Quality events for this weekend vol 7

Friday, June 10th

Aficionado, Daybreaker, Mansions, Caleb Lionheart, Orphan Legs at the Hudson River Coffee House, 7:30pm, $6 [fbook]

Structure, a performance by Abraham Ferraro, Marketplace Gallery, 9pm [fbook]

Tool Is Loot and Compositions of a Sound Dome, two performances at EMPAC, 7/8:30pm, Free [kab]

Keep Albany Boring Radio Show on 90.9fm WCDB 6-8pm [wcdb]

Saturday, June 11th

Art on Lark, an all-day event featuring a plethora of art, live music, poetry, film, dance and one-day installations. The Marketplace Gallery and Living Walls will be curating the live painting of an enormous mural on Hudson Ave as well. Check the site for parking restrictions and other details. 10am-5pm [larkstreet]

Rumble on the Hudson 2, a bunch of DJs on a boat. 8pm, $22 [fbook]

That 70s Party with Trumastr and DJ Nate the Great at Quintessence, 21+, no cover, 10pm [fbook]

Timbre Coup and the Fundimensionals at Red Square, 8pm [fbook]

Run for Pride 5k, Washington Park, 8am [fbook]

EMPAC: back-to-back performances Friday

EMPAC is opening its doors on Friday, free of charge, for two performances developed in residency, in the forms of a work-in-progress performance piece and sharing the results of a hands-on sound workshop that took place over the course of six days.

If you haven’t been to EMPAC yet this season, these two events are the perfect opportunity for you to expose yourself to something original and creative without putting any strain on your budget.


Image artwork by Adam Shecter

TOOL IS LOOT is a “duet made via a curious process of disorientation.” Essentially, during the course of one year, choreographers/dancers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey worked separately on the same conceptual project, asking various “outsiders” their take and opinions on creative dance. They then took their research to create a collaboration developed in residence, posing the question “what comes after you don’t know anymore?” I don’t know but I’m curious to find out what they came up with; I think their project is based around a really cool idea for an experimental philosophy turned into performance piece. 7pm.

Second, beginning at 8:30pm, there will be the showcase of Compositions for a Sound Dome, where eight composers, led by Hans Tutschku, participated in a workshop called Composing for Large Scale Multi-Channel Loudspeaker Environments. The musicians were immersed in an experimental study of composition, sound, music and space in response to the challenge of working with the insanely awesome and advanced sound setup and technologies of EMPAC.

Both performances are free to the general public.

Quality events for this weekend vol 6

It couldn’t be a more perfect day for you to go out and actually do things, now could it? And to further weaken your case for being a hobbit, here’s a list of all the things worth considering this weekend.

Friday June 3rd

It’s First Friday. It’s fun to walk around, see art and see some friends that are doing the same thing. My personal recomendations would be the Marketplace Gallery on Broadway, the Albany Underground Art Exhibition at the former Planned Parenthood and Icarus Dreams Gallery, both on Lark. [fbook]

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Linda. 8pm, $8 [fbook]

Saturday June 4th

Kidney Mosh 2 at Bogies. A bunch of hardcore bands will be playing and all proceeds will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation. 6pm $10. [fbook]

A night of music at the Hudson River Coffee House. A load of artists will be playing from 5pm-2am as a tour sendoff for Olivia Quillio and Meagan Duffy. Free. [fbook]

Sgt Dunbar, Barons in the Attic and Steer! at Valentines. 8pm [fbook]

Hellions of Troy vs The Skyland Roller Girls at Rollerama in Schenectady. 7pm $12. [fbook]

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(Mostly) good weather, and a bunch of good things going on.

Thursday

Albany Votes General Interest Meeting Albany residents organizing a voter registration and listening campaign this summer. 105 Grand St., 6-7pm. [fbook]

XMALIA by Ryder Cooley A multi-media performance that sounds more than worth the trip down to Club Helsinki in Hudson. $8, 8-11pm. [fbook]

Friday

Troy Night Out Local art, live music. Free, 5-9pm. [tno]

518 Stand Up AWAR, Brown Bag All-Stars, El Gant and Shyste, hosted by Lo-Fi Lobo at Bogies. $10, 9pm. [fbook]

Witness with Algorhythm, Kung Fu, No Tag Backs, No Humans Allowed, DJ OFI. Hip-hop selections in both local and out-of-town flavorings. $8, music at 7. [fbook]

Saturday

TBR Dinner/Party/Fun(d)raiser Help support the Troy Bike Rescue as they move to their new spot and celebrate 10 years of doing awesome things for the community. Check out bike demos, silent auction of local art, vegetarian/vegan dinners, etc. at the Sanctuary For Independent Media. Suggested donation $10+, 5-8pm. [tbr& fbook]

Summer Vibez A rooftop party at Pagliacci’s with The Captain, Brother Suarez, Far East, Just The Sauce and Deep Children. $10 for 18+, $5 for 21+. Music at 9.[fbook]

Hans Chew Closing reception for the “Drawn Together” art event at the Marketplace Gallery. 8pm. [fbook]

Snoop Dogg With special guests: Eli McFly, Dem White Boys, P Muna, DJ Playground at Northern Lights. 8:30pm, sold out.

Sunday and Monday

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Go outside and do something.

Monday
Chasing Legends (a cycling movie) at UAG 7pm, free [fbook]

Quality events for this weekend vol 3

friday
such gold, living with lions, growing pains, iwah at the beukendaal temple, 6:30pm [fb]

after the fall, infidels, man without plan, braincandy at valentines 7pm [fb]

deep children on wcdb 8-10p [link]

saturday

disposable rocket band’s record release w/ghoul poon at tbr in troy [fb]

cave, old wounds, trenchfoot, was a son in oneonta, free 8pm [fb]

albany craft beer festival [link]