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by The Staff on September 15, 2011

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Bearsville Theater

291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406.

Sept. 26: the Bruce Katz Band. Sept 30: Bearsville Session #4—Motown. Oct. 3: Kate Taylor. Oct. 10: Jay Collins and the Kings County Band. Oct. 14: Stephen Stills. Oct. 22-23: Woodstock Invitational Luthier’s Showcase. Oct. 25: North Mississippi Allstars. Oct. 27: Jeff Mangum. Oct. 29: Floodwood. Nov. 25: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Nov. 26: Marc Black. Nov. 27: Dark Star Orchestra.  


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

Sept. 23: Accusations of the Insane, Brick by Brick. Sept. 25: Tyranize, Misery Index, Wasteform, In the Casket, Vicious Intent, Dryheave. Oct. 2: Scythe of Dante, My Ticket Home, Fit For a King, the Gun Show. Oct. 7: Spire, Glass Skeleton Death March, Paranoia, the American Nightmare. Oct. 11: Immolation. Oct. 19: Diamond Plate, Warbringer. Oct. 22: Agnostic Front. Oct. 23: Selfish Needy Creatures. Oct. 27: Dead Aces, the Krays, Permanent Bastards, Plastic Jesus. Nov. 4: Wreck1. Nov. 5: Fort Rooster, Wild Adriatic. Dec. 3: Dust and Ashes, Rush the Gates, the American Nightmare, Blood Obsession, Distopic, Scarver, Hand of Reckoning, Tyranize, Brutal Truth, Mortician, Tentacles, Malignancy, Dolabra, A Skin for Dancing In. Dec. 10: Like Lions, My Bitter End, Towers, Sentries, Scarver, Crashing Funerals.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.

Sept. 23: Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band. Sept. 24: Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Cap’n Dirt and the Skirt. Sept. 25: Joy Kills Sorrow. Sept. 30: Ray Bonneville. Oct. 1: Hungrytown, Dana and Susan Robinson. Oct. 2: Doc Marshalls. Oct. 7: Seamus Kennedy. Oct. 8: We’re About 9. Oct. 9: Alash Ensemble. Oct. 13: Catie Curtis. Oct. 14: Bread and Bones, Sally Spring. Oct. 15: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Oct. 16: Jack Williams. Oct. 21: Christine Lavin and Don White. Oct. 22: Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. Oct. 23: Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three. Oct. 28: Danielle Miraglia. Oct. 29: A Night of Murder Ballads. Oct. 30: Left on Red. Nov. 4: Angel Band. Nov. 5: Bob Warren Band. Nov. 6: Sultans of String. Nov. 11: Harmonious Wail. Nov. 12: Cris Williamson. Nov. 13: David Mallett. Nov. 18: Bearfoot. Nov. 19: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 20: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles. Nov. 25: Woods Tea Company. Nov. 26: Annie and the Hedonists.

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 586-8686.

Sept. 22: Keb Mo. Oct. 7: Hanson. Oct. 8: Crooked Still. Oct. 13: Stephen Stills. Oct. 20: Andrew Bird. Oct. 21: Lotus. Oct. 29: State Radio, Brett Dennen. Oct. 31: The Australian Pink Floyd Show in 3D. Nov. 2: Brandy Carlile. Nov. 9: Joan Baez. Nov. 10: Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones. Nov. 11: 1964: The Tribute. Nov. 12: Ani Difranco, Melissa Ferrick. Nov. 18: Dark Star Orchestra. Nov. 19: the Priests. Nov. 28: Gillian Welch. Dec. 8: Irish Christmas in America. Dec. 31: Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band.

Charles R. Wood Theater

207 Glen St., Glens Falls, 798-9663.

Sept. 23: the “The Band” Band. Oct. 1: A Tribute to the Piano Men. Oct. 15: Leo Kottke. Nov. 26: Tony Desare.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

Sept. 23: Ollabelle. Sept. 24: Donna the Buffalo. Sept. 26: Homemade Rockets. Sept. 30: Jeffrey Foucault. Oct. 1: Guy Davis.  Oct. 7: Sex Mob with Roswell Rudd and John Medeski. Oct. 8: Mother Fletcher. Oct. 9: Crooked Still. Oct. 13: Rich Robinson. Oct. 15: Club d’Elf with John Medeski. Oct. 21: Tift Merritt. Oct. 27: Rasputina. Oct. 28: Spottiswoode and His Enemies. Oct. 29: Shannon McNally. Nov. 4: the Greencards. Dec. 3: Martin Sexton.

College of Saint Rose

Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Recital Hall, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 23: Maceo Parker. Oct. 30: Soulive presents the Beatles. Dec. 2: It’s a Jazzy Christmas.

The Colonial Theatre

111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444

Nov. 9: Ani DiFranco. Nov. 19: Arlo Guthrie.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 22: James Farm. Sept. 25: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Oct. 1: Keb Mo. Oct. 2: Madeleine Peyroux, Nellie McKay. Oct. 7: Three Guitar Heroes. Oct. 8: Keller Williams. Oct. 8: Indie Fest. Oct. 11: Stephen Stills. Oct. 12: Steven Kellogg and the Sixers. Oct. 13: Richard Thompson. Oct. 14: Josh Ritter. Oct. 15: Tommy Malone. Oct. 19: Tedeschi Trucks Band. Oct. 22: David Sanborn Trio with Joey DeFrancesco. Oct. 24: Amos Lee. Oct. 25: Indigo Girls. Oct. 29: Peter Wolf. Nov. 2: Lindsey Buckingham. Nov. 5: Gretchen Parlato, Gerald Clayton. Nov. 6: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Nov. 9: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger. Nov. 11: Shawn Colvin. Nov. 12: Woodstock Era Experience. Nov. 19: Bettye LaVette, Les McCann, Javon Jackson. Nov. 22: Ray Davies. Nov. 26: Jane Monheit and Mark O’Connor. Nov. 29: the Priests. 12/09: Judy Collins Holiday Concert. Dec. 10-11: Mountain Snow and Mistletoe. 12/17: Zucchini Brothers holiday show.

The Eighth Step

GE Theater at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 434-1703.

Oct. 2: All About the Drums. Nov. 19: Red Molly. Dec. 10: Dar Williams. Dec. 11: Sing Solstice.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  Troy, 276-4135

Oct. 28-29: Francis and the Lights. Dec. 2: Japanther. Dec. 9: Jack Quartet.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366

Oct. 6: Darius Rucker.

Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 586-8686.

Sept. 23: Chris Smither. Sept. 23: Adam Ezra Group. Sept. 24: Chris Smither. Sept. 24: Dark Dark Dark, A Hawk and a Hacksaw. Sept. 25: Mark Erelli, Kim Richey. Sept. 27: Elephant Revival, Paper Bird. Sept. 28: Boubacar Traore Trio. Sept. 30: Joy Kills Sorrow. Sept. 30: Akashic Record, Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra. Oct. 1: Adrian Belew Power Trio. Oct. 2: Mike Baggetta Quartet. Oct. 3: Sean McCann and the Committed. Oct. 4: Sidi Toure. Oct. 5: Al Stewart. Oct. 6: Langhorne Slim and the Law. Oct. 7: Spiritual Rez. Oct. 8: the Nields. Oct. 9: Robert Glasper Trio. Oct. 12: Trevor Hall. Oct. 13: Slaid Cleaves. Oct. 14: Peter Wolf. Oct. 15: Steven Kellogg and the Sixers. Oct. 15: Marco Benevento. Oct. 16: Antje Duvekot. Oct. 17: Dick Dale. Oct. 18: HoneyHoney. Oct. 19: Carolyn Wonderland. Oct. 20: Shawn Colvin. Oct. 21: Erin McKeown. Oct. 21: the Fine and Dandy Trio. Oct. 22: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Oct. 23: Della Mae. Oct. 26: Shawn Phillips. Oct. 27: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three. Oct. 28: Rachel Yamagata. Oct. 29: Caravan of Thieves Halloween Freak Fest. Oct. 29: Jeff Bujak. Oct. 30: Richard Shindell. Nov. 1: Coco Montoya. Nov. 2: Hayes Carll. Nov. 3: Ian Hunter. Nov. 4-5: Barefoot Truth. Nov. 6: Jorma Kaukonen. Nov. 7: Acoustic Alchemy. Nov. 8: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Podcast Live. Nov. 9: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones. Nov. 10: Richie Furay Band. Nov. 11: Girlyman. Nov. 12: David Bromberg Quartet. Nov. 13: Leon Redbone. Nov. 14: Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools. Nov. 16: Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson. Nov. 17: Sam Roberts Band. Nov. 18: Seth Glier. Nov. 19: Eileen Jewel Band. Nov. 20: Chris Pureka. Nov. 25: Bella’s Bartok. Nov. 26: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. Nov. 27: the Boxcar Lillies. Dec. 1: David Wax Museum. Dec. 2-3: Dar Williams. Dec. 3: The Sun Parade. Dec. 4: Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Dec. 9: Catie Curtis. Dec. 10: Albert Cummings. Dec. 11: Valley Rising CD Release. Dec. 14: Elliot Murphy and the Normandy All Stars. Dec. 15: Heather Maloney. Dec. 16: Tim Erikson. Dec. 17: Commander Cody. Dec. 18: Jake Shimabukuro. Dec. 19: Jewmongous. Dec. 23: Infinite August. Dec. 30-32: Enter the Haggis.


59 North Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997.

Sept. 22: Start Making Sense. Sept. 23: Particle. Sept. 24: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Sept. 24: PearlPalooza. Sept. 30: The Heavy Pets, Timbre Coup. Oct. 1: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Oct. 7: Busted Stuff. Oct. 8: Funk Evolution. Oct. 13: EOTO. Oct. 15: Vivid. Oct. 21: Rustic Overtones. Oct. 22: The Schmooze. Oct. 26: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Oct. 28: Twiddle. Oct. 29: Ten Year Vamp. Nov. 5: Magic Hat Battle of the Bands. Nov. 12: Funk Evolution. Nov. 18: Paranoid Social Club. Nov. 24: Four Down. Nov. 25: Sludge Factory. Nov. 26: the Chris Dukes Band. Dec. 3: Vivid. Dec. 17: Funk Evolution. Dec. 31: The Schmooze.

The Linda

339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4

Sept. 22: Producers Faceoff and Showcase. Sept. 28: the Gourds. Sept. 30: Solid Smoke. Nov. 5: Jimmy Webb. Nov. 9: Bobby Long. Nov. 19: Chandler Travis Philharmonic. Dec. 3: Eileen Jewell.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0100.

Oct. 14: Richard Thompson. Nov. 18: Maceo Parker


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.

Sept. 24-25: FreshGrass: A Festival of Bluegrass. Nov. 11: the Feelies.

Northern Lights

North Country Commons, corner of Routes 146 and 146A, Clifton Park, 371-0012.

Sept. 22: the Sword. Sept. 25: Bayside. Sept. 27: After the Burial, Veil of Maya. Sept. 28: Rise Against. Sept. 30: Sam Roberts Band. Oct. 2: Falling in Reverse. Oct. 9: Motion City Soundtrack. Oct. 12: Hanson. Oct. 16: Alesana. Oct. 18: Four Year Strong, Gallows, Title Fight, the Swellers, Sharks. Oct. 19: Smokers Club Tour featuring Method Man, Curren$y, Big Krit. Oct. 22: Gwar. Oct. 25: Gym Class Heroes, the Dirty Heads. Oct, 26: the Acacia Strain. Oct. 27: Panic! at the Disco. Oct. 29: Wale, Black Cobain. Oct. 30: Matt Kearney. Nov. 2: Umphrey’s McGee. Nov. 4: Chris Young. Nov. 5: the Misfits. Nov/ 8: Anthrax, Testament. Nov. 10: Blood on the Dance Floor. Nov. 18: Infected Mushroom. Nov. 19: Of Mice and Men, Dance Gavin Dance. Nov. 21: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Nov. 26-27: Rat-a-Tat Tattoo and Music Expo. Nov. 26: Sick of it All. Nov. 27: Trapped Under Ice. Dec. 7: Mac Miller. Dec. 9: Between the Buried and Me.

Old Songs, Inc.

37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, 765-2815.

Sept. 23: Honey Dewdrops. Oct. 1: Comas. Oct. 14: Brian Peters. Nov. 4: Bua. Nov. 17-19: The Civil War: A Musical Journey. Dec. 10: Nowell Sing We Clear.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 27: Primus. Oct. 3: Jackson Browne. Oct. 15: Dream Theater. Oct. 18: Weird Al Yankovic. Oct. 27: Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman. Oct. 29: the Australian Pink Floyd Show in 3-D. Nov. 9: Joe Bonamassa. Nov. 30: Alice Cooper. Dec. 1: Chicago. Dec. 8: Jim Brickman’s Christmas Celebration. Dec. 9: Dark Star Orchestra.

Pearl Street

10 Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass., (413) 586-8686.

Sept. 24: Eric Serna and the Killing Floor. Sept. 30: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. Oct. 1: Toubab Krewe. Oct. 7: Beats Antique. Oct. 9: EOTO. Oct. 13: Man Man. Oct. 15: the Lemonheads. Oct. 19: Mike Doughty and His Band Fantastica. Oct. 21: Circa Survive, Maps and Atlases. Oct. 22: Badfish. Oct. 27: MC Chris. Oct. 29: the McLovins, Alchemystics. Oct. 30: Taking Back Sunday. Nov. 1: Mat Kearney. Nov. 9: Blue Scholars. Nov. 12: Mimosa. Nov. 15: Trampled by Turtles. Nov. 17: The Felice Brothers. Dec. 2: Ryan Montbleau Band. Dec. 3: City and Color. Dec. 31: Rubblebucket.


Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Oct. 22: Golden Oldies Spectacular. Nov. 19: Michael Feinstein and Marvin Hamlisch. Dec. 22: Kenny Rogers.

Putnam Den

63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066.

Sept. 23: Ryan Montlbeau Band. Sept. 24: Bipolar reunion show. Sept. 30: Dopapod. Oct. 7: Yellow Dubmarine, Robanic. Oct. 8: Beatshot Productions. Oct. 13: Sirsy. Oct. 27: John Brown’s Body, Roots of Creation. Nov. 18: the Brew.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.

Sept. 22: The Angry Firemen. Sept. 23: Mirk, Ill Funk Ensemble. Sept. 30: Elephant Revival. Oct. 1: the Chronicles, Goosepimp Orchestra. Oct. 6: Yarn. Oct. 14: the Brew. Oct. 15: Timbre Coup, Psychedelphia. Oct. 22: Marco Benevento Trio. Oct. 28: Dopapod.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, Schenectady, 381-1324, fsacollegestore.com.

Sept. 29 (8 PM) A Very Special Acoustic Performance by Richard Marx. Oct. 18 (8 PM): Empire Jazz Orchestra.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, 580 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

Oct. 7: TV on the Radio.

Times Union Center

51 S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000.

Nov. 27: Andre Rieu.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

State and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 13: Andrew Bird. Oct. 15: the David Lanz Liverpool Trio. Nov. 3: the Grascals. Nov. 10: Benny Goodman: A Carnegie Hall Tribute. Dec. 17: Blue Suede Christmas. Dec. 18: An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas with Eileen Ivers.


17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.

Sept. 23: Planet Eater. Sept. 24: Elf Project. Sept. 26: Drag the River. Sept. 27: Dan Johnson and the Expert Sidemen, Eastbound Jesus, Matt Durfee. Sept. 29: the Bone Crew. Sept. 30: the Furiousity, Yesterday’s Heroes, Dead Aces, New Red Scare, the Spins. Oct. 1: Fort Rooster, Skeletons in the Piano, Prospect Exit, Pillowhead. Oct. 3: Old Man Markly, New Red Scare, Henry’s Rifle. Oct. 5: Wye Oak, Red Lions. Oct. 6: Maaze. Oct. 13: Maaze. Oct. 15: the Silos, Spottiswoode and His Enemies. Oct. 20: Maaze. Oct. 27: Maaze. Oct. 30: Spies Like Us. Nov. 1: Hayes Carll. Nov. 11: Spinal Tap Tribute. Nov. 19: Hardcore night. Nov. 20: Shonen Knife.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

Sept. 24: Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Mike Clark.

Washington Avenue Armory

Corner of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, 694-7160

Oct. 21: J COLE. Nov. 3: Deadmau5.

Yuja Wang at the Massry Center for the Arts


Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

Performances are at St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd., Albany; Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. albanypromusica.org.

Nov. 5 (St. Paul’s), Nov. 6 (Skidmore): Beat! Beat! Drums! Dec. 10-11 (Carondelet): Behold the Star.

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Concerts, under the direction of maestro David Alan Miller, take place as noted at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038; Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-3334; Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 465-4755, albanysymphony.com. Call for times.

Sept. 17 (Palace): The Planets. With Ralph Kirshbaum, cello. Oct. 22 (Troy Music Hall), Oct. 23 (Skidmore): Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. With Tim McAllister, saxophone. Nov. 13 (Palace): Young Person’s Concert: From Russia With Music! Nov. 19 (Troy Music Hall): Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. With Ann Hobson Pilot, harp, and Orion Weiss, piano. Dec. 3-4 (Palace): The Magic of Christmas. Dec. 17 (Palace): Joshua Bell Returns! With Joshua Bell, violin.

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, www.bard.edu. Call for shows and times. Olin Hall and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 15 (Fisher): Works by Lou Harrison. Oct. 16 (Olin): Faculty/Student Chamber Concert. Oct. 23 (Olin) Bard Conservatory Orchestra. Oct. 28-29 (Fisher): American Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 4 (Olin): Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

Burnt Hills Oratorio

Saratoga United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs, 885-5472, bhos.us. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 21: Fall Concert with music of Rutter, Whitaker, Britten, more.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Concert at 3 PM.

Oct. 2: Victor Hill harpsichord recital.

Close Encounters With Music

Performances will be held at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., and will start at 2 PM. (800) 843-0778.

Oct. 30: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Dec. 4: Lisztomania! A 200th Anniversary Celebration with Jeffrey Swann, piano, Yehonatan Berick, violin, Yehuda Hanani, cello.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

The Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531. Concerts at 7:30 PM.

Sept. 26: Pola Baytelman, piano, and Jan Vinci, flute. Oct. 17: The AM Duo. Nov. 14: Ang Li, piano.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, empac.rpi.edu. Concert at 8 PM.

Dec. 9: JACK Quartet.

Friends of Chamber Music

Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, 273-8135.

Oct. 9: Harmonious Blacksmith. Nov. 26: St. Petersburg String Quartet.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls. Concerts, conducted by music director Charles Peltz, are at 4 PM.

Oct. 2: Tales of Country Scenes and City Lights with Benjamin Beilman, violin. Nov. 6: A Magical Russian Adventure with pianist Roberto Plano. Dec. 11: A Musical Gift for All with the Children’s Chorus.

Massry Center for the Arts

Picotte Recital Hall, College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 24: Saint Rose Camerata. Oct. 15: Yuja Wang, piano. Oct. 29: Saint Rose Camerata. Nov. 12: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

Octavo Singers

First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, 344-SING. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 13: Saints Alive! featuring Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass and Mozart’s Confessore Vespers.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204, proctors.org.

Oct. 9: The Capital District Sings!  Dec. 6: The 5 Browns.

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870. Concerts at 4 PM.

Oct. 2: Susan Schoeppe and the Boccherini Quintet for Guitar and Strings.

Saratoga Chamber Players

United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, 584-1427. Concert at 8 PM.

Oct. 14: Jill Levy and Eva Burmeister, violins, Junah Chang, viola, Eliot Bailen, cello. Dec. 11 (Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 2 PM): 25/40 Anniversary/Celebration Concert.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, SCCC, Schenectady, 381-1200.

Sept. 30: Ensemble Chaconne. Oct. 12: Macabre Music presented by Musicians of Ma’alwyck. Oct. 23: Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Nov. 1: Air Force Band of Liberty’s New England Winds Woodwind Quintet. Nov. 7: Musicians of Ma’alwyck. Nov. 30: Esopus Musicalia. Dec. 5: SCCC Chorus Ensemble. Dec. 16: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctors, Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204, schenectadysymphony.org. Concert at 3 PM.

Oct. 3: Mozart: His Genius and Influence with Jonathan Chu, violin and Beth Guterman, viola.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320. Call for times.

Oct. 2: Celebration of the New! with Pola Baytelman, piano, and Jan Vinci, flute. Oct. 14: OMEGA. Oct. 21: Ensemble ACJW. Oct. 23: Albany Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 28: Skidmore College Orchestra. Nov. 4: Vocalists Alta Boover Dantzler and Drake Dantzler. Nov. 6: Albany Pro Musica. Nov. 18: Ryan Klein, oboe, and Tanya Gabrielian, piano. Nov. 19: Skidmore Chamber Brass. Dec. 1: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 3: Skidmore Community Chorus. Dec. 4: Skidmore Wind and Brass Chamber Ensembles. Dec. 7: Skidmore String Ensemble. Dec. 8: Skidmore Orchestra.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 25: Anonymous 4. Nov. 13: Mikhail Simonyan.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Corner of 3nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Concert at 7 PM.

Oct. 1: Boston String Quartet. Nov. 5: Interpreti Veneziani.

Union College Concert Series

Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.

Oct. 13: Cellist Sophie Shao and Friends. Oct. 19: English Concert. Oct. 27: Brooklyn Rider String Quartet. Nov. 9: Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano, and Christopher Cano, piano. Nov. 20: Jupiter String Quartet with Denise Djokic, cello. Dec. 2: Jeremy Denk, piano. Dec. 18: Boston Camerata.

University at Albany

Concerts take place in the Recital Hall, Studio Thatre or the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

Oct. 20: Prelude to the Liszt 200th Birthday Celebration with pianist Findlay Cockrell. Oct. 21-22 (Studio Theatre): Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Oct. 22 (Recital Hall): Liszt 200th Birthday Celebration with pianist Findlay Cockrell. Oct. 23 (Main Theatre): University-Community Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. Nov. 2 (Recital Hall): Music for Four Hands with pianists Frank Glazer and Duncan Cumming. Nov. 13 (Main Theatre): The Choral Hour with the University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale. Dec. 4 (Main Theatre): Annual Holiday Concert with University-Community Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, University Jazz Ensemble, University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale. Dec. 5 (Main Theatre): Twenty Drummers Drummin’.



Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

Oct. 4-6: American Ballet Theatre

The Colonial Theatre

111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444.

Dec. 10-11: Albany Berkshire Ballet’s Nutcracker.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Oct. 16: Symphony for the Dance Floor: DBR with the Millicent Johnnie Dancers. Oct. 21: Everything is Better all the Time: Monica Bill Barnes & Company. Nov. 4: The Tap Experience: Roxane Butterfly Worldbeat Ensemble. Nov. 10: Gypsy Fire: Compañia Flamenca Jose Porcel.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

Oct. 15: Shantala Shivalingappa: Namasya and Swayambhu.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Nov. 12: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.


Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Oct. 20: Radio and Juliet. Oct. 21: Angel Reapers. Dec. 9-11: Northeast Ballet’s Annual Nutcracker.

Russell Sage College

James L. Meader Little Theater, Division St., Troy, 244-2237.

Nov. 18-19: Dancing Before the Snow Flies XI.

Dana Spiotta at Frequency North


Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Sept. 18: Jenness Cortez: Homage to the Creative Spirit: The Paintings of Jenness Cortez. Sept. 25: Marie Triller: Ten Years: Remembering 9/11. Oct. 9: Warren Roberts: George Washington and Albany: An Intimate Connection. Oct. 23: 37th Annual Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair. Nov. 13: Hardie Truesdale: Hudson River Towns: Highlights from the Capital Region to Sleepy Hollow Country.

Arts Center of The Capital Region

265 River St., Troy,273-0552 ext.231.

Sept. 15: A Memoirist Reunion with Marion Roach Smith.

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

Western Avenue, Albany, (800) 637-8556.

Oct. 27: Dana Spiotta and Tobias Seamon. Nov. 10: Megan Abbott.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

Recital Hall, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Science Library, Standish Room, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Campus Center 375, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany; Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-5620. Call for times.

Sept. 22:  (Recital Hall): Nicole Krauss. Sept. 22: (Assembly Hall): Eliza Griswold. Oct. 2 (Page Hall): William Kennedy. Oct. 5 (Recital Hall): Ian Frazier. Oct. 6: (Science Library): A Celebration of Aimé Césaire. Oct. 11: (Main Theater): Sylvia Nasar. Oct 14: (Science Library) A Celebration of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. Oct. 20: (Assembly Hall): Wayne Koestenbaum. Oct. 25: (Campus Center 375) Philip Schultz. Nov. 7 (University Art Museum): Ken Johnson. Nov. 10 (Assembly Hall): Dava Sobel. Nov. 15 (Page Hall): Isabel Wilkerson. Nov. 17: (NYS Museum) Tony Horwitz. Nov. 29: (Assembly Hall) Tom Perrotta.  Dec. 6: (NYS Museum): Willard Sterne Randall.

Russell Sage College

Bush Memorial Hall, 1st and Congress streets, Troy, 244-2237. Readings at 7:30 PM.

Sept. 28: Elizabeth Brundage. Oct. 7: Nicholson Baker.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, Ladd Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs, 580-8112.

Nov. 3: Lorrie Moore.


Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists at the Clark Art Institute

Art and Exhibits

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.

Through Sept. 24: Diversity Through Many Lenses.

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Sept. 20-Oct. 29: Ferraro.Orellana.Enough Said.

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

25 Quackenbush Square, corner of Clinton Avenue and Broadway, Albany, 434-0405.

Through Sept 28: 13th Annual Living Resources Carriage House Artists Showcase.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through Nov. 13: Parker F. Dunn: The Dunn Memorial Bridge. Through Feb. 26: Albany and the Civil War: Medicine on the Home and Battle Fronts. Through May 20: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington. Oct. 1-March 4: Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. Nov. 19-March 25: Temple of Fancy: Pease’s Great Variety Store.

Albany International Airport

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through Jan. 2012: Michael Marston, World Apart.

The Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through May 27: Rising From the Sea: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway.

ArtView Gallery

14 Main St., Chatham, 392-0999.

Through Nov. 6: ArtEnsemble.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

Through Oct. 16:  From the World’s Largest Collection of Unknown Poets.

Bard College

Woods Studio, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7412.

Through Sept. 30: In God We Trust: Contemporary Chinese Christian Art.


116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.

Oct. 1-Dec. 4: Are We Having Art Yet? Bill Griffith Selected Drawings 1978-2011.

Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-7158.

Through Dec. 18: Impressions of New England. Through Dec. 18: Small Works.

Berkshire Museum

39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413)443-7171.

Through Sept. 25: Roberto Juarez: Mural Paintings 2000-2011. Through Oct. 11: Collector’s Choice: Selections From the Jane and Jay Braus Collection.

Brookside Museum

6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa. 885-4000.

Through Nov. 4: 100 Years of Baseball: 1850-1950. Through Nov. 18: 9/11 Remembered.

Buttondown Gallery

The Shirt Factory, Lawrence and Cooper streets, Glens Falls, 793-9309.

Through Oct. 6: Present Being.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Nov. 3-Dec. 11: Hudson Valley Landscapes.

CCS Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-7598.

Through Oct. 31: Blinky Palermo: Retrospective. Through Dec. 16: If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

59 Tinker St., Woodstock, (914) 679-9957.

Through Oct. 9: Rewriting Loss: Photographs and Film by Carla Shapiro.

Chapel + Cultural Center at Rensselaer

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.

Through Sept. 30: September Art Showcase.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.

Through Sept. 30: Romantic Nature: British and French Landscapes. Through Oct. 2: Pissaro’s People. Through Oct. 16: El Anatsui. Nov. 13-Feb. 5: Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy. 272-6811.

Through Sept. 29: Luminous Metal: Contemporary Drawings in Metalpoint. Sept. 30-Oct. 26: Myth in Metaphor: The Etchings of Steven Hazard. Nov. 25-Jan. 26: Group Show Part IV.

Columbia Greene Community College

Foundation Gallery, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.

Through Oct. 7: Fall Faculty Mix.

Dead Presidents Lounge

1092 Madison Ave., Albany, 689-0730.

Through Sept. 26: Flyer Squad.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Mass., (413) 658-1100.

Sept. 20-March 20: The Art of Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. Oct. 25-Jan. 22: Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children’s Book Art of Jules Feiffer.

Esther Massry Gallery

Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 25-Jan. 22: Michael Bierut: 30 Years 30 Notebooks.

Farmers’ Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (888) 547-1499.

Through Oct. 30: New York’s Good Eats! Our Fabulous Foods.

Fenimore Art Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1400.

Through Dec. 31: 8th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial: 4 Artists Under 30.  Through Dec. 31: Art Buzz: Reader’s Favorites from the Fenimore Art Museum Blog. Sept. 24-Dec. 31: Unfolding Stories: Culture and Tradition in American Quilts. Oct. 1-Dec. 31: Inspired Traditions: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, (845) 437-7404.

Sept. 16-Dec. 11: A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum.

Front Room Gallery

73 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 871-1828.

Through Sept. 30: Ali Herrmann: Encaustics.

Galerie BMG

12 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-0027.

Through Sept. 26: Lynn Bianchi: Continuum. Sept. 30-Nov 7: Kamil Vojnar: Flying Blind.


Route 30, Salem. 854-9120.

Through Oct. 16: What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Harrison Gallery

39 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. (413) 458-1700.

Through Sept. 28: Watercolors: Peter Hussey.

Hudson Valley Community College

The Teaching Gallery, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8063.

Through Oct. 22: From the Center of Our World: Paintings and Photographs by Ann Wolf and Ken Ragsdale.

The Hyde Collection

161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.

Oct. 1-Dec. 4: Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustrations.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Through Dec. 31: Iroquois Artistic Visions: From Sky World to Turtle Island.

John Davis Gallery

362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson. 828-5907.

Through Oct. 9: La Wilson: Constructions.

Kleinert/James Arts Center

34 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-2079.

Through Oct. 16: Eccentric Portraits.

Lake George Arts Project

Courthouse Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village, 668-2616.

Through Oct. 21: Diane Banks and Deanna Lee.

Mabee Farm Historic Site

1080 Main St., Rotterdam Junction. 877-5073.

Sept. 23-Dec. 18: A Journey Through History: The Artistic Works of Len Tantillo.

Marianne Courville Gallery

341 Warren St., Hudson, 755-4208.

Through Oct. 30: Into the Light.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.

Through Sept. 30: I Am Searching for Field Character. Through Oct. 31: Katharina Gross: one floor up more highly. Through Dec. 31: Ruse. Through Dec. 31: Chris Cobb: A Changing Exhibition of Photographs. Through March 15: The Workers. Through April 30: Geometric Death Frequency 141. Through Nov. 15, 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.

McGreevy Prolab & ProPress

376 Broadway, Albany, 426-1039.

Through Oct. 28: Telephone Pictures: Photographs by Mark McCarty.

MCLA Gallery 51

51 Main St., North Adams. (413) 241-8692.

Sept. 29-Oct. 23: Remixed Messages: Artworks by Gregory Scheckler 1990-2011. Oct. 27-Nov. 27: Ben Ripley Photographs of the Undescribed: Coring the River. Dec. 1-30: 99 cents & Up.

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts

401 Canal Place, Little Falls, (315) 823-0808.

Through Oct. 15: Landscapes: New Work by Frank Wilcox.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany. 474-5877.

Through April 1: From the Collections. Through April 28: New York Remembers: Reflecting on Sept. 11, 2001. Oct. 15-March 31: Shadow and Substance: African American Images from The Burns Archive. Nov. 11-Feb. 25: Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.

Through Oct. 23: Sol Schwartz: Drawing in the Dark. Through Oct. 31: Ice Age to the Digital Age: 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios. Through Nov. 11: It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend. Nov. 12-Feb. 5: Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Ray.

North Main Gallery

196 N. Main St., Salem. 854-3406.

Through Oct. 22: Images.

Oakroom Artists Gallery

First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 374-4446.

Oct. 1-31: Karen K. Rosasco. Nov. 2-30: George Dirolf and David Arsenault.

Olana State Historic Site

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 828-0135.

Through Oct. 20: Rally ‘round the Flag: Edwin Church and the Civil War. Through Oct. 30: FARM: Agricultural Life of the Hudson Valley.

Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery

Village Square, Old Chatham, 794-9091.

Through Sept. 28: Forer Views. Sept. 30-Nov. 2: Kenneth Young.

Opalka Gallery

Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 292-1778.

Through Oct. 16: Harold Lohner: Gathering. Oct. 30-Dec. 11: Mark McCarty: Skin.

Photography Center of the Capital District

404 River St., Troy. 273-0100.

Through Oct. 2: Fifth Annual Members Show. Oct. 7-29: The 100 X 100 Project.

Riverfront Studios Fine Art Gallery

96 Broad St., Schuylerville. 369-3280.

Through Oct. 22: Fall Show.

Romaine Brooks Gallery

Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 332 Hudson Ave., Albany. 462-6138.

Through Sept. 30: Beauty Within.

Salem Art Works

Cary Lane, Salem. 854-7674.

Through Oct. 2: Emma Copley: New Paintings. Through Oct. 2: Alexis Grabowski: New Drawings and Paintings.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Through Sept. 30: Kristin Woodward: Watercolors. Oct. 1-Nov. 15: Holiday Art Fair Artists.

Saratoga Arts

Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.

Through Sept. 24: In Time. Oct. 1-Nov. 12: Emma Dodge Hanson + Roy Stevens. Nov. 19-Dec. 31: Member Show.

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 374-0263.

Through Dec. 12: Through His Eyes: Charles Lewis and the Civil War.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-5049.

Sept. 15-Oct. 16: 2011 Art Faculty Exhibition.

Sow’s Ear Studio & Gallery

1597 Union St., Schenectady, 370-2042.

Sept. 23-Oct. 29: Time Illuminated.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through Dec. 1: Whiting Tennis. Sept. 17-Dec. 30: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Catskill, 943-7465.

Through Oct. 30: Robert S. Duncanson: The Spiritual Striving of the Freedmen’s Sons.

Time and Space Limited

434 Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448

Through Nov. 30: War: Material and Lies Part II.

Union College

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady. 388-6131.

Through Sept. 25: Pulp Fiction Paintings: Selections from the Robert Lesser Collection. Oct. 6-Nov. 20: Illustrating the War.

University Art Museum

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

Oct. 14-Dec. 10: After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany. 426-3501.

Through Sept. 30: Albany Revealed: Paintings by Lorenz M. Worden. Oct. 7-30: Ultraviolet. Nov. 4-30: K-12.

Visions Gallery

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany, 453-6600.

Through Oct. 28: From Heaven to Earth. Through Oct. 28: Inner Visions VII: Sacred Dreams.

West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Road, East Meredith. (607) 278-5454.

Through Oct. 15: From the Heart.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-2429.

Through Oct. 2: Masters of the Modern. Sept. 24-Feb. 5: Teaching With Art: Maya Civilization. Oct. 8-Dec. 4: The Gallery of Crossed Destinies.

William K. Sanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.

Through Sept. 29: Oakroom Artists 55th Anniversary Exhibition.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

34 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-2079.

Through Nov. 6: Quick, Down & Dirty.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at the Palace Theatre

Film Series & Festivals

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Screenings at 2 PM except as noted.

Nov. 20: Rembrandt: 400 Years, The Rembrandt Collection, Power of Art and Rembrandt: Painter of Man. Four documentaries about the Dutch master’s life and work. Part of the Rembrandt film series, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists. Nov. 27: Nightwatching. Peter Greenaway’s portrait of Rembrandt. Dec. 4: Rembrandt. Charles Laughton memorably stars in Alexander Korda’s well-regarded biopic.

Opera from The Met. 1 PM unless noted.

Oct. 15: Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. Oct. 29: Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Nov. 6 (8 AM): Wagner’s Siegfried. Nov. 19: Glass’ Satyagraha. Dec. 3: Handel’s Rodelinda. Dec. 10: Gounod’s Faust.

Theater from London’s National Theatre. Times as noted.

Sept. 23 (7:30 PM): Two Guvnors. Oct. 6 (2 PM), Oct. 14 (7:30 PM): The Kitchen. Dec. 1 (2 PM), Dec. 9 (7:30 PM): Collaborators.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135. Call for showtimes and prices.

Sept. 29: onedotzero: citystates 10 and robotica. A program of shorts from the international touring festival onedotzero. Oct. 6: La Jetée, Operation Double Trouble and 300 Clouds. Chris Marker’s haunted sci-fi classic and two short films it inspired, with a lecture by filmmaker Keith Sanborn. Oct. 29: onedotzero: sprites. Nov. 5: DANCE MOViES Commission 2010-2011 Premieres. Nov. 17: 12 Monkeys. FYI: Terry Gilliam’s dystopian time-travel drama was also inspired by La Jetée. Dec. 8: Wings of Desire. Wim Wenders’ story of how an angel lost his wings. With Bruno Ganz and Peter Falk.

FilmColumbia Festival

Crandell Theatre, Main Street, Chatham (and other locations in Chatham), 392-1162, filmcolumbia.com. Call for registration and showtimes.

Oct. 19-23: 12th Annual FilmColumbia Festival. Schedule to be announced soon. Check website for details.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 22: The Big Lebowski. The dude abides in this Coen brothers classic, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore.

Opera, ballet and theater.

Sept. 28: Gounod’s Faust. From the Royal Opera House. Oct. 2: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. From the Royal Opera House. Oct. 10: Esmerelda. The Bolshoi Ballet. Nov. 1: Puccini’s Tosca. From the Royal Opera House. Nov. 20: The Sleeping Beauty. The Bolshoi Ballet. Dec. 7: Mozart’s Don Giovanni. From Teatro alla Scala. Dec. 23-26: The Nutcracker. The Bolshoi Ballet.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.

Oct. 22: We Need To Talk About Kevin. The east coast premiere of the Cannes Film Festival sensation. Tilda Swinton is the mother of deeply troubled boy in this drama costarring John C. Reilly. Part of the Williamstown Film Festival.

New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series

Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus, Albany, except as noted. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.

Oct. 12 (Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center): Raising Renee. Documentary about artist Beverly McIver and her promise to care for her disabled sister. Oct. 14: GTB x GTB and El Ray Pasmado. This double feature pairs a documentary about and a fiction film adapted from a novel by Spanish author Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. Oct. 21: Persona. Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 psychological drama about a troubled actress and her nurse. Oct. 28: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller are the screen’s definitive Quasimodo and Esmeralda, and yet Ernest Torrence, as the revolutionary Clopin, damn near steals the picture. Nov. 4: Belle de Jour. Catherine Deneuve is a bored bourgeois turned prostitute in Luis Bunuel’s sly drama. Nov. 11: Le Cercle Rouge. Jean-Pierre Melville’s Zen-like heist drama pits a dogged detective (Bourvil) vs. a formidable trio of crooks (Alain Delon, Gian Maria Volonte and Yves Montand). Nov. 18: 8 ½. Fellini’s comic tour de force about a film director’s mid-life and -career crisis. With Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale and Anouk Aimee.

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663. All screenings at 7 PM.

Oct. 24: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “Dammit, Janet, you’re a slut.” A live shadow cast will enhance your enjoyment of this cult classic starring Susan Sarandon. Nov. 21: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The best film adapted from Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek series finds Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the gang facing down their old nemesis, the genetically engineered superwarrior Khan (Ricardo Montalban). Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Dec. 23: It’s a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra’s classic stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Thomas Mitchell, Gloria Grahame and the great Lionel Barrymore. Check your pocket, we bet you’ll find Zuzu’s petals. Dec. 26 (3 PM): Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke star in Disney’s delightful blend of music, live action and animation, plus an afternoon of family fun activities.


Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 25-26: Battleship Potemkin. This is the recent 35mm restoration of Sergei Eisenstein’s drama set during the 1905 revolution. Powerful and hugely entertaining. Live organ score performed by Avery Tunningley.

Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series

The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. Call for showtimes and ticket prices.

Sept. 22-23, 25: Project Nim. Thought provoking and often heartbreaking story of a chimp raised with humans—as a scientific experiment. Sept. 29-20, Oct. 2: Incendies. Adult children discover mom’s past in this Middle Eastern drama. Oct. 5: My Dinner With Andre. Louis Malle directed this classic gabfest. Oct. 6-7, 9: The Trip. Faux documentary finds comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eating a lot of gourmet food in the north of England. Oct. 8: Ghostbusters. Is this the classic 1980s comedy? It’s definitely one of them. Starring Bill Murray. Oct. 13-14, 16: If a Tree Falls. Documentary about the Earth Liberation Front. Oct. 20-21, 23: A Better Life. A Mexican immigrant seeks the title’s subject for his son. Oct. 27-28, 30: Page One: Inside The New York Times. Documentary probes the dying dead-tree media institution.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390, mediasanctuary.org.Call for showtimes and ticket prices.

Nov. 5: Cultures of Resistance. Filmmaker event with director Laura Lee.

Time & Space Limited

434 Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 22, 24-25: Buck. Fascinating documentary about a real-life horse whisperer. Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2: Pianomania. Documentary about Steinway & Sons’ chief piano tuner in Vienna. It’s a demanding job.

Opera from The Met.

Oct. 15, 22-23: Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. Oct. 29, Nov. 6, 12: Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Nov. 5, 13, 20: Wagner’s Siegfried. Nov. 19, 26-27: Glass’ Satyagraha. Dec. 3, 11, 17: Handel’s Rodelinda. Dec. 10, 18: Gounod’s Faust.

Williamstown Film Festival

Various locations in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700, www.williamstownfilmfest.com

Oct. 21-30:  Schedule to be announced soon. See website for details.

Woodstock Film Festival

Various locations in and around Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale. WFF box office is at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, (845) 810-0131,.woodstockfilmfestival.com. Check website for schedule, venue information and show times.

Sept. 21-25. 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Will feature dozens of premieres and world premieres.


Rock of Ages at Proctors

Theater, Comedy & Performance

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Through  Sept. 18: Mrs. Warren’ s Profession. Nov. 11-20: Faith Healer.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Productions at various locations, call for details. 352-7715.

Sept. 23-24: The Laramie Project. Nov. 25-Dec. 10: Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition. 

Bard College

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, (845) 758-7950

Nov. 11-12: James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet

Barrington Stage Company

30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.

Oct. 5-16: The Best of Enemies.

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-1444.

Sept. 23: Steven Wright. Nov. 5: John Pinette. Dec. 1: Bill Burr. Dec. 4: An Evening With Garrison Keillor. Dec. 8: Irish Christmas in America.

Capital Repertory Theatre

111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7469.

Through Oct. 16: Superior Donuts. Nov. 11-Dec. 17: Man of La Mancha.

Charles R. Wood Theater

207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 798-9663.

Oct. 8: Stuart Little. Nov. 4-13: The Drowsy Chaperone.

Circle Theatre Players

Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Oct. 14-23: Trying. Dec. 9-11 ‘Twas the Land of the Night Before.

Classic Theater Guild

Fennimore Gallery at Proctors, 440 State St., Schenectady.

Oct. 28-Nov. 6: The Cruicible.

Cohoes Music Hall

C-R Productions, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.

Through Oct. 2: Cats. Nov. 10-20: Les Miserables: School Edition.  Dec. 8-18: A Wonderful Life.

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325.

Oct. 22-31: Good Fences.

Colonial Theatre

111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-8084.

Sept. 24: Berkshire Comedy Spotlight. Oct. 14-23: Made in the Berkshires Festival. Oct. 19: David Sedaris. Oct. 21: The Tartan Terrors.  Nov. 5: Crazy ‘Bout Patsy: A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline. Dec. 4: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Dec.17-30: A Christmas Carol.

Comedy Works Albany

Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany. 275-6897.

Sept. 23-24: Jamie Lissow and Dave Cooperman. Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Paul Bond. Oct. 7-8: R.C. Smith and Chris Coccia. Oct. 14: Steve Caouette and Joe Bronzi. Oct. 15: Eddie Brill and Steve Caouette. Oct. 21-22: Nick Griffin and Kevin Downey Jr. Oct. 28-29: Eddie Clark and Chips Cooney. Nov. 4-5: Ross Bennett and Max Dolcelli. Nov. 11-12: Bob Nelson and Tom Briscoe. Nov. 18-19: Thea Vidale and Kelly McFarland. Nov. 25-26: Dan Wilson and Aaron David Ward. Dec. 2-3: Greg Vacarello and Mike Stankiewicz.

Comedy Works Saratoga

Starting Gate Bar & Grill, 12 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. 275-6897.

Sept. 24: Jamie Lissow and Dave Cooperman. Oct. 1: Paul Bond. Oct. 8: R.C. Smith and Chris Coccia. Oct. 15: Eddie Brill and Steve Caouette. Oct. 21-22: Nick Griffin and Kevin Downey Jr. Oct. 29: Eddie Clark and Chips Cooney. Nov. 5: Ross Bennett and Max Dolcelli. Nov. 12: Bob Nelson and Tom Briscoe. Nov. 19: Thea Vidale and Kelly McFarland. Nov. 26: Dan Wilson and Aaron David Ward. Dec. 3: Greg Vacarello and Mike Stankiewicz.

Confetti Stage

Productions at various locations, call for details and show dates. 253-1253.

Oct. 5-16: Confetti Fest. 7.  Nov. 1-5: Bug.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.

Through Oct. 8: The Boys Next Door. Oct. 21-Nov. 19: The Dairy of Anne Frank. Dec. 2-31: Elvis Has Left the Building.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 23: Victims of Irene Comedy Relief. Sept. 24: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. Oct. 22: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle.  Nov. 4: Ralphie May. Nov. 27: Golden Dragon Acrobats. Dec. 10-11: Mountain Snow and Mistletoe.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Campus, Troy, 276-3921.

Sept. 23-24: Phantom Limb: 69°S. Nov. 11-12: Poor Dog Group: Dionysia. Dec 2.: Japanther.

Ghent Playhouse

Route 66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264.

Oct. 14-30: Dial “M” for Murder. Nov. 25-Dec. 11: Menageries à Trois: Pantoloons Got Talent.

Home Made Theater

Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-4427.

Oct. 14-30: Hair. Nov. 4-6: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dec. 3: Saratoga Christmas with the McKrells.

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, (518) 677-2495.

Nov. 11-Dec.4: Thrills and Spills.

Hudson Valley Community College

Maureen Stapleton Theater, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-HVCC.

Sept. 29: Tom Duluca: Hypnotist. Nov. 17-19: The Laramie Project.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.

Oct. 15: John Kelly: Find My Way Home. Dec. 3: Best Practices in Banana Time.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Route 9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-0564.

Sept. 23-Oct. 9: Night and Her Stars.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 5: Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Oct. 8: Wanda Sykes.  Oct. 16: Chris Tucker. Oct. 18: Weird Al Yankovick. Oct. 21: Lewis Black.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Mainstage: Oct. 8: The Gazillion Bubble Show. Oct. 14-16: Rock of Ages. Oc.t 26-30: La Cage Aux Folles. Nov. 5: Capitol Steps. Nov. 10: Standing Up with Larry King. Nov. 17: The Shape of a Girl. Nov. 28: Pumps and Punchlines. Nov. 26: Drumline Live. Nov. 29-Dec. 4: The Addams Family. GE Theatre: Oct. 14: Comic Syndrome.  Oct. 26-27: Pure Poe. Underground: Fridays: Mop & Bucket Company

Russell Sage College

James L. Meader Little Theater, Division Street, Troy, 244-2237.

Sept. 23-Oct. 2: Songs for a New World. Oct. 27-30: Hell and  High Water.

RPI Players

RPI Fieldhouse, 1900 Peoples Ave., Troy, 276-6503.

Nov. 11-13: Les Liaisons Dangereuses..

Schenectady Civic Players

12 S. Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.

Oct. 14-23: Leading Ladies. Dec. 2-11: The Royal Family.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady. 381-1200.

Oct. 11: American Shakespeare Center Touring Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nov. 16-19: SCCC Players’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

427 Franklin St., Schenectady, (877) 350-7378.

Oct. 14-23: Ragtime. Dec. 2-11: Aida.

Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble St., Lenox., Mass. (413) 637-1199.

Through Nov. 6: War of the Worlds. Nov. 17-20: Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Dec. 2-30: The Santaland Diaries.


41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.

Through Sept. 25: Tennis in Nablus. 

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Oct. 14-16. Defiance (staged reading presented by Theater Voices).  Oct. 23-Nov. 7: Cinderella Tales. Dec. 11-19: Santa’s Magical Adventure. Dec. 28: Magician Dave McDonald. Dec. 29: Catskill Puppet Theater: The Willow Girl. Dec. 30: Dan Foley’s Juggling Show.

Times Union Center

51 S. Pearl St., Albany. 487-2000.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Cirque du Soleil.

Union College

Yulman Theatre, 807 Union St., Schenectady. 388-6545.

Oct. 12-13: Belle of the Books.

University at Albany

Studio Theatre, University Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

Oct. 13: Down These Mean Streets. Oct.14-16: Plays in Proccess. Nov. 10-19: Fifth of July.

Walking the Dog Theater

Space 360, 360 Warren St., Hudson and  various other locations; call for details. 755-1716.

Oct. 13-30: Surprise Performance Event. Nov. 17-Dec. 11: Finding Fathers. Dec. 21-24: A Christmas Carol.