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Quality events for this weekend vol. 126

Friday March 28

Troy Night Out: Grab a friend and bounce around Troy and check out the shops, bars, and everything else.

4th St Funnies Comedy Show at Kokopellis: With headliner Andrew Ginsburg and many great others.

Joshua Black Wilkins at the Linda: Alt/folk/rock/etc sponsored by WEXT.

AASRD “Totally Tubular Dance Party” with Nate Da Great at McGeary’s: Fundraiser for the roller derby squad — party with the roller girls!

Warhols Woodshed then the Lucky Jukebox Brigade at The Low Beat: Happy hour show then late night jammer.

Fourth Friday and Everything Classic at Justin’s: True playing the hits.

Saturday March 29

Action Bronson at UCH: Rap rapping rap.

EOM with J-Live & Tenesha The Wordsmith at McGeary’s: Huge show this month! Don’t miss this one.

Yoma at the Low Beat: Album release show with Soft Powers, Francis Graves And The Get Arounds, and Lastdayshining.

Tim Eriksen and The Trio De Pumpkintown at the Linda: Part of their American Roots Series.

Cabinet at the Hollow: With Big Leg Emma.

Yes! Poetry and Performance at the Albany Center Gallery: Third reading of the season.

Sunday March 30

The Devil Wears Prada at UCH: Get your swoop hair going and mosh your angst out.

All Weekend

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

Madigascar, Neverending Story, Boogie Nights, Capote, Moneyball and The Talented Mr. Ripley at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: It’s the first weekend for the new spring exhibits.

rare form brewing

Rare Form Brewing coming to downtown Troy

Rare Form Brewing Company located right in downtown Troy (90 Congress St) is set to open sometime this spring.

They’re planning four permanent beers with a rotating cast of four more. They’ve also set up an awesome sound program called Scale Up where select homebrewers can brew their beers on the Rare Form equipment, and then have it served in the Rare Form taproom. They’re planning small food pairings with their craft beers as well.

Once the brewery opens, they will be open Wednesday to Sunday. Wednesdays and Thursdays will be 3-8pm, Friday and Saturday 12-9pm and Sundays 12-8pm.

Check out their recent feature in the Troy Record for more info on the people behind the beers.

Photo: Rare Form/Facebook


Caffe Vero closing

From Tablehopping:

Maria Congo, who with her husband also owns the original Caffe Vero, in Lake George, tells me business in Albany was too slow to justify keeping the shop open. She said the last day will be sometime near the end of April.

Honestly not surprised at all. I frequently look for places to work from and every cafe on Lark is closed at 8pm. Strange they say business was too slow since there is barely a free table any time I’ve been in there. I hope someone steps up and keeps a coffee shop in there.


Empire State Kickball League’s spring session

I originally missed the deadline with this post, but luckily the e‘s spring registration deadline has been extended to March 30th. The league plays Tuesday nights at Lincoln Park in Albany. This sounds like an awesome way to blow off some steam, have fun and meet some people. The League is sponsored by the Lark Tavern which has specials for players after games.

For more details visit and get yourself registered!

Photo: Neven Mrgan/flickr