Quality events for this weekend

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.

Spider Rockets, Forest Park, More Than Human at Paulys: Metal show.

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.

All weekend

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.

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