Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 04

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

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

Savoy Soul Club at Savoy: All vinyl, all soul.

Planchet at That Store: Opening reception.

The Boob Tube at The Hangar: A Burlesque tribute to television.

Open Mic at Ground Zero: Last one of the semester.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Saturday May 05

GameFest at RPI and Downtown Troy: Showcasing student creativity and innovation in game design, as well as talks, a design competition and more.

Free Comic Book Day at Earthworld: Celebrating the love for comics.

Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Celebration at Albany Social Justice Center: Potluck celebration and Marx.

Improv Jam at The Lowbeat: Watch or participate. Free.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout A Party at Rare Form: With tacos by Berben and Wolff’s.

The Albany Record Riot at Ramada Plaza Albany: Over 50 tables of records.

Kelly MacFarland & Earl David Reed at Comedy Works: Two comics, two shows.

Wild Adriatic and After Funk at Putnam Place: Celebrating their 1000th show.

Sunday May 06

Capital Roots Brunch: Annual fundraiser featuring 125 dishes from local restaurants.

Sunday Session at Lost and Found: Music and brunch.

Lake Street Dive at Ulster PAC: With Mikaela Davis.

Marbin at The Low Beat: Prog jazz.

Brandi Carlile at Palace Theatre Albany: Folk/americana.

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, 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 April 27

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

darker at EMPAC): “Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Bang on A Can co-founder David Lang brings his pensive evening-length piece, darker, to EMPAC.”

The Molice at The Low Beat: Japanese Punk/New Wave/Power Pop. With Bruiser And Bicycle, Postage, Odd Cadre.

Handmade Pop-Up at The Tang: Items created by emerging artists.

Tang Party at Skidmore: Celebrating student creativity.

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

Saturday April 28

Melrose Neighborhood Community Yard Sale: Collaborative community sale.

24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson: 24 hours of non-stop experiments in sound and music.

Gramatik at Upstate Concert Hall: Electronic music. With Møme and Balkan Bump.

Sunday April 29

Radio Wonderland, Bare Mattress, Blood Blood Blood at Paulys: Electronic/dark wave/synth.

24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson: 24 hours of non-stop experiments in sound and music.

All weekend

The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lake House: 40+ local and regional handmade vendors.

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, 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 April 20

Body Shine Vol. 24 at Fuze: All night dance party.

Eastbound Jesus, The Mallett Brothers at Putnam Place: With Phish drummer Jon Fishman joining Mallett Brothers.

Wandering Oak, Forever Autumn, Bellower, The Crimson Edge at Pauly’s: Black metal/folk/doom.

Trumaster at Lost & Found: All Pharrell night.

Pop Culture Provocateurs at Fuze: Burlesque show.

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

Saturday April 21

Record Store Day at Pint Sized: Celebrating RSD with Dogfish & Fuzz Records.

The Messthetics, SAVAK, 100andzero at BSP: Experimental/jazz/punk.

Actor|Observer, D.B. Cooper, Lemon of Choice at Pauly’s Hotel: Hardcore/punk.

The Mountain Goats at Upstate Concert Hall: Indie/folk.

POLLYDeepThaw at The Church: Dance party, featuring a benefit for North Troy’s Black Diamond Dancers.

Sunday April 22

They Might Be Giants at The Egg: All ages show.

Bully, LVL UP, Shellshag, Swither at The Linda: Presented by WCDB.

Project/Object at Cohoes Music Hall: Zappa tribute.

Tru Plays Savoy: Sunday night jams.

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, 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 April 13

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

Bit Brigade at BSP: Playing covers of The Legend of Zelda’s classic soundtrack.

Derek Gripper and Trio Da Kali at Proctors: Distinguished African musicians.

An Evening with David Sedaris at The Colonial: Author/radio personality.

The Jagaloons at Franklin Alley Social Club: Friday the 13th beach party.

Saturday April 14

Albany March for Science at West Capitol Park: Showing support and solidarity for facts, science, and evidence based policy.

“He’s the PJ, I’m Alaska” release party at The Low Beat: Rap show.

DJ Iroc, Fabolous, Camrom, Lil Mo at Albany Capital Center: Celebrating Iroc’s 10 years in the Capital District.

The Miseducation of the Black Womyn at The Tang: “tells the stories of black womyn, written and performed by black womyn without the revision of their colonizers”.

Martin Sexton, Joan Obsborne at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Americana/folk/soul.

Sunday April 15

Figure, Mark The Beast, Kill Rex at River Street Pub: Electronic dance music.

Ratboys, Long Neck, Oswald at BSP: Indie/post-country/folk.

Steve Hofstetter at Savoy: Stand-up comedy.

Really Really Free Market at Albany Social Justice Center: Everything free.

Sunday Pinball League at Excelsior: Time to see how good you are at pinball!

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, 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 April 06

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

Mike Gafney and Paul Bond at The Comedy Works Saratoga: Two headliners, two shows.

American Film History, Tiny Blue Ghost, St Marilyn at BSP: Indie/synth/lo-fi/pop. Album release show.

Chef Jacques Pépin and Claudine Pépin at Proctors: Two greats sharing the joy of cooking.

SuicideGirls Burlesque at Upstate Concert Hall: High production value burlesque show.

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

Saturday April 07

Albany Craft Beer Sessions at The Armory: An event not to be missed by the craft beer heads.

Mike Gafney and Paul Bond at The Comedy Works Saratoga: Two headliners, two shows.

CANstruction Family Fun Day at NYS Museum: Check out the structures.

The Low Anthem, Haley Heynderickx at BSP Kingston: Experimental/folk.

Start Making Sense, Swift Technique at Putnam Place: Talking Heads tribute.

Wolf Alice at The Hollow: Sold out.

Sunday April 08

Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt at Collins Park: A fun fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Lark St Restaurant Week: Deals to encourage you to try a new place, or something new at your favorite.

Tru at Savoy: Wind down your weekend in style.

All weekend

Empire State Comic Con at Albany Capital Center: Creators, consumers, exhibitions, 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.

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.