Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 27

Nasty Women of the North at Collar Works: Opening reception.

Mary Armentrout Dance Theater: Listening Creates an Opening at EMPAC: Work-in-progress showing of an experimental choreography performance.

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

Pies + Pints at SMCo.: Featuring Smith Orchard Bake Shop and Common Roots Brewing.

Pecha Kucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Short talks by interesting people.

Takk House Halloween Party: Dance party, photo booth, costume contest.

Nosferatu at EMPAC: Live scored by Opaque Body and E.R. Yan.

The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Maggot Brain, Charmboy, Henry’s Rifle at River Street Pub: TNO after party.

CraZyBaDBoogie at Lucas Confectionery: All Prince, Michael, Stevie Halloween Tribute with DJ Trumastr.

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze: The spookiest Cretin Hop of the year.

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

Saturday October 28

POLLYween at Post Contemporary: Featuring Black Future, Digital Debris, Gemini Holiday, Sean Desiree, Bells Roar, Parsley Nude, and Justin Beaver.

Halloween Spooktacular at NYS Museum: Crafts, games, science.

Weekend at Brodie’s Tour at The Low Beat: Featuring Mic Lanny, Elsphinx, Dephyant, G Premacy, and DJ Mercy.

And The Kids, Hammydown at The Half Moon: Alt/rock/indie.

Erik Bergstrom at Proctors: Stand up.

Rock and Roll Is (un)Dead! at BSP Kingston: Big ol’ halloween dance party.

Savoy Soul Club Halloween at Savoy: Your after party, going late!

90s Halloween Dance Party at Fuze: Candy, costumes, and dancing.

Sunday October 29

Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six Mile at Thacher Park: End your halloween weekend with a trail run!

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.

Hieroglyphic Being at EMPAC: Recap

On Friday night at EMPAC, Goodman Studio 1 and all those inside it took a trip into space. The full wall behind Hieroglyphic Being was being projected with high definition video of the sun’s solar flares in stunning detail. While feeling small and insignificant in the presence of a star doing it’s thing, Hieroglyphic Being took us further into the orbit of his music.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 20

Actress and Toxe at EMPAC: Experimental club/techno/bass music.

Body Shine Vol. 18: Gabie Shine at Fuze: Celebrating.

Fusion at Albany Barn: Annual anti-gala. Exploring the intersection of form and function.

Pony in the Pancake, The Machine That Wouldn’t Die, Bare Mattress, Carl Daniels at The Low Beat: Indie/alternative/darkwave/surf.

Living Room Show with Eef Barzelay: Intimate performance with Eef of Clem Snide.

Event Horizon at Savoy: Friday night party.

Grease Fire, Psytoxia, Forest Park at Pauly’s: Grind/doom/metal.

Gabe Nandez, 7 Gang, Tribe 95 at Bard: Beats/rap.

RuPaul’s Peppermint Live at Waterworks: The Pride Center gala after-party.

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

Saturday October 21

Cardi B at TU Center: With YFN Lucci, Charly Black, Famous Dex, and Lil Pump.

October Smorgasburg Market in Kingston: Enjoy the final market of the season.

Cabin Pressure at The University Club: “darkly comic exploration of the interaction of former lovers who come to believe this conversation may be their last”

The Lox, Westside Gunn & Conway, Smoke DZA at Upstate Concert Hall: Hip-hop.

Power Dance at The Half Moon: Spooky dance party.

Sunday October 22

We Came As Romans at Jupiter Hall Albany: With The Word Alive, Escape the Fate, and Between Now and Forever.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: Featuring handmade vendors, food trucks, vintage wares, and more.

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 October 13

Harvest Boogie at SMCo.: Celebrate the fall! In partnership with Shacksbury Cider and Collard City Growers. The food menu looks incredible.

Bright Dog Red and Apostrophe S at Madison Theater: Improv/jazz/beats/hip-hop/electronic.

Lust For Youth, Tiers, DJ Squirrelsuit at BSP: Minimal/pop/electro/experimental.

Super Dark Presents: Motorbike, Haley Moley at One Caroline: Indie/rock/synth/pop.

The Eric Krasno Band with Hartley’s Encore at The Hollow: “musician and producer best known for his work with Soulive, Lettuce, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Pretty Lights.”

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: 45s only set.

Punk 2 Funk at Fuze: Vinyl dance party.

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

Saturday October 14

Stand With Puerto Rico: A Benefit Concert at One Caroline: With Bare Mattress, Mr. Cancelled, Happy Pollen, and comedians!

The Bitter Game at MASS MoCA: Solo theater piece.

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends at The Hanger: Rock/jazz/blues.

All Torn Up, Saurians, Capitle, YBOD at Pauly’s: Punk/hardcore.

Moon Worship, Eternal Crimes, Hill Haints at The Low Beat: Punk/psychobilly/no-wave.

Sunday October 15

Ray LaMontagne at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Singer-songwriter.

Oktoberfest at Indian Ladder: It’s that time of year.

Schenectady County Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm: Community festival.

Screen Printing Workshop with Breakout Press Co. at Fort Orange General Store: Learn to screenprint.

To Puerto Rico, With Love at The Low Beat: Hurricane Maria benefit show, with Trumastr, Front Business, Holly and Evan Band, J aka Dirty Moses, Wavy Cunningham with DJ Mercy, Anneice Cousin, and Apostrophe S.

All weekend

Burning of Kingston: Weekend long historical commemoration of Kingston.

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 October 06

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

Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin: Echo/Archive at EMPAC: WIP performance of their new EMPAC-commissioned collaboration.

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

Drink Albany 2017 at NYS Museum: Pop-up craft beverage event.

Paper is Part of the Picture at Opalka Gallery: Opening reception.

Demetri Martin at The Egg: Stand-up comedy.

Din, Hate Club, Pink Navel, Apostrophe S at Ground Zero: First show at the new GZ space. Lo-fi rap/jazz/pop/beats/emo/indie.

The Church Troy Opening: Starting things off with a big old kickoff party, featuring music, vendors, food and drinks, and a ton of art.

Weeping Icon, Eternal Crimes, Sun Natives at One Caroline: Noise punk/post-punk/garage/surf-rock.

Cretin Hop Saratoga Vol. 4 at One Caroline: Rock and roll dance party.

Exhumanity Eternal at Fuze: Goth night!

Saturday October 07

Uncle Sam Grand Prix at Prospect Park: Troy’s premiere Cyclocross race.

The Church Troy Opening: Starting things off with a big old kickoff party, featuring music, vendors, food and drinks, and a ton of art.

Upstate’s Alright IV at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: Punk flea market, vegan wing eating contest, and music from 6pm-1am.

Listening Here: Albany at Opalka Gallery: Plaing with an environmental mindful listening app lead by hosts Stephanie Loveless and Cristyn Magnus.

Ghost in the Shell at Fuze: All drum and bass, all night.

Sunday October 08

Uncle Sam Grand Prix at Prospect Park: Troy’s premiere Cyclocross race.

Dj Hank Flick, Raices, DJ Shanny at The Half Moon: Benefit for Puerto Rico.

All weekend

Eighth Annual O+ Kingston: Music, art, installations, and much more. Featuring Amanda Palmer, Deerhoof, Steve Gunn, Abdu Ali, White Hills, Spirit Family Reunion, The Big Takeover, The Mammals and 50+ more.

This is Not a Test at The Arts Center: One man theatrical clown show.

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.