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May 17

GROSSOLOGY @ miSci

05/17/2014 — 09/01/2014
Jul 24

Mel Brooks' Young …

07/24/2014 — 08/03/2014
Jul 11

Smokey Joe's Cafe

07/11/2014 — 08/10/2014
Aug 2

Oliver!

08/02/2014 — 08/16/2014
Jul 5

Trolley Tour of …

07/05/2014 — 09/27/2014
Aug 21

The Full Monty!

08/21/2014 — 08/31/2014
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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

Friday Night Flicks in West Capitol Park

August 01, 2014 to August 29, 2014 (Every Friday)

The popular outdoor movie nights will return, but on a new night and in a new location. Friday Night Flicks will feature classic films suitable for the entire family every Friday in August, beginnin...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

Shakespeare's The Tempest

August 01, 2014 to August 10, 2014
  • Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: Ten Broeck Mansion Garden
  • Admission: $25 on Friday, August 1, $15 for adults, $8 for children (6-12), free on Sunday, August 3rd
  • 9 Ten Broeck Place
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-460-1167
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Confetti Stage and Ten Broeck Mansion present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare directed by Liana D. Martino August 1-2 & 8-9 at 7:30pm  August 3 &...

Summer Plaza and Egg Tours

June 30, 2014 to October 10, 2014
  • Times: 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-2418
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Beginning Monday, June 30th through Friday, October 10th, the Visitor Center will be offering the Empire State Plaza/ EGG Tour. This tour will be offered to the general public at the following hours...

The Egg “American Roots & Branches”

June 05, 2014 to August 08, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: Varies
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Tickets are currently available to members of The Egg and go on sale to the public on May 29. New memberships are currently being accepted for those wishing to taking advantage of the pre-sale. For ...

Special Events

On-Going Events

Beneath Cold Seas

June 27, 2014 to August 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Opening Reception, June 27, 5-9pm. M-F 5-9pm. Closed Weds. Sat-Sun 12-6pm
  • Location: Photography Center of the Capital District
  • Admission: Free
  • 404 River Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-273-0100
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Award-winning Underwater Photography by David Hall from his book Beneath Cold Seas, The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

Grossology

May 15, 2014 to September 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Explore why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Discover digestion, play with organs, and much more ... with interactive ...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

June 20, 2014 to August 29, 2014 (Every Friday)

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South t...

Making Sense of Sound @ miSci

June 14, 2014 to June 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Discover sound with hands-on fun from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Play and experiment, make some noise, and listen. Explore hearing, human speech and communication. Experience – as neve...

Rhythm Workshop with Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy

July 26, 2014 to August 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 9:00AM
  • Location: Rohan Rhythm Studio
  • 1004 Northwood Ct
  • Albany, NY 12309
  • Phone: 925-348-0209
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Discover South Indian percussion with critically acclaimed Indian musician and entrepreneur, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy! In this exciting workshop, Rohan will use traditional Indian drums and vocal perc...

Small and Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Institute's Collection

May 03, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wed - Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Thurs until 8:00 PM); Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Members and Children under 6 are FREE; Adults $10; Seniors and Students $8; Children 6-12 $6
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
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Sometimes intimate, occasionally intricate, but always intriguing, small works of art invite us to step close and peer into their spatially bounded world. The Albany Institute's new exhibition, Small ...

Standing in Two Worlds: Iroqois in 2014

April 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in April and Nov.; 10 to 5 p.m. all others. Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Admission: $8 adults. $5 children. Group rates available
  • 324 Caverns Road
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
  • Phone: 518-296-8949
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The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”,showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of ...

Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

August 01, 2014

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sunset Sightseeing Cruise from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 6:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails S...

The Carriage House Arts Center Presents: Retrospective

July 14, 2014 to September 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Living Resources 16th Annual Artist Showcase at the Albany Visitors Center presents a sampling of artist's works through the years. A public reception will be held Saturday, July 26 from noon - 2pm

The Comedy Works

April 25, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)

The Comedy Works presents outstanding talent every Friday & Saturday night @ 7:30 & 9:30 pm at our NEW LOCATION! "Dinner and a Show" packages also available both nights, seating at...

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie

June 06, 2014 to August 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Fenimore Art Museum
  • Admission: Adults and juniors (13-64) $12.00. Seniors (65+) $10.50. Children (12 and under) free.
  • 5798 State Hwy 80, Lake Rd
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 607-547-1450
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Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown presents rarely seen Winslow Homer works, offering new insight into the life of one of America's most celebrated artists. Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Lif...

 

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