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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 29

Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, drinks, and more.

Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Nick Shattell at SMCo.: Good tunes and cheap local cider.

Algorave at TVCoG: “live audio-visual performance”.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at The Egg: Modern dance performance.

An Evening of Historic Fun at Ten Broeck Mansion: With Mayor Sheehan.

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Once Around Again at Forage + Sundry: Art opening and reception for Troy sculptor Fredda Merzon.

Hush, Bleak, Maggot Brain, Exul at Fuze Box: Heavy.

Fatoumata Diawara at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Malian singer.

Hardware, Swanfeeder, Chloroform Party, Meter Feeder, Bare Mattress at Pauly’s: Punk, hardcore, darkwave.

Terror Pigeon, Hannibal Montana, Haley Moley, Electrobo at Ground Zero: Fun electronic show at RPI’s DIY spot.

Soul Vibes at BSP: Quality music and performances.

Kevin James at Ulter PAC: Comedy.

Tang Party at Skidmore: Year end bash.

Saturday April 30

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Coupons, Shakusky, Steve Layman, Broken Field Runner at World Citizen Party House: Fuzz/rock/wave.

Malice In Wonderland at Fuze: Hard house, hardcore, tekstyle.

Megalodon, The Widdler, Craz at River St Pub: Raging on the River.

Alton Brown at Proctors: “Eat Your Science”.

Laura Stevenson, Crying, Chris Farren at BSP: Indie/pop/etc.

Mike Speirs at The Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Sunday May 01

Capital Roots’ 29th Annual Spring Brunch at Empire State Plaza: Fundraiser brunch with all your favorites plus bid on Mother’s Day gifts, tools, art, and more.

Night Demon, Visigoth, Neutron Rats, Foaming at the Mouth, Alchemy of Time at Putnam Den: Metal.

The Oswalds with Parsley and Maxwell at BSP: Rock out.

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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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 22

Revival Revival and Tequila Sunrise at River St Pub: CCR and classic rock covers.

Saturday April 23

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: This weeks sponsor. Indie craft market featuring regional makers, as well as food and beverages from great local institutions.

24-hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music at Basilica Hudson: All things drone. Massive lineup.

2016 Albany Band Olympics at The Low Beat: Pick your name out of a hat, make a band, play a show.

Tigers Jaw, New Madrid, Kyle & The Pity Party at BSP Kingston: Post-hardcore indie-pop-rock-emo-etc.

Game of Thrones Burlesque at The Hangar: “You Wear Nothing, Jon Snow!”

Bare Mattress, Basement Beers, Mr. Pink, County Mike at The Treehouse: Two touring bands with solid local support.

DJ Rally, Sime Gezus, Ozymandias at River St Pub: Back2Back party.

Chris Lamberth at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Sunday April 24

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: This weeks sponsor. Indie craft market featuring regional makers, as well as food and beverages from great local institutions.

24-hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music at Basilica Hudson: All things drone. Massive lineup.

The Loom, Bear Grass, Neighborhood of Make Believe at The Low Beat: Indie rock and beyond.

Entombed With Exmortus at Trickshots: Metal.

Sean Rowe at Helsinki Hudson: With The Sea The Sea.

All weekend

Albany Wordfest: Poetry events all weekend as Wordfest wraps up.

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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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 15

Pound House Live at Madison Theater: Comedy show featuring DJ Douggpoint and Brent Weinbach.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Living Room Show in Troy: Sold out.

Wu Tsang and boychild: “Moved by the Motion” at EMPAC: “Performance collaboration”.

Painted Zeros, IzzyTrue, Better Pills, and Whiner at River St Pub: Indie, alt, pop show.

The Pessimists, Sem Hastro, Girth Control, and Johnny & The Marshalls at Pauly’s: Punk/hardcore/rock and roll.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Cult Classics Burlesque at The Hangar: Greatest hits show.

Marco Benevento and Mikaela Davis at BSP: Jammy/indie/psych.

Downtown Albany Restaurant Week: Final day.

Creed Bratton at The Low Beat: Sold out.

Saturday April 16

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try super rare coffee from da Matteo Roastery in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Electric City Couture in Saratoga: Two day runway/fashion show.

Parquet Courts and Soda at BSP: Sold out.

Polly in Troy: Outsider dance party. Don’t miss it.

Drink Beer, Help Animals at McGeary’s: Dance party to benefit MHHS.

Between the Buried and Me and August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Metal/core/prog.

Worms of the Earth and Wychdoktor at Fuze: Goth night.

Earth Day in the Pine Bush: Pine Bush cleanup party.

Yoga for ANYONE at Collar City Athletics: Yoga for a good cause.

Hudson Valley Hops at Albany Institute: Local beer festival.

Debo Band at MASS MoCA: Afro-pop.

Broiler Room at Terra: Disco/funk/pop.

Sunday April 17

Electric City Couture in Saratoga: Two day runway/fashion show.

Albany Earth Day Expo at Washington Park Lake House: A bike ride, expo, and more.

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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Future at UAlbany

The UAlbany Student Association has announced that Future is headlining this year’s Parkfest. More artists are going to be announced soon, and tickets are free if you’re a current UAlbany student, and $15 for guests accompanied by a current UAlbany student.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 8

Jazz Night at The Low Beat: Wee B3, Brian Patneaude, George Muscatello, Rich Syracuse, and Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel, Chris Pasin, Brian Patneaude, David Gleason, Mike Lawrence, and Michael Benedict.

On Screen/Sound: No. 14 at EMPAC: “a series of films from the 1930s and ’40s by early animation pioneers Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) and Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) with a digital moving-image work made over 70 years later by Novi_sad and Ryoichi Kurokawa”.

Trixie Starr and Dj T Bone at The Half Moon: A dance party benefit for Bernie.

DJ Nate Da Great, Paul Nice & Trumastr at Fuze: “DJ Science Theater 3000”. An awesome sounding dance party.

Saturday April 9

Dodge the Deer 5K at Schodack Island State Park: 5k, mile or 200m.

A Moveable Feast at NYS Museum: A benefit dinner for the Historic Albany Foundation.

Speedy Ortiz, Daddy Issues, Candy Ambulance, and Noods at The Low Beat: Part two of WCDB’s 38th Anniversary celebrations.

Cardi B at Upstate Concert Hall: You know, or dont.

80s Night at Fuze: The classic.

DJ Sheila B. at The Half Moon: “A Night of Pop, Beat & Rock n’ Roll”.

DJ Tall Matt, Kohl Modelo, and Duane Major at Terra: Disco, funk, house.

Sunday April 10

Connor Kennedy, Minstrel, and Edgar Wallace Exchange at BSP: Pretty music.

All weekend

Downtown Albany Restaurant Week: Cheap eats at your new favorite spots.

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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TVCoG to host Augmented / Virtual Reality Gaming Hackathon

Tech Valley Center of Gravity is hosting an AR/VR gaming hackathon on April 17 and 18, with over $1000 in prizes.

The promise of augmented and virtual reality has been long in coming, and the technology has finally reached a level where broad applications are now possible. From entertainment through gaming and video to new user interfaces and data visualization, we’re hacking solutions for 32 hours to find new applications and approaches. Join us!

Registration is free, but required for participation. To find out more and sign up head to hackathon.tvcog.net or for much more info, head to this event’s press release. You can read about the last TVCoG hackathon via Hackaday.