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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 downtown, along Pearl and Lark Streets, and along Madison Avenue too. Albany has had over four hundred years to gather art and history for your entertainment! 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

Broadway's Next H!t Musical

April 25, 2014

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It's all improvised and it's all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway's Next H!t Musical "Hilarious!"; Time Out NY says...

Special Events

Bill Burr

April 24, 2014

Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite th...

Scooby-Doo Live! "Musical Mysteries"

April 24, 2014

Jeepers! SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Albany, NY! A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SC...

On-Going Events

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

April 25, 2014

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious ...

Annual Bird Festival

April 26, 2014
  • Times: 1:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Eldridge Research Station
  • Admission: Free, donations suggested
  • 284 Pond Hill Rd.
  • Rensselaerville, NY 12147
  • Phone: 518-797-3440
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Come explore the wonders of the avian world at the Huyck Preserve's Annual Bird Festival, Saturday, April 26 1-5pm. Featuring birds of prey by wildlife rehabilator Kelly Martin, birding walks for all ...

Art Exhibit: A Selection of Recent Works by Local Artist Joseph Quandt

March 10, 2014 to April 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm Beginning April 1st, Monday - Friday until 4pm
  • Venue: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Admission: Free admission
  • 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-0405
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An exhibit of recent works that represent the artist's exercises in form and medium over the past four years. Mr. Quandt is known in the Capital District for his long association with the New York St...

Bird Festival at Huyck Preserve

April 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Eldridge Research Center
  • Admission: Free
  • 284 Pond Hill Rd.
  • Rensselaerville, NY 12147
  • Phone: 797-5172
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Our bird festival happens each spring and celebrates the wonders of the avian world. Guided hikes set out in search of early migrants and the first residence arrivals, while mist-netting demonstration...

Cirque De La Symphonie

April 26, 2014

The magic of Ciruqe comes to the Palace! Don't miss the exciting combination of great orchestral, music with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionist, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and more!

Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

April 26, 2014

Come see what happens when four National Comedians embark on a road trip through upstate NY and perform all points in between. Dan Frigolette @danfrigolette (Totally Biased, Artie Lange Show) Matt Ri...

Documentary Filmmaking Seminar with Director Rob Fruchtman-- NYS Writers Inst Classic Film Series

April 25, 2014

Rob Fruchtman is an award-winning director, producer, and editor of documentaries and television programs. He won the Documentary Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his HBO feature ...

Gallery Tours at the Albany Institute

January 18, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

These gallery tours are led by museum docent volunteers and are FREE with museum admission.

GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

September 21, 2013 to June 08, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In September of 2013 The Albany Institute will open an exciting new exhibition: GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies. Two 21st Dynasty (1085-945 BCE) mummies and coffins have been on view at...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

April 26, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Every Saturday)

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...

Move Music Festival

April 25, 2014
  • Times: Friday Night Through Sunday night
  • Location: 11 venues
  • Admission: $20
  • Pearl Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-779-3511
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Music Festival features a variety of musical acts throughout Downtown Albany. Don't miss this weekend of music and fun.

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 ...

Sweet Dreams with Director Rob Fruchtman-- NYS Writers Institute Classic Film Series

April 25, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 442-5620
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Directed by Rob and Lisa Fruchtman (Rwanda and United States, 2012, 84 minutes, color, in Kinyarwanda with English subtitles) SWEET DREAMS is a documentary that follows the remarkable story of a grou...

Taking It On the Road: Two authors leave Facebook and Twitter to travel the USA

April 26, 2014
  • Times: April 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • 1475 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-489-4761
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Don't miss authors Jenny Milchman and Carla Buckley at The Book House on April 26th at 3:00 p.m.  Last year, Jenny Milchman and her family criss-crossed the USA to promote her debut novel ...

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...


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