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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

'Tute for Tots- a preschool program

September 09, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Fees cover all 7 weeks; $70 for non-member, $60 for members
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
  • Visit Website

‘Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore in the galleries, read stories, have a g...

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...

Amy Schumer

October 25, 2014

Be sure to get some of Amy Schumer's Comedy she hits the road next year. This is Schumer's second national tour with COMEDY CENTRAL which kicks off in January and stops at Albany's Palace Theatre on M...

Art for All- a family program

October 11, 2014 to December 27, 2014

Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Activities include paper pieced quilts, yarn lacing designs, printmaking, collage, and more! Watch for guest Art for All appearances...

Exploration Stations

August 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Exhibition Halls Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum's vast teaching collection.

Goold Orchards Pick Your Own Season

August 30, 2014 to November 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
  • Visit Website

Goold Orchards is know open for you to come in and pick your own apples! Check the website for more details about whats available for you to pick and what else is going on at the farm. In addition to ...

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. 

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

October 24, 2014
  • 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

One of the country's premier contemporary Asian-American companies, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers performs an evening of repertory works including "BE/LONGING-Light/Shadow" - a deeply spiritual and u...

Port and Chocolate Tasting

October 21, 2014
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Texas de Brazil
  • Venue: Texas de Brazil
  • Admission: $27.50
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Rd E-111
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Visit Website

Local chocolatiers are teaming up with Kobrand Wine and Spirits to bring you a winning combination! The evening will start with passed signature hors d' oeuvres from Texas de Brazil and will lead into...

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...

Special Events

Albany Devils Hockey against Hartford Wolf Pack

October 25, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: Tickets start at $17
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 1-800-745-3000
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For some, the return of fall means thoughts of holidays, sweaters, or pumpkin spice everything - but it also means hockey season. The Albany Devils return in October, and they're ready to hit the ice.

Albany Devils Hockey against W-B/Scranton Penguins

October 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: Tickets start at $17
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 1-800-745-3000
  • Visit Website

For some, the return of fall means thoughts of holidays, sweaters, or pumpkin spice everything - but it also means hockey season. The Albany Devils return in October, and they're ready to hit the ice.

Cabinet at the Hollow

October 23, 2014

Chances are you know about The Hollow's reputation for great shows. This month, there are a number of opportunities to experience it for yourself.

Conehead Buddha with Hornitz

October 25, 2014

Chances are you know about The Hollow's reputation for great shows. This month, there are a number of opportunities to experience it for yourself.

Finding the Place of Origin for Your Irish Ancestor

October 22, 2014

Do you have a question about how to track down your family's Irish heritage? Our genealogist can answer general questions, or is available for hire for more in-depth analysis of your brick wall, or fr...

Good Fiction (with special guest Spaceland)

October 24, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Parish Public House
  • Admission: Tickets are $10
  • 388 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-0444
  • Visit Website

Good Fiction is a three piece alternative rock band from Albany, NY. Their lineup consists of members Patrick Grace (Vocals,Drums), Alex Wollyung (Guitar), and Taylor Abbitt (Bass). After forming in M...

Halloween Howl Prowl

October 24, 2014
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 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

Join us for a howling good time at the Discovery Center! Our annual Howl Prowl will begin inside the Center with hands-on exploration of Halloween topics including skulls, bats, spiders, night time s...

Havana Cigar Night at La Serre

October 25, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: La Serre Restaurant
  • Venue: La Serre Restaurant
  • Admission: Tickets are $65
  • 14 Green St (Off State St.)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-463-6056
  • Visit Website

An intimate evening with Marvin Samel. Gourmet three-course meal includes three cigars. Reservations by calling 518.690.2222

JNB (with special guest Code Blue)

October 23, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Parish Public House
  • 388 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-0444
  • Visit Website

Local alt-rockers, JNB bring their blues and jazz inspired modern rock to the stage at Parish Public House, with locals Code Blue opening.

Kids Halloween Discovery Day: Celtic Origins of Halloween

October 25, 2014

Trick-or-treating, "Jack-o-Lantern," carving pumpkins,other Halloween traditions traced to Ireland & Celtic New Year? Kids' Halloween Discovery Day explores the Celtic origins of many of...

Lemon: The Movie

October 24, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: University at Albany, Page Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave
  • Albany, New York
  • Phone: 518-442-3995
  • Visit Website

This intricately crafted documentary follows Lemon's struggle to free his family from poverty and pain by embarking on a harrowing journey to bring his life story to the stage. It follows his despera...

Open Hive Day & Happy Hour

October 22, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Happy Hour 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Location: Albany Beahive
  • 418 Broadway
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-426-5211
  • Visit Website

On October 22, 2014 Albany Beahive will be showcasing their new, expanded hive in downtown Albany - now located on the 2nd floor of 418 Broadway - where you can work by the day, week or month. Additio...

Over the Moon at La Serre

October 23, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Location: La Serre Restaurant
  • Venue: La Serre Restaurant
  • 14 Green St (Off State St.)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-463-6056
  • Visit Website

A benefit event for seriously ill children. Drop in for a fabulous silent auction.

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