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Looking for something to do? There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and higher education institutions all around the region. There is plenty of nightlife along Broadway, Pearl, and Lark Streets, and along Madison Avenue, too. Albany also boasts a number of art and history venues for your enjoyment. We can't wait for you to visit!

Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

An Afternoon with David Righeschi and Friends

April 12, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Proctors
  • Venue: Proctors
  • Admission: $55, $35 for students
  • 432 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Visit Website

Direct from Florence, Italy, internationally acclaimed tenor David Righeschi has graciously consented to return to the Capital Distrcit for a concert benefit for the IACF of NY and the Epilepsy Founda...

David Bromberg & Larry Campbell to Perform at The Egg!

April 19, 2015

David Bromberg and Larry Campbell will perform at The Egg on Sunday, April 19th at 7:30 PM as part of the American Roots & Branches concert series. The two guitar virtuosos - who are equally a...

Easter Brunch at Albany Pump Station

April 05, 2015

We will be featuring: Omelet Station Eggs any style with an assortment of garnishes Carving Station Nodines Applewood Smoked Ham Garlic Studded Leg of Lamb Buffet Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Bu...

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014 to December 19, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845
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The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

Gregory Alan Isakov at The Egg

April 10, 2015

With compositions that tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place, Colorado based singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will perform in support of his recent recording...

Hamlet

April 21, 2015 to May 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A Classics on Stage Production By William Shakespeare Directed by Kevin McGuire Apr 21 - May 10 The granddaddy of all the Bard's work, HAMLET remains one of the most oft-quoted and revered s...

K. Michelle at the Palace

May 01, 2015

Being an artist is about fearlessly breaking the boundaries. K. Michelle takes pride in that part of her job. Her first full-length album, 2013's Rebellious Soul, flipped the script for R&B and en...

Let's Go Take A Trip

January 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? Ages 4-6 years old The first Saturday of the month take a trip and be a time traveler throughout the Adirondack Wilderness, New York Metropolis, Native Peoples' Longhouse...

MOVE Music Festival

April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015

The MOVE Music Festival is an ILMG and Avid Entertainment production. The festival will consist of approximately 100 acts performing at venues across Albany, New York on April 24-26 2015. The main pur...

Seeds of Growth Kids' Program

April 08, 2015

When it's time to plant your garden, you might go to your local hardware or garden store to buy a few paper packages of seeds. Have you ever wondered why seeds are sold in these little paper envelopes...

Shaker Music & Dance

April 04, 2015

The Shakers wrote over 10,000 songs throughout their more than 200 year history in America. Those attending this interactive program will learn about the various types of songs, the musicology behind ...

Shaker Music & Dance

April 04, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877

The Shakers wrote over 10,000 songs throughout their more than 200 year history in America. Attend this interactive program to learn about Shaker songs, the musicology behind them, and their spiritual...

Sufjan Stevens at The Palace

April 15, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $45, $40, $35 & $30
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Visit Website

To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April including a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre. Carrie & Lowell will b...

Tapping Into History

April 09, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: $3 per child, parents accompanying them will be free
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
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During Spring break kids and their parents are invited to drop in to Crailo State Historic Site between 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. on Thursday April 9, 2015 to learn how Native Americans and early Dutch...

The Price Is Right Live!

April 10, 2015

The Price Is Right LiveTM is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new c...

The Shakers and the Rise of Religious Thinking in America Special Guest Speaker Vernon Benjamin

April 24, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-465-7890
  • Visit Website

Vernon Benjamin is the author of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to Civil War (Overlook Press, June 2014). He has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College...

Twinkle Time

April 08, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3 for all seats
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-1217

Twinkle Time- Young sky watchers discover twinkling stars, planets, constellation pictures and sky stories inside our planetarium dome. Program followed by a craft project and popcorn. Geared for chil...

USS Slater Tours

April 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: USS Slater DE766
  • Venue: USS Slater DE766
  • Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for children
  • Broadway and Quay Sts.
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-431-1943
  • Visit Website

A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convo...

Special Events

5th Annual Canstruction: Heroes!

April 01, 2015

Canstruction returns to the State Museum next month! Teams of architects, engineers, contractors and students will create innovative structures around this year's theme of "heroes". The st...

A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA

February 14, 2015 to December 31, 2015

The New York State Museum will open a new exhibition featuring Shaker photographs on February 14. A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA features the photography of Noel Vicentini and do...

An Evening With Time for Three

April 18, 2015

The genre-crossing, dynamic classical string trio Time For Three brings their unique twist on classical tradition to the Albany Symphony for the first time in this Americana-inspired program. Hear Zac...

Art for All

February 07, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Bring your family to the museum and express your creative side in our drop-in art making sessions. Activities include creating your own baseball cards, collage, painting, and more! Free with museum a...

Artist Lecture Series: Jenny Kemp at Sage's Opalka

April 16, 2015
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Location: Sage College of Albany: Opalka Gallery
  • Admission: Free
  • 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Phone: 518-292-7742
  • Send Email

Named in the The Huffington Post article "10 Painters Who Are Changing Their Medium In The 21 Century" (Oct. 3, 2014), fine artist Jenny Kemp will conclude the 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series ...

Babe Ruth in Albany - lecture

April 19, 2015

Frank M. Keetz, Author and Historian Local author and baseball historian Frank Keetz will relate tales about George Herman "Babe" Ruth, who came to Albany with Yankees teammate Lou Gehrig...

Baseball Trivia Night

April 08, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: $25 non-members; $20 members (Tickets include baseball cards that may be traded for refreshments and beer)
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Hosted by the Times Union Sports Editorial Team So you think you and your friends know something about baseball? Join us opening week for an exciting baseball trivia challenge and test your game! P...

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