Quality events for this weekend
Friday November 6
It’s First Friday!
Natasha Smolovich at The Brakes: First Friday art exhibition with live music from Sam Gleason and Alenni Davis.
TELLING at Albany Center Gallery: Opening reception for a show featuring work from Jane McCambley, Theresa McTague, Josette Pastore, and Alana Sparrow.
bell’s roar Album Release Show at The Low Beat: New jams. With Prince Harvey.
Downtown Creep-Down Variety Show at The Hangar: Burlesque, bands, karaoke and more.
Cosmal + Ali Laz at River St Pub: Electronic music jams.
HeXeN at Fuze Box: Goth night!
Julia, Boy Harsher, Veenger Clut (DJ Set) at Half Moon: Spectrum of electronic music.
Beth Stelling at Proctors: Comedy show.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Opalka Gallery: Modern dance meets video game design.
Saturday November 7
Sashiko and Boro Mending Workshop at Forage+Sundry: Get your stitch on.
Fall Fest 2015 at SUNY Purchase: With Mick Jenkins, Uniiqu3, Perfect Pussy, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, All Dogs, Glades, Adult Mom, Thelma, and Bobby Woody. Hope you’ve got Purchase Friends.
slowshine, Take One Car, Aviator, and Fine, Fine at Ground Zero: Punk/emo/alt/post/etc.
BUILT at the Museum: Region themed artwork silent auction, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and more to benefit the Historic Albany Foundation.
Fat Vegan and Splat at Pauly’s: With support from Eternal Crimes, and Bare Mattress.
The Brew Ha-ha Comedy Showcase at Altamont Fire Dept: Comedy for a cause.
Drinks & DIY at Albany Barn: Low key night out.
JR JR at The Hollow: Indie pop.
Sunday November 8
Charlie Parr and Lorkin O’Reilly at Half Moon: Folk.
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.