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Looking for something to do? You've come to the right place! There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and events happening 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!

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Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beautiful exhibition features...

Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

Women's Suffrage in New York State

March 01, 2017 to March 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza, Capitol Corridor
  • Albany, NY 12242
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This exhibit, located in the Capitol corridor, which connects the state house to the Empire State Plaza, includes imagery of pro- and anti-suffrage propaganda with historic photographs of the women wh...

Special Events

2nd Annual Clucks and Pucks for LLS

March 25, 2017

Join Little Dog Advertising and the Albany Devils for our 2nd Annual Clucks and Pucks, a family-friendly fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, March 25th! This event brings t...

39th Annual Photo Regional

March 17, 2017 to April 21, 2017

The Annual Photo Regional formed in response to the lack of a single survey exhibit strictly focused on photography, has become a staple of the local exhibition season, highlighting new and establishe...

Americans@Risk: Race Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters

March 24, 2017 to March 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Join Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region as we transform our history conference into the format of a historical Comic-Con. Americans@Risk is a broader undertaking than our previ...

Chortle Kombat

February 18, 2017 to April 01, 2017 (Every Saturday)

An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths, directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros. The goal? Vanquish their opponent and take home the glory of sweet, hilarious victory! WARNING: This...

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

On-Going Events

A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine-art work to practical household items and everything in between. "A Gather of...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

An Iliad

March 10, 2017 to April 02, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tues. - Thurs at 7:30 pm; Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm; Sat at 3 pm, Sun at 2pm; Weds 3/22 at 2pm
  • Location: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Venue: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Admission: $20-$55 (student w/ID $16)
  • 111 N. Pearl St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-445-7469
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An Iliad at theREP! Thrilling storytelling explodes across the stage in this sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem. This Obie Award-winning adaptation spins the familiar tale of gods and go...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

March 24, 2017 to March 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Capital District Garden & Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College marks the annual arrival of spring to upstate New York. It's been a tradition for 30 years for 15,000 annual visitors ...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12) accompanied by an adult, admission + $5 Seniors (65+), admission + $8 Adults (13+), admission + $10
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 5183827890x236
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, the Ch...

Elementary and Middle School Art Exhibit - St. Mary's School, Waterford

March 09, 2017 to April 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm (4pm starting April 1); Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Location: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • 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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The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center invites all to view the artwork created by students of St. Mary’s School in Waterford, NY. The colorful and imaginative artwork on display is created by ...

Fringe Friday

October 28, 2016 to June 23, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $10
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Fringe Friday will feature local acts and improv groups from the Capital Region and beyond. Each Friday, The Mopco Improv Theatre will host bold and exciting new performers who will surely become Capi...

Ice Ages

January 03, 2017 to February 28, 2019

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York. Over the last two million years, New York has experienced several Ice Ages interspers...

Improv Jam!

October 27, 2016 to June 29, 2017 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $5
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Half show, half class, half party, a jam is 150% a great way to spend your Thursday night at The MopCo. It's an opportunity for new improvisers and veterans alike to get on stage, stretch their skills...

Liberty Con 2017 - Americans@Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters

March 25, 2017

Costumed re-enactors, web based games, Where's Stevie? competition, Art Exhibition, MarketPlace, student poster displays, panel presentations and round table conversations fill the program with engagi...

Live Music At The Ginger Man!

January 08, 2016 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday)

Live Music at The Ginger Man every Friday night! Click the website link for more details. 

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