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All Things Aeropress at SMCo.

Word has it there are a few tickets left for a great coffee class happening at Superior Merchandise on Monday April 25.

Though many attempts have been made at revolutionizing coffee brewing methods, none have seemed to have as big an impact on our current coffee culture as the Aeropress. Invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the Aeropress has gone on to have enough appeal among baristas and home brewers to have a World Championship competition in its honor.

Attendees will witness and taste Aeropress brews of traditional recipes as well as a number of variations on other recipes. Time will be allowed at the end of class for folks to try out the brewers as well as have individual questions answered for current Aeropress owners.

If you are a coffee nerd or are trying to be one, this is for you. The Aeropress is the most hackable coffee brewer and the one I would personally recommend for people tiptoeing to the edge of the specialty coffee cliff. Also, the inventor, Alan Adler is the cutest old man ever.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 15

Pound House Live at Madison Theater: Comedy show featuring DJ Douggpoint and Brent Weinbach.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Living Room Show in Troy: Sold out.

Wu Tsang and boychild: “Moved by the Motion” at EMPAC: “Performance collaboration”.

Painted Zeros, IzzyTrue, Better Pills, and Whiner at River St Pub: Indie, alt, pop show.

The Pessimists, Sem Hastro, Girth Control, and Johnny & The Marshalls at Pauly’s: Punk/hardcore/rock and roll.

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

Cult Classics Burlesque at The Hangar: Greatest hits show.

Marco Benevento and Mikaela Davis at BSP: Jammy/indie/psych.

Downtown Albany Restaurant Week: Final day.

Creed Bratton at The Low Beat: Sold out.

Saturday April 16

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo.: Try super rare coffee from da Matteo Roastery in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Electric City Couture in Saratoga: Two day runway/fashion show.

Parquet Courts and Soda at BSP: Sold out.

Polly in Troy: Outsider dance party. Don’t miss it.

Drink Beer, Help Animals at McGeary’s: Dance party to benefit MHHS.

Between the Buried and Me and August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Metal/core/prog.

Worms of the Earth and Wychdoktor at Fuze: Goth night.

Earth Day in the Pine Bush: Pine Bush cleanup party.

Yoga for ANYONE at Collar City Athletics: Yoga for a good cause.

Hudson Valley Hops at Albany Institute: Local beer festival.

Debo Band at MASS MoCA: Afro-pop.

Broiler Room at Terra: Disco/funk/pop.

Sunday April 17

Electric City Couture in Saratoga: Two day runway/fashion show.

Albany Earth Day Expo at Washington Park Lake House: A bike ride, expo, and more.

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.

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Brew launching their own beer

In addition to many new products and categories at Brew, they’re launching their own beer.

The Brew Brew is a collaboration between Brew, Barkeater Coffee, and Chatham Brewing. Barkeater has been supplying Brew with their whole-bean Brew Blend for a while, so it’s a natural fit in the coffee maple amber ale, which will be brewed by Chatham Brewing. This beer will be unveiled during a tasting on May 6, which is the day before Tulip Fest.

Brew is located at 209 Lark Street and is open 12-9 all days except Sunday, when it’s open 12-6.

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Future at UAlbany

The UAlbany Student Association has announced that Future is headlining this year’s Parkfest. More artists are going to be announced soon, and tickets are free if you’re a current UAlbany student, and $15 for guests accompanied by a current UAlbany student.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 8

Jazz Night at The Low Beat: Wee B3, Brian Patneaude, George Muscatello, Rich Syracuse, and Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel, Chris Pasin, Brian Patneaude, David Gleason, Mike Lawrence, and Michael Benedict.

On Screen/Sound: No. 14 at EMPAC: “a series of films from the 1930s and ’40s by early animation pioneers Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) and Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) with a digital moving-image work made over 70 years later by Novi_sad and Ryoichi Kurokawa”.

Trixie Starr and Dj T Bone at The Half Moon: A dance party benefit for Bernie.

DJ Nate Da Great, Paul Nice & Trumastr at Fuze: “DJ Science Theater 3000”. An awesome sounding dance party.

Saturday April 9

Dodge the Deer 5K at Schodack Island State Park: 5k, mile or 200m.

A Moveable Feast at NYS Museum: A benefit dinner for the Historic Albany Foundation.

Speedy Ortiz, Daddy Issues, Candy Ambulance, and Noods at The Low Beat: Part two of WCDB’s 38th Anniversary celebrations.

Cardi B at Upstate Concert Hall: You know, or dont.

80s Night at Fuze: The classic.

DJ Sheila B. at The Half Moon: “A Night of Pop, Beat & Rock n’ Roll”.

DJ Tall Matt, Kohl Modelo, and Duane Major at Terra: Disco, funk, house.

Sunday April 10

Connor Kennedy, Minstrel, and Edgar Wallace Exchange at BSP: Pretty music.

All weekend

Downtown Albany Restaurant Week: Cheap eats at your new favorite spots.

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.