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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

2014 Exhibition By Artists Of The Mohawk-Hudson Region

September 27, 2014 to January 19, 2015

The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to present the 78th Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition pays tribute to the many...

Cartier Williams & Company

November 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 24.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Cartier Williams, a protege of Savion Glover, demonstrates the evolution of contemporary tap dance styles - from Flash, Buck & Wing and Hoofing in "Rhythm Refix" featuring a company of s...

Shaker Christmas Craft Fair

November 01, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Find perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair! Over 50 regional crafters and artisans are represented, offering thousands of items for your perusal. Jewelry...

The Secret Garden!

November 21, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A Classics on Stage Production Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Maggie Mancinelli...

UNDERCOVER: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings

October 11, 2014 to March 08, 2015

In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, religion, and cultural affairs c...

On-Going Events

“Down with the Rent!” The Anti-Rent War of New York

November 21, 2014 to November 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)

An Old Songs Production featuring narrative and music/verse of the Anti-Rent Wars in New York State circa 1839- 1850 Musicians include Greg Artzner, Terry Leonino, John Roberts, George Ward, Greg Clar...

Film: Blow-Up

November 21, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: University at Albany Downtown Campus, Page Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-442-5620
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Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (UK/Italy, 1966, 111 minutes, color) Based on a story by Argentine fiction writer Julio Cortázar (1914-1984), one of the most admired and innovative short sto...

Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild 36th Annual Show & Sale

November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Fashion shows (Fri/Sat at 7 pm, Sat/Sun at 2 pm), weaving and spinning demos. Free admission and parking. Show &...

Live Music Event - Holly & Evan

November 21, 2014
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: Cafe NOLA
  • Admission: Free
  • 617 Union Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-357-8628
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Holly & Evan showcase a wide range of original and cover material, in the styles of Blues, Jazz, and Soul.

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...

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 ...

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...

The Opalka Gallery at Sage Presents: Meander, Because You Don't See Much While Marching

October 21, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10:00 AM Weekdays, 12:00 PM Weekends
  • Location: Sage College of Albany, Opalka Gallery
  • Admission: Free
  • 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12208

In the 1980s, Glier became known for paintings that explore white male identity. This show of 80 works will include his series "White Male Power," "Exploding Refrigerators," "...


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