Things To Do, Hear, Eat, Learn and See: Sept. 19 – 22

The weekend is almost upon us, and it’s going to be a bit of a summer throwback, (from a weather standpoint), with temperatures reaching back up into the 80s.

If you aren’t planning to try to prolong that summer tan by catching some rays by the pool, or making a quick trip to one of the area’s many lakes, there’s a whole host of activities you might want to check out.

It might be the perfect time to check out of of those outdoor yoga classes (bring your dog!), drop in on one of the areas’ many live music venues, and also – it’s LarkFest time!

Love it our hate it, LarkFest is one of the city’s biggest events, drawing an expected 50,000 people to the “Greenwich Village” of Albany. (If you’re aren’t into crowds, this might not be your bag, though it tends to be pretty manageable if you show up early in the day).

Read on for a list curated by our own Stacey Abrams.

Thursday, Sept. 19:

Future of Small Cities: High Water Marks. Troy Innovation Garage, Troy

Adirondack Balloon Festival. Through Sunday. Various locations, Glens Falls and Queensbury

Film: Donnie Darko & Ad Nauseum II. Proctors, Schenectady

Gov’t Mule. Palace Theatre, Albany

Collar City Latinx Night. Carmen’s Cafe, Troy

Friday, Sept. 20:

Saratoga Auto Auction. Through Saturday. Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Rock Your Style for Trinity Alliance. SUNY Poly Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany

Pass the Aux Guest DJ Night w/ Candy Ambulance. Pint Sized, Albany

Ice Cream Social. Superior Merchandise Company, Troy

Dead ‘Til Dawn Drive-in Night #1. Hi-Way Drive-In, Coxsackie

FreshGrass Festival. Through Sunday. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Saturday, Sept. 21:

Puppy Yoga. Best Fitness, Albany

Doga Yoga in the Park. Good Karma Yoga at Colonie Cook Park, Colonie

LarkFest. Lark Street, Albany

LarkFest After Party w/ Ringworm, Brick by Brick, Armor Column, Tyranize, & Concrete Dream. Fuze Box, Albany

LarkFest After Party – Eternal Crimes, Galene, & Mr. Cancelled. Pint Sized, Albany

Albany All Stars vs. Western Mass Furies Roller Derby. Albany Capital Center

Oktoberfest Kickoff Party. Wolff’s Biergarten, Troy

Rare Form Presents: Rucktoberfest. Troy

Saratoga Hard Cider & Doughnut Fest. Various locations, Saratoga

Fairy Fest. Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Saratoga

Art in the Park. Congress Park, Saratoga

Dead ‘Til Dawn Drive-in Night #2. Hi-Way Drive-In, Coxsackie

Harvest Festival. Through Sunday. The Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown

Sunday, Sept. 22:

Saratoga Native American Festival. Congress Park, Saratoga

Family Food Truck Festival, hosted by the city of Rensselaer. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., DeLaet’s Landing, 100 New Broadway, Rensselaer.

Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill

Upper Madison Street Fair. Madison Avenue, Albany

Pink Eggs & Glam Drag Brunch. Parti Events & Banquet Hall, Troy

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