Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 04

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

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

Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl, all soul.

Planchet at That Store: Opening reception.

The Boob Tube at The Hangar: A Burlesque tribute to television.

Open Mic at Ground Zero: Last one of the semester.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Saturday May 05

GameFest at RPI and Downtown Troy: Showcasing student creativity and innovation in game design, as well as talks, a design competition and more.

Free Comic Book Day at Earthworld: Celebrating the love for comics.

Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Celebration at Albany Social Justice Center: Potluck celebration and Marx.

Improv Jam at The Lowbeat: Watch or participate. Free.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout A Party at Rare Form: With tacos by Berben and Wolff’s.

The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza Albany: Over 50 tables of records.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Wild Adriatic and After Funk at Putnam Place: Celebrating their 1000th show.

Sunday May 06

Capital Roots Brunch: Annual fundraiser featuring 125 dishes from local restaurants.

Sunday Session at Lost and Found: Music and brunch.

Lake Street Dive at Ulster PAC: With Mikaela Davis.

Marbin at The Low Beat: Prog jazz.

Brandi Carlile at Palace Theatre Albany: Folk/americana.

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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