OK, the bad news is -- it's still February. The good news is there's about four more weekends until spring.
After the jump, a few ideas to keep you warm and happy this cold winter weekend.
Got other plans? Drop them in a comment and share.
And have a wonderful weekend!
Tonight is the Art Walk in Schenectady. Shops and galleries are open late with music, art and performances. On the list of things to see, glass artist Cheryl Gutmaker at Sow's Ear. Here's the full schedule of events.
The Department of Public Hurts takes on the Capital Legislayers this Saturday night in an Albany All Stars Roller Derby bout. Music by Slick Fitty. $12 at the door, $10 in advance, $4 for kids. Doors open at 6. The bout starts at 7.
Verdensteatret: And all the Question Marks Started to Sing
The concert/sculpture/performance "And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing," by Norwegian art collective Verdensteatret is at at EMPAC tonight. Actors and machinery interact to produce imagery and sounds. $15
Saturday night is the last of Proctors' Party Horns series. This time out Slavic Soul Party headlines with "fiery Balkan brass, hip-grinding American grooves, and anthems both new and old."
+ Alta Mira, Ashley Pond Band, Ben Karis-Nix, Holly and Evan are at Valentine's Friday night.
+ Tern Rounders are at Caffe Lena Friday night. $14 ahead, $16 day of
+ The Pink Floyd Experience is at The Palace Friday night. It's a Pink Floyd tribute with a big light show. Tickets start at $27.
+ Talking Heads fans might want to give Start Making Sense a try. The Talking Heads tribute band is playing Jillian's on Friday night at 9. $10 ahead, $12 at the door
+ The Trey Anastasio show at the Palace on Saturday is sold out. Phish phans might want to swing by the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza on Sunday at 2 pm for a signing with Pete Mason, the local author of Phanfood, a cookbook made up of recipes from Phish fans.
Eat Mac & Cheese
Sample up to 30 different Mac & Cheese recipes on Saturday at the Albany Marriott at the annual Times Union Mac & Cheese Bowl to benefit The Northeast Regional Food Bank. 11-2:30, $15, $5 for kids 5-12
Brown's is hosting a firehouse chili cook-off on Saturday -- firehouses will be competing to see who has the best chili. It's $10 for "endless" samples. 2-5 pm
Tonight is GE Kids-In-Free Night at the Albany Devils game at the T.U. Center. 7:00 Kids under 12 get in free when accompanied by an adult. Grown up tickets are $5 and $10. The Devils are also playing the Adirondack Phantoms on Sunday afternoon at 4 at the TU Center.
Certifiably Jonathan is a mockumentary that looks at bi-polar comedian/artist Jonathan Winters. It stars Winters, Sarah Silverman, Tim Conway, Robert Klein, Howie Mandel and others. You can Catch it at Proctors on Sunday at 4 and 5:45. (If you can't make it, it's also being screened on Monday.)
Do something crafty
Here are some places where you can get help, crafting space and supplies.
AOA is a media sponsor of the Albany All Stars. Both the Palace and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall advertise on AOA. And EMPAC has in the past.
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