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Mop & Bucket Company, Friday's at Proctors and Saturdays at The Comedy Works

This week was brought to you by leftovers, lottery tickets, loft leering and lugging home Christmas trees.

And as always, by lovely AOA advertisers, like the folks at The Mop and Bucket Improv Company -- where making stuff up isn't lying, it's a gift for fiction. You can catch them every Friday at 8pm Underground at Proctors, and soon they'll be performing every Saturday at The Comedy Works. Now playing: Spontaneous Broadway. Shows are based on audience suggestions, so every week there's something fresh and fun.

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Food and Drink

+Classe Catering can cater your holiday party. You can find their holiday catering specials here.

+Capital City Gastropub weekend specials include: Sweet Tree Farms house-smoked, pulled chicken; Berlin's Best rainbow chard tossed with buttermilk and horseradish, compressed sweet potatoes, Baby bok choy, grits, black sesame seeds and lingonberries ($12), Kilycoyne Farms beef bolognese, gnocchi, grana padano, bone marrow and herbs ($14)

+ The fall menu at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark includes yumminess like grilled short ribs au poivre with balsamic and mushroom confit and mussels in lobster broth with white wine and applewood bacon. Nom.

+ The Schenectady Greenmarket has moved indoors to Proctors for the winter season. Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

+New World Bistro Bar will warm up your senses by adding some spice to your weekend! Now booking for private daytime Holiday gatherings, call 518.694.0520 to create a fabulous event with our team. Gift certificates are available by phone anytime, or stop by after 9AM to pick one up along with one of Ric's awesome spice jars or cookbook! This Wednesday, December 5 is our neighborhood association's 'Holiday on Delaware', come show your support for local small businesses!

+The folks at City Beer Hall are now doing Saturday and Sunday brunch starting at 11AM.

+Our Daily Eats -- serving up fresh basil pesto, roasted nuts and seeds. They also have four granolas. Available at the Delmar Farmers Market, Schenectady Greenmarket and the Empire State Plaza Wednesday Farmers Market. Local retailers are listed on their website.

+ Honest Weight Food Coop has all the best flavors of the season.

+Stock up on cheer for the holidays at Capitol Wine and Spirits. Wine tastings every Friday.

Stuff to do

+The Arkell Museum's Holiday Gift Fair, December 8th from 11a.m. to 5p.m. Less than an hour from the Capital Region, the Arkell Museum has an impressive collection of American Paintings. Visit them on December 8th and you can get your holiday gift shopping done at their annual holiday gift fair.

+The Breathing Room yoga space, classes in yoga, dance, pilates and more 399 Kenwood Ave Delmar.

+Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents an evening with Ira Glass, Saturday, December 1.

+ The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby

+ The Albany All Stars start their new roller derby season on January 19th.

Helpful stuff

+Capital District Physicians Health Plan, offereing Cafe Well, a social network to help you get well and stay well.

+ Best Cleaners will pick up and deliver your dry cleaning to your home or office at no extra charge.

Stuff to Try

+The Weekend MBA program at UAlbany. Get your MBA in 22 months, while you work.

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