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Andrew started Keep Albany Boring in September 2010.

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March for Science, Albany NY: Gallery

In cities nationwide, thousands of scientists and science-supporters gathered to show their dissatisfaction with the direction of the policies of President Trump. Below are a few photos from the March for Science in Albany NY.
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 21 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. The Nile Project at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Music from musicians from 11 Nile countries. The Heavy Pets & Backup Planet at The Hollow: Rock/funk/fusion. 90s Night at Fuze: Throwback night. The Vinyl Exam at Savoy: Vinyl night. Saturday April
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Spring 2017 coming to an end at EMPAC

There’s only three events left at EMPAC for this semester’s programming. And as usual, they all sound really interesting and worth checking out. On Monday April 24, Mariam Ghani will be introducing several films from the Afghan Film Archive as part of her ongoing research project What we Left Unfinished. Learn more here. On Tuesday
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AIGA Upstate NY Design Week 2017

AIGA Upstate NY has announced a week long celebration of design, taking place April 30 to May 6 across much of Upstate NY. The week culminates with a three day design conference in Ithaca called Create Upstate. One fun event on the calendar that caught my eye was the 16x16x16 event at Brown’s Brewing in
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 14 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Asian Cuisine Pop-Up Night at Nine Pin: People’s Pub and Nine Pin collaboration. Coal Palace Kings at The Low Beat: Happy hour set. Godzilla Kaiju Battle at Proctors: Giant monster double-feature. Richard Shindell at The Linda: Folk singer. Matana Roberts &
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Albany Craft Beer Week 2017

People in the Capital Region love their beer. If you’re one of these people who somehow doesn’t know, Albany Craft Beer Week will take place April 17 through 23 all throughout Albany. The main event, called Albany Craft Beer Festival is at the Armory on Saturday April 22, and will feature more than 100 rare
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Sylvan Esso at Jupiter Hall

Sylvan Esso is coming to Albany with Lucy Dacus on May 24. The show will be at Jupiter Hall, which is inside of Crossgates Mall. Tickets are currently on sale and are $24. Most other shows on this tour are already sold out, so if you’re thinking about going, get your ticket sooner rather than
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Youth FX Short Films Screening at the Spectrum

From the event page: Albany’s award winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere of our 2017 short films on Thursday March 30th, 7pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films, and will be followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers
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24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson returns with their annual 24-Hour Drone event on April 29 and 30. This event presents and recontextualizes sound as an experience and installation. General admission tickets are now on sale. Learn more about the event from Basilica Hudson.
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John Mulaney at The Palace

The Palace Theater has announced that comedian John Mulaney will be bringing his Kid Gorgeous tour to Albany on July 27. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale tomorrow, 3/30 at 10am. Read more on the Palace Theater’s event page. The Palace has a lot coming up, so be sure check out their full
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Spring Coffee School at SMCo.

Superior Merchandise in Troy has announced their spring semester of coffee classes. In addition to learning about brewing at home, they’ve added a fun sounding Intro to Home Roasting class. This will be held on the back patio and will show attendees a demo and tasting of coffee roasted in a hot air popcorn popper,
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 24 New York State Maker Summit at The Desmond: Bringing makers of all kinds together. Grand Reopening at 3Fish/Downtube: Two years after the fire, everything is ready to go. Also, there’s now a wonderful specialty coffee shop connected to the Downtube. New Writing From Visiting Authors at SMCo.: Enjoy some fiction and poetry
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 17 39th Annual Photography Regional Select at ACG: Opening for a photography show featuring work from local artists. Albany Devils vs. Springfield Thunderbirds at TU Center: AHL hockey. Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show. Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party. Made Violent, RFA, Blue Cherry
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 10 Trey Anastasio at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Acoustic. Carl Daniels at Savoy: Live performance from excellent area musician. Beau Sasser Trio at Takk House: Trey afterparty. Saturday March 11 Marc Maron at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Comedian and legdendary podcaster. Albany St. Patricks Day Parade: Kicks off at 2pm. Yoga
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Create Upstate

Create Upstate, a three-day Upstate New York design conference is back for 2017. This year it will be held in Ithaca May 4-6 and features speakers Gemma O\’Brien, Cap Watkins, Catt Small, and Tad Carpenter. Create Upstate is a 3-day celebration of design and creativity in Upstate NY. Once again, we’ve jam-packed our schedule with
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 24 Body Shine: One Year Anniversary at Fuze: Celebrating their first year of great parties. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Pop Up Tonic Bar with Tonico at Superior Merchandise: Come check out a new Troy business before they open this spring. Pop-up night with Berben & Wolff\’s
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Brew to open second location, rebrand

The craft beer and beverage shop Brew on Lark Street has announced a second Saratoga location with a bar, and new name for both businesses. Pint Sized will be opening at 489 Broadway in Saratoga in Spring 2017, and Brew on Lark Street will begin using the Pint Sized name as early as next week.
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Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)

Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) by Hand Habits Hand Habits\’s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album. Give a few of the tracks a listen above,
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So Low Shows presents They Are Gutting A Body of Water – Loosies

So Low Shows is a YouTube channel featuring videos of songs performed by local musicians across genres. The first video that has been released so far features They Are Gutting A Body of Water performing Loosies. Subscribe to So Low Show\’s channel to be kept in the loop about future releases.
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 17 August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Messengers 10-year anniversary tour. With Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, \’68. Artist Showcase at Albany Barn: An evening of musical performances. 4th Anniversary Party at Half Moon: With Last Good Tooth She Keeps Bees, Annie Bielski, Sam Regal, Jennifer Vanilla, House Band Arthur and
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 10 Downswing & Degrader at Fuze Box: Hardcore show. With Ascensions, Somewhere To Call Home, Toxic Crew, and Breathe The Skyline. PechaKucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Series of short talks. 20 slides for 20 seconds each. 28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros. jPhelpz, Cyberoptics, Sewer Sessions at River
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 03 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. Artists\’ Reception: Conor Backman & Dave McKenzie at University Art Museum: Opening reception of two new exhibits. Bella\’s Bartok at Club Helsinki: \”Circus punk\”. Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at TU Center: Hockey. Marco Benevento with Maybird and Band
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 27 Savage Love Live at EMPAC: Dan Savage\’s podcast, live. Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, and drinks around Troy. Fabolous and Jadakiss at Proctors: With Young M.A., Dave East, Phresher. Opening Reception for \”Captured Moments\” Photography Exhibition at Albany Institute: Art opening. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Massry Center: Modern dance. Tesseract
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 13 Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Small hometown show. Sold out. Gratefully Yours at Putnam Den: Grateful Dead tribute. Asa Morris the Mess, Bren, Bare Mattress, William Hale at Pauly\’s: Experimental/lo-fi/rock. Not Enough Soul at Fuze: Funk/soul from the 60s to today. Saturday January 14 Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 06 1st Friday Albany: Art, music, food, drinks and more around Albany. Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night! FU 2016 Dance Party at BSP: Saying goodbye to 2016 in style. Saturday January 07 Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome. Beginner Snowshoeing Lesson at Saratoga Spa State Park: Learn to snowshoe!
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 16 Lapalux at EMPAC: \”Lapalux (AKA Stuart Howard) is a rising star of electronic music\”. Cannon the Brave EP Release Party at Madison Theater: With Jasper. Impractical Jokers at The Palace: With The Tenderloins. Firestarter, Young Culture, Summer Legs, Viewpoints, Hungover, The Steadfast Son at The Hangar: Holiday party. Strangelove and Electric Duke
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Cannon the Brave EP Release show at The Madison Theater

Cannon the Brave is an Albany-based indie/dream-pop outfit performing on Friday December 16 at the Madison Theater to celebrate their new EP release alongside Jasper. Tickets are $10 and are currently on sale. Stream the new EP below, grab your tickets, and mark your calendar for Friday! Cannon the Brave EP by Cannon the Brave
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Lapalux at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

Lapalux is coming to EMPAC on December 16 (postponed from the date in the image above), and is exploring \”a new audio-visual experience\” for the performance. EMPAC was kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. If you\’re not the contest type, tickets are currently available from
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 09 Lark Street Holiday Pop-Up at UAG: Little holiday marketplace pop-up. Get some gifts or ideas for your loved ones. Kate Soper \”Ipsa Dixit\” at EMPAC: \” evening-length work of theatrical chamber music\”. Eleanor Friedberger at The Half Moon: Alternative, with Darien Rectangle and Louis Munroe. Too Much Soul at Fuze Box: Soul
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 02 First Friday: Art, culture, music. A$AP Ferg at the Upstate Concert Hall: With Playboy Carti and Rob Stone. Burnt Hills, Beta Males, Girls of Porn at The Low Beat: Psych/rock. Lola Kirke, Wyndham, Lilah Larson at The Half Moon: Rock/folk. Exhuman Cold Dark Matter at Fuze: Goth night! Saturday December 03 SMCo
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Building a $30m gondola to connect the Amtrak station and Empire State Plaza is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard

Solving problems with creative solutions is remarkable, especially when the problem to be fixed is squarely in the public interest.   The Capital Region has been remiss in fixing its horrible taxi service. Under our current system, drivers, dispatchers and cab companies have no reason to do a good job, as there is no form
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Social Change in Challenging Times dialogue at UAlbany

The public dialogue will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 4 PM in Milne Hall 200. Free parking will be available in the Thurlow Lot, across from the UAlbany Downtown Campus.  We hope this dialogue motivates our attendees to take the tools and strategies they learn in the dialogue out into their families, neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces to
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Another project lined up for Lucas Confectionery team

According to the TU, Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine have purchased Bradley\’s Tavern at 28 Fourth Street and are planning on turning it into \”some version of what it was, a dive bar\”. The building itself is beautiful, and with almost every other kind of bar in the area, a low key dive will be
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Quality events for this weekend

Black Friday, November 25 Troy Night Out: Get a start on your holiday shopping, and reward yourself after. Block Friday at Lucas Confectionery: Party at the compound, with w/ Intell Hayesfield & DJ Trumastr. The Felice Brothers at Bearsville Theater: Folk/country rock. The Erotics, Demons Alley, Black Cat Elliot, and Society High at The Low
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15th Annual Ghosts of Hardcore Past Cover Show

On Saturday December 17, the annual Ghosts of Hardcore Past cover show returns to The Low Beat and Pauly\’s Hotel. This show is always a blast as local bands are having fun covering and performing as their favorite bands in a less serious way than a typical show. Head to the facebook event page and
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Seasons Black Friday Sale

My friends at Seasons Skate Shop are having a Black Friday sale at the shop. Avoid the malls and support a local business at the same time. Learn more about the sale on the Seasons website.
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Sponsor: Albany Center Gallery 40th Anniversary Gala

My thanks to Albany Center Gallery, a non-profit art space in downtown Albany for sponsoring KAB this week. They\’re hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala tomorrow, November 19, at the Renaissance Hotel. From the event page: More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters will enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, auctions and raffles, complemented by
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 18 PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Short talks in the 20 slides for 20 seconds format. Sabrina Carpenter at The Hollow: Pop/indie. A Thankful Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show. Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Stick around after the above for the dance party. B3nson Family Funsgiving at Fuze Box and Pauly\’s: The
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Last Rock N Roll Brunch is Sunday

Chef Josh Coletto\’s sort-of-montly brunch at The Low Beat is unfortunately coming to an end this Sunday, November 20. Peep the full details on the event page, and show up early!
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Pack the Court for Black Women UAlbany

From the event page: Join us as we pack the court to defend two of the women who are being unjustly prosecuted by Albany DA Soares for reporting a crime committed against them. We will show solidarity and support to these women, showing that this kind of overzealous, racist, and retaliatory prosecution is unacceptable. This
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 11 Broncho, Sports, Jouska at BSP: Rock show. Warren Miller\’s Here, There & Everywhere at Palace Theater: Shred. Charmboy, Thirty Silver, Sun Natives at The Low Beat: Rock show. DJ Jackie Thomas at The Half Moon: Dance party. Saturday November 12 Nine Pin\’s Pressing Party at Nine Pin: Everything is being pressed. Eisa
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Albany Center Gallery 40th Anniversary Gala Ticket Giveaway

The Albany Center Gallery, a non-profit art space in downtown Albany is hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala on November 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. The ACG has been kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. From the event page: More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 04 Jlin and Qrion at EMPAC: Electronic heavyweights at the best venue. Late show. Do not miss this. First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, and more around Albany. Arbor Hillstory at Albany Barn: Jamel Mosely \”explores the people and stories of Arbor Hill’s past and present through candid interviews and photo sessions\” UNtrash
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Stacks Espresso on Broadway announces grand opening, free drink day

Stacks Espresso, the best coffee shop in Albany is opening their second location in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway. Their soft opening will be on Monday November 7 and starting then, they will be open from 7 to 7 daily. The official grand opening is on Thursday November 17 and they will be celebrating
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Local label releases Donnie Darko OST cover cassette

Local cassette label Bee Side Cassettes has released an awesome project where local and semi-local bands have covered the Donnie Darko Soundtrack, twice. Artists featured on the soundtrack are free cake for every creature, No One and the Somebodies, Bilge Rat, ylayali, Morus Alba, Jorge Verde, Meaner Pencil, Holling, the Wicker Women, Tim Woulfe, Crie,
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 28 October Troy Night Out: Halloween theme. Surprise. Screenprint Biennial at The Arts Center: Screenprint based art. The Free School Haunted House: Family friendly, fundrasing for the Junior High. Hemlock\’s Bicentennial BeWITCHing Ball in Troy: Steampunk halloween. Spooky Cans + Crayons at SMCo.: Drink, color, chill. The Mad Hatter\’s Ball at 90 State:
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Jlin+Qrion at EMPAC Ticket Giveaway

On Friday November 4, EMPAC is hosting an awesome night of music with Jlin and Qrion. From the event site: Jlin is one of the most prominent female electronic producers of the current generation. She grew up in Gary, Indiana, and made her first tracks while working at a steel mill. Drawing on the legacy
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 21 Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Presented by Pop Culture Provocateurs. Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Outsider dance party. Come early for burlesque, stay and get really weird. Mister F with lespecial at The Hollow: \”Dance fusion\”. Shana Falana \’Here Comes The Wave\’ release show at BSP: With Monogold, The Black Ships. Palm,
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Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour coming to TU Center December 11

**Event Announcement** @KanyeWest has added a second leg to his #SaintPablo tour, bringing it to the #TUCenter on December 11! pic.twitter.com/tr94MrOZce — Times Union Center (@TUCenter) October 18, 2016
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 14 Troyasia Night Market at 4th St: Downtown Troy\’s Asian night market. Night of the Living Dead at Madison Theater: With opening lecture from David Schmid. Fusion at Albany Barn: Anti-gala to celebrate art and industry. Candlelight Walking Tours in Schenectady: Check out the Stockade after dark. Jouska, The Spirit of Violence, Lake
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