Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 06

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.

Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin: Echo/Archive at EMPAC: WIP performance of their new EMPAC-commissioned collaboration.

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

Drink Albany 2017 at NYS Museum: Pop-up craft beverage event.

Paper is Part of the Picture at Opalka Gallery: Opening reception.

Demetri Martin at The Egg: Stand-up comedy.

Din, Hate Club, Pink Navel, Apostrophe S at Ground Zero: First show at the new GZ space. Lo-fi rap/jazz/pop/beats/emo/indie.

The Church Troy Opening: Starting things off with a big old kickoff party, featuring music, vendors, food and drinks, and a ton of art.

Weeping Icon, Eternal Crimes, Sun Natives at One Caroline: Noise punk/post-punk/garage/surf-rock.

Cretin Hop Saratoga Vol. 4 at One Caroline: Rock and roll dance party.

Exhumanity Eternal at Fuze: Goth night!

Saturday October 07

Uncle Sam Grand Prix at Prospect Park: Troy’s premiere Cyclocross race.

The Church Troy Opening: Starting things off with a big old kickoff party, featuring music, vendors, food and drinks, and a ton of art.

Upstate’s Alright IV at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: Punk flea market, vegan wing eating contest, and music from 6pm-1am.

Listening Here: Albany at Opalka Gallery: Plaing with an environmental mindful listening app lead by hosts Stephanie Loveless and Cristyn Magnus.

Ghost in the Shell at Fuze: All drum and bass, all night.

Sunday October 08

Uncle Sam Grand Prix at Prospect Park: Troy’s premiere Cyclocross race.

Dj Hank Flick, Raices, DJ Shanny at The Half Moon: Benefit for Puerto Rico.

All weekend

Eighth Annual O+ Kingston: Music, art, installations, and much more. Featuring Amanda Palmer, Deerhoof, Steve Gunn, Abdu Ali, White Hills, Spirit Family Reunion, The Big Takeover, The Mammals and 50+ more.

This is Not a Test at The Arts Center: One man theatrical clown show.

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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