Looking for things to do in Albany, without emptying your pockets? Well, you came to the right place! Browse through the list below to see the many events taking place this weekend.


A City of Immigrants... It's all about the Music!
Thursday, March 31st | 6 p.m.
Room B-78 University at Albany
1400 Washington AvenueAlbany, NY
  As the April 3rd concert "City of Immigrants" by Albany Pro Musica approaches, Artistic Director and University at Albany Conductor in Residence Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo will present a lecture-demonstration of some of the music that will be performed at this concert.

Evenings at the Institute

Thursday, March 31st | 5- 8p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art
Free Thursday Nights!

Reading: David Gelernter, computer scientist and author
Thursday, March 31st | 8p.m. | Free
University at Albany SUNY - Uptown Campus
  David is an expert in the fields of parallel computing, "mirror worlds," artificial intelligence, and cognitive thinking. His new book is The Tides of Mind (2016), a revolutionary explanation of the phenomenon of human consciousness.


1st Friday Albany
Friday, April 1st| 5- 9p.m. | Free!
Various Locations throughout Albany
  A monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month

Film Screening: In Between Days
Friday, April 1st| 7:30p.m. | Free
University at Albany SUNY - Page Hall, Downtown
Open to the public

Story Art
Friday, April 1 | 11 a.m.
Kids' Cove | Toddlers and Preschoolers
  Enjoy the Museum by listening to a story, exploring objects from the teaching collection and creating a fun art project. Themes will be announced on the day of the program. Pick up tickets at the main lobby desk.


Community Dance
Saturday, April 2 | 7p.m. | $8, 12 & under free
Old Songs Community Art Center
37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY
  Every first Saturday of the month, have some fun doing simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability.

Girl Scout Day
Saturday, April 2 | 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Capital Repertory Theatre
  Get your troop together and join for pre-show science activities and badge work, then enjoy the show. Details here

Trash to Treasures
Saturday, April 2 | 1-3 p.m.
Classrooms 2 and 3 | Families | Free
  Trash to Treasures features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Museum art instructor, Peggy Steinbach invites you to spend an Earth-friendly afternoon at the Museum.


Albany Toy Show
Sunday, April 3 | 10a.m.-5 p.m.
205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 | $5
  Now in it's 6th year, the Albany Toy Show features Toys, Comic Books and Collectibles of every kind including: Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, Mego, Horror, Movie memorabilia, Wrestling, Non Sports Cards, Barbie's, Statues, Model Kits, and much, much more!

From Garden to Table with Peter G. Rose
Sunday, April 3 | 1 p.m.
Huxley Theater | Adults | Free
  This presentation is based on a 17th-century Dutch gardening and cookbook, which features a calendar for gardening activities and a cookbook that explains how to use the fruits and vegetables grown in the garden to best advantage.

Cinema Sunday: How Art Made the World
Sunday, April 3 | 2 p.m.
Location TBA | Adults | Free
  A lively and provocative investigation into the far-reaching influence of art on society. Far more than a survey of art history, How Art Made the World explores the essential functions art served in early civilizations and, in some cases, still serves in modern society.

Rain or Shine.... It's Reading Time
Wednesday, April 6 | 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet at Kids' Cove | Preschoolers | Free 
  Discover a special exhibit with Miss Ann as she shares her favorite children's literature. Story time is enhanced with activities based on preschool education concepts.During The Week

During the Week

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, April 2 | 11 a.m.
Capital Repertory Theatre
$11 adults, $9 for 17 & under
Enjoy this lighthearted romantic comedy that blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

CRRC 3rd Annual Business Expo
Saturday, April 2 | 11 a.m.
Radisson Hotel Albany
205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Butterflies @ miSci
February 13-May 1, 2016
Schenectady, NY 12308
Free with museum admission  

City of Immigrants
March 10, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Various Locations throughout Albany
Albany Pro Musica Organizes Special Concert and Event Series,


Earth Exposed: Discover our Planet's Hidden Secrets
June 20, 2015 to June 05, 2016
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday
Museum of Innovation and Science
Admission: Members: Free Children (3-12): $6.50 Seniors (65+): $8.00 Adults(13+): $ 9.50
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308

Keltie Ferris: Body Prints and Paintings
February 2-April 2, 2016
Tuesday 10 AM-8 PM, Wednesday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday 12-4 PM
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Nature at Your Doorstep
March 1-April 30, 2016
Monday - Friday 9 AM-3 PM (9-4 start April 1); Saturday 10 AM-3 PM; Sunday 11 AM-3 PM
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207

Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock's Artist-in-Residency
February 2-April 2, 2016
Tuesday 10 AM-8 PM, Wednesday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday 12-4 PM
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

The Blue Sky Boys
March 15, 2016 -April 03, 2016 
Capital Repertory Theatre $20!
111 N. Pearl St.

The Capital Region in 50 Objects
September 19, 2015 to April 3, 2016
Wednesday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-8 PM; Friday & Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday: 12-5 PM
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
$10 admission