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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 22

Pony in the Pancake, Haley Moley, Great Mutations, Apostrophe S, and Albany Frequency DJs at Pauly’s: Big old Friday night dance party.

Body Shine #4 at Fuze: Albany’s back-to-basics dance party.

Chances With Wolves at The Half Moon: Dance party.

Saturday July 23

Seasons Skateshop Presents: Albany at Fuze: Premiere of their new video, and a hell of party after.

Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market at Riverfront Park: Moved due to construction.

From One Hero To Many, A Community Workshop:

No Hands, Blood of Spain, Scum Couch at 51 3rd Troy: Punk it up.

Jack & Amanda Palmer at Basilica Hudson: “An Evening With”.

Chaos Chaos, Mega Bog, Chris Garneau, Emily Ritz at BSP Kingston: Indie/pop.

Sunday July 24

Troy Flea 2016 at Troy Riverfront Park:

Suarez Family Brewery Game Night at SMCo.: Celebrate a new brewery with fun games and Alleycarte.

Ephraim Asili and LunarMoss at The Half Moon: Patio session.

Slipknot and Marilyn Manson at SPAC: Twizz out.

Off Hours, Yugennui, Caskets Filled With Flowers, Noema at Relief Theater: Fun show with a few touring bands.

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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Friday July 15

Broken Field Runner, Slowshine, Hammerhawk, Hospital Corners, County Mike at WCPH: Super solid house show.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. Get weird.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library Washington Ave: After work concert in a literal garage. With Rechorduroys and Coupons.

Kingston Night Market at Kingston Waterfront: Pop-up festival with art, wares, music, food, and more.

Saturday July 16

Art on Lark: Music, art, food and more.

Summer UnderCover Show at The Low Beat and Pauly’s: The annual cover show. Not to be missed.

Polly: Head Games at The Hangar: Dance party. Starting early.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Get your rare coffee game going.

Thoreau Hike on Bellow’s Pipe: Get closer to Thoreau with an 11-mile hike.

Pokestop Tour in Saratoga Spa State Park: Catch them all, yo.

Mad Laughs at Madison Theater: Improv and comedy show.

The Feelies at BSP Kingston: Alt rock.

Okkervil River at Helsinki Hudson: Alt/folk rock.

Marissa Nadler, Wrekmeister Harmonies, and Muscle and Marrow at The Half Moon: Dreamy/alt/dark jams.

Sunday July 17

Summer Festival at Indian Ladder: 100th anniversary party and the grand opening of Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery.

Community Farm Day at Soul Fire Farm: Work the land, enjoy some food and conversation.

Wildflower Walk at Huyck Preserve: Improve your flower identification game.

Intronaut, Entheos, Moon Tooth, The Final Sleep, and Skeptic at Trickshots: Metal show.

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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Friday July 08

Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, music, beverages in the park.

Dust Bowl Faeries at the Tang: “ethereal electro-acoustic gothic folk ensemble”

The Acacia Strain at Trickshots: With Oceano, Knocked Loose, and Culture Killer.

Shiri Zorn at Savoy: Actual Jazz on Lark.

Bren, As soon as Morris & The Mess, Bare Mattress at Pauly’s: Punk/pop/darkwave/weird jams.

Saturday July 09

Delaware Avenue Street Fair: Food, art, music, and yard sales.

Art in the Park in Congress Park: Art, in a park.

Frances Day at the Tang: Community open-house celebration.

Too Much of a Good Thing at Basilica Hudson: “A group show of New York-based artists curated by Dylan Kraus and Rose Salane”.

DJ Boomie Summer Love Dance Party at BSP: “Freestyle & Old School DJ Dance Party”.

The Woes, Kinsey, and War Horse at The Half Moon: Experimental bluegrass/country/soul.

Art Omi Weekend: Dancing, brunch, and celebrating the art.

Sunday July 10

Troy Flea: Flea market in Troy’s Riverfront Park.

Monster Jam at Lebanon Valley Speedway: Gravedigger, yo!

Catch at Basilica Hudson: “Brooklyn-based, hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events”.

Mike Posner at Upstate Concert Hall: With Good Old War.

Steely Dan at SPAC: Grab some lawn seats and enjoy $14 domestics.

Art Omi Weekend: Dancing, brunch, and celebrating the art.

All weekend

Beat*Shot Music Festival & 518 Beat Box Battle: The 8th annual hip-hop staple.

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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Friday June 24

Body Shine at Fuze Box: A “multi-cultural dance party showcasing the finest underground dance music from around the world”. I’m on the bill for this.

Troy Night Out: City-wide celebration. Don’t miss Troy Cloth and Paper’s 5th Anniversary and the Spaghetti Sandwich Cart from Alleycarte.

Bell Skinner and Candy Ambulance at SMCo: With art from Kevin Mosca.

Pulp Vixen at The Hangar: 3 year anniversary of Cult Classics Burlesque.

Good Fiction, Kimono Dragons, Fort Rooster at The Hollow: Indie.

Tiger Flowers, Artisan, Dead Channels, Say Goodnight at The Low Beat: Hardcore.

Albany Barn 10th Anniversary : Turning 10 and celebrating.

Barn 10th Anniversary Afterparty: Open studio and jams.

Sean Rowe at Dali Mamma: Food and music.

Saturday June 25

Summer SOULstice Celebration at Soul Fire Farm: Dance party, food, silk trapeze and much more.

The Suitcase Junket at MASS MoCA: “belting out mountain ballads till the house sings back”

P Daddy, Teenage Halloween, Cannon the Brave, Alleys, Pierre, at UAG: Indie/punk/pop/garage/emo/alt/etc.

Hudson River Exchange: For everything handmade and vintage.

Sunday June 26

Free Outdoor Yoga at Troy’s Riverfront Park: Namaste for free.

Turntables + Bagels at SMCo.: With DJ Tall Ass Matt.

Hard Charger and Aggressive Response at Pauly’s: Punk/crust/metal/hardcore.

Hudson River Exchange: For everything handmade and vintage.

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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Friday June 17

Collage Night at SMCo.: “Glue and scissor social”.

Kingston Night Market: Monthly street festival.

Alan Fish and Friends at The Low Beat: Comedy show.

Linear North, St. James and the Apostles, and Pony in the Pancake at River Street Pub: Rock/soul/surf.

C.O.D., Hill Haints, Kulturkampf, Chloroform Party at Pauly’s: Punk/hardcore show.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll.

Saturday June 18

Scandinavian Saturday w/ Tim Wendelboe at SMCo.: Get in on that rare coffee.

Rensselaerville Ramble at Hyuck Preserve: Trail run/walk.

Troy River Fest 2016: Food, music, crafts, and mroe.

40th Anniversary Bash at HWFC: Celebrating 40 years.

Colnago Demo Day at Savile Road: Kit up and test some bikes.

Throat Culture, Scum Couch, Cold Sweats, and Exul at Fuze: Casette release show.

Panzram, Reborn Through Hate, and Snapring at Pauly’s: Metal.

Nickopotomus at Excelsior Pub: Two long music sets at the all NYS bar.

Sunday June 19

Bright Ideas Grand Opening Fest in North Adams: Celebrating a new local brewery.

Decorum, Deadbeat Club, Eternal Crimes, Bye at Pauly’s: Post/punk show.

Grace Potter at Ulster PAC: Rock. With Con Brio.

Dad’s Day: Desafinado, The Refectory, Veils of the Void & Jasper:

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.