Quality events for this weekend vol 2

thursday 5/5
8pm, cinco de mayo fiesta with the lucky jukebox brigade [fbook]

8pm, ed sanders poetry reading (look this dude up, trust me) [link]

friday 5/6
5pm, sunny side of the street band @ ben & jerry’s [fbook]

6pm, 50 liters: art by leah rappaport [fbook]

5:30pm, drawn together featuring melodie provenzano and philippe simille [fbook]

5-9pm, complete list of albany’s 1st friday events [fbook]

8pm, american handjob, summer people and vessels [fbook]

10pm, bass!mint w/ mux mool (in new paltz) [fbook]

saturday 5/7
6pm, vegan bbq potluck + bold native screening [fbook]

7pm, title fight, lemuria, caleb lionheart, gunning bedford (in oneonta) [fbook]

7:30pm, your average under publicized little show at rpi PHANTOGRAM [link]

9pm, underground system afrobeat [fbook]

and, well, duh:
saturday and sunday
the 63rd annual tulip fest [fbook]

to refresh your memory, read up here and feel free to refer to the keep albany boring survival guide if you have any questions or concerns at any given moment. be sure to keep an eye out for us.. there’s a chance we’ll be documenting the scene bro safari style..

also, don’t forget:
sunday, mother’s day
whatever the women in your life want to do, you’ll also do

and last, but not least, all weekend is the ringing bros circus at the times union center. i sincerely hope you guys are compassionate and smart enough to realize that circuses are thinly veiled lucrative fronts for brutal animal abuse. friday puppy wrote a post a while back on how to help stop them from coming to albany. do your part.

Euphorie at EMPAC is CANCELLED

CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED

Since our last outing to EMPAC was so awesome, we got another sweet event to tell you about coming up, which should sit well with all the electronic music lovers.

From the Euphorie event site: The project Euphorie was born from the desire to develop a project based on interactions between video, sound, movement and accidents of life as a 40-minute theatrical performance driven by low-tech tools.

Check out the Euphorie event site for a bunch more images which give you a bit more of a look into the event. I really like that it’s simply described. I’m pumped to go to this!

Andrew Bird at the Troy Music Hall October 13th

This is pretty awesome. I’m definitely excited to not only have another operating music venue in the immediate area (Revolution Hall, what the hell happened?!), but Andrew Bird is a long time favorite of mine.

Pure copy pasta form the press release:
ANDREW BIRD to perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th.

Higher Ground Presents is pleased to welcome ANDREW BIRD to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, October 13th at 8pm. Dosh opens the show.

Time: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Location: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Ages: all ages
Tickets: $33.50 (plus all applicable fees)
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6th at 11am
Purchase at www.troymusichall.org, by phone: 518-273-0038 or in person at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Albany, NY

If you like things that are good, and are unfamilliar with Andrew Bird, please do yourself a favor and check the video below.

Quality events for this weekend vol 1

it’s gorgeous out and you need something to do? thank me later

art!
friday 5pm, April Troy Night Out [fbook]

friday 5:30pm Knock it Off Art Event at the Albany Center Gallery [fbook]

thurs, friday, and sat (apr 28/29/30)
8pm: Francisco López: Hyper-Rainforest at EMPAC. [link]

music!

friday 10pm, Jungala with LDFD at Cabaloosas, New Paltz [fbook]

friday 8pm, Undefined Arguments, If Madrid, My Favorite Fence at the HRCH [fbook]

friday 8pm, screening of clevelands screaming, a punk/hc documentary at valentines [fbook]

bikes!

friday: critical mass 5:15 at hj & state

sunday: bike expo, corning preserve 9 to 4

Recap: Hyper-Rainforest @ EMPAC

Last night kicked off the world premiere of Hyper-Rainforest, a sound projection and sonic stimulation created from unmodified sound bites captured directly from rainforests all over the continents.  The piece was developed in residence at (and commissioned by) the Experimental Media And Performing Arts Center over in Troy, a.k.a. literally the coolest building bordering Albany county lines.

Over the past 20 years, Francisco López has worked extensively doing field recordings and submerging himself in the rich, natural sounds that rainforests provide.  López is internationally recognized as one of the major players in the world of sound art and experimental music.
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