Stuff to do this weekend

a pink tulipReady. Set. Start your weekend. Looks like there's lots to do this weekend. And hey, the weather may not suck so much after all. Here are a few things you might want to try.

Tip-toe near the tulips
Albany's 60th Annual Tulip Festival kicks off tonight and continues through Sunday. And thanks to city gardener Judy Stacey, you'll have plenty to talk about at the event.

If you're feeling nostalgic the weekend music slate includes a show by The Spin Doctors (yes, we were surprised they're still together, too). And don't forget, tonight's your big chance to see "Night Fire", A-Town's floating, burning tulip.

Saratoga Film Forum
This week the film forum is screening "Caramel".
Billed as a smarter than the average chick flick, this film revolves around the lives of 5 Lebanese women who work in, or patronize, a Beirut beauty shop. Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 7 pm. $6

The Rev Records Following Friday Concert Series
Tonight Rev Records presents "Human Mix Tapes" at Point 5 in Albany at 7 pm. Bring a favorite song (and copies to distribute to the crowd if you can) and be prepared to share. Everybody sings tonight.

Pangea Day
On Saturday at 2 pm Proctor's Theater in Schenectady is showing Pangea Day, a live global film "event" from sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. There are speakers, music and 24 short films. Sure, you can watch it on TV, online or on your mobile phone, but you can see it on the big screen at Proctors for free.

Eric Margan and The Red Lions
The Albany/NYC based group is playing downstairs at Valentine's Saturday night (8 pm). If you haven't heard them yet, you really should check them out. Ben Karis Nix and The Dig are also playing. $7

So what are you up to this weekend?


This Saturday, May 10th from 11 a.m. - 4p.m. The Olana Partnership (9G Hudson, NY) is hosting an event to celebrate their Wagon House Education Center Ribbon Cutting. The event is open to the community and will include: Kids Crafts, BBQ, pond walk, story-telling, and a talk about the renovation process. House tours of Olana will be occurring during 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. as well. Bring the family!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine