Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 07

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

Gifted Holiday Market at Albany Barn: Fifth annual market featuring good from local makers.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Opalka: “site-specific performance in response to select work from the 2018 Screenprint Biennial exhibition.”

T.J. Miller at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Anxious Wave, New Hell, Fine Grain at Pauly’s: Noise/hardcore.

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

Saturday December 08

Society High, 9 Votes Short, Avenue A, Brother T at The Low Beat: Punk show.

Lil Uzi Vert at Times Union Center: Rap show.

Smokepurpp at Jupiter Hall: With Johnny 2 Phones, Mahadhi Walker, Kenetic, DJ Siroc.

T.J. Miller at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Babes In Troyland at Takk House: Shop, eat, play.

Sunday December 09

Babes In Troyland at Takk House: Shop, eat, play.

Sally and James Taylor at MASS MoCA: “a one-afternoon-only performance for 900 guests to benefit arts education at MASS MoCA.”

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 30

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

Troy Night Out Pop-Up with Saratoga Tea + Honey at SMCo.: Seasonal pop-up.

NXNES, Pink Nois, Thai, Gracie Lineham, DJ Tall Matt at River St Pub: R&B and soul jams.

Fort Orange Holiday Market: Locally made and sourced goods, art, entertainment, and more.

Jason Mraz at The Palace: With Gregory Page.

Peaer, Longneck, Shred Flintstone, Leering at Savoy: Presented by WCDB. Free.

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

Saturday December 01

Hudson Winter Walk: Winter street festival.

Half Moon Holiday Pop-Up at Flower Scout Studio: Handmade gifts from local vendors.

Distillery Tour at ADCo.: See how whiskey is made.

David Crosby and Friends at The Egg: Backed by his “Lighthouse Band”.

Sunday December 02

Victorian Stroll in Troy: Holiday street festival.

Great Train Extravaganza at ESP: Model train show.

Half Moon Holiday Pop-Up at Flower Scout Studio: Handmade gifts from local vendors.

Taste NY Holiday Market at NYS Museum: Celebrating made in New York food and beverages.

ASO at The Palace: The Magic of Christmas holiday show.

New York State Holiday Tree Lighting at ESP: It’s that time of year!

Keep Flying, The Wining Season, Luciano Ferrara, at Pauly’s Hotel: Punk/pop/hardcore/emo.

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 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.