Quality events for this weekend
Friday April 8
Jazz Night at The Low Beat: Wee B3, Brian Patneaude, George Muscatello, Rich Syracuse, and Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel, Chris Pasin, Brian Patneaude, David Gleason, Mike Lawrence, and Michael Benedict.
On Screen/Sound: No. 14 at EMPAC: “a series of films from the 1930s and ’40s by early animation pioneers Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) and Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) with a digital moving-image work made over 70 years later by Novi_sad and Ryoichi Kurokawa.
Trixie Starr and Dj T Bone at The Half Moon: A dance party benefit for Bernie.
DJ Nate Da Great, Paul Nice & Trumastr at Fuze: “DJ Science Theater 3000. An awesome sounding dance party.
Saturday April 9
Dodge the Deer 5K at Schodack Island State Park: 5k, mile or 200m.
A Moveable Feast at NYS Museum: A benefit dinner for the Historic Albany Foundation.
Speedy Ortiz, Daddy Issues, Candy Ambulance, and Noods at The Low Beat: Part two of WCDB’s 38th Anniversary celebrations.
Cardi B at Upstate Concert Hall: You know, or dont.
80s Night at Fuze: The classic.
DJ Sheila B. at The Half Moon: “A Night of Pop, Beat & Rock n’ Roll.
DJ Tall Matt, Kohl Modelo, and Duane Major at Terra: Disco, funk, house.
Sunday April 10
Connor Kennedy, Minstrel, and Edgar Wallace Exchange at BSP: Pretty music.
Downtown Albany Restaurant Week: Cheap eats at your new favorite spots.
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 centrally located theater.
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.