Quality events for this weekend vol. 43

Busy weekend ahead. Do something.

Friday, May the Fourth Be With You

Fuzz Records Presents: The Artwork of Andi Lake Boyhan If you haven’t checked out the new record store on Lark St. tonight would be a great time to stop by. In conjunction with First Friday, Fuzz Records will be showcasing the artwork of graduating St. Rose senior Andi Lake Boyhan.

Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitation 2012 at Albany Center Gallery. Featured work by Renee Iacone, Nancy Van Deren and Lynn Schwarzer as well as other locals who participated in past Mohawk-Hudson Regional exhibits. Opening tonight from 5-9pm.

NUDISCO Rana Ransom and Midnight Climax spinning during this month’s Secret Garden Show at the Upstate Artists Guild on Lark.

Riotous Babes Opening reception for art created by artistically empowered women at the Dead President’s Lounge, on display until June 4th.

First Friday May See the full listing for all of the great local art happenings this evening. Most places run from 5-9pm. Always free.

Show at the Furnace featuring Soul Control, After The Fall, Smartbomb, Foxfires and Weak Teeth.

Stray the Path at Bogies, alongside The Viking, Towers, Vessels, Johnny Booth, The Less We Know.

Rosary Beard CD Release taking place at the Steamer no. 10 Theatre in Albany alongside the Winterpills. Everyone who attends the show tonight will receive a free copy of Rosary Beard’s “Halfmoon Fever” on their way out the door.

Show at Hudson River Coffee House with Steer, Burning Buildings, Rayduohead and Haybaby as presented by WCDB and CPJ Presents.

Behemoth Music Festival at the Putnam Den featuring Rawhead, Babe City, Black Ships, Gold Tooth, Mr. Complex. Mr. Complex had a new record come out recently on local label Sub-Bombin and I’ve had the song “Flying High” stuck in my head ever since I got my hands on it.

BACE Hardware Party After party for First Friday at Quintessence featuring music by Static Groove, DJ OFI, Eric David and Trumastr.

Phil Selman at Comic Syndrome Comedy Club. As seen on MTV, Showtime, and Comedy Central. Dude is funny. Also featuring Kevin Marshall (of local internet fame). Hit the link for details on getting $5 off the ticket price.

Saturday, Cinco de Mayo

WCDB Presents Future Island alongside Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and Barons in the Attic at Valentine’s.

Barons in the Attic Free Show at the River Street Beat Shop at 2pm.

Tequila Tasting Party at the Point featuring DJ White Lotus. Good music. And Tequila.

New York State of Bass Proper Villians headlines alongside a ton of local DJs at the Armory. Split up into three rooms with a silent disco component as well.

El Cinco de “My Oh” Music An evening of music at Hudson River Coffee House featuring Amanda Rogers, Hawazin, M.r. Poulopoulos and Cristo Lewis.

Cinco De Mayo Metal Party at the Fuze Box featuring Guardian, Prostitution, HUSH and Headsnatcher. Followed by a classic 80s night at 10pm.

Sunday May 6

Show at Valentine’s with Nothing But Wolves, Dead Channels, The Pistol Whips and Black Masses. Make Sunday feel like another Saturday but maybe with less tequila. Maybe.

S.I.N. (Service Industry Night Have another round at S.I.N. with music provided by DJ Trumastr.

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