Quality events for this weekend
Friday September 27
Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll/new wave/dark 80s dance party.
Grown Up Try It: Open House at Troy Arts Center : Try a lot of things and see what piques your interest!
Open Mic Night at the Pride Center: “Singing, dancing, do poetry, showcase some art, play an instrument.”
Pop-Up Beer Garden at Opalka Gallery: “featuring Singlecut Beersmiths, music from Five Kill Records bands, food from Merv’s Meatless and Quang’s Vietnamese Bistro”
Haze Chamber at Pint Sized Albany: Psych Nite with August.
The Blind Owl Band, Useless Cans at The Hollow: “Freight Train String Music”.
Ugly Muppets, Low Form, The VaVa Voodoos at Pauly’s: Post-punk/garage/rock.
Ampevene, The Northway ,Yesterday Saints at Savoy: Late show. Prog-rock/math-punk/rock.
Service Industry, This Strange Paradise, Galene at Parish Public House: Post-rock.
TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.
Saturday September 28
15th Annual Uncle Sam Gran Prix at Troy’s Prospect Park: New York’s longest running cyclocross race.
Washington Park Farmer’s Market: Last one of the year!
Albany Oktoberfest on Broadway: 11th annual.
Honest Weight’s 4th Annual Homegrown Happening: Food, music, classes, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Empire State Plaza: Dancing, food, music, and more.
Kandace Springs at Massry Center: Album release show.
Anthropic, Start The Reactor, Raziel’s Tree at Pauly’s: Grindcore/death/sludge.
Comedian Bob Marley at The Egg: Stand-up.
90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!
Cosmic Lust at The Avalon Lounge: With DJ Tall Matt.
Sunday September 29
The Great Cider Cycle at Nine Pin: To Troy and back!
Smittix, Threat Level Burgundy, The 7th Squeeze at Savoy Taproom: Punk/rock/ska.
Sinbad at Albany Funny Bone: Three nights.
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!