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7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival

Next weekend is the 7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival. If somehow you don’t know, this festival is has been a fixture of the local music scene. I went last year without really knowing too many people on the bill, and I was blown away act after act. There’s a lot of care put into this festival and it shows.

Check out the lineup, grab your tickets and get ready for an awesome weekend of music.

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Hibou at the Hollow

On Tuesday July 28, Cayucas and Hibou are coming to play at The Hollow. Tickets are mysteriously listed as both $15 via ticketmaster and $5 at the door.

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Basilica Hudson’s July Film Screenings

Basilica Hudson has announced their lineup for this month’s film screening series. All films are $5-15 sliding scale and begin at 8pm.

Friday, July 3, 7 PM
BLADE RUNNER NOODLE NIGHT!
free event, part of the Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series
dinner available for purchase + introduction by artist Maximilian Goldfarb!

Thursday, July 9, 8 PM
INSIDE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT PROGRAM, 1968-1971, 70 min.
part of the season-long series, Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986
Intro and Q&A with producer Charles Hobson and programmer Jake Perlin!

Thursday, July 16, 8 PM
WILDNESS, Wu Tsang, 2012, 74 min
Intro and Q&A with filmmaker Wu Tsang!
Food before the screening by Alimentary Kitchen/Nicole LoBue at 7 PM

Thursday, July 23, 8 PM
ASPEN, Frederick Wiseman, 1991, 146 min

Head to the event page to learn more.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 26

Troy Night Out: Arts, culture, food, etc., in Troy.

Last Good Tooth and Eric and Erica at The Half Moon: Folk music.

Jumpin’ Jacks Annual Fireworks Display: Celebrate summer. With U.S. Water Ski Show Team and Snook Bros. Band.

Doctor Magnum & Oobleck at Parish Public House: Fusion/funk.

Saturday June 27

Crowbar at Trickshots: With Battlecross & Lord Dying.

Hudson River Exchange’s Summer Market in Hudson: Maker fest.

Flux Pavilion at Upstate Concert Hall: EDM.

Mad Laughs at The Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Sunday June 28

Free Outdoor Yoga at Riverfront Park: Hit the market and stretch out.

Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Scuzz, and The Mysteios at The Low Beat: Punk

All weekend

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA: Wilco’s festival.

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 locally owned theater.

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

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Rail, River, Hudson II

On July 11, All Over Albany is hosting the second of their Rail, River, Hudson events. You pay one price and get a train trip down to Hudson, time to spend checking out Hudson, a boat ride back, a booklet with discounts to use, and a food and beverage tasting at Helsinki Hudson.

From AOA’s official announcement:

Itinerary and details

+ We’ll meet in downtown Albany on Broadway at the footbridge to the Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing at 10:30 am and take a shuttle to the Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station, and then catch an Amtrak® train to Hudson. (There’s a large parking garage near the footbridge where you can stash your car for the day.)

+ We arrive in Hudson, and you’ll have time to shop, browse, take in the architecture, and have lunch.

+ You’ll get a Hudson Passport filled with discounts at shops and restaurants throughout downtown Hudson. The passport will be good from July 11 through August 11, so if there’s someplace you want to check out later, you’ll have a whole month to claim your discounts.

+ Later in the afternoon we’ll gather at Helsinki Hudson for hors d’oeuvres and a tasting of locally-produced drinks.

+ We’ll then head to the Hudson riverfront for a sunset cruise home to Albany on The Dutch Apple, including a light dinner.

+ We’ll arrive back in Albany at the Corning Preserve around 10:30 pm. It’s a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the parking garage.

+ More swag and surprises TBA.

Tickets are currently on sale. Last year’s sold out and this year’s is well on it’s way, so if this is something that sounds fun get your tickets sooner rather than later. If you haven’t been to Hudson in a while (or ever) this is the perfect way to make the trip.

Photo courtesy of All Over Albany

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 19

The Princess’ Hide: Ass You Wish at The Hangar: Princess Bride burlesque.

Propagandhi at Upstate Concert Hall: Punk it up.

Train at SPAC: With The Fray & Matt Nathanson.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll werido dance fest.

James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket at MASS MoCA: Presented by the director.

Saturday June 20

Albany Go Skate Day at Washington Park: Go shred, yo.

Troy River Fest: Music, food, vendors, etc.

Troy Dance Factory Showcase at Troy Music Hall: Modern, hip hop, jazz, tap, and contemporary.

80s Night at Fuze: Same as it ever was.

Summer Cover Show at The Low Beat: Your friends playing the hits.

Jessica Pratt and Widowspeak at BSP Kingston: Two awesome acts.

Sunday June 21

Dad Fest at Corning Preserve Boat Launch: Spend some time with pops.

UMO at The Hollow: Rock out with pops.

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.

Avengers, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Blade Runner and Fast and Furious 7 at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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

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Hidden City House & Garden Tour

The Center Square Association is hosting a Hidden City House & Garden Tour on Thursday June 25 from 5-8pm. This tour opens up private homes and gardens to the public and guests are able to tour these homes and hidden gardens.

Tickets are $15 until Friday, and after Friday they’re $20. Tickets can be bought online or at Capital Wine.