Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 5

Spirits Tasting at FOGS with Albany Distilling Co. and Installation by Mary Elise Rees: Get some holiday shopping done and taste some made in Albany spirits.

Pharmakon at EMPAC: Big sound from Noise Artist Margaret Chardiet.

Young Thug at the Armory: Raps yo.

The Misfit Vocalists of Hip-Hop at Hudson River Coffee House: ‘All out hip-hop’.

First Friday: Art and culture happenings all throughout the city.

10th Annual Members Show at the Albany Center Gallery: See the art of the people who belong to the ACG.

First Friday at the Machine: All member show with a silent auction.

Lucius at the Hollow: Indie jams, with Bahamas.

Fight Club at Proctors: The classic, with contests, games, prizes, couches and a bar.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Madison Theater: Two showings with a shadowcast.

Burnt Hills, Severe Severe, Ubi Quitous, and Cool Cop at The Low Beat : “Psychedelic & Freak Music”

Goth Night at Fuze Box: “EBM”

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Short talks from interesting people.

Saturday December 6

French Montana at UCH: Montana! (Sadly without Jeremih.)

Santa Speedo Sprint: A run for a great cause.

Made by Hand Invitational at The Foundry: Indoor designer craft market.

Clot, Goblet, Outnumbered, Winter’s Burden and Shiva The Love Skeleton: Metal.

Hudson Winter Walk: Great reason to go check out Hudson. Also, check the Etsy Winter Walk Pop-up.

Madison Theater Comedy Night: Five comics and DJ Tall Matt.

Sangus at Pauly’s: With Sick Mind, One Master, and Open Sores.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: Holiday Burlesque show.

Sunday December 7

Tavern Noodle Pop-up at The Tavern: One day only ramen joint form the folks behind the Confectionery.

The Victorian Stroll: Holiday festival in Troy with entertainment, dancers, and more.

The Trial Before Christmas: Mock Trial at Rensselaer County Courthouse.

Takk House Presents The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra: Beautiful music in a beautiful new venue.

Self Defense Family at the Low Beat: With Soft Powers, Blood of Spain, and Broken Field Runner.

Tree Lighting at ESP: Fireworks!

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Gone Girl, Die Hard and Big Hero 6 at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Friday, August 24

Keep Albany Boring radio with KC, Knomad (6-8pm) Looney (8-10pm) and Lofi Lobo (10pm-12am). Tune in 90.9fm or via WCDBFM.com

This weekend marks the biggest of the track season in Saratoga. If you spend all your money at the track, you can still head to the Putnam Den afterwards to catch local outfit Maryleigh & the Fauves play for free alongside NYC-based Lunic, as well as DJ Prophet on the decks following. Saturday is the actual Travers Stakes race, with a post time for the first race at 11:35am.

Fourth Friday and Everything Classic with Nate Da Great and DJ Trumastr at Quintessence. One of my favorite spots to go out and dance in Albany, surprisingly so.

Earlier this week it was announced that Savannah’s will be closing its doors come Monday so support their final weekend in business and check out Mirk at 9pm.

‘Comedy Gold Six’ Comedy Showcase at the Mine in Saratoga. Fellow WCDB DJ Ethan Ullman will be hosting this event. Line-up is huge and includes Kevin Marshall among many others.

Saturday, August 25

Last Saturday of the season for Troy Knit flea market. Stop by the Antiques District in Troy from 9am-1pm, especially if you haven’t been yet this summer.

LatinFest in Washington Park with music and local vendors. Should be a really nice day to walk around the park and grab a bite to eat while checking out the activities.

Sunday, August 26

Service Industry Night at McGearys with DJ Trumastr. Music, two for one drinks and a big patio. All you need.

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Friday, July 20th

Opening day at the track: There’s a bunch going on, including MaryLeigh & The Fauves at the Hats Off Festival.

Garage Bands 2012 w/The Slaughterhouse Chorus and The Pistolwhips: They’re playing in the Elk Street parking garage. Interesting venue aside this should be a good show and the garage will shield you of rain.

SummerNight Schenectady: Live music, street performers, food, drink, etc.

WEXT 97.7 Birthday Bash at Valentine’s: With Sgt Dunbar and The Hanslick Rebellion.

Saturday July 21st

Death Cab for Cutie at Brewery Ommegang: Needs no explination really. Bonus: The Westboro Baptist Church hates Ben Gibbard.

TightKnit’s Troy Flea: Rosary Beard and Slender Shoulders will be performing at this weeks installment of the vintage and craft market in Troy.

Lawyers, Guns & Photos at The Foundry for Art, Design + Culture: Opening reception for what looks like an awesome book release.

Ladies Eighties Night at McGeary’s: Trumastr holding down another perfectly executed party. Enough said.

Sunday July 22nd

Hearing Sounds Music Performance at Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery: Matthew Carefully, Elky, Doug Van Nort, and Matt Weston using the artwork in Hearing Pictures as their score.

Fuzz Records Presents: Tony Bucci’s Birthday Extravaganza: This is going to be awesome. A mash up of local talent all performing at Fuzz Records all in celebration of a friends 25th birthday.

SIN with DJ Trumastr at McGeary’s: Two for one drinks, good music, patio. No further explanation needed.

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Friday 11/11

KAB Radio on WCDB 90.9FM 6-8pm

Figure and Killabit, Northern Lights, 8pm [fbook]

We Love House, Daisy Bakers, 10pm [fbook]

Spinal Tap Cover Show, Valentines, 8pm [fbook]

90s Night, Fuze Box, 10pm [fbook]

Old School Hip Hop Night, Quintessence, 10pm [fbook]

Lionheart and Ligea, Bogies, 7pm [fbook]

Poor Dog Group: Dionysia, EMPAC, 8pm [via]

The Pleasants & Time Travels, Design it Together (in Troy), 8pm [fbook]

Saturday 11/12

TEDxAlbany, The Linda, 9am [via]

VHS or Beta, Columbus, Tony Quattro and DJ Prophet, Putnam Den, 10pm [fbook]

Oobleck, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, The Lobster Quadrille, Valentines, 8pm [fbook]

A Wilhelm Scream, After The Fall and Caleb Lionheart, Bogies, 7pm [fbook]

Poor Dog Group: Dionysia, EMPAC, 8pm [via]

Jed Davis, Olivia Quillio, Plastic Party and Bryan Thomas, HRCH pm [fbook]

Sunday 11/13

The 6th Annual Bethlehem Cup Cyclocross Race, Bethlehem, All Ages [fbook]