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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 21

POLLY: Bounty at River St Pub: Wild dance party that isn’t like any other. With b0ynature, DJ Celestine, GOLDEE DUST, Party With Tina (me) and WILDECRIST.

7th Annual B3nson Family Funsgiving at the Low Beat and Pauly’s: Holiday celebration show with The Parlor, Bear Grass, Secret Release, Rival Galaxies, Hammer Hawk, Neighborhood of Make Believe, Leaks/Mirrors.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Bogie’s: Hardcore for a cause.

Javelin, PWR BTTM, Photay at BSP Kingston: Electronic jams.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Get weird at Abany’s only rock and roll dance party.

Dest Comedy Jam at HRCH: Comedy show with UA’s Sketch Characters.

Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens at the Armory: Get your swoop haircuts and tiny t-shirts out.

Saturday November 22

Ladyfest Upstate Festival at The Low Beat: One day music and art fest highlighting women-identified, trans, and gender nonconforming artists. Check the event for profiles of some of the performers.

Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: Drop in and start cartooning.

8th Annual Albany Cranksgiving: Scavenger hunt on your bike for a great cause.

Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show at Proctors: With Headliner Aparna Nancherla.

Fabolous and Konshens at The Armory: Dancehall boss Konshens with F-a-b-o-l-o-u-s.

Turkey Tap at the TU: Craft beer event.

80s Night at Fuze: It’s back apparently.

Sunday November 23

Rock ‘n Roll Brunch 8 at The Low Beat: It’s that time of month for the best brunch around.

Panel Discussion On Creative Economy at The Foundry: Artist talk with
James Howard Kunstler & Friends.

Slowshine, Playboy Manbaby, Rustle Crow at The Low Beat: “Another cool show at The Low Beat”

Alleys, Ellsworth, Korematsu vs. The United States, and Blue Streak Blvd at Fuze Box: “””Skramz”””

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.

John Wick and The Blues Brothers 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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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 14

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Sage: Modern dance performance.

Homeless and Hunger Outreach Show at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: Benefit show for a great cause with great music.

The Weight (playing the music of The Band) at the Massry Center: With local favorite Sean Rowe.

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon at EMPAC: The exploration of how sound changes as one moves through space.

Mivos Quartet at EMPAC: String quartet performing new works.

Saturday November 15

Albany VegFest at the PCC: Learn about all things veg.

Sol LeWitt: A Film by Chris Teerink: A look into Sol LeWitt.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Sage: Modern dance performance.

St. Lucia at the Hollow: Indie pop.

Hack RPI: Hackathon at RPI.

Yarn/Wire at EMPAC: Music ensemble with pianists and percussionists.

Make Me Laugh Finals at The Linda: Final round of the MML series.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Proctors: Dan Frigolette, Matt Richards, Simeon Godson, and Pete Bladel and the winner of MML Albany.

Nine Pin Pressing Party: Pressing 80 types of Apples for a cider blend. Cider, food, music and more.

Upstate’s Alright at The Low Beat: Punk flea market with vegan food specials from Joey B.

Albany Center Gallery 2014 Winter Gallery at Hilton Albany: Celebrate the arts.

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.

Pulp Fiction and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 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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Homeless and Hunger Outreach Show

This Friday the Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel are hosting a Homeless and Hunger Outreach Show. The show will benefit the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness and The Food Pantries. On the show is Beaked Whale, Iguana Mañana, Rustle Crow, The Blitz, The Grassroots Rebels, The Mysteios and Kimono Dragons.

Read more on the Facebook event and head over Friday with a can of food to donate!

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Friday November 7

First Friday: A night of art, music and more.

Storied Playthings: Toy Portraits by Jennifer Maher: First Friday opening up in Ballston Spa.

Public House 42 Grand Opening: Celebrating their first day in business.

Many Trails at Parish Public House: With Linear North, William Hale and Sun Voyager.

DJ Qbert at the Putnam Den: Jeremy Ellis, Paul Nice, J5k & $@LT, Bad Manners

It’s Space, Weird Owl, Moon Magick: Fun night of music in New Paltz.

Psymon Spine at Skidmore: Psych tunes. With Zula.

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back at the Palace: Extreme ski video, brah.

The Indobox & lespecial at the Hollow: Dance rock.

Art at APL Opening Reception: In collaboration with The College of Saint Rose’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Bobby Long at the Linda: With MaryLeigh Roohan.

HOME BODY and Aleister Mraz at the Hudson Disco-Tek: Dance party!

Expanded Piano at EMPAC: Like being inside a piano.

Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Larry Campbell at the Egg: Folk.

Lawn Sausages at the Hangar: With Off The Record.

Saturday November 8

ASAP Fall Ball at 60 State Place: ASAP’s ten year anniversary celebration.

Arenacross at the TU Center: Braaaaaap.

EQX Acoustic Showcase at Caffe Lena: With Matt Durfee, Henry’s Rifle and Carl Daniels.

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back at the Palace: Extreme ski video, brah.

Make Me Laugh Semi-finals: Local comedians competing for your laughter and a spot at the finals.

Pride of NY Harvest Fest at the Desmond: Celebrate New York’s wines.

Sunday November 9

Albany Comic Con at Wolf Road Holiday Inn: Comics, costumes, comic professionals, panel discussions, and more.

He Is Legend and Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster at Bogie’s: With Wounds, Fiction For Bandits, Grain vs Me, Nasty Midnight, Auburns Rust, and One Day Waiting.

William Gibson at EMPAC: Legendary sci-fi author.

Pride of NY Harvest Fest at the Desmond: Celebrate New York’s wines.

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.

The Equalizer, Dirty Dancing and The Boxtrolls 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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William Gibson at EMPAC

Legendary science fiction author William Gibson will be reading from his work on November 9 at EMPAC. Gibson is known for his influence on technology, design, urban sociology and cyberculture.

Gibson is a visionary author of speculative fiction whose work explores the future implications of contemporary human technologies. His 1984 novel, Neuromancer, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards, introduced the term “cyberspace” and have helped to define the popular culture of the Computer Age.

Gibson’s latest novel is The Peripheral (2014), about drones, drugs, outsourcing, telepresence, trailer parks, kleptocracy, and 3D fabbing. In advance praise, Cory Doctorow called it, “Spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation”.

The event is free and open to the public and you can find out more on the event website.

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Quality events for this weekend

Below is everything I could find for this weekend. This is why I generally pick the events that I believe are the best and don’t just always post everything that’s happening. Have a good weekend!

Friday October 31 Halloween 2014

Masquerave at the Armory: With Araabmuzik and Just Blaze, with support from Rome Thrasher, Kenetic, and Bandikook.

Unity 32: Halloween at Fuze Box: The rave after the rave at the Armory.

Night of the Walking Dread at Vapor: With DVDJ Dread. Cash for best zombie.

Halloween Dance Party at Bobby Ts: Drink specials and dancing.

Down the Hall at Sage: Immersive theater event.

Trick or Treat at HWFC: Family oriented event with snacks and activities.

Lark Street Bid Halloween at the Park Playhouse: Hope you’ve got tickets.

Eighth Annual Halloween Bash at Pinto and Hobbs: Karaoke with Sid Stein.

Halloween Bash at The Hollow: Red carpet, costume contest, drink specials, Wild Adriatic, Mirk, Lucky Jukebox Brigade and DJs.

Built4BBQ’s Whole Hog Halloween at Pauly’s Hotel: Henry’s Rifle album release with Rival Galaxies, Kimono Dragons, Hammer Hawk, and DJ Mercy.

Consider The Source with Mister F at the Parish Public House: EP release show.

Pollyween: No Limit at River Street Pub: A Halloween party in another dimension. If you’re looking for an off the beaten path type of event, here you go.

Superior Merchandise Co. Pop-Up at The Tavern Restaurant: A preview of Superior Merchandise Co. and the Tavern Resturant all at once.

Halloween Costume Party at the Beer Diviner: Bonfire, music, prizes and really good beer.

Troy Night Out: The October TNO is always on point, expect a ton of costume parties and bars to be more festive than usual for TNO.

Fictively Fact at Collar Works: TNO gallery opening with Ira Marcks and Seamus Liam O’Brien.

Pups Night Out at Henry Loves Betty: Dogs. Costumes. Yes.

Jalloween Fright Festival: With a costume contest and music from DJ Trumastr in Saratoga.

Noche De Los Muertos at the Upstate Concert Hall: With Voltran, Kip Chapman and Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra.

Renissance at the Egg: Progressive Folk Rock.

Eastbound Jesus at Putnam Den: With The Sea The Sea.

Nixon’s Spirit, Society High, Horror Business at The Low Beat: Punk it up.

Hardcore Halloween at Bogies: With Wartime Manner, Brick By Brick and more.

Waterworks Halloween Costume Contest: $2000 in prizes. Best, worst, scariest, sexiest, most original, and best group costume.

Sirsy at Trick Shot Billiards: With a costume contest as well.

Hunter Hayes at the TU Center: Yee-haw!

Albany Halloween Pubcrawl: Three days of excessive drinking in costume. Starts at the City Beer Hall.

Saturday November 1

Chuck Palahniuk at Skidmore: In support of his new book Beautiful You.

Killswitch Engage at the UCH: With All That Remains, Death Ray Vision, and City of Homes.

Monster Ball at Vapor: With DJ Playground. Prizes for best male, female, couple and group costumes.

The Day After: Zombie Invasion at Bogies: Costume contest and a grip of bands.

80s Halloween at the Fuze Box: DJ Feral, Don Stone and Neo holding down the 80s tunes.

Northern Faces at The Hollow: Rock jams. With Northern Faces, The North & South Dakotas, and Carl Daniels and the Black Box.

Vilma Mare : Queen of Serpents at The Foundry: Visiting artist series about wearable design.

AKOUSMA @ EMPAC: Acousmatic music in the open spaces at EMPAC.

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby at Troy Music Hall: Grammy winning singer/keyboardist.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque Halloween Hangover: Celebrating 10 years.

Halloween Hangover Party & Costume Contest: Try your luck again at winning the contest! With DJ Shawn Gillie and Dave Barna.

Cage Wars at the Armory: People hurting one another for fun.

Albany Halloween Pubcrawl: Three days of excessive drinking in costume. Starts at the City Beer Hall.

Sunday November 2

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: Performing the best of Jethro Tull and his new album.

Love and Theft at the UCH: With Joel Crouse and DJ DU.

Harlem Wizards at The Armory: Family oriented bball game/performance.

Albany Halloween Pubcrawl: Three days of excessive drinking in costume. Starts at the City Beer Hall.

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.