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Saratoga Fat Bike Rally

This Saturday is the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally which is being held at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

The Saratoga Fat Bike Rally sprang out the minds of three individuals one night in February, 2014 while riding around the Saratoga State Park. Three hours and maybe a couple of Craft Brews later, we had a mission. Jim Adams, Shawne Camp, and Tony Ferradino set out to tell the world about Fat Bikes and to share our passion with other Fat Bikers. Our original ideas were very grand and involved complicated event planning and strategic alliances with every bike manufacturer known. In the end we decided we just wanted to ride our Fat Bikes with other enthusiasts.

So, together with Saratoga Winter Fest and the Annual Pond Hockey Tournament, we’ve lined up a bunch a special activities, vendors with bikes, and lots of our friends to attempt to show you one hell of good time. And we all get to ride bikes in the snow. What could be better. And the day now ends with a Fat Bike Pub Tour (and dinner if you want).

If you like riding your bike in the snow and want to meet other enthusiasts and have a few beers afterward, this is for you.

Photo: Saratoga Fat Bike Rally Facebook

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Slick Rick at the Putnam Den

This Friday, Slick Rick will be at the Putnam Den in Saratoga, alongside DJ Trumastr and Oddy Gato.

The Putnam Den is proud to present the Great Adventures of Slick Rick tour on Friday, November 28th. It is a rare and special occasion for an artist of Slick Rick’s calibre to perform in an intimate venue, in addition to performing alongside local favorites DJ Trumastr and Oddy Gato. Slick Rick is a Grammy-nominated rapper that hails from what is known as the golden age of hip hop, and will be showcasing hit singles from throughout his decades-old career. No stranger to the mic, this MC is surely a must-see bucketlist artist for all fans of hip hop.

Doors are at 9pm and the show is 18+. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. Read more on the event page.

DJ QBert at the Putnam Den

On Friday November 7, DJ Qbert will be annihilating the turntables at the Putnam Den. DJ QBert is an incredible turntablist who has been a DMC World Champion four times over. Just watch the video above to get an idea of what QBert is known for. Also on the show is Jeremy Ellis, master of the drum machine, legendary DJ Paul Nice, J5K and $@LT.

This line-up is absolutely killer and is not to be missed, as it’s not just another night out with a DJ. Read more on the event page and grab your tickets soon.

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Saratoga AIGA Design Crawl

The Upstate NY chapter of AIGA is hosting their 3rd annual Design Crawl on Tuesday, October 28, in Saratoga Springs. These design crawls allow you to see where local creatives work, check out the local watering holes, as well as the opportunity to meet and hang out with others interested in design.

The Saratoga Design Crawl will hit Fingerpaint, Druthers, Palio/Ignite, Harvey’s, MadGlory and Seven Horse Pub.

The schedule and more info are on the event page. Tickets are free, but you gotta register in advance. Hope to see you there!

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Early bird tickets available for Level Up Conference

Level Up, a creative tech conference taking place on October 8 and 9 in Saratoga has put for sale their first set of tickets. If you’re likely to attend such a conference, you can save $50 by purchasing your tickets before tomorrow.

Speakers for Level Up include talented designers from Amazon, SoundCloud, Quora, Seven Heads Design, Appropriate, Inc., UserScape and more.

Learn more about Level Up on their website.

New York City Ballet returns to SPAC for two week residency in 2015

New York City Ballet kicks off its 2014 Saratoga residency on July 8. Unlike other years, their 2014 residency is only 5 days, so if you’re interested in catching a show you should grab your tickets sooner rather than later. However, it’s been recently announced that their stay in Saratoga in 2015 will return for a full two weeks.

Find out more and grab your tickets via SPAC.

Action Bronson and Danny Brown at Skidmore: Recap

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This past Friday, the Williamson Sports and Recreation Center at Skidmore played host to Danny Brown and Action Bronson.

Skidmore is becoming one of my favorite places to catch a show. They budget for bigger acts and put on a great show without stacking the bill too high. Two acts, with a brief segue from one into the other is really all you need sometimes. Shows with two artists hold my ever-shrinking attention span well, and a smaller line-up allows the artists to perform for longer, instead of allowing their set time to rush them. Also, shows at Skidmore have this awkward homecoming dance quality to them, in the best way, where you can detach and sit in the bleachers if you’d like, or join the crowd in front of the stage.

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