Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 17

39th Annual Photography Regional Select at ACG: Opening for a photography show featuring work from local artists.

Albany Devils vs. Springfield Thunderbirds at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Made Violent, RFA, Blue Cherry at St. Rose: Rock show but on by the St. Rose Music Industry Student Association.

Saturday March 18

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try out rare, incredible coffees from Nordic roasters.

Adirondack Sports Summer Expo in Saratoga: Get ready for summer.

Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors: Sample a large selection of wines and food.

Death Metal Pope, Scavengers, Graviton, Dust Lung at Pauly’s: Metal/hardcore show.

DJs Seven Tits, Alger Moy, T-Bone, Goldee Dust at The Half Moon: “Grime, Acid, Tech-House, Banshees, Egyptian Rap”

Sunday March 19

Just The Brunch of Us 5: Quincy, George & Grover at Umana: Jazz brunch with Beat*Shot.

Free Open House at The Arts Center of the Capital Region: Try everything!

Barbara Nissman at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition.”

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

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

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 10

Trey Anastasio at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Acoustic.

Carl Daniels at Savoy: Live performance from excellent area musician.

Beau Sasser Trio at Takk House: Trey afterparty.

Saturday March 11

Marc Maron at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Comedian and legdendary podcaster.

Albany St. Patricks Day Parade: Kicks off at 2pm.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Coffee with Comrades at HRCH: Organize.

Ferriday, Stoker, Uniform(opr), and Hundreds of Au at The Low Beat: Alt/rock/punk/90s.

Sunday March 12

Cave Music Volume 2 at Freedlyville Quarry: Literally music in a cave.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

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

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer\’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Create Upstate

Create Upstate, a three-day Upstate New York design conference is back for 2017. This year it will be held in Ithaca May 4-6 and features speakers Gemma O\’Brien, Cap Watkins, Catt Small, and Tad Carpenter.

Create Upstate is a 3-day celebration of design and creativity in Upstate NY. Once again, we’ve jam-packed our schedule with can’t-miss sessions and meaningful experiences. Best of all, It’s happening in (drumroll…) Ithaca, NY!

Registration is currently open. Register today and you will save considerably as the fee increases tomorrow.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 24

Body Shine: One Year Anniversary at Fuze: Celebrating their first year of great parties.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Pop Up Tonic Bar with Tonico at Superior Merchandise: Come check out a new Troy business before they open this spring.

Pop-up night with Berben & Wolff\’s at Rare Form: Vegan taco pop-up.

Prince Daddy and the Hyena, Tule Vera, County Mike, Basement Beer, Another Michael, Sunflower, Hospital Corners, Use Big Words at Pauly\’s: Part of 287 Fest.

9th Annual Beat*Shot Spins for J Dilla & Semiformal at Lucas Confectionery: Honoring the late, great Dilla.

Bless, Jimi Lucid, Anna Altman, Dougie Poole, Raffi at SMOG: Indie/funk/dance/etc.

Saturday February 25

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Running to Win at 155 Washington : Working Families Party training

Cave Music at Someday Farm: Literally music in a cave.

Spiritual Rez and Annie In The Water at The Hollow: Fusion.

Sam Cohen at MASS MoCA: Former Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds frontman.

Crazed, Tom+Echo Roe, Fulathela at The Half Moon: Radio Wonderland record release.

Hill Haints, Haley Moley, Palemen, Kazufro, DJ Rally at Fuze Box: Musical performances and dance party.

Soul Vibes at BSP: With guest DJ Dr. Knotts and Shaman Vybez.

Sunday February 26

Albany DSA General Meeting at Albany Public Library: Get involved.

Lolo at The Hangar: Singer/songwriter from Tennessee.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it\’s right in your backyard. This weekend: Kids Curate exhibit.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer\’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Brew to open second location, rebrand

The craft beer and beverage shop Brew on Lark Street has announced a second Saratoga location with a bar, and new name for both businesses. Pint Sized will be opening at 489 Broadway in Saratoga in Spring 2017, and Brew on Lark Street will begin using the Pint Sized name as early as next week.

From the press release:

The small bar will have 12 beers on tap available by the glass or growler. In addition to enjoying craft beer on premise, there will be a wide selection of brews to purchase for off premise consumption as well. Product will be sold broken up as single units, packaged, or as mix-six packs with a $3 off discount. There will be a small wine list and a rotating food menu with light fare.

Also of interest to those who are fans of the Lark Street location:

The Albany location will have a bar for on site consumption down the road.

As a supporter and fan of Brew I\’ve asked August, the one behind the whole thing a few questions about the new location and name change.

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