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, L∅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 matinée show.

Pandemix, YBOD, OutOfSystemTransfer, Jagweed, N P K at Paulys: Punk/hardcore.

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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