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Spring Arts Preview

by The Staff on February 28, 2013


Sara Watkins at the Egg


Pop Music

Bearsville Theatre

291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-446.

March 8: Adam Ezra Group. March 9: Booker T. March 10: Frack Action Benefit featuring Natalie Merchant, John Medeski, Marco Benevento, Tracy Bonham, Jack DeJohnette, Amy Helm, Bethany Yarrow, Gail Ann Dorsey, more. March 15: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution. March 16: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. March 20: Stick Men. March 23: Kane Bros. Blues Band. March 24: Larry, Julian, Murali Coryell. March 29: Joan Osborn. April 6: Bearsville Sessions. April 13: Dead on Live. April 27: Aztec Two Step. May 4: Mike and Ruthy, the Wiyos. May 5: Todd Rundgren.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

March 8: SufferDie. March 11: Nile. March 12: Narrow Hearts. March 13: SoulFly. March 14: Jeff Loomis. March 20: Legion. March 24: Suppress the Threat. April 11: Hellcannon. April 13: Reagan Youth. April 27: Towers.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-022.

March 8: Broken String Band. March 9: Pesky J Nixon. March 10: Mary Gauthier. March 15: Chandler Travis Birthday Bash. March 16: Maple Leaf Series. March 17: Walt Michael and Company. March 20: Margo Macero. March 22: Blues Weekend. March 23: Blues Weekend. March 24: Long Time Courting. March 27: Katie Martucci. March 29: Gathering Time. March 30: MR Poloupolous. April 5: Garnet Rogers. April 6: Don White. April 7: Robert Frost at 100. April 10: Good Neighbor. April 11: Anais Mitchell. April 12: Amy Speace. April 13: Sharon Katz and the Peace Train. April 14: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles. April 17: Del Rey and Steve James. April 19: Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez. April 20: Dakota Dave Hull. April 21: Tracy Grammer. April 24: Tom Benson and the Dyer Switch Band. April 24: Skeletons in the Piano. April 26: Al Parrish and Dave Gunning. April 27: Jeanine Laverty. April 28: Brian Peters. May 3: Jim Gaudet. May 11: Frank Jaklitsch. May 23: Tom Benson and the Dyer Switch Band.

Calvin Theatre

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

March 14: Drive By Truckers. March 22: Gaelic Storm. April 5: Amanda Palmer. April 6: Fab Faux. April 11: the Mavericks. April 13: Carolina Chocolate Drops. April 20: Bruce Hornsby. May 9: Josh Ritter, Felice Brothers. May 10: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin.

Club Helsinki

45 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

March 8: Mud Bucket Monkeys Jazz Band. March 15: Moonryder. March 16: Paul Thorn Band. March 17: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky. March 23: Tift Merritt, Simone Dinnerstein. March 29: Mason Jennings. March 30: Todd Snider. April 6: Contrapposto. April 7: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys. April 12: Tim O’Brien. April 14: the Flatlanders Acoustic. April 20: Iris DeMent. May 5: Golem. May 17: the Feelies. May 19: James McCartney.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 21: the Hit Men. April 7: Jimmy Sturr.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 7: Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola. March 9: Altan. March 9: Hammer of the Gods. March 10: SFJAZZ Collective. March 16: Al Kooper and Jimmy Vivino. March 17: Maura O’Connell. March 23: Sara Watkins. March 24: Kurt Elling. April 7: Al DiMeola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. April 10: Graham Parker and the Rumour. April 16: Eddie Jobson. April 17: Renaissance. April 26: Leo Kottke. April 27: Time for Three.

The Eighth Step

GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-624.

March 10: Tommy Sands. April 6: Lou and Peter Berryman. April 13: Tom Paxton. April 20: Vishten. May 11: Tom Rush. May 12: Peggy and Pete Seeger. May 14: Dougie MacLean.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-624.

March 7: James Wesley. March 9: Dead Cat Bounce. March 15: the Irish Tenors. March 20: Hendrix 70. March 23: 60s Spectacular. March 23: John McEuen and Martha Redbone. March 29: Kodo. April 5: Arturo Sandoval. April 6: Elvis Lives. April 11: the Farm. April 12: Afroskull. April 19: Gospel Jubilee. April 20: Voca People. April 27: Jim Brickman. May 10: Tom Chapin and Friends. May 25: Josh Roseman.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-366.

April 24: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

March 7: James McMurtry. March 8: Jonathan Edwards. March 9: Peter Mulvey. March 9: Bad rabbits. March 12: Old 97s. March 14: Solas. March 15: Maura O’Connell. March 15: Matt Maratea. March 16: Big Bad Bollocks. March 17: Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads. March 19: Freshlyground. March 20: That 1 Guy. March 21: Long Time Courting. March 22: Willie Nile. March 23: John Eddie. March 27: Todd Snider. March 29: Bill Kirchen. March 30: Hey Marseilles. April 1: Darwin Dees. April 4: Leon Redbone. April 5: Band of Heathens. April 5: Jason Anderson. April 6: Lori McKenna Band. April 6: Kids on a Hill. April 7: Tylan. April 9: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys. April 14: David Mallett. April 17: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. April 19: Rory Block. April 19: Fiesta Brava. April 20: Sun Parade. April 21: Annalivia. April 23: Junior Brown. April 26: Tim Eriksen. April 26: the Kin. April 27: Chris Brashear and Ben Demerath. April 28: Kris Allen. May 2: the Cliks. May 3: DEBO Band. May 4: the Makem and Spain Brothers. May 5: Alex Bartlett. May 8: Eliza Gilkyson. May 11: Patty Larkin. May 12: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys. May 17: California Guitar Trio. May 18: Dougie MacLean. May 19: Diamond Collection. May 20: Northamptones. May 25: Jeff Pitchell. May 26: the Deadly Nightshade.

Killington Mountain Resort

4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT, 82-422-1375.

March 21: Snoe.down featuring moe., Strangefolk, Marco Benevento, Dumpstaphunk, Tauk, Eastbound Jesus, Jimkata, the Primate Fiasco, Floodwood.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 9: Joni Mitchell’s Blue. March 15: Glen Matlock and Tommy Ramone. March 29: Graham Alexander. April 5: Chris Thomas King. April 25: Spurs USA.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-100.

March 24: Natalie MacmAster and Donnell Leahy. April 13: Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau.


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

March 9: Mamie Minch. March 16: Balkan Beat Box. April 13: Darlingside. April 20: Dan Deacon. April 27: the Lisps: Futurity.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

March 8: Lissa Schneckenburger. March 15: Sharon Shannon. April 19: Brother Sun. May 10: Patrick Ball.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

April 4: Johnny Matthis. April 18: Scotty McCreery. May 4: the Tenors. May 9: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack. May 11: Joe Bonamassa.

Pearl Street Nightclub

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

March 8: Donna the Buffalo. March 27: GZA/Genius. March 28: Zach Deputy. March 29: Watsky. March 30: Figure. April 12: G-Eazy. April 13: Ra Ra Riot. April 19: Kung Fu. April 20: Dopapod. April 24: JJ Grey and Mofro. April 27: Danny Pease and the Regulators. May 7: Youth Lagoon.

Putnam Den

63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-866.

March 9: Wild Adriatic, Black Mountain Symphony, Grand Design. March 11: Rusted Root. March 16: Start Making Sense. March 21: Lazy River Groove. March 22: Waylon Speed. April 1: Lazy River Groove. April 5: Behemoth Music Festival featuring Total Slacker, Us Girls, Los Elk, Edith Pop. April 6: Sirsy. April 25: Dabs o Honey Tour. April 26: Ryan Montbleau Band. April 27: Aaron Carter, Astro Safari USA.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 465-444.

March 7: NY Jaded. March 8: Timbre Coup. March 9: School Bus Yellow. March 13: Josiah Leming. March 14: Turkuaz. March 15: Ultraviolet Hippopotamus. March 22: That 1 Guy. April 19: the Alan Evans Trio.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

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

April 9: Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits. April 19: Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole.

Times Union Center

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

March 21: Kenny Chesney. April 12: Life in Color. 6/13: Andrea Bocelli.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-038.

March 21: Helen Reddy. March 23: Lisa Loeb. April 13: Julie Fowlis. April 27: Jake Shimabukuro.

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Verona, (877) 833-SHOW.

March 7: Oak Ridge Boys. March 8: Night Fever: Bee Gees Tribute. March 9: America’s Got Talent: All Stars Tour. March 16: Enter the Haggis. March 21: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. March 22: Jewel. April 3: Bret Michaels. April 9: B.B. King. April 12: Charlie Daniels Band

Upstate Concert Hall

Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-012.

March 9: A$AP Rocky. March 10: the Wonder Years. March 11: Every Time I Die. March 15: Twiztid. March 20: Lindsey Stirling. March 22: Kenny Wayne Shepherd. March 23: A Day to Remember. March 24: Pierce the Veil. March 27: Polar Bear Club. March 29: Bl3nd. March 30: In This Moment. April 5: “Dr. Dirty” John Valby. April 6: I Am Dynamite. April 14: the Joy Formidable. April 18: Badfish. April 20: the Machine. April 21: Kottonmouth Kings. April 23: Dillinger Escape Plan. April 28: Opeth, Steven Wilson Band. April 30: R5. May 4: Gramatik. May 6: Foals, Surfer Blood. May 21: Hollywood Undead.


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

March 8: the Eleven Project. March 9: Hard Soul CD release. March 11: Neutron Rats. March 15: Cornbread, Vomlette. March 16: Railbird. March 21: Titanics. March 22: Captain Spank and the Funk Bank. March 23: Lucky Jukebox Brigade. March 28: Hand Habits. March 29: Performance Art Garfunkel. March 30: Slaughterhouse Chorus. March 30: Consider the Source. April 5: After the Fall. April 6: New Red Scare CD release. April 9: Vinnie Caruana. April 12: Zozobra. April 13: Shane Sweeney and Todd May. April 14: Deerhoof, People Get Ready. April 17: Infected. April 21: Titanics, Blood Sun Circle. April 26: Ten Foot Pole Cats. May 3: Bear Grass.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

March 9: Stephane Wrembel Band. March 21: the Stick Men featuring Tony Levin. March 22: Jim Cullum Jazz Band. March 23: Jefferson Starship. March 30: Bopitude featuring Gary Smulyan. April 5: Popa Chubby Band. April 19: All Star Sax Summit. April 26: Laurence Juber.

Various Albany Locations

April 27: MOVE Music Festival.

Washington Avenue Armory

195 Washington Ave., Albany, 512-523.

March 8: Electric Safari. March 12: Excision with Paper Diamond and Vaski. March 29: Stuff Your Face with Bass. April 5: DJ Pauly D’s Winter Warm Up Pajama Slama.


Kirill Gerstein at Troy Chromatics Concerts/Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany; Key Hall at Proctors, Schenectady; Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, albanypromusica.org. See website for show times.

March 16 (Albany), March 17 (Schenectady): If Music Be the Food of Love. May 11 (Troy): Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

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; Palace Theatre, Albany, 465-3334. Call 465-4755 for concert times, info.

March 9 (Palace): Pictures at an Exhibition. March 10 (Palace): Young People’s Concert: Compose Yourself with Cowboy Dave! April 27 (Palace): Kevin Cole Plays Gershwin, featuring pianist Kevin Cole. May 18-19 (Troy Music Hall): Vivaldi’s Four Seasons featuring violinist Aisslinn Nosky.

Bard College

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

April 12: So Percussion Student Concert. April 19-20: American Symphony Orchestra perform an all-Wagner program. April 26-27: American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.

Berkshire Concert Choir

St. Paul Episcopal Church, Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 442-6120. Concert at 3 PM.

March 10: Works of Franz Liszt and J.S. Bach.

The Berkshire Symphony

Mainstage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-4277.

March 8: The Rite of Spring.

Close Encounters With Music

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

March 23: Eliot Fisk, guitar, Jennifer Zetlan, soprano, and Yehuda Hanani, cello. April 20: Erin Keefe, violin, Jeffrey Swann, piano, and Yehuda Hanani, cello. May 18: Itamar Zorman, violin, Roman Rabinovich, piano, and Yehuda Hanani, cello.

Club Helsinki

495 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

May 11: Arnold Steinhardt, violin, and Lincoln Mayorga, piano.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

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

March 18: Rebel Baroque Ensemble. April 22: Ann Alton, violoncello, and Gabrielius Alekema, piano. May 20: Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute, and Young Kim, piano.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

May 3: Ryoichi Kurokawa.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

March 16: New Century Saxophone Quartet. April 20: Horszowski Trio with William Ferguson.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls Senior High School Auditorium, Glens Falls; First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, 793-1348.

March 17 (First Presbyterian): Baroque Comes Alive. May 12 (GFHS): The Red Violin featuring violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn.

Massry Center for the Arts

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

March 16: Young Kim and Saint Rose Piano Students. March 20: Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra. April 20: Saint Rose Chamber Choir. April 21: Saint Rose Clarinet Choir and Saxophone Ensemble. April 21: Saint Rose Women’s Chorale. April 26: Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale. April 27: Iridescence. April 28: Saint Rose Flute Day. April 28: New Music Ensemble. April 29: Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble. April 30: Madrigal Ensemble. May 3: Saint Rose Campus Band. May 4: College of Saint Rose Orchestra. May 5: Saint Rose Wind Ensemble.

Saratoga Chamber Players

United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, 584-1427. Jill Levy, Artistic Director. Concert at 3 PM.

March 31: Music for the Promise of Spring.

Schenectady County Community College

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

March 19: New Century Saxophone Quartet.  March 24: Capitol Region Wind Ensemble. April 23: Alumni Wind Ensemble Concert. April 29: SCCC Guitar Ensemble. May 6: SCCC Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. May 7: SCCC Chamber Winds Ensemble. May 10: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

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

March 10 (GE Theatre at Proctors): Serenade Concert: A Little Night Music. April 21 (Mainstage): Pastorale, featuring Ryan Reilly, piano, and Anthony Bellino, trumpet.

Skidmore College

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

March 17: Burnt Hills Oratorio Society performs Amy Beach’s Grand Mass in E-flat Major. March 21: Gabriela Montero, piano. March 23: American String Quartet. March 24: String Festival Finale. April 11: Pola Baytelman, piano. April 19: Skidmore Community Chorus. April 20: Shelley Smith, piano. April 21: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.  April 24: Skidmore Concert Band. April 25: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble. Spril 28: Skidmore Wind Ensemble. April 28: Skidmore String Ensembles.

Tannery Pond Concerts

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

May 25: Matt Haimovitz, cello, and Christopher O’Riley, piano.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

March 27: Kirill Gerstein, piano. April 24: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Music at Noon Concerts, 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

April 9: The Huguenot Trio. May 14: Findlay Cockrell, piano.

Union College Concert Series

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

March 17: East Coast Chamber Orchestra. March 24: Stefan Jackiw, violin, Anna Polonsky, piano.April 7: Sophie Shao and Friends. April 28: Emerson String Quartet.

University at Albany

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

March 7: Aruan Ortiz: Orchestral Music and Two-Piano Duets. March 10: University-Community Symphony Orchestra. March 11: Festival of Contemporary Music. April 21: Duo Opera Recital. April 22: Victoria von Arx, piano. April 24: The Choral Hour. April 28: Raynell Sangster, piano. April 29: The Sound of Trumpets, the Rool of the Drums. May 5: University-Community Symphony Orchestra. May 7-8: Student Recitals.


Fela! on the Mainstage at Proctors

Theater, Performance & Comedy

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

May 2-19: The Oldest Profession.

Bard College

Richard B. Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900.

April 3: Jack Ferver and QWAN Company. April 6: An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. April 11-14: The Bacchae.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, Mass., berkshiretheatregroup.org.

March 9: Alison Larkin Live!

Calvin Theatre

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

March 13: Demetri Martin.

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

Through March 30: The Single Girls Guide. April 23-May 19: Red.

Classic Theatre Guild

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

April 5-14: A Soldier’s Play.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

March 24: Donna McKechnie.

Cohoes Music Hall

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

March 7-17: Five Guys Named Moe. April 4-14: Sugar. May 9-19: Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 14-16: Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody. May 10: Joan Rivers.

The Comedy Works

500 Northern Blvd., Albany, 275-6897.

March 8-9: John DiCrosta, Joey Vega. March 9: Mop & Bucket Company. March 15-16: Vic DiBitetto, Liz Miele. March 16: Mop & Bucket Company. March 21: Bob Marley. March 22-23: Michael Che, Chris Rich. March 23: Mop & Bucket Company. March 29-30: Ross Bennett, Chris Coccia. March 30: Mop & Bucket Company. April 5-6: Angel Salazar, Joe Bronzi. April 6: Mop & Bucket Company. April 12-13: Joey Kola, Ward Anderson. April 13: Mop & Bucket Company. April 19-20: Paul Bond, Joe Bubliewicz. April 20: Mop & Bucket Company. April 26-27: Gary Valentine, Joe DeVito.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-7529.

Through March 23: These Shining Lives. April 5-May 11: Our Son’s Wedding.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 17: Comedy Pet Theatre. April 11: David Sedaris. April 13: Dinosaur Petting Zoo. May 2-3: Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4136.

April 27: Marie Bressard: Trieste.

Fort Salem Theater

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

April 6: The Spurs USA. April 13: Bob Warren: The Poet in Me. April 20: Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer. April 27: Beautiful Girls: Celebrating Sondheim’s Women.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 8: Irish Comedy Tour. March 14-17: Finnegan’s Farewell. March 16: Rich Little in Jimmy Stewart: A Humorous Look at His Life. March 28-30: The Intergalactic Nemesis. April 14: Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience.

Ghent Playhouse

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

Through March 31: Lettice & Lovage. May 17-June 2: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Home Made Theatre

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

April 19-May 5: Leading Ladies.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 22: Lewis Black. April 12: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. May 9: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. May 10: Super WHY! Live: You’ve Got the Power.


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

March 8-9: Fela! March 22: Hooray for Hollywood. March 29: Kodo. April 4: Ron White. April 6: Elvis Lives. April 9-14: Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. April 26: Cirque Zuma Zuma. April 30-May 5: Les Miserables. May 9: Shen Yun 2013. May 17: Penn and Teller. May 18: The Nobodies of Comedy.

RPI Players

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

April 19-27: Curtains.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

March 15-24: Woman in Mind. May 3-12: Sunday in the Park with George.

Schenectady County Community College

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

April 10-13: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

March 15-24: The Sound of Music. May 10-19: Sweet Charity.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Through March 24: The Liar. March 30-April 28: Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Through March 17: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. April 1-5: April Vacation Daze. April 13-28: Pippi Longstocking.

Theater Voices

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

March 22-24: The Timekeepers. May 17-19: The Little Foxes.

Theatre Institute at Sage

Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, 274-3256.

April 11-20: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Two of Us Productions

Hudson High School, Hudson, thetwoofusproductions.org, (866) 811-4111.

April 20-29: Next to Normal.

Underground at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Fridays through May 17: MOPCO’s You Never Know.

University at Albany

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

May 1 (Recital Hall): American Place Theatre’s The Giver.


Meg Kearney at Frequency North at the College of Saint Rose

Literary & Lectures

Albany Word Fest

April 14-20, various locations, Albany, albanypoets.com.

April 14 (McGeary’s): Word Fest Kickoff & Up The River Launch Party. April 15 (Bethlehem Children’s School, Slingerlands): Youth Open Mic. April 15 (Social Justice Center): Poets Against Fracking. April 16 (Valentine’s): Nitty Gritty Slam. April 17 (The Linda): Louder Than a Bomb. April 18 (Social Justice Center) Third Thursday Poetry Night. April 19 (Upstate Artists Guild): 2013 Word Fest Open Mic. April 19 (The Linda) Urban Guerilla Theatre. April 20 (Valentine’s): Word Fest Invitational Slam.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

March 11: Bookmarks Reading: Are You Experienced?

The Book House

Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4761. Call for info.

March 14: R.M. Engelhardt. March 16: Sylvia Barnard. March 23: Erin Billings. April 26: Bill Heller.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

March 27: Alva Noë. April 4: Johannes Gobel. April 17: N. Katherine Hayles. May 1: David Link.

Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

College of Saint Rose, Albany, frequencynorth.com.

March 21: Kaya Oakes, David Yezzi. March 28: Darin Strauss, Michael Meyerhofer. April 7: Pitchapalooza! April 11: Meg Kearney, M. Bartley Seigel.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

18 Hudson St., Kinderhook, 758-6192.

March 24: Hollis Seamon, Tobias Seamon.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

Lecture Center or Campus Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Huxley Theatre, New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Biotech Auditorium, RPI, Troy, 442-5620. Call for venue info.

March 7: Christa Parravani. March 12: Gretel Ehrlich. March 14: Nathan Englander. April 4: James Salter. April 11: Marguerite Holloway. April 17: Marilynne Robinson. April 19: Manil Suri. April 25: Chris Bohjalian. April 30: Gail Collins. May 3: Russell Shorto. May 6: K. Eric Drexler.

Story Sunday

Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 384-1700, e-mail kate@katedudding.com for info.

March 17: The Storycrafters: Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall.


Alexandre Lunois' The Department Store in ELECTRIC PARIS at The Clark Art Institute

Art & Exhibits

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

March 26-April 27: 14th Annual High School Regional.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through April 14: First Presbyterian Church of Albany: 250 Years. Through June 15: The Legacy of Currier & Ives: Shaping the American Spirit. Through Aug. 18: The Making of the Hudson River School: More than the Eye Beholds.

Albany International Airport Gallery

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through May 31: Robert Gullie: Where the Boundaries Fade. Through Sept. 8: Some Assembly Required.

The Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through April 28: Pastoral and Parkland: American Landscape Paintings. Through April 28: From Giverny to the Brooklyn Bridge: American Impressionist Paintings from the Arkell Collections.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

Through March 29: So to Speak. Through April 21: Corvus Itium: forceperunit. March 16-April 21: Text as Art.  March 16-April 28: Community Inclusion Project. April 13-21: Mike Joyce: Swissted. April 25-May 5: Synesthesia: Paintings and Prints by Willie Marlowe. May 18-June 16: Fence Salon. May 21-June 2: Questar III New Visions Art Show.


116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.

March 16-April 21: Making Tracks.

The Berkshire Museum

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

Through May 12: Bats: Creatures of the Night. Through June 2: Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger. Through June 2: Ansel Adams: Masterworks.

Broadway Arts Center

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

Through March 30: A Tribute to Our Dear Friend Christine A. Hook. Through April 5: Illuminations.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

March 7-April 14: Dale Payson Still Lifes, Anne Francey Ceramics, Works by Jenny Kemp. April 18-May 26: Paintings by Paul Schuchman. April 18-May 26: Urban: Group Photography Exhibit. May 30-July 7: James O’Shea: New Paintings.

CCS Bard/Hessel Museum

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

March 24-May 26: Less Like an Object More Like the Weather.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

Through March 31: The Web is a Lonely Place, Come Play. Through March 31: I Am (Richard Nixon). April 13-June 15: Photography Now 2013. April 13-June 15: The Last Roll.

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.

March 1-April 30: The Highlow Project—Studies of Redemption.

The Clark Art Institute

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

Through March 10: In/Visible: Women of Two Worlds. Through March 31: Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My! Through April 21: Backstories. Through April 21: Electric Paris.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy, 272-6811.

Through March 26: David Francis: Colored Dust. March 29-April 22: Beautifully Strange: Group Show. April 26-May 28: Martin Benjamin Photographs.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

April 12-13: Robert Henke: Fragile Territories.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through April 22: Some Book! Some Art! Selected Drawings by Garth Williams for Charlotte’s Web. March 12-Sept. 1: The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins and Fur. March 26-June 9: Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares—Art by Latino Artists. June 22-Feb. 23: Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems. May 7-Nov. 10: A Garden of Ordinary Miracles: Robert Zakanitch.

Esther Massry Gallery

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

April 6-16: Senior Show. May 5-10: Graduate Show.

The Foundry for Art Design + Culture

119 Remsen St., Cohoes, 878-2612.

Through March 31: Terry James Conrad: Paper, Plastic and Concrete.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

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

Through March 30: Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper. April 12-June 30: The Polaroid Years: Photography and Experimentation.

The Harrison Gallery

39 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass.

Through March 31: Leslie Peck.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through March 23: Those Who Toil Here: Timothy Frerichs and Michael Millspaugh.

The Hyde Collection

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

Through April 14: 50 at 50: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde.

Lake George Arts Project

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

March 9-April 12: Patricia Bellan-Gillen. May 4-June 7: Melanie Kozol.


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

Through April 1: Oh, Canada. Through May 27: Curiosity. Through Dec. 31: Xu Bing: Phoenix. Opens March 23: Life’s Work: Tom Phillips and Johnny Carrera. Opens March 23: Mark Dion: The Octagon Room. Opens March 23: One Minute Film Festival 2003-2012. May 26-Dec. 31: Love to Love You. May 26-April 7, 2014: Guillaume Leblon. May 26-April 7, 2014: Jason Middlebrook. May 26-April 7, 2014: Joseph Montgomery.

Mabee Farm Historic Site

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

Through March 15: Inspiration from the Past: The Art of James Whitbeck.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.

Through May 12: Eugene Ludins: An American Fantasist. Through May 19: Gordon Parks: 100 Moments. March 28-April 11: CANstruction: Can You Imagine. March 30-Sept. 22: I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell. May 4-Sept. 22: Russel Wright: The Nature of Design. Through Sept. 22: An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through March 10: 27th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show. March 9-May 5: Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land. May 11-June 30: R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line.

Oakroom Artists Gallery

First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady.

Through March 31: Recent Works: Doretta Miller and Tom Schottman. April 1-30: Beverly Bondley and Audrey Kuhn. May 1-31: Connie Dodge and Beverly Mastrianni.

Opalka Gallery

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

Through April 21: Stories & Journeys: The Work of Faith Ringgold & Aminah Lynn Robinson. May 3-July 21: BFA Exhibition.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

57 2nd St., Troy, 272-7232.

Through July 27: Troy Is My Home Town: The Life and Times of Maureen Stapleton.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

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

March 22-June 15: Connecting With the Land.

Saratoga County Arts Council

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

Through March 29: Fragment. April 6-May 25: Configuations: Robert Carsten and Susan Stuart.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.

Through March 21: Skidmore Student Exhibition.

Sorelle Gallery

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

March 8-21: Mavericks: Ann Larsen & Catherine Minnery. April 5-18: Duet: New Works by Ragellah Rourke & Lori Eubanks.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through April 7: We the People. Through April 14: Crowded. Through April 14: Paul Shambroom—Meetings. Through May 19: Opener 23: Yoko Ono—Listen. Through May 19: Opener 24: Carrie Moyer. Through July 28: Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.

Union College

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

Through March 10: Art or Evidence: The Power of Photojournalism. April 11-May 26: The Grand Design: Joseph Ramée’s Drawings for the Union College Campus.

University Art Museum

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

Through April 6: Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany.

Through March 30: Skin. April 1-26: K Through 12. May 1-24: Lay of the Land.

Valley Artisans Market

Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge.

Through March 19: My Land: Oils by Stu Eichel.

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through April 21: Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity. Through June 9: Picture: Literature. Through June 9: Teaching with Art: The Persian Image. Through June 9: Painting Between the Lines. Through July 21: Labeltalk 2013: India.


The Central Park Five, at the New York State Writers Institute and Saratoga Film Forum

Film Festivals & Series

Clark Art Institute

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

March 9: Gandhi. Lavish biopic starring Ben Kingsley as the great man. March 16: Zandonai’s Francesca daRimini. Opera from the Met. March 23: The Last Emperor. Bernardo Bertolucci’s luxurious spectacle about China’s last pre-revoluitionary king. April 27: Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Opera from the Met.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

March 28: World On a Wire. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s reality-bending sci-fi drama. April 6: Tao. A Dance Movies commission. April 18: Selections from the Quay Brothers’ Phantom Museums. Painstaking puppetry in visually gripping short films.  May 9: The Third Man. Carol Reed’s twisty drama of thieves and black marketeers in post-war Vienna.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 18: Fargo. Kidnapping and madness vs dogged rural values in the Coen brothers hit black comedy. March 20: Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock. Part of the Giants of Rock film series. March 25: The Deer Hunter. Michael Cimino’s peculiar Vietnam epic. April 10: Labyrinth. Presented in a sing-a-long version.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 21: How To Survive a Plague. Documentary about how the advocacy group Act Up fought official indifference to the AIDS crisis. April 18: A Place at the Table. Documentary about the tragedy of American food insecurity.


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

March 7: Kings of Pasrty. Epic documentary about the kings of French pastry chefs. April 4: Buzkashi! Documentary about Tajikistan’s wild and often brutal national sport. April 25: The Human Tower. The drama and elation of building “human towers.”

New York State Writers Institute

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

March 8: Hunger (2008). Michael Fassbender stars in the grim story of the 1980s IRA-prisoner hunger strikers. April 5: The Central Park Five. A documentary look back at a miscarriage of justice in a very different New York City. April 12: Der Müde Tod. Death walks the Earth in Fritz Lang’s trio of moral dramas. April 26: Once Were Warriors. Maori culture vs the modern world.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 25: The Big Lebowski. The Dude abides. April 29: The Magnificent Seven. Star-studded remake of The Seven Samurai, with Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. May 20: Jaws. Steven Speilberg’s greatest film.


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

March 4: Spartacus. Kirk Douglas leads a slave revolt against ancient Rome in this sprawling epic. Part of the AFI 100 Series. March 11: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. F.W. Murnau’s visually splendid tale of betrayal and reconciliation, starring Janet Gaynor. Part of the AFI 100 Series.

Saratoga Film Forum

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

March 4: Wings of Desire. Angels haunt Berlin in Wim Wenders’ meditative, romantic mood piece. March 7-9: Rust and Bone. Marion Cotillard as a marine scientist recovering from a fish attack. March 14-15, 17: Promised Land. Fracking drama with Matt Damon, Frances McDormand. March 21-22, 24: Silver Linings Playbook. An award-winning romcom for the Prozac generation. March 23: The Central Park Five.  March 28-29, 31: Amour. Moving Oscar-winning drama about facing the end of life—and a marriage. April 4-5, 7: Lore. April 11-12, 14: Sound City. April 13: Bill W. Documentary about the cofounder of AA. April 20: A Hard Day’s Night. Richard Lester’s fictional portrait captures the Fab Four at Beatlemania’s peak. April 27 (110 Spring Street): Citizen Kane. As the ad copy read for Orson Welles’ triumph, “It’s Terrific!”

Sanctuary for Independent Media

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

April 13: Louis Massiah Short Documentary Film Program. April 25: Birth Story. A documentary about groundbreaking midwives. May 2: Taking a Chance on God: The Story of Pioneer Gay Priest John McNeill. May 8: Our Nixon. Filmmaker Penny Lane uses actual “behind the scenes” footage of President Nixon and his aides to paint an intimate portrait of the great leader/crook.

Time & Space Limited

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

Feb.28, March 1-3, 7-9: Ferlinghetti. “Definitive” documentary about the beatnik poet. Feb. 28, March 1, 3: Detour. In this ultra-low-budget noir, the road to Hell is paved by director Edgar G. Ulmer. March 1, 28, 31: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The Swedish original. March 7-9, 14-16: Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation. March 10, 16-17: Chasing Ice. Evidence of climate change at the ends of the Earth. March 14-15, 17, 22-23: A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet. March 16-17: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. Werner Herzog’s documentary about people living in the Siberean wilderness.

Waterford Public Library

117 3rd St., Waterford, 237-0891. Shows at 6 PM.

March 4: Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean, legend. March 11: Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball have a really big family. March 18: Brigadoon. Vincente Minnelli’s beautiful musical fantasy. March 25: Donovan’s Reef. John Ford’s raucous comedy, with John Wayne and Lee Marvin.


Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at HVCC and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall


The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

April 21: Pilobolus.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

May 10: Lisbeth Gruwez: It’s going to get worse and worse, my friend.

Hudson Valley Community College

Siek Campus Center, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8071. Performance at noon.

April 25: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.

Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre

eba Theatre, 351 Hudson Ave., Albany, 465-9916.

May 18-20: Spring Salon Concert.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 28: Northeast Ballet’s Stories That Dance. April 5-6: Next Move Dance Festival, curated by Ellen Sinopoli.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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

May 4: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.