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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 26

Troy Night Out: Arts, culture, food, etc., in Troy.

Last Good Tooth and Eric and Erica at The Half Moon: Folk music.

Jumpin’ Jacks Annual Fireworks Display: Celebrate summer. With U.S. Water Ski Show Team and Snook Bros. Band.

Doctor Magnum & Oobleck at Parish Public House: Fusion/funk.

Saturday June 27

Crowbar at Trickshots: With Battlecross & Lord Dying.

Hudson River Exchange’s Summer Market in Hudson: Maker fest.

Flux Pavilion at Upstate Concert Hall: EDM.

Mad Laughs at The Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Sunday June 28

Free Outdoor Yoga at Riverfront Park: Hit the market and stretch out.

Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Scuzz, and The Mysteios at The Low Beat: Punk

All weekend

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA: Wilco’s festival.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Rail, River, Hudson II

On July 11, All Over Albany is hosting the second of their Rail, River, Hudson events. You pay one price and get a train trip down to Hudson, time to spend checking out Hudson, a boat ride back, a booklet with discounts to use, and a food and beverage tasting at Helsinki Hudson.

From AOA’s official announcement:

Itinerary and details

+ We’ll meet in downtown Albany on Broadway at the footbridge to the Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing at 10:30 am and take a shuttle to the Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station, and then catch an Amtrak® train to Hudson. (There’s a large parking garage near the footbridge where you can stash your car for the day.)

+ We arrive in Hudson, and you’ll have time to shop, browse, take in the architecture, and have lunch.

+ You’ll get a Hudson Passport filled with discounts at shops and restaurants throughout downtown Hudson. The passport will be good from July 11 through August 11, so if there’s someplace you want to check out later, you’ll have a whole month to claim your discounts.

+ Later in the afternoon we’ll gather at Helsinki Hudson for hors d’oeuvres and a tasting of locally-produced drinks.

+ We’ll then head to the Hudson riverfront for a sunset cruise home to Albany on The Dutch Apple, including a light dinner.

+ We’ll arrive back in Albany at the Corning Preserve around 10:30 pm. It’s a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the parking garage.

+ More swag and surprises TBA.

Tickets are currently on sale. Last year’s sold out and this year’s is well on it’s way, so if this is something that sounds fun get your tickets sooner rather than later. If you haven’t been to Hudson in a while (or ever) this is the perfect way to make the trip.

Photo courtesy of All Over Albany

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Albany Distilling expands into Takk House’s bar

Takk House teased last week that they had something in the wings, and today they announced that Albany Distilling is moving into their bar space.

From their facebook post:

Finally! We can shout this from the roof tops! We are sooo thrilled to announce that The Albany Distilling Company, Inc. and Takk House are going into a wonderful collaboration! They are moving in! Welcome to Troy ADCo! We are so happy to have you. You will now be able to hang out in our bar/parlor 1-2 times a month during special popup hours and enjoy a specialty cocktail and entertainment. We are calling these events “Shake-ups” and the first one is 7/11 after the Troy Pig Out. More details soon! We hope to see you at our very first collaborative event launch. Please help us in welcoming ADCo to the neighborhood! CHEERS!!

It’s going to be awesome to stop by once or twice a month and grab some cocktails made with local spirits, and will allow a bunch of people to see the awesome space inside of Takk House.

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Oh, Contraire

Volume One of a new locally-based art journal called Oh, Contraire is out. Oh, Contraire focuses on conversations with creative people. Volume One is titled “Small is Good” and features Laura Glazer, Bob Gullie, Jim Gaudet, Elaina Frulla, and Scott Foster. The book itself is beautiful and inside you’ll find really inspiring and compelling conversations and stories. I just finished reading Volume One and the team at Oh, Contraire really hit the nail on the head, even with their first issue.

You can, can should grab a copy from the Oh, Contraire Shop, or locally from Fort Orange General Store, Mary Jane Books, The Book House, Market Block Books and The Open Door Bookstore. You can also follow the Oh, Contraire team on instagram and twitter, and read more about the journal on their website.

Photo courtesy of Caroline Corrigan of Fort Orange General Store.

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The Rejection Project announces shows, tickets on sale

The Rejection Project is a multimedia play that explores the personal relationships we have with rejection. These stories were sourced from written responses from hundreds of community members from diverse backgrounds and then turned into a play.

Rehearsals are in full swing and the performances at the Albany Barn are scheduled for July 9, 10 and 11. The Rejection Project is scripted & directed by Allison Lerman-Gluck & Alex Hovet, with video design by Alex Hovet.

Tickets are currently on sale via the Albany Barn and are only $8 in advance. Check out the facebook event for more details and get your tickets as soon as you can!

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 19

The Princess’ Hide: Ass You Wish at The Hangar: Princess Bride burlesque.

Propagandhi at Upstate Concert Hall: Punk it up.

Train at SPAC: With The Fray & Matt Nathanson.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll werido dance fest.

James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket at MASS MoCA: Presented by the director.

Saturday June 20

Albany Go Skate Day at Washington Park: Go shred, yo.

Troy River Fest: Music, food, vendors, etc.

Troy Dance Factory Showcase at Troy Music Hall: Modern, hip hop, jazz, tap, and contemporary.

80s Night at Fuze: Same as it ever was.

Summer Cover Show at The Low Beat: Your friends playing the hits.

Jessica Pratt and Widowspeak at BSP Kingston: Two awesome acts.

Sunday June 21

Dad Fest at Corning Preserve Boat Launch: Spend some time with pops.

UMO at The Hollow: Rock out with pops.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Avengers, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Blade Runner and Fast and Furious 7 at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.