Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 25

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

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

BURLY, Bruiser&Bicycle at the Arts Center: Indie/psych/folk.

Dj Tgif, Dj Show, Dj Tek, Dj King Bully, Dj Syxx Figgaz at Albany Cap Center: Hip-hop/dancehall/etc.

Maestro Showdown at Mopco.: Improv comedy show.

Pink Nois at Jupiter Hall: With Andre the Giant, NXNES, Sydney Schizzano, Thai and Soo Do Koo.

Haze Chamber at Pint Sized: Psych night.

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

Saturday January 26

Stellar Young at Parish Public House: EP release show with The Afternoon Edition.

Eliot Chang at Proctors: Stand up. Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Spontaneous Broadway at Mopco.: Improv musical.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at Proctors: “mind-bending whirlwind of a show”.

Owen Manure, Arch Fiends, Phantom Sleeze at Paulys: Punk/hardcore.

DJ’s SVB, Jen Haley, Goldee Dust, Rally at River St Pub: Dance party with lady DJs all night.

Victory Soul Orchestra, Hartley’s Encore at The Hollow: Afro-funk/soul. Album release party.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday January 27

Record Riots at Ramada Plaza: Big ole record show.

Annual Ice Skating Party at Buckingham Pond: Celebrate and enjoy the winter.

Shape and Shadow: The Sculpture of Larry Kagan at Albany Institute: Sunday Lecture.

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.

Did I miss something? Please let me know!

‘In Ply’ at the Arts Center

The Arts Center in Troy has an exciting exhibit in the works:

A band of artists converging on a single mission to create an environment that can be used without regard to a specific means of interaction outside of community use and art. Over fifty artists create work within the narrative of skate culture including skate decks, street art, skate photography, and carpentry. The exhibit will include a skate ramp built in house for public use.

The exhibit will run from Jan 22 to April 5 with an opening reception on February 28 from 6-8pm.

Learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event, and also be sure to check out their calendar of future exhibits.

Tsuga, a pop-up gift shop in Troy, opens tonight

Tsuga will begin it’s 30 day run, starting tonight at 6pm. The shop will be operating out of the Flower Scout space at 137 2nd Street in Troy.

TSUGA opens for one month (and one month only) on this night, and we’ll have wine and snacks and music to celebrate.

Come hang out and take a gander at the array of local, handmade, wholesome products you could grab for yourself or for someone you love.

Trust me, it’ll be cozy, pretty, and nice-smelling in this little temporary shop. Come on out!

More info on the Facebook event. If you can’t make the grand opening, be sure to visit before Christmas eve!