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7 Great Events Happening in Albany This Weekend: Jan 6 - 8

Don't stay inside just because it's winter - this weekend see a live band at a bar or restaurant, or take advantage of an opportunity to try a new sport! Check out what's happening.

Photo provided by Albany Curling Club  
Try Something New

Learn to Skate Clinic at Empire Skate Plaza

Saturday, January 7

If you've always wanted to learn to stake, now is your chance! This Saturday there is a Learn to Skate Clinic at 9am and 10am at the Empire Skate Plaza - with free skate rentals offered to participants! You do need to register ahead of time. Whether or not you'll be participating in the clinic, you can still skate for free at the Empire Skate Plaza through March 13th.

Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8

The Albany Curling Club is hosting an open house from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday for those who would like to give this sport a try! Trainers will teach you how to throw the curling stone and sweep it in. Kids six and up are welcome, but need to be with a parent or guardian, and the event is free. The Albany Curling Club is located on West McKown Road in Albany.

See a Band

We've got plenty of live music happening in the Albany area this weekend! Here are our top picks - stay cozy at your favorite local bar or restaurant and enjoy the tunes.

Friday, January 6

TooMuchTooFast blends psychedelic funk with reggae, rock, afro-beat, trance, and more - come and see this unique group at the Parish Public House, along with the Solar Gypsys.

Friday, January 6

Like Bob Marley? Check out Skunk City, a Bob Marley tribute band, playing at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen.

Friday, January 6

If the Grateful Dead is more to your liking, The Wheel is a rock-n-roll band covering mostly Grateful Dead music. Head on over to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy for some great music and great food.

Saturday, January 7

The Kyle Bourgault Band, a country band, is performing at the Rustic Barn Pub in Troy.

Plan a Wedding

Sunday, January 8

Did you get engaged in 2016? Are you in the midst of wedding plans? Then you'll want to check out the Wedding Expo happening at the Albany Marriott Hotel. There is free admission, and you'll get to check out a variety of vendors, sample food, ask questions, and you can even enter to win some prizes. 

Need more events to check out? Browse the full events calendar.

For more ideas on what to do in Albany in the winter, check out the Winter Guide.

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