Pōst opening Friday

Pōst, a new wine bar and restaurant at 200 Lark St, will be opening on Friday according to their facebook.

I stopped by and took some photos during Tulip Fest as things were getting finalized and readied for opening. The crew has been hard at work and has made the space feel much nicer and inviting than I remembered. I’m really excited to have an approachable, cozy spot on Lark.

Swing by this weekend, or the next nice day afterward and hang on their patio and enjoy Lark’s newest wine bar. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 10

Beers and Black Holes at miSci: MiSci after dark.

Sal Vulcano at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman at Mopco: True and funny stories.

Lespecial, Honeycomb at The Hollow: Groove/jam.

Slashers, Gunsandroses, Vogon Poetry, at Pauly’s: Punk/emo/indie.

Savoy Taproom’s Annual Birthday Bash: Celebrating their third birthday!

Kashmir at Skyloft: Zeppelin tribute show.

Metal Night at Fuze Box: With guest bartender Mike Valente.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday May 11

Tulip Festival: 71st Annual.

Geoff Gordon, Greens & NXNES at Pint Sized: Acoustic-ish after party.

The Felice Brothers at BSP: Folk rock/country. With Johnathan Rice.

Steve Forbert at The Linda: Singer/songwriter.

‘Libations’ Release Party at Lost & Found: Celebrating JB!! aka Dirty Moses’ latest album. With Victory Soul Orchestra, and performances by Mike Arson, Mike Larry Draw and We Stole The Show, and DJs GreatMastr.

Stellar Young at The Hollow: Local favorites.

Kevin James at The Egg: Stand-up comedy.

SeaSpan, Hubris Djinn, Anthill Annihilator at Pauly’s: Metal/rock.

80s Night at Fuze: Dance party.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday May 12

Left Behind, Vatican, Invoke Thy Wrath, Torn Out at Fuze Box: Metal show.

Vicki Barbolak at Albany Funny Bone: Comedy.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

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

Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Albany Artifacts Sale: May 18 at Lost & Found

If you haven’t see the insane Albany memorabilia @hemstitchmill has been posting on Instagram, take a look. There’s an intense amount of really cool and weird Albany-themed artifacts. And as it says on the flyer, they’re all for sale. There’s clearly been an intense amount of work put into finding and curating all these Albany-related items.

Dig through the Instagram, make some mental notes, and on 5/18, head to Lost & Found to celebrate/gawk at/buy all the weird and cool stuff that will be on display.

Former St Rose student destroyed $58,000 worth of computers, facing 10 years

From The Verge

Vishwanath Akuthota, the former student, now faces up to 10 years in prison (with up to three years of supervision after release) and a fine totaling up to $250,000. He was arrested and taken into custody in North Carolina on February 22nd, just over a week after he went on a spree of inserting the “USB Killer” device into 66 of Saint Rose’s computers around various locations on campus. Such devices can be easily and freely purchased online and can overload the surge protection in many PCs.
“Akuthota will pay back the college for the damaged computers”

Akuthota, 27, apparently made video recordings of himself inserting the malicious USB device into the computers and said “I’m going to kill this guy” as the PCs were overloaded and permanently ruined.