Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 5

First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event all around Albany, check that map.

UNRESTRICTED at Albany Center Gallery: Artists from Vicarious Visions showcasing their personal work.

Disco Funk Happy Hour at The Low Beat: Start your weekend off right with some funk and soul.

Normal Instruments and Lord Electro at The Hollow: Improvisiation.

Harsh by Harsh West 2: Bat Country at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Immaculate Heart, Dollys, PineSheets, and Bare Matress at The Treehouse: Indie/pop/darkwave/experemental/etc.

The Further Unsound at The Low Beat: Release party for their new album, “Along For The Ride”.

Carinae, The Johannas, Crisco Dreams, Hunter at Ground Zero: Another fun show at RPI’s DIY spot.

Study no. 50 at EMPAC: Performed by the Williams Percussion Ensemble and directed by Matthew Gold.

ACTIVATE: Opening Reception at Albany Barn: Celebrating the role of art in activism.

Defeated Sanity, Iniquitous Savagery, Iniquitous Deeds, The Killing Condition, Tyranize and Foaming At The Mouth at Trickshots: Metal x 6.

Saturday February 6

Gay Mayor Throat Culture Neutron Rats Hill Haints at The Low Beat: J Krak’s 38th birthday punk breakfast show, featuring Berben & Wolff’s breakfast. Early.

Molly Ringwald at Proctors: 30-year Breakfast Club anniversary Q&A.

Cosplay with Phi Phi O’Hara at Rocks: Cosplay party at Rocks. Probably the most fun looking event page I’ve seen in a while.

8th Annual Beat Shot Spins for J Dilla: Remembering J Dilla. Proceeds go to his foundation.

Roller Derby at the Armory: AASRD Brawl Stars vs. ACRD Battery Brigade.

Cannon the Brave at Eden Cafe: Fun free show in Loudonville.

Open Mic at Ground Zero: First one of 2016.

David Shine & Friends at Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Harlem Nights at The Linda: Games and grandeur for a good cause.

Albany Devils vs. Hartford Wolf Pack at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Saratoga Chowderfest: You know.

Super Bowl Sunday February 7

Beat*Shot Presents: Rootin’ For Cam Newton While Supporting Black Business And Drinking Your Juice In The Hood at Johnnie’s: Enough said.

Penetration, Outnumber The Living, Strike Against All, More Than Human, I Glow In The Dark at The Low Beat: Metal show.

Mister F and Ampevene at The Hollow: Prog/jam rock.

All weekend

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 and they have a seriously solid snack selection.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small neighborhood theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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