Vote

Vote411.org is a great resource, and will give you the rundown on each candidate and info on each of the ballot questions which will be on the back of the ballot itself. Just put in your address and it’ll walk you through the rest. After that, just get yourself to the ballot and make it all count.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 01

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

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: An augmented-reality installation.

AFTER by Andrew Schneider at EMPAC: “an emotional story about time, bodies, death, and physics.”

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

First Friday with Alex Waters at FOGS: Pop-up exhibit in partnership with Albany Center Gallery.

1st Friday at La Luce: Opening reception for Alicia Lea And Josh Boyark.

Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers at BSP Kingston: Swing/jazz/dance.

Exhuman presents Aeon at Fuze Box: Goth night. 2-day special!

Hoser, Ferriday, Drishti at Paulys: Indie/pop/blues.

Hip Hop and All That Jazz at Savoy: Mixed genre-bending show.

Saturday September 02

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: An augmented-reality installation.

Exhuman presents Aeon at Fuze Box: Goth night. 2-day special!

SMCo Two Year Celebration at Superior Merchandise Co.: SMCo. turns two with coffee, beer, snacks, music, and more.

Upstate Soul Club at Brunette: Kingston’s got soul. With PJ Gray.

Botanica at The Half Moon: Botanica turns 3! With DJ Ephraim Asili and Zemog El Gallo Bueno.

Warpaint at Upstate Concert Hall: Indie rock.

Glenn Jones, Parashi at One Caroline: Experimental/primitave guitar.

Soul Vibes at BSP: Dance music from around the world.

Sunday September 03

Phobia, Psytoxia, Grimer, Anti-Cosmosat at Pauly’s Hotel: Grindcore.

Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Nicholas Krgovich at BSP: Experimental/rock.

All weekend

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 21

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

Body Shine Vol. 15 at Fuze Box: Non stop dance music. House/disco/dance.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Bands in a literal garage. Featuring Front Buisness and Rob Boss.

Movies Under the Stars at St. Rose: Free movies. Showing. Moana.

I Feel Okay, Fussy, Maxray Savage, Apostrophe S at HRCH: Featuring great locals and Fussy from Philly.

Queenston Homo Disco: Summer Butter at BSP: “The Queer Club Experience in the Catskills and Hudson Valley”.

Saturday July 22

Summer UnderCover Show at The Low Beat: Locals covering whatever the hell they want. Always a blast.

Brunette x SMCo Coffee Bar Pop-Up at Brunette: Troy takeover. Serving coffee and breakfast.

Filmed By Bike at the Madison Theater: “World’s Best Bike Movies”.

Young Culture & Above It All at Fuze Box: Pop/rock/punk.

Conor Oberst at Upstate Concert Hall: Bright Eyes frontman.

Sunday July 23

READ & FEED Festival of Literature & Food at Basilica Hudson: Food and books festival.

The Hempsteadys, Girth Control, Mike Moak at Pauly’s:

All weekend

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 30

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Troy Night Out at The Arts Center: With Fence Salon and Albany Improv.

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

Patio Preview Party at Albany Distilling: Breaking in the new digs.

Red, White & Brew Festival at Proctors: Holiday weekend party.

In The Kitchen, The Freejays at BSP: Folk/bluegrass.

Wurliday EP Release Party with Rechorduroys and Olivia Quillio: Soul/funk/psych/rock.

What Cheer? Brigade! at BSP: Big band.

Saturday July 01

Botanica Summer Record Fair at The Half Moon: Buy/sell/trade, drink/eat/dance.

Incontinence at Trick Shots: With Dehumanized, Sentient Horror, Tyranize, and Sworn to Vengeance.

Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups at SPAC: Still goin’.

Lucy Jam at One Caroline: Hip-hop and R&B night.

Zigtegbra, Druggy Flesh, Bare Mattress, Holey Hell, QF at The Low Beat: Pop/indie/electro/dark wave/etc.

Sunday July 02

Free Outdoor Yoga at Troy Riverfront Park: Start your Sunday off right.

Free Admission Day at Albany Institute: Free day.

Sunday Cinema in Washington Park: Screening National Treasure.

Mistresses & Palberta at The Half Moon: Pop/indie/rock/etc.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 09

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

Moon Worship, Hill Haints, Sun Natives at The Low Beat: Moon Worship’s record release show.

Circa Waves at The Hollow: Indie.

Endless Boogie, Brian Dewan at The Half Moon: Stomer/psych/blues rock.

Albany Got Soul at Fuze: Soul/funk dance party.

Juelz Santana at BSP: Seriously.

Saturday June 10

Art on Lark 2017: Celebrating the arts. Music/food/artisans/makers/etc.

Renaissance Festival at Indian Ladder: Oh hell yeah.

Freak Flag Day at Basilica Hudson: Fireworks, art, and a goth rave.

Comedy Show at Terra: Comedy in an Italian restaurant.

Palmslap, Escaper, Jelly Ellington at BSP: Funk/soul/fusion.

Kimock at Club Helsinki: American rock guitarist.

Sunday June 11

Capital Pride in Washington Park: Celebrating diversity with music, a parade, and more. 🏳️‍🌈

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Vintage, handmade, antiques and more.

Barrows, Yoma, Grimer at Pauly’s: Instrumental/heavy/rock/metal.

Vanna, Lions Lions, Ghost Key, Actor Observer, Unwill at Fuze: Post-hardcore.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

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