Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 18

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Bands in a literal garage. With Hammer Hawk, The Firs, and Bear Grass.

McQueen at Madison Theater: Live comedy show.

Raging on the River at River Street Pub: With Liquid Stranger, Run DMT and more.

Lucius and Pavo Pavo at The Tang: Free outdoor show.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday September 19

LarkFEST: Big old Lark Street block party.

Downtown Albany Yard Sale at Tricentennial Park: Yard sale for a good cause.

America On Tap in Troy: Beer fest.

Grand Opening of PostContemporary: Grand reveal of the renovated space.

Rural Violence at PostContemporary: Art show and gala opening.

Late Night Party at PostContemporary: After party for the opening.

Walking X-Ray, Hospital Corners, and Great Mutations at 51 3rd: Music.

My Body, Crystal Ghost, Accent, Apostrophe S at The Low Beat: Smooth electronic jams.

Sunday September 20

Holly Miranda, Ambrosia Parsley, and Chris Maxwell at BSP Kingston: Solid night of music in Kingston.

Mega Bog, Hoop, and Bare Mattress at Treehouse: House show, solid lineup.

All weekend

FreshGrass at MASS MoCA: Bluegrass festival.

CDPrintathalon: 3d printer showcase.

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.

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