Quality events for this weekend
Friday May 03
First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.
Albany Patroons vs Yakima Sunkings at Albany Armory: TBL finals. Game 3.
BFA Exhibition at Opalka Gallery: Opening reception.
Compas Life Outpost at Fort Orange General Store: Grand opening for a new outdoor adventure shop.
Caity Gallagher of Honey Slider at Savoy: First Friday tunes.
Bare Mattress, Sinkcharmer at Pint Sized Albany: Synthpop/post-punk.
Haunted Cat at The Low Beat: With Blood Blood Blood, and White Devil & The 666.
Hartley’s Encore & The Age at The Hollow: Funk/soul/R&B.
Zorp, Society High, Sama at Pauly’s: Punk show.
Exhumanity Presents: Relentless at Fuze Box: Goth night!
The MotherShip Day 2 at Albany Social Justice Center: Dance party.
Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: Soul night.
The Joints at Lost & Found: Playing two sets.
The Deadbeats at Parish Public House: Grateful Dead tribute.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday May 04
Twin Peaks at Skyloft Albany: With Post Animal.
Glow, Heavensake, Earther, The Northway at Pauly’s Hotel: Emo/punk/prog.
ASO Salute to John Williams at The Palace: Tribute to Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, and more.
Eleanor Seigler at Superior Merchandise Co.: “presenting her new book Too Much Beauty, a non-traditional collection of short vignettes and stories intended as an ‘an ode to humanity and everyone in it.’”
Runna Muck with Becca Frame and the Boys at The Low Beat: One night only reunion show.
Dark Honey with Girl Blue at The Hollow: Local favorites.
Alicia Witt at The Linda: Piano.
Glass Pony & The Jauntee in at Parish Public House: Improv/jam/psych.
90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.
Sunday May 05
The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza: Crate digging extravaganza.
Off The Wall at Dead Presidents Lounge: Flash day. Food pop-up from Berben and Wolff’s.
Burrito Burrito Pop Up at Nine Pin: Vegan burritos and the return of Tequila Manzanita cider.
Silence, Eternal Crimes, Wet Specimens at Pauly’s: Deathrock/postpunk/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.
Did I miss something? Please let me know!