Things to Do, Hear, Eat, Learn, and See: Mar 5 – 8

So, look. Let’s have some straight talk here.

Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s now officially known, is here, and that’s definitely a concern. We’ve already seen school closures, runs on hand sanitizer and face masks (the latter despite public health officials practically begging people to stop buying those), the cancellation of some big conferences and the curtailing of all but essential travel by companies big and small.

You can’t even get your personal mug filled at Starbucks anymore.

We should all be taking precautions. Staying home if we’re sick. Washing our hands more – and properly. Avoiding touching our faces. (This is actually VERY HARD…at least for me).

I’ll admit it, I’m afraid. But as my dad keeps telling me: Life goes on. Because the alternative is, what? Self quarantine? And who wants to do that unless that really have to?

And so, the Mistress of Fun has collected for you her usual panoply of events taking place over the next several days, so you’ll have the option of getting out of the house – if you so choose. But, of course, if you’re not feeling well, do yourself – and everyone else – a favor and stay home.

Thursday, March 5:

A Magical Evening. Albany Capital Center

Murder Mystery Tour. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls

Vests & Vino. The Saratoga Winery

Terror, Kublai Khan, Mindforce, Magnitude and Restraining Order. Fuze Box, Albany

Female Auteurs: Morvern Callar. Opalka Gallery, Albany

Salsa Fusion Latin Night with Guest DJ Andres Prieto. The Night Owl, Saratoga

Super Dark Thursday: Boom Vang, Shake the Baby, Josh Miller

Swarm Season. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Friday, March 6:

Full Moon Hike. Grafton Lakes State Park

Super Dark 1st Friday: Fine Grain & Lost Drones. Pint Sized, Albany

Exhumanity Presents: Dredged with DJs Hellraver & R.I.C.H.A.R.D. Fuze Box, Albany

Glockabelle, Ace of Wands. The Avalon Lounge, Catskill

Saturday, March 7:

Pysanky Workshop. Chapel + Cultural Center, Troy

Lepre-Con Troy Pub Crawl. The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy

Festival of Barrels. Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George

Akram Khan’s Giselle • English National Ballet. Time and Space Limited, Hudson

Downswing CD Release Show with Recon, Restless Streets, Johnny Booth, Kaonashi, and Oakheart. Chrome Food & Spirits, Waterford

Full Moon Hike. Grafton Lakes State Park

SPAC Winter Ball: The Future is Now. Saratoga Hall of Springs

Diversity Disco with. DJ Tedd Patterson. The Avalon Lounge, Catskill

High Mud Comedy Fest Presents Becca Blackwell. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Mikaela Davis with Dust Bowl Faeries and Belle-Skinner. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany

Almost Never Dead Label Launch Party with Green Knuckle Material, BG, B. Chaps, Soo Do Koo, Bad Mothers, Mic Lanny, and Fine Grain. The Low Beat, Albany

Sunday, March 8:

Women’s Day Brunch. Nighthawks, Troy

Super Full Moon Eve Hike. Saratoga Spa State Park

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