Quality events for this weekend
Friday August 24
Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Punk, new wave, dark 80s, and classic rock and roll.
Front Business, NXNES x Pink Nois at The Hollow: Funk/rock/r&b/soul.
Squab, Feral Meryl, High Fashion Normalize at Paulys Hotel: Punk/hardcore/shoegaze.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday August 25
Four-D Issue 2 Opening at The Church Troy: Opening reception for an “interdisciplinary exhibition and performance night”.
Albany Latin Fest at Washington Park: Music, food, vendors, and arts and crafts.
Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai at Proctors: Presented by It Came From Schenectady.
John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo with Ampevene at Parish Public House: Prog/rock/jazz/world music.
Soular T, ILLiptical, and Greez at The Low Beat: Hip-hop show.
The Messenger Birds, Imaginary Friends, Stillwaterspecs, DB at Pauly’s: Alt rock/indie/acoustic.
Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the best of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.
Honcho Jenkinss, Finesse Jones, Skero, Clare Promise, Sage Success, Benziee Bishh, Otaku Taku at Social Justice Center: A benefit show for G3 DaGod.
Drag Contest at Waterworks: First timers welcome. Prizes for best performance, outfit, amateur, funniest, and more.
Sunday August 26
Brunch Pop Up with City Beer Hall at Superior Merchandise: Perfect Sunday morning hang.
The Albany Bazaar at Grand Street Community Arts: Flea market, craft fair and farmers market.
Vein, King Nine and more at Fuze Box: Hardcore matinée show.
Washington County Fair: “New York’s #1 Agricultural County Fair”.
Kevin Downey Jr from America’s Got Talent at The Comedy Works Saratoga: Stand up comedy.
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 movies at a small centrally located theater.
Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.