Coffee School at SMCo.

Superior Merchandise has a bunch of great educational coffee classes set for the next few months. If you’re serious about upping your coffee game but haven’t gotten around to tackling it, or have had difficulty brewing at home in the past, this is for you.

Tickets are currently on sale via Eventbrite. Get that coffee game maximized before the holidays.


Comedian Zach Sherwin at Proctors: Ticket Giveaway

On October 15, Proctors is hosting another edition of Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show with Zach Sherwin.

Zach Sherwin is a rapper, comedian, writer, and actor. His television credits include appearances on “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX, FXX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), and his music videos have been viewed millions of times online – you don’t want to miss him headlining Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors on October 15!

Those behind Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show have given KAB a pair of tickets to giveaway. If you’re not the contest type, tickets are currently on sale. Read more on the facebook event page and be sure to enter to win below!

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2016 AIGA UPSTNY Design Crawl

The Upstate NY Chapter of AIGA is hosting their annual Design Crawl tomorrow in Troy. The idea is that of a bar crawl, but visiting where local designers work as well as bars.

Come out and see where local creatives work, then join us as we tip a few and ‘crawl’ to another studio, then another pub, etc… Should be a fun night—get a tour of local agencies, meet other creatives in your area and get those steps in! All are welcome (you must be 21+ to drink at pubs). Giddy-up!

Troy Schedule:
6:00 pm Meet at id29, 425 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:20 pm Crawl to Brown’s Brewing Co., 417 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:50 pm Crawl to CCA, 2 Third Street, Troy
7:20 pm Crawl to The Ruck, 104 Third Street, Troy
7:50 Crawl to Boogie, 333 Broadway, Suite 460, Troy
8:30 pm Crawl to Troy Innovation Garage, 24 Fourth Street, Troy

Tickets are $10 if you’re not an AIGA member and are on sale now. If you’re a current AIGA member, this event is free. If you’re in a creative line of work this is the perfect opportunity to meet other area creative folk and check out their work spaces, and have a few pints in the process.


Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 30

September Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, and more in Troy.

Over the Verrazano ft Intell Hayesfield at Peck’s Arcade: Good music at the spot in Troy.

Drinks with Plants at Forage + Sundry: Grand opening for the new location.

Tacos + Games at SMCo.: Get your game/taco on.

Life of Agony at Upstate Concert Hall: With Stigmata
and Brick By Brick.

LVL UP, Battle Ave, and Fraternal Twin at BSP Kingston: Alt/indie/lofi/pop.

Monster’s Inc at The Tang: Outdoor movie night.

In Deep at Blue 82: House music. With Jen Haley, Don Stone, Duane Major, and Fongaboo.

Jasper, The Kindness, and Factory Radio at Parish Public House: Indie/rock.

80s Night Dance Party at BSP: Party like a Gen X-er.

SIMO at The Hangar: Psych.

Saturday October 01

North Albany Oktoberfest: Beer and all things German.

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards: Brooklyn meets Upstate.

Story Harvest at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Sixth annual outdoor event.

Yes! w/ Sarah Wyman, Claire Hero, + Henry Finch at ACG: Poetry.

Angela Cobb and Allan Finn at The Pearl Street Pub: Comedy show.

Steven Wright at The Egg: Comedy show.

Skeleton Keys at The Hollow: Grateful Dead tribute.

Amy Ray and Chely Wright at Helsinki Hudson: Singer-songwriter.

Jenny Hval, Olga Bell, Tesh, YST at SMOG: Bard show. “Students only”.

You Make Me ___ at Fuze: “A full night of harsh abnoxious (sic) funky tunes spun by Selector David Normal & Guests”.

Sunday October 02

Stone Hill Family Day at The Clark: Picnic, music, kites, and more.

Cruising Against Violence on The Hudson: DJ Tall Matt on a boat.

All weekend

Warrensburg Garage Sale: “World’s Largest”.

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.


North Albany Oktoberfest 2016: 4xVIP Ticket Giveaway

The North Albany Oktoberfest block party and celebration is this Saturday, October 1 from 11am-7pm and tickets are currently on sale. If you are not the contest type, pick up your tickets early to save a few bucks and get a commemorative stein. As always, this year’s Oktoberfest features food, beer, weiner dog races, competitions, and a celebration of all things German.

The kind folks at Wolff’s have offered up a pack of four VIP tickets to giveaway in the next 24 hours to a lucky winner and their three friends! Learn more info on the Albany Oktoberfest website, and enter the giveaway below.


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