Yep, it's Black Friday.
If you don't consider door-buster sales entertainment enough, here's our list of stuff to do this weekend that seems like fun.
As always, if we missed anything good, let us know. And have a great weekend.
It's the last Troy night out of the year, so do a little holiday shopping in The Collar City tonight. Stores are open late with art and music, dance and other performances. Be sure to stop by The Paper Sparrow and check out Kim Dunham's (aka. Kim D.) photography exhibit. It'll make you wish you lived in her world. You can also check out Art for Life at the Troy Atrium from 5-9. There's a silent auction to help fight leukemia. And then there's the Official Unofficial After-Party at Daisy Bakers from 9PM-2AM featuring Lazer and Blazer, Ryan Kick and Properly chilled.
Shop local at tonight's Tight Knit "Black Friday indie shopping extravaganza at The Frear Building in Troy. Three floors of handmade items plus music.
Work off some stuffing
The Albany Bicycle Coalition is hosting another Critical Mass Bike Ride tonight at 5:30. Meet up at 5:15 at the Civil War Veterans' Memorial in Albany's Washington Park.
Tiznow in Saratoga is hosting a Black Friday Dance Party tonight at 8:30. There's a kind of Latin - retro 70's thing planned with prizes for the best shoes. Yes, you read that right, the best shoes.
Phish will be bouncing around the room at the TU Center tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets are $50. Red Square is hosting a post-show party after the concert. Zach Deputy will headline w/The Heavy Pets 10PM. Things get going there at 10.
Capital Rep's intimate version of the classic "My Fair Lady" continues this weekend. Tickets run from $15 - $52.
Stuff for kids (big and little)
The New York City Ballet Stars join the Northeast Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at Proctor's on Saturday night at 7PM and Sunday afternoon at 2. $20-$30.
The Albany Art Room is open and stocked with all kinds of stuff to make fun holiday gifts. Take a look at their new exhibit of handmade work by local crafters.
Waterford's Holiday Parade kicks off on Saturday night at 7:00 on Broad.
Get your Dickens on
Longfellows restaurant is kicking off the holiday season on Sunday with a Dickens Village Festival. There's an English market with holiday gifts, food samples and carolers. $5 kids under 12 are free. Part of the proceeds benefit the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council.
Help the troops
The Schenectady Military Affairs Council is sponsoring a Troop Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 2 in the Rotterdam Square Mall. They'll be in the Community Corner in the food court collecting toiletries, hard candy, DVDs, white socks and letters of support to send to overseas troops for Christmas. They'll also take financial donations to defray shipping costs.
Go shopping, eating, or take in a show in nearby Northampton.
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