Quality events for this weekend
Friday January 22
Neighborhood of Make Believe at The Low Beat: Indie/folk/alt with Pony in the Pancake.
Mammal Dap at Pauly’s: Instrumental rock/fusion with Doctor Magnum and LovePort.
Driftwood with Grassroots Rebels at Madison Theater: Rock and roll.
Jantsen at River Street Pub: EDM night. With Jantsen, Yheti, Luzcid, Brightside, and Honeycomb.
Drinks & DIY: Winter Blues & Hot Glues at Albany Barn: Low key night out and it benefits The Barn.
DJ Mercury and Grandwizard Rasheen at Putnam Den: Old school hip-hop and reggae night.
Saturday January 23
Winter Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park: Outdoor festival to get you and yours outside and active. There’s also a Polar Plunge and Fat Bike ride.
All in the Timing Live at The Shop: Five short plays.
Josh Gondelman at Proctors: Part of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show.
Winona Ryder, Bye, Secret Release, Russel the Leaf at UAG: Cheap show, good music.
Albany Devils vs. St. John’s Icecaps at TU Center: Hockey!
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 small theater.
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.