On the list of stuff to do this weekend: Change your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday. Otherwise you'll be an hour early for everything on Sunday.
For more interesting stuff to do this weekend, take a look at what we've put together after the jump -- a list of music, theater, film, food, beer, coffee and more.
Got something planned that didn't make it onto our list? Drop it in the comment section and share it with the rest of us.
And whatever you're up to, have a fantastic weekend.
The 1st Friday in November has arrived. Bundle up and wander around Albany to check out the art and music on Friday night. Shops and galleries are open late. A few things you may want to try:
+ The Albany Barn's Out of the Woods exhibit at Stage 1 on Swan Street includes artwork that represents the natural environment.
+ National Upholstering/Guild has prints and sculptures by Teresa and Carl Swidorski.
+ Upstate Artists Guild is featuring the work of J. Watsky and they're throwing a post event party with Rustic Justice & The Hudson Disco-Tek: grassroots acoustic music and hip hop from Jesse Calhoun & Appocalypz with special guests. Suggested donation for the post show event - $5
+ Alan Thomson's Little Big Band headlines the Capitol Swing Dance at 25 South. Allen St. $15 7:30 pm Free lesson with admission. Dancing starts at 8:30 pm.
Here's the full schedule is available.
On Saturday the Albany Ale Project will be at the Albany Institute to tap the cask on the first batch of Albany Ale made in more than a century. The project is exploring Albany's long and textured, if not somewhat faded, brewing history. Part of that exploration: brewing beers from old recipes -- and then drinking them. Saturday 5 pm - $15 (must be purchased in advance)
Learn to Homebrew
The Albany Brew Crafters homebrewing club is hosting a Learn to Homebrew Day in the community room at Honest Weight Food Coop. Beer tasting and home brewery building tips and a raffle. Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm -free
Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo
The annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo is this weekend at the ESP. Ski and snow vendors, contests, a chili/chowder/soup tasting, and kids activities. Friday from 1 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm - $10, kids free with paid adult
Empire State Plaza Fall Auto Show
If you're car shopping or you're just the kind of person who likes to look at cars, the Empire State Fall Auto Show is at the ESP this weekend. Friday 9 am-8 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm &Sunday 11 am-5:30 pm - free admission
NanoCollege community day
Saturday: The NanoCollege starts its annual NANOvember series of events with its annual community day open house. "Attendees will experience hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, timely presentations, and guided tours of CNSE's unrivaled Albany NanoTech Complex." Saturday 11 am-3 pm
The Future of Privacy and Free Speech
Friday: Well-known law professor/commentator Jeffrey Rosen will be at Skidmore for a talk titled "The Future of Privacy and Free Speech: Translating the Constitution in the Age of Google Glass and Wikileaks." Friday 8 pm, Palamountain Hall - free
Murder at Cherry Hill
Friday and Saturday: Relive the night of the notorious murder at Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany's last public hanging with dramatic tours. Various times - $15, $10 for members - reservations required: 518-434-4791
Live Life Local: Foods & Crafts from Around the County
Foods and crafts from around Albany County are highlighted at the Live Life Local event at the TU Center, part of the county's celebration of its 330th anniversary of its founding. Vendors, food tastings, craft demonstrations and chef Melissa Doney Sheridan from Hell's Kitchen will be leading a student demonstration and cook-off during the event. Sunday at the TU Center 11 am to 4 pm
Inherit the Wind
Classic Theater Guild presents Inherit the Wind-- the fictionalized version of the Scopes "monkey" trial -- at the Proctors Fenimore Theater this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2pm - $18.50, $15.50 students/seniors
Curtain Call Theatre presents Abigail 1702 -- a look at what happened to Abigail Williams ten years after The Crucible. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm - $23
The Secret Garden
Not So Common Players present The Secret Garden this weekend in the little theater at Shenendahowa High School East. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm - free
Dead Men Don't Itch
Schenectady Civic Playhouse presents a staged reading of the comedy noir Dead Men Don't Itch. Sunday 2:30 pm - free
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Proctors presents a production of the children's story Madeline and the Bad Hat. Sunday at 2 pm - $9, $7 under 17.
Williamstown Film Festival
The Williamstown Film Festival is already underway with screenings of films, discussions and parties. Friday at MASS MoCA there's a screening of A Birder's Guid to Everything -- the audience favorite at the Tribeca Film Festival -- followed by a party. Events and screenings go on all weekend, but some are already sold out, so check before you go.
Friday: The NYS Writers Institute hosts a screening of the the Palme d'Or nominated Mexican film El Ángel Exterminador with a post screening discussion with novelist and screenwriter William Kennedy and writers snstitute director Donald Faulkner. "The guests at a lavish dinner party find that they are psychologically unable to leave the host's mansion in this surrealistic masterpiece by director Luis Buñuel. As the days pass, the 'trapped' guests become increasingly belligerent and bizarre in their behaviors, ultimately reverting to various forms of savagery." Friday 7 pm, downtown UAlbany campus, Page Hall - free
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
This week's Movies and Mimosa film at The Criterion in Saratoga is the Bette Davis/Joan Crawford classic psychological thriller Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?". Saturday and Sunday at 11 am
A Touch of Sin
Saratoga Film Forum is hosting the regional premiere of the Chinese film Tian zhu ding (A Touch of Sin) this weekend. "Master filmmaker Jia Zhangke's A Touch Of Sin is a highly stylized, dystopian take on modern China, inspired by four true shocking events." Friday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3 pm - $7 / $5 for Film Forum members and students with ID
The Mop & Bucket Company begins its Spontaneous Broadway season this weekend. Based on audience suggestions, improvisors create a Broadway musical on the spot. Friday 8 pm at Proctors Underground - $14, $6 for students and seniors.
The Linda hosts a night of standup comedy with a lineup of local comedians. Friday 8 pm - $15
Friday: The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires performs at The Egg, "tracing the history of the tango from its origin on the streets of Buenos Aires through its evolution into contemporary ballroom styles." Friday night at 8 pm, there's a pre-performance talk in the lobby at 7:15 - $28
Saturday: Superhero Masquerade Ball at Putnam Den
With music from DJ Trumastr. "Leave your mild mannered alter ego at home and let your cape down at the masquerade event of the season. Villains welcome." 9 pm - free (21+)
Sunday: Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Massry Center
A mid-90s flashback. With: American Idol winner Lee DeWyze. 7:30 pm - $30 / $75 for "a two-hour pre-performance reception with gastro-pub fare, craft beer tasting, and food and beverage pairings"
Classical Music at the NYS Museum
Sunday: The Albany Musicians Association is hosting a "classical music showcase" at the State Museum. Quintets, duets and soloists from around the Capital Region will be playing in the Huxley Theater and the Adirondack Hall. Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm - free
The Albany Devils are at home at the TU Center against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night at 7 pm
Farmers' markets move inside
The farmers markets have moved indoors. Markets are open in Troy (Saturday at the Atrium), Saratoga (Saturday at the Lincoln Baths in Spa State Park), Schenectady (Sunday at Proctors), and the Spa City Farmers Market -- at the Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Springs (Sunday at the Lincoln Baths).
If you're wandering around the Troy Farmers' Market at noon, and you like coffee, you might want to try this. The Capital Region Coffee Collective is hosting a coffee tasting event on Saturday at the Lucas Confectionery in Troy -- they'll be offering samples of one coffee roasted to three different levels. Saturday at noon - free
Pick-your-own season is wrapping up this weekend at orchards around the Capital Region. Check the website of your favorite (or give 'em a call). Don't forget the cider donuts. Here are the results of the latest Tour de Donut.
Take a walk
It's a great season for strolling. Here are some of our favorite autumn walks.
The Massry Center/Saint Rose, The Mop & Bucket Company, The Spectrum, and The Lucas Confectionery advertise on AOA.
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