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Rensselaerville Ride

The Carey Institute for Global Good has set up a fun event in Rensselaerville for September 16, 17, and 18.

The three-day event features a time trial hill climb, four cycling rides, kids’ events, live music, food from Slidin’ Dirty and the Carriage House Restaurant, and hard cider and beer from Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery & Brewery and Helderberg Brewery. All cycling takes place throughout the Helderberg Hilltowns and Northern Catskills, boasting beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains and fall foliage. Riders and guests are invited to stay at the Carey Institute’s 100-acre estate for the duration of the festival. Lodging and meal packages are available.

“We planned the Rensselaerville Ride to bring cyclists and their families to our area and show what it has to offer—great riding, great scenery, great community and the beautiful property of the Carey Institute for Global Good,” said Jon Kosich, co-organizer of the ride. “We wanted to create a family-friendly weekend that both recreational cyclists and racers alike could enjoy.”

Hard to beat a weekend of cycling, music, beer, and food. If this sounds like your thing, learn more on the Rensselaerville Ride website.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 19

Collectors’ Show and Sale at Albany Center Gallery: Art sale to benefit the gallery.

Curator’s Tour at the Tang: Have Emily tell you about the exhibition she curated.

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Hip-hop night.

Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes at the Tang: Gospel.

Brian Patneaude Quartet at Savoy: Jazz.

Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA: Grammy-winning ensemble.

Buke and Gase and Ahleuchatistas at The Half Moon: Indie/alt/noise/rock.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday August 20

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try some very rare Nordic-roasted coffees.

Mushroom Walk at Hyuck Preserve: Three hour walk-and-talk about the mushrooms in the preserve.

Dawes at The Egg: Folk rock, with Basia Bulat.

Nore Davis at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Another Michael, Palemen, Belle-Skinner, Apostrophe S and The Cuddlefish at World Citizen Party House: Great mixed bill show.

4th Annual Chronogram Block Party in Kingston: Music, food, drinks, and much more.

Chronogram Block Party After-Party at BSP: With DJ Shaman Vybez.

Sunday August 21

Madball, Death Before Dishonor, Coldside (and more) at Fuze Box.: Hardcore show.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: “A Day at the Races” theme.

Quinn Sullivan at Helsinki Hudson: Blues.

All weekend

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard. Hudson Valley Ruins opens Saturday.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 12

Mamadou Kelly and Last Good Tooth at The Half Moon: “one of Mali’s music leaders”.

Start the Reactor, Rum Ham, Intheshit, Inhumatus at The Low Beat: Grind/death/heavy.

Girl Blue featuring Jimi Woodul at Savoy: Singer/songwriter.

Eastern Electric, Tvil, Pity Clinic at Fuze: Emo/hardcore/indie.

Saturday August 13

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Kingston meets NYC.

Caribbean Day In The Park at Prospect Park Troy: Reggae, soca, famiy activities, etc.

Common Folk Arts & Music Festival in North Adams: Food, beer, arts, etc.

Stellar Young at The Hollow: Indie/alt rock.

Moonshine Music Festival in Vermont: Featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Billy Wylder, and Woven Collective.

Jackie Lynn and Slow Collins at Half Moon: Alt-country/folk/pop.

Bonnie Bishop + Rich Robinson at Helsinki Hudson: Blues/southern rock.

Sunday August 14

Markets at Round Lake: “ latest talent and hottest trends from the indie-craft, DIY and Artisinal Food + Drink movements”

Troy Flea at Riverfront Park: Riverfront flea market.

Cave Music Volume 2 in Dorset Vermont: “a 3 acre subterranean expanse that resonates like an ancient cathedral”

All weekend

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at Ten Broeck: Confetti Stage presents a hilarious presentation of one of Shakespeare’s first plays.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition at NYS Museum: See what the kids are up to.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Fall 2016 at EMPAC

EMPAC has announced their Fall 2016 season, and there’s some really great shows coming up. Lapalux is an incredible artist and I can’t wait to see him inside EMPAC. Jlin has also been a long time favorite of mine (Since Erotic Heat was released in 2011 on Bangs and Works Vol.2), and Qrion has been killing it for a while, as noted by her many awesome videos that pop up whenever she DJs.

Head to the Fall 2016 season calendar, find whatever sounds interesting to you, and add a few dates to your calendar.