Quality events for this weekend
Friday August 7
First Friday: Arts and culture stuff all over the city.
Discofunk at The Low Beat: Disco/funk happy hour jams.
Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, vendors, etc. right downtown!
Human Essence Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery: Right across from the previous event, check out an art show before or after.
Albany Barn First Friday: A fundraiser for Grand Street Community Arts.
WEXT’s 8th Birthday Party at The Low Beat: With The Vespers and Pony In The Pancake.
And The Kids and Battle Ave at Bsp Kingston: Alt rock.
Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night!
Saturday August 8
Rural Violence at TheContemporary: Rad art show. Rad music too.
Brain Cave Deluxe Release Party at Albany Barn: Rap show.
The Firs, Johanna Warren, Mikaela Davis, Greg McKillop at The Nugget House: Folk music.
Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: Make some comics with Ira Marcks.
Strings and Voices Fest 4 at Pauly’s Hotel/The Low Beat: Mixed genre show in two veneues.
80s Night at Fuze: The ole standby.
Sunday August 9
Machine Gun Kelly at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap.
The Track: It’s open.
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.
Second-run movies 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.