Lucas Confectionery’s ‘Totally Fancy’ New Year’s Eve

If you’re still unsure of what you’re doing this New Year’s, why not guarantee you have a good night over at The Confectionery.

In their garden patio, under the retractable roof, they’re having two tastings which includes unlimited champagne and sparkling wine, as well as caviar, oysters, cheeses and even more foodstuffs.

There’s a 6-8 tasting, and a 9:30 to 1 tasting. The front of the Confectionery will still be open as usual so you can do the 6-8 then hang out with the rest of the crowd in the front room, or head to wherever else afterward.

Tickets and the full details are available through eventbrite, but in limited quantities so act quick!

Tonight: Fundraiser for Daisy Baker’s

A few night ago, Daisy Baker’s kitchen was destroyed by a broken pipe. To make the best of the situation, the staff of Daisy’s is taking over Bacchus for a fundraiser. The fundraiser is not for the kitchen, which insurance will cover, but for the staff’s lost wages.

For more details, you can read the full press release here. But really, go grab some food and drink tonight at Bacchus.

Photo via Daisy Baker’s/Facebook.

Liu+B’s Albany wedding video

Can’t believe I’m posting a wedding video, but it’s pretty dope to just ‘go for it’ with respect to using the Capitol for your ceremony location. Reception at the Wine Bar ain’t too shabby either. Awesome video.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 113

Friday, December 20

Bam Margera at Bogie’s: Hahahahahahaha.

Coffee and Comedy at HRCH: Hang out and laugh. All new line up.

The Figgs and Kitty Little at Valentine’s: Great music from two Albany staples. The last time for either of these bands at Valentine’s in it’s current form.

Empire State Heavyweights at the Hollow: Serious hip-hop. True on the decks.

Ferris Bueller Takes It Off at the Hangar: Burlesque tribute to Ferris Bueller.

Saturday, December 21

Tight Knit at the Troy Atrium: Crafts, gifts, and more. Don’t miss the farmer’s market either.

The Human Condition + Communication-Technologies at The Foundry: Reception for the Foundry’s newest exhibit.

The Acacia Strain Toy Drive at Bogie’s: Homecoming show for a good cause.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Proctor’s: Go laugh. It’ll be hilarious.

Pony in the Pancake, Party Boat, Beaked Whale, Los Espejos at Valentine’s: Jams. For days.

EIGHTIES at Valentine’s: Fun tunes and you’re not in a basement. Win/win.

Sunday December 22

Two for one at McGeary’s: True and Megan helping your weekend end well.

(PS. I have a few of those bags up top for sale still. It you want one, email

Guided Tour of Tierra Farm (and other great classes at HWFC)

While checking out the HWFC Calendar, I saw that Tierra Farm is offering a guided tour. An awesome opportunity for everyone to check out where their coffee, nuts and other food is coming from.

I strongly recommend you stay up to date with the HWFC event calendar. Most of these classes are free or very cheap and substantial knowledge can gained from them. I really enjoy cooking (and eating) so if you’re the type of person to never give it much though, this is a great opportunity for you. A handful of my friends could definitely benefit from Cooking on a Budget and Using Bulk Items to Make Delicious Foods. Also, DIY Cleaning Supplies seems pretty neat.