Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 13

Artists’ Reception for ‘ACE’ at University Art Museum: “‘ACE’ features over a dozen emerging and internationally recognized artists who use sports and athletic culture to explore how youth, gender, race, promise, and identity are intertwined with athleticism.”

Pints and Puzzles at miSci: Drinks and scientific exploration.

Pop-Up Beer Garden at Opalka Gallery: Celebrating 70 Years of Sage in Albany. Music from Zan & The Winter Folk and Belle-Skinner.

Coin Dropping for a Cause at The Excelsior Pub: Raising money for Orange Street Cats.

Mark Manning, Amy Branham, Kayla Carpenter at Buddie’s Basement: Pop/soul/funk.

New Feeling with Hans at Pint Sized: Obscure 80s jams.

One Eleven Heavy, Kieran Robbins + Chief, Brule County Bad Boys at The Low Beat: Psych/rock/honky-tonk.

The Final Sleep, 1476, Hundreds Of AU, Faced at Fuze Box: Metal show.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday September 14

Shaker Fall Harvest Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Barn: Animals, games, activities, and live music to benefit Shaker Heritage Society.

PearlPalooza 2019: All day music festival on Pearl St.

Apple & Wine Festival at Altamont Fair Grounds: Hard to beat that combo.

Albany Architecture Tour: Guided tour of downtown’s architecture.

Albany Book Festival at UAlbany: “Local Authors, Exhibitors, Workshops and more!”

September Splendor at Washington Park Lakehouse: Cocktail party and silent auction to benefit Washington Park.

Purple Stuff, Gockley at Rustic Barn Pub: Locals playing their own music.

Here Come The Mummies at Skyloft: “Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind”.

Vinylmania with August at Pint Sized Saratoga: Sixties freakbeat dance party.

Erik of Stellar Young at Old English: Post-Pearlpalooza party.

Too Perfect For This World at Post: An evening of killer music with DJ Matthew Wagner.

Bendt at The Excelsior Pub: Post-Pearlpalooza party.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!

Sunday September 15

Apple & Wine Festival at Altamont Fair Grounds: Hard to beat that combo.

Fall Pinball League at Excelsior Pub: The start of a new league season.

Bethlehem Steel, Well Wisher, Tru, Lemon Of Choice at Buddie’s Basement: Indie/grunge/alt/punk/emo.

Candy Ambulance, La Neve, White Devil and the 666 at The Low Beat: Blues/garage/punk/dance/disco.

Shaker Fall Harvest Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Barn: Animals, games, activities, and live music to benefit Shaker Heritage Society.

All weekend

Paul Virzi 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!