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This week was brought to you by bright lights, red area rugs, dreamy movie stars, Schenectady premieres, food from a truck, the American vacation and beer. It's amazing how often it's brought to you by that last item.

This week was also brought to you by AOA advertisers like All Good Bakers, Albany's farm to bakery cafe. Now serving croissants and pain au chocolat every day, made with our own fresh, grass-fed, cultured butter and NY stoneground flour from North Country Farms.

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Stuff to do

Mop and Bucket Improv Company, where making stuff up isn't lying - it's a gift for fiction. You can catch their shows every Friday at 8pm Underground at Proctors, every Saturday at The Comedy Works. They also teach drop-in classes every Saturday morning at Proctors.

+Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presenting Jake Shimabukuro -- a ukulele player who has been compared to Hendrix and Miles Davis and is entirely redefining the instrument. Saturday, April 27th.

+ The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby.

+ The Albany All Stars Roller Derby.

The Albany Institute of History and Art's exhibit of Currier and Ives prints continues this weekend.

Stuff to learn

Arts Center for the Capital Region. They're now registering for creative summer camps for kids, pre-teens, and teens. And on April 27th and 28th they're hosting a Fine Arts and Crafts Show, with locally-made handmade works in metal, wood, fiber, leather, paper, and more.

+The College of Saint Rose, offering 52 Graduate Programs with a purpose. Programs include: MFA in Creative writing, MBA, Computer Information Systems and more.

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

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

Stuff to Try

+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: w1n87k0

Food and Drink

The Cheese Traveler, a purveyor of fine, hand-crafted domestic and imported cheeses mad by small producers by cheesemakers using Old World traditions. The Cheese Traveler offers a broad selection of artisan cheeses of all styles from the three major milks - cow, goat, and sheep - to compose a perfectly balanced cheese plate or to select a choice few for delightful snacking. All cheeses can be tasted before purchase and are cut to order by knowledgeable cheesemongers.

+New World Bistro Bar's NWBB will literally warm your cockles with our new Spring Menu items! Cockles & Morels, Mustard Fried Rabbit and Fish & Bread Stew all await you this weekend along with tons of other new menu selections and nightly specials! We feature local spirits sure to battle that spring chilliness. Grab a 'McKenzie Rye' from the Fingerlakes Region of NY or Albany's own Ironweed Bourbon- either way a great end to a great meal! Call for reservations 518.694.0520 or check us out on-line at Also-mark your calenders and please JOIN US for Dining Out for Life Thursday, April 25th to benefit the AIDS Council!

+ The Schenectady Greenmarket is indoors at 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.

+Mingledonating 100 percent of their sales to The Aids Council's Dining Out For Life on April 25.

+ 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.

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