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Giant. Robotic. Dinosaurs!

This week was brought to you by tiny houses, not-so-tiny houses, iced coffee, sour cherries, animals walking two by two and the hindquarters of fat frogs.

It was also brought to you by AOA advertisers, like MiSci-- the Museum of Science and Innovation in Schenectady. Their exhibit of giant robotic dinosaurs is on display now through September 29th. While you're there, there's plenty of other cool stuff to see.

You can find other AOA advertisers listed below. If there something you want to pass along to the AOA Crowd, we can help get you started. It's easy and affordable. Just send us a note at advertising@alloveralbany.com.

Stuff to do

+Our Own Productions presents Spring Awakening at The Egg, July 12-July 20.

+Albany's Alive at Five free concert series, every Thursday in Riverfront Park, featuring Starship, with post-show fireworks, on July 18.

+The Spectrum 8 theaters, screening the documentary Dirty Wars -- a look at America's covert wars. One night only -- July 24 at 7p.m. They're also screening Evocateur -- the Morton Downy Jr. movie, on August 7, with a post show Q&A with the director.

+ The Arts Center for the Capital Region featuring two new exhibitions: the Fence Select Show and Associations by Channing Lefebvre, winner of the 2012 President's Award.

+Mop and Bucket Improv Company, where making stuff up isn't lying - it's a gift for fiction. You can catch their shows every Saturday at The Comedy Works.

+Tri-City ValleyCatsseason is underway.

+Live Nation, presenting Farm Aid,Rush and Steve Winwood with the Allman Brothers Band, this summer at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

+The Albany Institute of History and Art -- stop in for a visit with mummy.


Food and Drink

+City Beer Hall's deck is open and the food is fantastic. Saturday and Sunday brunch starts at 11a.m.

+The Cheese Traveler can put together picnic and barbecue packs for a delicious summer party.

+Mingle's new menu has a light fare section with delicious and affordable choices for every taste -- including including their popular Asian Burger, vegetarian and gluten free options. This summer be on the lookout for Fin the Fishmonger's "Fin"-tastic specials, including fresh haddock fish tacos & pan-seared whole trout. Their chef will be using local products to create new specials daily to keep the menu fresh.

+All Good Bakers, now offering Wednesday Night Farm to Chef Dinners by reservation only.

+It's the perfect weekend for a glass of wine and a little al fresco dinner at the Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark.

+Honest Weight Food Coop's new location is now open with an expanded prepared foods section and a teaching kitchen for cooking classes.

Stuff to learn

+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.

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: www.winkinternet.com: w1n87k0

+Walk in or sponsor the Light the Night Walk on September 28 at Siena College and help raise money to battle Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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