Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 18

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Live Music at Nine Pin: With Zan Strumfeld.

Garage Bands at APL: Bands in an actual garage. Featuring Stoker and Sun Natives.

Kat Wright with Brother’s Choice at BSP: Soul music.

Cro-Mags at Upstate Concert Hall: Hardcore show. With Brick By Brick, All Out War, Cold as Life, and Wrong Move.

Free Movies Under the Stars at Sage: Showing Sing.

In The Valley Below at The Hollow Bar: Indie show. With Flagship.

Dialysis, Maggot Brain, Grizzlor Scavengers at Pauly’s: Hardcore/metal/nosie.

Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Punk rock dance party.

Forever King at BSP: Paying tribute to MJ.

Saturday August 19

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Food, drinks, makers, and artisans.

Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave at MASS MoCA: Teaming up to bring music and art together.

Hudson Summerfest at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park: Live music, food, drinks, and more on the river.

Chronogram Block Party at 314 Wall Street: Big old party in Kingston.

Casual Chaos, Walking X-Ray, Haley Moley at Paulys: Indie, punk, new wave.

90s Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the hits.

Power Dance at The Half Moon: With DJ Lavish and SVB.

The Grape & The Grain, DJ Shaman Vybez at BSP: Block party afterparty.

Sunday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Food, drinks, makers, and artisans.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Freedom Park Scotia: Free dance performance.

Evening with David Sedaris at Tanglewood: Reading and book signing.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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.

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