Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 12

Capitol Hauntings Tour: Exploring the spooky side of the Capitol.

Troyasia Night Market in Troy: Asian themed food festival/block party.

Tony Roberts at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Confetti Fest at Confetti Stage: Short play festival.

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

Saturday October 13

Supper Club at Opalka Gallery: “Enjoy delicious local cuisine, thought-provoking art and lively conversation with Sharon Bates and other regional artists.”

Albany Symphony Gala at The Palace: “A night in Valhalla”.

Atmosphere at Upstate Concert Hall: Hip-hop.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy at MASS MoCA: Folk.

Sun Natives, Rechorduroys, Candy Ambulance at The Low Beat: Album release show.

Healer, Rabid Peak, YBOD, Squab at Paulys: Punk/hardcore/grind.

80s Dance Party at Fuze: The classic.

Sunday October 14

Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm: Seasonal celebration.

The Hudson River School and Our National Parks at Albany Institute: Sunday lecture.

Voices In Vain, Beast, Every Enemy Alive at Pauly’s Hotel: Hardcore/metal/progressive.

Cool America, Hate Club, Full Screen Video at Albany Social Justice Center: Pop/lo-fi/indie.

Dark Tranquillity at Upstate Concert Hall: Melodic death metal.

Modest Mouse at The Palace: With TFS.

Beats by JB at Savoy: Sunday night party.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: Handmade, vintage, food, drinks, and more.

10YEARS at EMPAC: Incredible lineup of events running all weekend. (Be sure to check out Sudden Rise. I’m a big fan of Asma Maroof, MA/Asma from Nguzunguzu.)

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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