Quality events for this weekend
Friday August 21
ADCo Takk House Shake-up: Albany Distilling at Takk House team up once again for a night of local cocktails.
Thrill Bill at The Hangar: Another installment of C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics Burlesque Tributes.
Tal National with Dj Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Prepare to dance.
Hair of the Dog at Riverfront Park: The last Rockin’ on the River of the season.
Shadows Fall at Upstate Concert Hall: With Brick By Brick.
Ted Leo at MASS MoCA: Indie royalty.
Saturday August 22
World’s Largest Yard Sale at Saratoga County Fairgrounds: Buy other peoples crap!
Summer Soul Dance Party at BSP Kingston: With W/ Dj Sterling.
Heaven Knows What at Basilica Hudson: Film screening, with filmmaker Josh Safdie in attendance.
Life in Film at the Hollow: Indie jams.
Electric Love Fest in Lake George: With Mike Doughty, Genevieve, Northern Faces, Start Making Sense, Gang of Thieves and Rich Ortiz.
Summer Festival on the Hill at Albany Barn: Celebrating the Barn’s community.
Sunday August 23
Unearth at Upstate Concert Hall: With Fit For An Autopsy.
Thacher Park Running Festival: 5k, 10k, Half, Maraton and 50k races, cookouts and more.
Rock N Roll Brunch XVI at The Low Beat: Best brunch around.
ESDC Performance at Freedom Park: Modern dance, for free yo!
Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Check out the flea and vendors.
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.