Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 02

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.

Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA: “a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.”

Honey Slider at Cafe 217: Folk/pop.

Summer Soul Series Week 2 at Henry Johnson Park: Featuring JB aka Dirty Moses, DJ Tek, Nate Da Great, and more.

Winnetka Bowling League at Albany Distilling: Free-QX show.

Strong Water, Bear Grass, Ryan (of Burly) at The Low Beat: Indie/folk/americana.

Mosses, Fossils From The Sun at Pint Sized Albany: Psych/krautrock/drone/experimental.

The Beast of Nod, Unflesh, Incontinence at Pauly’s: Metal.

Forest Park, Wading Nine, SEASPAN at Parish Public House: Prog/metal.

Inferno feat. Big Time Kill 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 August 03

Washington Park Farmer’s Market: Albany finally gets their own market.

2nd Anniversary Celebration at FOGS: Celebrating two years downtown!

Black Arts & Cultural Festival Featuring Mya at Empire State Plaza: “art, community, history, music, and dance”.

Tacos and Tequila Dutch Apple Cruise: Sold out.

Aaron Rhoades, Ampevene, and Yeah Universe at The Hollow: Cinematic/experimental/prog/rock.

Fallow Land, The Ensuing Disaster at Pauly’s: Indie/pop/acoustic.

Botanica at The Half Moon: With DJ Ephraim Asili and Tall Ass Matt.

Haley Moley, Laveda, Rose Winston at Savoy: Lofi/electronic/shoegaze/synth/rock.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday August 04

Soul for Brunch with DJ Trumastr at Umana: Neo-soul brunch.

Steve Hofstetter at Savoy: Stand-up comedy.

AJSOB, Vogon Poetry, Everybody That Loves You, Frankly Lost at The Low Beat: Punk/alt/emo/pop.

Thin, goner., D.B. Cooper at Pauly’s: Mathcore/grindcore.

All weekend

Ali Siddiq at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

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!

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