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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 10

Collar City Collage Night at Collar Works: Collaging, music and beverages.

Visitors at EMPAC: A screening of the Steven Soderbergh film.

Bobby Shmurda and the Twerk Team at the Armory: Should be a fun show if it’s real, as I haven’t seen any confirmation from the artists.

Saturday October 11

Dead Winter Carpenters at Parish Public House: Americana, with Ragliacci.

Chance the Rapper, Sweater Beats, and Young & Sick at Skidmore: Their big fall show.

Wild Adriatic at the Hollow: With Titanics and Party Boat.

Sunday October 12

Chowderfest in Troy: The annual festival. Get there early.

Underground River, What Moon and Hand Haibts at The Low Beat: Folky shoegaze dream pop jams.

All Weekend

O+ Festival in Kingston: Art, music and wellness.

Apple Picking: It’s that time of year to hit up Goolds or Indian Ladder.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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.

The Giver and The Purge: Anarchy at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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

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New York State Cyclocross Championships in Saratoga

On Sunday, October 19, Saratoga will host the New York State Cyclocross Championship at the Columbia Pavillion in the Saratoga Spa State Park. If you’re into racing, you’re probably already signed up for this, and if you’re on the fence, this is an awesome event to get your toes wet. There’s vendors and fun things to do for those who are spectating as well.

The event is sponsored by Specialized Bicycles, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Elevate Cycles, Blue Sky Bicycles, Sigma Sport, WickWerks, Presta Cycle, Mantra Wellness Massage. There will be food by Esperanto and coffee by 1K2GO.

Registration is currently open for racers, and the event is free for spectators. Learn more about the race on the Spa:CX website.

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The Aquarium Drift by Ira Marcks

Local illustrator Ira Marcks is currently Kickstarting his latest fully illustrated novella about a sailor on a wild journey to the edge of the known world.

Ira is an artist and illustrator who has taught visual storytelling for over five years in the Capital Region. Through his own workshops and various classes he has definitely offered an awesome opportunity for those interested in any sort of illustrating. He has also successfully Kickstarted his last book, Witch Knots.

Even though the kickstarter has reached it’s goal there are many kickstarter only rewards that you have 48 hours to get in on.

And if you can’t get enough, Ira is also hosting the next Collage Night at Collar Works tomorrow, as well as currently showing some of his new works at Collar Works Gallery.

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Tess bought DiCarlo’s

From the Albany Business Review:

According to the state Liquor Authority, Teresa Collins is president of the corporation that sought to change the name of the business listed on the liquor permit. A conditional approval was granted Sept. 23.

Collins, who goes by the first name Tess, is co-owner of McGeary’s, an Irish pub in downtown Albany. She could not be reached for comment.

Her attorney, former U.S. Congressman John E. Sweeney, said Collins plans to modernize the building.

The conditional approval from the state Liquor Authority indicates Collins executed a loan agreement with LAD Enterprises LLC.

Donald Zee, the attorney who represented the seller, said Larry Davis is a principal of LAD Enterprises LLC.

Davis, a wealthy entrepreneur, owns McGeary’s with Collins and is president and CEO of CommSoft, a billing software firm in East Greenbush.

He couldn’t be reached for comment.

This is probably the best thing that could have happened to DiCarlo’s.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 3

Nas at the Palace: Screening of Time is Illmatic followed by a performance.

First Friday: Art shows and more all around Albany.

15 Minutes Max Film Festival at the Madison Theater: Short student films.

Maggot Brain, Bardus, No Way, Doublecross at the Low Beat: Metal.

Bear Grass, Rosary Beard, and The Firs at Steamer 10: Indie/folk tunes.

Saturday October 4

Queen Mab’s Enchanted City in Troy: The Victorian Stroll, except steampunk.

October Intensive at EMPAC: Four simultaneous performances.

Black Mountain Symphony at Parish Public House: Album release show.

Bing Bamboo Burlesque at the Low Beat: Celebrating 10 years.

Sunday October 5

Local Harvest Festival at Washington Park Lakehouse: HWFC’s fall food (and more) event.

Matthewdavid, Raja, Photay at BSP Kingston: Dance party yo!

Improv Sundays at the Low Beat: With MopCo.

All Weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are always 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.

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For and Lets Be Cops at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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

Adult Rappers

Adult Rappers is a documentary that was Kickstarted in 2012, about adults who rap. It includes really great artists, including a select few from Albany.

The tagline from the Kickstarter sums up the project pretty succinctly:

Rappers get old. Their music stays the same age. We interview rap personalities past, present and future; from indy to mainstream.

Recently, they released a limited edition cassette with a collection of music from Adult Rappers. It features music from the film as well as exclusives and other originals from artists including: Alaska, Cryptic One, Dezmatic, Homeboy Sandman, J57, Mister Jason and Paten Locke and J Zone.

You can stream the release, grab a digital copy of it, or order the cassette all on their bandcamp.

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Tonight: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show with Sean Donnelly

Tonight, Proctors will host another installment of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show. Tonight’s headliner is Sean Donnelly who was featured on the 2014 season of Last Comic Standing, David Letterman and Adam Devine’s House Party.

Read our recap of the last PMtBCS and head out to Proctors tonight! The openers at the last show were hilarious so get there early.