Fusion at the Albany Barn

This Friday, Fusion returns to the Albany Barn. Fusion includes a local all star lineup including a fashion design challenge, performances and art from regional artists, cocktails and food from Chef Ric Orlando, spirits from Albany Distilling, wine pairings, beer from Druthers, desserts by The Cookie Factory and coffee by Stacks Espresso Bar. Fusion is a benefit for the Albany Barn.

Find more out on the Fusion website and have some fun this Friday night.


Superior Merchandise Co. Pop Up Shop

Troy’s Superior Merchandise Co. has announced they’re having a pop up shop at the Tavern Resturant. The event will take place on this month’s Troy Night Out, which is also Halloween.

KAB did a preview of Superior Merchandise Co. earlier this year, and I’m happy to see things coming to fruition. This preview should give you a great taste of what’s to come with Superior Merchandise Co.

Check out the event page for more details. See you there!


Evil Dead the Musical at Proctors

Nothing beats kicking off the week of Halloween with a little fake blood. Or in the case of Evil Dead — the Musical, a lot of fake blood.

From the event page:

The record-breaking musical comedy sensation takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films — Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness — then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time…and it’s also the only musical in the world where audiences can sit in a “Splatter Zone!” and get drenched from the onstage mayhem.

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day.

The musical will be performed at Proctors for one night only on Tuesday, October 28th and tickets are currently available online or at the Proctors box office.


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.


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.

Aquarium Drift

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.


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.