‘In Ply’ at the Arts Center

The Arts Center in Troy has an exciting exhibit in the works:

A band of artists converging on a single mission to create an environment that can be used without regard to a specific means of interaction outside of community use and art. Over fifty artists create work within the narrative of skate culture including skate decks, street art, skate photography, and carpentry. The exhibit will include a skate ramp built in house for public use.

The exhibit will run from Jan 22 to April 5 with an opening reception on February 28 from 6-8pm.

Learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event, and also be sure to check out their calendar of future exhibits.

WMHT Launches ‘Field Trip’

WMHT has launched a new series called Field Trip. Their latest episode visits Pet Connection and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, and provides a bit of background of what happens at the Humane Society, as well as why Steve Caporizzo started Pet Connection.

A lot of cute kittens, cats, and dogs in this episode. Watch the rest of the episodes (and learn more about the interesting things going on in the area) on the Field Trip website.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 11

Obscure + Rare 80s at Pint Sized: Dancy retro soundtrack to consume beer to.

Forest Park, Wading Nine, Toxoplasma at Pauly’s: Metal show.

Metal Night at Fuze Box: All metal, all night.

DJ Trumastr at Savoy: Celebrating Jason P’s birthday.

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman: Funny and true stories.

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


Saturday January 12

The Hudson River School and American Environmentalism at Pine Bush Preserve: Free, but reservations required. Provides “insights into the Hudson River School and its impact on the conservation movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries.”

Raisinhead, Glass Pony, Caribbean Sun Band at Parish Public House: Jammy/funky tunes.

Darlingside at The Egg: Folk/pop.

Stand and Wave, The Paul Graves Trio, Abbey McGrath at Pauly’s: Indie/folk/blues.

80s Night at Fuze: Playing the classics.

Bear Grass, Sinnet, Onlyness at The Low Beat: Folk/indie/pop.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.


Sunday January 13

Stavros Halkias at MopCo.: Stand up show.


All weekend

Rick Gutierrez at Funny Bone: 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 January 04

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

First Friday at Albany Institute: Free admission.

Flying Rob & Friends at Savoy: “eclectic mix of 60s, 70s, folk, rock, country and blues”.

Guest DJ Nite at Pint Sized: With guests Front Biz.

Lemon Law, Orb Weaver, No Complyance at Pauly’s Hotel: Punk/pop.

Miauhaus 7 at Fuze: Goth night!

Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl soul night.

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

Saturday January 05

Sketch ‘n Sip at APL Delaware Branch: Learn to sketch with Robert Eaton.

Noncompliants at The Low Beat: Album release. With Skull Bandit and MÖRDWÖLF.

Shadow Witch, Grease Fire, The Trichomes at Pauly’s Hotel: Doom/stoner/psych/rock.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Playing the classics.

Sunday January 06

Industry Happy Hour at Savoy: Wind down your weekend.

All weekend

Tony Baker at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up 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.

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!