Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 27

Nasty Women of the North at Collar Works: Opening reception.

Mary Armentrout Dance Theater: Listening Creates an Opening at EMPAC: Work-in-progress showing of an experimental choreography performance.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Pies + Pints at SMCo.: Featuring Smith Orchard Bake Shop and Common Roots Brewing.

Pecha Kucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Short talks by interesting people.

Takk House Halloween Party: Dance party, photo booth, costume contest.

Nosferatu at EMPAC: Live scored by Opaque Body and E.R. Yan.

The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Maggot Brain, Charmboy, Henry’s Rifle at River Street Pub: TNO after party.

CraZyBaDBoogie at Lucas Confectionery: All Prince, Michael, Stevie Halloween Tribute with DJ Trumastr.

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze: The spookiest Cretin Hop of the year.

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

Saturday October 28

POLLYween at Post Contemporary: Featuring Black Future, Digital Debris, Gemini Holiday, Sean Desiree, Bells Roar, Parsley Nude, and Justin Beaver.

Halloween Spooktacular at NYS Museum: Crafts, games, science.

Weekend at Brodie’s Tour at The Low Beat: Featuring Mic Lanny, Elsphinx, Dephyant, G Premacy, and DJ Mercy.

And The Kids, Hammydown at The Half Moon: Alt/rock/indie.

Erik Bergstrom at Proctors: Stand up.

Rock and Roll Is (un)Dead! at BSP Kingston: Big ol’ halloween dance party.

Savoy Soul Club Halloween at Savoy: Your after party, going late!

90s Halloween Dance Party at Fuze: Candy, costumes, and dancing.

Sunday October 29

Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six Mile at Thacher Park: End your halloween weekend with a trail run!

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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