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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 31

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

Troy Night Out at Nighthawks: Farm to table dinner at one of Troy’s newest eateries.

Franklin Alley Patio Party: Setting up a tropical party in the alley.

Mary Armentrout performance at SMCo.: ” Armentrout has been working in residence at EMPAC over the past 2 years to create “Listening Creates an Opening,” a multimedia dance-theater performance that will travel from the EMPAC building through Troy and to the Hudson River.”

Andy Woodhull at Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

NXNES, Jakals, Bare Mattress, AIAG at Pauly’s Hotel: Emo/darkwave/alternative.

Saturday September 01

Botanica at The Half Moon: With Ephraim Asili and Tall Ass Matt.

Capital District Scottish Games at Altamont Fairgrounds: Competition, performances, and more.

Labor Day Weekend Improv Jam at The Low Beat: Free and open to all.

Oakheart, Letting Go, If Not For Me, Every Enemy Alive at The Low Beat: Metal/hardcore.

Downswing at Fuze Box: Thrash/metal. With Born A New, Boundaries, and Kaonashi.

The Mopar Cams, Big Frank & The Bargain Bingers at Paulys: Rockabilly/psychobilly/swamprock.

Andy Woodhull at Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Sunday September 02

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

Tea Dance at Rocks: Disco night with Isaiah Garrett.

Dungeons & Dragons Beginners Night at ThinkGeek: Get into that D&D.

Brain Famine, Coffin Birth, YBOD at Paulys: Thrash/grind/metal.

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 August 24

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Punk, new wave, dark 80s, and classic rock and roll.

Front Business, NXNES x Pink Nois at The Hollow: Funk/rock/r&b/soul.

Squab, Feral Meryl, High Fashion Normalize at Paulys Hotel: Punk/hardcore/shoegaze.

Dope Knife, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Mike Arson, Emcee Graffiti, DJ Mercy, at The Low Beat: Hip-hop show.

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

Saturday August 25

Four-D Issue 2 Opening at The Church Troy: Opening reception for an “interdisciplinary exhibition and performance night”.

Albany Latin Fest at Washington Park: Music, food, vendors, and arts and crafts.

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai at Proctors: Presented by It Came From Schenectady.

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo with Ampevene at Parish Public House: Prog/rock/jazz/world music.

Soular T, ILLiptical, and Greez at The Low Beat: Hip-hop show.

The Messenger Birds, Imaginary Friends, Stillwaterspecs, DB at Pauly’s: Alt rock/indie/acoustic.

Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the best of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.

Honcho Jenkinss, Finesse Jones, Skero, Clare Promise, Sage Success, Benziee Bishh, Otaku Taku at Social Justice Center: A benefit show for G3 DaGod.

Drag Contest at Waterworks: First timers welcome. Prizes for best performance, outfit, amateur, funniest, and more.

Sunday August 26

Brunch Pop Up with City Beer Hall at Superior Merchandise: Perfect Sunday morning hang.

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

Vein, King Nine and more at Fuze Box: Hardcore matinée show.

All weekend

Washington County Fair: “New York’s #1 Agricultural County Fair”.

Kevin Downey Jr from America’s Got Talent at The Comedy Works Saratoga: Stand up comedy.

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 August 17

Body Shine at Fuze Box: All night dance party.

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

Kevin Downey Jr from America’s Got Talent at The Comedy Works: Shows all weekend long.

Drag Me To The Disco at The Bradley: Drag show and silent disco.

Kimono Dragons, Tsunamibots, Surfer R Cool at Pauly’s Hotel: An evening of surf rock.

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

Saturday August 18

Palace Theatre Community Block Party: Food trucks, vendors, music, and more.

Homebrew Competition at Fort Orange Brewing: See how your homebrew stacks up.

Albany Brawl Stars vs Worcester Roller Derby at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby bout.

The F.U.’s, Male Patterns, Human Ignorance at Pauly’s: Hardcore/punk.

A Little Help From Our Friends 2 at Fuze Box: Rave for a good cause.

Sunday August 19

Really Really Free Market #5 at Albany Social Justice Center: Everything is free!

The Purple Punktuation at The Low Beat: Rap show.

Green Knuckle Material, RICH 81, High Fashion Normalize at Paulys: Rock/reggae/rap.

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: Three DJs, $3 beers.

All weekend

Altamont Fair: Nothing more summer than a fair.

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 August 10

Esoteric Funk at Fuze Box: “night dedicated to unique sounds, vibes, and performances.”

Real Talk, Tiny Hueman, The Maloy Brothers, Luciano Ferrara at Pauly’s Hotel: Alternative/indie/rock.

Saturday August 11

Singer Songwriter Open Mic at The Low Beat: Free form open mic, no cover.

ADCo Scavenger Hunt at ADCo: Put your Albany trivia to the test.

Titanics, Cultural Critic at SMCo.: Patio show.

Ludacris & August Alsina at the TU Center: Rap/R&B.

90s Dance Party at Fuze: Playing the hits.

Sunday August 12

Negativ, Wet Specimens, Ghost Walker at Paulys: Hardcore/punk matinée.

River Sister, The David Earl Experience, & Nick Nigro at Paulys: Indie/folk.

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.