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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

Albany International Airport Gallery Presents: Lit

April 10, 2015 to September 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Venue: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Admission: free
  • 737 Albany-Shaker Rd, Airport Gallery 3rd Floor
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-242-2241
  • Visit Website

An exhibition of contemporary art in which lights plays a pivotal role with contributing artists Yael Erel, Scott Nelson Foster, jared Handelsman, Larry Kagan, lightexture, Victoria Palmero, and Kan...


April 21, 2015 to May 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A Classics on Stage Production By William Shakespeare Directed by Kevin McGuire Apr 21 - May 10 The granddaddy of all the Bard's work, HAMLET remains one of the most oft-quoted and revered s...

MOVE Music Festival

April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015

The MOVE Music Festival is an ILMG and Avid Entertainment production. The festival will consist of approximately 100 acts performing at venues across Albany, New York on April 24-26 2015. The main pur...

Spring Awakening at Theatre Institute at Sage

April 17, 2015 to April 26, 2015

The Theatre Institute at Sage announces their production of the 2006 Tony © award-winning alternative rock triumph Spring Awakening directed by artist in residence Leigh Strimbeck, lyrics by St...

Tap NY 2015

April 25, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 9:15 AM
  • Location: Albany Pump Station
  • Admission: Tickets are $90
  • 19 Quackenbush Square
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-447-9000
  • Visit Website

Join us for a bus trip to TAP-NY 2015 at Hunter Mountain this year on Sunday, April 26th. Call today to reserve your seat on the bus! (518) 447-9000. Tickets are $90 and include:   ...

The Shakers and the Rise of Religious Thinking in America Special Guest Speaker Vernon Benjamin

April 24, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-465-7890
  • Visit Website

Vernon Benjamin is the author of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to Civil War (Overlook Press, June 2014). He has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College...

Special Events

"Papier Mache in British America: Materials, Process and Design"

April 25, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Schuyler Mansion will host, “Papier Mâché in British America: Materials, Process and Design,” to be presented by J. Ritchie Garrison, Director of...

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

April 04, 2015 to May 09, 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...

Gallery Talks

April 25, 2015 to April 26, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Free with Admission
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478

Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Albany Institute's exhibitions. Schedule is subject to change, please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm

Historic Downtown Albany Guided Walking Tour

April 25, 2015 to October 24, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)

We welcome you to join us on a guided walking tour of historic downtown Albany, highlighting historic places of interest, magnificent architecture and fascinating historical events. The tours are ava...

Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

April 23, 2015 to April 30, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Times: 5:30pm, 6:00pm
  • Location: Tang, LARAC, Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Admission: Free
  • 815 North Broadway
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Phone: 584-6018
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Opera Saratoga, in partnership with three of the region’s most respected visual arts organizations, will present “Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration” as part of the company&rsqu...

Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment

March 28, 2015 to August 16, 2015
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults: $10, Students/Seniors: $8, Children 6-12 $6
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210

Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. It's now common to see his painti...

On-Going Events

Alibaba Nite 2015

April 25, 2015
  • Times: 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 PM
  • Location: VFW
  • Admission: $7
  • 718 Union Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-894-2132
  • Send Email

Alibaba Nite 2015 Come join us for a night of 1001 wishes. A fun evening of cultural belly dancing, music, community and celebration. Hors d'oeuvres cocktail hour from 7:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Cash b...

City Line for a Cause: NYS Troopers Foundation

April 24, 2015
  • Times: 11:00am-1:00am
  • Location: City Line Bar and Grill
  • Admission: Free to enter, plus cost of food or drink.
  • 1200 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-817-2580
  • Send Email

Join us, all day, on Friday, April 24th and Dine for a Cause! City Line Bar and Grill is donating 20% of all proceeds of dine-in purchases made in memory of NYS Troopers, David C. Brinkerhoff, Donald ...

Life In Color

April 25, 2015

Life in Color: The Big Bang presents DVBBS & Snails

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...

Men at Words: Archie Fisher, Jez Lowe & James Keelaghan

April 24, 2015

Together in concert this once in a lifetime concert features three of the world’s finest singer songwriters performing contemporary and traditional songs of historical significance.

REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art

January 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Museum's newest exhibition, REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art, is now open in Crossroads Gallery. The exhibition features a variety of artwork created by Native American artists in New Y...

Rock the Creek

April 24, 2015
  • Times: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: Orchard Creek Golf Club
  • Admission: $50 adults / $25 students / Donations welcome
  • 6700 Dunnsville Road
  • Altamont, NY 12009
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Hi there, Please see the attached calendar item. Additional info and tickets are available at www.RockTheCreek.com. All proceeds benefit the Smith family. ROCK THE CREEK Music Festival is a ben...

Style for Strength Fashion Show

April 24, 2015

Key Club is the world’s largest student led service organization. Averill Park, Columbia, Hoosick Falls, Maple Hill, Stillwater, Rensselaer, Troy, Tamarac and Tech Valley make up Division Eighte...

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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