Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 14

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

Asian Cuisine Pop-Up Night at Nine Pin: People’s Pub and Nine Pin collaboration.

Coal Palace Kings at The Low Beat: Happy hour set.

Godzilla Kaiju Battle at Proctors: Giant monster double-feature.

Richard Shindell at The Linda: Folk singer.

Matana Roberts & Kamau Amu Patton at The Tang: “the second of two nights of performance featuring art, music, film, poetry, and performance art by emerging and established legends of the avant-garde.”

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman at Mopco Theater: Funny and true story telling event.

Carl Daniels at Savoy: Live music to start the weekend.

ex, Capitle, New Life at The Low Beat: Loud punk/hardcore..

The Roughouts, Miss Maybell, Slimpickins at Club Helsinki: Roots/country/bluegrass.

Albany Got Soul at Fuze Box: Soul music dance party.

Saturday April 15

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

CSA Fair at Takk House: Learn about the local CSA offerings.

Rensselaer Orchestra: Meta-variations at EMPAC: With music from JS Bach, Ben Caulkins, Frederic Rzewski, and Edward Elgar.

The Art of Protest Sign Making at APL: Resist! With a visually interesting and impactful protest sign!

Drink Schenectady at Schenectady Armory: Celebrating local vices.

Spring Release Party with Tonico at Forage+Sundry: Tonico popup to celebrate the new season.

Albany Devils vs. Rochester Americans at Times Union Center: AHL hockey.

Eastbound Jesus, Elrod, Motherjudge, and Grassroots Rebels at The Hollow: “Part 2 of Greg Bell’s 25th anniversary celebration”.

Michael Hurley, Willy Mason, Tom Carter at The Half Moon: Sold out.

The Garcia Project at Cohoes Music Hall): “Performing classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70s”.

Easter Sunday April 16

SkullShitter, Radiation Blackbody, Psytoxia at Pauly’s: Metal show. Pretty much the opposite of all things pastel.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

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.

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.

Albany Craft Beer Week 2017

People in the Capital Region love their beer. If you’re one of these people who somehow doesn’t know, Albany Craft Beer Week will take place April 17 through 23 all throughout Albany. The main event, called Albany Craft Beer Festival is at the Armory on Saturday April 22, and will feature more than 100 rare and special release beers.

Learn more at albanycraftbeerweek.com, and be sure to check the schedule as there’s a ton going on.

(Side note: the art for this event is awesome. If you know who did it, please let me know!)

Youth FX Short Films Screening at the Spectrum

From the event page:

Albany’s award winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere of our 2017 short films on Thursday March 30th, 7pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films, and will be followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers and program directors.

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for students. Learn more on the event page.