Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 19

Body Shine at Fuze Box: Non-stop dance music.

Natasha Barrett at EMPAC: “a transformation of the world, the way it behaves, and the traces that it leaves behind in this unique electroacoustic music concert unfolding inside EMPAC’s high-density loudspeaker arrays, featuring hundreds of loudspeakers.”

Pints and Pups at MiSci: Therapy dogs, booze, ice cream, food, and science!

90’s Party at ADCo.: DJ Trumastr on the decks.

Monroe Martin at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

TWRP, The Protomen at BSP Kingston: Pop/disco/synthwave.

John Mayer at the TU: Tour kick off.

King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band at Skyloft: Reggae legend.

Vinylmania at Post: – All vinyl 60s dance party.

Chicago Afrobeat Project at The Linda: Afrobeat.

Girl Blue at Savoy: Home Movies EP release.

Combo Chimbita, Yolanda Yolanda at BSP Kingston: Cumbia/reggaeton.

Drought, Violent Opposition, Moribund, The War Lovers at Pauly’s: Grindcore/powerviolence.

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

Saturday July 20

Dope Jams Open-Air Party in Oak Hill: Catskills dance party.

Albany Brawl Stars vs. CT Yankee Brutals at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby.

Caroline Rose at MASS MoCA: Singer/songwriter.

Local H, Hasty Page at Skyloft: Alt-rock.

Deer Tick at Levon Helm Studios: Sold out. With Twain.

Summer Jams Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the hits.

Sisterhood of Sleep, Doomsday Virus, Muzzle Lords, Zilmrah at Savoy: Darkwave/synthwave/goth/drone.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Monroe Martin at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Sunday July 21

A Tea To Remember at Rocks: Benefit and celebration of life.

Reelin’ In The Years at Skyloft: Celebrating the music of Steely Dan.

Things I Don’t See Tour at Savoy Taproom: Americana roots.

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.


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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 05

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

Beat Shot Music Festival 10: The Finale: Celebrating independent music, art, and thought.

Muzzle Lords, Tien at Albany Pint Sized: Dark dance jams.

Jalani Lion, Doov, Lucidreamz, JCrooks, Kortnee Simmons at BSP: Holiday weekend dance party.

The Purple Stuff at Dino BBQ: Funk tunes.

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

Saturday July 06

SoCo Block Party & Fundraiser at The Ruck: South of Congress block party.

Dog Days of Summer at Franklin Alley: Pup party!

Yesfest at Yesfolk Tonics: Featuring Yanga and DJ Chilesecos.

Julie & The Cruise Directors at BSP: Yacht rock.

John Simon at MASS MoCA: “playing songs and telling stories from his book”.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!

Sunday July 07

Emily Ritz with Andrew Joseph Weaver at SMCo.: A chill afternoon of music on the patio.

Off Road Minivan, Blis., Manu, Ghost Chant at BSP: Alt rock.

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.


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This weekend: Beat Shot Music Festival X

Beat Shot Music Festival now in its tenth year, is this Friday and Saturday at Lost & Found. This will sadly be the final Beat Shot Music Festival.

The details:

The Beat Shot Music Festival has always been a celebration of independent music, art and thought. Every summer we created a platform for artists to freely express themselves. Please join us at Lost & Found Albany, for the 10th and final installment of The Beat Shot Music Festival.

Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit YouthFX, also celebrating 10 years. Please visit www.youthfx.org for more information.

Friday July 5th. 6pm-1am
Saturday July 6th 3pm-3am

$20 One day pass (at the door)
$35 Two day pass (at the door)

It’s sad to see something like this come to an end, but you’ve got one last chance to be a part of a Beat Shot Music Festival. In years past I’ve been exposed to a ton of new music from a ton of artists that I’d have never come across on my own, and I’m better for it. Truemaster and crew do a ton of work and put a lot of care into making these happen and it truly shows.

If you didn’t have plans yet this weekend, you do now.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 28

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

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

The Bright and Hollow Sky at MASS MoCA: Exhibition of a comprehensive private collection of rock ‘n roll photography.

Food Truck Series at Nine Pin: It’s that time of year. Featuring Charcoal Dole.

Block Party at Druthers: Celebrating their 4th Anniversary.

DJ Tall Matt at FASC: Starting the party out in the alley then moving indoors to close the night out.

Girl Blue at The Olde English Pub: Local favorite.

Planet Kniffen at The Low Beat: Jazz/fusion.

The Lego Movie 2 at Sage College: Movies Under the Stars series.

BLOXX, Hembree, and Warbly Jets at The Hollow: Alt/indie.

Dumpstaphunk at Skyloft: Funk.

Bad Mothers, Galene at Savoy: Alt/indie/rock.

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

Saturday June 29

The Judy Chops, Mark Brown Band at The Beverly: “Gypsy Jazz meets Rockabilly Twang”.

Swearin’, Tiny Blue Ghost, Guilt Mountain at BSP: Rock/alt/dreampop/indie.

Deadgrass at Skyloft: “a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia.”

Society High, Savage Randys, Frozen Heads, Eric Lewis at The Low Beat: Metal/rock.

Paa Kow and his Afro-Fusion Orchestra at the Linda: “rhythm and artistry from his home in Ghana with Jazz and African Pop”.

Myq Kaplan at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

High Command, Sanhedrin, Scavengers, Postage at Pauly’s: Metal/thrash/hardcore.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday June 30

Ben & Jerry’s Beer Ice Cream & Jazz at Pint Sized: Ice cream social.

All weekend

Mitch Fatel at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

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.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!