Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 25

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Beginning of summer bash with two live performances.

Kevin Hart at SPAC: Stand up comedy.

Primus, Mastodon at Glens Falls Arena: Metal.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Brockhampton at Upstate Concert Hall: Sold out.

Engine Summer, Ignis, Bare Mattress at Pauly’s: Indie/darkwave/post-punk.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Gene Harding & Guests at Comedy Works: Stand up comedy. Early and late shows.

Saturday May 26

Parallel, Regrown, Subtleties, Home Seeker at Pauly’s Hotel: Alternative/indie/emo/pop.

Hammerfall at Upstate Concert Hall: With Flotsam and Jetsam.

Gene Harding & Guests at Comedy Works: Stand up comedy. Early and late shows.

Chris Laker at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show series.

Sunday May 27

Apocalyptica at The Egg: Orchestral metal.

All weekend

Sawyer Fredricks at Cafe Lena: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows. All sold out.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 18

Bodyshine Vol. 25 at Fuze: Proper all night dance party.

SANDY Alex G, Trace Mountains, Decent at BSP Kingston: Sold out.

Silent Disco Glow Party at The Church: Choose your groove.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

The Figgs at The Low Beat: Local legends.

Nick Swardson at The Egg: Stand up comedy.

Saturday May 19

Saratoga Brewfest: Lots of beers from lots of breweries.

Albany Symphony at The Palace: Celebrating George Gershwin.

Hudson Valley Hops at Albany Institute of History and Art: A fundraiser celebrating local breweries including an exhibition of local brewing history.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 11

Ariah &, Hate Club, Odd Cadre at The Low Beat: 100% of the door going towards Habitat’s Women Build program.

Salem Wolves, Brian Conway, Azariah Moses at Pauly’s: Folk/psych rock.

LSDXOXO, Rambow, Malcolmism, Forrest at Bard: A proper dance party send off for the end of the semester.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

The Bouncing Souls at Upstate Concert Hall: Punk it up. With Iron Reagan and Crazy & The Brains.

Brad Trackman & John Moses at The Comedy Works: Stand up. Early/late show.

Saturday May 12

Tulip Fest: The annual celebration.

Troy Bike Rescue Bikefest in Troy: 8th annual, celebrating all things bicycles.

Bullet For My Valentine at Upstate Concert Hall: With Trivium and Toothgrinder.

Male Patternsm Doxx, Radiation Risks, Dirt Church, Ybod at Pauly’s: Record release show.

Josh Ritter at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Acoustic show.

Weakened Friends, Haunt Club, Hubris Djinn, Cross Paths: Indie/emo/alternative/rock.

Berben and Wolff’s Two Year Anniversary Party at Savoy: Celebrating their second year on Lark Street.

Brad Trackman & John Moses at The Comedy Works: Stand up. Early/late show.

Sunday May 13

Tulip Fest: The annual celebration.

All weekend

Basilica Farm & Flea: Local, vintage, and handmade market.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 04

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl, all soul.

Planchet at That Store: Opening reception.

The Boob Tube at The Hangar: A Burlesque tribute to television.

Open Mic at Ground Zero: Last one of the semester.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Saturday May 05

GameFest at RPI and Downtown Troy: Showcasing student creativity and innovation in game design, as well as talks, a design competition and more.

Free Comic Book Day at Earthworld: Celebrating the love for comics.

Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Celebration at Albany Social Justice Center: Potluck celebration and Marx.

Improv Jam at The Lowbeat: Watch or participate. Free.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout A Party at Rare Form: With tacos by Berben and Wolff’s.

The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza Albany: Over 50 tables of records.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Wild Adriatic and After Funk at Putnam Place: Celebrating their 1000th show.

Sunday May 06

Capital Roots Brunch: Annual fundraiser featuring 125 dishes from local restaurants.

Sunday Session at Lost and Found: Music and brunch.

Lake Street Dive at Ulster PAC: With Mikaela Davis.

Marbin at The Low Beat: Prog jazz.

Brandi Carlile at Palace Theatre Albany: Folk/americana.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 27

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

darker at EMPAC): “Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Bang on A Can co-founder David Lang brings his pensive evening-length piece, darker, to EMPAC.”

The Molice at The Low Beat: Japanese Punk/New Wave/Power Pop. With Bruiser And Bicycle, Postage, Odd Cadre.

Handmade Pop-Up at The Tang: Items created by emerging artists.

Tang Party at Skidmore: Celebrating student creativity.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday April 28

Melrose Neighborhood Community Yard Sale: Collaborative community sale.

24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson: 24 hours of non-stop experiments in sound and music.

Gramatik at Upstate Concert Hall: Electronic music. With Møme and Balkan Bump.

Sunday April 29

Radio Wonderland, Bare Mattress, Blood Blood Blood at Paulys: Electronic/dark wave/synth.

24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson: 24 hours of non-stop experiments in sound and music.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: 40+ local and regional handmade vendors.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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