Quality events for this weekend
Friday February 03
First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.
Artists’ Reception: Conor Backman & Dave McKenzie at University Art Museum: Opening reception of two new exhibits.
Bella’s Bartok at Club Helsinki: “Circus punk”.
Marco Benevento with Maybird and Band of Ghosts at The Hollow: Experimental rock.
William Hale and Eternal Crimes at Ye Olde Wishin Shoppe: This is Spinal Tap party.
The Return of Everything Classic at Savoy: True playing your favorites.
Exhuman at Fuze: Goth night!
Sleepy & Boo at Jupiter Hall: Techno, house, and deep house.
DJ PayPal, Fish the Kid, Kabir, and Satwik at SMOG: Proper DJ night.
Saturday February 04
MASS MoCA Free Day: You really have no excuse not to go.
Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.
Winter Festival and Artisan Market at Hyuck Preserve: Ice skating, sledding, live wild animals, bonfire, and way more.
Misgiver, Garland Greene, Iron Prince, Dissent, Mercy Blow, As Above So Below at Fuze: Lenny from Concrete’s birthday party.
PineSheets, No Friends, Ylayali, Erik Savage at Relief Theater: Alt/experimental/lo-fi.
Wild Adriatic, Let’s Be Leonard, Bathrobe Robots at Putnam Den: Rock and roll.
Botanica with Dj Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Soul/funk/house.
Pony in the Pancake at Excelsior Pub: Acoustic evening.
Formula 5 with Ampevene at The Hollow: Free form/improv/jam bands.
Sunday February 05
The Big Gameâ„¢: Get up early and get a hike, bike or long walk in.
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.