Quality events for this weekend vol. 133

Friday May 16

Dogs of Desire at EMPAC: Albany Symphony Orchestra’s eighteen-member chamber ensemble.

Psych Rock Night at the Low Beat: With Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Party Boat and Sun Burdens.

John Legend at Proctors: Two hours with no intermission really is ‘an evening with’.

Saturday May 17

Dame Evelyn Glennie at EMPAC: More from Albany Symphony Orchestra.

B3nson Does Blue at the Low Beat: The Blue Album from start to finish. With the Pistolwhips.

The Moon and Scott Richards at Spotty Dog Books and Ale: Jazz time at Hudson’s bookstore bar.

CDCG Spring Plant Sale: Grab some plants for your garden and house!

Sunday May 18

Punk Rock Brunch at the Low Beat: Food, coffee, alcohol and music.

The Hotelier, Little Big League, lovechild, Mountain Man, Declan Ryan and Daniel West at the Icehouse: Big show in Cohoes.

All Weekend

Brimfield Antiques Show: Huge, expansive, insane antiques show two hours east of us.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Charlie and Chocolate Factory (2005), Batman (1989) and Beetlejuice at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Make a day out of it.

Lucas Confectionery and Brown’s Brewing on WAMC

Vic and Heather from The Confectionery as well as Kelly, Greg and Paul from Brown’s Brewing joined WAMC to talk about their operations. Heather gives you a great background and insight into the process and ideas behind their businesses. Vic talks a bit about the seemingly widespread adaptive reuse of the buildings in downtown Troy. Greg and Paul chat about the success of Brown’s Brewing, the location, and craft beer.

Set aside the 20 minutes and give the segment a listen.

Neutral Milk Hotel at Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang recently announced that they’ve added onto to their lineup of summer shows with Neutral Milk Hotel on Saturday, September 6. The summer lineup at the Cooperstown brewery includes Modest Mouse (sold out), Conor Oberst (tickets available still), and more.

Tickets are on sale now for $36, with the option to camp overnight. These shows almost always sell out so get your tickets as soon as you can if you’d like to go!

Quality events for this weekend vol. 132

Friday May 9

Bogie’s Repair Benefit: Pay what you can style show to repair the club. Friday features Sworn Enemy and Brick by Brick among many more.

Fort Orange General Store Grand Opening: Coffee, snacks, drinks and curated goods and gifts. Don’t miss this one.

Henry Loves Betty Grand Opening: Celebrate Troy’s newest pet boutique.

Against Me! at the UCH: With Tony Molina and Big Eyes.

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at SUNY Albany: Food, wine, awesome paintings, installations, photographs, and video from artists who have spent the last three years building up to this show.

Sharon Van Etten at Helsinki Hudson: Brooklyn based indie-folk singer-songwriter.

Saturday May 10

Tulip Fest: You know, that thing. Featuring Rebel Darling, Titanics, Panama Wedding, Sleeper Agent, The Parlor, Rubblebucket, Accents and MS MR.

Mastodon Challenge 15/5k in Cohoes: 15k or 5k run and proceeds go to a good cause.

Bogie’s Repair Benefit: Pay what you can style show to repair the club. Saturday features The Clay People and All For Revenge among many more.

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby: Herculadies vs. Hill City Rollers at home.

Five Alpha Beatdown, The Pistolwhips, and Kimono Dragons at The Low Beat: 5AB from Iceland joining your favorite locals.

Sunday May 11

Bogie’s Repair Benefit: Pay what you can style show to repair the club. Sunday features Full Blown Chaos and Life Sentence among many more.

CycloFemme Ride at Savile Road: Mother’s Day bike ride lead by NYCROSS.com elite women. All skill levels.

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your back yard.

Godzilla: The Japanese Original, Jurassic Park, Godzilla: The Japanese Original, The Lost World, and Mothra at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Make a day out of it.