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Stuff to do
+Skidmore College presents No Further Instructions, a multi-media song cycle by acclaimed singer/songwriter Howard Fishman with New York Times travel journalist and photographer Michael Benenav on Friday, March 1st at 8p.m.
+The Weekend MBA program at UAlbany. Get your MBA in 22 months, while you work.
The Arts Center for the Capital Region offers classes in everything from painting and sculpture to dance and music to cooking. Learn something new in the new year.
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.
+The Breathing Room yoga space, classes in yoga, dance, pilates and more 399 Kenwood Ave Delmar.
+Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presenting Temptation of the Muses a music and dance collaboration, on February 16.
+ The Albany All Stars.
Stuff to Try
The College of Saint Rose -- offering 52 graduate degrees to help you find a career.
+Albany Public Library's mobile app --find locations and hours, check your library card account, learn about upcoming events, download eBooks, audiobooks, music and more. Check ISBN barcodes on books, DVDs and CDs to see if the library owns what you're looking for.
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Stuff to do
Food and Drink
+Capital Wine and Spirits is stocked up on wine and spirits for your holiday party. Wine tastings every Friday.
+Capital City Gastropub has half price burgers every Wednesday from 5p.m. to 10p.m. and $3 select microrews.
+The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark has three cozy fireplaces and specials like sunchoke ravioli; pine nut milk, citrus, fines herbes 9.
+ The Schenectady Greenmarket has moved indoors to Proctors for the winter season. Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
Call 518.694.0520 to reserve.
+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.
+Start planning your healthy resolutions for the new year with an affordable personal trainer from Healthy Concepts for Life.
+Capital District Physicians Health Plan, offering Cafe Well, a social network to help you get well and stay well.
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