Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 31

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Troy Night Out at Nighthawks: Farm to table dinner at one of Troy’s newest eateries.

Franklin Alley Patio Party: Setting up a tropical party in the alley.

Mary Armentrout performance at SMCo.: ” Armentrout has been working in residence at EMPAC over the past 2 years to create “Listening Creates an Opening,” a multimedia dance-theater performance that will travel from the EMPAC building through Troy and to the Hudson River.”

Andy Woodhull at Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

NXNES, Jakals, Bare Mattress, AIAG at Pauly’s Hotel: Emo/darkwave/alternative.

Saturday September 01

Botanica at The Half Moon: With Ephraim Asili and Tall Ass Matt.

Capital District Scottish Games at Altamont Fairgrounds: Competition, performances, and more.

Labor Day Weekend Improv Jam at The Low Beat: Free and open to all.

Oakheart, Letting Go, If Not For Me, Every Enemy Alive at The Low Beat: Metal/hardcore.

Downswing at Fuze Box: Thrash/metal. With Born A New, Boundaries, and Kaonashi.

The Mopar Cams, Big Frank & The Bargain Bingers at Paulys: Rockabilly/psychobilly/swamprock.

Andy Woodhull at Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Sunday September 02

The Albany Bazaar at Grand Street Community Arts: Flea market, farmers market, and craft fair.

Tea Dance at Rocks: Disco night with Isaiah Garrett.

Dungeons & Dragons Beginners Night at ThinkGeek: Get into that D&D.

Brain Famine, Coffin Birth, YBOD at Paulys: Thrash/grind/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 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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