Weekend in the Capital Region: Oct. 7-10

Weekend in the Capital Region: Oct. 7-10


The Abyssmals, The Televisionaries, The Low Spirits

8 PM @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy | $10

Hey Greasy presents this rager of a show featuring Rochester rockabilly crew The Televisionaries, their garage punk neighbors The Low Spirits and Capital Region garage rock legends The Abyssmals.


Cold Chocolate
8 PM @ Park Theater, Glens Falls | $20-$22

Come out for some Cold Chocolate, a Boston-based Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to make some magic. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root’s music scene’s finest players, they’ll charm you with their skilled musicianship.

Collar City LatinX Night: Callejera
8 PM @ 518 Craft, Troy | FREE
Hit the street for this instructional salsa session and follow-up dance party in Monument Square hosted by David Aloka. 

Hartley’s Encore and Glass Pony
8 PM @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs | $15

A jam-filled night of music and fun, presented by Guthrie Bell Productions. Hartley’s Encore is a funk-soul band out of Albany described as “equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch.” Glass Pony is a groovy, high energy psych rock band that will keep you on your feet. Come through. 

Jackie Venson
8 PM @ The Linda-WAMC Performing Arts Center, Albany | $15
Austin multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Jackie Venson has gained a following for her beautifully complex music. Venson has performed along with artists like Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, and Citizen Cope, to name a few. On April 20, she released a new EP, jackie the robot vol 1, composed entirely of remixes of her catalogue to show her growth as both a musician and producer. In October, Jackie released her latest studio album ‘Vintage Machine’, her first studio follow up to 2019’s ‘Joy’. Music from “Vintage Machine” was featured heavily on Jackie’s taping for Austin City Limits’ 46th season, and she released the full set on “Live at Austin City Limits” in December. With the uncertainty of the times we’re living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson- she’s going to play her music, speak her truth, and spread as much joy as she can doing it.

“Where There’s Smoke: Ilium Burns”
8:30 PM @ Trojan Hotel, Troy | $15-$22

Join Troy Foundry Theatre for their last immersive play to take place in the historic Trojan Hotel. “Inspired by the events and the social context surrounding the Great Fire of 1862 in Troy, NY, ‘Where There’s Smoke: Ilium Burns’ will bring the audience into an immersive world of American cataclysms, both internal and external with characters spanning from the Civil War to present day.”



Fall Festival 2021
9 AM @ Maple Ski Ridge, Schenectady
Get your fall-themed goods at this big community gathering stocked with local treasures. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Block Party
10 AM @ Unity House of Troy | FREE
Unity House will host this community block party to continue raising awareness for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Party will include food, music, activities, and resources for families.

Blue Ranger
6 PM @ The Barrelhouse, Saratoga Springs | FREE

Troy band Blue Ranger will kick off their first East Coast tour supporting Pinegrove with this intimate Saratoga show featuring old, new and improvised songs. Don’t you miss this. 

Down Beat: Ebro, Pink Nois, Jack Tracy, Johron, Kortnee
7 PM @ Rocks, Albany |
Don’t miss this evening of one of a kind performers from the Capital Region and beyond. Music, dance and more, this is going to be an *experience*



Whose Live Anyway?
7 PM @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy | $44.50+
Rescheduled from the 2019-2020 season, this 90-minute, hilarious improvised comedy and song made famous from long-running TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis, will crack up audiences with witty scenes and sharp humor. Audience participation is key so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! 

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