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Building Time

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

It's Building Time the last Monday of each month in the Building Blocks of the City Room at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center.

The last Monday of March and April, children of all ages are invited to learn about architecture and construction; and a simple lesson plan to help you collaborate on an original design and build it with block sets. This is a great opportunity for families to be introduced to architecture and allow for imaginative block play.

There is no charge to participate and all ages are welcome!

Mondays, March 30 and April 27 from 9am-noon.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue, downtown Albany-
Public parking lot behind the Visitors Center, via Spencer Street off Broadway


Emerson String Quartet

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel at Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady
Cost: $40

Help us fete our Director Emeritus on this special occasion with a performance by the inimitable Emerson Quartet. This concert is offered free to half- and full-season subscribers, and available to others for $40 to help support the festivities.

Bach: Art of Fugue (selections)
Purcell/Britten: Chacony in G Minor
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

Grand Opening Cutting Ribbon Ceremony at El Mariachi!

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Where: El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, 289 Hamilton Street, Albany

Come celebrate with El Mariachi at their Grand Opening Cutting Ribbon Ceremony on April 28th at 4:30 p.m.!

Spring Planting to Remember Deceased Children

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: The Remembrance Garden at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery 2501 Troy-Schenectady Rd. Niskayuna NY

As a way of remembering babies who were stillborn, miscarried before birth or died shortly after birth, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries will host a special spring planting at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna and will provide lilies for participants to plant in the Remembrance Garden. A brief prayer service will be held prior to the planting.

Double Your Pleasure-Double Your Fun at Sand Lake Center for the Arts on April 28

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY
Cost: $15 including lunch

Join Matinee Theatre Players at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, as they bring you an enjoyable afternoon of Short Plays, including "Mrs. Sorken" written by Christopher Durang, "The Book Group, written by Joe Starzyk, "Fantasy Baseball" written by Lee Blessing, "Game Nite" written by Val Kavanaugh, "Three Turkeys Waiting for Corncobs" written by Don Nigro and the whimsical "Duet for a Bear and Dog" written by Sybil Rosen. Along with the plays you will be served a delicious lunch provided by Crossroads American Grille, of West Sand Lake. This afternoon of fun takes place on Tuesday, April 28 starting at 12pm. Reserve now as space is limited. Tickets are $15 per person, this includes lunch and the show. For reservations or information, go to the web site or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY Highway 43, Averill Park, NY., is fully handicapped accessible, with plenty of free parking.

Shaker Pointe Proudly Welcomes Dick Edwards, Author of ''Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?''

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Shaker Pointe, One Bell Tower Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189

Please join us at Shaker Pointe on Tuesday, April 28 at 12 pm and again at 6 pm as Dick Edwards, author of "Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?" presents an informative discussion on how adult children can open the door to conversations about their parent's care and safety at home. Mr. Edwards has over 36 years of experience working with older adults and families to find the best care and lifestyle for seniors, and for the last twenty years he served as administrator of Charter House, a nationally recognized model for excellence in retirement living and long-term health care affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Attendees at the afternoon event will receive a free lunch, and those at the evening event will take home a free dinner for a family of 4. In addition, all attendees will receive a copy of Mr. Edwards' book. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP at shakerpointe[dot]org/canwetalk/ or call 518-250-4900.

The Used at Upstate Concert Hall

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Upstate Concert Hall
Cost: $25 advance $28 day of show

The Used will be touring in support of their newest album, "Imaginary Enemy," which was released just last year. See them at Upstate Concert Hall on April 28!

''Spring into WERC''

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Century House, Route 9, Latham, NY
Cost: $45.00

The New York State Capital District Chapter of the Alliance of Women in Media (AWM) will host an evening benefit event at the Century House in Latham, NY entitled "Spring into WERC!" from 6 pm - 10 pm. This benefit will raise funds to support the programs for the Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC) in Albany, New York, as well as the educational programs and student sponsorship programs of the NYS Capital District AWM chapter. The evening will include: live entertainment by Hair of the Dog, hearty hors d'oeuvres, pasta and carving stations, wine tasting station, sparkling wine toast, desserts, coffee and tea. A highlight of the evening will a sensational silent auction with over 100 auctions items.

Equality & Justice Day

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: New York State Capitol
Cost: Variable

Equality & Justice Day is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy day in both New York and the nation. Hundreds of community activists, parents, students, donors, corporate supporters, elected officials and more gather together to educate, strategize and lobby for change in our state's capital. Equality & Justice Day provides the chance for many to participate directly in our democracy for the first time.

Equality & Justice Day attracts hundreds of LGBT people and allies ready to advocate for basic civil rights by eloquently and actively sharing their personal stories with statewide lawmakers. This year's Equality & Justice Day will focus on many issues, including:

- Transgender civil rights
- Family protections
- Protections for LGBT youth from harmful conversion efforts
- Increasing the state budget for LGBT healthcare and social services
- Assisting runaway and homeless youth

Our day-long conference, breakfast and lunch programs, highly visible afternoon rally and visits to the New York State Capitol with legislators provides many opportunities to get involved.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg, Performing Arts Center
Cost: $59.50 - $99

An evening with Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo -Pat Benatar is acknowledged as the leading female rock vocalist of the '80s - a feat marked by her unprecedented winning of four consecutive Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1983, as well as three American Music Award and songs like "Love is a Battlefield", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Heartbreaker", "Promises In The Dark" and "We Belong" that are as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV

Tickets purchased for the postponed October and December dates will be honored on April 29.

Science Story Time - Dragons Love Tacos

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 250 Jordan Road
Cost: $5.00

Wednesday, April 29
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Science Story Time - Dragons Love Tacos
Join a museum educator for this science-based story time. Each week, participants will read a different science story; enjoy a project-based activity and more! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 2 - 6.

CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST)
250 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180

Spring Gardening Series

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: Free & Open to All

Please let us know that you'll be joining us at
All programs offered through the Master Gardner Speakers' Bureau of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, w/ Director skype Q&A

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Spectrum 8 Theatre 290 Delaware Ave. Albany
Cost: $12

Skype Q&A with Director Michele Josue following the show!

A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine follows director Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, as she travels to pivotal locations in Shepard's life, interviewing other friends and family members, and gaining insight into the beautiful life and devastating loss of Matthew Shepard.

While we've come a long way in the last fifteen years, LGBT inequality and hate crimes are still very real today, and parts of Matt's story are unfortunately still very much a part of young people's realities. Though framed through a very personal lens, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine tells a universal story that highlights the responsibility we have now to make sure young people around the world are not at risk of falling victim to the same story ending Matt was.

The Intimate Lounge

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Rocks 77 Central Ave

Work week got you down? Enjoy this mid-week oasis at Rocks. All inclusive, straight friendly, unassuming. Providing great music by DJ J: Mixology by Robbie Gardner. Tell your friends! Good vibes. Good people. Let's create something together!
Remember the love.

Paint GREEN MOUNTAIN SUNRISE at Saratoga Paint and Sip in Newton Plaza

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $38.00

Want to paint this gorgeous landscape painting?? No experience is necessary!! Bring a friend or a hot date and come paint, sip and party with us!! To register, please visit our website and we'll see ya there! Cheers:)

Las Vegas Legends: Jimmy Mazz

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Where: Michael's Banquet House, 1019 New Loudon Road, Latham
Cost: $30

LAS VEGAS LEGENDS with Jimmy Mazz is a musical journey through favorite songs from the Las Vegas Strip over the years. Tickets are only $30 inclusive for the Lunch Show including a complete three course Chicken Supreme Meal. Jimmy powers up musical impressions of Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Tony Orlando, and Bobby Darin and then glides through crooner songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett. Watch for his very amusing parody of "The King," Elvis Presley. Jimmy keeps moving and crooning as he covers tunes by the greats including Billy Joel, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Durante, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder. Enjoy a few surprises, maybe even a song from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen! Jimmy's high energy and enthusiasm combines with his ultra smooth vocals as he performs songs from classic to contemporary artists direct from the Las Vegas Strip.

The Deadbeats at The Low Beat

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Time: 9:30 PM
Where: The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue, Albany

The Deadbeats LIVE at the Low Beat!

Sensory Play: Wind Wanderings

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: 250 Jordan Road
Cost: $5.00

Thursday, April 30
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Sensory Play: Wind Wanderings
Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join CNSE CMOST in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Ages 2 - 6.

CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST)
250 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180

Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Where: International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)

Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.

Paint OFF THE BEATEN PATH at Saratoga Paint and Sip in Newton Plaza

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $38.00

It's thirsty Thursday and tonight we are painting OFF THE BEATEN PATH! Come paint, sip and party with us by registering online through our website!! Cheers:)

The Wailin' Jennys - The Stray Birds

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: The Egg, Performing Arts Center
Cost: $36.25 - $46.25

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one time only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin' Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts. Although primarily known as an acoustic outfit, the Wailing Jennys have a wide range of musical backgrounds including soprano Ruth Moody (vocal, guitar, accordion, banjo & Bodhran) is a classically trained vocalist and pianist. Mezzo Nicky Mehta (vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, ukulele) is also a trained dancer and has been nominated for a Canadian Indie Music Award. Maine native Heather Masse (vocals & upright bass) is a jazz voice graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and is a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion. Together they forge a unified pop sound, all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

A Taste of Albany *Best Bet

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: NYS Museum, Terrace Gallery
Cost: Event Ticket $75 / Honorary Ticket $150

It's almost time for the tastiest event in Albany! Join us for a night of food, fun and fighting homelessness at A Taste Of Albany!

Spirit Night for Family Promise of the Capital Region at Burger 21

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Burger 21, 622 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
Cost: $5 minimum

Spring into Action! Join Family Promise of the Capital Region (FPRC) on April 30, 2015 at Burger 21 located at 622 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY and help us help local homeless families. Dine-in, and Burger 21 will donate 10% of purchases to FPCR. Please remember to say that you are eating in at Burger 21 to support FPCR!
FPCR is a 501(c)(3) that helps homeless families achieve affordable housing and lasting independence by providing shelter, food and case management. A 50/50 raffle will also be held that day. You do not need to be present to win. For more information contact Pat Bender at 518-527-6229

Paint, Sip & EAT!! $25 Ladies Nite Special!!

Date: Thu, Apr 30 - 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Canvas, Corks & Forks
Cost: 25.00

Salute the Sun Rooster!! $25 Ladies Special!!

Pay tribute to this magnificent bird that welcomes & salutes the Sun with each morning!!!

Come have Fun!! Seasonal Brews, Sangrias & Root Beer Floats will be flowing!!!


2 hour artist instructed class

16 x 20 Stretched Canvas

Use of all painting materials!

Clean up is ours!!

Beverages are NOT included in the class price. But the MAC n' CHEESE Bar is!!!!

Beverages, Desserts & Additional Menu Available for purchase.

PERFORMANCE: Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission

Please join us for a concert featuring opera and song by Granados, Sondheim, Poulenc, Wolf, Heggie, Weill, and more, all inspired by great artists and works of art! Presented by Opera Saratoga in partnership with the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Free admission
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