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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 19

Collectors’ Show and Sale at Albany Center Gallery: Art sale to benefit the gallery.

Curator’s Tour at the Tang: Have Emily tell you about the exhibition she curated.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Hip-hop night.

Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes at the Tang: Gospel.

Brian Patneaude Quartet at Savoy: Jazz.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Grammy-winning ensemble.

Buke and Gase and Ahleuchatistas at The Half Moon: Indie/alt/noise/rock.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try some very rare Nordic-roasted coffees.

Mushroom Walk at Hyuck Preserve: Three hour walk-and-talk about the mushrooms in the preserve.

Dawes at The Egg: Folk rock, with Basia Bulat.

Nore Davis at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Another Michael, Palemen, Belle-Skinner, Apostrophe S and The Cuddlefish at World Citizen Party House: Great mixed bill show.

4th Annual Chronogram Block Party in Kingston: Music, food, drinks, and much more.

Chronogram Block Party After-Party at BSP: With DJ Shaman Vybez.

Sunday August 21

Madball, Death Before Dishonor, Coldside (and more) at Fuze Box.: Hardcore show.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: “A Day at the Races” theme.

Quinn Sullivan at Helsinki Hudson: Blues.

All weekend

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

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. Hudson Valley Ruins opens Saturday.

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 August 12

Mamadou Kelly and Last Good Tooth at The Half Moon: “one of Mali’s music leaders”.

Start the Reactor, Rum Ham, Intheshit, Inhumatus at The Low Beat: Grind/death/heavy.

Girl Blue featuring Jimi Woodul at Savoy: Singer/songwriter.

Eastern Electric, Tvil, Pity Clinic at Fuze: Emo/hardcore/indie.

Saturday August 13

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Caribbean Day In The Park at Prospect Park Troy: Reggae, soca, famiy activities, etc.

Common Folk Arts & Music Festival in North Adams: Food, beer, arts, etc.

Stellar Young at The Hollow: Indie/alt rock.

Moonshine Music Festival in Vermont: Featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Billy Wylder, and Woven Collective.

Jackie Lynn and Slow Collins at Half Moon: Alt-country/folk/pop.

Bonnie Bishop + Rich Robinson at Helsinki Hudson: Blues/southern rock.

Sunday August 14

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Riverfront flea market.

Cave Music Volume 2 in Dorset Vermont: “a 3 acre subterranean expanse that resonates like an ancient cathedral”

All weekend

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at Ten Broeck: Confetti Stage presents a hilarious presentation of one of Shakespeare’s first plays.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

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 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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Quality events for this weekend

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.