Friday February 5
First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event all around Albany, check that map.
UNRESTRICTED at Albany Center Gallery: Artists from Vicarious Visions showcasing their personal work.
Disco Funk Happy Hour at The Low Beat: Start your weekend off right with some funk and soul.
Normal Instruments and Lord Electro at The Hollow: Improvisiation.
Harsh by Harsh West 2: Bat Country at Fuze Box: Goth night!
Immaculate Heart, Dollys, PineSheets, and Bare Matress at The Treehouse: Indie/pop/darkwave/experemental/etc.
The Further Unsound at The Low Beat: Release party for their new album, “Along For The Ride”.
Carinae, The Johannas, Crisco Dreams, Hunter at Ground Zero: Another fun show at RPI’s DIY spot.
Study no. 50 at EMPAC: Performed by the Williams Percussion Ensemble and directed by Matthew Gold.
ACTIVATE: Opening Reception at Albany Barn: Celebrating the role of art in activism.
Saturday February 6
Gay Mayor Throat Culture Neutron Rats Hill Haints at The Low Beat: J Krak’s 38th birthday punk breakfast show, featuring Berben & Wolff’s breakfast. Early.
Molly Ringwald at Proctors: 30-year Breakfast Club anniversary Q&A.
Cosplay with Phi Phi O’Hara at Rocks: Cosplay party at Rocks. Probably the most fun looking event page I’ve seen in a while.
8th Annual Beat Shot Spins for J Dilla: Remembering J Dilla. Proceeds go to his foundation.
Roller Derby at the Armory: AASRD Brawl Stars vs. ACRD Battery Brigade.
Cannon the Brave at Eden Cafe: Fun free show in Loudonville.
Open Mic at Ground Zero: First one of 2016.
David Shine & Friends at Madison Theater: Comedy show.
Harlem Nights at The Linda: Games and grandeur for a good cause.
Albany Devils vs. Hartford Wolf Pack at TU Center: AHL hockey.
Saratoga Chowderfest: You know.
Super Bowl Sunday February 7
Mister F and Ampevene at The Hollow: Prog/jam rock.
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 and they have a seriously solid snack selection.
Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small neighborhood theater.
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.