Quality events for this weekend
Friday October 2
vhvl + Daedelus + Ikonika at EMPAC: An insane lineup at EMPAC and a must see for anyone who likes good electronic music.
1st Friday October: First Friday. Go check out some art, music, food, and more.
Lark Street Harvest Fest: Sidewalk vendors and more on Lark.
Albert Demuth, Pony In The Pancake, Bare Mattress at The Low Beat: Fun lineup on this one.
Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Music, food, vendors, art and more.
exhuman at Fuze: Goth night! With free hot cider and hors d’oeuvres!
Get Out., Shadow Witch, Knock Yourself Out at BSP: Metal/sludge/heavy jams.
Pizza Night Fundraiser at The Free School: Have some pizza tonight and help the Free School.
Circa Waves at Upstate Concert Hall: Free. With Kimono Dragons and Better By Morning.
Kevin James at The Palace: Stand up comedy.
Curator’s Tour at Opalka Gallery: Check out the exhibition “From Concept to Console: Art & Aesthetics in Video Game Design” with the curator.
Overit Studios Launch: Art, music and more. With live performances from Immaculate Heart, Stellar Young, and Giant Gorilla Dog Thing.
Hannibal Buress at Skidmore: Comedy.
Saturday October 3
Arenacross at Times Union Center: Dirtbikes yo!
Leeway at Fuze Box: With Driven by Rage and Rhythm of Fear.
The Enchanted City in Troy: Steampunk festival in Troy.
Rasputina and Ryder Cooley at The Queen’s Ball at Takk House (Troy, NY): Sold out.
Ryan Montbleau at Madison Theater: Funk, soul, folk songwriter.
Josh Groban at The Palace: Singing man sings.
Drink Albany Event in the Warehouse District: Drink those Albany produced beverages we all know and love.
Grand Opening of Hudson Design & Mfg. & Barber Betty’s in Troy: A dual grand opening of two cool businesses.
Woodstock Sessions at Applehead Recording & Production: With Northern Faces & Stellar Young.
Sunday October 4
HWFC’s Local Harvest Festival: The Coop’s annual outdoor festival celebrating local food, music, crafts and more.
Albany Comic Con: Big comic book and cosplay jam.
Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Deradoorian at BSP: Indie jams.
Extortionist, A Wake In Providence, Towers, Invoke Thy Wrath, Slither at Trickshots: Metal.
Dave Chappelle at The Palace: Comedy.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at The Egg: Modern dance performance.
Nosferatu with live score at The Madison Theater: Performed by the Andrew Alden Ensemble.
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.