TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 1:00 PM
Paid Family Leave Webinar
New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NYSFDA) – On January 1, 2018, New York State’s Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) takes effect. Funeral homes will be required to comply with the new PFL law. Employers must ensure individuals are properly categorized as either employees or independent contractors. In this presentation, participants will learn how this groundbreaking new law will impact their workplace and outline how to determine employment status for those working for you.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Blackout Night
The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights – The first 500 Saint Rose students (with a valid ID) in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Feb 7 @ 5:30 PM
Yoga For Empowerment Series
Yoga Mandali – Yoga for Empowerment 4-Week Series with Krista Senatore Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm January 17 — February 7 $125 ($100 if you register by Dec. 31) In this particularly divisive time in our history, the common thread that unites us all is our desire to have a voice. Whether it is with personal relationships or on a larger community scale, it is time to empower ourselves and make our voices heard. In this workshop series, Krista will guide you to explore where you stand in this world and consider action you can take to ignite and channel your inner power. Through asana, meditation, mantra and journaling, we will explore the ways in which courage, gratitude, compassion and forgiveness empower us. We will begin each class by centering on our weekly intention, practice an hour of ansana in which we engage the chakras to ignite and guide those intentions, and end with restorative poses, a guided meditation and journaling. The week in between sessions will be time for reflection on how to manifest that week’s intention in our lives. Weekly intentions are as follows: Week 1: Courage Week 2: Gratitude Week 3: Compassion Week 4: Forgiveness This workshop series is a culmination of Krista’s life experiences and path of transformation and empowerment. Her journey began on a yoga mat in the dance theater of Skidmore College 20 years ago. What began as complement to dance classes, became her saving grace. Since returning to the area in 2007, the Yoga Mandali community has served as a safe, nurturing environment where Krista could heal from life’s challenges and explore her spiritual path. Krista studied with Gopi Kinnucut and earned her 200 hour teaching certification in Bhakti yoga in 2014. She has studied with Gaura Vani, Rolph Gates, Edwin Bryant, Girish, Keli Lalita, and most recently completed Full Spectrum Healing with Nini Gridley. Krista believes that in order to make a difference and serve in this world, we first have to strengthen and nurture ourselves. As a young girl, her favorite refrain was “Let peace begin with me.” If we are to have a peaceful word in which people make their voices heard, we must start with creating peace in our hearts.This workshop is her offering to those who wish to empower themselves and serve as beacons of peace and hope. It is her seva; her action to pay forward the support and nurturing love that she has been blessed to receive.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Essential Oils Make & Take - Bracelet & Peppermint Mocha Sugar Scrub
Mechanicville District Public Library – Presented by Sarah Parendo of Young Living Essential Oils We will make a Peppermint Mocha Sugar Scrub and an Essential Oil Bracelet. This class is geared toward adults and the cost is $5 to attend. Please call the Library to register at 518-664-4646.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Bridge- Saratoga Studio
Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio – Bring this beautiful winter landscape to life as you sip your way through a fun evening with friends! Click the link below to book your seats. When: Wednesday, January 17th from 7-9pm Where: Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio 80 Henry Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Cost: $35 per person Book Your Seat Now: https://saratogapaintandsip.com/event/4081/winter-bridge Not artistically inclined? That's ok! A local artist will instruct you step by step, making it easy to complete this piece of art! At the end of the night, you'll take home a one-of-a-kind painting and hopefully a new found talent!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Trivia & Ladies Night
Rustic Barn Pub – Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:30 PM
New York Times Columnist David Brooks at Proctors
Proctors – New York Times Columnist & Major Political and Social Analyst David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face-to-face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He holds several prestigious positions as a commentator, including bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, and regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. David’s newest book, The Road to Character, “explains why selflessness leads to greater success. He tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.” His previous book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, uses the story of a fictional American couple to explain the importance of neuroscience and sociology in understanding America’s politics, culture, and future. His other books, Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive are in a style he calls “comic sociology”—descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful. Bobos in Paradise was a New York Times bestseller. David Brooks is currently teaching a course at Yale University. He holds honorary degrees from Williams College, New York University, Brandeis University, Occidental College, among others. In 2010, Brooks became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. David Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
Walk the Moon
Upstate Concert Hall – $ 30.00 - $33.00 / Age 16 And Up Additional Info: 16+ With a valid photo ID. Unless with a parent or legal guardian 21 years of age or older.Artist Pre Sale: Monday, October 2nd at 10 amSpotify Pre Sale: Tuesday, October 3rd am Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7721045/upstate
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
UPAC Concerts Presents: Walk The Moon
UPAC Concerts – ID required. RPI VIP section $10 tickets will go live for purchase on Event Brite before Winter Break
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 10:00 AM
Volunteer Info Session
Unity House of Troy, Inc. – Come join us to hear about the ongoing opportunites we have for volunteers especially in our kitchen, food pantry, and donation sorting room. All of these are great to come to do on your own or with a friend or 2! Many onsite needs are Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 3:00 PM
Capital Region Launch of Thin Man Brewery! feat. The Tradition!
The Ruck – Thin Man Brewery is finally in The Capital Region! Thin Man Brewery is located in Buffalo, NY, the only brewery operating in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village. Their beer offerings are "versatile and innovative, while always striving to improve our versions on more traditional styles." They've also collabed with Mikkeller NYC, Gun Hill, KCBC, Collective Arts, Sloop, Three Sons, and many more! The Ruck is super excited these guys are comin around and we're gonna celebrate by throwing a bunch of Thin Man on tap while jammin out to some awesome music! We're gonna have The Tradition, playing Live from 7pm - 10pm. Playing whatever from whenever, "The Tradition will have you singing along, stompin your hands and clapping your feet! While taking you to chill space and back up again!" Check them out here! https://www.facebook.com/thetraditionny/ And now, The Thin Man lineup! (list will be added to so keep an eye on this page as we update...) Bliss - Imperial IPA https://untappd.com/b/thin-man-brewery-bliss/1747647 Hustler of Culture - Sour https://untappd.com/b/thin-man-brewery-hustler-of-culture/1999829 Westward IPA https://untappd.com/b/thin-man-brewery-westward/2074222 ... more to be added! Follow us on Untappd! So come welcome Thin Man Brewery to The Capital Region at The Ruck! The Ruck's Jason Makman mentioned Thin Man as A brewery to watch in 2018, in the inaugural post of our Perfect Pour Blog! https://www.getrucked.com/news/perfectpour1 You have no reason to miss this event, we can't wait! Cheers!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Siena Saints Mens Basketball vs. Marist College Red Foxes Mens Basketball
Times Union Center – Siena Womens Basketball vs Marist 5:00 PM Siena Mens Basketball vs. Marist 7:00 PM Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Albany Pride Mixer | Business Alliance Networking
Pride Center of the Capital Region – Come join us for our January installment of the Pride Center's Business Alliance & LGBTQA+ monthly Social Networking Night! Restaurant Navona (owners Kim & Michael + team) is rolling out the red carpet for us Thurs Jan 18, 2017... there will be food and good cheer. Come mix and mingle. Make connections, shake on business deals and maybe meet new friends. $10 suggested donation to The Pride Center... Nobody is turned away! Please consider joining the Pride Business Alliance annually, either as an individual or your entire company. Some details at https://www.capitalpridecenter.org/business-alliance/ or email rick@albany.com, to ask questions. Future dates - details TBA -2nd Thursday of each month, moving forward; Thurs 2/8 - Schenectady (location TBD) Thursday 3/8 - Troy (location TBD) Thursday 4/12 - Albany (location TBD) Thursday 5/10 - Saratoga (location TBD) Thursday 6/14 - Hudson (location TBD) Thursday 7/12 - Albany (location TBD) Thursday 8/9 - Troy (location TBD) Thursday 9/13 - Sharon Springs (location TBD) Thursday 10/11 - Albany (location TBD) Thursday 11/8 - Schenectady (location TBD) Thursday 12/13 [non holiday] - Albany (location TBD) know a good location for a future event? own/manage one and want to roll out the red carpet, for us? please reach out.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Aerial Cirque-d-Soleil 6 Week Series
Good Karma Studio – Aerial Cirque-d-Soleil 6 Week Series Thursdays 6-7:30pm starts Jan. 18th- March 1 (no class 2/8) Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=01/18/18 In this 6 week series, we will perform a choreographed aerial dance performance to music. Get ready to have fun, LOTS of laughs, physically & mentally strengthen the body in completely new ways, & meet some pretty amazing peeps! At the end of the series, we welcome family & friends to view our "final performance" so they can see all the hard work you've done! possible apparatus: aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra hoop, trapeze, bungee $120/6 weeks A 6 week course is designed for students to uniformly advance together. Aerial class packages can not be used towards this series, and missed classes will no longer be credited back to your account (sorry, it's become too hard for fellow students & teachers to continue the flow of the series). However, we will continue to offer a 1-hour free extra practice, or possible makeup class, towards the end of the series. These group series are not about being "perfect", being a "dancer, an acrobat, or a gymnast", however it is likely you will fell like one of these at the end:) Everyone has their strengths & weaknesses, as well as injuries. We accommodate & choreograph around YOU as a group! Anything that doesn't "work for your body" is easily replaceable within the performance & no-one will ever know! This is not a competition, this is a chance for a bunch of individuals to get together & have some fun in a completely new way! You MUST have taken AT LEAST 2 prior aerial classes at Good Karma Studio & MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH A BASIC INVERSION;)
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM
Science Lecture: Restoration from the plants up!
Albany Pine Bush Preserve – “So we’ve cut down the trees…now what?” Clearing land of invasive species like Black Locust is the first step on the journey toward restoration, but the lion’s share of the work happens after invasive plants are eliminated. Join Preserve Steward and Botanist Jesse Hoffman as he explains the logistical side of re-building ecosystems from the plants up! Topics covered will include seed collection, seed processing, and restoration planting. Join us for snacks and discussion at 6:30pm, the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Ages 15+. Free! Registration required: www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
The Charlie Smith Musical Birthday Party
Lark Tavern – Come celebrate Charlies Birthday, There will be plenty of Music Musical guests and open mic. Music starts at 7, come early for Happy hour specials 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
City Nights: It's a Movement of Revival.
City Church – Join City Church for 2 special nights to kick off 2018 during our church's season of prayer and fasting. We are believing for God for revival in the Capital Region, but we know it starts with our hearts. Mariano Leonczik - The Guerrilla Church Keenan Clark - Celebration Church Mike and Kristi Moore - Host Pastors During these nights City Worship will be recording their first LIVE recording. Everyone is invited but seating is very limited. Doors Open 20 min prior to start of the event.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Ski Lift View- Saratoga Studio
Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio – Skiers this paint & sip is for you! Bring your favorite ski lift view to life with the help of our artists. When: Thursday, January 18th from 7-9pm Where: Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio 80 Henry Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Cost: $35 per person Book Your Seat Now: https://saratogapaintandsip.com/event/4082/ski-lift-view Not artistically inclined? That's ok! A local artist will instruct you step by step, making it easy to complete this piece of art! At the end of the night, you'll take home a one-of-a-kind painting and hopefully a new found talent!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
Open Mic with Brian LaPoint
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!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 5:00 AM
2018 Radiothon
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region – Join RMHC and Albany Broadcasting for our 17th Annual Radiothon, which will once again be presented by our friends at Capital Bank. Our 17th annual Radiothon is our most important and effective fundraising event of the year. The 2018 edition will take place January 19-20, 2018. The event will kick-off with live broadcasts from the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room at Albany Medical Center on Friday, January 19th. The Radiothon will conclude with a day of family fun and entertainment at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, January 20th. Sponsorships start at just $1,000 – Contact Heather-Liz Copps for more info: 518-438-2655 or hcopps@rmhcofalbany.org Got a group with some talent to share? We have a stage to share it! Contact Colleen Cunningham for more info: 518-438-2655 or ccunningham@rmhcofalbany.org