Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 22

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Genericon XXXII at RPI: Weekend-long student-run general convention covering all geeky hobbies such as anime, sci-fi, and gaming of all sorts.

In Place of Now Reception at Opalka Gallery: Gallery opening reception showing “emerging and established artists whose work engages in the politically subversive acts of picturing ‘otherness'”.

Winter Lumify Dance Party at Franklin Alley: With music by Superfly Sounds.

Improv Comedy Showdown at Mopco: Winner takes all.

Haze Chamber at Pint Sized: Psychedelic jams all night.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday February 23

The Albany Wine Festival at Albany Capital Center: “largest, funnest wine sampling event held in the Capital region”.

Tom Brenner at The Linda: Discussion with photojournalist Tom Brenner.

Neuro Raver at RPI Playhouse: Genericon’s annual rave.

Mike Recine at Proctors: Stand up. Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band at The Hollow: Americana/blues.

Locked In A Vacancy, Tentacles, Sledge Wolf at Pauly’s: Hardcore/metal.

Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Best of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday February 24

Pinball Sunday League at Excelsior Pub: Show off your pinball skills.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

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

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

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

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Did I miss something? Please let me know!

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