Friday September 16
Artists’ Reception at UAlbany Art Museum: For Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, featuring the work of 14 artists.
â€œFifty Ways to Love Your Framersâ€ at Tang Teaching Museum: â€œGordon Lloyd delivers the Judge David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudenceâ€.
Collar City Beer Invitational at Takk House: Rare beer festival.
Garage Bands at APL: Featuring Swamp Baby & Matt Durfee and the Rattling Baddlies.
Being As An Ocean, Restless Streets, Like Lions, Through Her Eyes at Trickshots: Melodic/hardcore/metal.
Breathing Lights Public Art Dialogue at Spring Street Gallery: Conversation about the arts and artists.
Macgregor-Palooza 2016 at BSP: Rock/blues/trash/prog.
PCP! Presents: A Burlesque Revue at Fuze: Burlesque performances and gogo dancing.
Cretin Hop at Fuze: Post burlesque rock and roll dance party.
Jim Breuer at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Back for a third time. Comedy show.
Buscabulla + Milo at The Tang: Experimental Spanish pop and MKE based rapper.
Saturday September 17
Pearl Palooza: Block party. With Galactic, Warpaint, Maybird, Bassh, The Geeting Committee, and Rechorduroys.
Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Get your rare coffee on, featuring LangÃ¸ra Kaffebrenneri.
Duck Derby and Back2School Fest in Washington Park: Duck race for a great cause.
Art in the Park in Congress Park: Celebrate the arts and enjoy Saratoga.
Shindig at Catskill Animal Sanctuary: Food, vendors, cooking demos, music, and more.
Profiles of African-Americans in Schenectady at SCHS: Celebrating Schenectady Countyâ€™s black history.
Moving Party and Fundraiser at Forage + Sundry: Raffle, music, food, and more.
Danny Brown at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap. With Maxo Kream and Zelooperz.
Poetry Brothel: Fallen Leaves at BSP: Poetry radically re-contextualized.
â€œWeird Alâ€ Yankovic at Proctors: The Mandatory World Tour.
Neverland at Fuze: Goth night.
RuPaulapalooza at Rocks: Drag show, celebrating the new season of RuPaulâ€™s Drag Race.
Sunday September 18
Rock n Roll Brunch at The Low Beat: Second to last one! Get there.
Upper Madison Street Fair: Food, vendors, silent auction, and more.
Basilica SoundScape in Hudson: Weekend of music and art with a seriously stacked lineup.
Rensselaerville Ride at Carey Institute for Global Good: Weekend of cycling, food, music, and more.
FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA: 50+ Bands. Bluegrass.
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.