Friday December 01
First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.
Ice Skating Rink at Empire State Plaza: Opening day.
Upstate Collage Night at Opalka Gallery: Free form collage making, snacks, and music. Free.
Caroline Rose, Hammydown, Elijah at BSP Kingston: Americana/alt-folk.
Northern Faces, Dark Honey, Lucy at The Hollow: Hometown show. Indie/dream/pop.
Exhuman Presents Winter Wasteland at Fuze: Goth night!
Ghostface Killah at Putnam Den: Wu co-founder with great local support.
The Electric Mess, Tex Railer, Jagaloons, Abyssmals at Savoy: Psych/surf/rock.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday December 02
Holiday Sip + Shop with Little Wolf Coffee at SMCo.: Try some great coffees and get some holiday shopping done.
Pint Sized Very Late Grand Opening and Half Year Anniversary: Celebrating their very belated grand opening.
Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Soul, funk, disco, and good vibes.
The Figgs at The Low Beat: Annual tradition.
To the Beat, Y’all at HiLo Catskill: WGXC’s dance party.
Sunday December 03
Taste NY Holiday Market at NYS Museum: NY made food and beverages.
NYS Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival at ESP: Lighting the tree and setting off some fireworks because why not.
Ice Skating at the Plaza: It’s that time of year!
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.