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.
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.