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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 28

Troy Night Out: Art, music, and more.

Cobblestone, The Plastic Faction, Routine at Pauly’s Hotel: Folk/americana/rock music.

After The Fall, Red Owls, Arestout at BSP Kingston: Punk. ATF’s record release show.

Partyboat, The Parlor, at Riverfront Park: Part of RPI’s student welcome ceremony.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Exploring “all possibilities of the human voice”.

Over The Verrazano at Pecks: Upstairs and downstairs DJs, Michael Jackson’s birthday edition.

Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Omarion, Fetty Wap & Teyana Taylor at SPAC: Big old rap show.

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

Saturday August 29

FLQ, Blobs, The Rigs at The Low Beat: Early punk show.

Caribbean Day at Prospect Park: Caribbean music, food, culture and more.

Mad Laughs Comedy at Madison Theater: With Liz Miele, Michael McLaughlin, Kevin A Smith, and Ethan Ullman.

Maggot Brain, Rota, Rum Ham, Wrasp at The Low Beat: Metal, grind, blackmetal, sludge, doom, etc.

80s Night at Fuze Box: The old standby.

Sunday August 30

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Flea at the park.

Lil Durk at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap with Gunplay, Hypno Carlito.

All weekend

The Track: It’s open, but sold out because it’s Travers 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 locally owned theater.

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

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Half Moon Market coming to Washington Park Lake House

There’s a ton of craft markets in our area, but none in our area. The Washington Park Neighborhood Assocation along with Caroline and Katy from the Fort Orange General Store and friend Adelia of Owlkill Studio are working to change that. They’re bringing The Half Moon Market to the Washington Park Lakehouse on October 24 & 25.

From their website:

The market is named for the Half Moon, the ship sailed by Henry Hudson in 1609. The Half Moon sailed up the river as far as the present day location of Albany, New York. A replica of the ship was docked in the Port of Albany until 2014, when it was relocated to the Netherlands.

The Half Moon Market will feature a handpicked selection of the area’s best makers, artists and small companies.

While this event is still in it’s planning phase, you can like em on Facebook and sign up for their email list to be the first to know what vendors will be featured and other news as it’s announced. I’m excited for an event like this to be so close to home and in an awesome building that’s right in Washington Park.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 21

ADCo Takk House Shake-up: Albany Distilling at Takk House team up once again for a night of local cocktails.

Thrill Bill at The Hangar: Another installment of C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics Burlesque Tributes.

Tal National with Dj Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Prepare to dance.

Hair of the Dog at Riverfront Park: The last Rockin’ on the River of the season.

Shadows Fall at Upstate Concert Hall: With Brick By Brick.

Ted Leo at MASS MoCA: Indie royalty.

Saturday August 22

World’s Largest Yard Sale at Saratoga County Fairgrounds: Buy other peoples crap!

Kimono Dragons, Hammer Hawk, The Black Ships, Asa Morris at River St Pub: Rock out.

Summer Soul Dance Party at BSP Kingston: With W/ Dj Sterling.

Heaven Knows What at Basilica Hudson: Film screening, with filmmaker Josh Safdie in attendance.

Life in Film at the Hollow: Indie jams.

Electric Love Fest in Lake George: With Mike Doughty, Genevieve, Northern Faces, Start Making Sense, Gang of Thieves and Rich Ortiz.

Summer Festival on the Hill at Albany Barn: Celebrating the Barn’s community.

Sunday August 23

Unearth at Upstate Concert Hall: With Fit For An Autopsy.

Thacher Park Running Festival: 5k, 10k, Half, Maraton and 50k races, cookouts and more.

Rock N Roll Brunch XVI at The Low Beat: Best brunch around.

ESDC Performance at Freedom Park: Modern dance, for free yo!

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Check out the flea and vendors.

All weekend

The Track: It’s open.

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 locally owned 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 August 7

First Friday: Arts and culture stuff all over the city.

Discofunk at The Low Beat: Disco/funk happy hour jams.

Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, vendors, etc. right downtown!

Human Essence Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery: Right across from the previous event, check out an art show before or after.

Albany Barn First Friday: A fundraiser for Grand Street Community Arts.

WEXT’s 8th Birthday Party at The Low Beat: With The Vespers and Pony In The Pancake.

And The Kids and Battle Ave at Bsp Kingston: Alt rock.

Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Saturday August 8

Rural Violence at TheContemporary: Rad art show. Rad music too.

Brain Cave Deluxe Release Party at Albany Barn: Rap show.

The Firs, Johanna Warren, Mikaela Davis, Greg McKillop at The Nugget House: Folk music.

Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: Make some comics with Ira Marcks.

Strings and Voices Fest 4 at Pauly’s Hotel/The Low Beat: Mixed genre show in two veneues.

80s Night at Fuze: The ole standby.

Sunday August 9

Machine Gun Kelly at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap.

All weekend

The Track: It’s open.

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 locally owned theater.

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

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Fall at Opalka Gallery

The Opalka Gallery at Sage has released their lineup of events for the fall semester.

Exhibition

“From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design”
September 4 – December 13
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-8 p.m.
Curator’s Tours: 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 2, Friday, November 6, Thursday, December 3

Artist Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by the Opalka Gallery and the Department of Art + Design

Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Dave Phillips, concept artist on Skylanders: Swap Force

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Durruty, exhibition designer

Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.
Matt McElligott, author and illustrator

Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Fernando Orellana, new media artist

Panel Discussion

Women in Video Game Design, Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
A panel of women from across the industry, from art and design to engineering, will discuss their careers and the issues facing women in the gaming industry.

Co-moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Jennifer J. Goodall, Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Women in Technology Program at UAlbany
Panelists: Arzu Fallahi, Concept Artist at Vicarious Visions, Danielle Godbout, User Interface Artist at Vicarious Visions, Kathleen Ruiz, Associate Professor of Integrated Arts, RPI and Tobi Saulnier, Founder and CEO, 1st Playable Productions

Film Series

Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
IndieGame: The Movie

Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
GTFO: The Movie

Thursday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Tron

Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball

Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.
Us and the Game Industry

PechaKucha Night

Friday, October 16, 6:30
Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

Dance

Friday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Performances in response to the current exhibition

Head over to their website to get more info on these events and be sure to mark your calendars!

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Prurient at The PostContemporary

A unique art show and music performance is taking place this Saturday at The PostContemporary (formerly CAC Woodside) in Troy. The show, called “Rural Violence” looks at the work of artists “who explore the limits of astonishment, awe, and dread”.

“Rural Violence”, curated by Brandon Stosuy, features the work of the artists Matthew Barney, Cindy Daignault, Lionel Maunz, and Prurient (with John Sharian). It is a meditation on the bucolic as sinister and the quiet violence of the pastoral, along with the various rituals attached to both natural and personal cycles.

Also of interest from the event page:

There will be a Rural Violence after party next weekend, August 8, at Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy with DJ sets by Brandon Stosuy, Becka Diamond, and Caleb Braaten.

Read more on the official event page.

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