Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 16

Lady Shine at Fuze Box: All night dance party dedicated to the female voice.

Material Girls, Haunted Cat, NXNES at Paulys: Punk/no-wave/neo-punk.

Times Like These, The Everafter at Pauly’s Hotel: Pop-punk. Early show.

Church Girls, Lazy Bones, Bare Mattress, Tiny Blue Ghost at Savoy: Indie/post-punk/rock.

Saturday November 17

Albany Cranksgiving XII: Bike race to benefit the South End Cafe.

Hot Cousin, Kimono Dragons, Hill Haints at The Low Beat: Benefit for Tom.

Dark Star Orchestra at The Palace: Dead cover band.

Power Dance at The Half Moon: Dance party.

Sunday November 18

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: 3 DJs, $3 beers, for three hours.

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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