Berben & Wolff’s opening Troy location August 13

Opening up in the Brown Bag’s old spot, Berben & Wolff’s is officially coming to Troy. The new location’s menu is below, and I’m excited to see they will be offering fries in many variations, as well as an upgrade onto their sandwiches. Other new menu items include Mozzarella Sticks and Southern Fried Cauliflower. The sandwich board appears to match the Albany location.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 19

Body Shine at Fuze Box: Non-stop dance music.

Natasha Barrett at EMPAC: “a transformation of the world, the way it behaves, and the traces that it leaves behind in this unique electroacoustic music concert unfolding inside EMPAC’s high-density loudspeaker arrays, featuring hundreds of loudspeakers.”

Pints and Pups at MiSci: Therapy dogs, booze, ice cream, food, and science!

90’s Party at ADCo.: DJ Trumastr on the decks.

Monroe Martin at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

TWRP, The Protomen at BSP Kingston: Pop/disco/synthwave.

John Mayer at the TU: Tour kick off.

King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band at Skyloft: Reggae legend.

Vinylmania at Post: – All vinyl 60s dance party.

Chicago Afrobeat Project at The Linda: Afrobeat.

Girl Blue at Savoy: Home Movies EP release.

Combo Chimbita, Yolanda Yolanda at BSP Kingston: Cumbia/reggaeton.

Drought, Violent Opposition, Moribund, The War Lovers at Pauly’s: Grindcore/powerviolence.

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

Saturday July 20

Dope Jams Open-Air Party in Oak Hill: Catskills dance party.

Albany Brawl Stars vs. CT Yankee Brutals at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby.

Caroline Rose at MASS MoCA: Singer/songwriter.

Local H, Hasty Page at Skyloft: Alt-rock.

Deer Tick at Levon Helm Studios: Sold out. With Twain.

Summer Jams Throwback Dance Party at Fuze Box: Playing the hits.

Sisterhood of Sleep, Doomsday Virus, Muzzle Lords, Zilmrah at Savoy: Darkwave/synthwave/goth/drone.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Monroe Martin at Albany Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Sunday July 21

A Tea To Remember at Rocks: Benefit and celebration of life.

Reelin’ In The Years at Skyloft: Celebrating the music of Steely Dan.

Things I Don’t See Tour at Savoy Taproom: Americana roots.

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!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 05

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

Beat Shot Music Festival 10: The Finale: Celebrating independent music, art, and thought.

Muzzle Lords, Tien at Albany Pint Sized: Dark dance jams.

Jalani Lion, Doov, Lucidreamz, JCrooks, Kortnee Simmons at BSP: Holiday weekend dance party.

The Purple Stuff at Dino BBQ: Funk tunes.

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

Saturday July 06

SoCo Block Party & Fundraiser at The Ruck: South of Congress block party.

Dog Days of Summer at Franklin Alley: Pup party!

Yesfest at Yesfolk Tonics: Featuring Yanga and DJ Chilesecos.

Julie & The Cruise Directors at BSP: Yacht rock.

John Simon at MASS MoCA: “playing songs and telling stories from his book”.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party!

Sunday July 07

Emily Ritz with Andrew Joseph Weaver at SMCo.: A chill afternoon of music on the patio.

Off Road Minivan, Blis., Manu, Ghost Chant at BSP: Alt rock.

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!