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.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 129

Friday April 18

Knickerbocker Film Festival: The fifth year for the city-wide film festival.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics: Little Show of Horrors: Little Shop of Horrors themed burlesque show.

Wordfest Open Mic at the UAG: Over 30 poets are signed up for this open mic!

Rubblebucket at Skidmore: Brooklyn indie jams.

Saturday April 19

Record Store Day at Fuzz Records: Lots of ‘record store day only’ releases to be at the shop as well as fun times all around and djs inside of fuzz.

Dan Croll at the Hollow: With Panama Wedding.

The 4/20 Party at Red Square: Fun rap show. Easter really ruined the date on this one, huh?

Wordfest Invitation Slam at the Linda: Closing out Wordfest with a proper slam.

33RPM at EMPAC: “Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life.”

Rival Galaxies, The Parlor, and Charmboy at Pauly’s: Great local lineup.

Ramen Noodle Diet, A Benefit: Silent auction benefit show with live music and all sorts of other fun.

Sunday April 20

Harm’s Way at Bogie’s: Easter night show.

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your back yard. Also, CANstruction is happening this weekend.

Goonies, Hook, Chinatown, Anger Management, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Easy Rider at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just. Go.

Hudson Valley Hops 2014: Photos & Recap

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Last Saturday, the Albany Institute of History and Art played host to the annual Hudson Valley Hops festival which showcases our excellent local breweries. Having all these breweries come to you to distribute samples is an approachable way to see what’s out there and what plays into your tastes.

The breweries in attendance were Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing Company, Chatham Brewing LLC, C.H. Evans Brewing, Crossroads Brewing Company, Druthers, Old Saratoga Brewing Company, and Ommegang Brewery. I tried something from everyone who was there and it was awesome to see the amount of variety across the different beers. I also got excited about some of the new things these breweries are up to, such at as the 8 Barrel Reserve form Crossroads which gets aged in bourbon barrels for four months.

Hudson Valley Hops is an awesome event in a really cool venue. If you have any interest in beer whatsoever, check out the next one and learn what beers get brewed right in your backyard.

Thanks to everyone at the Albany Institute for putting on a great event and for allowing us to give away a few tickets as well.