Above: Charles O’More plays The Collaborative’s latest show tonight at Albany Distilling Co. Bar & Bottle Shop at 7:30 PM.  Photo: Kiki Vassilakis


Saratoga County Fair 
This weekend you do not want to miss all this food, rides, music, entertainment, animals and more!
@ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa | All weekend | $12 general admission, kids 12 & under free

Troy Night Out: Party Like It’s 1969
Come to Troy for this months Troy Night Out! There will be plenty of arts exhibit openings, live music and restaurant specials to choose from.
@ Downtown Troy | 5-9 PM | Free

‘Culture Consumed’: Exhibit Reception
Artist Niki Haynes is currently exhibiting the culmination of a body of work spanning the last 15 years. Her intention has been for the pieces to resonate together “to identify and acknowledge our collective consumption and all it entails, encouraging us to stand back and absorb the big picture, adjust and re-approach.”
@ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6 PM | Free

Holistic Theory Flow & Glow
A “Yoga & More” series taking you a holistic experience that infuses body paint, yoga, chanting, tea, live music and performances by soul artist The Age, poet D. Colin and more. 
@ Holistic Theory, Castleton-on-Hudson | 6:30 PM | $40 

GEM Fest Kick-Off
Troy grunge/punk crew Candy Ambulance, Rochester’s garage punk Anamon and Glens Falls indie-punk No More Death Stars kick off the weekend of GEM Fest in style.
@ Mean Max Brew Works, Glens Falls | 7 PM | Free

Train with Goo Goo Dolls
Pop rock bands Train and the Goo Goo Dolls perform with special guest Allen Stone.
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 7 PM | $29.50-125

Deep Grooves on the Patio
The Collaborative presents local musicians Charles O’Moore (soul, R&B) and Lone Phone Booth (solo indie rock).
@ Albany Distilling Co | 7:30 PM | $5 suggested donation

Pass the AUX – A Taste Of Honey 
The ladies of the local music scene take over the DJ booth at Pint Sized.
@ Pint Sized, Albany | 8 PM | Free

E.L. Doctorow’s novel comes to life in this new production of “Ragtime” at the Mac-Hadyn Theatre. The show runs through Aug. 4.
@ Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham | 8 PM | $15-39.50 

Savoy After Dark: Not an Airplane, Front Biz, Northway, Drobakid
Late night alt-country, intergalactic rock, math punk and indie rock
@ Savoy Taproom, Albany | 10 PM | Free


The Upstate Experience
TOOKTIMECO is spotlighting the local talents and businesses our area has to offer, featuring clothing, art, sneakers, home goods, food, jewelry, barbers, health professionals and more. Contact tooktimeco@gmail.com for questions or more information.
@ Washington Avenue Armory, Albany | 12 PM | $5 entry for ages 12 and up or free with a clothing donation. 

Stop – Drop – Art
An open art session in a community setting. Bring your materials and get inspired.
@ Urban Aftermath, Albany | 6 PM | Free

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Will Kempe’s Players presents a “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This Shakespeare classic is not one to miss.
@ Central Park, Schenectady | 7 PM | Free

Live @ Electric City Barn
Open mic for all, come show off what you’ve been working on.
@ Electric City Barn, Schenectady | 7 PM | Free

Scotty McCreery
107.7 WGNA presents “American Idol” country star Scotty McCreery with local artist Chelsea Sulkey.
@ Capital Hills Golf Course, Albany | 7:30 PM | $30 advance

Joe Bonamassa 
The American guitarist, singer and songwriter heads to SPAC this Saturday evening.
@ Saratoga Performing Arts Center | 8 PM | $65-205

Ahmed Ahmed
You may recognize Ahmed from starring as “Ahmed” on Sullivan and Son. Check out some of his standup in the video below.
@ Funny Bone, Albany | 10 PM | $15 

Polly Sea!
A magical summer dance party featuring music from Troy’s own and beloved Chill Smith, with special guests live drumming band Berkshire Bateria, DJ Raquita from Brooklyn and late night slow jams from Albany’s DJ Mercy. Featuring a photo booth and costume contest (wild ocean-themed outfits welcome) this event is raising funds for Teamhero in Troy, which serves the youth of Troy with mentorship and life skills. 
@ Post Contemporary – Woodside, Troy | 9:30 PM | $10-$100 donations welcome


Outdoor Yoga
Start your Sunday right with some outdoor yoga in Riverfront Park in Troy. Toni Smith of Heartspace will lead the class.
@ Riverfront Park, Troy | 9 AM | Free

The Growlers
The LA surf/psych rock band heads to Albany this Sunday with special guest Diane Coffee.
@ Skyloft, Albany | 8 PM | $30-35

Let ’70s hit singer/songwriter Melanie ease you out of the Sunday scares.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs | 6 PM, 8:30 PM | $50


Cadance, Rhythm and Rhyme 
Head to Superior Merch this Sunday afternoon for some unplugged music by locals The Abyssmals and Onlyness and readings of selected works by Amelia, Rick Spataro, Paige Allen and more.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 3-5 PM | Free

Tristan Schipa Art Opening
Celebrate artist Tristan Schipa new work “Just Dandy and some collages that make up “WalkinTree”.
@ HiLo Catskill | 7 PM | Free