Thursday Mar 22 @ 9:00 AM
How Do You Find Those Comp?
Upstate Training – 6 Hrs CE for salesperson/brokers and appraisers Come learn what influences the property value, how old the comparable should be, what needs to be adjusted, and how this information can best serve your customers and clients. Are you ready to do the math? Do you find yourself confused and wondering where the appraiser got those figures? Come let us show you how it’s done! Please bring your calculator.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM
The People's Budget: Rally at NYS Capitol
Alliance for Quality Education of New York – Cuomo has a choice: either he can deliver a real people’s budget that addresses the needs of our communities, or he can deliver another corrupt budget written by corporate lobbyists. In his previous budgets, Cuomo has sold out the working poor. He has failed to pass a budget for the people, a budget that uplifts, empowers, and frees black, brown, and immigrant families of New York. If Cuomo wants to be respected and embraced as a real progressive Democrat, he must stand up for the most vulnerable New Yorkers in this year’s budget. On Thursday, March 22nd, New Yorkers are uniting to demand that Cuomo deliver a real #PeoplesBudget! CUOMO MUST: HOUSE the homeless. The Governor needs to tax the rich and house the 89,000 New Yorkers who are homeless PROTECT tenants not developers. Strengthen the rent laws and expand tenant protections across the state. INVEST in black & brown futures. Pay the $4.2 billion dollars our Public Schools are owed and invest in CUNY and SUNY. END mass incarceration and the criminalization of Black and brown communities. Overhaul bail, speedy trial, discovery, and parole laws. End New York's ?jail crisis and release elders from prison. #PeoplesBudget #FREENewYork #IamPublicEd #CuomosHousingCrisis #BailReform #FreeOurElders
Thursday Mar 22 @ 2:00 PM
Daytime Book Club - The Jane Austen Project
Mechanicville District Public Library – About the Book Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. London, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanced future, posing as wealthy West Indies planters—a doctor and his spinster sister. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back,” their mission is by far the most audacious: meet, befriend, and steal from Jane Austen herself. Carefully selected and rigorously trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics, disaster-relief doctor Rachel and actor-turned-scholar Liam have little in common besides the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in. Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother, Henry. But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie. While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated, Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth-century society expects her to be. As their portal to the future prepares to close, Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history intact and exactly as they found it…however heartbreaking that may prove.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 5:00 PM
A Crooked Stave Event
Albany Ale & Oyster – An evening with owner and brewer of Crooked Stave, Chad Yakobson. Specialty drafts and several bottles available. More to be added to bottle list. Draft: Petite Sour Passionfruit Petite Sour Rose Serenata Notturna Surette Bottles: Salvador Cybies Surette Reserva Blueberry Surette Reserva Peach St Bretta Clementine St Bretta Mandarin Serenata Notturna L'Brett D'or
Thursday Mar 22 @ 5:30 PM
Albany Law Review Cooke Symposium
Albany Law School – Join the Albany Law Review for the 12th Annual Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke State Constitutional Commentary Symposium, part of the Edward C. Sobota ’79 Memorial Lecture Series. This year's topic is "Reconsidering the Right to Die: The Debate Over Assisted Suicide." KEYNOTE ADDRESS Honorable Eugene M. Fahey, Court of Appeals, N.Y. State. PANELISTS Stephanie Woodward, Director of Advocacy, Center for Disability Rights; Edward Mechmann, Director, Public Policy at Archdiocese of New York; Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director, End of Life Liberty Project; and Peter Strauss, Of Counsel, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, and Board of Directors member, End of Life Choices of New York. MODERATOR Professor Vincent Bonventre, Albany Law School, Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law. Two CLE credits will be offered. Register at albanylaw.edu/event/cookesymposium
Thursday Mar 22 @ 5:30 PM
Gift Shop & Exhibition Launch Party!
Shaker Heritage Society – Join SHS staff, volunteers, members, artisans and crafts people as we celebrate the remodel and relaunch of the gift shop and exhibition room in the 1848 Meeting House! Guests will enjoy light refreshments, browsing merchandise and mingling in the newly remodeled shop and exhibition room. Executive Director Starlyn D'Angelo will lead a lively discussion about the importance of gift shops to Shaker communities and the marketing of the Shaker brand by the Shakers and non-Shakers alike. There will also be shop discounts and door prizes.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM
Verifiable Voting: How Secure Is Our Voting System?
Honest Weight Food Co-op – Thursday March 22, at 6pm Sierra Club is collaborating this year with WAMC’s The Linda Performing Arts Studio, and with the Honest Weight Food Coop’s ‘Food For Thought’ to present these programs. All programs will be at WAMC’s The Linda Performing Arts Center, 399 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 (Parking is available next to the The Linda). Doors open at 6PM, with a delicious vegetarian buffet prepared by Coop volunteers. Music by Jack Empie & Friends from 6 -7 PM. The program begins at 7PM. The program is free and open to the public Verifiable Voting – How Secure Is Our Voting System?: The Sierra Club has long held that many environmental battles are won in legislatures and in Congress – inextricably tying our votes to our environment. We are very happy to welcome back Virginia Martin, Election Commissioner, Columbia County, to discuss her county’s approach to ensuring voting-system security. A lot has happened since she last spoke to us, and a lot of the discussion these days centers on the Russians. Securing our votes via paper-ballot systems in all 50 states has support from diverse corners, from the Washington Post to Donald Trump. Thankfully, New York already votes on paper. But how secure are our optical-scan voting machines? Can New York’s elections process be improved? The presentation will begin with a clip from the excellent film, “I Voted ??”
Thursday Mar 22 @ 6:15 PM
Aerial Massage Therapeutics (lower body)
Good Karma Studio – Aerial Massage Therapeutics (Lower Body) Thursday March 22nd 6:15pm- 8:00pm $30 each, or sign up for both Lower Body on 3/22, and Upper Body on 3/15 for discounted rate of $53 here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=03/15/18 Aerial Massage Therapeutics is a form of Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy; combining yogic breathing techniques & the application of gentle sustained pressure into connective tissue via massage balls. This class will focus on the lower body: low back, hips, glutes, IT band, quads, & hamstrings. The support of the yoga swing a few inches from the floor allows one to glide over the massage balls with ease, working out knots/areas of tension throughout the body. All postures throughout this class will be from a supine, or seated position on the floor. The addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets will eliminate unnecessary straining and create a very relaxing & meditative practice. Your body will LOVE you for this class! -Increase circulation, flexibility, range of motion & body awareness. -Flush out inflammation, toxins & accumulated metabolic waste -Restore Health, Mobility, & Posture
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM
Race 2 Win - Slot Car Racing with Two Roads Brewing!
The Ruck – OUT-OF-CONTROL SLOT CAR RACES! Come down to The Ruck with Two Roads Brewing for some Slot Car racing! We will have a bunch of Two Roads on for you to enjoy! Big Prizes for the top 3 Winners for the night! Free to play! Here is the Two Roads on tap: Two Juicy NE IPA https://untappd.com/b/two-roads-brewing-company-two-juicy/1563802 No Limits Hefeweizen https://untappd.com/b/two-roads-brewing-no-limits-hefeweizen/361534 Zero 2 Sixty https://untappd.com/b/two-roads-brewing-company-zero-2-sixty/1664788 Lil Heaven Session IPA https://untappd.com/b/two-roads-brewing-company-lil-heaven-session-ipa/347859 Slot Cars, Two Roads, & The Ruck! See you all this Thursday!
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM
Living a Life of Balance: Ayurveda 101
Rensselaerville Library – https://www.facebook.com/foothills.yogayurveda/ Ayurveda, literally translating to the science of life and living, is a time-honored health and healing system providing tools to balance one's mind, body, soul and senses through simple dietary and lifestyle approaches. Curious how you can attain health and well being while being fully self-empowered and living in accordance to nature? In this hour-long discussion, we will unveil the mystery of this ancient medical system and learn the basics to start living a life of balance. Emileigh Tanner will discuss: -Five Element Theory and how the elements manifest in the body -The three doshas, or biological mind-body constitutions -How to identify mental and physical imbalance -Simple techniques to manage and avoid imbalance to promote maximum health, mental acuity and longevity.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM
Chat with Staff
Albany Pine Bush Preserve – Would you like to find out more about the 3,300 acre preserve that you live next to? We’d like to meet our neighbors and hear your questions, ideas and thoughts on any aspect of living next door to us. Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with our staff during this quarterly hour-long gathering. RSVP at www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events or 518-456-0655
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:30 PM
Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – One of the finest Indian tabla players in the world, Zakir Hussain, and renowned flautist player Rakesh Chaurasia team up for one legendary night! The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, he is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir’s contribution has been unique, with many historic and groundbreaking collaborations, including Shakti, Remember Shakti, Masters of Percussion, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, in trio with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently, with Herbie Hancock. The foremost disciple of his father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, Zakir was a child prodigy who began his professional career at the age of twelve, touring internationally with great success by the age of eighteen. As a composer, he has scored music for numerous feature films, major events and productions. He has composed two concertos, and his third, the first-ever concerto for tabla and orchestra, was premiered in India in September, 2015, premiered in Europe and the UK in 2016, and will be performed in the USA in April, 2017, by the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center. A Grammy award winner, he is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters. In 2015, he was voted “Best Percussionist” by both the Downbeat Critics’ Poll and Modern Drummer’s Reader’s Poll. As an educator, he conducts many workshops and lectures each year, has been in residence at Princeton University and Stanford University, and, in 2015, was appointed Regents Lecturer at UCBerkeley. He is the founder and president of Moment Records, an independent record label presenting rare live concert recordings of Indian classical music and world music. Zakir was resident artistic director at SFJazz from 2013 until 2016. Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and child prodigy of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, has a famous name to live up to. Amongst the promising musicians of the second generation, Rakesh has carved a niche for himself, as an accomplished flautist. Incorporating the tradition of his renowned uncle and infusing his personal style, he has evolved a style which while maintaining the purity of the flute manages to capture the attention of the young listeners too. The most accomplished of disciples of his uncle, however, shows all the promise to carry the Chaurasia legacy to new heights. Rakesh’s flute has matched note and rhythm with wind instruments of other cultures as well as having performed ‘jugalbandis’ with Carnatic and world famous instrumentalists. Rakesh’s forte is in blending his flute without really losing its identity in mixed instruments’ concerts. Rakesh has already globe trotted many times over, enthralling audiences at classical and non-classical concerts .He is also an accomplished studio musician having recorded with most of the leading stalwarts of the Indian film industry. Modest Rakesh is the first to admit that he has a lot to learn, not just from his legendary uncle and maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, but his peers too. He is destined to carve a niche for himself in the realm of Indian Classical Music with the simple yet extremely challenging instrument, the Bansuri. Presented by Price Chopper Supermarkets as part of our World Music Series. AdvantEdge Card members can receive a $3 discount on tickets by calling the Box Office with your card number!
Thursday Mar 22 @ 7:30 PM
Anonymous Man by Michael Gordon, Performed by The Crossing
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) – Composer and Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon presents his new choral work, "Anonymous Man," performed by the Grammy Award-winning 24-voice ensemble The Crossing. The hour-long piece expands on Michael Gordon's architectural approach to composition, layering minimalistic swirls of vocal sounds on top of one another to create a hypnotic group incantation. Taking inspiration from his neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, Gordon says, “When I moved into my loft on Desbrosses, the streets were empty, since few people lived there. But both then and now, there were the homeless. Over time the neighborhood changed from an industrial warehouse district to a residential area. 'Anonymous Man' is a memoir about my block. The piece is built around my memories of moving in, meeting my future wife for the first time there, and conversations I have had with two homeless men who made their home on the loading dock across the street.” Performing this tour de force is the Philadelphia-based choir The Crossing. Conducted by Donald Nally, The Crossing was formed in 2005 and has dedicated itself to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, community, and performances that are characterized by a distinctive unity of sound and spirit. The Crossing has been hailed as “superb” by The New York Times, “ardently angelic” by The Los Angeles Times, and “something of a miracle” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Formed by a group of friends in 2005, the ensemble has since grown exponentially and has made a name for itself in recent years as a champion of new music. Michael Gordon and The Crossing will be in residence in EMPAC’s Concert Hall to record "Anonymous Man" for future release.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 8:00 PM
The Egg Performing Arts Center – For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made.
Thursday Mar 22 @ 8:00 PM
Open Mic with Danny Watson
Rustic Barn Pub – Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!
Friday Mar 23 @ 5:00 PM
20 Beers For 20 Years of The Ruck! Phase One!
The Ruck – THE RUCK IS TURNING 20!!! 20 Years of The Ruck can you believe it?! Dave wanted to do something special to celebrate. We are going to be collaborating with 20 different breweries in New York and brew 20 unique beers! Dave and team will be hands on each brew day, learning the finer details of the brewing process and recipe development. Passion and curiosity are the foundations of craft beer, as is the driving force of The Ruck! Each phase represents a region of New York. Our first phase, we celebrate our Capital Region. We were able to get inside the doors of Rare Form Brewing Company, Chatham Brewing, and Artisanal Brew Works up in Saratoga. And we made some AWESOME beer. Along with the collab beers, we're also going to be throwing on selections from each brewery as well!!! COLLABS Rare Form x The Ruck Vavalond Belgain Golden Strong Ale Chatham Brewing x The Ruck "Ruckfinity" Part of their Hopfinity IPA series, version #6.5 Dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy Hops Artisanal Brew Works x The Ruck SPA Session Pale Ale dry hopped with Mosaic Click below to read Jason Makman's Blog about the Brewery Visits, and the how much fun the staff had learning about the brew process while creating some kick ass beer! https://www.getrucked.com/perfectpour/20yearsfor20beersphase1 Stay tuned for the beers that we will have on tap from each location! Cheers!
Friday Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
Hope is the Message Tour - Schenectady, NY
The Lighthouse Events – WIN TICKETS! Help Get the Word Out! (1) invite your friends to the event page (2) post how many you invited (3) Two winners will be chosen! -------------------------------------- We Are Messengers// David Dunn & JJ Weeks Band
Friday Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
We Are Messengers, David Dunn & JJ Weeks Band
The Lighthouse Events – The Point To You Tour featuring We Are Messengers plus special guests JJ Weeks Band, David Dunn and Tyrus Morgan. Join us for an evening of great music.
Friday Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM
Proctors Presents: Capital Records Live!
Proctors – Highlighting the depth of world class talent in the Capital Region, Proctors and WAIX 106.1 - The X are teaming up to present a concert with local artists performing select cuts from the Beatles White Album in the first set and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety in the second set on March 23rd 2018 7:30pm at Proctors. Artists include Wild Adriatic, Eastbound Jesus, Girl Blue, Let’s Be Leonard, Bryan Brundige Collective, and Clear Mind. Whether you are a fan of local artists, want to support local music, or can’t miss these timeless Beatles albums performed in a whole new way, Capital Records Live will be the place to be.
Friday Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply Music sing their greatest hits, including "All Out of Love," "Lost In Love," "The One That You Love," and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All.”