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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...

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: 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...


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:...

Sugaring Off Sundays

March 01, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Location: The Farmers' Museum
  • 5775 New York 80
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 607-547-1450
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Spend your Sundays here at the Farmers' Museum! Historic and contemporary maple-sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more.

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...

Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O’Malley

January 23, 2015 to March 22, 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new exhibit Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O'Malley. This exhibit opens on Friday January ...

Special Events

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...

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...

Deep Freeze

March 07, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 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

Should I stay or should I go? Many birds leave the Pine Bush for the cold winter months and fly south. Others stay year round, through sun and rain, sleet and snow. In this program, we will hike appro...

Derrick Horton & The Jay St. Band

March 07, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Barn, Inc.
  • Venue: Albany Barn, Inc.
  • Admission: $10 Student/Senior; $15 General Admission
  • 56 2nd Street
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-935-4858
  • Visit Website

Derrick Horton & The Jay Street Band, with special guests Nite Train present an evening of Motown & more at The Barn to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Albany.

Family Full Moon Hike

March 05, 2015
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 7:30 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

Enjoy the Pine Bush at night with an hour long hike under the full moon. We will walk approximately one-mile over rolling topography stopping intermittently to explore night vision and sound observati...

Fifth Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase

March 06, 2015 to March 07, 2015
  • Location: The Venue
  • Admission: Free
  • 65 Congress St
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Visit Website

CAS V is a 2-day showcase of artists from Rennselaer, Albany and Saratoga counties, the 3 counties that touch Cohoes. All artists and media are welcome. An ever growing display of art and artists show...

First Friday Hike: Discover the Pine Bush

March 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 12:45 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

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our educator will guide you through this 45 minute hike (distance may vary) over ...

Latin Night with Mazzone Hospitality

March 07, 2015

Cocktail style event with: live Samba-style Music by The Mambodragon Jazz Ensemble Complimentary Sangria Station Latin Inspired Dinner Stations Dancing Order tickets by Feb 2, 2015 and receive 2 ...

On-Going Events

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Smith

March 03, 2015
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Location: Milne Hall, University at Albany Downtown Campus
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 442-5620
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Barbara Smith, pioneering activist, will discuss Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: 40 Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (2014). Edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, the...

An Evening with "The Pitbull" Bobby Slayton at The Comedy Works

March 07, 2015
  • Times: 3 Course Dinner and show 6pm, Show only 7:30 & 9:30 pm. *see thecomedyworks.com for dinner info and booking.
  • Location: The Comedy Works
  • Admission: $25. in advance, $30.day of show. Dinner and show $61.44 (includes tax and 15% gratuity)
  • 500 Northern Blvd.
  • Albany, NY 12204
  • Phone: 512-4075
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

A true "comic’s comic, Bobby Slayton, often referred to as The Pitbull of Comedy, has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best kn...

Annie: Dinner and a Show w/ Mazzone Hospitality

March 06, 2015
  • Times: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Key Hall at Proctors
  • Admission: $125 per person
  • 436 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-374-7262
  • Send Email

Key Hall at Proctors presents a lavish station-style dinner plus a ticket to Proctors for Annie! Angelo Mazzone invites you to a wonderful station-style dinner complete with hors d’oeuvres, a ...

Butterflies @ miSci

February 14, 2015 to April 19, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house: Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted ...

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