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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 5

First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event all around Albany, check that map.

UNRESTRICTED at Albany Center Gallery: Artists from Vicarious Visions showcasing their personal work.

Disco Funk Happy Hour at The Low Beat: Start your weekend off right with some funk and soul.

Normal Instruments and Lord Electro at The Hollow: Improvisiation.

Harsh by Harsh West 2: Bat Country at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Immaculate Heart, Dollys, PineSheets, and Bare Matress at The Treehouse: Indie/pop/darkwave/experemental/etc.

The Further Unsound at The Low Beat: Release party for their new album, “Along For The Ride”.

Carinae, The Johannas, Crisco Dreams, Hunter at Ground Zero: Another fun show at RPI’s DIY spot.

Study no. 50 at EMPAC: Performed by the Williams Percussion Ensemble and directed by Matthew Gold.

ACTIVATE: Opening Reception at Albany Barn: Celebrating the role of art in activism.

Defeated Sanity, Iniquitous Savagery, Iniquitous Deeds, The Killing Condition, Tyranize and Foaming At The Mouth at Trickshots: Metal x 6.

Saturday February 6

Gay Mayor Throat Culture Neutron Rats Hill Haints at The Low Beat: J Krak’s 38th birthday punk breakfast show, featuring Berben & Wolff’s breakfast. Early.

Molly Ringwald at Proctors: 30-year Breakfast Club anniversary Q&A.

Cosplay with Phi Phi O’Hara at Rocks: Cosplay party at Rocks. Probably the most fun looking event page I’ve seen in a while.

8th Annual Beat Shot Spins for J Dilla: Remembering J Dilla. Proceeds go to his foundation.

Roller Derby at the Armory: AASRD Brawl Stars vs. ACRD Battery Brigade.

Cannon the Brave at Eden Cafe: Fun free show in Loudonville.

Open Mic at Ground Zero: First one of 2016.

David Shine & Friends at Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Harlem Nights at The Linda: Games and grandeur for a good cause.

Albany Devils vs. Hartford Wolf Pack at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Saratoga Chowderfest: You know.

Super Bowl Sunday February 7

Beat*Shot Presents: Rootin’ For Cam Newton While Supporting Black Business And Drinking Your Juice In The Hood at Johnnie’s: Enough said.

Penetration, Outnumber The Living, Strike Against All, More Than Human, I Glow In The Dark at The Low Beat: Metal show.

Mister F and Ampevene at The Hollow: Prog/jam rock.

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 and they have a seriously solid snack selection.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small neighborhood theater.

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

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Winter and Spring at Opalka Gallery

Opalka Gallery has announced their programs and events for the upcoming semester. All are free and open to the public. The events include an exhibition, film series, artist lecture series, and two other fun events.

There’s an exhibition that opens today with a reception on Feb 5 from Kate Teale, a Brookln-based artist who created a huge charcoal wall drawing as part of her solo exhibition. There’s also a collage night hosted by Ira Marcks and Caroline Corrigan and a PechaKucha night.

Check the full schedule and add the ones that interest you to your calendar.

Image: Kate Teale

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Friday January 22

Neighborhood of Make Believe at The Low Beat: Indie/folk/alt with Pony in the Pancake.

Mammal Dap at Pauly’s: Instrumental rock/fusion with Doctor Magnum and LovePort.

Driftwood with Grassroots Rebels at Madison Theater: Rock and roll.

Jantsen at River Street Pub: EDM night. With Jantsen, Yheti, Luzcid, Brightside, and Honeycomb.

Drinks & DIY: Winter Blues & Hot Glues at Albany Barn: Low key night out and it benefits The Barn.

DJ Mercury and Grandwizard Rasheen at Putnam Den: Old school hip-hop and reggae night.

Saturday January 23

Winter Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park: Outdoor festival to get you and yours outside and active. There’s also a Polar Plunge and Fat Bike ride.

All in the Timing Live at The Shop: Five short plays.

Josh Gondelman at Proctors: Part of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show.

Winona Ryder, Bye, Secret Release, Russel the Leaf at UAG: Cheap show, good music.

Albany Devils vs. St. John’s Icecaps at TU Center: Hockey!

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 theater.

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

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Quality events for New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day)

Last updated: December 30, 2015 03:50PM

Thursday December 31

Totally Super Fancy NYE at Lucas Confectionery, Pecks Arcade and Tavern Bar: 10,000 square feet of food, drinks, dancing, photo booth and champagne toast. All inclusive.

Central Ave New Years at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: An hour of free beer, six bands, two venues.

2016: A Beer Odyssey at Rare Form: An evening of drinks and food at Rare Form with Sci-Fi on the big screen.

New Year’s Eve at McGeary’s: McGeary’s does NYE right. With DJ Lady Luck.

moe. in Albany, NY for New Years!: Jam out and ring in the new year.

New Years Eve at Rocks: No cover, a buffet, DJ Larceny.

Uptown Kingston NYE in Kingston: Three venues, three different parties.

New Year’s Around The World at The Hill at Muza: Celebrating with countries around the world as they ring in the new year.

Skeeter Creek at Proctors GE Theatre: “The area’s #1 country band”, with DJ Mickey C.

First Night of Funny at Proctors: Comedy show with Sean Donnelly, Ray Harrington, Erin Jackson and Mike Gaffen.

The Refrigerators at The Desmond: With The Audiostars, DeeJay Element & Jake Allen, and Emcee JWill.

‘Leave Your Legacy’ Bash at The Hollow: WEQX Party with Rustic Overtones and Mirk. Open bar options.

Noche Vieja at The Half Moon: Food, cocktails, music.

SIRSY at First Night Saratoga: At Saratoga Springs Center. Early/late shows.

Dinner and Comedy Show at Pearl St Pub: A nice dinner and comedy show before things get crazy. With Frank Vignola, Angela Cobb, Tony Rogers, and Michael Raive.

New Years Eve Masquerade at Pearl St Pub: Dance music, costumes, and an open bar.

New Years Eve at Saratoga National: Food, music from DJ Trumastr, open bar.

Times Square Experience at City Line Tavern: Open bar, red carpet, hand rolled cigars, “NYC-inspired street food”, scotch tasting, etc., and music from DJ Nate da Great.

New Year’s Eve at Graney’s Stout: If you are looking for a guaranteed shitshow, this is it. With DJ NV and DJ Kip Chapman.

Eastbound Jesus and Lucid at Putnam Den: Rock and roll party at the Den.

Friday January 1

“When The Smoke Clears” Art Show and Fundraiser at Hinckel Brewery: Art, music and performances all raising money for victims of the Park St fire.

First Friday Albany: Art, music and culture all around the city.

moe. in Albany, NY for New Years!: Jam our and dance off your hangover.

Particle with Mister F at The Hollow: moe. afterparty.

Food For Thought: Artist’s Reception at Albany Barn: Art inspired by food, wine, culinary arts and dining. Also food vendors will be sampling and selling.

Discofunk at The Low Beat: Happy hour jams.

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Friday December 18

Dead Shall Rise, Embrace The Curse, Head Of Hydrus, Forgery at Fuze Box: Metal show.

Holiday Sip and Shop with Two Roads Brewing Co at SMCO: Finish the holiday shopping and sample some beers.

Saturday December 19

Sean Rowe at Takk House: Hometown holiday show to benefit the homeless. With TheSea TheSea.

14th Annual Ghost of Hardcore Past Cover Show at Low Beat and Pauly’s: The annual staple.

EQX-mas with Matt & Kim at Upstate Concert Hall: Fun holiday show with Good Old War and Grizfolk.

Polly at 51 3rd St: Outsider dance party. Donations go to the kids!

Incontinence at Parish Public House: Metal show. With Glass Skeleton Death March, Skeptic, and Goblet.

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 locally owned theater.

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

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Friday December 11

80s vs 90s at City Beer Hall: With DJ Trumastr.

Gun Outfit, Rota, Snakecharmer, A Joseph Weaver at The Treehouse: Rock out.

Comrade Nixon, Bare Mattress, Asa Morriss And…, and Moon Worship at Pauly’s: Punk, darkwave, no wave.

Stigmata, War-time Manner, Steel Nation, Brick By Brick, Meth Mouth at Fuze Box: Stigmata record release show, day 1.

A Rocky Horror Christmas Show at Madison Theater: With a live shadow cast.

Eastbound Jesus with The Mallett Brothers Band at The Hollow: Americana.

Saturday December 12

10th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Lark: Running down Lark to benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Babes in Troyland Holiday Market at Takk House: Vendors, food, beer, gifts, and more.

Terrarium Workshop at F+S: Make your own terrarium!

Meet The Maker Holiday Pop-Up at Fort Orange: Meet the people behind the wares.

Tenth Pin Release Party at Takk House: Brandy release party.

Off Hours, Bare Mattress, Erik Savage, Deprimente, Pinesheets, Hateboy at UAG: Big, awesome lineup.

Stigmata, Cruel Hand, Born Low, Lowered Ad, Concrete at Fuze Box: Stigmata record release show, day 2.

Protohype and Helicopter Showdown at River St Pub: Rave on the river.

Sweet Buns Cafe & Open House at The Free School: Brunch to support families that lost their homes in fires.

Sunday December 13

Babes in Troyland Holiday Market at Takk House: Vendors, food, beer, gifts, and more.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at TU Center: The TSO, yo.

Celestine V: A Night Of Astral Sound at Basilica Hudson: Wild night of sounds on this one.

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 locally owned theater.

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

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Babes in Troyland Flea Market

This weekend there will be a winter clubhouse flea at Takk House. If you’ve missed all the other holiday markets or haven’t found what you’re looking for, this may be your last chance.

“Babes in Troyland” will fill three floors of the Takk House, located at 55 Third St. Troy, with more than 30 antique, vintage and crafts vendors on Saturday Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per day.

The event will feature food and beer from the Ruck, whisky tasting from Yankee Distillery, coffee and espresso from Stacks, sweets from O’Malley’s Oven, a photobooth, a “bad santa”, burlesque from Persephone Pomme and Co., and music from DJ Trumastr and Ragliacci.

For more info, visit troyflea.com or facebook.com/troyflea.