Above: Useless Cans. Photo Credit: uselesscans.com


Free Co-Working at the Electric City Barn
Get that project done in a new environment, featuring local artists and plenty of inspiration.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 10 AM – 7 PM | Free

Mission Accomplished Transition Services presents: The Satisfaction Outlet
Shop from a selection of gently used, fashion forward business attire for all. Shopping requires the purchase of a reusable $5 “Satisfashion” bag. Along with traditional clothing, find accessories, shoes, suits and separate pieces to help you be more confident in the workplace. Take advantage of services such as personal styling with local professional stylists, tie and bow tie demos, scarf demos, on-site tailoring services, and a skin care and beauty bar with an independent Mary Kay consultant while you enjoy music and light refreshments. 100 percent of the Satisfashion Outlet profits are invested in the Fashion Edition Institute, an 11-week business development and coaching program for rising fashion professionals and entreprenuers living in the Capital Region.
@ Hudson Valley Community College – Campus Center, Troy | 2 PM | $5

Food Truck Festival at The Shirt Factory
Enjoy local food and live music from Troy acoustic duo The Tradition at the Glens Falls gallery.
@ The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls | 5 PM

Alive at Five: Quiet Riot
The American heavy metal band founded in 1973 performs a free concert as a part of the Alive at Five series. The band is ranked No. 100 on VH1’s 100 greatest artists of Hard Rock. The band will be releasing its their latest album of all new original music this summer.
@ Jennings Landing, Albany | 5 PM | Free

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: ‘GIFT’
Robin McKenna‘s documentary “GIFT” is an intimate exploration of real-life “gift economies” inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World.” Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a life of giving, the film aims to reflect on the creative process and power of imagination as well as the reasons we labor in service of our gifts. The screening will be followed by Q&A with McKenna and musician and author of “The Art Of Asking,” Amanda Palmer. Local Wildfire food truck will be onsite starting at 6:30 PM.
@ Basilica Hudson | 7:30 PM | Free

Clash of the Comics
Ever wanted to test out your comedic skills? Well now is your chance! The 10 people who bring the most guests of the first 15 people to sign up get to perform. If being up on stage isn’t your thing, for $10 you can laugh in the audience. 
@ Funny Bone Comedy Club, Albany | 7:30 PM | $10

Mdou Moctar with Geezer
Niger-based artist Mdou Moctar is known as the one of the first musicians to perform modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar music, incorporating synth and autotune vocals with electric guitar. Kingston-based psychedelic riff rock band Geezer will open along with DJ Grimaldi, spinning some world, stoner and psych.
@ BSP Kingston | 7:30 PM | $12

Spontaneous Noir
If you like theater, improv and comedy, this show is for you!
@ Mop Co Improv Theatre, Schenectady | 7:30 PM | $5

Blue Oyster Cult 
Don’t fear the reaper. This seminole hard rock band has influenced everyone from Metallica to Ghost. We can’t imagine how the mall will survive this one. 
@ Skyloft, Albany | 8 PM | $45 

Electric.kitchen with Echonaut
Mark Lentczner and Paul Buser will lead this evening of live experimental electronic music conceived for live improvisational performance, ranging in form from dub-techno to beat-ambient. techno and experimental ambient producer Echonaut will play an opening set. 
@ HiLo Catskill | 8 PM | Free

Super Dark Thursday: Useless Cans with Front Biz 
The Useless Cans are a gypsy swing folk punk from Troy and Front Biz is a funky “earth rock” group from Albany. 
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 9 PM | Free