Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 16

PechaKucha Night at the Opalka Gallery: Short talks with interesting people.

SHEOM at McGeary’s: Female focused version of EOM music/artist spotlight.

Joey Eppard and Friends at Madison Theater: Prog it up.

Oneohtrix Point Never at EMPAC: Electronic music installation.

The Bouncing Souls at Upstate Concert Hall: With Leftover Crack, Beach Slang, and All Torn Up.

Two Cow Garage and Mutts at The Low Beat: Alt/country/rock.

Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) and Esmé Patterson at The Hollow: Indie.

Robert Kelly at The Comedy Works: Jokes and laughing.

Fusion at Albany Barn: Anti-gala featuring food, wine, beer, cocktails, art, music and more.

Pride Center Gala at Albany Hilton: Recognizing those who helped.

Saturday October 17

Riches to Rags Benefit Concert at The Low Beat: Some tunes to help out a friend in need.

LGBT Law Day at Albany Law: “​A free program addressing legal issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities”.

Mad Laughs at Madison Theater: Comedy show with Stoop Kidz DJ set, Rosario Scanio, Henry Liu, Kevin A Smith, and Jon and Dylan.

The Tang’s 15th Anniversary: Day of events featuring Joshua Beckman and Kamau Amu Patton.

Sean Rowe at Newberry Music Hall: Hometown show.

Robert Kelly at The Comedy Works: Jokes and laughing.

Motionless in White and The Devil Wears Prada at Upstate Concert Hall: Twizz it up.

Food Fight around Downtown: Try a bunch of $1 samples of foods and vote for your favorite.

Sunday October 18

Rock N Roll Brunch at The Low Beat: The monthly brunch with chef Josh Coletto. With music from Andrew J Weaver.

All weekend

Uncle Sam GP at Troy’s Prospect Park: A weekend of bike racing. Go spectate a few races or even get your bike out to race.

Walk Your City: Pop on a podcast, check out the new signs and be a tourist in your own city.

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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