EMPAC Summer Season 2017

EMPAC has announced their first ever summer season, which runs from May 5 to Aug 16. As usual for EMPAC, there’s a wide array of music/sound performances, talks, workshops, and film/video viewings.

I’m particularly excited for May 26’s Elysia Crampton performance.

Be sure to check out the video below, which is an awesome recap of their Spring 17 season, and don’t sleep on checking out the summer programming!

Albany Ridesharing Celebration

On Tuesday May 16, Lyft is hosting a celebration at Wolff’s Biergarten to welcome ridesharing into Upstate New York, and talk about the next steps in Lyft’s launch. You can RSVP on the event website.

After years of hard work, and Upstate NY literally being the last place in America without ridesharing, it’s time for a celebratory drink!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 12

MFA Thesis Exhibition at UAlbany: Opening reception.

Senior Thesis Exhibition at Skidmore: Opening reception.

“Insane Clown President” with Matt Taibbi at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Dispatches from the 2016 election with contributing editor and columnist for Rolling Stone.

Mighty Fine, The Young Skulls at BSP: Punk/soul/rock and roll.

Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Jouska, Eternal Crimes, I Feel Okay at Takk House: All ages punk show.

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman at Mopco Theater: Funny and true stories.

Albany Got Soul at Fuze: Monthly night of soul.

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

Saturday May 13

Albany Tulip Fest: It’s that time of year. With Minus the Bear, The Palms, Wild Adriatic, Dryer, Cannon the Brave, Jasper, Maurizio.

Sunhee’s Turns One: Celebrating one year of great Korean food. Party at 9pm.

BikeFest 7 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Troy Bike Rescue fundraiser.

State Champs at the Upstate Concert Hall: Local legends.

Super 400 at The Hangar: Troy Power Trio.

Berben and Wolff’s One Year Anniversary Party at Savoy: Celebrating a year of great vegan food.

Sunday May 14

Albany Tulip Fest: It’s that time of year. With Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Dyer Switch Band, Sydney Worthley, Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico, The Delfonics, Erin Harkes, and Holly and Evan.

Cyclofemme 2017 at Savile: Mother’s Day ride.

Seed Bomb Competition at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Environmental art competiton.

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.