Friday December 5
Spirits Tasting at FOGS with Albany Distilling Co. and Installation by Mary Elise Rees: Get some holiday shopping done and taste some made in Albany spirits.
Pharmakon at EMPAC: Big sound from Noise Artist Margaret Chardiet.
Young Thug at the Armory: Raps yo.
The Misfit Vocalists of Hip-Hop at Hudson River Coffee House: ‘All out hip-hop’.
First Friday: Art and culture happenings all throughout the city.
10th Annual Members Show at the Albany Center Gallery: See the art of the people who belong to the ACG.
First Friday at the Machine: All member show with a silent auction.
Lucius at the Hollow: Indie jams, with Bahamas.
Fight Club at Proctors: The classic, with contests, games, prizes, couches and a bar.
Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Madison Theater: Two showings with a shadowcast.
Burnt Hills, Severe Severe, Ubi Quitous, and Cool Cop at The Low Beat : “Psychedelic & Freak Music”
Goth Night at Fuze Box: “EBM”
PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Short talks from interesting people.
Saturday December 6
French Montana at UCH: Montana! (Sadly without Jeremih.)
Santa Speedo Sprint: A run for a great cause.
Made by Hand Invitational at The Foundry: Indoor designer craft market.
Madison Theater Comedy Night: Five comics and DJ Tall Matt.
Sangus at Pauly’s: With Sick Mind, One Master, and Open Sores.
Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: Holiday Burlesque show.
Sunday December 7
Tavern Noodle Pop-up at The Tavern: One day only ramen joint form the folks behind the Confectionery.
The Victorian Stroll: Holiday festival in Troy with entertainment, dancers, and more.
The Trial Before Christmas: Mock Trial at Rensselaer County Courthouse.
Takk House Presents The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra: Beautiful music in a beautiful new venue.
Self Defense Family at the Low Beat: With Soft Powers, Blood of Spain, and Broken Field Runner.
Tree Lighting at ESP: Fireworks!
Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.
Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.
Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.
The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.
Gone Girl, Die Hard and Big Hero 6 at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.