Pigs In Space (Nov 11-13, 2011)

Have you ever fantasized of being swept away by "Obi-Wan KUBnobi" whenever you eat a cinnamon bun? Maybe you'd prefer to blast Aliens with a furrier and more ripped version of Ripley? Or perhaps you've always wanted to be ASSimilated by a group of "Bearg"? Well Bear Albany has been hard at work making your nerd dreams come true with our very first Pigs In Space, SCI FI DANCE PARTY, on November 11-13, 2011. That's right, we want you to come dressed up as your favorite character from Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, or Sci Fi Horror and then show off your big overheating blasters. Be creative and have fun with it because the best Sci Fi costume wins a free weekend stay at the host hotel for any of our 2012 events.

Be sure to book your room now at the Marriott Host Hotel and ask for the Bear Albany DISCOUNT so that you can be guaranteed our special rates (518-860-1500). The rooms always sell out quickly in the last two weeks and we really hate hearing that people have to be turned away. And don't forget the hotel has a FREE SHUTTLE all weekend long that'll pick you up from the train or bus terminal, take you to the hotel, and then drop you off at the bars later on.

Friday Evening

And if you get to town early, swing by McGeary's Pub for dinner and get 20% off your check just by telling the waitress you're with the Bear Albany group. They have great food and the discount price is good all weekend long!

Then come kick off the weekend at WaterWorks Pub (76 Central Ave) with our traditional MEAT & GREET at 9PM. There'll be great drink specials, FREE Pizza & Wings, Dancing upstairs, Bearaoke downstairs, NO COVER for all of our BEAR ALBANY buds, and rumor has it that they may be doing Cupcakes & Cocktails specials. Plus it's also a great time to show off your favorite SCi Fi T-Shirts and make some new NBB's (nerd-bear-buddies). See who's going...

Saturday Afternoon

We had so much fun playing Bear Bingo in September, that we're doing it again with "Bears in Space Trivia & Happy Hour" at Oh Bar from 4-7pm. They'll have $2.50 domestics, $3 draft import, $3/$5 well drinks, $3.50/$5.50 top shelf, and the handsome and talented Mike Bear McNair will be behind the bar. Oh Bar is just a short walk from the Host Hotel or a 3 minute drive if you'd like to take the FREE hotel shuttle (http://goo.gl/nHQdg). It's the perfect compliment to a relaxing afternoon at the pool with your friends. See who's going...

Saturday Evening

At 9pm, come out to ROCKS Bar for PIGS IN SPACE and be sure to dress as your favorite Sci Fi character (77 Central Ave). Creativity and ingenuity are always king, so see what you can come up with, and maybe you'll win a free weekend stay for one of our 2012 events! As always, we'll have great drink specials, FREE PIZZA around midnight, and the dance club will be BLEEPING and BLOOPING with musical delights all night long! And while you're exploring every DARK & DIRTY corner of the universe, remember that what happens in Albany, stays in Albany. See who's going...

Sunday Brunch

We're really excited about Brunch this time around and we're heading to one of our favorite places, Cafe 217. It's right down the road from the host hotel, they have a back room that should be able to fit all of us, and they're cooking up a delicious $20 buffet - tax and tip included! They'll be serving scrambled eggs & delicious omelets (meat or veg), savory bacon & sausage, mouth watering fresh fruit, home-fries, awesome pancakes, toast, and rolls so you can make your own egg sandwiches!  As always everyone meets between 11am and 1pm, so check in with your new buddies, see what works best, and then pass the word on. It'll be a great wrap up to the weekend as you chow down with your new buddies. See who's going...

PIGS IN SPACEAnd if you're looking for a weekend souvenir, we have a couple Limited Edition Event T-Shirts to choose from. Plus if you pre-order with the Coupon code "PIGSINSPACE", Cub Couture will give you $5 off the price when checking out! Just be sure to use the "IN-STORE PICK-UP" option and they'll have it ready for you when you arrive at the party on Saturday night! Don't miss out on the fun!

Big Hugs,
The Bear Albany gang!