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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
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‘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...

18th Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

November 22, 2014 to January 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-435-0392
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Come enjoy the 18th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights in the Park! All proceeds benefit the youth programs of Albany PAL!

2014 Empire State Plaza Auto Show

November 07, 2014 to November 09, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Over 160 new vehicles (cars, trucks, minivans, & SUVs), representing over 30 manufacturers and exhibitor booths featuring auto-related exhibitor products and services. Cost: Admission is...

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...

Cartier Williams & Company

November 21, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 24.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Cartier Williams, a protege of Savion Glover, demonstrates the evolution of contemporary tap dance styles - from Flash, Buck & Wing and Hoofing in "Rhythm Refix" featuring a company of s...

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845
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The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

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
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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 ...

Gov't Mule 20 Years Strong Tour

November 14, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $30, $35 and $45
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Visit Website

Gov't Mule is hitting the road to celebrate their 20th Anniversary and will play the Palace as part of their "20 Years Strong Tour!" Gov't Mule have been blowing minds since their eponymo...

Grounded a play by George Brant

October 30, 2014 to November 19, 2014
  • Times: Times vary- see description
  • Location: Locations vary- see description
  • Phone: 518-244-2248

The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) and Women Against War (WAW, Albany Chapter) are working together to produce George Brant's new play Grounded. The play is the final performance project of graduatin...

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. 

JOHNNY WINTER REMEMBRANCE CONCERT

November 01, 2014

The Egg has announced that it will present the "Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert" on Saturday, November 1st at 7 PM as part of the American Roots & Branches concert series. The sh...

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...

Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Larry Campbell

November 07, 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

Two of the day's finest singer/songwriters - and friends for more than 25 years - Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell join forces with multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Larry Campbell for an even...

Lyle Lovett at The Egg

November 05, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $58, $64 and $74
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

The Egg has announced that Lyle Lovett will perform on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30 PM as part of the American Roots & Branches concert series. One of the day's most sophisticated singer/so...

Monster Mash & Bash

October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: $5.00 per child, ages 2 and up.Cash only
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Toddlers to 10 year olds will laugh, celebrate and have Halloween fun with a host of kooky characters at the State Museum. Join in on the fun with creative craft projects, spooky storytelling, scary s...

Monster Scramble 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family-fun walk

November 01, 2014
  • Times: Registration 8:30am Run Starts at 10am
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery
  • Admission: Runner: $25 pre-event / $30 day-of the event. Walker: (age 3 and up) $5 pre-event / $10 day-of.
  • 50 101st Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-464-0112
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"A Wicked Run That's Wicked Fun!" A Halloween-themed, chip-timed fundraising run with prizes awarded to top fundraisers, top overall finishers, the best in each age category, and for best co...

Nels Cline & Julian Lage

November 20, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $24.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, whose musical world jazz, rock, punk, and experimental joins forces with fellow guitar phenom Julian Lage for a concert featuring compositions by both players, along with a...

Nine Pin Pressing Party - part of NY's Cider Week

November 15, 2014

Mark your calendars!! On Saturday, November 15th, Nine Pin Cider will host its first annual Pressing Party in conjunction with Hudson Valley Cider Week. Join us as we press over 80 varieties of apples...

OXI Day at the U.S.S. Slater

October 28, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 9:00 AM
  • Location: USS Slater DE766
  • Venue: USS Slater DE766
  • Broadway and Quay Sts.
  • Albany, NY 12202

On October 28th, millions around the world will commemorate OXI (pronounced ?-h?) Day, a day honoring Greece's courageous resistance during World War II. The day will be remembered at USS SLATER in Al...

Peter Rowan at The Egg

November 15, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $34.50, $44.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in bands such as Seatrain, Old & In the Way and Muleskinner to his decades as leader of his own groups...

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