Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 09

Ryan Hamilton at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman at Mopco: True and funny story telling event.

The Wheel at Skyloft: Grateful Dead tribute.

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

Saturday August 10

Washington Park Farmer’s Market: Brand new market in Washington Park.

Sci-Fi at miSci: All things Sci-Fi.

Forever Autumn, Sisterhood of Sleep, Turf “n” Turf at Pauly’s: Folk/blues/synth/noise.

Stick Men featuring Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto at The Linda: Progressive rock.

Laurie Anderson Presents: Lou Reed Drones with Stewart Hurwood at MASS MoCA: “drone-based sonic experience utilizing guitars from her late husband Lou Reed’s collection”,

80s Night at Fuze: Playing the classics.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Ryan Hamilton at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Sunday August 11

Bicycle Flea Market for Albany Bike Rescue at Savile Road: Swap, trade, buy, and make some room for new bikes.

Musicats at Nine Pin: Live music.

LastDayShining, Man Mountain, Trench at The Low Beat: Indie/post-rock/dream/instrumental.

DC Young Fly at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy. Two shows.

Saves The Day, Joyce Manor, awakebutstillinbed at Skyloft: Emo/indie/pop-punk legends!

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!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 02

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany.

Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA: “a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.”

Honey Slider at Cafe 217: Folk/pop.

Summer Soul Series Week 2 at Henry Johnson Park: Featuring JB aka Dirty Moses, DJ Tek, Nate Da Great, and more.

Winnetka Bowling League at Albany Distilling: Free-QX show.

Strong Water, Bear Grass, Ryan (of Burly) at The Low Beat: Indie/folk/americana.

Mosses, Fossils From The Sun at Pint Sized Albany: Psych/krautrock/drone/experimental.

The Beast of Nod, Unflesh, Incontinence at Pauly’s: Metal.

Forest Park, Wading Nine, SEASPAN at Parish Public House: Prog/metal.

Inferno feat. Big Time Kill at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl soul night.

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

Saturday August 03

Washington Park Farmer’s Market: Albany finally gets their own market.

2nd Anniversary Celebration at FOGS: Celebrating two years downtown!

Black Arts & Cultural Festival Featuring Mya at Empire State Plaza: “art, community, history, music, and dance”.

Tacos and Tequila Dutch Apple Cruise: Sold out.

Aaron Rhoades, Ampevene, and Yeah Universe at The Hollow: Cinematic/experimental/prog/rock.

Fallow Land, The Ensuing Disaster at Pauly’s: Indie/pop/acoustic.

Botanica at The Half Moon: With DJ Ephraim Asili and Tall Ass Matt.

Haley Moley, Laveda, Rose Winston at Savoy: Lofi/electronic/shoegaze/synth/rock.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday August 04

Soul for Brunch with DJ Trumastr at Umana: Neo-soul brunch.

Steve Hofstetter at Savoy: Stand-up comedy.

AJSOB, Vogon Poetry, Everybody That Loves You, Frankly Lost at The Low Beat: Punk/alt/emo/pop.

Thin, goner., D.B. Cooper at Pauly’s: Mathcore/grindcore.

All weekend

Ali Siddiq at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

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!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 26

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

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

Albany Sunset Cruise via Dutch Apple: To Castleton and back.

Jess Jones at Eden Cafe: Hometown show.

Lone Phone Booth, Charles O’More at at ADCo.: Indie/alt/r&b.

Martin Courtney and Ryley Walker at BSP Kingston: Frontman of Real Estate.

The Pretenders with C. Gibbs at MASS MoCA: English rock legends.

Adam Ezra Group at Skyloft: Roots/folk.

Pass the AUX at Pint Sized: All female DJ lineup.

Death Cow, Glass Pony, Electric Turtle at Pauly’s: Garage/psych/indie.

Brighton Beat and Victory Soul Orchestra at The Hollow: Big band/funk.

Not an Airplane, FrontBiz, Northway, Drobakid at Savoy: Savoy after dark. Alt/country/rock/math/indie.

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

Saturday July 27

Polly Sea at Post Contemporary: Sea creatures theme. Dance party raising funds for Teamhero.

South End Market at Capital South Campus Center: Entertainment and healthy food in the South End.

Public Puberty, CASE, Parashi, Rambutan at The Low Beat: Psyjazz.

Downswing, Sharptooth Born A New, Close To Nothing at Fuze Box: Hardcore show.

Dan St. Germain at Proctors: Part of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Adia Victoria at MASS MoCA: Blues.

Executors, Male Patterns, Eye Witness, Wet Specimens at Low Beat: Punk/hardcore.

Fifth Annual Christmas In July Charity Pub Crawl at Excelsior Pub: Raising money with Albany’s Social Rugby Club.

The Emo Night Tour at The Hollow: Throwback to your uncomfortable teens.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Throwback dance party.

Sunday July 28

Queer Clothing Exchange and Skillshare at Albany Social Justice Center: Get or give some new clothes and skills.

Cadence, Rhythm & Rhyme at SMCo.: Poetry and music.

The Take, Murderers Row, Non Compliants at Fuze Box: Skinhead BBQ.

Pencildive, Lollygagger, White Devil and the 666: Indie/punk/alternative.

The Growlers at Skyloft: With Diane Coffee.

Tinsley Ellis at The Linda: Blues guitar.

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!

Berben & Wolff’s opening Troy location August 13

Opening up in the Brown Bag’s old spot, Berben & Wolff’s is officially coming to Troy. The new location’s menu is below, and I’m excited to see they will be offering fries in many variations, as well as an upgrade onto their sandwiches. Other new menu items include Mozzarella Sticks and Southern Fried Cauliflower. The sandwich board appears to match the Albany location.

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