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Annie and the Hedonists Brunch & Concert at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
May
12
11:30 AM11:30

Annie and the Hedonists Brunch & Concert at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

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Have a delicious brunch in our Grand Gallery while enjoying the incredible sounds of Annie and the Hedonists. The band features Annie Rosen on lead vocals; Jonny Rosen on guitar and vocals; Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano and vocals; and Don Young on bass and vocals. The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, refreshments and desserts.

Annie is a captivating singer. She delivers a lyric like it was a cherished bedtime story – as comfortable as your favorite sweater, as truthful as … well, I can’t think of anything that honest. Her bandmates, Peter Davis (guitar, banjo, clarinet, piano, vocals), Jonny Rosen (guitar, vocals) and Don Young (bass, guitar, vocals), are first and foremost accomplished, serious musicians. More importantly, they each have an innate yet individual sense of child-like wonder, which is evident on every track, becoming more intoxicating upon multiple listenings (I suggest 1,000 or more). – Joel Moss, Producer, Managra Music

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Drew & Crew Comedy Show | Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Drew & Crew Comedy Show | Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Drew Jacobs has performed his comedy and music in clubs and festivals across the country. His award-winning songs have been heard on satellite and terrestrial radio since the ‘80s.

Jerry Dymond has been performing standup in the Capital District and New York for years. He is everyman, and everyman is he.

Mikael Gregg started his career in standup in Houston, Texas, in the ‘80s and has worked with Kevin James, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Hicks, to name just a few. Mikael is also a doctor, so his views on health, family and people in general will keep you in stitches.

Ed Smyth is a unique and effervescent comic who serves up a silly string of brain-twisty topics as diverse as single-cell balloon animals, warped French history, Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, confused sock puppets, Led Zeppelin on kazoo and the prehistoric “Dawn of Standup Comedy.”

Steve Rinaldi appears regularly at The Funny Bone in Albany and has performed at The Laugh Factory and Zanies in Chicago, as well as in comedy clubs in his native Philadelphia.

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Get the Garden Ready | Community Art Days
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Get the Garden Ready | Community Art Days

Expand your minds with this series of science-based art projects designed to amaze and delight! Make a camera obscura to learn how a camera – and your eyes – see the world! Make simple and effective optical illusions on paper to amaze your friends! Create color spinners to learn how they mix, and other fun activities!
 

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Deity Delights Public · Hosted by Spectra Art and Albany Barn
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Deity Delights Public · Hosted by Spectra Art and Albany Barn

March 2 – April 25: Divine Beings an exhibition of works inspired by of demons and deities curated by Albany Barn resident Tabitha Heisch.  Anyone interested in submitting work can contact Tabitha directly at tabithaheisch@gmail.com.

*Seeking 2-4 models who will be our delectable dishes for dining fit for gods. There will be catering by Berben and Wolff's Vegan Delicatessen and we need people to be adorned for the feast. We will have a bouncer present at all times in the dining area.

Anyone who wishes to photograph this event must contact Tabitha Spectrato aquire a photographer pass ahead of time. No outside filming devices will be allowed inside the event.

Inquire to Tabitha Spectra or Spectra Art for details.
The event is 18 and up only

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10 Inches for Planned Parenthood  · by Albany Sister March Action Group and The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

10 Inches for Planned Parenthood · by Albany Sister March Action Group and The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Art auction and cocktail event to raise money for the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Music by the amazing Honey Slider! https://www.facebook.com/honeyslider/

***Currently looking for artist submissions and donations of pieces. Proceeds are split 50% to Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, 50% to artist.

To commit a piece: http://tinyurl.com/10inchart***

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5th Annual Chili Cook-off for the Regional Animal Shelter
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

5th Annual Chili Cook-off for the Regional Animal Shelter

5th Annual Chili Cook-off!

 · Hosted by Regional Animal Shelter
We are so excited to be teaming up with the Lanzis and Druthers Brewing Co.this year for our (FIFTH!!) ANNUAL CHILI-COOK OFF at Partner's Pub in Johnstown!! 

Join us Sunday, February 25th for the area's best chili, live music by Deron Ebersole AND Aaron Mitler and some fabulous raffle prizes donated by generous local businesses!! 

Tickets are only $12.00 each and include sampling of over 20 chilis as well as entries for door prizes and awesome brewery giveaways!! Tickets will be available at Partner's Pub in Johnstown, Super Shoes in Amsterdam or by contacting Regional Animal Shelter! 

Do you think you have what it takes to place in this year's competition? Enter for only $10.00 for the chance to win some cool brewery gear from Druthers and of course bragging rights!! Entry spots fill up fast so email us soon to sign up!! For questions, sign-ups or donations, email Renee at renee@regionalanimalshelter.org or Maria at msimone378@gmail.com.

Don't forget to bring a donation of pet food or supplies for an extra chance to be entered into the drawing for a special prize!! 

This is a family friendly event and 100% of all funds raised go directly to helping the animals in our care!! We can't wait to see you all and are looking forward to making this the best year yet!!!

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Amsterdam Winter Festival and Open House Public · Hosted by National Youth Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Task Force
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Amsterdam Winter Festival and Open House Public · Hosted by National Youth Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Task Force

The 2018 Amsterdam Winter Festival will be a large arts and crafts festival with dozens of vendors that will fill a large portion of the mall! There will be everything from clothing, to food, to gifts, and everything in between! Admission to this event will be free. The 2018 Amsterdam Winter Festival is a one day festival, Sunday, February 25th, 2018. If you'd like to be a vendor, there is a $25 vendor fee for a 10x10 space. There will be tons of arts and crafts tables for the kids and lots of fun contests for families! 

This event will also include the open house of the Amsterdam, NY location of the National Youth Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Task Force. We will be interviewing new volunteers and there will be team members available to talk to if you’re interested in joining our nationally recognized team. News and media agencies will be attending this event.

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Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market Soup Contest
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00
Meet the Instructors Open House & Great Chili Cook-Off at the Paul Nigra Arts Center
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Instructors Open House & Great Chili Cook-Off at the Paul Nigra Arts Center

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Grab your family and friends and join us Saturday, February 24th from 11am-2pm as you meet our wonderful instructors and experience a fun filled day of music, dance, art, and much more! Admission is free. While you're here, explore our Community Art Gallery and grab a bite at our cafe concessions stand. 

PLUS - for just $10 a person you can warm up while tasting delectable chili in our Great Chili Cook-Off! Your vote will decide who is crowned the Chili King or Queen.

Is YOUR chili royally delicious? To enter the Great Chili Cook-Off, email Sue Nigra at nigras@pnarts.org to secure your spot. The deadline for entry is February 14th. On the day of the cook-off, contestants should bring one crock-pot of chili to the Nigra Arts Center.

The snow date is February 25th.

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Saratoga Cider Night Public · Hosted by America On Tap Beer Festivals and Saratoga Beer Week
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Saratoga Cider Night Public · Hosted by America On Tap Beer Festivals and Saratoga Beer Week

Saratoga Beer Week isn’t just about the beer, it’s about the craft! Take a night to enjoy craft beer’s best friend, hard cider! We’ll be pouring up more than 60 ciders on Friday, February 23, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Saratoga Springs City Center

522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Saratoga Springs

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FMYPN February Meet-Up Public · Hosted by Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

FMYPN February Meet-Up Public · Hosted by Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network

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FMYPN is excited to host its first Meet-Up of 2018 at the Paul Nigra Center on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Cooking instructor, Nita Preddice, will be showcasing trendy healthy appetizers to bring to a party! 

The cost is $20 per person and RSVP’s are required. They can be made to Nicole Walrath at nicolew@fultonmontgomeryny.org.

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3 Inch Fury at the Silverado Inn in Herkimer, NY
Feb
17
10:00 PM22:00

3 Inch Fury at the Silverado Inn in Herkimer, NY

Grab the hairspray and skinny jeans because 3 Inch Fury will be rockin out the 80s!!! Save the date people!!!

"We always look forward to partying with our friends in the Mohawk Valley! Spread the word to your friends early and often and help make this a night to remember! See you soon Herk."

www.threeicnhfury.com

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Entry Deadline- Great Chili Cook-Off at the Paul Nigra Arts Center
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Entry Deadline- Great Chili Cook-Off at the Paul Nigra Arts Center

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Grab your family and friends and join us Saturday, February 24th from 11am-2pm as you meet our wonderful instructors and experience a fun filled day of music, dance, art, and much more! Admission is free. While you're here, explore our Community Art Gallery and grab a bite at our cafe concessions stand. 

PLUS - for just $10 a person you can warm up while tasting delectable chili in our Great Chili Cook-Off! Your vote will decide who is crowned the Chili King or Queen.

Is YOUR chili royally delicious? To enter the Great Chili Cook-Off, email Sue Nigra at nigras@pnarts.org to secure your spot. The deadline for entry is February 14th. On the day of the cook-off, contestants should bring one crock-pot of chili to the Nigra Arts Center.

The snow date is February 25th.

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Angie and Frankie’s Anniversary  |  Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Angie and Frankie’s Anniversary | Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts

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Angie & Frankie’s Anniversary is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment where the guests are part of the fun! It's an Italian-American family style celebration that includes food, dancing, mingling and, of course, drama. And the guests get to play the part of this great big fun family.   

Foothills Family Productions and the Nigra Arts Center team up to present the perfect pre-Valentine Day event. The delectable dinner will be catered by Kingsboro Catering and will include salad, pasta, chicken and an anniversary cake for dessert. Come celebrateAngie & Frankie’s 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday, February 10th. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Don’t be late - it’s a surprise and we all need to be in the room before Frankie & Angie arrive!

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Great Nor'easter - Winter Beer Fest Public · Hosted by Lupulin Events
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Great Nor'easter - Winter Beer Fest Public · Hosted by Lupulin Events

Kick that cabin fever with us at the Great Nor'easter Winter Beer Fest, presented by LUPULIN EVENTS, as we provide the perfect cure to the winter blues. 25+ breweries will convene with their brewers, owners, or top brewery staff to pour and talk beer with you in Schenectady. No volunteers pouring at our festivals! Area artisans and food vendors will be on hand to sell you their hand crafted goods and products.

General Admission (ON SALE NOW)
$50 - Festival entry with beer samples and live performance by Crazy Swedes from the Organ Balcony
$65 - Tee & Hops Tickets that include admission & festival t-shirt for only $15 (retail $20) Men's & Women's styles available

At the Door (Feb 10)
$60 - if tickets are still available

Designated Driver (Dec 11 - Feb 9)
$10 - Includes live performance by Crazy Swedes and unlimited soft drinks in the Renaissance Restaurant on the lower level

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Wine & Chocolate Festival (Albany) · Hosted by NY Wine & Chocolate Festivals
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Wine & Chocolate Festival (Albany) · Hosted by NY Wine & Chocolate Festivals

Join us as we celebrate great wine and sweets from down the street and around New York at Wine & Chocolate Festival!

TWO SESSIONS! 1PM-4PM, 5PM-8PM

Join us FEBRUARY 10th at the DESMOND HOTEL, there will be LIMITED TICKET SALES!

Tickets on sale now online!

Wineries and wine enthusiasts from across the region will gather on February 10th, 2018 at THE DESMOND HOTEL for an unlimited sampling of fabulous wines of all styles and tastes (plus some distilleries & cideries too!). Browse rows of gourmet treats, fantastic jewelry and products for your home and your body. More vendors are added daily.

Are you interested in being a VENDOR? Please email Lisa@galaxyeventscompany.com

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The Science of Art | Community Art Days
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Science of Art | Community Art Days

Expand your minds with this series of science-based art projects designed to amaze and delight! Make a camera obscura to learn how a camera – and your eyes – see the world! Make simple and effective optical illusions on paper to amaze your friends! Create color spinners to learn how they mix, and other fun activities!
 

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20th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

20th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

Stroll through downtown Saratoga and purchase a $1 cup (3 oz. serving) of chowder from as many participating establishments as you'd like! Some restaurants will be offering classic varieties, while some may be serving original, unique concoctions! After you've enjoyed sample after sample of delicious, warm chowder, vote for your favorite.
 

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5th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest!
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

5th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest!

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The 5th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest! Area restaurants, bakeries, and chocolate chefs from across Saratoga County will showcase their talents throughout our downtown business district. Each chef will prepare small, sample sized, chocolate offerings in up to 3 categories: Dessert (Sweet), Savory, and Chocolate Beverage. These chocolate treats will be judged by a panel of our First Friday Fanatics as well our Visitors in fan favorite competition. 

Visitors can pick up a ballot form at any participating business and head to their favorite "Sweet Spot" shops, restaurants, and chefs to sample a $1 chocolate taste. While savoring these chocolate treats, be sure to enjoy the variety of First Friday activities going throughout the Village, including art gallery openings, live music, artist demonstrations, and special promotions and sales just in time for Valentine's Day. A complete listing of all events can be found at Ballston.org.
 

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New York Players Concert | Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

New York Players Concert | Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

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The New York Players are New York's Dance Party Experts, an entertainment powerhouse with a focus on corporate and private events, nightclubs, concerts and festivals. Their "no cheese" system is simple: exceed the client's vision and keep the dance floor packed all night long!

With many years and many performances at special events and weddings in and around the Capital Region of New York under their belt, the New York have earned their sterling reputation. They are highly acclaimed for their non-stop energy and enthusiasm. They will bring the party!

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