Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 11

New York State International Film Festival at The Linda: 40 short films, popcorn, wine, and more.

Coin Dropping for a Cause at The Excelsior Pub: Raising money for Berkshire Bird Paradise.

Dark Blue Sea at Cohoes Music Hall: “a three-act narrative dance performance, featuring live music performed by the three bands, much of which is currently unreleased, as well as multimedia elements filmed and directed by Chromoscope Pictures.”

Annual Halloween Seance at The Shaker Meeting House: 18+ halloween event!

Ripe at Pearl St Pub: With Castlecomer.

Josh Wolf at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Love Port, Townes at The Low Beat: New wave/synthpop.

New Feeling with Hans at Pint Sized Albany: Playing obscure 80s jams.

Horror Business, The Fire Fight, Subhumanity at Pauly’s: Half price admission for Zombies!

BooMTOBER at Fuze Box: EDM.

SoDown, DMVU, Mentally Ill, Since julEYE at The Hollow: “Featuring live saxophone, Ehren takes the crowd on an intimate sensory adventure through space and time.”

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

Saturday October 12

Spooky Science at miSci: “Halloween-inspired hands-on activities, spook-tacular science demonstrations, dark-as-night planetarium shows, CLC Adventures, and more!”

Albany Architecture at Albany Visitors Center: Architecture tour!

Strawberry Snail Doughnut Pop-up at 3Fish Coffee: Donuts on a fall morning.

Higher Power, Combust, Crafter, Violent World at Fuze Box: Hardcore show.

Haunted Cat, TINES, Architrave at The Low Beat: Punk/prog/new-wave.

Dream Theater at The Palace: Prog/metal.

Paranormal Investigation at Shaker Heritage Society: “investigators from Empire State Paranormal Society will guide participants through several historic Shaker buildings in the search for ghostly inhabitants.”

Martha Redbone at Massry Center for the Arts: American roots music.

Too Perfect For This World at Post: DJ Set with Matthew Wagner.

80s Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the classics.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!

New York State International Film Festival at The Linda: 40 short films, popcorn, wine, and more.

Josh Wolf at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Sunday October 13

Cider Sunday at Samascott Orchards: Pick your own apples with Nine Pin popup.

Moonbow #3 at Shaker Heritage Society: Art/noise/poetry/music alongside projections.

Movie Night at Lakotas Farm: Movie, pizza, popcorn, and more.

Twon Wood, Dre, Dave Boyle, Grady Dixon at Pint Sized Albany: Comedy show.

Ceremony, Fine Grain, Neil Elefantis at Pauly’s: Grunge/shoegaze/post-punk/psych.

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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