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Stuff to do

The Albany Institute of History and Art opens their new exhibit of Currier and Ives prints this weekend.

+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.

Live Nation -- presenting a string of great comedy shows in the Capital Region including Lewis Black at The Palace on March 22 and Amy Shumer at The Egg on April 13, Demetri Martin at The Egg on March 16 and Tracy Morgan at The Egg on June 28.


Stuff to learn

+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.

Proctors, presenting

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 Lisa Loeb on March 23.

+ The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby.

+ The Albany All Stars have a bout this Saturday, February 23, at the Washington Avenue Armory. Doors open at 6p.m. Bout at 7p.m.

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 bar codes on books, DVDs and CDs to see if the library owns what you're looking for.

+ Get a FREE MONTH of Wink High Speed Internet Service from Tech Valley Communications. Enter this code when you sign up for service at: www.winkinternet.com: w1n87k0

Food and Drink

Amazing specials await you atNew World Bistro Bar this weekend! Check them out on our site www.newworldbistrobar.com where you'll also find details on our fourth Anniversary specials and prizes coming up in March!

Capital Wine and Spirits is stocked up on wine and spirits for your holiday party. Wine tastings every Friday.

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

+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.

Helpful stuff

+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.

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

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