What’s Up, Upstate? – Weekend of 9/12 – 9/15

What’s Up, Upstate? – Weekend of 9/12 – 9/15

Ah, the weekend. Time to relax and enjoy your time away from the 9-5 grind. Or maybe it’s time to pack everything you possibly can into the next 72+ hours. Our weekend guide has you covered for most of the things happening in the Albany/Schenectady/Troy (and slightly beyond) region.

Thursday, September 12th

Art, Plays + Talks:
Knit and Crochet Circle + FitFoodArt Shop Reception / 5pm / Storied Coffee in Scotia
After Dark: Pints & Puzzles / 6pm /  MiSci in Schenectady
Broadway Bound by Neil Simon / 7:30pm / Curtain Call Theatre in Latham

Crazy Rich Asians / 6:30pm / Times Union Center
Foreign Film Series: Footnote / 6:30pm / Halfmoon Public Library in Clifton Park

Live Music:

Hartley’s Encore + Hunny Ten / 7pm / The Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Albany
Super Dark Thursday: This Lives Here / Free Money / Machete / 9:30pm / Desperate Annie’s in Saratoga
Skip Parsons / 7:30pm / McGeary’s in Albany 

Bars, Dance Nights and Clubs:

Therapy Thursday Purple Party / 11pm / Waterworks in Albany 

Friday, September 13th

Art, Plays + Talks:

518 Talks: Women Empowerment / Urban Co-Works in Schenectady / 6pm
Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour / 25 Quackenbush Sq. In Albany / 4pm 


Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour / 25 Quackenbush Sq. In Albany / 4pm

Live Music:

Bury Your Dead, Upon A Burning Body / 7:30pm / Upstate Concert Hall
The Final Sleep, 1476, Hundreds of AU and Faced / 8pm / Fuze Box in Albany
New Feeling w/ Hans Christopher / 8pm / Pint Sized in Albany
One Eleven Heavy, Brule County Bad Boys, Kieran Robbins + Chief / 8pm / The Low Beat in Albany
Loverboy + Charlie Farren / 8pm / Skyloft Albany
Maurice John Vaughn / 8pm / The Linda in Albany
Friday the 13th w/ Seaspan / Gozer / Comrade Nixon / 8:30pm / Pauly’s Hotel in Albany
Friday the 13th Part II – The Jagaloons Record Release Party / 9pm / Franklin Alley Social Club in Troy

Festivals, Fairs & Markets:

Basilica Soundscape 2019 / 5:00pm / Basilica Hudson

Live Comedy:

Steve Martin & Martin Short / 7:30pm / SPAC 

Bars, Dance Nights and Clubs:

Friday Nights @ Waterworks / 11pm / Albany
Fresh Squeeze Fridays / 11pm / City Beer Hall in Albany

Saturday, September 14th

Art, Plays + Talks:

Art’s Bar / 11am / The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy
Hiddens: The Mystery Art Show / 6pm / Collectiveffort in Troy

Live Music:

Music is Medicine Festival featuring: Brett Bollinger (Pepper), Hartley’s Encore, Resinated, Joint Operation, Brothers Grim Band, The Late Shift & Audic Empire / 1pm /  Putnam Place in Saratoga
Potty Mouth / Deep Slut / Ativan Gogh / LOC / 8PM / Chateau in Albany
Avatar / 8pm / Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park
Here Come the Mummies / 8pm / Skyloft in Albany
Bendt / 9pm / Excelsior Pub in Albany

Festivals, Fairs & Markets

PearlPalooza 2019 / 11am / Downtown Albany*
Troy Farmers Market / 9am / Troy Waterfront
Shaker Fall Harvest Craft Fair / 10am / Shaker Heritage Society in Albany
2nd Annual Albany Book Festival / 10am / SUNY Albany
18th Annual Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival 10am / Little Falls, NY
Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival / 11am / Saratoga County Fair Grounds in Ballston Spa
Open House Psychic Fair / 12pm / Healing Whispers in Albany
Electric City Food Truck Festival / 12pm / Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady
Albany Hard Cider & Donut Fest / 2:55PM / The Lionheart Pub in Albany
Centre Street’s Annual Oktoberfest / 4pm / Centre Street Pub in Schenectady
Hispanic Heritage Celebration / 4pm / River’s Edge in Amsterdam 

Live Comedy:
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show presents Doug Smith / 8pm / Proctors

The Big Lebowski / 7pm / Proctors in Schenectady 

Bars, Dance Nights & Clubs:
80s Dance Party / 9pm / The Fuze Box
90s Night / 11pm /  City Beer Hall in Albany
Saturday Nights / 11pm /  Waterworks in Albany 


Dog Day & Pet Rescue Event / 10am / Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont
Stand Against Racism / 12:30pm / Siena College in Loudonville  


Color Me Rad Albany / 9am / Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa
Moonlight Maze / 6pm / Schulyler Farms in Schuylerville

Sunday, September 15th

Live Music:

Honey Slider / 3pm / Nine Pin Cider in Albany
Refrigerators / 3pm / The Mill on Round Lake
Glass Pony / 4pm / Sawmill Tavern in Schenectady
Venom Prison and Homewrecker / 6pm / Chrome Food & Spirits in Waterford
Blues Jam / 7:30pm / McGeary’s in Albany
Keep Up / Between Now and Forever / Avenue A / 7:30pm / Pauly’s Hotel in Albany
Bethlehem steel / well wisher / tru / lemon of choice / 7pm / Buddie’s Basement in Albany
The Crazy Switch Asians Tour / 8pm / Fuze Box in Albany
Candy Ambulance, La Neve, White Devil and the 666 / / 8pm / The Low Beat in Albany
Russel the Leaf / Someonelse / Not an Airplane / Lone Phone Booth / 8pm / Jacobs Ladder in Troy
Built To Spill / 8pm / Upstate Concert Hall
Departure / 8pm / Skyloft in Albany 


4th Annual Bark & Brew / 2pm / Wolf Hollow Brewing Company in Schenectady


Board Game Brunch / 11am /  Bard & Baker in Troy 

Festivals, Fairs & Markets:

Schenectady Greenmarket / 10am / Schenectady City Hall
Niskayuna Food Truck Festival / 12 pm / Zenner Road Soccer Park in Niskayuna 


Goat Yoga / 10am / Saratoga Winery
Zentangle! /  3pm / Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany 

All Weekend:

Troy Restaurant Week
Better by Michelle Carter / 7:30pm Thursday – Saturday and 2pm Sunday / Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill
Mary Poppins / 8pm on Thursday, 7pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday / Cohoes Music Hall

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