Quality events for this weekend vol. 84

Friday May 3rd

First Friday Albany: Art galleries, entertainment, and more. It will perfect weather for walking from gallery to gallery.

The Babies, Birthdays and Party Boat at Valentine’s: Nicole’s last booking in Albany and a solid bill of music for your Friday night. Also downstairs at Valentine’s is Bear Grass, Hand Habits and Two Tree.

Ladyfest Upstate Festival at the First Unitarian Church: Workshops, skill-shares, music, art, and more.

Spring Bling at the Putnam Den: Tony Quattro and Mohegan Son alongside local talent in Saratoga. A night of non-top 40 dance music!

CODES at Trickshots: House music and more. Many local DJs on the bill as well.

Vinylmania at Elda’s: 40s 50s and 60s dance music all played from actual records.

[radical] signs of life at EMPAC: Interactive dance performance that you need to see to understand.

syn_ at EMPAC: Audiovisual works by artist Ryoichi Kurokawa. Here’s a preview, which is a vimeo staff pick.

Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Bomber’s Schenectady: Everyone loves a block party. And burritos. And tequila. Grand Central Station is playing as well as DJ Yosh.

Saturday May 4th

Ladyfest Upstate Festival at the Linda: Workshops, skill-shares, music, art, and more.

Food Truck Festival in Troy: Farmers Market AND the food truck festival at the same time? Jeeze.

Final Aficionado Show at Valentine’s: Albany staple is having one last show before they’re gone forever. Downstairs at Valentine’s is Society High MordWolf, The Pistolwhips and Eye and I. After that, there’s burlesque downstairs too.

ESDC in Synesthesia at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Cool concept for a music, art and dance performance.

[radical] signs of life at EMPAC: Interactive dance performance that you need to see to understand.

Rampfest at Basilica Hudson: Food, drinks, live music. Celebrate the ramp.

Sunday May 5th

Bike Expo at the Park Playhouse: Learn about local bike clubs and check out vendors and all sorts of other bicycle related paraphernalia.

Ladyfest Upstate Festival at the Troy Arts Center: Workshops, skill-shares, music, art, and more.

Current exhibits at the Museum: Stroll through, and walk down to the plaza and enjoy the weather!

Sunderground w/Party with Tina and Trumastr at McGeary’s: 2-for-1, patio, tunes.

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