Quality events for this weekend vol. 120

Don’t forget that it’s Valentine’s last weekend!

Friday February 7

Slowshine, Secret Release and Bear Grass at Valentine’s: Indie jams.

It’s First Friday. Check out art galleries, shops, bars and all of that. It’s rad.

RA The Rugged Man at Bogie’s: With many more artists on the bill.

Just-in Time for Friday: True holding down your Friday night.

Saturday February 8

Front Parlor Storytelling at the Linda: With Jeff Simmermon from This American Life and The Moth.

Burlesque at Rocks: 80s pop themed nakedness.

Johnny Booth, Surrounded by Teeth, Crashing Funerals and more at Bogie’s: Take a break from mosh retirement and slam dance with your best pals.

Sgt. Dunbar with the Parlor on Saturday at Valentine’s: Two staples to finalize the occupancy of 17 New Scotland.

EIGHTIES at Valentine’s: Endtimes dance party.

Sunday February 9

Roller Derby Mattine at the Armory: Left hand turns and roughhousing.

All weekend

Pretty in Pink, The Big Chill, 16 Candles, and the Breakfast Club at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Free, open 11a-8p.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just go.


Sun Ra’s ‘Space Is the Place’ at the UAG

On Wednesday, February 12th, the Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents a night of film and music at the UAG. The film portion kicks off at 7 with Sun Ra‘s 1974 sci-fi film Space Is the Place.

The following is the first sentence of the plot of the film:

Sun Ra, who has been reported lost since his European tour in June 1969, lands on a new planet in outerspace with his crew “The Arkestra” and decides to settle African Americans on this planet.


The musical portion of the night kicks off at 9 with crazy synth-dude M. Geddes Gengras. Each portion of the night is a suggested donation of $5 and will be a rad way to enjoy the arts on a random Wednesday in February.


Carmen’s Cuban restaurant in Troy to extend hours and menu

Great news sent over from Duncan Crary:

Carmen’s will now be open five days instead of three. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday additions include soups, salads, sandwiches and light dinners, with local delivery available with a $15 minimum order. Friday night is still Tapas Night, and the full weekend menu is still offered. New hours will be: Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Before this they were open for lunch during the week and dinner on Fridays. Hope I actually get a chance to finally check this place out as many of my friends have had only great things to say about Carmen’s. Stay up to date with them via their facebook page.