Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 16

Lady Shine at Fuze Box: All night dance party dedicated to the female voice.

Material Girls, Haunted Cat, NXNES at Paulys: Punk/no-wave/neo-punk.

Times Like These, The Everafter at Pauly’s Hotel: Pop-punk. Early show.

Church Girls, Lazy Bones, Bare Mattress, Tiny Blue Ghost at Savoy: Indie/post-punk/rock.

Saturday November 17

Albany Cranksgiving XII: Bike race to benefit the South End Cafe.

Hot Cousin, Kimono Dragons, Hill Haints at The Low Beat: Benefit for Tom.

Dark Star Orchestra at The Palace: Dead cover band.

Power Dance at The Half Moon: Dance party.

Sunday November 18

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: 3 DJs, $3 beers, for three hours.

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 November 02

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

2018 Screenprint Biennial Opening Reception at Opalka Gallery: “a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed editioned prints to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters.”

Still. Life. Opening Reception at ACG: Featuring the work of regional artists Paul Chapman, Matt Chinian, Robert Gullie, Harry Orlyk, Andrew Pellettieri, Corey Pitkin, Takeyce Walter, and Robert Whiting.

Kyle Lavorgna & Eric Goltz at Savoy: Art exhibit and music at the bar.

Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins at The Palace: With Case & Kid Capri.

Greetings, RGK, Tien at Paulys: Post folk/emo/pop/indie.

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

Saturday November 03

Identity at Surrealism at ACG: Unique dance performance by Retold Dance Company.

The Wonder Years at Upstate Concert Hall: With Have Mercy, Oso Oso, and Shortly.

Bloom, Lemon of Choice, Soul Blind, Manu at Pauly’s Hotel: Alt/indie/pop.

Marco Benevento, WOLF at The Hollow: Rock/jam/jazz.

Sun Natives, Haley Moley, Blood Blood Blood at The Low Beat: Psych/synth/pop.

Sunday November 04

Albany Lantern Parade at Washington Park: Welcoming back Standard Time.

Festival of Nations at ESP: Arts, crafts, food, and music from different parts of the world.

Beats by JB at Savoy: Sunday night party.

All weekend

Ski & Craft Beer Showcase at Albany Capital Center: If you’re into beer and skiing, this is your event!

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 October 26

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party, with candy and a costume contest!

Halloween Fright Fest at Takk House & FASC: Two parties in one building.

Capitol Hauntings Tour at The Capitol: Halloween tours of the Capitol.

Capital Masquerade at Schenectady Armory: Golden Era Halloween party. Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house.

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

Saturday October 27

PollyWeen: Prom Edition at Post Contemporary: Haunted prom themed. Proceeds benefit a local social justice org.

The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza: Crate-digging madness.

Emmure & Stick To Your Guns at Upstate Concert Hall: Hardcore show.

Society High, Savage Randys at The Low Beat: Halloween punk show.

Annual Halloween Party at The Lakehouse: The annual tradition.

Zach Sherwin at Proctors: Comedy.

Throwback Halloween at Fuze: 80s/90s Halloween dance party.

HOLLOWeen Bash at The Hollow: DJ, drinks, costume contest, live performances and more.

City Fear Hall at City Beer Hall: Big ole Halloween jammer.

Sunday October 28

Halloween Hangover Tiki Brunch Surf Party at River Street Pub: With food from Berben & Wolff’s.

Wine & Brunch at Lucas Confectionery: A benefit for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

Cold Medicine, Bare Mattress, Scum Couch, at Paulys: Darkwave/synth/experimental.

The Breeders, Screaming Females at Upstate Concert Hall: 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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 19

Bodyshine at Fuze Box: All night dance party.

Capitol Hauntings Tour at The Capitol: Halloween tours.

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

Saturday October 20

Hounds of Halloween at The Olde English: Dress up your dog!

Justin Timberlake at TU Center: Man in the Woods tour.

David Koechner at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up.

The 37th Asbury Short Film Concert at The Linda: Short film showcase.

Tines, Sutphin, normanskillers at Paulys: Metal/rock and roll.

Emo Night at Fuze Box: Zombie prom.

Sunday October 21

Albany Comic and Toy Show Sunday at Red Lion Hotel: Comics, toys, and memorabilia.

Really Really Free Market at Albany Social Justice Center: Everything is free.

Sir Sly and Joywave Upstate Concert Hall: Indie/pop/alternative.

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: Three DJs, three hours, $3 beers.

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 October 12

Capitol Hauntings Tour: Exploring the spooky side of the Capitol.

Troyasia Night Market in Troy: Asian themed food festival/block party.

Tony Roberts at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Confetti Fest at Confetti Stage: Short play festival.

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

Saturday October 13

Supper Club at Opalka Gallery: “Enjoy delicious local cuisine, thought-provoking art and lively conversation with Sharon Bates and other regional artists.”

Albany Symphony Gala at The Palace: “A night in Valhalla”.

Atmosphere at Upstate Concert Hall: Hip-hop.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy at MASS MoCA: Folk.

Sun Natives, Rechorduroys, Candy Ambulance at The Low Beat: Album release show.

Healer, Rabid Peak, YBOD, Squab at Paulys: Punk/hardcore/grind.

80s Dance Party at Fuze: The classic.

Sunday October 14

Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm: Seasonal celebration.

The Hudson River School and Our National Parks at Albany Institute: Sunday lecture.

Voices In Vain, Beast, Every Enemy Alive at Pauly’s Hotel: Hardcore/metal/progressive.

Cool America, Hate Club, Full Screen Video at Albany Social Justice Center: Pop/lo-fi/indie.

Dark Tranquillity at Upstate Concert Hall: Melodic death metal.

Modest Mouse at The Palace: With TFS.

Beats by JB at Savoy: Sunday night party.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: Handmade, vintage, food, drinks, and more.

10YEARS at EMPAC: Incredible lineup of events running all weekend. (Be sure to check out Sudden Rise. I’m a big fan of Asma Maroof, MA/Asma from Nguzunguzu.)

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.