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Spring Arts Preview

by The Staff on March 1, 2012


Pop Music

Bearsville Theatre

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

March 9: Bustle in Your Hedgerow. March 16: Ellen Kaye. March 17: Peggy and Pete Seeger. March 18: Mimi Page. March 23: Official Blues Brothers Revue. March 30: Ben Howard, the Staves. March 31: Johnny Winter. April 6: Jay Collins and the Kings County Band. April 12: the Farewell Drifters. April 20: Rethink Pink. April 27: Hope’s Fund Benefit.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

March 9: Abandon Mel, Restless Streets, Rush the Gates. March 9: Scare Don’t Fear, Restless Streets, Abandon Me, Boo Radley. March 11: the Tossers. March 24: Scythe of Dante, Jonestown. April 3: Jungle Riot. April 7: Hail the Fallen King. Decades. April 11: Blackguard. April 26: Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun, Havok. April 27: Sabaton, Armor Column, How the World Ends. April 28: Diecast, Brick by Brick, Marc Rizzo.

Caffe Lena

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

March 9: Brother Sun. March 10: Grainbelt. March 11: Al Parrish. March 16: David Francey with Craig Werth. March 17: Whippersnappers. March 18: Nashville Songwriters Association International Showcase. March 23: Vance Gilbert. March 24: Cliff Eberhardt and James Lee Stanley. March 25: Rory Block. March 29: Peggy Seeger Farewell Tour. March 30: Street Corner Holler. March 31: Blues in the Round. April 1: Jesse Winchester. April 6: MotherJudge and the Urban Holiness Society. April 7: Lucy Kaplansky. April 13: Matt and Shannon Heaton. April 14: Hazel Dickens Tribute. April 15: Girlyman. April 20: Del Rey. April 21: Pesky J Nixon and Spuyten Duyvil. April 22: Kim Richey. April 27: Mike Agranoff. April 28: Molasses Creek. April 29: Betty and the Baby Boomers. May 4: Tony Trischka and Territory. May 5: Banjo Summit. May 6: Suzy Bogguss. May 11: Chandler Travis Three-O. May 12: Jon Pousette-Dart. May 13: Honey Dew Drops. May 18-May 19: 52nd Anniversary Celebration. May 20: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. May 25: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard.


Passion Pit at Northern Lights

Calvin Theatre

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

March 11: the Saw Doctors. March 23: Gaelic Storm. April 14: Don McLean. April 20: Levon Helm Band. April 21: Martin Sexton, Stephen Kellogg. April 28: Fab Faux. May 5: Mike Birbiglia. May 18: Gordon Lightfoot.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

March 10: Royal Southern Brotherhood. March 16: Joseph Arthur. March 23: Avondale Airforce. April 7: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80. April 13: Rhett Miller. April 14: Lake Worth Drive, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. April 14: Lake Street Drive, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. April 18: the Underscore Orchestra and the Lucky Five. April 20: Mice Parade. April 28: the Feelies. May 12: Mary Gauthier.

College of Saint Rose

Picotte Concert Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5195.

March 15: Ravi Coltrane Quartet. April 4: Chick Corea.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 10: Travis Tritt. March 16: Danu. March 24: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. March 31: Ahmad Jamal. April 27: Bronx Wanderers. April 29: Bob Weir. May 5: Colin Hay. May 22: Dark Star Orchestra. May 26: Bettye LaVette.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 10: Todd Snider. March 16: Enter the Haggis. March 17: Sarah Jarosz. March 17: Hammer of the Gods. March 18: Ladysmith Black Mambazo. March 22: Gaelic Storm. March 28: Guster. March 30: Shelby Lynne. April 1: Joan Osborne. April 7: British Mania. April 14: the Malone Brothers. April 15: James Carter Organ Trio. April 19: Ani DiFranco. May 5: the Priests. May 14: Ingrid Michaelson.

The Eighth Step

GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 10: Susan McKeown. March 21: Ferron, Karen Savoca.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 17: Yellow Jackets. March 24: Dead Cat Bounce. April 20: Roy Orbison and Friends Tribute. April 22: Gospel Jubilee.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366.

April 19: Billy Currington. April 24: Newsboys.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

March 9: Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun. March 09: the Raft. March 10: James Montgomery Band. March 10: Moufy, Reese McFly. March 11: Bill Charlap Trio. March 14: Katie Herzig. March 15: Alan Reid. March 16: Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads. March 17: the Big Bad Bollocks. March 18: Maura O’Connell. March 19: Tommy Castro Band. March 20: Sarah Jarosz. March 21: Allan Holdsworth. March 22: HAPA. March 23: Peter Mulvey. March 23: Groove Shoes. March 24: James Hunter Band. March 24: Aloha Steamtrain. March 25: Shelby Lynne. March 27: the Pines. March 28: Yellow Dubmarine. March 29: Enter the Haggis. March 29: Buxton, Pale Cowboy. March 30: Thomas Dolby Time Capsule Tour. March 30: Johnny Corndawg. March 31: Swing Caravan. March 31: Polica. April 1: John Gorka. April 3: Madi Diaz. April 4: Emily Wells. April 5: Junior Brown. April 6: Albert Cummings. April 6: Perfume Genius, Parenthetical Girls. April 7: California Guitar Trio. April 7: the Sun Parade. April 9: Quilt. April 10: Pegi Young and the Survivors. April 12: Mike and Ruthy. April 12: Shabazz Palaces. April 13: Lake Street Dive. April 13: Grateful Dread. April 14: Jeff Bujak, Wyllys. April 15: Peter Yarrow. April 18: the Lumineers. April 19: Felice Brothers. April 20: Jonathan Edwards. April 20: Darlingside. April 21: Jeffrey Foucault. April 22: 4 Toads in a Basket. April 26: Woodford Way. April 27: Sacred Shakers. April 27: the Alchemystics, Paranoid Social Club. April 28: Tom Rush. April 28: Wolfman Conspiracy. May 2: Charlie Musselwhite. May 4: Caravan of Thieves. May 4: Horse Feathers, Brown Bird. May 5: Orange Television. May 9: Mary Gauthier. May 10: Marshall Crenshaw. May 11: Loudon Wainwright III. May 11: Lux Deluxe. May 12: Southside Johnny. May 14: the Northamptones. May 17: JP Harris and the Tough Choices. May 18: Kris Delmhorst. May 18: Infinite August. May 25: Joy Kills Sorrow. May 26: Greg Brown.


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

March 9: The City Never Sleeps. March 10: Chris Dukes Band. March 20: Burn Halo. March 23: Wild Adriatic. March 24: Funk Evolution. April 10: Of Monsters and Men. April 12: Lez Zeppelin. May 4: Lucid. May 5: Square Pegs.

Killington Mountain Resort

4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT, 802-422-1375.

March 30-April 1: SnowMont Music Festival featuring the Flaming Lips, Big Boi, Diplo, DJ Shadow, Snoop Dogg, Chromeo, Slightly Stoopid, Kaskade, Lotus, Datsik, Ott, Gramatik, Easy Star Allstars.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 9: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. March 31: Roots Music Festival featuring Red Haired Strangers, Jim Gaudet Band, Annie and the Hedonists. April 7: Michael Daves. April 13: Eric Andersen.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

March 25: the Blind Boys of Alabama.


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

March 10: Justin Townes Earle. April 5: Los Lobos. April 14: Emily King. April 21: Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez.

Northern Lights

Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012.

March 9: Mindless Self Indulgence. March 11: Iced Earth, Symphony X. March 16: Nappy Roots. March 20: Dr. Dog. March 26: Excision. March 28: Asking Alexandria. March 30: Frankenstein Brothers (Buckethead, That 1 Guy). April 6: Kevin Costner and Modern West. April 10: We Came As Romans. April 12: Clutch. April 13: Breathe Carolina, the Ready Set. April 14: Badfish. April 18: I Set My Friends on Fire. April 20: Trapt. April 21: All American Rejects. April 22: Blood on the Dance Floor. April 23: Passion Pit. April 27: Fun. May 6: Christina Perri. May 11: the Maine. May 15: White Chapel. May 18: Rancid. May 31: Jerrod Niemann.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

March 16: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. March 24: Molly Andrews and Peggy Lynn. April 13: John McCutcheon. May 12: Ellis.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 14: Celtic Woman Believe. March 23: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. April 1: One Night of Queen. April 22: the Avett Brothers. April 29: Daughtry.

Pearl Street

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

March 16: Doug Ratner and the Watchmen; Immortal Technique. March 24: Gone By Daylight. March 29: Frankenstein Brothers (Buckethead, That 1 Guy). March 29: BoomBox. March 31: Kung Fu. April 13: White Rabbits. April 15: Badfish. April 16: Passion Pit. April 18: Lucero, J Roddy Walston and the Business. April 20: Dopapod, Heavy Pets. April 22: All-American Rejects. April 24: Good Old War. April 27: Kathleen Edwards. April 28: Heal the Destroyer. April 29: Cults. May 1: Shpongle presents the Masquerade, Phutureprimitive. May 11: the Feelies. May 14: Justin Townes Earle.

Putnam Den

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

March 9: Skeletons in the Piano. March 10-March 11: Melvin Seals and JGB. March 14: Dangermuffin. March 16: High Peaks Band. March 17: the Fightin 86s. March 22: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad acoustic. March 23: Boombox. March 24: Sirsy. March 30: Sidetrack Charlie. March 30: Eastbound Jesus. March 31: Zach Deputy. April 5: Kung Fu. April 7: Max Creek. April 13: Yarn, This Way. April 14: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. April 20: Ryan Montbleu Band.


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

March 24: Sixties Spectacular. April 5: Moody Blues. May 1: Human Nature. May 4: Gladys Knight. May 10: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 465-0444.

March 10: Thunder Body. March 17: Timbre Coup, Dirty Paris. March 27: Joe Krown Trio. March 30: New York Funk Exchange. April 14: Marco Benevento. April 20: 420 Party.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390.

March 10: Marco Calliari. March 20: Joseph Bowie and Adam Rudolph.

Steamer No. 10 Theater

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

March 17: Sean Rowe. April 14: Rosanne Raneri, Bryan Thomas. April 21: Star Spangled Washboard Band. May 4: Rosary Beard, Winterpills. May 5: Frank Jaklitsch.

Times Union Center

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

April 16: Bruce Springsteen.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

March 19: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. March 23: Vox Audio. April 15: Strunz and Farah. April 21: Hot Club of San Francisco. April 28: Riders in the Sky. May 5: Lea Salonga. May 11: Red Molly.

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Verona, (877) 833-SHOW.

March 9: Chubby Checker. March 16: the Irish Rovers. March 24: Get the Led Out. March 30: Cruisin Classics. April 13: Big Shot. April 17: Moody Blues. April 20: Glen Campbell. May 12-May 13: Engelbert Humperdinck.


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

March 9: Urban Waste. March 10: Lucid. March 13: Elliott Brood. March 16: Incendiary. March 17: White Load. March 22: Nature Boys. March 23: the Last Conspirators, Knyghts of Fuzz. March 24: In Alcatraz 1962. March 25: Bare Wires. March 27: This or the Apocalypse. March 29: Bourbon Scum. March 30: Foxy Shazam. March 31: Horror Business. March 31: Alta Mira CD release, Ben KN, Matt Durfee. April 5: Prevenge, Girls of Porn. April 6: Conehead Buddha, Sunny Side of the Street Band. April 6: Slaughterhouse Chorus CD release show. April 7: Timbre Coup, Formula 5. April 7: The Parlor CD release show. April 18: Lee Ranaldo, Disappears, Lotus Plaza. April 21: Abyssed, Maggot Brain. April 27: Spampinato Brothers. April 28: Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby. May 3: Frankie Rose. May 4: Soul Control, After the Fall. May 5: Common Enemy. May 9: 40 Oz of Spite. May 19: Skip the Foreplay. May 25: Fort Rooster, Cosmonauts.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

March 16: Jason Marsalis Vibes Band. March 24: Allan Holdsworth Band. March 31: Keith Pray CD release party.

Various Albany Locations

April 21: MOVE Music Festival.

Washington Avenue Armory

195 Washington Ave., Albany, 512-5203.

March 30: Stuff Your Face with Bass: Life’s A Beach. April 5: Dayglow. April 27: Masque Rave.


DL Hughley at the Palace Theatre

Theater, Performance & Comedy

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

May 4-12: The Farnsworth Invention.

Barrington Stage Company

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

May 23-June 10: Lungs.

Calvin Theatre

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

April 12: Lily Tomlin. May 5: Mike Birbiglia.

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

March 13-April 7: Black Pearl Sings! May 1-27: God of Carnage.

Circle Theatre Players

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

March 16-25: Enchanted April. May 11-20: Moon Over Buffalo.

Classic Theatre Guild

Fenimore Gallery, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

April 20-29: The Man Who Came To Dinner.

Cohoes Music Hall

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

April 5-15: Sunset Boulevard. May 3-13: Hair.

College of Saint Rose

Campus Theatre, 996A Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5242.

April 19-21: Naked.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 15: Irish Comedy Tour. April 17: The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 762-4325.

March 23-April 1: The Innocents.

Comedy Works

Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany, 689-0490 (Fri-Sat); 12 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 275-6897 (Sat only).

March 16-17: Kevin Meany, Greg Ewing. March 23-24: R.C. Smith, Nathan McIntosh. March 30-31: Kevin Downey Jr., Dave Cooperman. April 6-7: Nick Griffin, Tom Daddario. April 13-14: Tom Whiteley, Harris Stanton. April 20-21: Kelly MacFarland, Lucas Bohn. April 27-28: Steve Kramer, Joe List. May 4-5: Joey Kola, Corey Rodrigues.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-7529.

Through March 31: Lend Me a Tenor. April 13-May 12: Opus. May 25-June 23: Wrong Window.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 31: Louie Anderson. April 21: Jim Jeffries. May 3: Trailer Park Boys.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4136.

April 12: SUE-C + AGF: Infinite Jest.

Fort Salem Theater

Cabaret Series, 11 County Road 153, Salem, 854-9200.

April 7: Peter Kidd in On My Feet Again with Jessica O’Keefe. April 14: Kathy Beaver in Patsy and Me. April 21: Spurs USA. April 28: Jerry Gretzinger in Mostly Frank.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

April 12-15: Cooking with the Calamari Sisters. May 3: MOPCO’s Chortle Kombat.

Ghent Playhouse

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

March 16-April 1: Pack of Lies.

Home Made Theatre

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

April 26-May 6: Rumors.


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

April 28: Ain Gordon: Not What Happened.

Our Own Productions

Emmanuel-Friedens Church, 218 Nott St., Schenectady, 720-2011.

March 24-April 1: A Raisin in the Sun.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 18: The Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, Earthquake, Mark Curry, Arnez J. March 24: Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales. April 27: Darrell Hammond. May 12: DL Hughley.


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

Through March 18: Jersey Boys. March 23: Shirley MacLaine. April 7: Young Frankenstein. April 17-22: Memphis.

RPI Players

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

April 27-May 5: The Drowsy Chaperone.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390.

April 14: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir in Declaration of the Occupation.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

March 16-25: Les Liasons Dangereuses. May 4-13: The Real Thing.

Schenectady County Community College

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

April 25-28: Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespeare Sonnets.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

March 16-25: Fiddler on the Roof. May 11-20: Hairspray.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Through March 25: The Learned Ladies. March 31-April 21: Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

March 10-25: Alice in Wonderland. April 9-13: April Vacation Daze. April 27-28: Clinton’s Ditch: Saga of the Erie Canal.

Theater Voices

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany, theatervoices.org.

March 30-April 1: A Steady Rain. May 18-20: Black Tie.

Time and Space Limited

434 Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448.

March 22-25: Bread & Puppet Theater.

Underground at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Through March 30 (Fridays): MOPCO’s You Never Know. . .

University at Albany

Department of Theater, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

April 27-May 5: Circle Mirror Transformation.


Richard Merkin on Literature and Film opening soon at Carrie Haddad Gallery

Art & Exhibits

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Through April 6: Chip Fasciana: Life & Death.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through March 25: Temple of Fancy: Pease’s Great Variety Store. Through April 29: St. Peter’s Church: 300 Years of History & Art. Through May 20: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington. April 14-Aug. 26: Great, Strange and Rarely Seen: Objects from the Vault. May 5-Sept. 23: Recent Acquisitions: Collection Highlights.

Albany International Airport Gallery

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through March 25: Laugh Out Loud.

The Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through March 11: American Paintings from the 1920s & 1930s. Through May 27: Rising From the Sea: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway. March 29-June 24: Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen: Life Observed Up-Close. May 28-Oct. 21: American Impressionism: Masterworks in Watercolor and Pastel. Ongoing: Arkell’s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

Through April 1: FLUX. Through April 1: Allscapes. April 13-May 25: Level: Curated by We Are Architects. April 22-29: RPI EMAC/eARTS Junior Senior Exhibition. May 4-June 3: Big Ideas, Images and Distorted Facts.


116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.

Through April 8: This Land.

The Berkshire Museum

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

Through May 28: Bryan Nash Gill: Beyond the Landscape. Through June 17: Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds.

Broadway Arts Center

Arcade Building, 488 Broadway, Albany, 489-0866.

Through March 24: Art of the Heart/Heart of the Art. Through March 31: The Human Form: Undressed.

Brookside Museum

6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa, 885-400.

Through Jan. 2013: The Threads of Time.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

March 8-April 15: Richard Merkin on Literature and Film. April 19-May 27: Photography: New Work. May 31-July 8: Four Painters.

Center Gallery @ the Commons

6 Clifton Park Court, Clifton Park, 383-1343.

Through April 1: Mostly Black n White.

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum

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

March 18-May 27: Matters of Fact.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

59 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-9957.

March 10-April 22: Photography Now 2012. March 10-April 22: Canaries.

Clark Art Institute

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

Through April 1: Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art. Through 2013: Clark Remix.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy, 272-6811.

Through March 28: Robert Gullie: Roominations. March 30-April 25: Jeff Wigman. April 27-May 23: Harry Orlyk.

Elissa Halloran Designs

229 Lark St., Albany, 432-7090.

Through March 31: Beth Cunningham: Stain Glass and Assemblages.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

Through May 31: Ryan + Trevor Oakes: The Periphery of Perception. Through July 28: Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language. April 2-Sept. 29: Jennifer + Kevin McCoy: Index.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through March 20: The Art of Eric Carle: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. Through June 10: We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.

Esther Massry Gallery

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

April 10-19: Senior Show. May 6-11: Graduate Show.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, (845) 437-5632.

Through April 1: Marco Maggi: Lentissimo. April 13-June 17: Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu.

Gallery Upstairs @ 111

One Main St., Greenwich. 692-8016.

Through March 20: Babacar Biaye: Paintings. March 31-May 13: Barbara Harshman: New Work.

The Harrison Gallery

39 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass.

Through March 31: Tracy Helgeson: Mini Art.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through March 17: Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit.

The Hyde Collection

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

Through April 16: Building Futures: Re-Envisioning The Hyde at Rensselaer. April 26-May 27: The Juried Show: 21st Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Opening May 1: Birds and Beasts in Beads: 150 Years of Iroquois Beadwork.

John Davis Gallery

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

Through March 25: Joyce Robins: Sculpture. March 29-April 22: Paul Hamann: Photography. April 26-May 20: Ben La Rocco: Paintings. May 24-June 17: Rosanna Bruno: Paintings.

Lake George Arts Project

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

March 17-April 20: Lorraine Glessner and Diane Golden. May 12-June 15: Denise English and Carmela Midili.

Lauren Clark Fine Art Gallery

402 Park St., Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-1432.

Through April 30: Richard Britell.

Martinez Gallery

3 Broadway, Troy, 274-9377.

Through March 24: Remembrance and Recollection.


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

Through March 18: Geometric Death Frequency 141. Through April 14: The Workers. Through May 28: Kidspace: Under the Sea. Through Jan. 2, 2013: Making Room: The Space Between Two & Three Dimensions. April 14-March 1, 2013: Invisible Cities. May 27-April 1, 2013: Oh, Canada. Ongoing: all utopias fell. Ongoing: Jane Philbrick: The Expanded Field and Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines. Through Nov. 15, 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.

Through March 31: African American Images from the Burns Archive. Through April 1: From the Collections. Through April 28: Reflecting on September 11.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through April 22: Pop-Up! The Magical World of Movable Books. March 9-June 17: Rockwell Turns a Page: The Art of the Book. March 10-June 10: Everett Raymond Kinstler, Illustrations and Portraits. Ongoing: Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers.

Oakroom Artists Gallery

First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady.

March 1-28: Stu Eichel and Dave Francis. April 1-30: Ann Larsen and Michelle Winnie. May 3-31: Gary Shankman and Steve Kowalsi.

Opalka Gallery

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

March 12-April 22: 34th Annual Photography Regional Exhibition.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Shelnutt Gallery, Student Union, Troy, 851-7044.

Through March 22: Reverberations II.

Romaine Brooks Gallery

CDGLCC, 332 Hudson Ave., Albany. 462-6138.

Through March 31: Diana Spencer. April 6-30: Dave Abbott. May 4-31: Stephanie LeVay.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

Underground Gallery, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390.

Through June 16: Facing Change: Documenting America.

Saratoga County Arts Council

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

Through March 31: Time Space Place. April 7-May 26: Ruth Stanford + Kimberly Witham.

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 382-7890.

Ongoing: Alco Locomotives: A Tribute, FETCH! Lab and Fueling the Future.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.

March 23-May 6: Selected Group Exhibition of Drawings by Contemporary Artists.

Social Art Gallery

650 Warren St., Albany, 462-6531.

March 11-April 27: May The Wind Always Be At Your Back. . . . An Irish Themed Show.

Sorelle Gallery

Stuvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 482-2000.

Through March 21: Chromacosmo: Robert Longley/Theodora Guererra.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through May 20: Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary. Through June 3: Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein. Through June 22: Pam Lins: Denver Gold.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring St., Catskill, 943-7465.

April 29-Oct. 28: Worlds Between: Landscapes of Louis Remy Mignot.

Union College

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

March 15-May 13: African Photography, For Whose Eyes?

Union College

Wikoff Student Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady, 388-6131.

May 10-June 10: It Gets Better: The LGBTQ Community at Union College.

University Art Museum

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

Through April 7: Material Occupation. May 4-20: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany.

Through March 31: Fatal Abstraction 2. April 6-30: K-12. May 4-31: Secret Garden.

William K. Sanford Library

Stedman Gallery, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville.

Through March 31: The Colors of Ireland.

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through April 22: African Americans and the American Scene. Through July 29: Asco: Elite of the Obscure. March 10-July 22: Museum Models: Students Take on Celebrated Architects. May 11-June 3: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition. Through Aug. 19: Teaching With Art: Life and Death in Ancient Rome.


Borromeao String Quartet at the Massry Center for the Arts


Classical Music


Albany Pro Musica

Shaker Meeting House, Heritage Lane, Albany, albanypromusica.org.

May 11-12: Swingin’ With APM.

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Concerts, under the direction of maestro David Alan Miller, take place as noted at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, 273-0038; Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; Palace Theatre, Albany, 465-3334; EMPAC, RPI, Troy, 465-4755.

March 17 (Troy), March 18 (Zankel): Stravinsky’s Firebird. April 21 (Palace): Carmina Burana with Albany Pro Musica. May 5 (Palace) Simply Sinatra Pops Special Concert. May 19 (EMPAC): American Music Festival Concert.

Close Encounters With Music

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.. (800) 843-0778.

March 24: Grand Piano Quartets. April 21: Trade Winds—From China With Love. May 7: Dedaelus Quartet.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

The Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531.

March 26: Walden Chamber Players. April 16: Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo. May 14: Hyperion String Quartet.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

March 31: Talea Ensemble: Music of Fausto Romitelli. May 10: Oliveros at 80. May 13: musikFabrik.

First Reformed Church of Schenectady

8 N. Church St., Schenectady, 377-2201.

March 11: Concert Handbell Ringers.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

March 24: Imani Winds. April 22: Music of the Spheres Society.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls Senior High School Auditorium, Glens Falls, 793-1348.

May 13: Spanish Don, Songs and Stories of Finland.

Massry Center for the Arts

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

March 23: Saint Rose Camerata. April 17: The Empire Baroque. April 29: Borromeo String Quartet.

Monday Musical Club

Westminster Presbyterian Church, State Street, Albany, 453-8813.

March 18: Spring Serenade.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

April 21: Albany Symphony Orchestra: Carmina Burana. May 5: Albany Symphony Orchestra: Simply Sinatra Pops Concert.

Saratoga Chamber Players

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

March 31: Jill Levy, violin and Margaret Kempmeier, piano.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, Begley Building, Schenectady, 381-1200.

March 21: Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, flute. March 25: Capital Region Wind Ensemble. April 5: John Kamitsuka, piano. May 2: Musicians of Ma’alwyck. May 3 (Lally Mohawk Room): SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble. May 7: SCCC Chorus Ensemble. May 11: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, schenectadysymphony.org.

March 11: Serenade Concert: SSO’s Sensational Strings. April 15: Iconic Romance.

Skidmore College

Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

March 18: Albany Symphony Orchestra. March 23-25: Skidmore String Festival. March 30: David Russell, guitar. April 6: Jeremy Denk, piano. April 14: Skidmore Chamber Brass Ensembles. April 15: David Porter, piano: Keeping Company With Cage. April 19: Skidmore Guitar Ensembles. April 21: Skidmore String Ensembles. April 29: Skidmore Community Chorus. May 1: Skidmore Orchestra with Time For Three. May 20: Burnt Hills Orotorio Society: Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Route 20, New Lebanon, (888) 820-1696.

May 27: MUB Trio.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

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

April 5: The Knights.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

May 4: Gabriela Montero, piano.

Union College Concert Series

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

March 18: Nareh Arghamanyan, piano. April 1: Emerson String Quartet. April 14: Musicians from Marlboro.

University at Albany

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

March 24: University-Community Symphony Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals. March 25: Youth Movements Festival Piano Four Hands Concert. March 29: Core Ensemble: Ain’t I a Woman! April 1: UAlbany Vocal Students: An Evening of Opera Scenes. April 12: Amanda Matson, soprano. April 14: Victoria von Arx, piano: Flights of Fancy. April 25: Anton Nel, piano. April 26: University Chamber Singers: The Choral Hour. May 6: University-Community Symphony Orchestra. May 7: University-Community Concert Band and University Percussion Ensemble: The Sound of the Trumpets, the Roll of the Drums.



Albany Word Fest

April 15-21, various locations, Albany, albanypoets.com.

April 15: Pitchapalooza at the College of Saint Rose; Family Potluck and Kickoff at McGeary’s. April 16: Saint Poem Reading Series at UAG Gallery. April 17: Nitty Gritty Slam at Valentine’s. April 18: Yes! Communal Reading Experiment at the Social Justice Center. April 19: Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center. April 20: Urban Guerilla Theatre at The Linda. April 21: Word Fest Open Mic at the Albany Public Library Main Branch. April 21: Daniel Nester’s Karaoke + Poetry = Fun at Valentine’s.

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front St., Hudson, basilicahudson.com.

April 8: Eric Erlandson: Letters To Kurt.

Cohoes Public Library

169 Mohawk St., Cohoes, 235-2570.

March 14: M.K. Graff.

Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

Saint Joseph Hall, College of Saint Rose, Albany, frequencynorth.com.

March 29: Georgia A. Popoff, Quraysh Ali Lansana.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

PAC Recital Hall, University Art Museum, Science Library or Campus Center Assembly Hall, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany; Huxley Theatre, New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany; Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 442-5620.

March 8 (Recital Hall): Masha Gessen. March 20 (APL): Margot Livesey, Jo Page. March 22 (Huxley): John Matteson. March 26 (University Arts Museum): Robert Nickas. March 27 (Assembly Hall): Lauren Groff. April 3 (Recital Hall): Joseph Lelyveld. April 10 (Science Library): Ghassan Zaqtan. April 18 (RPI): Anne Enright.

Story Slam

Best Western Sovereign Hotel, 1228 Western Ave., Albany, lanes.org. Slam starts at 9:30 PM.

March 17: E-Erie Nights Story Slam.

Word Plays Storytelling for Adults

Fenimore Gallery at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady. 346-6204.

March 25: Crazy Glue with Margaret French, Marni Gillard. May 6: Inspirations with Kate Dudding, Gert Johnson.


Mary Pickford in DADDY LONG LEGS at the NYS Writers Institute

Film Festivals & Series

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front St., Hudson, basilicahudson.com.

April 8: Hit So Hard: The Life and Near-Death Story of Patty Schemel. Documentary about the musician and ex-Hole member.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303.

April 7: Massenet’s Manon. Opera from The Met. April 14: Verdi’s La Traviata. Opera from The Met.

National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

99 S. Broadway  Saratoga Springs, NY

April 1: A Reflection of Our Lives Through Dance.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy

April 19: Dead Man. Jim Jarmusch’s Zen western with Johnny Depp, Robert Mitchum. May 3: Before Sunrise. Richard Linklater’s romantic Viennese lark with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 8: Cadillac Records. March 12: Les Chants de Mandrin, La Derniere Séance. Part of the Rendezvous With French Cinema series. March 13: La Boheme. Opera in HD from Italy. March 14: Les Chants de Mandrin, La Fille du Puisatier. Part of the Rendezvous With French Cinema series. March 18: Le Corsaire. Bolshoi Ballet in HD. March 22: Romeo and Juliet. Royal Ballet in HD. March 24: All In: The Poker Movie. April 29: The Bright Stream. Bolshoi Ballet in HD. May 16: La Fille Mal Gardee. Royal Ballet in HD.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 15: The Economics of Happiness. A Food for Thought presentation. April 6: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Madison Theater

1036 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-0040

March 8: Seeds of Hope.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

March 9: Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Totally not bogus. March 10: Pink Floyd The Wall. Alan Parker’s nightmarish musical, with Bob Geldorf. March 11: Poltergeist. “They’re here.” April 15: Titanic. The 1953 version with Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb and Robert Wagner.


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

April 19: Koran By Heart. Documentary about a Koran-reading competition in Cairo. May 18: Oceanic Verses. Paola Prestini’s multimedia opera, a portrait of Italy.

New York State Writers Institute

Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany, 442-5620.

March 30: Daddy Long Legs. Mary Pickford shines in Marshall Neilan’s charming romantic melodrama. April 13: Faust. Emil Jannings is a crafty devil in F.W. Murnau’s adaptation of Goethe. April 20: Bed and Sofa. Abram Room’s Soviet comedy-drama about a proletarian love triangle. Genuinely charming. April 27: Erotikon. Mauritz Stiller’s witty, influential comedy of sexual mores.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 26: The Bad News Bears. Michael Ritchie’s great comedy about a drunken coach and a misfit Little League team. With Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neill, Jackie Earle Haley and Vic Morrow. April 30: Dr. No. The very first—and very good—James Bond film, with Sean Connery. May 14: Grease Sing-Along. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.”

Rosendale Theatre

408 Main St., Rosendale, (845) 658-8989.

March 11: Never Stand Still.

Saratoga Film Forum

The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM.

March 8-9, 11: We Need To Talk About Kevin. Tilda Swinton won raves as a mother coping with a sociopathic child. March 22-23, 25: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Brilliant, taut spy drama with an all-star cast headed by Gary Oldman. March 29-30, April 1: The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning turn as Margaret Thatcher. April 1: Brunswick. Locally grown documentary. April 5-6, 8: Jiro Dreams of Sushi. April 14: The Muppets. April 19-22: Education Film Festival. April 26-27, 29: The Artist. This year’s Best Bicture winner.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390.

March 31: Guerilla Midwife. May 5: Flaherty on the Road. May 19: Greasy Peas Film Fest.

Time & Space Limited

Theater and opera in HD, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448.

March 11: The Comedy of Errors. March 29: She Stoops to Conquer.

Troy Public Library

100 Second St., Troy, 274-7071.

March 29: Tapped. April 30: Dirt!: the Movie.


Chunky Move at MASS MoCA


Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0052.

May 12: Ellen Sinapoli Dance Company Repertory Concert.

Bard Fisher Center

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, bard.edu.

March 23-25: Moderation Dance Concert. April 27-29: Faculty Dance Concert. May 11-13: Senior Dance Concert. May 14-18: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Residency.

Colonial Theatre

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

May 12: Rhythmic Circus.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 23: Spirit of Uganda.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

April 6: Kota Yamazaki’s FluidHug-Hug: (glowing). April 14: Susan Sgorbati: Emergent Improvisation. April 20-21: Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey with Jonathan Bepler: TOOL is LOOT.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 855-432-2849.

May1: Riverdance Farewell Tour.


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

March 24-25: Chunky Move’s Connected.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 28: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 30-31: Next Move Dance Festival.

Revolution Hall

417 River St., Troy, 273-2337.

March 23: Club Bellydance with Bellydance Superstars, Habiba.