Quality events for this weekend vol. 136

Friday June 6

First Friday: Galleries, music, events and more. Check out the GSCA Fundraiser, Urban Art at Stage 1 among others. Check the full list.

The FUs at Bogie’s: With Aggressive Response, MORON, The Outnumbered, Pointblank.

Comedy for a Cause at Comedy Works: Comedy to raise funds for the Hellions of Troy roller derby team.

Bear Grass, Rebel Darling, and The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman at Pauly’s: Folk-rock jams.

Saturday June 7

Art on Lark: Big ole’ art show taking over Lark Street.

B3nson Night at The Low Beat: With Hammer Hawk, Neighborhood Of Make Believe, Bad History Month, Dust From 1000 Yrs.

Immortal Technique at the Armory: Civil liberties themed concert with tons of acts.

Atmosphere at UCH: Hip-hop show with Prof and Dem Atlas.

All Weekend

Phantom of the Opera at Proctor’s: Show ends it’s run on Sunday.

Mummies at the Albany Institute: Last weekend to check out the exhibit. Closes Sunday.

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.

Frozen, Dallas Buyers Club, Frozen, The Wolf of Wall Street at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Ticket Giveaway: The Shivers, Better Pills, and Party Boat at the Low Beat

Tonight at 8pm the Low Beat has a kickass lineup planned, and they’ve graciously given me a pair of tickets to giveaway. If you’re unfamiliar with any of the bands, check them out below, and hit the jump to enter the giveaway.

I’ll be picking a winner today at around 1pm.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 135

Friday May 30

Troy Night Out: Go to Troy, check things out. Especially Rare Form since it’s their opening tonight.

Jayden’s Benefit Concert at the Albany Barn: Music for a cause.

Herpes, Ya Te Veo, Neutron Rats, Male Patterns at Pauly’s Hotel: D-beat, hardcore, etc.

Saturday May 31

Freihofer’s Run for Women: Big race that attracts runners from all over the world.

EOM at McGeary’s: It’s the end of the month so it’s time for another EOM hosted by Trumastr.

TBR’s 4th Annual BikeFest: All things bike and all things community.

The Unbelievable History of Troy, NY at Troy Public Library: An all-ages cartooning party with Ira Marcks.

All Weekend

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.

Despicable Me 2, Rango, Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, Godfather II at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Soul Cafe Albany call for volunteers

This is a great idea and deserves to have an Albany chapter. If this is your thing be sure to email Renée or check out the event page.

The Soul Café is a popular monthly community meal happening at the Oakwood Community Center in Troy. We are planning to do this in Albany in an effort to bring together the diverse neighborhoods and build strong relationships in the community.

The dinners are run by volunteers. We are looking for people who want to cook, serve, clean, and do whatever else is needed. The volunteer cooks plan a menu, get ingredients, and prepare a meal together. The Soul Café is an open-hearted pay-what-you-can model with a suggested base donation of $3.00. The money each month is rolled into purchasing food and supplies for future meals.

A call for volunteers potluck with a preview of what to expect will be held on Monday, June 2nd from 6 – 8 PM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street (parking lot entrance at 85 Chestnut Street). Please bring a dish to share along with your creativity and enthusiasm. We will talk about the different volunteer opportunities as we plan ahead.

The first Soul Café Albany will take place on Monday, June 30th from 6 – 8 PM at the same location.

For more information, please contact Renée McAllister: reneemca@gmail.com.

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