There’s always something fun going in the Capital Region, especially during the weekend. If you’re looking for activities, live entertainment, and more things to do, then check out our roundup of top events happening January 4-6!
All Weekend Long
Bring the family over to the Empire “Skate” Plaza in Albany this weekend for free outdoor ice skating! The ice skating rink is open daily, weather permitting, and rentals are available. On Saturday, free Learn to Skate clinics will take place at 10:00am and 11:00am.
Friday, January 4th
Don’t miss Toronto’s Enter the Haggis and Scotland’s Skerryvore as they perform live at The Egg in Albany! Enter the Haggis fuses bagpipes and fiddles with rock instrumentation, and Skerryvore combines folk, rock, trad, and Americana.
Saturday, January 5th
Get ready to laugh all night long at The Saratoga Winery’s upcoming Comedy Show on Saturday from 9:00pm-11:00pm. The event will feature local favorite Erin Harkes and double headliners Corey Rodrigues and Orlando Baxter.
Join the Albany Figure Skating Club on Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm for a free open house in celebration of National Skating Month. The open house will be held at Bethlehem YMCA and feature mini-lessons and coaches who will answer questions about the Club’s Learn to Skate program.
Buy your tickets to an exciting basketball game between the Siena Saints and the Canisius Golden Griffins at the Times Union Center in Albany. The matchup will kick off at 7:00pm, and tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.
Sunday, January 6th
This Sunday, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host a reading by illustrator Samantha Cotterill highlighting her new book Just Add Glitter. Cotterill will also answer questions, sign books, and help create a craft involving glitter. Registration is requested for this kid-friendly event.
Whether you’re getting married or know someone who is, you should attend the 35th Annual Wedding Expo at the Albany Marriott. This is one of the Capital Region’s largest wedding expos, this year’s event will include over 100 exhibitors, raffles and prizes, entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and free admission. Meet with the area’s leading wedding professionals and let them help you plan ahead.