It's going to be sunny and warm. All. Weekend. Long. So squeeze every last moment out of it. Here's our list of things to do this weekend. Doing something that isn't here? Share it with the group.
The first weekend of MoHu
The nine-day-long MoHu festival, which aims to highlight artistic vitality in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselar and Saratoga counties, starts on Saturday. This weekends MoHu events include music, film comedy, theater and architectural tours. Check each entry for times and prices.
This weekend at EMPAC you can check out electronic music from theAKOUSMA festival that was held recently in Montreal. Friday at EMPAC. 8pm - $18
The Capital District Sings!
A performance featuring singers from a bunch of area choirs and choruses, including the Albany Gay Men's Chorus, Chinese Community Center Chorus, Ne'imah Jewish Community Chorus, Electric City Chorus, Capital District Youth Chorale, Mendelssohn Club and the Octavo. Proctors. Sunday at 3 pm - $10
+ Tonight: Cuddle Magic, Railbird and Rosary Beard at UAG Brooklyn/Philly based songwriting collective and band Cuddle Magic joins locals Railbird and Rosary Beard (Matthew Loiacono and Hunter Sagehorn).
+ Saturday: Indie Fest at The Egg
The Rob Skane 3, Civilian, Museum Guards, The Sandy McKnight Fiasco and others. 7pm - $15
+ Saturday: The Ground Zero 10th Anniversary Show at RPI Nugent Hall
With the Bronzed Chorus, Zona Mexicana, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Arvid Noe, and Scouter. 7pm. $5
+ The touring company of Upright Citizens Brigade will bring its improv stylings -- now taught to thousands of students a year -- ">to MassMOCA on Saturday. 8pm - $20-35
+ Superior Donuts, Capital Rep's comedy/drama set in a donut shop in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago continues this weekend. Tonight at 8, Saturday at 3 & 8. Sunday at 2. $20-$60
Ristorante Paradiso introduces a new Roaring 20s-style burlesque show tonight at 9. $12.
+ The Saratoga Film Forum is showing Ghostbusters on Saturday night at 7:30, $7, $5 for members.
+ The Spectrum screens the National Theater Live production of the hit British play One Man, Two Guvnors. The film is Richard Bean's English version of Servant of Two Masters. You can see the National Theater's production at The Spectrum on Sunday at noon and Monday night at 7. $15, under 12 $12.
+ The Egg will screen the documentary A Suitcase Full Of Chocolate, a documentary about the life of pianist Sofia Cosma. Sunday at 3 pm and Monday at 7 pm. $10
+ Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam is hosting its annual Craft & Car Show on Saturday. Crafters, a hay maze, music food, wagon rides, classic cars and more. 10-4. Free.
+ One of the prettiest views in the Capital Region is from the cottage where Ulysses S. Grant spent his last days. On Sunday there's a family fall festival at the cottage before it closes for the season. The festival is free but tours are $5 ($4 for students and seniors).
+ Goold Orchard has an Apple Festival and Craft Show this Saturday, with food, crafts and NY Wines at the orchard. $8 adults, kids are free.
Columbus Day Festival
There's no Columbus Day parade in Albany this year, but Colonie's Cook Park is holding an Italian Festival with Food, music, kids activities and more. Saturday and Sunday noon to 8 pm. Free admission and parking.
Visit The Half Moon
The replica of Henry Hudson's ship is open for tours this weekend (including Monday). The ship is now docked at Riverfront Park in Albany. Tours are available from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday through Monday.
There will be two architectural tours of the UAlbany campus on Saturday as a part of MoHu. Saturday at 2 and 4, $5
The Ulitmate Terrors haunted house continues at the Altamont Fairground this weekend. $20 for adults, $16 for children
Hunter Mountain celebrates Oktoberfest this weekend with German music, food, drink, dancing and a grape stomping competition. Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-6. Free admission.
No rain and no clouds will make this a good weekend for star gazing. The Hirsch Observatory at RPI is open on Saturday from 8-10 for public observing. Free.
The farmers' markets in Troy, Saratoga, Delmar and Schenectady will be open this weekend in their regular spaces, so stop in, support area farmers and get as much seasonal goodness as you can.
Take a self guided tour of the new Living Walls murals. Here's a map of the mural locations.
Take a trip to Burlington, Vermont and stop along the way to see how ice cream, teddy bears, and beer are made.
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photo: Bennett Campbell
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