Stuff to do this weekend

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Trick or treat!

AOA has a bag full of great options for a fun Halloween weekend. And the best part is, you don't have to take just one.

Ahhh, but can you trade them for a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup? Twizzler's maybe ...or a Snickers bar. Mmm...Snickers...

OK, what were we doing? Right... here's this weekend's rundown of fun stuff to do. Costumes are recommended but not required. Pick your favorites, call your friends and have fun.

Just don't do anything we wouldn't do. Yes, that includes toilet papering the trees.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween weekend and Troy Night Out! All your favorite Collar City haunts are open late with art, music and other good stuff. Revolution Hall is hosting an 80's Halloween party with 80's tribute band Rubix Cube. Don't forget the Official-Unofficial Halloween Party at Daisy Bakers. Mcgillicuddy and White Lotus will be there along with back from japan and jenkins.

Theater sports
It's like "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but when you yell out ideas to the actors, they actually hear you. The Mop and Bucket Company is doing a whole weekend of Theater Sports competitions Upstairs at 440 at Proctor's. Catch shows on Friday and Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 2.

The Albany Damien Center is hosting a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe tonight at 8 at The Fuze Box. "An All Hollow's Eve Reckoning" features readings from works by Mary Panza, John Weiler, Terry Bat~Sonja, AC Everson, the Black Heart Contingency and R.M. Engelhardt. $8

It Came From Schenectady
The It Came From Schenectady Film Festival is here --24 hours of non stop horror movies in downtown Schenectady! From "Nosferatu" (accompanied by live organ music) to "Dawn of the Dead" to "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl." The horror starts on Saturday at noon and goes straight through to Sunday at noon. Here's the full schedule and pricing.

Bio-tech Performance Festival
A night of new plays and video work that "provide a theatrical response to a world in which our ever-evolving technology redraws what constitutes the living and the mechanical, the spontaneous and the engineered, the natural and the synthetic." The stage becomes a laboratory and the playwright a researcher. $12 general public, $8 for UAlbany community.

New Nothing
EMPAC's New Nothing Series continues tonight with a ghostly concert by the Z's and Little Women.

Spooky organ concert
Troy's First Presbyterian Church is holding a concert of creepy organ music Friday at 6 as part of Troy Night Out.

On Saturday, St. Paul's Episcopal church in Saratoga is hosting a Halloween concert of spooky organ music from noon to 2PM. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted. Feel free to come in costume.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
St. Pius X Church in Loudonville is screening the 1931 silent version of Jekyll and Hyde with organ accompaniment and voicals by the Saint Pius Youth Choir. Tonight at 7:30.

Do The Time Warp again
There are a few of showings of the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" this weekend. "The Linda" has a screening tonight at 11, but if you're willing to drive out to the Schuyler Corn Maze you can see it out in the corn field at 10. Bring your toast.

The Bing Bamboo Room is putting on a Halloween variety show at Savannah's (1 N. Pearl St.) tonight. 16 acts, a costume contest and -- yep -- another showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" -- this one's at midnight. The party starts at 9. $10.

Halloween party in the park
Matt Baumgartner and Chris Pratt are hosting a Halloween party at the Washington Park Lakehouse Saturday night from 9 pm to 1 am. It's a benefit for the Lark BID. $50 at the door. And, yep, you should wear a costume.

Albany River Rats play the Springfield Falcons at the T.U. center tonight at 7 PM .

The RPI Engineers take on Army on Saturday night at The Houston Field House. $10, $5 for RPI students, senors and kids.

Saratoga Fall Festival
The Spa city goes autumnal this weekend. Apple baseball, a pumpkin roll, haunted trolley rides and trick or treating are all part of Saratoga's Fall Festival. Here's a complete schedule of the weekend events.

The Grand Street Community Arts Center is holding two Halloween parties. The first is for kids. The kids party goes from 5:00- 7:00 with music and spooky games, candy, books and a puppet show. The grown-up party starts at 7:30 and features a Freak! Masquerade, Halloween costue contest, and DJLuke Jonathan and DJ Ryan Kick, Lazer and Blazer and more. $7

Haunted History
The last of the Troy history walks leaves from the Troy Farmers Market on Saturday. This one takes you on a journey through the haunted Collar City. Free.

Festival of Nations
Ethnic foods, crafts, entertainment and a parade of nations the 38th Annual Festival of Nations at The Empire State Plaza on Sunday from noon to 5. $5; 12 and under $1

The Seafarer
This is closing weekend for "The Seafarer" at Capital Rep. You can catch the show tonight at 8, tomorrow at 3 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. $15-$44.

Tonight at Red Square you can catch The McLovins with Jimkata. On Saturday U-Melt will be there.

Valentine's Halloween bash on Saturday includes Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Beware! The Other Head Of Science and Sea Of Trees. Things there get going at 9.

moe is at The Washington Avenue Armory on Saturday night.

Scare yourself Silly
There are lots of ways to freak yourself out in the Capital Region this weekend. Here are a few we found:

The haunted corn maze at Schuyler Farms.

The haunted cave at Howe Caverns

The New York State Museum's "Haunted Museum of Unnatural History," tonight from 6-10 . Tomorrow from 11-4 and 6-10. $8

Take a walk
We're running out of weekends for autumn strolls. It's tough to kick through the leaves when they're covered in snow. Here are some of our favorite autumn strolls.

Carve a pumpkin
Hey, it's not Halloween yet. Pick up a pumpkin from a roadside stand or local farm. Hollow it out, and carve a scary face while you bake the seeds. Or a pie.

photo: Flickr user phicon99



It's either MOE. or moe., but never Moe ;-)


Don't forget the Project Hope Benefit sponsored by GEORGE Bar and GAES Magazine. Let your ghoulish side out in support of a great cause at GEORGE Bar, Halloween night, 4-8pm. No Cover, Free Entertainment & Free Food!

WoW! Two of the McLovins actually look like McLovin! Awesome! I might go see them, but I'm torn because the Restys, one of my favorite local bands, will rock Troy's Daily Grind tonight. Oh Albany, you offer us too much weekend fun.

Lots of music going on this weekend!

Tonight (Friday)
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at The Egg

Vertical Horizon at Revolution Hall

Both shows are in support of new albums.

It's the 5th anniversary of Hot Cousin playing on Halloween at P4 in Troy! Last year - they dressed as Devo, what WILL they think of next? They go on at 9 - more awesome rock to follow.

@Go Phish: Hitting a period at the beginning of a sentence is annoying to me as a reader. I'd capitalize it, too. Don't get me started on !!!

Great list. Happy Halloween, AOA!

Just called the box office to confirm that Rocky Horror at the Linda is at Midnight, not 11PM.

Mirk & The New Familiars will be performing at Elda's on Lark on Saturday. (sorry for facebook link, it's the only place I could find all the info)

@N: Sorry, but like I said, just nitpicking ;-)

My cat's name is moe.

As in, moe. with a period. It's even on her collar tag, haha. Gotta do it right!

@Go Phish: That's the sign of a true fan! And I did enjoy your start/end nitpicking marks. Happy Halloween to you and moe. :)

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