Stuff to do this weekend


It's the Big Red Freakout. And Clarkson still sucks.

Heat wave!!! Whooo-hooo!

Well, everything's relative.

If temperatures that push 30 degrees make you want to get out and do something, you'll find something to do after the jump.

Got something else in mind? We hear sharing keeps you warm.

Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend.

Troy Night Out
Grab your hat and scarf and head out to Troy Night Out. Shops and galleries are open late. Don't forget the official unofficial TNO After Party at Daisy Baker's.

Roller Derby
Saturday at 7 the Empire Skate Troopers take on the Department of Public Hurts in Albany All Stars Roller Derby at the Washington Avenue Armory. $12, $4 for kids under 12

Exit Dome IV
There's still time to get tickets fpr WEXT's Exit Dome show on Saturday night. Phantogram, The Charlie Watts Riots, Bryan Thomas, Nancy Walker, Slender Shoulders, Que Caro and The Rodeo Barons will perform. Saturday at 7:30 $60 gets you two tickets and supports WEXT.

More Music
+We Are Jeneric are playing Valentine's on Sunday with Wye Oak, Que Caro and If Madrid
+Erin Harkes plays a solo show at Moon & River Cafe tonight
+Rockapella, a five part a cappella group perform jazz, rock, R&B and doo-wop on Sunday at 8 at the Empire State Plaza. $29.50 We got ahead of ourselves.

TvFILM Festival
Don't feel like going out tonight? TvFilm will bring some great local music and locally made films to you tonight on WMHT. The TvFILM Festival includes performances by Margan and the Red Lions, Super400, Sean Rowe and Railbird, plus a night of interesting short films made by local artists (including Kevin Craig West's, The Greatest Man Alive). Tonight at 10 on WMHT.

Proctors LBGTQ film festival is already underway and continues through Sunday. There's a long list of films, from documentaries to campy classics. Here's a look at what to expect.

R.P.I.'s Big Red Freakout is this Saturday night. The Engineers face off against Yale at the Houston Field House at 7. But before you go, you'll want to read the rules.

Go out for breakfast
Here are a few good diners to try. But BYOS. (syrup. Bring your own syrup). Or linger over a boozy brunch.

Sneak a peak at spring
Stop in at the Albany Institute of History and Art this weekend and for $5 you can check out the amaryllis that are blooming for the upcoming Amaryllis Festival -- there's also a silent auction where you can bid on the flowers.

Academy Award double feature
The nominees have been announced and many of them are still playing in the Capital Region. Pick two and make your own double feature.

strong>Get outside
Embrace the cold by snowshoeing, cross country skiing or ice skating. On Saturday the Saratoga Plan is hosting a snowshoe hike up Spruce Mountain to the historic 1920s fire tower in Corinth. 10:30 to 2:30 with a lunch stop at the summit. Bring your own shoes.


Willard Mountain ( is holding their annual "Rock the Mountain" this Saturday. Activities for the kids during the day and a torchlight parade down the mountain @ 6:15, followed by fireworks! Always a good time :)

NOTE: Rockapella will be singing on the 30th - just not January 30th. They will be singing at The Egg on Saturday, April 30.

Editors: Thanks for the heads-up. Fixed.

I am sorry that the information has gotten out of my control but We Are Jeneric are not playing the Wye Oak show on Sunday. Its just if Madrid and Que Caro are opening. I know its been posted that way other places as well.

Not really the weekend, but Monday afternoon: 4.15 p.m. at the Recital Hall of UA's Performing Arts Center.

One of the world's leading neuroscience and brain-injury writers and speakers, V.S. Ramachandran, will be talking. He's a fabulously entertaining speaker and the science is both first-rate and accessible to all, including total non-scientists.

Wing Wars! Saturday in Troy; vote for the best wings in the Capital District (over 20 restaurants competing) Proceeds benefit St. Jude the Apostle School in Wynantskill ($20)

Wing Wars! Saturday in Troy; vote for the best wings in the Capital District (over 20 restaurants competing) Proceeds benefit St. Jude the Apostle School in Wynantskill ($20)

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