Stuff to do this weekend


Katie Haverly opens for Antigone Four tomorrow at Revolution Hall.

Excuse us, but who ordered the perfect weekend? We'd just like to thank them.

Sunshine. 60-70. Now, what to do with it. Hmm... are you thinking what we're thinking?

Didn't get to see EMPAC on the gala opening weekend. No worries. A.) It's not going anywhere & B.) There are still a couple of weeks of free events left. This weekend, more movies, lectures, and a concert by Wynton Marsalis. Yes, you do need a reservation, but there are always no shows and cancellations, so if you realllly want to go you may want to show up and take a chance.

OK, we may quibble over Columbus and all, but surely we can all come together over a good eggplant parm... or a meatball? Albany's Italian Fest starts with the Columbus Day Parade at noon on Saturday and continues all afternoon in Washington Park with food, music and food (no, that wasn't a typo).

Katie Haverly at Revolution Hall
That's really all we should have to say. 518 singer songwriter Katie Haverly has an amazing voice and she's just really cool. Saturday night she'll be at Rev Hall in Troy with her band Vox Celeste. They're opening for Antingone Four. $15. ($12 in advance).

Into the Woods
Is happily every after all it's cracked up to be? Saratoga's Home Made Theater takes a trip Into The Woods with Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale about the after in "happily ever after." If musicals are your thing, this show is hard to beat, and the actors in this production are something special. $21-$27.

Take a haunted hayride through the Altamont Fairgrounds. The folks at the fairgrounds have hired a bunch of actors to dress up in scary costumes and scare the bejesus out of you while you take a lovely hayride. Remember, they're just actors. Or are they? Prices range from $8 to $37. Seems like a pretty wide range. We're guessing it depends on how scared you want to get.

Star Gazing
Yeah, we mentioned this one last week, but tonight should be a perfect night for viewing the night sky from the Hirsh Observatory at RPI. It's open to the public every Friday night through mid November from 8-10PM.

Never seen a real stickball game? Check out the tournament this weekend in Troy's Little Italy. Saturday from 10-6 in the marketplace at Little Italy.

Take a hike
Sunshine? 60-70? Remember? Pick your favorite place, take your favorite person, and go for a walk. Some of our favorites are Rensselaerville Institute and the Saratoga Battlefield, but really, around the neighborhood will do.

Yep, they're still on the trees, and there's still a little time to pick your own.

photo: Ferd Haverly


The Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market ( is this weekend!

It's about a 1 1/2 hour drive, but worth it if you're into the bar-goons. Many of the same dealers as Warrensburgh but many others as well. This is so big it is an all-day event. They have food available there and it is FREE to get in and FREE parking! Dawn to Dusk.

They run this almost monthly - we've been many times and it is well worth it.

Basic directions (more details on their site): Thruway 87 South to I-84 East. Take 84 to the Taconic parkway. Taconic North about 1 exit to route 52 and then 216 (at this point, follow the other cars - they are all going there at this point)

Thanks so much for the mention you guys :) you are the best!

> Didn't get to see EMPAC on the gala opening weekend. No worries.
> There are still a couple of weeks of free events left.

About that.
I just saw Richard Siegal/The Bakery As If Stranger.
It was Conceptual Art alright, with a capital C.
Except that the concept was Bullshit. With a capital B.

Check out The Charlie Watts Riots open for The Figgs at Valentine's on Friday, October 17. This new band comprised of guys from The Wait, The Vodkasonics, The Day Jobs, and Coal Palace Kings is sure to please. The show starts at 8:30 sharp. Hope to see you there!

> About that.
> I just saw Richard Siegal/The Bakery As If Stranger.

Short video:

I still love you, EMPAC.

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