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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

2015 MAAC Men's & Women's Basketball Championships

March 05, 2015 to March 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)

With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is in its 34th year of competition...

Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour

March 12, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: $23-$63
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-487-2000
  • Visit Website

Date: March 12, 2015 Time: 7:00PM Doors Open: 6:00PM Event Details The Outsiders World Tour $62.50 GA Floor, 103-106 & 119-122 $48.00 101-102, 107, 118, 123-130 $38.00 205-209 & ...

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.

Gathering of the New York Farm Cideries

February 28, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Venue: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
  • 929 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Visit Website

On February 28th, 2014 Nine Pin Cider Works opened its doors marking the opening of the first licensed farm cidery in New York State. Now almost a year later there are 10 other farm cideries operating...

High School Wrestling Championships

February 27, 2015 to February 28, 2015

SESSION #1 Friday, February 27 9:30 am............................Parade of Champions/National Anthem 10 am - 2 pm..................Preliminaries: Division 1 and 2 2 pm - 4 pm.......

Jubilee Riots

February 28, 2015

Jubilee Riots - the group formerly known as Enter the Haggis -an eclectic band with bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, harmonica, trumpet and a roots rock rhythm section - return with both the new name and ...

Justin Townes Earle

March 04, 2015

In 2009, Justin Townes Earle was named "Best Emerging Artist" by the Americana Music Association and he has since risen to be one of the day's most prolific and acclaimed singer/songwriter...

Lecture: All Souls are Created Equal

February 28, 2015

In Shaker communities, men and women shared power. Many Shaker practices created friction between with existing "worldly" laws and led to intense legal battles and surprising changes in New ...

Lecture: Investigations at Atapuerca (Spain): Insights into Our Human Ancestors

March 18, 2015

The Sierra de Atapuerca, a World Heritage Site in northern Spain, has yielded an incredible amount of fossil remains including some of the earliest humans known from Europe. This lecture will highligh...

Lecture: Where North America Almost Broke Apart–Northern New York

March 04, 2015

In this talk, learn about newly recognized geological history in northern New York and southern Canada in the interval of 560-510 million years ago. A thousand mile-long subsiding feature first develo...

Leo Kottke

March 07, 2015

Leo Kottke's astounding virtuosity on six- and 12-string guitars is never less than awe inspiring and for more than three decades his unique musical vision has placed him among the foremost acoustic...

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...

Mary Gauthier, Allison Moorer

March 27, 2015

An evening with two of the day's most unique voices in alternative country music - Mary Gauthier, who explores rarely exposed American scenes with acclaimed songs such as "Drag Queens in Limous...

New Riders of the Purple Sage

March 13, 2015

The New Riders of the Purple Sage - the cosmic psychedelic country-rock band that rose from the revolutionary sixties with songs such as "Panama Red," "Last Lonely Eagle" and &qu...

Newsboys Audio Adrenaline with special guest Finding Favour & John Tibbs at The Palace

March 26, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $43, $28 & $23
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
  • Visit Website

"We Believe... God's Not Dead" Tour Two of the biggest acts in contemporary Christian rock hit the road in March for a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre with special guests Finding Favour &...

Ragamala Dance

March 14, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 28.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Ragamala dance freely moves between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender ...

Scoop on Poop

March 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
  • Visit Website

Did you know you can tell what animal has passed your way by examining the evidence they leave behind? Scat a term that scientist use to describe poop tells us a great deal about an animal, includin...

SELMA 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Continuing Struggle for Voting Rights

February 28, 2015

Keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark, will be joined by the Capital Region Youth Orchestra, Capital Region panelists, liturgical dancer and performers. T...

Souvenir

February 27, 2015 to March 22, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

By Stephen Temperley Feb 27 - Mar 22 At the turn of the last century, Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York phenomenon where she rose to fame for her annual sold-out recitals at the Ritz Carl...

Speakeasy: eba Benefit

March 07, 2015

eba Benefit Speakeasy Saturday, March 7 from 7-­?11ish pm eba Theater (the swankiest joint) Hudson Ave at Lark St, Albany www.eba-­?arts.org for information and tickets Show begins at 8:...

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Albany
  • Admission: Free
  • Visit Website

Parade Route: FROM Quail Street and Central Avenue. TRAVELS east, merging with Washington Avenue TURNS at City Hall and travels east on State Street to Pearl St.

Subnivean: Go Below the Snow

February 28, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
  • Visit Website

When the air is cold and there is snow on the ground it may seem like nothing is alive but the space between the ground and the snow surface can be full of life! This space is called the Subnivean Z...

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