Stuff to do this weekend

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market River Street

The Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market (open 9 am-2 pm this year) is one of a handful of local farmers' markets headed outside this weekend for the first time this season.

A little sunshine, a little rain, and seasonal temperatures will make for a pretty typical spring weekend in the Capitol Region. But hey, it's good for the tulips.

After the jump, a few things you might want to try this weekend. Just bring your umbrella and you're raincoat and you'll be all set.

Doing something you don't see here? Drop it in the comments. And whatever you're up to, have a great weekend.

1st Friday
It's 1st Friday in Albany. Here are a few things you might want to check out:
+ The Machine Creative Coop is hosting I'm Tired, a show at its Lark Street headquarters featuring live painting by Radical! and Yark, as well as work from Greg Dunn, Loevscott, and Tony Thompson.
+ Albany Center Gallery opens the new T.E. Breitenbach: Then and Now.
+ Hush!, an art exhibit with work by a group of local artists, plus a DJ. $5 donation at the door.
+ Post 1st Friday events include the Capital Swing Dance at the Albany Elks Club, Mother Judge at The University Club, DJ Chrome at OH Bar and an indie acoustic Jam featuring Carl Daniels, Jesse Calhoun, Nick Shattell, Ragliacci, Alex Waters and Sam Davies at Hudson Disco-Tek.

Here's the full listing of 1st Friday events.

Survey says...
Friday: A stage version of the game show The Family Feud comes to The Palace. Friday at 8 pm, $27.50 - $47.50

Friday-Sunday: The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at the TU Center for a four-day run. This particular show, "Built to Amaze," appears to include all the things you'd associate with the circus -- including the animals, which has become a growing point of criticism in recent years. $28 and up

Roller derby
Saturday: There's a roller derby doubleheader at the Washington Ave Armory as the Albany All Stars and the Capital District Mens Roller Derby will both be skating in bouts. first whistle at 6 pm - $10 ahead / $12 at the door / $4 kids

CDCG Spring Brunch
Sunday: The annual Capital District Community Gardens Spring Brunch is this weekend. Over 100 local food purveyors will be represented at the brunch at the HVCC Siek Campus Center. Sunday 10am to 2pm - $25

Food Truck Showcase Of Upstate New York
Sunday: Ten local food trucks kick off the season at the Saratoga Eagles Club for the a food truck showcase. Music and kids activities. Sunday noon to 6pm - free admission

Bike Expo
Sunday: The Albany Bicycle Coalition is hosting its 4th annual Bike Expo at the Washington Park Lake House. Bike educators, experts and cycling vendors. Buy and swap gear. Sunday 10am to 4pm. Free admission.


All My Sons
Albany Civic opens a new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3 pm

Room Service
Schenectady Civic's new production of the comedy Room Service opens this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Boeing, Boeing
This is the last weekend for Home Made Theater production of the comedy Boeing Boeing, a farce about how an improved, faster Boeing jet interferes with the romantic life of a swinging 60s bachelor involved with three stewardesses. Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday at 2pm - $23/$26

Of Mice and Men
Hubbard Hall presents Of Mice and Men this weekend -- based on the John Steinbeck novel. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

The Price
Curtain Call Theater presents Arthur Miller's The Price, a drama about the price we pay for decisions. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm - $23

The God Game
Friday-Sunday: The new production at Capital Rep -- The God Game, Suzanne Bradbeer's play about "the private dilemmas that sometimes guide politics" -- is in previews this weekend. (Opening night in next Tuesday.) various times - $20 and up


The Nobodies of Comedy
Friday: The Nobodies of Comedy -- four young up-and-coming comedians billed as "the funniest comics you've never heard of" -- will be at Proctors. Friday 8 pm - $20-$28

Friday: Only two weeks left of Mop & Bucket Company's season of TheaterSports -- in which teams of improvisors compete based on audience suggestions. (Think Whose Line is it Anyway?) Friday at 8pm - $14 / $6 students and seniors.


Kill Your Darlings
Friday: Austin Bunn -- the screenwriter of the recent film Kill Your Darlings -- will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute film series. There will be a screening of the film, and then Bunn will give a talk and answer questions. Friday 7 pm, downtown campus, Page Hall - free

Fight films
This weekend at The Madison: Rocky, Fight Club, The Fighter and Cinderella Man.

Ben Hur
Sunda: Regal Cinema at Crossgates is screening Ben Hur, William Wyler's 1959 epic starring Charlton Heston and a famous chariot race. Sunday 2 pm.

+ The Jericho has a superhero double feature: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
+ The Hollywood is also showing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Heaven is for Real.
+ The Malta opens its two screens with Spider-Man and Robocop on one and Captain America and Rio 2 on the other.


Friday: Sam Roberts Band at The Hollow
Rock. 8 pm - $18

Friday: Action Bronson at Upstate Concert Hall Canceled.
Rapper, former chef. Rescheduled from March. With: Party Supplies, Mic Lanny, Mista Pigz, Galaxy. 8 pm - $20 ahead / $22 day of

Friday: Big Mean Sound Machine at Putnam Den
10+ member jazz/fusion/funk/jam band. With: Suitable Groove. 9:30 pm - $5

Saturday: Albany Pro Musica at Troy Music Hall
Performing Brahms' Requiem. 7:30 pm - $25 and up

Saturday: Miranda Sings at The Egg
YouTube parody/cabaret comedy. 7 pm - $26 and up

Saturday: Todd Park Mohr at Helsinki Hudson
Todd from Big Head Todd and the Monsters. 9 pm - $22 ahead / $25 day of

Saturday: Darren Lyons Group at Red SquareJazz/fusion quartet.
With: Doctor Magnum. 8 pm

Pass It On Children's Consignment Sale
Saturday-Sunday: The spring Pass it On Children's Consignment Sale is at the SportsPlex of Halfmoon. More than 650 vendors. Saturday 8 am-8pm, Sunday 8 am-2pm (half price day) - free admission

Albany History Fair - 1964!
Sunday: Albany's 15th annual History Fair is this Sunday at Historic Cherry Hill. The theme this year is "1964" -- the event includes 60s music, a 60s costume contest, a scavenger hunt, a Jeopardy game, and retro drinks and snacks. Sunday noon to 4 pm

Body Building Championships
Saturday: Proctors host the NYS body building pro-am. Saturday 10:30 am to 7:30 pm - $25 day pass

Baby Animals

Hancock Shaker Village
This is the last weekend to visit the baby animals at Hancock Shaker Village. 10 am to 4pm - $18 / $8 for kids.

Indian Ladder
The baby animals at Indian Ladder Farms are now accepting audiences. Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, $5 for adults, kids free when accompanied by an adult.

Learn to make brunch for mom
Saturday: Deanna Fox is leading a class at Different Drummer's Kitchen about cooking Mother's Day brunch. (Mother's Day is next weekend, you know.) Saturday 1 pm - $65

Farmers' markets
It's finally here -- farmers' markets have moved outdoors for the season:
+ The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market will be on River Street in downtown Troy on Saturday.
+ The Saratoga Farmers' Market is at the High Rock Park pavilions on Saturday.
+ The Schenectady Greenmarket is around Schenectady City on Sunday.
+ The Spa City Farmers' Market will be on the front lawn of the Lincoln Baths Sunday.

Proctors, The Palace, MopCo, Cap Rep, and Troy Music Hall advertise on AOA.

photo courtesy of Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market


Free Comic Book Day is also this Saturday at all local comic book shops!

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