Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 16

Artists’ Reception at UAlbany Art Museum: For Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, featuring the work of 14 artists.

“Fifty Ways to Love Your Framers at Tang Teaching Museum: “Gordon Lloyd delivers the Judge David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.

Collar City Beer Invitational at Takk House: Rare beer festival.

Garage Bands at APL: Featuring Swamp Baby & Matt Durfee and the Rattling Baddlies.

Being As An Ocean, Restless Streets, Like Lions, Through Her Eyes at Trickshots: Melodic/hardcore/metal.

Breathing Lights Public Art Dialogue at Spring Street Gallery: Conversation about the arts and artists.

Macgregor-Palooza 2016 at BSP: Rock/blues/trash/prog.

PCP! Presents: A Burlesque Revue at Fuze: Burlesque performances and gogo dancing.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Post burlesque rock and roll dance party.

Jim Breuer at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Back for a third time. Comedy show.

Buscabulla + Milo at The Tang: Experimental Spanish pop and MKE based rapper.

Saturday September 17

Pearl Palooza: Block party. With Galactic, Warpaint, Maybird, Bassh, The Geeting Committee, and Rechorduroys.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Get your rare coffee on, featuring Langøra Kaffebrenneri.

Duck Derby and Back2School Fest in Washington Park: Duck race for a great cause.

Art in the Park in Congress Park: Celebrate the arts and enjoy Saratoga.

Shindig at Catskill Animal Sanctuary: Food, vendors, cooking demos, music, and more.

Profiles of African-Americans in Schenectady at SCHS: Celebrating Schenectady County’s black history.

Moving Party and Fundraiser at Forage + Sundry: Raffle, music, food, and more.

Danny Brown at Upstate Concert Hall: Rap. With Maxo Kream and Zelooperz.

Poetry Brothel: Fallen Leaves at BSP: Poetry radically re-contextualized.

“Weird Al Yankovic at Proctors: The Mandatory World Tour.

Neverland at Fuze: Goth night.

RuPaulapalooza at Rocks: Drag show, celebrating the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Sunday September 18

Rock n Roll Brunch at The Low Beat: Second to last one! Get there.

Upper Madison Street Fair: Food, vendors, silent auction, and more.

All weekend

Basilica SoundScape in Hudson: Weekend of music and art with a seriously stacked lineup.

Rensselaerville Ride at Carey Institute for Global Good: Weekend of cycling, food, music, and more.

FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA: 50+ Bands. Bluegrass.

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 small centrally located theater.

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

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