Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 03

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

Mark Gregory at Fort Orange General Store: Opening reception.

Free Admission Hours at Albany Institute: If you haven’t been in a while, there’s no excuse now!

Opening Reception at 3Fish Coffee: Grand opening of a great new coffee shop.

Masters of War at ACG: “regional artists who explore, comment on, and question a multitude of perspectives on war, human conflict, and our attraction to war as a cultural phenomenon”.

Exhibition Tour with Chris Harrold at Opalka Gallery: VP Creative Director of Mohawk Paper talking about the exhibit, Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Paper Design.

Fred Magdoff at Oakwood Community Center: Talking about his book Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation, and topics therein.

Seymour Chwast at Opalka Gallery: Design talk. In conjunction with AIGA Upstate NY.

Boy Harsher, Eternal Crimes, Logan R. Visscher at BSP: Drone/darkwave/post-punk.

Cool Schmool, Haley Moley, Barkeater, AJSOB at Pauly’s: Punk/synth/rock/alt.

High Waisted, The Coax, the Big Drops at One Caroline: Surf/alternative/pop/punk.

Exhumanity Presents: Demonifuge at Fuze: Goth night!

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

Saturday November 04

Paul Shaw Lettering Walk at Renaissance Albany: Design walk, brought to you by Sage’s Opalka Gallery.

Gobble & Groove at Catskill Animal Sanctuary: Food, cooking demos, talks, and more.

The Fleshtones at The Hangar on the Hudson: Rock and roll.

Neighborhood Creeps at Fuze Box: Album release show. With Shyste, Juice Mega, Mic Lanny, Dephyant, DJ Slipwax.

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Dance.

Sunday November 05

Albany Comic and Toy Show at Raddison Hotel: Comics and Toys.

Albany Lantern Parade at Washington Park: Homemade lanterns to welcome back Standard Time.

GRiZ at the Palace Theatre: DJ/producer.

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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