Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 05

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

TEEN, Miles Francis at The Half Moon: Indie/rock/synth/alternative.

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

Shades of Green at Enigma: Recent work from Rachel Briedster.

Cinco de Mayo at Nine Pin: Celebrating the return of Tequila Manzanita.

Jack Rack + The Standback at BSP Kingston: Followed by a Cinco de Mayo dance party.

Queenston Homo Disco, The Young and The Tasteless at BSP (Back Room): “The Queer Club Experience in the Catskills and Hudson Valley”.

The Room at Proctors: Tommy Wiseau’s absolutely horrible movie, on the big screen.

Saturday May 06

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

The Mastodon Challenge in Cohoes: 15k/5k race.

Free Comic Book Day at Earthworld Comics: Get your free comic book!

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market at Basilica Hudson: Just in time for Mother’s Day.

Alternative Albany Open House in The Mansion Neighborhood: Check out the Free School, Grand Street Community Arts, Family Life Center, Capital South Campus Center, and The Radix Center.

The Collective at M&D Farm: Makers, artisans, farmers, chefs, and more in Westerlo.

Toby Altman, Emily Barton Altman, Alifair Skebe at Albany Center Gallery: Part of the Yes! Poetry series. Last event of the season.

Shana Falana, Kyle & The Pity Party, Big Love at BSP: Pop/rock/synth/psych/indie.

The Orange, Haley Moley, SE Ward at The Low Beat: Indie/rock/synth show. Haley Moley album release as well.

Fatality at Fuze Box: Mortal Kombat Goth night!

Sunday May 07

Capital Roots Spring Brunch at ESP: Fundraising with brunch from 125 local restaurants.

The Collective at M&D Farm: Makers, artisans, farmers, chefs, and more in Westerlo.

Marbin, The Gazebo Effect, Miss This at The Low Beat: Jazz/prog/funk.

Dust Bowl Faeries, Luis Mojica at Helsinki Hudson: “a special evening of music, dance and ritual that speaks to the vitality of the Hudson River”.

All weekend

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 (outside starting this week), Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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