Monday, February 17, 2014

1st Friday with Jeff Strange - 3/7/14

Get warmed up for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, 3/15

On Friday, March 7, Jeff Strange returns to the University Club as part of our 1st Friday Concert Series!

A founding member of internationally known Irish folk band Donnybrook Fair and longtime member of The Newports, Jeff is known for his on-stage patter and energetic performances incorporating a broad selection of Irish, rock and original music.

Jeff will play in the Grille Room from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. The performance is free and dinner will be served until 9:00 p.m., please call 518-463-1151 for reservations.

On the first Friday of each month, as part of the University Club’s celebration of 1st Friday, one need not be a member to enjoy live music, dinner and dancing in the Grille Room, dress is casual, and cash and major credit cards are accepted. Come be a part of the downtown arts walk that showcases Albany's thriving and lively art scene!

Five Firsts - Courtesy of Nippertown!


2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Tom Rush and Melanie in Harvard Square, Boston

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A Harmony electric guitar (couldn’t tell you the model, but it was sunburst, and I thought it was sooo cool!)

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … Well, my first public performance was in a high school performance of “Bye, Bye, Birdie,” so I guess my first public song was “Honestly Sincere.” My first “rock” song was “Heaven on Their Minds” from “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … called Silverwood. I believe we worked on five songs for a battle of the bands in high school: “Cold Turkey,” “You Really Got A Hold On Me,” “First I Look At The Purse,” “Lodi,” “Homework” … that I still remember this is a freakin’ miracle.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Winter Tasting Night: Single Malt - Friday 2/28

"The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude." 
- James Joyce, Dubliners

So, what actually goes into a bottle of Single Malt Scotch Whisky?  Given the diversity of flavors, it's incredible that single malts are only made from three ingredients: barley, water and yeast.

It is through the craft and skill of the Master Distiller, and subtleties in the production process, that these different flavors are achieved.

Scotch Enthusiast Magnus Bergkvist will lead participants in an interactive tasting that will explore the world of whisky, and the flavors of three single malt whiskies.

The cost for the tasting is $20 cash or check payable to University Club Foundation. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at 518-463-1151 or by email to avoid disappointment. Participants are invited to stay for a la carte dinner after the tasting.

This event is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc., formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the National Register-listed University Club building, its neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. One need not be a member of the University Club to attend. Support for educational programming presented by the University Club Foundation is provided by AT&T.