Hudson River Exchange summer market returns June 28-29

The Hudson River Exchange is back this year on June 28 and 29. Hudson River Exchange features over 90 vendors of handmade and collected goods as well as a beer tent, live music, local food and even activities for the kids.

If you haven’t been to Hudson lately (or ever), this is your chance to really make it count since the Hudson River Exchange is free to the public.

The event takes place at Hudson Riverfront Park, which is literally steps from the Hudson Amtrak Station. Find out more on the Hudson River Exchange website.

‘Cult Classics’ Burlesque 1-Year Anniversary

As you’ve probably seen over the past year, C. Amanda Boutahorse has been running a burlesque series called Cult Classics. Each show features a tribute to a different cult classic movie. This Friday is the one year anniversary of Cult Classics, and it will be celebrated with a burlesque tribute to the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.

Performers include Noelle Reign, Heather Whatever, Betty Bonneville, Persephone Pomme, C. Amanda Boutahorse, Chardonnay Latease, Lulu Madly, Baby Dead Girl, and Nikita Rose.

Doors at 8, Show at 9 at the Hangar at 675 River Street in Troy. Check out all the details on the event page.

Sponsor: Pink & Brew at Proctors

My thanks to Pink & Brew at Proctors for sponsoring Keep Albany Boring this week. Pink and Brew is the ultimate event for guys and girls. Perfect for a date night or just a fun night out.

From the Pink & Brew website:

“The Man Cave” includes samplings from more than 75 craft beers, hand-rolled cigars, fitness challenges, a live blues band and food trucks.

“Designed for Divas” features dance music, cocktail and food samplings, chair massages, psychic readings, jewelry, clothing, hair designers, fitness tips, photo ops and more!

Tickets are just $30 for access to the whole shebang and includes beer, cocktail and food sampling. If you’d prefer not to drink any of the adult beverages, your ticket is just $15 and includes everything but the booze.

Check out the Pink & Brew website and grab your tickets quick!

Quality events for this weekend vol. 137

Friday, June 13

Pink and Brew at Proctor’s: Girls night out and guys night in all in the same place.

El Gant/JOAT Album Release Party at Bogie’s: Rap album release show.

Free show at Putnam Den: With Gusto, Dead Horse Beat, and Monte Cristo Snowman.

Landlady, No Valley, and Fort Lean at BSP Kingston: Poppy rock.

Saturday, June 14

River Street Festival in Troy: Saturday Farmers market extreme edition.

Capital Pride: The parade, festival and parties all happening on Saturday.

Flag Day Industrial Dance Party at Basilica Hudson: With Shannon F of Light Asylum, Crush, Love Pig, Evildoers and of course fireworks at night.

Backtrack, Suburban Scum, Sicker Than Most, Concrete, Trife Life at Bogies: Hardcore jams.

Sunday, June 15

It’s Father’s day. Do something nice.

Albany Comic Con: Comics, costumes and more.

All Weekend

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit opens this weekend.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open this weekend.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Frozen, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!