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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 19

Bad Scene Forever Fest at the Icehouse: Violent Sons, lovechild, Aviator, Placeholder, Trife Life, Trenchfoot, Space Camp, Slowshine, and Throat Culture.

Garage Bands at the Albany Public Library: With Hammer Hawk and Hill Haints.

Those Darlins, Palm, Florist at BSP Kingston: Rock and roll from Nashville.

Basilicascope Film Fest: Straight to Hell Returns.

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

Saturday September 20

LarkFEST: Yep.

Bad Scene Forever Fest at the Icehouse: Sorority Noise, Born Without Bones, Save Ends, Scout, Haverford, and City Limits.

Basilicascope Film Fest: Walker and Repo Man.

Uncle Sam GP at Prospect Park: Bike race in Troy. Spectate or race!

Sunday September 21

Bad Scene Forever Fest at the Icehouse: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Young English, Told Slant, LVL UP, Crying, and John Galm.

Uncle Sam GP at Prospect Park: Bike race in Troy. Spectate or race!

Brunch at the Low Beat: Sixth so far, and the best looking menu to boot.

All Weekend

Troy Restaurant Week: Try something new for cheap.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum. Also, FreshGrass festival

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy 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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OktoBIRDfest

Next Saturday the Audubon Society of the Capital Region is hosting OktoBIRDfest, a fundraiser, at the Albany Pump Station/Albany Visitors Center.

Your donation gets you tastings from many breweries, distilleries, wineries and a cidery. There will also be raffles, live birds of prey (!!!), and much more.

Learn more about the event on the Audubon Society of the Capital Region’s website. You can save a little money by registering online in advance and enjoy some beers for the birds. Literally.

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Pop Place at Tricentennial Park

For a few more days, Tricentennial Park is hosting an array of vendors in pop up shops. Pop Place is a fun way shot showcase awesome local shops and artists in a fun way, while encouraging people to check out what downtown has to offer.

Tonight is the “Experience: Pop Place” event and will will feature Fort Orange General Store, Semi-Lux, Capital Creative, Desolation Road Studios, South End Pallet Works, All Day She Plays, and The Rise and Shine Company. There will be music from Bell’s Roar and Olivia Quillio and food from Druthers Brewery, Dali Mamma & Cider Belly Doughnuts.

Check the event page and head over tonight at 5pm.

Photo: Capitalize Albany/facebook

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 12

Screen Print Biennial Opening Reception at The Arts Center: An incredible exhibit featuring absolutely incredible artists and artwork.

Laurel Halo at EMPAC: Another Hyperdub artist at EMPAC. Go to this if you like electronic music in any capacity.

Jocelyn Arndt at the Hollow: With Jenna Paone, Myron James, and Carl Daniels and The Black Box.

Peter Case at the Low Beat: Grammy nominated singer/songwriter with Red Haired Strangers.

Basilica Soundscape: Hope you have tickets already because this whole shebang is completely sold out.

Saturday September 13

Pearl Palooza: Free. Featuring The Weeks, SLAPTOP, Wild Adriatic, Northern Faces, Royal Bangs, Broods, and Terraplane Sun.

Richard Barone and Bell’s Roar at the Low Beat: Songs and stories. And more songs.

Basilica Soundscape: Hope you have tickets already because this whole shebang is completely sold out.

Crashing Funerals, Start The Reactor, In Trenches and more at Bogies: Get your local hardcore/metal fix.

Sunday September 14

Potty Mouth at the Low Beat: With Long Legs and Aye Nako.

Rubblebucket at the Hollow: Indie tunes.

All Weekend

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.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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

Photo: Tonja Torgerson, An exhibiting artist at the Screen Print Biennial

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Hannibal Buress at the Egg

One of my favorite comedians, Hannibal Buress just announced tour dates for the fall, and much to my surprise it includes Albany. Hannibal will be at the Egg on November 20 at 8pm. Tickets are $28 and are currently on sale.

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Friday September 5

Albany First Friday: Art, music, food and more all around. Check Brew for art by Caitlin McCourt, 275 State St for a modern dance performance by Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers and the UAG for their annual member’s show.

Welcome Back Glam Party at Some Girls: Play dress up over in Troy.

Bear Grass, Midnight Snack, Lucky Jukebox Brigade at The Low Beat: Folk/indie/pop.

Saturday September 6

Neutral Milk Hotel at Brewery Ommegang: Somehow not sold out.

NYCROSS Cyclocross Clinic at Prospect Park in Troy: Learn the skills for this years cross season.

Troy on Tap: Beer festival in Riverfront Park.

Fun In The Sun Basketball Tournament in Washington Park: Fun game for a good cause.

It Dies Today at Bogie’s: With Towers, Concrete, Life Sentence, Artisan and Tradewinds.

Hamell on Trial at the Low Beat: Comedy/storytelling.

Lizz Wright and band at Helsinki Hudson: Soul vocalist.

Albany Jazz Festival at Corning Preserve Boat Launch: Free. Jazz.

Sunday September 7

Sunday Night Metal at the Low Beat: With Ov Dust, Vile Tyrant, Enthauptung.

All Weekend

Saratoga Wine and Food Festival: Food, wine and cars.

Tugboat Roundup in Waterford: Music, vendors, food and tugboats!

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.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and XMEN: Days of Future Past at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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Richard Barone and Bell’s Roar at The Low Beat

WEXT 97.7 is putting on an awesome show on Saturday September 13th. Richard Barone will be performing songs from his solo albums, The Bongos catalogues, a few tributes and stories as well. Bell’s Roar will be opening up the show.

Richard Barone has a crazy long history and it’s super interesting. I’d recommend flipping through his Wikipedia and learning more if you’re unfamilliar.

You can grab a free four song sampler from Richard on his website and you can buy tickets on the event page.