Quality events for this weekend
Friday February 22
Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.
Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.
Genericon XXXII at RPI: Weekend-long student-run general convention covering all geeky hobbies such as anime, sci-fi, and gaming of all sorts.
In Place of Now Reception at Opalka Gallery: Gallery opening reception showing “emerging and established artists whose work engages in the politically subversive acts of picturing ‘otherness'”.
Winter Lumify Dance Party at Franklin Alley: With music by Superfly Sounds.
Improv Comedy Showdown at Mopco: Winner takes all.
Haze Chamber at Pint Sized: Psychedelic jams all night.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday February 23
The Albany Wine Festival at Albany Capital Center: “largest, funnest wine sampling event held in the Capital region”.
Tom Brenner at The Linda: Discussion with photojournalist Tom Brenner.
Neuro Raver at RPI Playhouse: Genericon’s annual rave.
Mike Recine at Proctors: Stand up. Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.
Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band at The Hollow: Americana/blues.
Locked In A Vacancy, Tentacles, Sledge Wolf at Pauly’s: Hardcore/metal.
Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Best of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.
Sunday February 24
Pinball Sunday League at Excelsior Pub: Show off your pinball skills.
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.
Did I miss something? Please let me know!