Friday December 16
Lapalux at EMPAC: “Lapalux (AKA Stuart Howard) is a rising star of electronic music”.
Cannon the Brave EP Release Party at Madison Theater: With Jasper.
Impractical Jokers at The Palace: With The Tenderloins.
Strangelove and Electric Duke at Upstate Concert Hall: Depeche Mode and Bowie cover bands.
Found Footage Festival in at Proctors: “showcase of odd and hilarious found videos”.
Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Lark Tavern: Comedy show.
The Figgs at The Low Beat: Annual holiday show.
A Burlesque Revue at Fuze: Burlesque show before the Cretin Hop.
Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.
Bearquilt, Kyle & The Pity Party, Pour La Terre at BSP: Indie/rock/jazz.
Saturday December 17
Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Highlighting rare Nordic coffee.
15th Annual Ghost of Hardcore Past Cover Show at The Low Beat: The annual holiday staple.
Holiday Market Extravaganza in Saratoga: Get your last minute gifts sorted.
Holiday Pop-Up at Forage+Sundry: Pop up with four local artists.
ustice and Peace Celebration at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: “North Troy’s working peoples’ alternative to the Victorian Stroll”.
Annual-ish Holiday Party at Albany Distilling: Drinks and music from Bryan Brundige Trio.
The Rocky Horror Christmas Show at Madison Theater: “a night of traditional rowdy Rocky Horror fun with a Christmas twist”.
Annie in the Water, Black Mt. Symphony, Eastern Highs at The Hollow: The annual Guthrie/Bell Productions Christmas Party.
Reindeer Games at Fuze: Rave night.
Girl Blue and Jimi Woodul at Savoy: Two great locals.
Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.
Sunday December 18
Co-op Record Fair atThe Half Moon: Buy/sell/trade records and casettes and stick around for the DJ sets.
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.