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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

Compound Fragments

July 08, 2016 to August 12, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Compound Fragments July 8-August 12 Tues-Sat noon-5pm Albany Center Gallery Contemporary pieces by artists Katherine Chwazik and Tara Fracalossi will be on exhibit in the gallery space July ...

Farmers Market

May 04, 2016 to October 28, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Friday)

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is host to a year-round Farmers’ Market program. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to support local business, promote healthy foods and...

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Museum Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Museum Hours (after August 27): Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday noon – 4 pm
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Venue: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4035
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Future Perfect is an artwork exhibit that explores the relationship humans have with the natural world. It aims to inform visitors how we view the past, the present, and how we might imagine the fut...

Made in the Shade of The Egg: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

July 27, 2016

From Prince Edward Island in Canada, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a trio playing a mix of Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The "Made in th...

NYC Ballet performs JEWELS

July 27, 2016 to July 30, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

NYC Ballet at SPAC JEWELS Wednesday, July 27 2016  Saturday, July 30 2016 In honor of their fifty year partnership, SPAC and NYCB present an unforgettable season: 16 ballets by 8 ch...

Return of the Dinosaurs

June 04, 2016 to September 18, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Location: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Admission: Children (3-12) $7.50; Seniors (65+) $9; Adults $10.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518.382.7890, ext. 297
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It's prehistoric at the miSci! These reptilian guests are a group of 10 animatronic dinosaurs for visitors to meet throughout the museum, each with realistic skin, moving body parts, and even roars....

Saratoga Race Course Summer Meet

July 22, 2016 to September 05, 2016
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • 267 Union Ave
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Saratoga Race Course is full of excitement and special events all season long, so get in on the action!

Whole New Ballgame Exhibit

November 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of baseball's most recent era in its Whole New Ballgame exhibit. The Museum's newest permanent exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gall...


July 27, 2016

New Album - Sensuous Chill Available Worldwide January 29 Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album - Sensuous Chill - and the news o...

Special Events

Trivia Night at LAX

March 09, 2016 to December 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: LAX On Lark
  • Admission: Free to play!
  • 205 Lark St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Trivia Night with Chad Koenig! Great prizes, drink specials, & more! 

On-Going Events

35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective

April 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • 324 Caverns Rd
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
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This exhibition features highlights from the Iroquois Indian Museum's 35 years of presenting contemporary Iroquois art. Elements from past exhibits include those from Baseball's League of Nations:...

A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine-art work to practical household items and everything in between. "A Gather of...

A Night with Janis Joplin

July 08, 2016 to August 07, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tues., Weds., Thurs., at 7:30 pm; Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm; Sat. at 3:00 pm, Sun. at 2:00 pm, Weds., 7/20 and 8/3 at 2:00 pm
  • Venue: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Admission: $20-$65, students w/ID $16
  • 111 N. Pearl St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-445-7469
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Join the excitement of A Night with Janis Joplin, the show hailed by critics across the country that has audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles to great hits like "Summertime,&...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

Albany Berkshire Ballet Company Auditions

July 27, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Location: The School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet
  • Admission: FREE
  • 25 Monroe Street, Suite 210
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 413-445-5382
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The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works. The company's classical repertory rivals that of any large company p...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Art Exhibit: "In Shadow & Light"

June 27, 2016 to July 27, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Fri.: 10AM-6PM; Sat.: 10AM-4PM
  • Location: The Clement Art Gallery
  • Admission: Free/Public
  • 201 Broadway
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-272-6811
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The Clement Art Gallery presents "In Shadow & Light", an exhibition of new works by Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky and Gail Giles. About Dimitrina: Dimitrina believes that landscape...

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

June 04, 2016 to October 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Color and Sip

July 27, 2016
  • Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • Admission: $20 if registering by July 26th, $25 thereafter. Members can receive a 10% discount.
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
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Take time out to relax with enjoyable conversation, sip some fine wines, treat your palate to some delectable refreshments, and create your artistically inspired image. Your first glass of wine, one ...

Masterworks Paper

April 30, 2016 to October 16, 2016 (Recurring daily)

In honor of the Albany Institute of History & Art's 225th anniversary, rarely seen items from the Institute's library collections will join prints, drawings, pastels, and watercolors in the exhibi...

Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles C

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Designed to showcase the museum's nationally known collection of mid- to late-nineteenth-century sculpture, this exhibition features twenty plaster, marble, and bronze sculptures, and framed bas-relie...

Outdoor Installation, Camp Iris

May 28, 2016 to September 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: All day
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: free
  • 161 warren st
  • glens falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761

The grounds of The Hyde will feature Camp Iris, an outdoor installation by Glens Falls artist Victoria Palermo. Camp Iris is a lounge-in, walk-through sculpture filled with prismatic color and light, ...

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