Things To Do, Hear, Eat, Learn and See: Oct. 17 – 20

It may seem hard to believe after the weather we’ve seen over the past 24 hours or so, but the sun WILL indeed return to the Capital Region this weekend. And that means that you’ll probably be itching to get out of the house, CivMixers, to partake of some of the many cool things to do and see and experience that are on tap over the coming days.

Here’s a list of best picks, put together by Stacey Abrams, our mistress of fun:

Thursday, Oct. 17:

HST 7 Year Anniversary Party. Henry Street Taproom, Saratoga

Paws on the Patio. Various locations, downtown Schenectady

Napoleon Dynamite: Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez. The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also showing Sunday. Landmark’s Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany

Michael Walters as Dame Edna. The Mansion of Saratoga

Howlin’ at the Moon. Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction

Haunted Huguenot Street. Through Sunday. Huguenot Street, New Paltz

The Naumkeag Pumpkin Show. Through Sunday. Naumkeag, Stockbridge, MA

Friday, Oct. 18:

Fusion Anti-Gala. Albany Barn

Oktoberfest. Different Drummer’s Kitchen Co., Albany

PechaKucha. Opalka Gallery, Albany

Fantastic 50’s Creature Features! Night #1. Hi-Way Drive-in Movie Theatre, Athens, NY

Fiasco: Camp Death. The Mopco Improv Theatre, Schenectady

Punk Rock Halloween – Society High, Noncompliants, Avenue A, Kid Vicious. The Low Beat, Albany

Saturday, Oct. 19:

Hounds of Halloween 3!. Various locations, downtown Albany

ADCo Scavenger Hunt. Albany Distilling Company, Albany

Oktoberfest. Bailey’s, Saratoga

Family Fall Festival. June Farms, West Sand Lake, NY

Fall Festival. Through Sunday. West Mountain, Queensbury

Oktoberfest. Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George

Fall Festival. Oz Farm, Saugerties

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck

Sips n Sausage. The City Beer Hall, Albany

A Haunted Hike!. Leon Levy Preserve, South Salem, NY

Explore the Park at Dark – Family Friendly Candlelit Walk. Saratoga Spa State Park

Fantastic 50’s Creature Features! Night #2. Hi-Way Drive-in Movie Theatre, Athens, NY

Basement Show with Of Stars to Man. Pint Sized, Saratoga

Habibi. HiLo North Adams, North Adams, MA

Masqurave II. Rocks, Albany

Sunday, Oct. 20:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Washington Park, Albany

Halloween Enchanted Fairy Walk. Paradise Lavender Farm, Cresco, PA

Pumpkin Painting Party. Rare Form Brewing Company, Troy

Pumpkins, Brews and Boos!. Lost & Found, Albany

Merauder, Leeway, Concrete, Close to Nothing, Violent by Design, Hate the Adversary. Fuze Box, Albany

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