Looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend? Look no further than the Capital Region! From expos to musical and dance performances, countless activities are happening throughout the region. To help you plan your schedule, we’ve rounded up 9 must-do events this weekend that will be a hit with any crowd.
NOTE: A winter storm is expected to arrive in the Albany area starting Friday night. Be sure to check online or call ahead for the latest updates if you’re planning to attend weekend events.
Bring your family to the Hannaford Kidz Expo for the ultimate day of entertainment and activities. Admission is free, and kids of all ages can enjoy activities like the Little Mermen’s Disney Sing-A-Long, Fun Putt Mini Golf, and exploring a Reptile Adventure. Test their ninja skills in the Ninja Lab, and learn about space in the Starlab Planetarium! There will also be performances by Jackie the Magician, Albany Berkshire Ballet, and more throughout the day. Your kids will be thanking you for taking them!
Through March 4
Union College’s Dance Program will showcase the creativity of its students, faculty, and guest choreographers in a series of exciting performances presented by 31 student performers. With ten original dances designed around a central theme, “At The Intersection,” audience members can enjoy captivating performances accompanied by custom costumes, lighting, and set design from the Theatre & Dance Department.
Make your way to R Gallery at Arlene’s for the Artist Reception of Caitlin Cadieux: Nature’s Eyes. This solo exhibition will captivate you with a magical journey through nature, from one animal to another, in an array of colors and environments. This series invites viewers to ponder how to cultivate positive relationships between animals, themselves, and nature.
Join the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region as they honor and recognize outstanding community members at Wolferts Roost Country Club! This event will celebrate the 2023 Trailblazers with a panel discussion moderated by Benita Zahn. Listen to inspiring stories from scholarship winners and get updates on their program activities—it’ll be educational AND entertaining!
Step behind the scenes at Cohoes Music Hall and discover a one-of-a-kind theatre experience! World-renowned magician Eric Mead takes center stage to help local filmmakers Spencer Sherry and Rahn Jenkins shoot their new film “Anomaly.” Instead of going through traditional crowdfunding, they invite community members onto the set as audience extras for a unique event to help bring the project to life—all while giving the audience exclusive access to the artistry of filmmaking. The recommended age range for this event is 10+.
Join the fun as Albany Center Gallery and Albany Distilling Company present their third annual Winter Art Fest in Downtown Albany! Enjoy live local art exhibits, music by DJ AyO, and delicious food and drinks. This family-friendly event promises a fantastic time while supporting the Albany Center Gallery, a local arts non-profit.
Grab your friends and check out the Annual NY Women’s Expo at the Albany Marriott Hotel for a day of exploration, laughter, and relaxation! There will be 150+ vendors offering amazing giveaways and samples of products and services in the wellness, food, fashion, beauty, and health industries. Find your new favorite products and services, or stock up on the ones you love. This will be a can’t-miss event for any woman in the Capital District!
The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show is back again at the Saratoga Springs City Center this year. Explore an incredible array of home and lifestyle vendors, from landscaping and decor to plumbing, pools, financial services, and more. There will also be an art show on the main floor featuring 25+ artisans showcasing their magnificent works in photography, painted pieces, woodworking creations, and one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Creating your dream home is easy with this many options.
Experience Albany Pro Musica presenting the New York State premiere of Star Song, a magnificent 12-movement creation from composer Bradley Ellingboe. This unique work, performed by American Modern Ensemble, will explore our common origin: that we are all made up of atoms formed at the moment of creation. Take advantage of the chance to see this incredible performance!