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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

2015 MAAC Men's & Women's Basketball Championships

March 05, 2015 to March 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)

With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is in its 34th year of competition...

Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour

March 12, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: $23-$63
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-487-2000
  • Visit Website

Date: March 12, 2015 Time: 7:00PM Doors Open: 6:00PM Event Details The Outsiders World Tour $62.50 GA Floor, 103-106 & 119-122 $48.00 101-102, 107, 118, 123-130 $38.00 205-209 & ...

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014 to December 19, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • 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
  • Send Email

The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

Justin Townes Earle

March 04, 2015

In 2009, Justin Townes Earle was named "Best Emerging Artist" by the Americana Music Association and he has since risen to be one of the day's most prolific and acclaimed singer/songwriter...

Lecture: Investigations at Atapuerca (Spain): Insights into Our Human Ancestors

March 18, 2015

The Sierra de Atapuerca, a World Heritage Site in northern Spain, has yielded an incredible amount of fossil remains including some of the earliest humans known from Europe. This lecture will highligh...

Lecture: Where North America Almost Broke Apart–Northern New York

March 04, 2015

In this talk, learn about newly recognized geological history in northern New York and southern Canada in the interval of 560-510 million years ago. A thousand mile-long subsiding feature first develo...

Leo Kottke

March 07, 2015

Leo Kottke's astounding virtuosity on six- and 12-string guitars is never less than awe inspiring and for more than three decades his unique musical vision has placed him among the foremost acoustic...

Let's Go Take A Trip

January 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? Ages 4-6 years old The first Saturday of the month take a trip and be a time traveler throughout the Adirondack Wilderness, New York Metropolis, Native Peoples' Longhouse...

Mary Gauthier, Allison Moorer

March 27, 2015

An evening with two of the day's most unique voices in alternative country music - Mary Gauthier, who explores rarely exposed American scenes with acclaimed songs such as "Drag Queens in Limous...

New Riders of the Purple Sage

March 13, 2015

The New Riders of the Purple Sage - the cosmic psychedelic country-rock band that rose from the revolutionary sixties with songs such as "Panama Red," "Last Lonely Eagle" and &qu...

Newsboys Audio Adrenaline with special guest Finding Favour & John Tibbs at The Palace

March 26, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $43, $28 & $23
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
  • Visit Website

"We Believe... God's Not Dead" Tour Two of the biggest acts in contemporary Christian rock hit the road in March for a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre with special guests Finding Favour &...

Ragamala Dance

March 14, 2015
  • 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

Ragamala dance freely moves between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender ...

Scoop on Poop

March 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
  • Visit Website

Did you know you can tell what animal has passed your way by examining the evidence they leave behind? Scat a term that scientist use to describe poop tells us a great deal about an animal, includin...


February 27, 2015 to March 22, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

By Stephen Temperley Feb 27 - Mar 22 At the turn of the last century, Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York phenomenon where she rose to fame for her annual sold-out recitals at the Ritz Carl...

Speakeasy: eba Benefit

March 07, 2015

eba Benefit Speakeasy Saturday, March 7 from 7-­?11ish pm eba Theater (the swankiest joint) Hudson Ave at Lark St, Albany www.eba-­?arts.org for information and tickets Show begins at 8:...

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Albany
  • Admission: Free
  • Visit Website

Parade Route: FROM Quail Street and Central Avenue. TRAVELS east, merging with Washington Avenue TURNS at City Hall and travels east on State Street to Pearl St.

Sugaring Off Sundays

March 01, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Location: The Farmers' Museum
  • 5775 New York 80
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 607-547-1450
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Spend your Sundays here at the Farmers' Museum! Historic and contemporary maple-sugaring demonstrations, children's activities and more.

UNDERCOVER: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings

October 11, 2014 to March 08, 2015

In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, religion, and cultural affairs c...

Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O’Malley

January 23, 2015 to March 22, 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new exhibit Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O'Malley. This exhibit opens on Friday January ...

Special Events

4th Annual Sap Run 5k

March 21, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Knox Town Hall
  • Admission: Registration Required
  • 2192 Berne-Altamont Rd. (NY 156)
  • Knox, NY
  • Phone: 518-872-1390
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Join us for the 4th Annual Sap Run 5k.  The run is a fundraiser for the Helderberg Hilltowns Association.  Runners and walkers of all age and ability are welcome.

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...

Albany’s Twilight League - panel discussion

March 22, 2015

With Edward Delanty, Dick Barrett, and others and moderated by journalist and author Paul Grondahl Established in 1930, Albany's Twilight League is one of the oldest competitive amateur leagues in...

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