Quality events for this weekend vol. 73

Friday January 18th

Wine and Dine for the Arts Grand Tasting at Hotel Albany: 250 wines, spirits and beers to sample with 52 local chefs and restaurants. A real awesome way to try tons of amazing food and drinks all in one stop. Also, later tonight is the Slider Slam which is a bit less costly and is a competition between 10 chefs.

Sgt. Dunbar EP Release show at Valentine’s: They’re planning on releasing a new EP every month for all of 2013 and today marks the first release.

This “Just-in” at Justin’s: Truemastr and Nate da Great playing your favorites. Best music on Lark, easily.

Resident Underground at Buddha Tea Lounge: A bit of off-the-grid dance tunes for your Friday night with a few friends DJing.

Brazilian vocalist Elaine Pinheiro performing at Tierra Coffee Roasters, alongside Taina Asili, Gaetano Vaccaro, Sean Muniz and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius. Could do you some good to check out something different.

Saturday January 19th

Competition for Albany’s Best Barista featuring competitors from the Daily Grind, Tierra Roasters, Hudson River Coffee House, Happy Cappuccino, Apostrophe Cafe, Flavor to GO Cafe and J. Watts Cafe. Support your local barista!

Free show at the Putnam Den featuring Newton Crosby, Digital Dharma and Tempestribe. Fans of electronica, funk and jazz check it out.

Sunday January 20th

2 for 1′s at McGeary’s with Trumastr. Best way to round out the weekend.

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