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]

Quality events for this weekend vol 5

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


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]


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]


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.

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

Quality events for this weekend vol 3

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]


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]

2011 Alive at Five line-up announced

June 2, Vertical Horizon
June 9, The Marshall Tucker Band
June 16, 10,000 MANIACS
June 23, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
June 30, Thompson Square
July 7, Burton Cummings
July 14, Irish Night with Carbon Leaf & Enter the Haggis
July 21, Kansas
July 28, Parrotbeach – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett
Aug. 4, Live’s Ed Kowalczyk

To read more about wasting Albany’s taxpayer’s money for the entertainment of surrounding suburbanites, check out albanyevents.org

EMPAC: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot: untitled (Series #3) + index (v.4)

That’s a mouthful, yeah?

EMPAC has another really awesome exhibit coming up. Opening May 11th, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has set up two continuously playing sound installation in EMPAC’s lobbies.

Copypasta from EMPAC:

Two continuously playing sound installations by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces. The first installation untitled (Series #3) unfolds on the mezzanine. A current moves floating bowls, dishes, and glasses in several pools of water, and as these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music.

Image: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

Full details at the exhibition’s website.