Quality events for this weekend vol. 122

Friday February 28

Nine Pin Cider Works Grand Opening: First day for the first farm cidery in New York.

Pecha Kucha at Opalka Gallery: 20 slides in 20 seconds. To the point. Sounds rad.

Troy Night Out: It’s the 8th Birthday of TNO! Go out and get weird.

4th Street Funnies at Kokopellis: Comedy show with headliner Marc Brown from DC alongside great locals.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics: A Tribute to CLERKS!: Clerks themed burlesque.

At First Glance at the Arts Center: Free modern dance performance.

The Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Shit gets weird. Free from 9-10p.

Mardi Gras at 90 State: Mazzone party with DJ Playground at a super fancy downtown spot.

Fourth Friday and Everything Classic at Justin’s: True and Nate holding down your Friday night as Greatmastr.

Blockhouses (ex-Figgs), The Piggies, Party Boat at The Low Beat: Jetpack promo’s one year birthday party. Celebrate.

Saturday March 1

Boil Acoustic, Vertebrae, Capitle, Chloroform Party, Phantom Signals at the Low Beat: Rock out, dawgs.

Northern Faces with Hand Habits and MaryLeigh Roohan at the Hollow: Jam city. Not to be missed.

My Life Inside The Room with ‘Mark’ at The Linda: Greg Sestero who played Mark in one of the worst movies ever talks about his experience with Tommy Wiseau’s masterpiece.

Albany All Stars Roller Derby at the Armory: AAS vs the Finger Lakes Lunachicks.

Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby at Steamer 10: Projections, taxidermy and music.

EIGHTIES at the Low Beat: You know what it is.

Sunday March 2

Fundraiser for Corey Aldrich at the Lucas Confectionery: Corey had an awful accident and friends are having a silent auction and night of performance to help get him back on his feet.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at the NYS Museum: Inside story of China’s most famous artist.

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of new exhibits including a great photography exhibit “60 from the 60s”.

Shrek 1 & 2, American Beauty, Lawrence of Arabia and Gandhi at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Free, open 11a-8p, weather permitting.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just go.

Artist Spotlight: Persephone Pomme

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This past summer (which feels like it was ages away, while this summer’s also feeling like it’s ages away), I sat down with C. Amanda Boutahorse to talk about the art of burlesque, how she got into it and where you can find burlesque in Albany.

Since our interview, C. Amanda Boutahorse has put on a handful of events in her series Cult Classics and tonight is hosting a tribute to Kevin Smith’s very first film, Clerks, in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of its release. Tonight’s events will feature acts from Persephone Pomme, Pam Demonium, Brodie Lazzo, Corvina Underwood Nottingham Tate, C. Amanda Boutahorse, William Hughes, Lulu Madly, Baby Dead Girl with GoGo by Noelle Reign. You can find details and RSVP via Facebook and hit the jump to check out a Q+A with a relatively new performer to the world of burlesque, Persephone Pomme!

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Oh Honey signs to Atlantic Records


Earlier today, indie folk/pop duo Oh Honey, was signed to Atlantic Records. Oh Honey is comprised of vocalist and Clifton Park native, Danielle Bouchard, and guitarist/vocalist Mitchy Collins, of NYC. While the duo is currently based out of Brooklyn, we wanted to take a quick minute to say a well-deserved congrats to Danielle and Mitchy.

The duo will be extensively touring in March and hopefully it will align for them to play a hometown show sometime in the near future. Keep an eye out on their website for announcements regarding their forthcoming release on Atlantic. Very much looking forward to what comes next for them!

America’s Test Kitchen at the Palace

The Palace has recently announced that on Sunday April 13 America’s Test Kitchen will be coming to town. If you are interested in cooking at all, and somehow don’t yet know about ATK, do yourself a favor and watch the video above.

From the copy:

America’s Test Kitchen on PBS is one of the most popular cooking shows on television today. Host and founder Christopher Kimball brings a live, behind-the-scenes experience of the world of America’s Test Kitchen to fans around the country. Kimball is on a never-ending quest to answer the question, “What is good cooking all about?” Dan Souza from America’s Test Kitchen will be joining Chris on stage for demos, tests and more!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow and can be purchased through The Palace.


Nine Pin Cider Works to open Friday

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced Nine Pin was the first licensed cidery under the new farm cidery laws, and this week Nine Pin Cider Works will be holding a grand opening celebration. The grand opening will take place on February 28 at 3pm, at Nine Pin’s production facility and tasting room at 929 Broadway in Albany.

Big congrats to Alejandro and family. I’m really happy to have these guys in my backyard.

Previously on KAB: A visit to Nine Pin Cider Works: Photos