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.
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.