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Do you have what it takes to hit that high note "for the land of the free" when singing the national anthem? Consider auditioning to sing the national anthem for the Tri-City ValleyCats - they're holding tryouts soon.

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When you think of roller skating, you might picture a relaxing time with your family as you skate around an indoor track, like at Rollerama or Guptil's. But for the ladies on the local roller derby team skating is anything but relaxing

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Photo provided by the Hellions, photo credit JC Smith  

Eat chicken wings for charity, check out a beer festival, head to a garden and flower show, or choose one of the other awesome events happening in the Albany area this weekend and have fun out there!

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Garden, floral, and landscaping professionals and enthusiasts look forward to the Capital District Garden & Flower Show every year. With this year marking the 30th anniversary of the popular show, the event is sure to be better than ever! The theme this year is "Diamonds and Pearls."

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Garden and Flower Show, photo provided  
What makes Albany special to you? The Albany Center Gallery would like to know! Create a trading card depicting a special vision of Albany and it could be part of a new and exciting project.

There is a ton going on this weekend! St. Patrick's Day happily falls on a Friday so you'll have several Irish-themed events to choose from, or if that's not your thing maple season is in full swing, or you can check out several other fantastic events happening.

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Would you buy a pair of pants that are a) covered in brightly colored elephants and b) help save actual elephants? Schenectady native James Brooks has started a company with just that premise, and it's doing pretty well!  

James Brooks, a Schenectady High School graduate, secured $500,000 in Shark Tank funding for his forward-thinking, Brooklyn-based company The Elephant Pants during an episode that aired at the end of February. 


Albany is getting into the St. Patrick's Day mood! Check out St. Patrick's Day events, big performers at the Times Union Center and The Egg, and several other fun events to partake in this weekend.

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A new cinema is being planned for Troy, but this is not your average movie theater! The ambitious project is expected to expand the city's "18-hour downtown," attracting more visitors to the Collar City's beautiful riverfront area. 

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Don't let the cold weather keep you inside this weekend! Warm up with some mac and cheese, live music, shows at the theater, and more!

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