Things to do in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Troy this weekend – Times Union

Head to No Fun in Troy for an “astrologically-themed” dance party. Learn more.
Every week, we scour event calendars to find the things that are especially worth your time and attention, and we share them here. Check out our Hudson Valley list too.
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Friday night music: Here’s what’s happening at a few local venues.
Don’t be freaked out about Friday the 13th: Chase the negative vibes away with Freaky Friday Drag, presented by Let’s Get Back to Quality and ADCo Bar & Bottle in Albany. Get details
Head north: The Winter World University Games are happening now through Jan. 22 in and around Lake Placid. The event is advertised as the “largest winter multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world.” Buy tickets and learn more
Didn’t get enough holiday lights? You can still check out Wild Lights at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake through Feb. 25. Learn more
Dip your toe into improv: Mopco Improv Theatre in Schenectady presents “The Water is Fine,” an interactive, participatory show, on Friday. Get tickets.
Laugh it up on Saturday: Comedy Night at Saratoga Winery will feature Kelly MacFarland, who’s been seen on “The Today Show,” Comedy Central and more. The event will also feature Kathe Farris and Erin Harkes. Get tickets before they’re gone.
Warm up with some soup: Amsterdam’s fifth annual SoupFest is happening on Saturday at various restaurants and bars throughout the city. Find out more and learn about Downtown Schenectady Soup Stroll on Jan. 28 and some other food events coming up soon.
Make it a musical Sunday: DJ Hollyw8d in collaboration with Capitalize Albany Corp. is hosting a More Music Less Violence concert gala at Capital Repertory Theatre. Performances will include Doc Horton and The Jay Street Band, Camtron 5000, The Leik, Quav13 and more. Local artist Momartista will be live-painting during the event, and various speakers will take the stage. Get tickets.
On the calendar: Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some events coming up to celebrate King’s life and legacy.
Also Monday: It’s been an interesting year for Copper Crow in Albany, which had to close shortly for several months after opening last January due to catastrophic flooding from burst pipes. Rather than dwelling on the past, the restaurant is celebrating with an Underwater Gala. Come dressed in beach wear, rain gear, etc. You get the point. Learn more and get tickets. Haven’t visited Copper Crow yet? Read our dining review.
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More ways to chill: Last week, we told you about the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing and the Fire & Ice Bar at The Mill on Round Lake opening soon. We found a few more bars embracing an icy theme this winter.
It doesn’t get any cooler than this: King Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville is hosting its annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Weekend from Feb. 4-5. Learn more.
Ticket alert: Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray from the hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are touring with a new improv show, “Whose Live Anyway?,” and making a stop at The Egg on April 25. Tickets go on sale Friday. Learn more.
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Holiday events: See our full list of ways to celebrate the season.
Sarah Diodato manages newsletters for the Times Union newsroom.


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