Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 25

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

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

Garage Bands at APL: Bands in a literal garage. Featuring Front Business and Sun Natives.

Coffee & Cream at SMCo.: Ice cream floats and affogatos.

Zex, Rotten UK, Cinderblock, Executor, Capitle, Neutron Rats, Male Patterns, New Life, Prison, and Mystery Girl at Pauly’s: Loud Punk Records turns 10!

Desolated, Recon, Downswing, Easy Money, Purgatory at Fuze Box: Hardcore show.

Shana Falana, Oshwa, Bye at Half Moon Hudson: Art-pop/alternative/indie.

Huichica East 2017 in Pine Plains: Music, food, and wine mini-festival.

Saturday August 26

Body Shine Sweet 16 at Fuze Box: House/disco/etc dance party.

Arts & Crafts Festival at Mabee Farm: “bringing together the very best of the Capital Region’s handcrafted goods”.

Waterfall Wonders Hike at Mount Greylock: Learn about the waterfalls at Mount Greylock.

Silencio at BSP: A David Lynch tribute party.

Bradleys Tavern:

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Casey James Salengo:

Casey James Salengo at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Casey James Salengo | Proctors – Schenectady, New York:

The Orange, Slyboots, Kimono Dragons at The Low Beat: Power-pop/rock/surf rock.

The Sea The Sea, Girl Blue at The Hollow: Folk/pop/singer-songwriter.

Huichica East 2017 in Pine Plains: Music, food, and wine mini-festival.

Sunday August 27

Trail Running Festival at Thatcher Park: Offering 5 race distances.

All weekend

Haley Josephs at Basilica Hudson: Opening for artist Haley Josephs.

Dutchess County Fair: Running for over 170 years.

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: Augmented-reality installation.

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Fall 2017 at EMPAC

EMPAC has recently announced their upcoming season, and as usual, there’s a lot of great stuff coming up.

A few music events I’m excited to check out are Hieroglyphic Being on September 8, Actress and Toxe on October 20, and Laura Luna on November 17.

Also, the HoloLens demo and talk looks really interesting, and My Paradoxical Knives, Laure Prouvost’s new performance, and AFTER by Andrew Schneider all sound very interesting.

Check out the schedule, see what you find interesting and go check it out!

LarkFest set for Sept 23, Cloud Nothings to headline

From the press release:

This iconic event is New York State’s largest one-day festival and is expected to host more than 50,000 people this September. More than 100 vendors of all kinds will setup along Lark Street. This year’s headlining act is the critically acclaimed Cloud Nothings. Additional musical acts for the day include a showcase from WCDB-FM, Jouska, North & South Dakotas, Sun Natives, Ryan Leddick Trio, Hate Club, Front Business, Let Go Daylight, and a mystery showcase from Pig Food Records.

In addition to a great headliner, there’s a really solid showing of local talent. Should be a great day of music on Lark Street.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 18

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

Live Music at Nine Pin: With Zan Strumfeld.

Garage Bands at APL: Bands in an actual garage. Featuring Stoker and Sun Natives.

Kat Wright with Brother’s Choice at BSP: Soul music.

Cro-Mags at Upstate Concert Hall: Hardcore show. With Brick By Brick, All Out War, Cold as Life, and Wrong Move.

Free Movies Under the Stars at Sage: Showing Sing.

In The Valley Below at The Hollow Bar: Indie show. With Flagship.

Dialysis, Maggot Brain, Grizzlor Scavengers at Pauly’s: Hardcore/metal/nosie.

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

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Punk rock dance party.

Forever King at BSP: Paying tribute to MJ.

Saturday August 19

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Food, drinks, makers, and artisans.

Nona Hendryx & Nick Cave at MASS MoCA: Teaming up to bring music and art together.

Hudson Summerfest at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park: Live music, food, drinks, and more on the river.

Chronogram Block Party at 314 Wall Street: Big old party in Kingston.

Casual Chaos, Walking X-Ray, Haley Moley at Paulys: Indie, punk, new wave.

90s Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the hits.

Power Dance at The Half Moon: With DJ Lavish and SVB.

The Grape & The Grain, DJ Shaman Vybez at BSP: Block party afterparty.

Sunday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Food, drinks, makers, and artisans.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Freedom Park Scotia: Free dance performance.

Evening with David Sedaris at Tanglewood: Reading and book signing.

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent 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 11

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

Youarenowhere by Andrew Schneider at EMPAC: “rapid-fire and witty theater performance”

Queerstock’s Summer Party at BSP: Celebrating summer and the community.

Albany Got Soul at Fuze: A night of soul, motown, funk, and r&b.

Saturday August 12

Third Street Flea in Troy: “A pop-up summer market of treasures with twenty vendors and counting!”

Markets at Round Lake: “showcasing over 80 of the best and brightest Artisans in the local and regional Maker, Crafter and Artisanal Edibles community”

Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal Bowl at Proctors: Saturday Morning cartoons on the big screen and cereal.

My Morning Jacket at MASS MoCA: With The Districts.

Sis, Julia, Danz at The Halfmoon: Deep/dark electronic music.

Sunday August 13

La Gachette, Aggressive Response, Scene Crime, Escuela at Paulys: Punk rock BBQ matinée.

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at The Clark: Post-modern dance performance.

Guerrilla Basilica Improvisations at Basilica Hudson: “mid-afternoon, avant-garde world music celebration”.

Third Street Flea in Troy: “A pop-up summer market of treasures with twenty vendors and counting!”

Markets at Round Lake: “showcasing over 80 of the best and brightest Artisans in the local and regional Maker, Crafter and Artisanal Edibles community”

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.