It was also brought to you by a group of awesome AOA advertisers, local organizations and fun activities like Honest Weight Food Coop. Honest Weight has all kinds of local deliciousness for your holiday table.
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Stuff to do
Get your tickets now for one of 14 Siena home games at the TU Center.
Beverage Trail tour
Check out the wineries, breweries and distilleries along the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail.
The Albany Institute of History and Art, presenting the 2014 Exhibition by artists of the Mohawk-Hudson region,highlighting the work of the best visual artists in the region.
The Mop & Bucket Improv Company has started a new season of improvisational comedy at Proctors Underground. Every show is created by audience suggestion, so ever show is totally different. MopCo is also offering classes in improv, creativity, writing and more.
Troy Music Hall
Troy Music Hall presents an evening with Lily Tomlin, March 7 at 8pm.
See a movie
Spectrum 8 Theaters.
Places to live
Brian Brosen and Reggie Monroe at The Capital Team at Realty USA,created a bonafide tournament of pizza miracle, when they bought out all of the tickets to last weekend's TOP final at Shmaltz brewing and gave them away to 100 hungry readers. In addition to being pizza philanthropists, Brian and Reggie can help out with your residential and commercial real estate needs in the Capital Region. Because that's how they roll.
Food and Drink
Farmie Market -- Farm fresh food delivered right to your door.
Nine Pin Ciderworks in Albany, sourced entirely from Capital Region apples.
Cider donuts, pies and other deliciousness
Lakeside Farms in Ballston Lake: breakfast, lunch, gift shop, cider donuts and pies for the holidays.
New World Bistro Bar, named #1 Best Restaurant, according to Times Union 'Best of the Capital Region' Readers' Poll and also listed as one of 'the 13 Best New York Restaurants, not in NYC' according to Thrillist.com.
Broadway Plaza Liquor is now open at 418 Broadway, next to Coulson's News.
+ Mingle on Delaware Ave in Albany. 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. Try the Kimchi fries.
Capital Wine at the corner of State and Lark Streets, with a wonderful supply of wines from around the world.
Food and beer
Stuff to drive
Keeler Mini, sponsor of AOA's Tournament of Pizza to end all Tournaments of Pizza.
Stuff to learn
Historic home help
Historic Albany's architectural parts warehouse -- the Capital Region's only not-for-profit architectural parts warehouse.
April 15 has come and gone, but Staff Ciampino & Company, P.C. can still help you with your business and personal tax needs. They're also the sponsors of the All Over Albany Start Up Grant business contest.
Berkshire Bank, providing the $1,500 prize money for this year's AOA Startup Contest. Great rates on home equity loans.
The Albany Public Libraries. Their mobile app helps you find library locations and hours, check your library card account, learn about upcoming events, download eBooks, audiobooks, music and more. You can even check ISBN bar codes on books, DVDs and CDs to see if the library owns what you need.