Quality events for this weekend
Friday May 15
WCDB Presents: Dads, Slowshine, Cloud District, and Rustle Crow at Bogie’s: One of the last shows at Bogie’s.
The Medium Next Door Live at Country 107.7 WGNA FM: Omg.
The Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and Roll dance party. Get weird.
Rage Against the Machine And Faith No More Tribute at The Low Beat: Bound to be awesome.
The Blind Owl Band at The Hollow: With Swampcandy.
Dar Williams at The Egg: With Lucy Wainwright Roche.
Comedy show at Bombers Troy: With Jennifer McMullen, Jaye McBride, Dee Watson, Sharon Dyer, Brett Eidman, Luke Donovan, Miss WandaLuv and Matt Perry.
Polly at River St Pub: Outsider dance party with actual club music. Go to this.
Dogs of Desire at EMPAC: ASO Performance. Reception after.
Saturday May 16
Spring Plant Sale at Capital Roots: Impress your visitors with the fact you can care for things other than yourself.
Ryley Walker and Pigeons at The Half Moon: Jams.
Flipshit, Capitle, Phantom Signals, VRHB, and Shrapnel Warning at The Low Beat: Also: Rock and Roll Burlesque at midnight.
80s at Fuze: Same as it ever was.
Dieselboy and Downlink at River St Pub: Rager/rave combo.
Down & Dirty at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Full day celebration of soil. With skillshares, potluck and much more.
No One Left Behind 5k at Grafton Lakes State Park: With an obstacle course for the kids.
Festival Orchestra Concert at EMPAC: ASO Performance.
Super 400, Kimono Dragons, Dearest Vendetta, Victory Soul Orchestra, and Henry’s Rifle at The Low Beat: Benefit for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Noon show.
Sunday May 17
Rock N Roll Brunch XIV: The best, once-a-month brunch.
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.
Cinderella, Birdman, The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter, No Impact Man, and The Longest Ride at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!
Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.