Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 7

First Friday: Arts and culture stuff all over the city.

Discofunk at The Low Beat: Disco/funk happy hour jams.

Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, vendors, etc. right downtown!

Human Essence Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery: Right across from the previous event, check out an art show before or after.

Albany Barn First Friday: A fundraiser for Grand Street Community Arts.

WEXT’s 8th Birthday Party at The Low Beat: With The Vespers and Pony In The Pancake.

And The Kids and Battle Ave at Bsp Kingston: Alt rock.

Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night!

Saturday August 8

Rural Violence at TheContemporary: Rad art show. Rad music too.

Brain Cave Deluxe Release Party at Albany Barn: Rap show.

The Firs, Johanna Warren, Mikaela Davis, Greg McKillop at The Nugget House: Folk music.

Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: Make some comics with Ira Marcks.

Strings and Voices Fest 4 at Pauly’s Hotel/The Low Beat: Mixed genre show in two veneues.

80s Night at Fuze: The ole standby.

Sunday August 9

Machine Gun Kelly at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap.

All weekend

The Track: It’s open.

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

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

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