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Science Cafe at City Beer Hall

The New York State Musesum has set up another installment of Science Cafe at The City Beer Hall for May 12 (that’s tomorrow).

Let’s Toast to Evolution! with Dr. Lisa Amati- State Paleontologist, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology

Grab a drink and join a rousing conversation about evolution at the City Beer Hall in Albany, NY. This fun, interactive activity is free.

I know a ton of people into beer and science, and this is a dream event for them. If that’s you, mark you calendar for tomorrow. If that’s not you, tell that friend of yours about this event! Or maybe you want to impress your Tinder date. For more info, head to the event page.

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Fort Orange General Store to close mid-June

The wonderful team (and friends of mine) behind the Fort Orange General Store posted to their blog that they will be closing the store mid-June.

It is a bittersweet moment today that we announce that as of mid-June, we are saying goodbye to our beloved neighborhood shop, Fort Orange General Store. Keep an eye out for an announcement of our last official day, yet to be determined. You can be assured that the decision to move on was not easy, and was not due to lack of community support. Quite the contrary, Fort Orange was a successful and warmly welcomed venture from the start. For that, we thank you all!

Be sure to give the short post a full read through, stop by soon, and if you know anyone who may be seriously interested in buying the store, have them get in touch.

My thanks to Katy, Caroline, and everyone else involved with FOGS for a great run of an incredible asset to my neighborhood, and the area as a whole.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 06

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.

Discofunk at The Low Beat: Disco/funk/soul happy hour.

MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception at UAlbany Art Museum: Showing the work of the Spring 2016 MFA candidates.

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational at Albany Center Gallery: Presenting the work of 4 local artists.

The Brew Brew Launch at Brew: Give their first brew a taste test.

Protomartyr, BIG UPS, Dirty Dishes, Washer, Jouska, and Throat Culture at Pauly’s/The Low Beat: Presented by WCDB.

Mac McCaughan amd The Non-Believers with Eskimeaux at BSP: Indie/punk/pop.

Mail The Horse at Lorkin O’Reilly at The Half Moon: “booze-soake Grunge Gospel/Country Blues rock”

Post Malone at The Palace: Supposedly still happening but not listen on their site anymore? With Desiigner.

Exhuman presents Terre Etrange at Fuze Box: Goth night.

Saturday May 07

Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park: The yearly Lark Street shit-show.

Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market: Moving outside.

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market: Artisan wares. Get your mom a gift.

TBR BikeFest 6 at Troy Bike Rescue: Games, food, dance party.

Meth Mouth, Garland Greene, Time Spent, Before I Had Wings At Fuze Box: Hardcore show.

The Riddle Box Tour Featuring Insane Clown Posse at Upstate Concert Hall: Whoop whoop!

Burnell Pines, The Sweet Clementines at BSP: Folk/funk/rock/pop.

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili at The Half Moon: Vinyl funk/disco/etc.

Free Comic Book Day: Few spots participating in the area.

Sunday May 08

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market: Artisan wares. Get your mom a gift.

Brooks Strause, Extravisio, Inch, Erik Savage at The Low Beat: Party show. Kitchen’s open.

Comedy at The Half Moon: With Allison Brainard, Becca Kauffman, Lily Marotta, and Sam Regal.

Comedy and Music at Pauly’s: With Lauren Turczak, Meg Mahoney, Kat Broadus, Doreen Watson, Jaye McBride, Eryca Nolan, Andy McDermott, and Jasmine Shea.

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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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 29

Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, drinks, and more.

Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Nick Shattell at SMCo.: Good tunes and cheap local cider.

Algorave at TVCoG: “live audio-visual performance”.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at The Egg: Modern dance performance.

An Evening of Historic Fun at Ten Broeck Mansion: With Mayor Sheehan.

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Once Around Again at Forage + Sundry: Art opening and reception for Troy sculptor Fredda Merzon.

Hush, Bleak, Maggot Brain, Exul at Fuze Box: Heavy.

Fatoumata Diawara at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Malian singer.

Hardware, Swanfeeder, Chloroform Party, Meter Feeder, Bare Mattress at Pauly’s: Punk, hardcore, darkwave.

Terror Pigeon, Hannibal Montana, Haley Moley, Electrobo at Ground Zero: Fun electronic show at RPI’s DIY spot.

Soul Vibes at BSP: Quality music and performances.

Kevin James at Ulter PAC: Comedy.

Tang Party at Skidmore: Year end bash.

Saturday April 30

Collar City Craft Fest 2016: All things handmade from local artists and artisans.

Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Coupons, Shakusky, Steve Layman, Broken Field Runner at World Citizen Party House: Fuzz/rock/wave.

Malice In Wonderland at Fuze: Hard house, hardcore, tekstyle.

Megalodon, The Widdler, Craz at River St Pub: Raging on the River.

Alton Brown at Proctors: “Eat Your Science”.

Laura Stevenson, Crying, Chris Farren at BSP: Indie/pop/etc.

Mike Speirs at The Madison Theater: Comedy show.

Sunday May 01

Capital Roots’ 29th Annual Spring Brunch at Empire State Plaza: Fundraiser brunch with all your favorites plus bid on Mother’s Day gifts, tools, art, and more.

Night Demon, Visigoth, Neutron Rats, Foaming at the Mouth, Alchemy of Time at Putnam Den: Metal.

The Oswalds with Parsley and Maxwell at BSP: Rock out.

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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Tomorrow: Drafts + Draughts pregame for the Ellen Lupton Lecture

I think those behind Drafts + Draughts have figured out the perfect pregame for a creative lecture. Drafts + Draughts is a laid-back hand-lettering pregame at the Madison Pour House. All you need to do is bring your favorite writing utensil and they provide the canvas.

After the pregame, everyone will head over to the Ellen Lupton lecture at St. Rose’s Thelma P. Lally School of Education.

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