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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 22

Blood Warrior, Death Vessel, Liv Carrow at The Half Moon: Dreamy folky indie jams.

Tech N9ne at UCH: With Krizz Kaliko, Chris Webby, Murs, King 810, and Zuse.

Still//Life at Basilica Hudson: Opening reception for Still/Life.

Pixies at Brewery Ommegang: With TV on the Radio and John Grant.

Saturday May 23

Phoenicia Flea at The Graham & Co: Monthly flea market in a lovely Hudson Valley town.

IRIS Pre-Show Party at Fort Orange General Store: A fun pre-show party at FOGS, then roll over and watch the show.

Garden Party Festival in Sharon Springs: Celebrating the spring.

Sunday May 24

Phoenicia Flea at The Graham & Co: Monthly flea market in a lovely Hudson Valley town.

Garden Party Festival in Sharon Springs: Celebrating the spring.

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.

Cinderella, Birdman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House, and Unforseen at the Madison Theater: Just five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

USS Slater Tours: Open all weekend. Take a tour of this awesome warship.

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

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Them Are Us Too at The Treehouse

Shoegaze duo Them Are Us Too will be playing The Treehouse on June 23 alongside Eternal Crimes, Bernard Herman, Uncivilization, and DJ Crom.

You can read about Them Are Us Too on The FADER as well as check out an interview with the memebers on Noisey.

Stay in the loop and RSVP for this show on the Facebook event page.

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2015 Alive at Five lineup

Thursday, June 11, 5pm: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman with the Chronicles

Thursday, June 18, 5pm: Chrisette Michele with Bell’s Roar

Thursday, June 25, 5pm: J Roddy Walston & The Business with Avers

Thursday, July 9, 5pm: Yonder Mountain String Band with the Blind Owl Band

Thursday, July 16, 5pm: Atlas Genius with Rival Galaxies

Thursday, July 23, 5pm: The Edgar Winter Band with Charmboy

Thursday, July 30, 5pm: Raelynn with Big Sky Country

Thursday, August 6, 5pm: Blue Oyster Cult with Blotto

Fore more info, check the Alive at Five website.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 15

WCDB Presents: Dads, Slowshine, Cloud District, and Rustle Crow at Bogie’s: One of the last shows at Bogie’s.

The Medium Next Door Live at Country 107.7 WGNA FM: Omg.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and Roll dance party. Get weird.

Rage Against the Machine And Faith No More Tribute at The Low Beat: Bound to be awesome.

The Blind Owl Band at The Hollow: With Swampcandy.

Dar Williams at The Egg: With Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Comedy show at Bombers Troy: With Jennifer McMullen, Jaye McBride, Dee Watson, Sharon Dyer, Brett Eidman, Luke Donovan, Miss WandaLuv and Matt Perry.

Polly at River St Pub: Outsider dance party with actual club music. Go to this.

Dogs of Desire at EMPAC: ASO Performance. Reception after.

Saturday May 16

Spring Plant Sale at Capital Roots: Impress your visitors with the fact you can care for things other than yourself.

Ryley Walker and Pigeons at The Half Moon: Jams.

Flipshit, Capitle, Phantom Signals, VRHB, and Shrapnel Warning at The Low Beat: Also: Rock and Roll Burlesque at midnight.

80s at Fuze: Same as it ever was.

Dieselboy and Downlink at River St Pub: Rager/rave combo.

Down & Dirty at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Full day celebration of soil. With skillshares, potluck and much more.

No One Left Behind 5k at Grafton Lakes State Park: With an obstacle course for the kids.

Festival Orchestra Concert at EMPAC: ASO Performance.

Super 400, Kimono Dragons, Dearest Vendetta, Victory Soul Orchestra, and Henry’s Rifle at The Low Beat: Benefit for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Noon show.

Sunday May 17

Rock N Roll Brunch XIV: The best, once-a-month brunch.

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.

Cinderella, Birdman, The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter, No Impact Man, and The Longest Ride at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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

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Fort Orange and Spectrum 8 present the opening of IRIS

On Saturday, May 23 Fort Orange General Store is having a pre-show gathering before the 8pm showing of Magnolia Picture’s IRIS.

All are welcome to join us for a pre-show gathering at Fort Orange before the film. Guests are encouraged to dress up in the spirit of Iris– layer up your colorful accessories, and put on your more eccentric outfits. We’ll have a photo booth, drinks, and door prizes (including the famed lipstick “Pink Flamingo” by MAC’s Iris Apfel Collection). Show your movie ticket to receive 20% off your purchase in the shop.

IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

Read more about the event via FOGS.

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Troy’s 16th Annual Hidden Garden Tour

Troy’s annual Hidden Garden tour is back for its 16th iteration. The self guided tour takes you around Troy into around 20 private hidden gardens.

“Most people only ever see the facades of our brownstones from the streets,” said Peter Grimm, president of the Friends of Prospect Park. “This is a special kind of event that invites visitors into the hidden, green spaces of our city. It really showcases the humanity and livability of Troy.”

Now in its 16th year, the Hidden Garden Tour is a fundraiser to benefit Troy’s Prospect Park held rain or shine on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the past, the event has consistently attracted more than 200 tourgoers. Organizers believe this year could bring record numbers because of the growing excitement and interest in Troy.

The self-guided walking tour features approx. 20 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy.

Tickets are currently on sale and all proceeds benefit projects in Troy’s Prospect Park.

Photo Courtesy of Tamara Hansen/The Sage Colleges

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 8

Celestial Shore, Comfy, Slowshine, and The Black Ships at The Fuze Box: Fun pre-Tulip Fest show.

Ellie Ga: “Eureka, A Lighthouse Play” at EMPAC: “narrative performance that centers on the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria”.

Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Dark Sermon, Declension, Invoke Thy Wrath at Trickshot Billiards: Metal.

Midnight Metal Cruise: Late night Dutch Apple cruise with Metal bands.

Saturday May 9

Albany Tulip Festival: Celebrate the Tulips in Washington Park. Lineup is here.

Drawing Up Central: Sidewalk chalk contest.

Daniel Kelly Trio & the Seeing with Photography Collective at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: “Daniel Kelly weaves a sonic tapestry with his Trio […] while the Seeing With Photography Collective involves audience members in their singular process of creating photos in the dark.”

Cameron Esposito at MASS MoCA: LA-based comedian, with opener Rhea Butcher.

TEDxSchenectady 2015 Premiere: History in the Making at Schenectady County Public Library: TEDx in Schenectady.

Kopecky and Best Good Frends at The Hollow: Tulip Fest after party.

5th Annual Albany Highland Games at Lincoln Park: Enjoy the sun and watch the competition.

The Bronzed Chorus at Ground Zero: With Owel, Breakfast in Fur, and Klozapin.

Make A Wish Benefit Show at The Low Beat: With Metrohead, Skip Piper, Catherine Called The Cops, and Stranger At Home.

Lumpen Proles at The Low Beat: Old School Albany Punk.

Sunday May 10

In Flames at UCH: Metal.

Albany Tulip Festival: Celebrate the Tulips in Washington Park. Lineup is here.

Cyclofemme Capital Region 2nd Annual Bike Ride: Choose from a family ride, casual ride, tour ride, or hilly ride.

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.

Cinderella, Get Hard, Home, Mad Max at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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