Quality events for this weekend
Friday August 03
First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Chalk Wall Takeover at Pint Sized: Celebrating the first of many artists adorning the walls.
Normanskillers, Tart, Riot Porn, at Paulys: Rock/punk.
Balcony, Kory Alexander, MNNX, Lâˆ…SR at The Low Beat: R&B/pop.
Abyssal at Fuze Box: Goth night!
Saturday August 04
Black Arts and Cultural Fest at ESP: “updated take on a classic celebration of the traditions and cultural contributions of the black community through music, art, dance, and more.”
Prince Daddy, Kississippi, Jouska, Save Face at The Linda: Garage/punk/rock/surf/alt.
Francis Ellis at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up.
Free Cake 4 Every Creature, Told Slant, Guilt Mountain at BSP: Soft pop/punk/lo-fi.
Iron Gag, Malevich with Ghost Chant, Lame at Paulys Hotel: Metal.
The Hi-Risers, Kimono Dragons at The Hangar: 50s and 60s inspired rock and roll.
Che Guevara T-Shirt Album Release Show at Savoy: with Hill Haints, Eternal Crimes, Haunted Cat, Bunnies.
Sunday August 05
Andrea Pensado, Chris Strunk, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Matt Weston at Paulys: Free matinÃ©e show.
Pandemix, YBOD, OutOfSystemTransfer, Jagweed, N P K at Paulys: Punk/hardcore.
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.