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Quality events for this weekend

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.

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Friday June 10

Yassou, Emily Ritz at The Half Moon: Dark post-pop jams.

Ambersmoke, Bare Mattress, Bye, Another Michael at The Low Beat: Shoegaze, drone, synthpop, darkwave.

Bad Mothers, Furnace Creek, The Kindness and EOJ at River St Pub: Indie/alt/rock show.

Styles at BSP: Dance party.

Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, music and more.

Saturday June 11

Grafton Mountain Bike Festival: Shred.

Free Yoga in Washington Park: Get your namaste goin’.

Upstate NY Food Truck Festival at Saratoga County Fairgrounds: Get some food made in a vehicle.

Capital District Renaissance Festival at Indian Ladder: Get your Renaissance on.

Capital Pride at Washington Park: Parade and festival.

Freak Flag Day at Basilica Hudson: Everything dark.

Grizzly Gato at Savoy Taproom: “Water Colors” album release party.

Sunday June 12

NYS Flattrack Championship at Albany Saratoga Speedway: Moto racing.

All weekend

YOL Circus at Troy Gasholder Building: Troy’s own circus. (Show does not use animals!)

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 03

Half Light Presented by Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Hounds Of Hate, Krimewatch, Exit Order, Meter Feeder, High Card, Throat Culture, Bad Eric at Pauly’s: Presented by WCDB.

Studio 54 at Oh Bar: Disco jams from DJ Tall Matt.

Saturday June 04

Albany VegFest at PCC: Veg out.

Caustic Method, Apastron, Head Of Hydrus, Construct Paradise, and Breathe The Skyline at Fuze Box: Metal.

Freihofer’s Run for Women at ESP: Morning race.

Wolff’s to Wolff’s Bicycle Ride: Albany to Troy bike ride.

The Sandlot at Madison Theater: 35¢ matinee screening.

Asa Morris & the Mess, The Stable Gentlemen, Totally Gnarly, and The Escape at Putnam Den: Rock/folk/alt.

Spooky Hat, Blue Ranger, Comfy, Another Michael, Loveport, and Slayer Kitty at WCPH: Alt/rock/indie.

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Dance party.

Improv Jam at The Low Beat: Sorry Not Sorry’s first open improv jam.

Sunday June 05

Art on Lark: This has been moved to July 16.

Albany Comic Con at Radisson Hotel Albany: You know.

Bill Burr at Palace Theater: Comedy 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 May 27

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food and drink, etc., all over Troy.

TNO Box Truck Extravaganza at Footsy Magoo’s: Box truck art exhibit.

Erik Savage at SMCo.: Opening for “Maybe Someday, Probably Not”, with music from Rechorderoys.

Rachel Baxter at Fort Orange General Store: Drawing installation and print sale.

True Freak Music at UAG: Featuring : Belltone Suicide, Grab Ass + Parashi, Saviour Self, and Inch.

Morgan O’Kane and Vic Thrill at The Half Moon: Banjo jams.

Over The Verrazano at Peck’s Arcade: Trumastr crushing it upstairs.

Weakened Friends, Allenni, Eastern Electric, Better Pills, The Refectory at World Citizen Party House: Big ole banger of a show.

Matt Durfee at Savoy Taproom: Grand opening of sorts.

Back2Back at River Street Pub: Featuring Amani O+, Party With Tina and MKUltra.

Body Shine 2 at Fuze: “House, disco, and loft classics”,

Friday Night Cookout at The Cheese Traveler: Chef Josh Coletto whipping up some goodies.

Saturday May 28

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors: Comedy show featuring Jared Freid.

Mad Laughs at Madison Theater: Comedy show. With headliner E.J. Edmonds.

Luna at MASS MoCA: Indie rock.

Deradoorian and Emily Ritz at Club Helsinki: Ex-Dirty Projectors bassist crushing it on her own.

Sunday May 29

Turntables + Bagels at SMCo.: Brunch and jams with DJ Tall Ass Matt.

Musclepalooza XXIII at Lebanon Valley: “All-American muscle car show and quarter-mile drags”.

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 May 20

The Paul Green Rock Academy Presents Bowie! at BSP: Tribute show.

The Figgs with The Upper Crust at Helsinki Hudson: Local rock legends.

Hammer Hawk at The Low Beat: Album release show, with Victory Soul Orchestra, Veneer, and Slaughterhouse Chorus.

Saturday May 21

The Paul Green Rock Academy Presents Bowie! at BSP: Tribute show.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Rare Scandinavian coffee, this month from Kaffa.

Bare Mattress, Slowshine, Erik Savage, Wishbone Zoe, Hill Haints at River St Pub: Dark wave, punk, post-pop, psych, etc.

Hot Jamz at The Half Moon: Dance party.

WWE Live at TU Center: Wrasslin’.

Sunday May 22

Rock n Roll Brunch XXIII at The Low Beat: Only three more of these left.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: “Ira will return to the Hall to once again talk about how they put together This American Life”

Modern Vaudeville at BSP: Music, comedy, circus, drama, and more.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: Celebrating World Goth Day.

Joywave and Cheerleader at The Hollow: Indie pop.

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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2016 Alive at Five Lineup Announced

Mayor Sheehan announced the 2016 location and lineup for this year’s Alive at Five. The location has moved to Broadway at Tricentennial Park due to construction at the Corning Preserve.

The lineup is as follows:

June 9: Dr. John & The Nite Trippers with Jocamo

June 16: The Joy Formidable with Good Fiction

June 23: Tony! Toni! Tone! with Tameka Amar

June 30: The Chronicles (As Earth Wind And Fire) with Thump Gospel (As Michael Jackson)

July 14: Enter The Haggis with Hair Of The Dog

July 21: Bloc Party with Titanics

July 28: Locash with Skeeter Creek

August 4: Molly Hatchet with Tumbleweed Highway

For more info head to albanyevents.org