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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 17

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party and other general weirdness.

Nightmares for a Week, Those Mockingbirds, Lives of the Obscure at BSP Kingston: Local legends NFAW are back after a little break.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics at the Hangar: : A burlesque tribute to Ghostbusters!

Fusion at the Barn: Great food, music, art and more to raise funds for the Barn.

The Jazz Connection at Tierra: 5-piece jazz group at the Madison Ave shop.

Radiation Blackbody, Thurn & Taxis, and Yoma at the Low Beat: Metal and the like.

Steven Wright at the Egg: Jokes from one of the weirdest and best comedians.

Newsies at Proctor’s: Last chance to catch this show.

Amon Amarth and Skeletonwitch at UCH: Synchronized headbanging.

Saturday October 18

Downtown Albany Block Party: Albany Modern Body Art celebrating their 5th birthday in style.

Light Up Troy at the Gas Holder: Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month where they are transforming the Gas Holder into a 1930s version of Troy.

Stylin’ at Taste: Fashion show benefit for the Albany Damian Center.

John Waters at Basilica Hudson: John Waters’ One-Man-Show “This Filthy World, Volume 2″, as a benefit for The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.

Sunday October 19

Rock and Roll Brunch at the Low Beat: It’s that time again for the best brunch around.

Silent Film Spectacular at APL: A pick up orchestra will be providing the score for the 1916 adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

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.

Donnie Darko, Get on Up and 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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Evil Dead the Musical at Proctors

Nothing beats kicking off the week of Halloween with a little fake blood. Or in the case of Evil Dead — the Musical, a lot of fake blood.

From the event page:

The record-breaking musical comedy sensation takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films — Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness — then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time…and it’s also the only musical in the world where audiences can sit in a “Splatter Zone!” and get drenched from the onstage mayhem.

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day.

The musical will be performed at Proctors for one night only on Tuesday, October 28th and tickets are currently available online or at the Proctors box office.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 10

Collar City Collage Night at Collar Works: Collaging, music and beverages.

Visitors at EMPAC: A screening of the Steven Soderbergh film.

Bobby Shmurda and the Twerk Team at the Armory: Should be a fun show if it’s real, as I haven’t seen any confirmation from the artists.

Saturday October 11

Dead Winter Carpenters at Parish Public House: Americana, with Ragliacci.

Chance the Rapper, Sweater Beats, and Young & Sick at Skidmore: Their big fall show.

Wild Adriatic at the Hollow: With Titanics and Party Boat.

Sunday October 12

Chowderfest in Troy: The annual festival. Get there early.

Underground River, What Moon and Hand Haibts at The Low Beat: Folky shoegaze dream pop jams.

All Weekend

O+ Festival in Kingston: Art, music and wellness.

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 Giver and The Purge: Anarchy 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 October 3

Nas at the Palace: Screening of Time is Illmatic followed by a performance.

First Friday: Art shows and more all around Albany.

15 Minutes Max Film Festival at the Madison Theater: Short student films.

Maggot Brain, Bardus, No Way, Doublecross at the Low Beat: Metal.

Bear Grass, Rosary Beard, and The Firs at Steamer 10: Indie/folk tunes.

Saturday October 4

Queen Mab’s Enchanted City in Troy: The Victorian Stroll, except steampunk.

October Intensive at EMPAC: Four simultaneous performances.

Black Mountain Symphony at Parish Public House: Album release show.

Bing Bamboo Burlesque at the Low Beat: Celebrating 10 years.

Sunday October 5

Local Harvest Festival at Washington Park Lakehouse: HWFC’s fall food (and more) event.

Matthewdavid, Raja, Photay at BSP Kingston: Dance party yo!

Improv Sundays at the Low Beat: With MopCo.

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.

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For and Lets Be Cops 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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Tonight: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show with Sean Donnelly

Tonight, Proctors will host another installment of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show. Tonight’s headliner is Sean Donnelly who was featured on the 2014 season of Last Comic Standing, David Letterman and Adam Devine’s House Party.

Read our recap of the last PMtBCS and head out to Proctors tonight! The openers at the last show were hilarious so get there early.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 26

Troy Night Out: Art, food and culture in Troy.

The Space Between at Show Map Clement Frame Shop: Works by Jillian Platt & Tony Iadicicco.

TNO Taco Shop at the Grocery: Tacos and beer.

TNO After Party at O’Briens: With DJ Jennifer Haley, Goldee Dust, DJ Wildecrist, DJ Dipset Taliban, and b0ynature.

Sheer Terror at Bogies: With Stigmata, King Nine, Heavy Chains, Reason To Fight, Lowered AD, and Bloodwar.

Good Grief Album Release Party at The Hollow: Celebrating Mic Lanny & James Rock’s new album, with Knowle’ge, Like Lions, Muscle City and Great Mastr.

Rival Galaxies with Kimono Dragons and Secret Release: Dance pop jams.

Marco Benevento at BSP Kingston: “Swift” Album Release show.

Saturday September 27

Wolff’s Oktoberfest: North Albany’s biggest block party.

OktoBIRDfest: Oktoberfest fundraiser for the Audubon Society.

StoryHarvest in Troy: Food, art, and more with a performance by Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra.

Yes! Poetry & Performance Series at Albany Center Gallery: With Daniel Nester, Nate Brown, and Thea Brown.

Sunday September 28

Rensselaerville Cycling Festival: Bike ride and festival.

Hudson River Festival: History centric event with Henry Hudson’s (replica) ship.

Basilica Screenings at Basilica Hudson: Three films by Gregory J. Markopoulos.

Mopco at The Low Beat: Improv comedy Sundays.

Vintage Trouble at the Hollow: Blues-ey rock.

All Weekend

A Couple of Blaguards at Proctors: A comedy about growing up in poverty in Ireland. (Yes, Proctors is a sponsor of KAB this week.)

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.

Lucy and The Expendibles 3 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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Intensive: October at EMPAC

On October 4, EMPAC is having what’s essentially their fall festival. The Intensive is showcasing four performances in a single day from their artist-in-residence program. These pieces include a band in a mirrored box, a talking car, a performance on a moving bus and a solo performance from Mick Barr.

Again, if you haven’t been to EMPAC recently, or ever, just pick one of these and go. It’s always awesome.

Check out the official descriptions on the event page and head over to EMPAC on the 10th to enjoy the performances.