Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 12

Capitol Hauntings Tour: Exploring the spooky side of the Capitol.

Troyasia Night Market in Troy: Asian themed food festival/block party.

Tony Roberts at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Confetti Fest at Confetti Stage: Short play festival.

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

Saturday October 13

Supper Club at Opalka Gallery: “Enjoy delicious local cuisine, thought-provoking art and lively conversation with Sharon Bates and other regional artists.”

Albany Symphony Gala at The Palace: “A night in Valhalla”.

Atmosphere at Upstate Concert Hall: Hip-hop.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy at MASS MoCA: Folk.

Sun Natives, Rechorduroys, Candy Ambulance at The Low Beat: Album release show.

Healer, Rabid Peak, YBOD, Squab at Paulys: Punk/hardcore/grind.

80s Dance Party at Fuze: The classic.

Sunday October 14

Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm: Seasonal celebration.

The Hudson River School and Our National Parks at Albany Institute: Sunday lecture.

Voices In Vain, Beast, Every Enemy Alive at Pauly’s Hotel: Hardcore/metal/progressive.

Cool America, Hate Club, Full Screen Video at Albany Social Justice Center: Pop/lo-fi/indie.

Dark Tranquillity at Upstate Concert Hall: Melodic death metal.

Modest Mouse at The Palace: With TFS.

Beats by JB at Savoy: Sunday night party.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: Handmade, vintage, food, drinks, and more.

10YEARS at EMPAC: Incredible lineup of events running all weekend. (Be sure to check out Sudden Rise. I’m a big fan of Asma Maroof, MA/Asma from Nguzunguzu.)

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 05

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

Capitol Hauntings Tour at NYS Capitol: Halloween tours of the Capitol.

Drink Albany at the NYS Museum: Celebrating locally made beverages.

Bunny Boy, Utah, I Feel Okay, Greens at Albany Social Justice Center: Folk/alt/slow core/indie/experimental.

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

Saturday October 06

Capitol Hauntings Tour at NYS Capitol: Halloween tours of the Capitol.

One King Down at Upstate Concert Hall: First local show in 17 years.

Youth Fountain at Fuze Box: Punk show.

MIRK, Summer Legs at Savoy Taproom: Free show.

All weekend

Science Festival of the Capital Region at miSci: Celebrating STEAM fields.

Gareth Reynolds at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Confetti Fest at Confetti Stage: Short play festival.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 28

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

Production of for colored girls by Ntozake Shange at Albany Barn: A choreopoem.

Capitol Hauntings Tour at the Capitol: Halloween tours of the Capitol.

Fast Foodies Pop-Up with City Beer Hall at SMCo.: Pop-up fast-food favorites on the patio.

Josh Blue at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Psychotic Reaction, The Abyssmals, Jake & the Nowhere Men at Pauly’s: Rock/psych/punk.

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

Saturday September 29

Angel Olsen at MASS MoCA: With Julianna Barwick.

10th Annual Oktoberfest Block Party on Broadway: Beer, food, dachshund racing, and more.

Albany Book Festival at UAlbany: Featuring a lot of nationally-known authors.

Capitol Hauntings Tour at the Capito: Halloween tours of the Capitol.

Josh Blue at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Milky Chance at the Upstate Concert Hall: Folk/indie. With Jeremy Loops.

The Clay People, Super 400, Blase Debris, Faced at Fuze Box: Metal.

Juice Wrld, Lil TJay, Johnny2Phones at The Palace: Rap show.

John Vanderslice at Opalka Gallery: Indie/rock.

Sunday September 30

Moth Story Slam at Skidmore: Stories from students.

Beats by JB at Savoy: Sunday night party.

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.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 21

Body Shine at Fuze Box: Nonstop dance music.

Capitol Hauntings Tour at NYS Capitol: Ghost tour of the Capitol.

PechaKucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Talks. 20 seconds per slide, 20 slides.

Pop Culture Provocateurs’ Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show.

Wade In The Water, City Spells, Caribbean Crisis at Paulys: Indie/rock.

Hip Hop and All That Jazz at Savoy: With JB, Victory Soul Orchestra, Anneice Marie Cousin, Jeff Nania, Uno July, Veana Marie.

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

Saturday September 22

LarkFEST 2018: 37th annual.

Free Day at Albany Institute of History & Art: Download a ticket and get in for free.

The Minor League Mecca Premiere at The Palace: Benefit for the Siena Saints.

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis at The Linda: Americana.

Chiller, Knee Jerk, Sugar Eater at Paulys: Hardcore/punk.

Gratefully Yours at The Hollow: Dead cover band.

Sunday September 23

First Day of Fall Celebration at Nine Pin: Celebrating the season.

Upper Madison Street Fair: Pine Hill’s street fair.

Super Whatevr, Beach Goons, Dube, Luciano Ferrara at Pauly’s Hotel: Rock and roll.

Blockhouses, Nine Votes Short, Arch Fiends at The Low Beat: Punk.

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.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 14

Basilica SoundScape at Basilica Hudson: Weekend of music and art.

Esoteric Funk at Fuze Box: Unique sounds and performances. With The Purple Stuff, DJ Zach Blessing, and Matthew Wagner.

Saturday September 15

Pearlpalooza in Albany: Featuring Superorgnaism, Caroline Rose, Kitten, The Greeting Committee, El Modernist, and Good Fiction.

The Enchanted City V Steampunk Fair in Troy: 5th annual.

September Splendor at Washington Park Lake House: Silent auction and cocktails to benefit Washington Park.

Jubilee, Electric Turtle, Che Guevara T-shirt at Pauly’s Hotel: Punk/rock.

Emo Night at Fuze Box: Featuring Young Culture, Downswing, Bad Mothers, Viewpoints, and more.

Stellar Young at The Hollow: Pearlpalooza after party.

Pop Punk Night at Savoy Taproom: With Say What You Will, El Modernist, Lame, A Boy and His Rats.

Sunday September 16

The Albany Bazaar at Grand Street Community Arts: Flea market, craft fair, and farmers market.

Seaton Smith at Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: Three DJs and three dollar beers.

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.

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.