Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 19

Collectors’ Show and Sale at Albany Center Gallery: Art sale to benefit the gallery.

Curator’s Tour at the Tang: Have Emily tell you about the exhibition she curated.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Hip-hop night.

Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes at the Tang: Gospel.

Brian Patneaude Quartet at Savoy: Jazz.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Grammy-winning ensemble.

Buke and Gase and Ahleuchatistas at The Half Moon: Indie/alt/noise/rock.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try some very rare Nordic-roasted coffees.

Mushroom Walk at Hyuck Preserve: Three hour walk-and-talk about the mushrooms in the preserve.

Dawes at The Egg: Folk rock, with Basia Bulat.

Nore Davis at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Another Michael, Palemen, Belle-Skinner, Apostrophe S and The Cuddlefish at World Citizen Party House: Great mixed bill show.

4th Annual Chronogram Block Party in Kingston: Music, food, drinks, and much more.

Chronogram Block Party After-Party at BSP: With DJ Shaman Vybez.

Sunday August 21

Madball, Death Before Dishonor, Coldside (and more) at Fuze Box.: Hardcore show.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: “A Day at the Races theme.

Quinn Sullivan at Helsinki Hudson: Blues.

All weekend

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

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. Hudson Valley Ruins opens Saturday.

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.

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