Action Bronson at the UCH (Rescheduled for May 2)

On May 2nd, Action Bronson will be playing at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park. Action Bronson just recently released a follow up album to Blue Chips surprisingly titled Blue Chips 2. Guests features include Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Meyhem Lauren, among others. The album is free to download.

Joining him on stage will be DJ Playground, Party Supplies, Mic Lanny, Mista Pigz, and Galaxy. Tickets are $20 and available through ticketmaster. If you had a ticket for the 3/29 show, it will be honored.

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Tonight: Free Calzone Day at DP Dough

In celebration of all things calzone and the new ownership and renovation of Albany’s D.P. Dough, the company will be hosting a Free Calzone Day tonight between the hours of 5 and 8pm.

To get a free calzone for dinner later today, all you have to do is come into the location at 212 Western Ave, secure your spot in line and tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that you’re at D.P. Dough’s Free Calzone Day tagging the Albany location and you’re good to go.

D.P. Dough will only be offering 3 different calzones during this time (the Spinner Zone, Twilight Zone, & Roni Zoni) and will only be open for in-store business. After 9pm, normal business hours and delivery will resume.

D.P. Dough was recently revived and purchased by Albany area musicians, Nick Warchol, Craig Dutra & Stephan Stringer. The restaurant has since been totally revamped, and is now even home to the classic arcade games Street Fighter and Space Invaders.

Stop by tonight for their grand opening and check out what other new additions they have to offer. Plus… free calzones!

First Look at the Albany Barn

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On Friday, the Albany Barn held a sneak peek event to showcase what they’ve been up to for the past few years. They have completely renovated St. Josephs Academy, which was a long vacant school located at North Swan and Second Street. The barn has apartments for artists to live in as well as studios for non-residents to use. If you are unfamiliar, I strongly recommend reading their about page to get a better feel for the whole project.

The preview of the space was incredible. The gym was turned into a performance area with a stage, a balcony, and studios throughout. They had residents (and non-residents) performing on stage while people perused the barn and checked out the artwork of the residents. The show was laid out very well and it was really special to be able to check out the whole space, while checking out art (and the artist’s bios) the whole time.

I’m incredibly excited to have a place like this exist here, and I am even more excited to see what they have planned for the future. Thanks to everyone involved for making this event as good as it was.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 127

Friday April 4

First Friday: Art and all sorts of other raddery.

A Secret Show at Fuzz Records: Raechelle Gonzalez throwing an art show in association with Postsecret.

Diamond Sea: Artist Reception at Patsy’s Pinups: Art by Rana at an aweseome beauty salon.

The Figgs at the Low Beat: Official grand opening show.

Life in Color at the TU Center: A big ole neon paint rave.

Lil Durk at the Armory: Raps.

Saturday April 5

Cloud Nothings at the Low Beat: WCDBs 36th Birthday with Cosmonauts, Tweens and more.

Tour of the Battenkill: Our areas biggest bike race. Fun to spectate and watch people suffering while hanging out on the side of the roads.

Drag show at Waterworks: With Detox from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Sunday April 6

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your back yard.

Monsters Vs Aliens, ET, Alien and Prometheus at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Go.