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.
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!
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.