdayshining

Tonight, the main branch of the Albany Public Library, is featuring a showing of the silent film “Metropolis” from 1927. The film will be accompanied with a live score from locals lastdayshining. If you’ve never been to an event like this, it truly is an interesting display of talent and creative interpretation.

The performance is free to the public and begins at 7pm. For more info, check out the event on FB.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 17

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party and other general weirdness.

Nightmares for a Week, Those Mockingbirds, Lives of the Obscure at BSP Kingston: Local legends NFAW are back after a little break.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics at the Hangar: : A burlesque tribute to Ghostbusters!

Fusion at the Barn: Great food, music, art and more to raise funds for the Barn.

The Jazz Connection at Tierra: 5-piece jazz group at the Madison Ave shop.

Radiation Blackbody, Thurn & Taxis, and Yoma at the Low Beat: Metal and the like.

Steven Wright at the Egg: Jokes from one of the weirdest and best comedians.

Newsies at Proctor’s: Last chance to catch this show.

Amon Amarth and Skeletonwitch at UCH: Synchronized headbanging.

Saturday October 18

Downtown Albany Block Party: Albany Modern Body Art celebrating their 5th birthday in style.

Light Up Troy at the Gas Holder: Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month where they are transforming the Gas Holder into a 1930s version of Troy.

Stylin’ at Taste: Fashion show benefit for the Albany Damian Center.

John Waters at Basilica Hudson: John Waters’ One-Man-Show “This Filthy World, Volume 2″, as a benefit for The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.

Sunday October 19

Rock and Roll Brunch at the Low Beat: It’s that time again for the best brunch around.

Silent Film Spectacular at APL: A pick up orchestra will be providing the score for the 1916 adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

All Weekend

Apple Picking: It’s that time of year to hit up Goolds or Indian Ladder.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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.

Donnie Darko, Get on Up and Guardians of the Galaxy 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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Evil Dead the Musical at Proctors

Nothing beats kicking off the week of Halloween with a little fake blood. Or in the case of Evil Dead — the Musical, a lot of fake blood.

From the event page:

The record-breaking musical comedy sensation takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films — Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness — then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time…and it’s also the only musical in the world where audiences can sit in a “Splatter Zone!” and get drenched from the onstage mayhem.

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day.

The musical will be performed at Proctors for one night only on Tuesday, October 28th and tickets are currently available online or at the Proctors box office.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 10

Collar City Collage Night at Collar Works: Collaging, music and beverages.

Visitors at EMPAC: A screening of the Steven Soderbergh film.

Bobby Shmurda and the Twerk Team at the Armory: Should be a fun show if it’s real, as I haven’t seen any confirmation from the artists.

Saturday October 11

Dead Winter Carpenters at Parish Public House: Americana, with Ragliacci.

Chance the Rapper, Sweater Beats, and Young & Sick at Skidmore: Their big fall show.

Wild Adriatic at the Hollow: With Titanics and Party Boat.

Sunday October 12

Chowderfest in Troy: The annual festival. Get there early.

Underground River, What Moon and Hand Haibts at The Low Beat: Folky shoegaze dream pop jams.

All Weekend

O+ Festival in Kingston: Art, music and wellness.

Apple Picking: It’s that time of year to hit up Goolds or Indian Ladder.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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 Giver and The Purge: Anarchy at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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