Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 24

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Punk, new wave, dark 80s, and classic rock and roll.

Front Business, NXNES x Pink Nois at The Hollow: Funk/rock/r&b/soul.

Squab, Feral Meryl, High Fashion Normalize at Paulys Hotel: Punk/hardcore/shoegaze.

Dope Knife, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Mike Arson, Emcee Graffiti, DJ Mercy, at The Low Beat: Hip-hop show.

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

Saturday August 25

Four-D Issue 2 Opening at The Church Troy: Opening reception for an “interdisciplinary exhibition and performance night”.

Albany Latin Fest at Washington Park: Music, food, vendors, and arts and crafts.

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai at Proctors: Presented by It Came From Schenectady.

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo with Ampevene at Parish Public House: Prog/rock/jazz/world music.

Soular T, ILLiptical, and Greez at The Low Beat: Hip-hop show.

The Messenger Birds, Imaginary Friends, Stillwaterspecs, DB at Pauly’s: Alt rock/indie/acoustic.

Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the best of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.

Honcho Jenkinss, Finesse Jones, Skero, Clare Promise, Sage Success, Benziee Bishh, Otaku Taku at Social Justice Center: A benefit show for G3 DaGod.

Drag Contest at Waterworks: First timers welcome. Prizes for best performance, outfit, amateur, funniest, and more.

Sunday August 26

Brunch Pop Up with City Beer Hall at Superior Merchandise: Perfect Sunday morning hang.

The Albany Bazaar at Grand Street Community Arts: Flea market, craft fair and farmers market.

Vein, King Nine and more at Fuze Box: Hardcore matinée show.

All weekend

Washington County Fair: “New York’s #1 Agricultural County Fair”.

Kevin Downey Jr from America’s Got Talent at The Comedy Works Saratoga: 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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 17

Body Shine at Fuze Box: All night dance party.

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

Kevin Downey Jr from America’s Got Talent at The Comedy Works: Shows all weekend long.

Drag Me To The Disco at The Bradley: Drag show and silent disco.

Kimono Dragons, Tsunamibots, Surfer R Cool at Pauly’s Hotel: An evening of surf rock.

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

Saturday August 18

Palace Theatre Community Block Party: Food trucks, vendors, music, and more.

Homebrew Competition at Fort Orange Brewing: See how your homebrew stacks up.

Albany Brawl Stars vs Worcester Roller Derby at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby bout.

The F.U.’s, Male Patterns, Human Ignorance at Pauly’s: Hardcore/punk.

A Little Help From Our Friends 2 at Fuze Box: Rave for a good cause.

Sunday August 19

Really Really Free Market #5 at Albany Social Justice Center: Everything is free!

The Purple Punktuation at The Low Beat: Rap show.

Green Knuckle Material, RICH 81, High Fashion Normalize at Paulys: Rock/reggae/rap.

3 The Hard Way at Savoy: Three DJs, $3 beers.

All weekend

Altamont Fair: Nothing more summer than a fair.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 10

Esoteric Funk at Fuze Box: “night dedicated to unique sounds, vibes, and performances.”

Real Talk, Tiny Hueman, The Maloy Brothers, Luciano Ferrara at Pauly’s Hotel: Alternative/indie/rock.

Saturday August 11

Singer Songwriter Open Mic at The Low Beat: Free form open mic, no cover.

ADCo Scavenger Hunt at ADCo: Put your Albany trivia to the test.

Titanics, Cultural Critic at SMCo.: Patio show.

Ludacris & August Alsina at the TU Center: Rap/R&B.

90s Dance Party at Fuze: Playing the hits.

Sunday August 12

Negativ, Wet Specimens, Ghost Walker at Paulys: Hardcore/punk matinée.

River Sister, The David Earl Experience, & Nick Nigro at Paulys: Indie/folk.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 03

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

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

Chalk Wall Takeover at Pint Sized: Celebrating the first of many artists adorning the walls.

Normanskillers, Tart, Riot Porn, at Paulys: Rock/punk.

Balcony, Kory Alexander, MNNX, L∅SR at The Low Beat: R&B/pop.

Abyssal at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Saturday August 04

Black Arts and Cultural Fest at ESP: “updated take on a classic celebration of the traditions and cultural contributions of the black community through music, art, dance, and more.”

Prince Daddy, Kississippi, Jouska, Save Face at The Linda: Garage/punk/rock/surf/alt.

Francis Ellis at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up.

Free Cake 4 Every Creature, Told Slant, Guilt Mountain at BSP: Soft pop/punk/lo-fi.

Iron Gag, Malevich with Ghost Chant, Lame at Paulys Hotel: Metal.

The Hi-Risers, Kimono Dragons at The Hangar: 50s and 60s inspired rock and roll.

Che Guevara T-Shirt Album Release Show at Savoy: with Hill Haints, Eternal Crimes, Haunted Cat, Bunnies.

Sunday August 05

Andrea Pensado, Chris Strunk, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Matt Weston at Paulys: Free matinée show.

Pandemix, YBOD, OutOfSystemTransfer, Jagweed, N P K at Paulys: Punk/hardcore.

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.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 27

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

Coffee & Cream at SMCo.: : Ice cream floats & affogatos for all.

Dark Honey, Summer Legs, Viewpoints, Girl Blue at Chrome: Pop/indie/emo/alt/rock.

Long Con, Sun Flo’er, DB Cooper at Pauly’s: Grind/hardcore.

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

Saturday July 28

Dope Jams Open-Air Party in the Catskills: Fourth annual.

Polly Float at Post Contemporary Woodside: Dance party raising money for a worthy cause.

Mordwolf, GirthControl, 9VotesShort at The Low Beat: Rock/punk/metal.

Hungry Jack, LAD, Forest Park at Pauly’s: Metal/rock.

Throwback Dance Party at Fuze: Best of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

Sunday July 29

Lame, But Pyrite, Your Brain on Drugs at The Low Beat: Punk/garage/hardcore.

The Thirds, Ignis, stillwaterspecs at Pauly’s: Indie/punk/folk.

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.