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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

Gerard & Kelly

February 12, 2016
  • Times: Showtimes at 7:00pm and 8:15pm
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $15
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

Gerard & Kelly work within an interdisciplinary framework in Reusable Parts/Endless Love, which transmits and transforms the instructions for a kiss into a machine-like production of unscri...

Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

October 10, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday)

Staring on Saturday August 8 tours of the Capitol will be offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required. All Saturday tours will be limited to a ma...

Open Skate at the Conway Ice Rink

January 01, 2016 to March 06, 2016
  • Times: Weekdays 12-2 PM; Weekends 4-6:15 PM
  • Location: Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Venue: Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Admission: $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12
  • 80 Vandenburgh Ave
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-629-4850
  • Visit Website

Indoor skating for all ages, along with quality skate rentals and skate shop. Ice skating birthday parties can be arranged, and there is a discount for skating groups of 10 or more. Lessons by appoint...

Rain or Shine.. It's Reading Time

February 10, 2016

Kids' Cove Preschoolers  Read a story with Miss Ann and visit a special exhibition to learn more about New York state. Meet at Kids' Cove.

RnB Classics Live presents "What's Going On" An Anthology of the Music of Marvin Gaye

February 12, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Proctors Theatre (the Mainstage)
  • Venue: Proctors
  • Admission: $20 - $35
  • 432 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-346-6204
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This Anthology of Marvin Gaye is a great retrospective of a brilliant career. During his time at Motown in the 60s, he was a typical Motown artist, recording the songs that were given to him an...

Skating at the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink

December 04, 2015 to March 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)

General Rink Information ·         Hours: Every day from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., weather dependent. ·     &...

Swinburne Ice Skating Rink

December 04, 2015 to March 04, 2016
  • Location: Albany's Swinburne Skating Rink
  • Admission: Free
  • 810 Clinton Ave
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-434-5699
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The ice rink is open seven days a week. Learn to Skate and a Learn to Play Hockey programs are now available for kids age 5-9. The programs are free of charge unless you need to rent skates ($3). H...

Valentine's Day Specials at New World Bistro

February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016

Tease oysters ala carte chipotle cocktail 16 creme fraiche and caviar 32 Foreplay She Crab Bisque crab roe butter Kombu Consomme white cloud mushroom Scallop Crudo pink grape...

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...

Special Events

Activate

February 05, 2016 to March 25, 2016 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Monday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM; Saturday from 12-4 PM
  • Location: Albany Barn, Inc.
  • Venue: Albany Barn, Inc.
  • 56 Second St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 917-520-9831
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Activate an exhibition of works inspired by modern day activism and social justice movements. All mediums will be considered, including digital media.

Albany Civic Theater presents Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller Musical Show

February 05, 2016 to February 21, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horowitz Created and Originally Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. Original Choreography and Musical Staging by Arthur Faria Musical Adaptation, Orchestra...

Art for All

January 09, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative! Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making. Activ...

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

February 08, 2016

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band The River Tour Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30pm  Bruce Springsteen comes to Albany on Feb. 8, 2016 for a gig at the Times Union Center. The Bo...

CR Kids presents: West Side Story

February 05, 2016 to February 07, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: The Hart Theater at The Egg
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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Since 2006 students have participated in C-R Kids productions for various reasons. Some students want to study to be actors in college and become professional actors, some just to overcome shyness. So...

DAR Antiques Show and Sale

February 13, 2016
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Polish Community Center
  • Admission: $5.00 /$4.50 with a print out of this listing
  • 225 Washington Avenue Extension
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-966-4243
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45th Annual DAR Antiques Show and Sale

Exhibit by Monika Sosnowski & Carlos Loret De Mola: Photography of people, places and things

February 11, 2016 to March 19, 2016
  • Times: Tuesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Wednesday 1 - 7 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m; Saturday Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location: The Teaching Gallery
  • Venue: Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Admission: $12 at the door
  • 80 Vandenburgh Ave
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-631-5110
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In this Place: Photographs by Monika Sosnowski and Carlos Loret de Mola Thursday, Feb. 11- Saturday, March 19, 2016 Artist Discussion with Monika Sosnowski: Thursday, Feb. 11 from 3 - 4 p.m. in th...

Film Screening: La Ronde

February 12, 2016
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: University at Albany SUNY - Page Hall, Downtown
  • Admission: Free & Open to Public
  • 135 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 442-5620
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Directed by Max Ophüls (France, 1950, 97 minutes, b/w, in French with English subtitles) Starring Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani Romantic love is portrayed as a kind of carouse...

Freedom Train

February 07, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Theater
  • Admission: $20 for adults, kids 12& under free
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
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Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes using the period’s rich musical tradition. It is a st...

Get The Led Out

February 12, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: $29.50 in ADVANCE & $32.50 DAY OF
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
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From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Featuring a talented band of multi-in...

HUDSON VALLEY BALD EAGLES

February 13, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Peebles Island State Park
  • Admission: Free and open to the public. Kindly register by email to: president@capitalregionaudubon.org or call 518-268-2188 for more information.
  • 1 Delaware Ave
  • Albany, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-268-2188
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Peebles Island State Park will be the host of The Audubon Society of the Capital Region's lecture on Bald Eagles of the Hudson Valley on Saturday, February 13th at 2p.m. Special speaker Tom Lake, ...

Jackie Greene

February 12, 2016

Singer-songwriter and American roots rocker Jackie Greene who will perform on Friday, February 12 at 8 PM, is back fronting his own band to play music from his 2015 release "Back to Birth" a...

Mopco Presents: Theatresports

January 08, 2016 to February 26, 2016 (Every Friday)
  • Times: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Underground at Proctor's
  • Admission: $6 children and seniors, $14 general
  • 432 State St.
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-577-6726
  • Send Email
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THEATRESPORTS (tm) combines all the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event. Teams of improvisers compete for your approval by making up scenes, songs and stories based on...

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