Albany Poets presents the 2014 edition of the Albany Word Fest, which runs from April 13 to April 19. This event will take place in six different venues in Albany and feature a ton of poets. If poetry interests you even a little check the schedule and head out to enjoy some of the performances!
On April 27th, Chef Josh Coletto will be holding the first of many brunches at the Low Beat. During brunch, Many Trails will be playing tunes for you to enjoy alongside your food.
From the event page:
The Menu will be as follows:
- Beans and Greens Omelette (Bacon, White beans, Chard)
- Huevos Con Chorizo (2 eggs scrambled with (house made) Chorizo, Black Beans, Avocado, Salsa Verde, Tortillas)
- 2 eggs any style with meat (chorizo, bacon), Hash Browns, Toast
- Captain Crunch French Toast, whipped cream and seasonal fruit compote
- Banana bread pancakes, rum spiked maple syrup
- Biscuits and Gravy, Vegetarian or Meat gravy with 2 eggs any style
- Jumbo Cinnamon Bun
- Sides: Hash Browns, Bacon, Praline Bacon, Chorizo, Hash Browns, and Gravy
The Normal menu will also be served with all your Low Beat Favorites. Bloody Mary Specials along with other wonderful drinks!
Mark your calendar, RSVP on Facebook and come enjoy another excellent brunch option in Albany.
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.
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!
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.