Quality events for this weekend
Friday October 30
Troy Night Out: Art, music, culture and more around Troy.
Compositions by Samantha Combs at Fulton St Gallery: With live music by Ryan Leddick.
Halloween Troy Night Out at SMCo.: Drink specials and music from The WonderBeards.
Elizabeth Orr “Mt. Rush” at EMPAC: “a moving-image work that interprets the language and visuality of online political marketing and the alarmist fundraising strategies of contemporary American politics”
Jouska (Caswell), Eternalcrimes, Hill Haints, Swanfeeder at River St Pub: Halloween indie/alt/etc show.
Waterworks Halloween Costume Contest: This is going to get serious. $2000 on the line.
Fall Back at SMOG (Bard): With Porches and Ought.
Rustic Overtones at Putnam Den: With Paranoid Social Club, and Angels on the Fourth.
Wild Adriatic at The Hollow: With Stellar Young and Better By Morning.
Mysteries and Mayhem Tour in Troy: Halloween history tour in Downtown Troy.
Witch Walk in Ballston Spa: Halloween parade/walk.
Saturday October 31
Mad Fun House Burlesque Show at 370 Central and The Low Beat: Two performances, one ticket. From Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque.
Halloween Party at the Washington Park Lakehouse: $40 on the door gets you an open bar and your plans for the night.
80s Halloween at Fuze: Halloween 80s night.
POLLYWEEN at 51 3rd: Outsider dance party with actually good music, performances and cover supports Community Labs.
Fall Back at SMOG (Bard): With Le1f, Sporting Life and Maleek Maul.
Built4BBQ Whole Hog Halloween at Low Beat and Pauly’s: 6 bands at two venues for six bucks.
Chronoween at BSP: Halloween dance party.
Wild Adriatic at The Hollow: With Mirk and Good Fiction.
Halloween Under The Big Top at 925 Broadway: Chris Pratt’s Halloween Party moved downtown.
Sunday November 1
Beer and Smear at Smaltz: Food and beverages at Smaltz to nurse your halloween hangover.
Haunted Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms: Get your scare on.
Saratoga Scare Fair: Haunted house at the Fairgrounds.
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.