4 years of SMCO
Celebrate the grand opening of the coffee shop, which has hosted a summer full of Collaborative shows and more, with free batch brew and iced coffee (limit one per customer).The shop’s new sister brand Touchy Coffee will also be releasing three new coffees as well, including two exclusive micro lots.
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7 AM – 7 PM | Free

The newest craft arts market in downtown Albany is a midday showcase for local art, music and culture, featuring exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters every Thursday in September. This week, enjoy live music from folk-rock trio Honey Slider. 
@ Tricentennial Park, Albany | 11:30 AM – 2 PM 

Oktoberfest Release Party
Mad Jack Brewing is releasing their annual Oktoberfest draft in style, featuring live polka music by Signature Brass Quintet and German food specials like brats, sauerkraut and pretzels. Prost!
@ Mad Jack Brewing, Schenectady | 5 PM 

Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series: Daniel Mccabe
The Hudson Valley-native filmmaker/photographer whose journalistic work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time Magazine, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN, among others. Daniel’s first feature-length documentary film “This Is Congo” premiered at the prestigious 74th Venice Biennale. Check out his collection of large-scale photography “exploring the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley and examining man’s interaction with the environment while paying tribute to the area’s history and culture.”
@ Basilica Hudson | 6 PM | Free

This quartet brings a night of vibrant, authentic Cuban music to Saratoga.
@ Mouzon House, Saratoga | 6:30 PM | Free

Capital Region Pride Singers
A subset of this LGBTQ choral group, made up of dozens of singers, will perform at Caffe Lena as part of the venue’s ongoing Pride Series.
@ Caffe Lena, Saratoga | 7 PM | $5-$10

Screening: George Romero’s ‘Season of the Witch’
A psychological thriller and Romero’s follow up to “Night of the Living Dead,” “Season of the Witch” follows a bored housewife who becomes entangled in the world of witchcraft. This can only end well, no?
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $6-$9

Tough Old Bird, Zan & The Winter Folk
The Buffalo brotherly duo is on tour celebrating the release of their new album “The Old Great Lakes.” Troy’s own folk group Zan & The Winter Folk will join them on this patio bill. 
@ Superior Merchandise Co., Troy | 7:30 PM | $5 suggested donation

Galene, Land, Man and Walrus Junction
Albany’s alt-indie Galene plays Super Dark Thursday with Western Mass garage rock trio Land, Man and Rochester’s alt-indie Walrus Junction. 
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9:30 PM | Free