Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 16

Body Shine Vol. 23 at Fuze: Proper all night dance party.

The 40th Annual Photo Regional at Opalka Gallery: Opening reception.

Knuckle Puck and Free Throw at Upstate Concert Hall: Pop punk.

Monogold, Dead Leaf Echo, Full Walrus at BSP: Rock/indie/pop.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Palace: Grateful Dead tribute.

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

High Mud Comedy Festival at MASS MoCA: With headliner Mike Birbiglia and Maggie Crane, Joyelle Johnson, Matteo Lane, Sasheer Zamata, Shasta Geaux Pop, Tom Lewis, Jon Ross, Luke Thayer, Abbi Crutchfield, and Nellie McKay.

Saturday March 17

Deadgrass, North & South Dakotas at Putnam Place: Free St. Paddy’s show.

NCM, The Bloodletters, The Beautiful Bastards at BSP: Punk/folk/grunge.

HEADBANG at Fuze: Hard dance.

High Mud Comedy Festival at MASS MoCA: With headliner Mike Birbiglia and many more.

Sunday March 18

Albany Comic and Toy Show at Red Lion Hotel: Comics and toys!

One Giant Try It at The Arts Center: Free event to spark your creativity. Try woodworking, printmaking, game design, salsa, swing dance, and more.

Ty Dolla $ign at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap show.

Nightwish at The Egg: Symphonic metal.

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.

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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