Quality events for this weekend
Friday March 01
First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.
Five Year Celebration at Nine Pin: Celebrating their fifth birthday with a pizza party.
1st Friday Albany at Albany Institute: Free admission.
PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Talks consisting of 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
Ryan Rosmarin and DJ Citrus Minute at City Beer Hall: Live music for First Friday.
Jocelyn & Chris at Jupiter Hall: Album release show. With Ruby Dear.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at The Palace: Grateful Dead tribute.
Elton John at Times Union Center: Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Pass the Aux at Pint Sized Albany: Guest DJs from Stacks Espresso Bar.
The Mountain Carol, pencildive, Pony In The Pancake at Pauly’s: Indie/pop/synthpop.
Villains Ball II at Fuze Box: Goth night!
Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl soul night.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday March 02
Wine & Chocolate Festival at The Desmond: Celebrating NYS wine and chocolate.
Winter Art Fest at Albany Distilling: Indoor/outdoor party.
Jim Gaffigan at The Palace: Stand-up comedy.
Dark Thoughts, Postage at Pauly’s: Punk show.
Girl Blue, Zan and the Winter Folk, and Belle-Skinner at The Linda: Folk/singer-songwriter.
Wobble N’ Bang at Fuze: House/breaks/drum and bass/etc.
Botanica at The Half Moon: With DJ Ephraim Asili & Tall Ass Matt.
90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.
Sunday March 03
Dungeons & Dragons Open Skill Night at Thinkgeek: Get your game on.
Seven Spires, Screams of Hockomock, Toxoplasma at Pauly’s: Metal show.
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!