Tonight: “Metropolis” with live score by lastdayshining

Tonight, the main branch of the Albany Public Library, is featuring a showing of the silent film “Metropolis” from 1927. The film will be accompanied with a live score from locals lastdayshining. If you’ve never been to an event like this, it truly is an interesting display of talent and creative interpretation.

The performance is free to the public and begins at 7pm. For more info, check out the event on FB.


Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 17

Cretin Hop Halloween at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party and other general weirdness.

Nightmares for a Week, Those Mockingbirds, Lives of the Obscure at BSP Kingston: Local legends NFAW are back after a little break.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics at the Hangar: : A burlesque tribute to Ghostbusters!

Fusion at the Barn: Great food, music, art and more to raise funds for the Barn.

The Jazz Connection at Tierra: 5-piece jazz group at the Madison Ave shop.

Radiation Blackbody, Thurn & Taxis, and Yoma at the Low Beat: Metal and the like.

Steven Wright at the Egg: Jokes from one of the weirdest and best comedians.

Newsies at Proctor’s: Last chance to catch this show.

Amon Amarth and Skeletonwitch at UCH: Synchronized headbanging.

Saturday October 18

Downtown Albany Block Party: Albany Modern Body Art celebrating their 5th birthday in style.

Light Up Troy at the Gas Holder: Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month where they are transforming the Gas Holder into a 1930s version of Troy.

Stylin’ at Taste: Fashion show benefit for the Albany Damian Center.

John Waters at Basilica Hudson: John Waters’ One-Man-Show “This Filthy World, Volume 2″, as a benefit for The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.

Sunday October 19

Rock and Roll Brunch at the Low Beat: It’s that time again for the best brunch around.

Silent Film Spectacular at APL: A pick up orchestra will be providing the score for the 1916 adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

All Weekend

Apple Picking: It’s that time of year to hit up Goolds or Indian Ladder.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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.

Donnie Darko, Get on Up and Guardians of the Galaxy at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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


Madison Theater’s venue to open October 25

The Madison Theater is opening its new 175-seat live entertainment venue with a jazz performance by Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet on Saturday, Oct. 25. The venue was part of the original plan for the theater, and fills an awesome hole in mid-cap venues inside of Albany.

Keep up with the Madison Theater on their facebook page, and see the official flyer for the kick off event on their facebook. Tickets are currently available at the Madison Theater box office and are $18.


The Cretin Hop Halloween

This Friday at the Fuze Box is the Halloween edition of The Cretin Hop, a rock and roll dance party. This Halloween version will have treats, door prizes, costumes, candy and a live performance from Silver Dagger. Get out your costume a week early and give it a trial run over at the Fuze Box on Friday. Learn out more on the event page.


Fusion at the Albany Barn

This Friday, Fusion returns to the Albany Barn. Fusion includes a local all star lineup including a fashion design challenge, performances and art from regional artists, cocktails and food from Chef Ric Orlando, spirits from Albany Distilling, wine pairings, beer from Druthers, desserts by The Cookie Factory and coffee by Stacks Espresso Bar. Fusion is a benefit for the Albany Barn.

Find more out on the Fusion website and have some fun this Friday night.


New York State Cyclocross Championships in Saratoga

On Sunday, October 19, Saratoga will host the New York State Cyclocross Championship at the Columbia Pavillion in the Saratoga Spa State Park. If you’re into racing, you’re probably already signed up for this, and if you’re on the fence, this is an awesome event to get your toes wet. There’s vendors and fun things to do for those who are spectating as well.

The event is sponsored by Specialized Bicycles, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Elevate Cycles, Blue Sky Bicycles, Sigma Sport, WickWerks, Presta Cycle, Mantra Wellness Massage. There will be food by Esperanto and coffee by 1K2GO.

Registration is currently open for racers, and the event is free for spectators. Learn more about the race on the Spa:CX website.


Tess bought DiCarlo’s

From the Albany Business Review:

According to the state Liquor Authority, Teresa Collins is president of the corporation that sought to change the name of the business listed on the liquor permit. A conditional approval was granted Sept. 23.

Collins, who goes by the first name Tess, is co-owner of McGeary’s, an Irish pub in downtown Albany. She could not be reached for comment.

Her attorney, former U.S. Congressman John E. Sweeney, said Collins plans to modernize the building.

The conditional approval from the state Liquor Authority indicates Collins executed a loan agreement with LAD Enterprises LLC.

Donald Zee, the attorney who represented the seller, said Larry Davis is a principal of LAD Enterprises LLC.

Davis, a wealthy entrepreneur, owns McGeary’s with Collins and is president and CEO of CommSoft, a billing software firm in East Greenbush.

He couldn’t be reached for comment.

This is probably the best thing that could have happened to DiCarlo’s.