Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 19

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

ill.Gates, Levitation Jones, Evac Protocol at River St Pub: Part of the Raging on the River series.

Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Sold out.

Kimono Dragons, Rechorduroys at Dinosaur BBQ: Surf/alt rock.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll/punk/new wave dance party.

Saturday May 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at the Hutton Brickyards: Opening weekend.

Freedom Fest at Upstate Concert Hall: Featuring Ramallah (Playing Blood For Blood Classics), Terror, 100 Demons, All Out War, Death Before Dishonor, Rude Awakening, Gods Hate, Concrete, Laid 2 Rest, Purgatory, Jagged Visions, and Zero Hour.

Michael Bisio Accortet at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Celebrating 30+ years.

Real Estate at BSP: With Pelican Movement.

Emo Night at Fuze Box: Scream sing all those songs you used to be embarassed about loving.

Sunday May 21

Smorgasburg Upstate at the Hutton Brickyards: Opening weekend.

Iron Chic, After The Fall, Mikey Erg, Sink or Swim at Pauly’s: Punk/pop/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 May 12

MFA Thesis Exhibition at UAlbany: Opening reception.

Senior Thesis Exhibition at Skidmore: Opening reception.

“Insane Clown President” with Matt Taibbi at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Dispatches from the 2016 election with contributing editor and columnist for Rolling Stone.

Mighty Fine, The Young Skulls at BSP: Punk/soul/rock and roll.

Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Jouska, Eternal Crimes, I Feel Okay at Takk House: All ages punk show.

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman at Mopco Theater: Funny and true stories.

Albany Got Soul at Fuze: Monthly night of soul.

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

Saturday May 13

Albany Tulip Fest: It’s that time of year. With Minus the Bear, The Palms, Wild Adriatic, Dryer, Cannon the Brave, Jasper, Maurizio.

Sunhee’s Turns One: Celebrating one year of great Korean food. Party at 9pm.

BikeFest 7 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Troy Bike Rescue fundraiser.

State Champs at the Upstate Concert Hall: Local legends.

Super 400 at The Hangar: Troy Power Trio.

Berben and Wolff’s One Year Anniversary Party at Savoy: Celebrating a year of great vegan food.

Sunday May 14

Albany Tulip Fest: It’s that time of year. With Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Dyer Switch Band, Sydney Worthley, Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico, The Delfonics, Erin Harkes, and Holly and Evan.

Cyclofemme 2017 at Savile: Mother’s Day ride.

Seed Bomb Competition at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Environmental art competiton.

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.