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Quality events for this weekend vol. 130

Friday April 25

Troy Night Out: Art, food, drinks and all of that great stuff.

Fine Arts and Craft Festival at the Arts Center: A juried event with work from great local artisans.

Indoor drive-in at the Barn: Drive in movie without the bugs.

4th Street Funnies at Kokopellis: Headliner Dan Frigolette with Lauren Turczak, Jeff Crawford, Brandon Sager, and with hosts Jaye McBride and Ethan Ullman.

ECLIPSE at Basilica Hudson: “ECLIPSE is a multidisciplinary performance that integrates choreography, light, visual design, and an audio-visual time score”

Experimental Swamp Baby set at the Albany Center Galleries: As part of the final Yes! of the season.

GameFest at RPI: Over forty teams of students showing off new games as well as a game design competition and much more.

Saturday April 26

ECLIPSE at Basilica Hudson: “ECLIPSE is a multidisciplinary performance that integrates choreography, light, visual design, and an audio-visual time score”

Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt in Troy: For charity!

Meliti Kontogiorgi at the Foundry: Excellent art show opening.

Down On The Corner #1 at the Low Beat and Pauly’s: Seven bands for seven bucks. Bounce between venues.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Proctors: Dan Frigolette, Matt Richards, and Keven Soldo.

Xavier Le Roy’s Product of Circumstances at EMPAC: Dance performance. Read up via the NYT.

GameFest at RPI: Over forty teams of students showing off new games as well as a game design competition and much more.

Sunday April 27

Brunch at the Low Beat: Chef Josh Coletto kicks off the monthly brunch tradition.

Shen Yun at Proctors: 5,000 years of Chinese history via dance.

All Weekend

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

Frankenweenie, Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just. Go.

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‘Grown Up Egg Hunt’ this weekend (updated)

This coming Saturday, an expected 250 or so people will be hunting for eggs in Troy’s Prospect Park. The eggs are full of donated candy, gift certificates to local businesses, and alcohol vouchers.

The hunt isn’t without good purpose either, as the proceeds go to charities each year.

Registration is $15 and begins at 2:30pm with the hunt starting at 3:30pm. More details are available via the facebook event.

Update due to weather:

Due to the weather, the 3rd Annual Grown Up Egg Hunt will be at the Troy Atrium on 3rd Street. The registration and main tables will be at the end near the corner of Broadway and 4th Street. The hunt itself and other activities will take place throughout the Atrium – including the Frear Stairwell – following the Troy Farmer’s Market today.

Fort Orange General Store announces opening date

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The Fort Orange General Store just announced that their grand opening will be May 9th.

If you’re not up to speed on the Fort Orange General Store, it’s an awesome variety store that will carry high-quality, curated goods. And they’re opening on Delaware Ave, next to Tierra Coffee. Flip through the pictures above to see a small subset of the awesome products they will be carrying. In addition to the stuff above, there’s products on the way from Rifle Paper Co, Chemex, Baggu Accessories, Dram Apothecary, Fat And The Moon Cosmetics, Herbivore Botanicals, and Kinfolk Magazine.

I’m really excited for this to open. Not only because both owners are friends of mine, but because it’s awesome to have somewhere to go for these kinds of quality specialty goods within Albany! Perfect items for gifts or to make your apartment look like an actual human lives in it.