Whether you’re a fan of cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, or winter in general, there are many reasons to plan a trip to Albany and the Capital Region. This weekend, make the most of the season by attending one of these upcoming top events.
This Saturday, the Albany Center Gallery and Albany Distilling Company will co-present the 2nd Annual Winter Art Fest in downtown Albany. Enjoy an art block party featuring live art and installations by local/regional artists, an ALB Vodka ice luge, ice games, music by DJ Trumastr, food, and more. Admission is $20, and funds raised will benefit Albany Center Gallery.
Make your way to Lark Street on Saturday for a special Mardi Party fundraiser! Participating restaurants will sell colorful beaded necklaces ($1 each) during the event, and proceeds will benefit the location’s charity of choice. $1 out of each Magic Hat or Labatt sold will also be donated to charity.
Swing by Colonie Center this weekend and check out the Wynter Thyme Fest. This arts, crafts, and lifestyle show will feature a wide range of vendors and businesses, prizes, and games.
The 2nd Annual Cathedral in Bloom flower show will be held at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany from Friday through Sunday. Each day of the event will include dozens of floral displays, workshops, presentations, and a flower market.
Join the New York State Museum this weekend during their annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale. Vendors from throughout the Northeast will display and sell unique gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils, and more at the show. Proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mineral-acquisition fund.
Hosted at Corning Tower, the 32nd Annual CF Stair Climb will involve participants climbing all 42 floors/809 steps as either an individual, a first responder, or as part of a four-person relay team. This exciting event is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Britney Spears Brunch | Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23
Celebrate the 90s’ princess of pop, Britney Spears, at a special brunch on Saturday and Sunday at City Beer Hall in Albany. This festive food event will feature a Britney-themed brunch menu, specialty drinks, a live DJ spinning Britney tracks, trivia questions, and more. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Next Friday is Troy Night Out! Troy Night Out is a monthly celebration of arts and culture in downtown Troy, and on Friday, February 28, the theme will be Geeks Night Out.