Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 17

August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Messengers 10-year anniversary tour. With Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68.

Artist Showcase at Albany Barn: An evening of musical performances.

4th Anniversary Party at Half Moon: With Last Good Tooth
She Keeps Bees, Annie Bielski, Sam Regal, Jennifer Vanilla, House Band Arthur and Dj Lunar Moss.

Particle and Space Carnival at The Hollow: Progressive jam bands.

Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show before the dance party. Get inspired for..

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

Saturday February 18

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo: Rare coffees, this time featuring The Coffee Collective from Denmark.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale at NYS Museum: Rock out.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

Gathering of the Farm Cideries at Nine Pin: Sold out.

Albany Devils vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Step Show at The Palace: Celebrating Black History Month.

TDF Choreo Ball at The Arts Center: Dance show.

Jo Firestone with Joe Pera at MASS MoCA: Comedy show.

Charlies Getting Wonkered at Fuze: Hard dance music.

DJ Jonathan Toubin and Daddy Long Legs at BSP: Soul Clap. $100 dance off at midnight.

Sunday February 19

Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future at Proctors: Doc Brown himself talking about Back to the Future.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

All weekend

Flurry in Saratoga: Saratoga’s winter festival, featuring international music, dance, song, storytelling, and more.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 10

Downswing & Degrader at Fuze Box: Hardcore show. With Ascensions, Somewhere To Call Home, Toxic Crew, and Breathe The Skyline.

PechaKucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Series of short talks. 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros.

jPhelpz, Cyberoptics, Sewer Sessions at River Street Pub: Bass music. Part of the Raging on the River series.

Storytime Time at Mopco Theater: True and funny story telling.

Big Mean Sound Machine at The Hollow: Experimental/dance/funk. With Hartley’s Encore.

Saratoga Sixteen Hip Hop Showcase at The Tang: Rap night.

Saturday February 11

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros.

Sip + Shop w/ Glen Edith Coffee Roasters at SMCo.: Free tasting from a local roaster.

The Sound of Music at Madison Theater: 35¢ matinee.

Heartbreaker’s Ball with Hot Cousin at Takk House: Rock and roll dance party.

Evan Williams at Steamer 10: Comedy show.

That 1 Guy at Parish Public House: One man band, playing an instrument he made.

Delicate Steve and Slow Collins at The Half Moon: Noodly guitar jams.

Early Grabs, Savage Randys, Rescott Renegade at Pauly’s: Food Not Bombs benefit.

Palberta, WILT, Landline at SMOG: Art in music form.

Sunday February 12

Less Than Jake and Pepper at Upstate Concert Hall: Relive the awkward formative years.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 03

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.

Artists’ Reception: Conor Backman & Dave McKenzie at University Art Museum: Opening reception of two new exhibits.

Bella’s Bartok at Club Helsinki: “Circus punk”.

Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at TU Center: Hockey.

Marco Benevento with Maybird and Band of Ghosts at The Hollow: Experimental rock.

William Hale and Eternal Crimes at Ye Olde Wishin Shoppe: This is Spinal Tap party.

The Return of Everything Classic at Savoy: True playing your favorites.

Exhuman at Fuze: Goth night!

Sleepy & Boo at Jupiter Hall: Techno, house, and deep house.

DJ PayPal, Fish the Kid, Kabir, and Satwik at SMOG: Proper DJ night.

Saturday February 04

MASS MoCA Free Day: You really have no excuse not to go.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Winter Festival and Artisan Market at Hyuck Preserve: Ice skating, sledding, live wild animals, bonfire, and way more.

Misgiver, Garland Greene, Iron Prince, Dissent, Mercy Blow, As Above So Below at Fuze: Lenny from Concrete’s birthday party.

PineSheets, No Friends, Ylayali, Erik Savage at Relief Theater: Alt/experimental/lo-fi.

Yes! With Greg Zorko, Aimee Harrison, and Maureen Jolie at ACG: Poetry.

Wild Adriatic, Let’s Be Leonard, Bathrobe Robots at Putnam Den: Rock and roll.

Botanica with Dj Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Soul/funk/house.

Pony in the Pancake at Excelsior Pub: Acoustic evening.

Formula 5 with Ampevene at The Hollow: Free form/improv/jam bands.

Sunday February 05

The Big Game™: Get up early and get a hike, bike or long walk in.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 27

Savage Love Live at EMPAC: Dan Savage’s podcast, live.

Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, and drinks around Troy.

Fabolous and Jadakiss at Proctors: With Young M.A., Dave East, Phresher.

Opening Reception for “Captured Moments” Photography Exhibition at Albany Institute: Art opening.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Massry Center: Modern dance.

Tesseract at EMPAC: “The new two-part work, Tesseract, by artist Charles Atlas and choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, will be presented for the first time following several years of development at EMPAC.”

Hill Haints, Yoma, Grimer, and 1TBA at Pauly’s: Punk/rock/no wave/psych.

90s Night at Fuze: All the hits.

Joan Shelley at The Linda: Appalachain folk music.

Sunhee’s Korean New Year’s Celebration: Celebrating the New Year (and Troy Night Out).

Incontinence, Methedras, Goblet, The Imperialist, Head Of Hydrus at Trickshots: Metal show.

Heroes of Toolik, Mimi Goese + Ben Neill at BSP: “A collection of long time NYC avant gardists, two proto-punk gods, and an old time fiddler”.

Daniel Bachman and Alexander Turnquist at Spotty Dog: Fingerstyle guitar.

Graham Tichy Band at The Ruck: Dance the wings off.

Saturday January 28

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: “improvisational cartooning project where you collaborate to create wild/weird/unique illustrated stories based on story primers”.

Lore and Legends at Old English: With the hosts of WAMC’s Listen with the Lights On podcast.

Lychi, Stoker, Blood of Spain at 51 3rd St: Rock and roll.

Tesseract at EMPAC: “The new two-part work, Tesseract, by artist Charles Atlas and choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, will be presented for the first time following several years of development at EMPAC.”

Seth Herzog at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show series.

Body Shine at Fuze Box: Dance party.

POLLYHeat at 38 3rd St: Reggae/bachata/afropop dance party.

Sunday January 29

Billy Webb Yager Memorial Show at Fuze Box: With Wisdom in Chains, Sentries, 1 Through 10, and Widowed.

The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza: Go crate diggin’.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 13

Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Small hometown show. Sold out.

Gratefully Yours at Putnam Den: Grateful Dead tribute.

Asa Morris the Mess, Bren, Bare Mattress, William Hale at Pauly’s: Experimental/lo-fi/rock.

Not Enough Soul at Fuze: Funk/soul from the 60s to today.

Saturday January 14

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

New York State’s Great Places & Spaces at NYS Museum: A trip around the state without leaving the museum.

Phantogram at Upstate Concert Hall: Hometown show. Sold out.

Cry Havoc, The Lost Riots, Girth Control, Totally Gnarly, Dead Aces, and Colin Moran at The Low Beat: Final B-Scene show. Punk/hardcore/ska/party.

Sunday January 15

Unicorn Ball at Waterworks: Benefit drag show.

From One Hero to Many at Oakwood Community Center: Comminuty workshop. Part 1of 3 on building heroes/heroic communities.

All weekend

Wine & Dine for the Arts at Hilton Albany: Food and drink festival.

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.