Lark St BID Presents: Champagne on the Park

The Lark Street BID is preparing for one of the most anticipated parties of the year, Champagne on the Park, which will take place Thursday, May 10th, 2012 from 5:30-9pm. It’s going to be great to hang out and celebrate with supporters, friends, neighbors, and members the Lark Street community among the tulip beds in Washington Park.

Included with the ticket is food from Lark Street restaurants, an open bar of champagne and wine as well as music by the Lustre Kings.

Tickets can be purchased on the Lark Street BID website, or by calling 518.434.3861 ext. 4.

Come say hello, I’ll be taking photos! For more info go to larkstreet.org.

Tomorrow, May 1st: Aficionado, Drug Church, Daytrader and more at St. Rose

Tomorrow is the first hometown show of local all-male-model band Aficionado. Joining them is Drug Church which features Patrick from End of a Year on vocals. Also on the bill is Daytrader, Casting Curses, and Pentimento.

Doors are at 7:00pm and the show is $3, see you there. Here’s the fbook event.

Updated: DiVinyl Revolution To Close May 2nd

Sad news, but record store DiVinyl Revolution in Saratoga is closing May 2nd. Dollar records are now four for a dollar, and all used records, tapes and cds are half price. Sad to see you go.

Thanks to IBI for the tip.

Update, from a commenter:

They are actually moving across the street into the Downstreet Mall, and planning on reopening in early June.

Sweet, seems like all hope is not lost.

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KC’s Music Monday: Last Day of April Edition

Not sure if the last day of April has any significance to it (or if there’s some kind of made-up Internet holiday for it) but either way, it’s a Music Monday occasion. Enjoy.

First up is a new mix from OUTPOST1 and on the sly resident knomad for Sampled Radio split alongside Brian A. It’s available as a free download so you can bump it at your leisure to get pumped on May’s monthlies where you can catch knomad doing his thing live. Alongside WCDB, we’re co-hosting Jillionaire and Dre Skull alongside our residents and now that it’s almost May, the countdown has begun. Full track-listing for both Brian A and knomad available here.

Check out what else I’m listening to today beneath the cut. Also – I have a handful of local music to rinse through the next couple weeks and if you’d like your music to be added to my ever-growing queue feel free to e-mail me.

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Groundbreaking! Presented by the Albany Barn & Chefs Consortium

The Albany Barn is throwing an event to celebrate the beginning of construction at St. Joseph’s Academy. There will be food by the Chefs Consortium featuring Rebecca Joyner, Noel Conklin, Ellie Markovitch & Ric Orlando using fresh, local ingredients from Albany area farms & food producers. Also, wine & beer will be presented by Harmony House Marketplace and Chatham Brewing, in addition to a photo exhibition of St. Joseph’s Academy titled “Lost and Found”.

Tickets are $20, or you can opt for the true VIP experience, and for $100 get 2 tickets, 2 Albany Barn Pint Glasses, your name on the event site, a 4×6″ print and VIP parking.

For more details, check out the Groundbreaking website.

For those unfamiliar with St. Josephs Academy, and what’s happening to it, check out the article AOA did on the space.

SAWFest Music Festival: Featuring My Pet Dragon and Railbird

On August 18th, My Pet Dragon, Railbird, The Red Lions and The Black Ships will convene on Salem Art Work‘s 119 acre grounds for SAWFest. There will be vendors, food, drinks, and free camping! This would be a neat little weekend long vacation with great music and camping if you’re into that kind of thing. Not to mention it’s a big sculpture park with lots to see other than the bands.

If you don’t already know about Salem Art Works, it’s a non-profit arts center and sculture park in Salem, NY. It’s now your job to become more familiar by actually going there.

To read more about SAW fest, head over the the Salem Art Works event page. Photo lifted from the SAW facebook.

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The Pink Party: Photos and Recap

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So last night was The Pink Party over at Matt Baumgartner‘s house. It’s a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and involves an open bar and a lot of alcohol and dancing (a true win/win/win). I was invited to take some photos and I was instantly kicking myself for having missed any of the previous parties and showing up as late as I did. Tickets were cheaper than a normal night out at $25 and and it was super fun and different than your normal tour of Lark/Pearl/Broadway.

Matt’s place is nuts. Huge loft, open floor plan, a urinal, and an awesome patio/garden in the connecting lot, wide plank floors, etc., etc. Pretty much everyone (mostly me) has a huge apartment boner for that spot. Don’t be a square and miss the next one. And sorry to most people I met last night because I don’t really remember meeting anyone. Oops.

Hit the jump, click the image up top, or click the article title to see the full image gallery, and do it quick because I’ll probably get a million emails asking me to take down photos. Matt will have the full collection of everyones photos over on fridaypuppy.com

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