Funny how four day weeks can somehow seem longer. Well, the weekend is back and chock full of fun options.
After the jump -- our weekly round-up of things that look promising. If you've got something else in mind, let us know about it.
Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend!
Tonight is 1st Friday in Albany. On the list of things to see:
+ The sculpture show at Marketplace Gallery, with performance, wood and stone sculpture
+ The 33rd Photo Regional at Albany Center Gallery
+ The Pride Week kickoff show at the Capital Pride Center in Center Square
+ The ASAP Daisies Art for ALS silent auction preview at The Albany Barn on North Swan Street (the auction is Saturday).
+ There's a post-party at Marketplace Gallery and the Capital Swing Dance ($15) at the Albany Elks Club (25 South Allen).
The Hellions of Troy face off against The Skyland Roller Girls on Saturday night at Rollerama in Schenectady. Doors at 7, Whistle at 8. $12, $3 for kids 12 and under.
Freihofer's Run for Women
The annual Freihofer's Run for Women is tomorrow in downtown Albany. Registration is pretty much closed at this point, but you can cheer others on. And there are a few road closures to watch out for.
The Mountain Jam music festival is this weekend at Hunter Mountain. The lineup includes My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Mavis Staples, The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck, and Tim Reynolds. It looks like there are single-day tickets still available for some days.
+SPAC's Battle of the Bands starts tonight at 6 at The Spa Little Theater. $15 gets you in to see all ten finalists, plus a pass to the post-battle Stone Revival Band show at Putnam Den featuring moe drummer Vinnie Amico. 6 p.m.
+ Saturday at Valentine's: B3nson night with Sgt Dunbar, Barons in the Attic, and others. (This was originally the Beware! The Other Head of Science farewell show, but that changed.) Downstairs at Valentines tomorrow: Charmboy, Alta Mira, Charlie Watts Riots.
+ The Sanctuary for Independent Media' Live from Lock One in concert recording series continues on Saturday with Todd Nelson's TN3. $10 admission ($5 student/low income) benefits the Youth Media Sanctuary Project. 8 p.m.
+ The Berkshire International Film Festival got underway yesterday and runs through Sunday at venues throughout Great Barrington and Pittsfield. Passes to the events seem to be sold out, but it looks like you can still buy individual tickets to many of the films for around $10 a piece.
+ Tonight at 11 pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show is being screened at The Linda with a shadow cast. 9 pm - $8
+ Blood Type: Ragu, Frank Ingrasciotta's one man autobiographical look back at his Sicilian relatives in Brooklyn, just opened at Capital Rep. You can see it tonight at 8, Saturday at 3 & 7:30, Sunday at 2:30. $30- $50
This could be a good weekend for a drive to Washington County. Weather permitting, Cambridge is holding a hot air balloon festival. Here's the schedule.
What's the plural of Elvis?
The annual Elvisfest is underway in Lake George. Oh, and if you've always wanted to get married by The King but can't make time to get to Vegas, this is your lucky weekend.
+ One more week to check out Graphic Design -- Get the Message! at The Albany Institute of History and Art. Tonight Laura Shore from Mohawk Fine Papers will be giving a talk about environmentally friendly graphic design and printing. The talk is at 6 and it's free as part of 1st Friday.
+ MASS MoCA has a few new exhibits to check out: The Workers, Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture, and Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum.
Also new at the museum: I Am Searching for Field Character, "a series of public conversations, performances, installations, workshops and a beer garden with a slew of artists, writers, designers and thinkers visiting North Adams, Massachusetts, over the course of the summer."
With all the rain we've been having, we're thinking that the areas waterfalls must be looking pretty good right now. Looking for some? Here's a place to start. (And do be careful.)
The Delmar Farmers' Market opens for the season this Saturday -- there will be llamas. Check out the markets in Troy or Saratoga on Saturday, or the Schenectady Greenmarket on Sunday.
AOA is a media sponsor of the Hellions. Capital Rep advertises on AOA. The Albany Institute has advertised on AOA in the past.
photo: Sebastien B
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