Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 23

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

Side B, Heart Tattoo, and Grape Juice at The Low Beat: Indie rock.

Aries Spears at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Felix Pastorius & Hipster Assassins at the Egg Performing Arts Center: Jaco Pastorius’ son. Jazz.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Vocal ensemble.

Neighborhoood & Electric Turtle at The Low Beat: Americana/folk.

Valley Gals, Strange Fate, Postage at Pauly’s: Punk.

Catharsis 2: Electric Bluegaloo at The Hangar: Dance party.

C.K. & The Rising Tide, Honey Slider, The Old Main & Josh Taerk at Savoy: Alt/folk/pop.

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

Saturday August 24

Washington Park Farmer’s Market: Albany’s newest farmer’s market.

Blackout Creative Arts Festival at Jennings Landing: Vendors, music, games, performances and more.

Hidden Colors 5 at Youth FX: Latest documentary by Tariq Nasheed.

Jules Olson, Belle-Skinner, Honey Slider at Parish Public House: Jazz/soul/pop.

Surfer Blood, Nightmares For A Week, Marlboro at BSP Kingston: Surf rock/indie/pop.

Cha Wa at MASS MoCA: Funk.

Rubella Ballet, Wisteria, Dirt Devil, Eternal Crimes at Pauly’s: Rock/punk.

In-TV and Old Fox at The Low Beat: Indie.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors: Featuring Adrienne Iapalucci.

90s Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the classics.

Scorpia at Lost & Found: Underground dance music.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!

Sunday August 25

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at Skyloft: OGs.

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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