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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 27

Troy Night Out: Arts and culture throughout the Collar City. Pick a few things you wanna see go see them.

Clothing Sale at ReStyle: Benefit for Unity House and Margination, everything under $12.

March TNO Print Off at Troy Cloth and Paper: Get your limited edition poster designed by Phil Pascuzzo, and watch it be printed!

Last TNO at Some Girls: Some Girl is closing so help them go out in style.

Comedy Night at The Madison Theater: Laugh with local comics.

Retro Video Game Burlesque at The Hangar: Video Game. Burlesque.

Honeyblood with Better Pills at The Half Moon: Take a trip to Hudson and rock out.

Defeater at Bogies: With Counterparts, Capsize, Better Off, and Hotel Books.

Ampevene, Nickopotamus and Dr. Magnum at The Hollow: Albany prog rock.

Lisa Lampanelli at The Egg: Comedy show, yo.

Saturday March 28

Farmers’ Market Bike Ride in Troy: Check out the market then head out for a ride.

Yes! Poetry and Performance at the Albany Center Gallery: Featuring Maryam Parhizkar, E. Tracy Grinnell, and The Albany Drivers

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors: Featuring Giulia Rozzi, as heard on The Moth.

Biohazard at Bogies: With Sworn Enemy and Born Low.

In-Flight Safety at Vapor: Free, and with Party Boat.

Rocky Horor Picture Show at Madison Theater: With live Shadow Cast.

Sunday March 29

Tour of the Battenkill Preview Ride: Remember how long it’s been since you’ve been on your bike.

Grand Opening Party at The Venue: Fashion show, food, and more.

Shakey Graves at The Hollow: Americana. With Nikki Lane.

All weekend

Garden and Flower Show at HVCC: Pretend it’s Spring! Get and learn about flowers and plants.

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.

Chappie, American Sniper, Kingsman: The Secret Service and The Royal Tenenbaums 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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Shana Falana at The Low Beat

Shana Falana is set to play The Low Beat on Thursday, April 2. Shana Falana recently premered a track from their upcoming album Set Your Lightning Free to great acclaim. Also on the bill are friends and favorites Moon Magick and Troy’s Eternal Crimes.

Stream some music below and mark your calendar. This show is not a bad way to spend your Thursday!

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 20

LOOK! at Albany Center Gallery: Featuring 25 young artists, music from DJ Trumastr and much more.

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Interesting talks featuring 20 images for 20 seconds each.

DD Dorvillier: “Extra Shapes” at EMPAC: “performance for lunging figures, a musical concert for loudspeakers, and a light show”

Lower Dens at The Half Moon: With Palm and Sunatirene.

E. O. M. at McGeary’s: Artist showcase and Tall Matt’s birthday party.

Saturday March 21

Spring Equinox Dinner at Brakes: Celebrating astronomical spring.

Zammuto and Gotye at MASS MoCA: Indie.

Jeff The Drunk, Hot Mayonaise, Private Parts, Stowaways, and Black Ships at The Low Beat: Wild lineup.

Arbor Hill Winter Carnival: Tour the Ten Broeck Mansion and attend the opening of Arbor Hill Park.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. Ladies free all night.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

Sunday March 22

Rock N Roll Brunch XII at The Low Beat: Celebrating a year of fun brunches.

Maple Weekend NYS: Many syrup producers hosting open houses, samplings and tastings.

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.

The Spongebob Movie, American Sniper, The Wedding Ringer and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran 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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Create Upstate 2015

Create Upsate, a two-day design conference in Syracuse, is is just under a month away. The schedule is available for you to take a look and see the topics that make up this year’s conference.

Registration is still open so get your tickets soon. Similar conferences typically involve flights and much more planning than simply driving west for a little bit, so supporting a great conference in your backyard is a solid move.

Below is Doug Bartow’s talk from last year’s Create Upstate to give you an idea of what the conference is about.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 13

Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Now featuring law enforcement.

Vow of Hatred, Hometown Hate, and more at Bogies: Beatdown hardcore.

Start Making Sense with HmfO at The Hollow: Talking Heads and Hall and Oates tribute bands.

Talea Ensemble at EMPAC: US premiere of Enno Poppe’s Speicher.

Saturday March 14

Perspective, a lovely hand to hold, Trashlord, and Infinity Girl at Ground Zero: Outsider indie jams.

Joell Ortiz at Bogies: Rap show with tons of local support.

The Color Out of Space at EMPAC: Projection of the buildings facade.

White Museum at Hirsch Observatory: A film projected into the sky from the observatory.

Sunday March 15

Winter DH Mountain Bike Race at Oak Mountain: Race downhill, in the snow, on your bike.

Dweeb Supreme Tour at Pauly’s Hotel: Fresh off tour, here’s a hometown show featuring JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Oddy Gato, Masai, DJ Trumastr and more.

The College of Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale, featuring Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra: Performing Anton Bruckner’s “Mass No. 2 in E Minor” and Antonín Dvořák’s “Te Deum”.

One Giant Try It! at The Arts Center: An interactive open house.

Taking Back Sunday: With The Menzingers and Letlive.

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.

The Spongebob Movie, American Sniper, The Wedding Ringer and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran 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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Bill Nye at UAlbany

Bill Nye will be speaking at UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena on March 25.

The talk is part of UAlbany’s World Within Reach Speaker Series. The first 1000 students get a free copy of his latest book, Undeniable.

Tickets are available to the general public on March 13, March 23 and March 24 in the Campus Center West Lounge from 11am-4pm, with the remaining tickets being distributed on March 25 in the PE Building (across from the arena) starting at 3pm.

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Storytime Time at Cafe Nola

Storytime Time is back at Cafe Nola in Schenectady this Wednesday. Storytime Time is a comedic storytelling show that’s hosted by Ethan Ullman and features storytellers Talia Cass, Richard Lovrich, Kevin Kaszubowski, Michael McLaughlin and more. Storytime Time happens every second Wednesday.

Read more on the facebook event go and check out the show! I attended the show with Annie Lederman and every single story was hilarious and the show as a whole is really entertaining. Definitely a really fun event.