Stuff to do this weekend

Les Miserables master of the house credit Matthew Murphy

The Broadway tour of Les Miserable continues this weekend at Proctors. / photo: Matthew Murphy

Four-day weeks sometimes feel longer than they should. But however long it took to get here, it's the weekend. Time for some fun.

We've put together a list of stuff going on this weekend that we thought you'd want to know about.

Planning something you don't see? Tell us about it in the comments so we can all see. And whatever you're up to, have a fantastic weekend.

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Troy Night Out
Friday: It's Troy Night Out -- the last one of the winter. On the docket:
+ An Amazing Race Trivia Competition
+ The Martinez Gallery will host Estamos Aqui (We Are Here) a black and white documentary photography exhibit featuring immigrant workers at the Saratoga Race Course and surrounding community.
+ Artist Tatana Kellner will give a talk at The Arts Center for the Capital Region on her exhibit Please Exit: Doors are closing. "Kellner's work often encourages us to question and think more deeply about political and social economic issues. The work on exhibit explores the concerns of immigrants using monoprint and hand stamped antique letterpress type." 7 pm

Saratoga Beer Week
Friday-Saturday: Saratoga Beer Week wraps up this weekend in Saratoga Springs:
+ Friday is Cider Night at the Saratoga City Center with tasting from more than 30 cideries. Friday 6-9 pm -- $35
+ The cap to the week is the Saratoga Beer Summit at the Saratoga City Center on Saturday. Saturday 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm -- $45 and up

Lake George Winter Carnival
Saturday-Sunday: The annual Lake George Winter Carnival wraps up this weekend. The festival includes activities such as human foosball tournaments, bonfires, polar plunges, helicopter rides, carriage rides, and kids activities on and around the lake. This weekend snowmobile ice drag races, glacier golf, chicken wing and Bloody Mary competitions, and more. Saturday and Sunday starting at noon -- free admission

Ice skating
We're starting to run out of winter (probably), so there's not a lot of days left at some of the ice skating spots around the Capital Region.


Les Miserables
Friday-Sunday: The Broadway tour of Les Miserable continues at Proctors this weekend. Friday 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm -- $30-$120

The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday-Sunday: Curtain Call Theater opens a new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm -- $25

Inspecting Carol
Saturday-Sunday: Home Made Theater presents <Inspecting Carol, a comedy about a dysfunctional community theater trying to put on a production of A Christmas Carol. Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm -- $24, $27

Saturday: The Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque brings its Out of Towners show to Hudson Steak and Seafood, with a lineup of performers from around the Northeast, including Scooter Pie. Saturday 8 pm -- $20

Loving Us Again
Sunday: The MopCo Theater hosts Loving Us Again, an evening of poetry, scenes, music and songs to honor Black History Month. Sunday 7 pm -- $5 ahead / $10 at door


Sherry Davey & Anthony DeVito
Friday-Saturday: The Comedy Works in Saratoga presents Sherry Davey (Nickelodeon) and Anthony DeVito (Steven Colbert). Friday and Saturday 7:30 and 9:30 -- $20-$50

Chris Redd
Friday-Saturday: Chris Redd headlines at the Albany Funny Bone. Friday and Saturday, various times and prices

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Adrienne Iapalucci at Proctors
Saturday: The Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series is back at Proctors with Bronx-born comedian Adrienne Iapalucci. "Her dark sense of humor is enhanced by her political incorrectness, and counteracted by her love of puppies." Saturday 8 pm -- $15 ahead / $20 at door

Friday: MopCo presents Maestro, an improv elimination challenge. Improvisors compete, creating games, scenes, and songs based on audience suggestions. Friday 8 pm -- $10 / $6 for students and seniors

Saturday: The Mop & Bucket Company continues its run of TheaterSports at the MopCo Improv Theater. Teams of improvisors compete by creating games, stories and songs based on audience suggestion. Saturday 8 pm -- $10 / $6 for students and seniors

Art Funds Art - bell's roar
Sunday: The Albany Social Justice Center is hosting an album-release show for bell's roar -- Albany's own Sean Desiree -- and the Art Funds Art project, which is raising money for LGBTQ artists of color. The lineup also includes the rap duo Katani and artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter. Sunday starting at 6:30 pm -- $5-$20


Friday-Saturday: moe. at The Palace
Friday with Aqueous, Saturday "All moe., All Night." Friday 7:30 pm / Saturday 8 pm -- $35 ahead / $40 day of / $65 two-show pass ahead

Friday: Deer Tick at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
"Deer Tick will play music from all their albums." 9 pm -- $25

Friday: Fetty Wap at Upstate Concert Hall
Rap. With: Jedi and Shumpo, Nemisis of Mind over Matter, AMJ. 8 pm -- $30 ahead / $35 day of

Friday: Upstate Winter Fest featuring Don Q & Friends at Putnam Place
Hip hop. 9 pm -- $25 ahead / $40 day of

Friday: Empire State Fest 2k18 featuring Jay Critch and Blak Ryno at Albany Capital Center
Hip hop. 9 pm -- $25

Friday: Shemekia Copeland at Helsinki Hudson
Grammy Award-nominated blues vocalist. 9 pm -- $25

Friday: Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at The Egg
"Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul." 8 pm -- $29.50

Friday: Idan Raichel at Troy Music Hall
"A global music icon who creates inspiring and soul-stirring music." 8 pm -- $29 and up

Friday: Mile Twelve at Caffe Lena
Contemporary bluegrass band. 8 pm -- $16

Saturday: The Declan McKenna show at The Hollow is sold out.

Saturday: Shelby Lynne at The Egg
"Shelby Lynne's original songs and selected cover tunes range through country, blues, Southern soul, roots rock, swing, jazz, and adult contemporary pop, all accentuated by her stunning vocals and tasteful arrangements." With: Teddy Thompson. 8 pm -- $34.50

Saturday: American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook at Troy Music Hall
"American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook is an evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible ­composers of the twentieth century, George Gershwin." 7:30 pm -- $25 and up

Saturday: Sinkane at MASS MoCA
"Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice." 8 pm -- $14 ahead / $20 day of

Saturday: Joseph Keckler at Helsinki Hudson
"Joseph Keckler is a widely acclaimed singer, writer, songwriter, and artist, with a rich, versatile three-plus octave voice and sharp wit." With: Dane Terry, Carol Lipnik. 9 pm -- $25

Saturday: Ric the Chef & Associates at The Low Beat
Ric Orlando and company. With: Hot Cousin. 8 pm

Saturday: Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys at Caffe Lena
With: Sara Milonovich. 8 pm -- $20

Sunday: Dropkick Murphys at Albany Capital Center
Celtic punk. 6:30 pm -- $35

Sunday: Valerie June at The Egg
Rescheduled from February 7. 7:30 pm -- $25 and up

Sunday: Luke Combs at Upstate Concert Hall
WGNA's 2nd Annual Heartstrings For Hope Show to benefit St. Jude's. With: Vinnie Michaels. 8 pm -- $15


Proctors is screening Oscar nominees Lady Bird and Three Billboards this weekend. various times -- $6

Regal Best Picture Film Festival
Regal Cinemas has lined up another "Best Picture Film Festival" -- it will be screening all nine films nominated for the 2018 best picture Oscar over the next 10 days. And it's selling a pass to see them all for just $35.

Oscar-nominated shorts
The Spectrum is showing the Oscar-nominated shorts -- live action and animated -- this week.

It Came From Schenectady: My Uncle John is a Zombie
Friday: The It Came From Schenectady series at Proctors is screening My Uncle John is a Zombie. Director John Russo, co-creator of Night of the Living Dead, will attend the event along with members of the cast. As with all ICFS events, there will be prizes, surprises, comfy couches, and themed drink specials. Friday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 for students and seniors

Romeo 3000
Saturday: The Arts Center of the Capital Region is screening Romeo 3000, a post-apocalyptic film with roots in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Saturday 7 pm -- $10


Saturday: UAlbany's men take on Maine at SEFCU Arena. Saturday at 7 pm -- $15 and up

Sunday: The Albany Patroons take on the Yakima Sunkings at the Washington Avenue Armory. Sunday 3 pm -- $10 and up


+ Friday: The RPI men's team takes on Cornell at Houston Field House. Friday 7 pm -- $12
+ Saturday: RPI faces off with Colgate in the Big Red Freakout at Houston Field House. Saturday 7 pm -- $15 (limited number remaining)

+ Friday: The Union men's team takes on Colgate at Messa Rink. Friday 7 pm -- $12
+ Saturday: The Dutchmen take on Cornell at Messa Rink. Saturday 7 pm -- $12

Learn to curl
Friday-Saturday: The Schenectady Curling Club is hosting a Learn to Curl open house this weekend. Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 9 am-4 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door / advanced registration recommended

Russian Winter Festival
Saturday-Sunday: Albany's New Russia Cultural Center hosts a Russian Winter Festival with traditional Russian music, dancing, food and more. Saturday noon-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-3 pm -- free admission


miSci's butterfly exhibit is back. "Watch butterflies at every stage of life - from egg to the chrysalis chamber to adulthood." Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm -- free with museum admission

State Museum mineral, gem, and fossil show
Saturday-Sunday: The NYS Museum hosts the annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale. "Vendors from the Northeast display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils and much more on the fourth floor terrace gallery." Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm -- $5

The State Museum also continues its Votes for Women, about the women's suffrage movement. And the first phase of its new Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal exhibit is open.

The Tang
The Tang Museum has Along the Border, an exhibit featuring instruments made from discarded objects found along the 2000-mile national divide between Mexico and the United States. "These works made from discarded cans, animal bones, shoes, bicycle wheels, leather, children's toys, and more, reveal the human impact of the evolving economic, social, and political relationships between the two nations over the past several years." On view through April 22

University Art Museum
The University Art Museum at UAlbany has two recently-opened exhibits:
+ This Place is a photography exhibit that "explores the rifts and paradoxes of the highly contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank."
+ Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space is a "sound reactive video installation exploring issues of identity, race, and popular culture."

Albany Institute
Well-Dressed, an exhibit of high fashion from the 19th century, continues at the Albany Institute of History and Art, along with an exhibit about the the anti-suffrage movement in Albany. Also almost its entire collection of Hudson River School works is on display.

The Clark
The Clark now has Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection. (On display through April 22.)

Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection has Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau. And the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery is also open.

There are a bunch of exhibits on display that make use of its huge gallery expansion.

Wheels at Work
The Saratoga Auto Museum hosts a Wheels at Work exhibit featuring tractors, tow trucks, taxi cabs and other vehicles that went to work.

The Art of Childhood
The Rensselaer County Historical Society hosts The Art of Childhood, an exhibit of selected images of children from babies and toddlers to teenagers on the edge of adulthood selected from their collection.

History of urban development in Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society recently opened a new exhibit called Changing Downtown: The Rise, the Raze, and the Revitalization of Schenectady.

Saturday: The Friends of Peebles Island State Park hosts a presentation on buttons through history, with information on local button manufacturers and tips on identifying special buttons. Saturday 2 pm -- free

Farmers' markets
+ The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is indoors at the atrium. Saturday 9 am-2 pm
+ The Saratoga Farmers' Market is indoors at the Lincoln Bathhouse Saturday 9 am-1 pm
+ The Schenectady Greenmarket is indoors at Proctors. Sunday 10 am-2 pm
+ The Spa City Farmers' Market is inside the Lincoln Baths. Sunday 10 am-2 pm.

Troy Makers Market
Saturday: Local craft vendors will display and sell wares at the Troy Makers Market in conjunction with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. Saturday 9 am to noon

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