Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 16

Body Shine at Fuze Box: Vinyl only house and disco dance party.

Albany Sunset Cruise at Dutch Apple: Narrated scenic trip.

Vince Palmeri, Katie Louise, Kyla Silk at The Hollow: Pop/singer-songwriter/R&B.

ETLY, Che Guevara T-Shirt, Onesie, Safety Meeting at Pauly’s: Punk/pop/surf.

80’s Alley Night at Franklin Alley: Party outside in the Alley with DJ Trumastr.

Between Now And Forever, Keep Up, The Wildcard, For Those Who Doubt at The Low Beat: Rock/pop/alternative/metalcore.

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

Saturday August 17

Washington Park Farmer’s Market: The newest market in town.

Albany All Stars vs. Dolls of Destruction at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby.

Nimesh Patel at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Jupiter & Okwess at MASS MoCA: “mixes traditional Congolese rhythms with Western rock and pop styles to create “vigorous, inventive variations on funk”

Glass Pony & Caribbean Sun Band at Parish Public House: Psych/reggae/swing.

C.K. & The Rising Tide at Lost & Found: Alt country/folk rock. With Julia Alsarraf.

Smells Like Nirvana at Skyloft: Nirvana tribute band.

Society High, Girth Control, Savage Randys, Lame, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch at The Low Beat: Rock/punk/reggae/ska.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday August 18

The Albany Plant Swap at Dead Presidents Lounge: Trade some cuttings or potted plants!

Stone Soup at Nine Pin: Part of their live music series.

Glass Pony & Deltaphonic at The Low Beat: Psych/rock.

Nine Layers Deep, Raziel’s Tree, Subhumanity at Pauly’s: Metal/sludge/hardcore.

All weekend

Mike Epps at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

and a few evergreen things to do

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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