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Easter is one of the Capital Region's best holidays: the dreary winter has finally passed and everyone is out in their Sunday best to celebrate. So why spend the day inside, cooking a complicated meal with tons of sides, then cleaning all the dishes? This Easter, let a fine establishment prepare a feast for your family!

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If "consignment shop" makes you think of dimly lit, disheveled racks crammed with yesterday's throw-away clothes that smell like Grandma's attic, Polkadots Consignment Shop will change the way you look at consignment forever.

Begun as a little, start-up storefront in Guilderland, Polkadots' upscale approach to consignment shopping has struck a chord with local families, paving the way for two recent expansions and plenty of compliments!

Do you remember the season called "spring?" This mythical season falls between the long, harsh winter and the warm summer, but most of us can't remember anything but cold...freezing cold and snow. Albany residents who can recall this time of year say it is breezy and warm, but frequently rainy. If you don't remember, rain is snow that doesn't freeze.
St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday this year, which means that a lot of us have to work through it. Luckily, St. Paddy is smiling down on us, and has provided us with a whole weekend packed with everything from old school fiddling to modern Celtic jams. Check out these Irish music events around the Capital Region and warm up for St. Paddy's day.
Do you ever find yourself watching a sporting event and miss being a part of it yourself? It is not so uncommon to long for the camaraderie that comes with being a part of a team and to crave that competitiveness that comes out whilst playing a game. Everyone knows that there are traditional leagues you can join like softball or pick up basketball games that go on at the local gym- but there is so much more out there! Some not so traditional sports are calling your name and just waiting for you to give them a try. Albany offers a sports scene for adults that is far from average. Here are 6 unconventional sports that are worth checking out!

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Schenectady-based Upaya Productions raised their goal of $22,000 on Kickstarter last year to upstart the production of Cassandra, The Musical. Now, the Greek myth comes to life as a sung-through musical for a two-day showing at Proctors this September. And auditions are now open!

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Albany nightlife isn't just for the 20-somethings. The 30+ crowd can find both refined live music concerts and a night of drinks and rock music. Check out some upcoming live music events for the sophisticated live music scene.

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Thanks to these local culinary exploratory bloggers, we no longer have to "guess and check" when it comes to great dining in the Capital Region or in our own kitchen! Here we give a nod to our favorite foodie blogs so you can give them a read and bookmark them for your next kitchen experiment or Pinterest board.
The Times Union Center has launched a social media campaign to convince Jimmy Fallon to visit Albany during Justin Timberlake's concert on July 16th. Fallon, who recently took over the Tonight Show, is good friends with Timberlake and attended College of St. Rose - making it the perfect opportunity for him to visit Albany!

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For Matthew Wilson of Albany (center, photo below), taking up bagpipes was just another hobby. But the camaraderie of the Albany Pipe Band and its intoxicating motivation, Wilson was recently named pipe major of one of the foremost pipe bands in the region.

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