Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 22

Hyper Saturation Dance Party at No Fun: Queer punk dance party. Haus of Extreme Drag Showcase with music by The Grand Mals, DJ Riddick, Error Sparrow.

Joe Holt and Emily Anderson, Mackenzie Shivers at Avalon Lounge: Singer-songwriter.

90s vs 2000s at ADCo.: Battle of the decades.

The E-Block & Fungkshui at Lark Hall: Funk night.

Pop-up Beer Garden at Opalka Gallery: Featuring music from Girl Blue and Barbie Baker; beer from Rare Form and Fort Orange Brewing; and food from Sunhee’s and La Capital Tacos.

New York State International Film Festival 2023 at The Linda: Eighth annual short film festival.

Midnights at City Beer Hall: Taylor Swift Dance Party.

Saturday September 23

Fear Not Ourselves Alone, Ultra Deluxe, TW3AK, Cordyceps, Apostrophebeats at No Fun: ‘Healing’ release show. Electronic/beats/instrumental hip-hop/cybergrind/art rock/witchhouse/experimental.

Community Rave Network at Avalon Lounge: With Fulathela and residents Scotia, SVB, Brad D.

Ladybyrd, Rhakim Ali, Sun Natives, Capital City Crooks at The Green House: Alt/pop-rock/hip-hop/surf rock.

Salon Mondialit√© at EMPAC: “an electro-acoustic musical performance and video installation by musician, producer, and vocalist Miho Hatori that explores themes of memory, identity, and colonialism through kaleidoscopic and expansive dream-pop atmospheres and hypnotic rhythms”.

Capital Walls Bike Tour: Visiting murals all throughout Albany.

New York State International Film Festival 2023 at The Linda: Eighth annual short film festival.

Sunday September 24

Frowned Upon, Icebox Cake at Avalon Lounge: Post-punk.

All weekend

FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA: Bluegrass.

Classes at Honest Weight Food Co-Op: Free and low-cost community classes, events, and services.

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.

Movies at Madison Theater: Albany’s only dine-in theater showing first-run films.

Take a Hike: You live in an amazing area for hiking. Touch grass!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady, Colonie, and Saratoga on Sunday.


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