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Welcome to Night Vale live show at The Egg

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A touring live show of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale will be at The Egg May 18. Tickets are $30 and they're on sale now.

From the show's blurbage:

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Turn on your radio and hide.

The show has been described as "Lovecraftian", "caught somewhere between Weird Twitter and Tales of the Unexplained", "like NPR meets The Mothman Prophecies," and channeling David Lynch and Orson Welles. As co-creator Jeffrey Cranor explained to All Things Considered:

I've always been fascinated by conspiracy theories. And also, to a lesser extent fascinated by the Southwest desert. Fascinating things probably happen there on a regular basis. So I came up with this idea of a town in that desert where all conspiracy theories were real, and we would just go from there with that understood."

The live show at The Egg is in the Hart Theater.

photo via Welcome to Night Vale FB

Drawing: Valentine's Day dinner at Nine Pin Ciderworks

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Nine Pin Ciderworks and Jeff Loshinsky Catering are teaming up to host a "Cider is for Lovers" Valentine's Day dinner on February 14. Blurbage:

Bring your Valentine for a unique dining experience at New York's first farm cidery. For one night only,Nine Pin's industrial setting will be staged for lovers. Award Winning Chef Jeff Loshinsky will showcase a romantic four course dinner paired with four glasses of Nine Pin's finest ciders.

We have a pair of tickets to the dinner, and we're giving them away. To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's a small, everyday way that someone expresses love for you, you express love for another person, or you see how other people express love for each other?

Grand gestures -- the elaborate marriage proposal, the extravagant gift, or whatever -- get a lot of attention. But life is mostly a bunch of small moments strung together. And showing your love for someone -- whether it's your partner, friend, family member, whoever -- is often about the small things we do for each other. Maybe it's time made for someone, listening during a tough day, or cooking that person's favorite dinner on a Tuesday night.

So, this could be anything. We'll draw one comment at random. That person gets the pair of tickets.

The Valentine's Day dinner at Nine Pin starts at 7 pm on February 14. Tickets are $85 per person. For reservations: 449-9999.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Thursday, January 29, 2015 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Thursday and must respond by 5 pm Friday, January 30.

Jeff Loshinsky Catering catered the Rail, River, Hudson tour, and Nine Pin Ciderworks was a sponsor.

Capital Region ice skating spots 2015

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The long stretch of cold weather this month and (until now) lack of snow has made for some good outdoor ice skating.

There are a bunch of spots around the Capital Region for ice skating, both outside and inside. We recently updated AOA's map/listing of those places with information for this winter -- check it out.

And if you know of a place that should be on the list, please let us know in the comments.

Sufjan Stevens at The Palace

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The Sufjan Stevens is set to play a show at The Palace April 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 30 -- they're $30 and up. (There's also a pre-sale.)

Stevens will be touring to promote a new album, Carrie & Lowell. (Not to be confused with Carey Lowell.) Tour blurbage:

Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
A singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Stevens' preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a BAM-commissioned programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Stevens released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson.

photo via Asthmatic Kitty Records

The week ahead

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Comedian Demetri Martin is at The Egg this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (early week snow dump), to arts and sciences, to works on stage, to comedy, to chowder, to music...

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Stuff to do this weekend

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RPI and Union renew their rivalry in the Mayors Cup at the TU Center Saturday night. / photo: Flickr user Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0) (cropped)

Hot chocolate? Check. Blankets? Check. Netflix? Check.

Stuff to do for those of us who want to do more than huddle under blankets with hot chocolate watching Netflix this weekend? Check.

After the jump we've pulled together our list of stuff to do this cold January weekend. So pick a few, bundle up and get out and have some fun.

Doing something that you don't see listed here? Drop it in the comments for the rest of us to see.

And whatever you're up to, keep warm and have a great weekend.

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The Love Story Masquerade

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Zhenelle Falk

By Lauren Hittinger

There's a new kind of Valentine's Day event at the Takk House in Troy this year. And it involves masquerade, burlesque, a mysterious host, and a whole lot of secrecy.

Zhenelle Falk is planning The Love Story, a carefully-orchestrated alternative to Hallmark cards and heart-shaped boxes.

I chatted with her about this immersive event that is aiming to be frightening, exciting, and sexy all at once.

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Interpol at Upstate Concert Hall

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Rock band Interpol is set to play Upstate Concert Hall July 29. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 23 -- they're $25 ahead / $28 day of.

Noted: It's been more than 12 years since Turn on the Bright Lights was released.

Anyway, it's good to see they're up for braving upstate New York again after their last experience.

Concerts, concerts, concerts...
It's concert announcement season. Also announced for UCH today:
+ Thomas Rhett February 27
+ Circa Survive May 2

And for the Times Union Center:
+ Eric Church with Drive-By Truckers March 12

And for Troy Music Hall:
+ Mary Chapin Carpenter April 23

photo via Interpol FB

Drawing: Tickets for Demetri Martin at The Egg + City Beer Hall gift certificate

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Drawing's closed!

Comedian Demetri Martin will be back at The Egg January 29 for a stand-up show. We've have a pair of tickets and we're giving them away.

BUT WAIT -- there's more. In addition to the pair of tickets, we're adding a $30 gift certificate for The City Beer Hall, which, of course, is right near The Egg.

To enter the drawing, please answer this in the comments:

Demetri Martin is known for his one-liners. So, tell us all a joke.

One-liner, knock-knock, very short story, whatever. Goofy, groan-inducing joke? Go for it. In fact, we'll start with one:

Q: Why was the banana always picked first for games on the playground?
A: Because it had a peel.

There's nowhere but up from that one.

The Demetri Martin show at The Egg is at 8 pm on Thursday, January 29. Tickets are $42.50.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Thursday, January 22, 2015 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Thursday and must respond by noon on Friday, January 23.

Live Nation advertises on AOA.

Weird Al at The Palace

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In retrospect it should have been obvious that totalitarian dictatorship was the inevitable endgame of the Weird Al situation.

The "Weird Al" Yankovic is set to play a show at The Palace July 11. Tickets go on sale to the general public January 30 -- they're $29.50 and up.

Tour blurbage:

Weird Al released his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun on July 15th. The album features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy" ("Tacky"), Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" ("Word Crimes"), Lorde's "Royals" ("Foil"), Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" ("Handy") and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ("Inactive"). The album also features several inspired originals and pastiches ("Lame Claim to Fame," "Sports Song," "My Own Eyes," "Mission Statement," "First World Problems" and "Jackson Park Express") along with Al's latest accordion-fueled medley, "NOW That's What I Call Polka!"

Weird Al was last in town in 2011 for a show at The Palace. The according uprising has been waiting for this moment ever since.

The week ahead

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How Water Behaves -- about an internet charity ruse gone wrong -- opens at Capital Rep this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (relative heat wave), to MLK, to fake charity gone wrong, to common ground, parodying Fifty Shades..., to music...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events 2015

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering a speech in New York City in 1962 commemorate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The State Museum has the audio of the speech -- the only known copy -- posted online. / photo: NYS Archives

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and for a lot of people will have the day off as a holiday.

And if you do, here are a few events you might think about attending...

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Stuff to do this weekend

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Monster Jam is at the TU Center this weekend.

Hey, guess what? 63 days until spring!

Meanwhile, there's the weekend, which, for some of you, will be three days. You're going to need something to do. After the jump, a few interesting items we collected. Got something else planned? Tell us about it in the comments.

And whatever you're up to, keep warm and have a fantastic weekend.

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Drawing: Caribbean tapas party at New World Catering

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New World Catering Kitchen on Delaware Ave.

Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

New World Catering Kitchen in Albany is hosting a Pop Up Rhum and Caribbean Tapas tasting party January 22. We have a pair of tickets to the event and we're giving them away.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

If you could hop a plane tomorrow for any warm destination in the world, where it would it be? And why that destination?

Yeah, this is totally mid-winter fantasy. We'll pick one winner at random.

Blurbage on the tapas event at New World Catering:

We are featuring cocktails made with Rhum Clement for Martinique presented by Brendan Edwards. Ric Orlando is creating authentic tastes in grazing tapas format which will include real Conch, Calalloo with crab, oxtails, salt cod fritters and more!

The event is Thursday, January 22 from 6:30-9 pm. Tickets are $50 per person, and only 40 will be sold. Call (518) 465-3465 for tickets.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Friday, January 16, 2015 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Friday and must respond by noon on Monday, January 19.

New World Catering advertises on AOA.

Mountain Jam 2015 lineup

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The Black Keys

The annual Mountain Jam music festival at Hunter Mountain announced the lineup the 2015 festival today. Headliners include: The Black Keys, Gov't Mule, moe (all three already announced), Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Michael Franti and Spearhead.

The full lineup (announced so far) is post jump.

Mountain Jam is June 4-7 this year. Early bird tickets are currently on sale: a 3-day pass (without camping) is $185 / a 4-day pass is $205.

As you know, Hunter Mountain is in Hunter, New York, in the northern Catskills. It's a little more than an hour drive from Albany.

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Shows coming up, winter 2015

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Clockwise from left: St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Awkwafina.

There are people who like to go to concerts. You may be one of these people.

There are also people who just like to know that there are concerts. You might be one of those people if you're not the other kind of person.

Either way, here's another roundup of concerts that be happening in the Capital Region. And during the next few months.

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The week ahead

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Jersey Boys is at Proctors this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (as expected), to Jersey Boys, to stories, to a sassy drink 'n draw, to wine and dine, to music...

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Stuff to do this weekend

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David Wax Museum is at Caffe Lena Friday night.

This time of year can fill you with the urge to hibernate.

There's nothing wrong with a little hibernation, but for those of you looking for something to do, we've compiled a list after the jump. Doing something you don't see listed here? Share it in the comments.

And whatever you're up to, have a fantastic weekend.

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Day trip: Williamstown and The Clark

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The new building at The Clark.

By Lauren Hittinger

Normally I am a very active person, but the cold weather makes me an unhappy shut-in. This winter I want to change all of that. I'm going to be highlighting some great day trips and activities that work well in the winter, by either celebrating the snowy weather... or by staying mostly indoors.

Our first destination is Williamstown, which is great for art lovers. I started out the day at the newly renovated Clark museum, and spent the rest of my time enjoying this old Western Massachusetts town.

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Drawing: Wine & Dine for the Arts gala tickets

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Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

The annual Wine & Dine for the Arts food and wine festival in downtown Albany starts January 15 (next week). The multi-day event includes tastings, chefs and restaurants, seminars, and competitions for sliders, baristas, and bartenders.

We have a pair of tickets to the grand gala reception and dinner on Saturday, January 17 and we're giving them away. To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What is your 2015 resolution for the Capital Region?

It could be big, it could be small. It could be for yourself, it could be the area generally. We'll pick one person at random.

The gala starts Saturday, January 17 at 6 pm with a reception, dinner at 7 pm. Gala tickets are $125 each. Tickets for other events at the festival are currently on sale, though some events are already sold out and others have just a few remaining.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 10 am on Saturday, January 9 10, 2015 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 10 am on Monday and must respond by noon on Tuesday, January 13.

AOA is a media sponsor of Wine & Dine for the Arts.

NYS Writers Institute visiting writers spring 2015

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The spring lineup for the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series is out. And, as we've all come to expect, it includes both authors you'll recognize and authors you'll probably soon recognize.

Here's the full lineup, compressed and expanded...

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Drawing: Sparks and Spirits at miSci

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Drawing's closed!

MiSci is hosting a "Sparks and Spirits" night at the museum January 15. Event blurbage: "Enjoy signature drinks and eats with a 1920s vibe: running model trains, music, planetarium shows & more. 1920s attire optional."

And we have a pair of tickets to give away -- maybe to you. To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something local to which you're looking forward this year?

Could be anything. We'll draw one winner at random.

Sparks and Spirits is from 6-8 pm on Thursday, January 15 at miSci. Tickets are $35 ahead / $40 at the door. They include admission, food, and one free drink. The event is 21 and over.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by noon on Wednesday, January 7 and must respond by noon on January 8.

MiSci advertises on AOA.

Stuff to do this weekend

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Capital Holiday Lights in the Park continues for one more week.

Happy holidays!

If you're not already occupied by parties, visits and holiday entertaining, you may be looking for something to do this weekend.

We've wrapped up a few ideas with some virtual ribbon and they're waiting for you after the jump.

Got something planned that you don't see here? Drop it in the comments for the rest of us to see. Holidays are a time for sharing.

And whatever you're up to, have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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The week ahead

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Elf is at Proctors this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (warm, wet), to Christmas, to Christmas films, to an oversized elf, to hoops, to museums...

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Stuff to do this weekend

It's a Wonderful Life

Playing this weekend at The Palace in Albany and The Bow Tie in Saratoga Springs.

There's lots going on the the Capital Region this weekend -- both holiday and non-holiday. So if you're looking to take a break from all of the shopping and baking and wrapping and meal planning and whatever else is keeping you busy these days, after the jump you'll find a list of stuff we thought you might find interesting.

Got something else planned? Let us know about it in the comments.

And whatever you're up to, have a fantastic weekend!

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