This just might be the single busiest weekend of the year, so we really don’t want to hear a single peep out of anyone complaining that there’s nothing to do in Nippertown. Seriously.
Here are just a few suggestions:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Lecture and opening reception for Jennifer Dalton‘s “Is It Just Me?” @ the Teaching Gallery @ Hudson Valley Community College, Troy (FREE)
“Capital Region’s Got Talent” @ Revolution Hall, Troy (FREE)
Colleen Pratt & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady (FREE)
3rd Thursday arts walk @ various locations in Pittsfield, Mass. (FREE)
Los Lobos with Jonah Smith @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass.
Discussion with Annea Lockwood, Margaret Cogswell and Ian Berry @ the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (FREE)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Art Night Schenectady @ various locations, Schenectady (FREE)
The Shakin’ Bakers @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy
Rory Block @ the Church of St. James, Chatham
Assembly of Dust with Nautilus @ Revolution Hall, Troy
The Red Haired Strangers with Rattling Baddlies @ the Albany Public Library, Albany (FREE)
The Let It Roll Fest @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent
The Speckers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Son Volt with Sera Cahoone @ The Egg, Albany
Hispanic Heritage Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (FREE)
Dougie MacLean @ the Eighth Step @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady
Juliette Lewis with American Bang, the Ettes @ Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass.
The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa (also on Saturday)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
The Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (FREE) (also on Sunday)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany (FREE)
Eddie Money with Johnny Rabb & the Jailhouse Rockers @ Monument Square, Troy (FREE)
Jill Hughes CD release party @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady
The Drum Boogie Festival @ Cornell Park, Kingston (FREE)
The Last Conspirators with the Blisterz and Blackcat Elliot @ Jason’s Upstairs Bar, Hudson
Samara Lubelski with Joshua Burkett @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Bell X1 with Wild Light @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Red Hen CD release party @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park
Railroad Earth with Elephant Revival @ The Egg, Albany
“Songs for Freedom” with the Basement Band, Sean Rowe @ Revolution Hall, Troy
Son Volt with Sera Cahoone @ Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Chowderfest @ River Street, Troy (FREE)
Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra @ Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, Mass. (FREE)
Peter Mulvey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
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