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Fall Arts Preview

by The Staff on September 13, 2013


Pop Music

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front St., Hudson, 822-150

Sept. 29: Angel Olsen. Oct. 31: Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Jenny Hval.

Bearsville Theater

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

Sept. 19: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Sept. 20: Aztec Two Step. Sept. 25: Howlin Brothers. Sept. 27: David Bromberg and Larry Campbell. Oct. 13: Bearsville Sessions. Oct. 19: Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky. Oct. 25-Oct. 27: Woodstock Guitar Invitational. Nov. 1: Parker Bros Drum Off. Nov. 2: Dead on Live. Nov. 7: SPIV:UK. Nov. 09: Denny Laine. Nov. 14: SPIV:UK. Nov. 21: SPIV:UK. Nov. 22: Conehead Buddha. Nov. 30: Marc Black. Dec. 7: Spampinato Brothers. Dec. 13: Happy Traum and Friends.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

Sept. 19: Skeletons in the Piano. Sept. 22: Ematoma. Oct. 2: Element A440. Oct. 5: Legion. Oct. 14: Pallbearer. Oct. 18: Vision of Disorder. Oct. 20: Sydney Funnel. Nov. 6: Sydney Funnel. Dec. 21: Brick by Brick.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-22.

Sept. 20: Jack Williams. Sept. 21: Dyer Switch Band. Sept. 25: Blues Jam with Sonny Speed. Sept. 27: Antie Duvekot and Seth Glier. Sept. 28: the Sea, the Sea, Nygaard, Hannam. Oct. 3: Jill Sobule. Oct. 4: Maria Zemantauski. Oct. 5: See the Future. Oct. 6: the Claire Lynch Band. Oct. 09: the Bobs. Oct. 11: Roy Hurd. Oct. 12: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Oct. 13: Al and Kathy Bain. Oct. 18: Sarah McQuaid. Oct. 19: Grandpa Jones’ 100th Birthday Show. Oct. 20: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line. Oct. 23: blues jam. Oct. 25: Missy Raines and the New Hip. Oct. 26: Night of Murder Ballads. Oct. 27: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys. Nov. 1: Brooks Williams. Nov. 2: Bob Warren. Nov. 3: Meg Hutchinson. Nov. 8: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem. Nov. 09: the Kennedys. Nov. 10: the Wiyos. Nov. 15: Greg Klyma. Nov. 16: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 17: Annalivia and the Honey Dewdrops. Nov. 21: the Stray Birds. Nov. 22: Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys. Nov. 23: Driftwood. Nov. 24: Jeanne O’Connor and the New Standards. Nov. 29: Toby Walker. Nov. 30: Annie and the Hedonists.

Calvin Theatre

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

Sept. 20: the Waterboys. Sept. 21: Gov’t Mule. Sept. 29: Richard Thompson. Oct. 6: Weird Al Yankovic. Oct. 12: Bonnie Prince Billy. Oct. 15: 2Cellos. Oct. 18: Umphrey’s McGee. Oct. 23: Big Gigantic. Oct. 27: Hugh Laurie. Oct. 31: Steve Earle and the Dukes. Nov. 1: India.Arie. Nov. 3: Elvis Costello. Nov. 7: Mavis Staples. Nov. 10: Ani DiFranco. Nov. 17: Chris Cornell. Nov. 23: Dark Star Orchestra. Nov. 24: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. Dec. 31: Lake Street Dive.

Charles R. Wood Theater

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

Oct. 5: Rick Larrimore. Nov. 30: Tony Desare.

Club Helsinki

45 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

Sept. 20: London Souls. Sept. 27: Eilen Jewell. Sept. 28: Connor Kennedy. Oct. 6: Melissa Manchester. Oct. 8: Lee Ranaldo and the Dust. Oct. 19: Fred Eaglesmith’s Traveling Steam Show. Nov. 09: Plants and Animals. Nov. 22: Holly Williams. Dec. 28: Girls, Guns and Glory.

College of Saint Rose

Picotte Recital Hall, 12 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-512.

Sept. 24: New Gary Burton Quartet. Oct. 27: Chris Thile. Nov. 3: Toad the Wet Sprocket. Dec. 7: John Medeski.

Colonial Theatre

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

Oct. 09: Dave Mason. Oct. 19: Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Oct. 23: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Nov. 2: Solid Gold Saturday Night. Nov. 7: Who Are You. Nov. 8: Gordon Lightfoot. Nov. 21: Three Dog Night.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 26: the Waterboys. Sept. 28: Richard and Teddy Thompson. Sept. 29: Steve Hackett. Oct. 18: Over the Rhine, Tift Merrit. Oct. 19: Peter Wolf. Oct. 19: the Piano Guys. Oct. 22: Roger Hodgson. Oct. 25: Thomas Dolby. Oct. 26: the Fab Four. Nov. 7: Joshua Redman Quartet. Nov. 09: Roger MCGuinn. Dec. 3: Los Lobos. Dec. 7: the Temptations. Dec. 14-Dec. 15: Mountain Snow and Mistletoe. Dec. 15: the Wooten Brothers. Dec. 27: John Pizzarelli.

The Eighth Step

GE Theater at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 434-173.

Sept. 22: Ukulele Festival. Sept. 28: Magpie. Oct. 20: Susan Werner. Oct. 26: Buffy Sainte-Marie. Nov. 1: Work o the Weavers. Nov. 2: Tret Fure. Nov. 15: Mulebone. Nov. 22: Tartan Terrors.


110 8th St., Winslow Building, Troy, 276-4135

Oct. 26: William Basinski. Nov. 09: Mark Fell. Nov. 22: Manuella Blackburn. Dec. 6: Craig Taborn and Vicky Chow.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-366

Oct. 23: Phish. Nov. 14: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

Sept. 19: Califone. Sept. 20: Dan Bern. Sept. 20: Royal Canoe. Sept. 21: Caravan of Thieves. Sept. 21: FIG and a Little Inappropriate. Sept. 22: Satinwood. Sept. 23: FullSet. Sept. 24: Robbie Fulks. Sept. 25: Portland Cello Project, Jolie Holland. Sept. 26: Fountains of Wayne. Sept. 27: Cash’d Out. Sept. 27: Typhoon. Sept. 28: Garland Jeffreys. Sept. 29: Declan O’Rourke. Sept. 30: Vienna Teng. Oct. 1: Angel Olsen. Oct. 2: Alex Cuba. Oct. 3: Band of Heathens. Oct. 4: Jill Sobule. Oct. 4: Baths, Groundislava. Oct. 5: Seth Glier. Oct. 6: John Gorka. Oct. 7: Rickie Lee Jones. Oct. 8: Ruth Moody Band. Oct. 09: the Milk Carton Kids. Oct. 10: For the Sake of Song. Oct. 11: Heather Maloney. Oct. 11: Alan Evans Trio. Oct. 12: Will Evans. Oct. 13: Mikey Sweet and the Holy Ghost. Oct. 16: the Parkington Sisters. Oct. 18: Fred Eaglesmith. Oct. 19: Susan Werner. Oct. 20: Tylan. Oct. 23: Kurt Elling. Oct. 25: Mehliana. Oct. 27: Ted Vigil. Oct. 30: Brooks Williams. Oct. 31: Dom Flemons. Nov. 1: Poor Old Shine. Nov. 2: June and the Bee. Nov. 3: Greg Brown. Nov. 5: Born Ruffians. Nov. 6: Geoff Muldaur. Nov. 7: Griffin House. Nov. 7: Jenny Hval. Nov. 8: Lucy Kaplansky. Nov. 8: Plants and Animals.


Lark Street, Albany, 434-3861

Sept. 21: LarkFest featuring Bobby Long, Willie Nile, Charlie Watts Riots, Molly Durnin, Rodeo Barons, Barons in the Attic, Matt and the Bad Ideas, the Last Conspirators, Grainbelt, the Chronicles.

The Linda

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

Sept. 27: Moonalice. Sept. 28: Who Are You. Oct. 3: Walt Wilkins. Oct. 5: Syd Straw. Nov. 6: Dom Flemons. Nov. 15: Diego Garcia.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Sept. 28: Arlo Guthrie. Oct. 6: Bela Fleck Banjo Summit. Nov. 3: Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela. Nov. 10: the Last Waltz Live. Nov. 16: the Klezmatics. Nov. 29: Darlene Love.


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

Sept. 20-Sept. 22: FreshGrass Festival of Bluegrass and Roots Music. Oct. 19: Talib Kweli. Nov. 8: Don Edwards. Dec. 14: Body/Head: Kim Gordon, Bill Nace.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

Sept. 21: Songs of the Carter Family. Sept. 21: Songs of the Carter Family. Oct. 5-Dec. 31: Archie Fisher. Oct. 12: Celtic Fiddle Festival. Oct. 18: Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan. Nov. 1: John Roberts and Tony Barrand. Nov. 15: Alan Reid and Rob van Sante. Nov. 23: Panache Quartet.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 2: Joe Satriani. Oct. 8: Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck. Oct. 15: Jonas Brothers. Nov. 16: Dark Star Orchestra. Dec. 30-Dec. 31: moe.


North Pearl Street, Albany

Sept. 28: PearlPalooza featuring Portugal. The Man, Said the Whale, Gentlemen Hall, Cayucas, Crystal Fighters, Eastbound Jesus, Wild Adriatic, Stellar Young, Titanics.

Pearl Street Nightclub

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

Sept. 26: Emancipator. Sept. 27: Cherub. Oct. 3: Immortal Technique and Brother Ali. Oct. 4: Toubab Krewe, Marco Benevento. Oct. 5: Conspirator. Oct. 11: Soja. Oct. 21: Aaron Carter. Oct. 29: Tera Melos, Fang Island. Oct. 31: Alchemystics. Nov. 1: Heal the Destroyer. Nov. 2: Kung Fu, Jimkata. Nov. 09: GriZ. Nov. 09: Consider the Source. Nov. 17: the Lone Bellow. Nov. 23: Rubblebucket. Dec. 6: Big D and the Kids Table. Dec. 7: Donna the Buffalo. Dec. 31: Turkuaz.

Diana Krall at Proctors


432 State St., Mainstage, Schenectady, 346-624.

Oct. 1: Diana Krall. Oct. 09: Englebert Humperdinck. Oct. 13: Benny Goodman Tribute. Oct. 24: Chanticleer. Oct. 26: Golden Oldies Spectacular. Nov. 2: World Blues. Nov. 6: Chicago. Nov. 8: Video Games Live. Nov. 16: Chris Botti. Nov. 23: Sixties Rock Experience.

Putnam Den

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

Sept. 20: Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang. Sept. 21: Infamous Stringdusters. Sept. 28: Sirsy, Margo Macero. Oct. 10: Keller Williams, Floodwood. Oct. 17: Conspirator. Oct. 18: Aqueous, Flabberghaster. Nov. 8: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Nov. 22: Enter the Haggis. Nov. 23: Ghosts of Jupiter, Peter Prince and the Trauma Unit.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.

Sept. 19: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Sept. 20: Heather Graham and the Slushpile Players. Sept. 21: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution. Oct. 3: Kung Fu. Oct. 10: Jimkata. Oct. 12: Mister F. Nov. 1: Manhattan Project. Nov. 22: Turkuaz. Nov. 25: Zach Deputy. Nov. 27: Timbre Coup.

Skidmore College

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

Oct. 4: Danny Brown, Action Bronson.

Times Union Center

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

Oct. 31: Pretty Lights. Nov. 10: John Fogerty. Dec. 15: Donny and Marie Christmas.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

State and Second streets, Troy, 273-38.

Sept. 26: Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon. Oct. 11: Sweet Honey in the Rock. Oct. 25: Boney James. Nov. 6: Elvis Costello. Nov. 30: An Nollaig. Dec. 6: Turtle Island Quartet. Dec. 19: Rosanne Cash.

Upstate Concert Hall

North Country Commons, corner of Routes 146 and 146A, Clifton Park, 371-12.

Sept. 19: Blood on the Dance Floor. Sept. 27: Pepper. Sept. 28: Mushroomhead. Oct. 1: Chief Keef. Oct. 2: Hinder, Candlebox. Oct. 3: Above and Beyond. Oct. 5: Bayside, Motion City Soundtrack. Oct. 6: Gramatik. Oct. 10: Escape the Fate, Miss May I. Oct. 12: Watsky and Wax. Oct. 16: 3OH!3. Oct. 18: Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash. Oct. 21: Rusko. Oct. 23: Bingo Players. Oct. 29: Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities. Oct. 31: Langhorne Slim and the Law. Nov. 3: Adventure Club. Nov. 6: Silverstein. Nov. 7: Griz. Nov. 09: In This Moment. Nov. 12: Bleeding Through. Nov. 14: Gwar. Nov. 17: Sleigh Bells. Nov. 20: Timeflies, Chiddy Bang. Nov. 25: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. Dec. 3: Crizzly and Figure. Dec. 5: Big D and the Kids Tables.


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

Sept. 20: Fort Rooster. Sept. 20: Zoogma. Sept. 21: Pete Francis. Sept. 21: Charlie Watts Riots. Sept. 22: OV Dust. Sept. 24: OC45. Sept. 25: Jon Dee Graham. Sept. 26: Bubonik Funk. Sept. 27: Gratefully Yours. Sept. 27: Charmboy. Sept. 28: Richard Barone. Oct. 5: Start the Reactor. Oct. 7: Crystal Stilts, Zachary Cale, Better Pills. Oct. 10: the Doppelgangaz. Oct. 11: Yip Deceiver. Oct. 12: Willie Loco Alexander and His Band the Fish Eye Brothers. Oct. 12: Damien Center benefit. Oct. 13: Dan Johnson. Oct. 14: Messiahlator. Oct. 18: P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.. Oct. 18: Blue Factory. Oct. 19: Consider the Source, Fikus. Oct. 25: Doug Stanhope. Oct. 25: Built4BBQ Halloween Extravaganza. Oct. 26: Chandler Travis Philharmonic. Oct. 26: Hot Cousin.


Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham. albanypromusica.org.

Dec. 7-8: A Pro Musica Christmas.

Jeffrey Kahane with the Albany Symphony at the Palace Theatre

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, albanysymphony.com. Call for times.

Sept. 21 (Palace): Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. With Cho-Liang Lin, violin. Oct. 19-20 (Troy Music Hall): Faure & Schumann. With pianist Andrew Russo. Nov. 23 (Palace): Brahms’ First Symphony. With guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane. Dec. 7-8 (Palace): The Magic of Christmas. Dec. 14-15 (Troy Music Hall) Selections from Messiah and More. With violinists Luosha Fang, Shawn Moore and vocal students from the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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.

Sept. 15: Dawn Upshaw and Friends. Sept. 29: Music Alive with Joan Tower and Blair McMillen. Oct. 25-26: American Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 10, Dec. 8: Bard College Conservatory Orchestra.

Burnt Hills Oratorio

First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, bhos.us. Check website for time.

Nov. 17: An All-Bach Program.

Capitol Chamber Artists

45th Gala Season, First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany, 458-9231. The period instrument ensemble present a preconcert recital at 7 PM, concert at 8 PM.

Oct. 26: Beethoven and Friends. Nov. 16: Beethoven and Colleagues. Dec. 7: The Romantic Era is Born.

Close Encounters With Music

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

Oct. 19: Anatomy of a Melody: Beethoven, Brahms, Schoenfeld. Dec. 21: The Miraculous Violin.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

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

Sept. 29: Manchester Chamber Orchestra. Oct. 20: Paul Galbraith, guitar. Nov. 17: The Alturas Duo.


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

Oct. 26: William Basinski, Nocturnes. Nov. 2: Calder Quartet. Nov. 22: Manuella Blackburn. Dec. 6: Craig Taborn + Vicki Chow.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

Oct. 26: Manhattan String Quartet. Nov. 30: Rebel.

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. 6: Royal Entrance. Music of Handel, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak. Nov. 10: Autumn Interlude. Music of Elgar, Tchaikovsky. Dec. 8: North Country Christmas.

Massry Center for the Arts

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

Sept. 21: Saint Rose Camerata.

Octavo Singers

Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, 344-SING. Concert at 3 PM.

Dec. 15: Handel’s Messiah.


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

Oct. 24: Chanticleer. Oct. 27: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra with Octavo Singers.

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870. Call for info.

Oct. 13: Sybarite 5. Nov. 17: Amernet String Quartet. Dec. 8: Hansel and Gretel with Bard Conservatory Singers.

Saratoga Chamber Players

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

Nov. 3: A Fall Celebration.

Schenectady County Community College

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

Oct. 23 Musicians of Ma’alwyck preview concert. Oct. 29: Faculty Recital. Nov. 3: Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Nov. 4: Chritopher Gotzen-Berg, guitar. Nov. 6: SCCC Concert Brass. Nov. 8: John Kamitsuka, piano. Nov. 13: Musicians of Ma’alwyck preview concert. Nov. 13: Percussion and pianos chamber music concert. Dec. 2: SCCC Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 5: SCCC Wind Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 9: SCCC Chorus and Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 13: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Skidmore College

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

Sept. 22: Pavel Vinnitsky. Oct. 4: Frederic LaCroix. Oct. 7: Harmonic Brass. Oct. 10: Deborah Wong.  Oct. 18: Ensemble ACJW. Oct. 19: Filene Scholarship Winners Concert. Oct. 26: Skidmore College Orchestra. Nov. 2: Maria Piccinni, flute, and guests. Nov. 14: Skidmore Concert Band. Nov. 16: Skidmore Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 2: Skidmore String Ensembles. Dec. 5: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 8: Skidmore Wind Ensembles. Dec. 8: Canadian Guitar Quartet. Dec. 11: A Concert of World Premieres.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

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

Sept. 29: The Knights. Nov. 11: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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

Dec. 6: Turtle Island String Quartet.

Union College Concert Series

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

Oct. 4: Jeremy Denk, piano. Oct. 20: Sarasa Ensemble with soprano Dominique Labelle. Nov. 6: Emerson String Quartet. Nov. 15: Musicians from Marlboro. Dec. 8: Sophie Shao and Friends. Dec. 22: Boston Camerata.

University at Albany

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

Sept. 20: Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre. Oct. 21: Tara Kamangar, piano. Oct. 25: George Seror III, guitar. Oct. 27: University-Community Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band. Oct. 29: Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano and Max Lifchitz, piano. Nov. 1-2: Art Song Festival. Nov. 8: Bach to Broadway. Nov. 10: University-Community Chorale, University Chamber Singers. Nov. 17: Four Hand Concert. Nov. 21: Capital Trio. Dec. 8: Holiday Concert. Dec. 9: Twenty Drummers Drummin’.



Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre

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

Nov. 8-10: Brave New Ruby Dances.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Oct. 25: Camille Brown and Dancers. Nov. 2: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. Nov. 14: Mark Morris Dance Group.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany; various locations as noted, sinopolidances.org.

Sept 21 (Hubbard Hall, Cambridge): If Books Could Dance. Oct. 1 (SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill): Synesthesia. Oct. 5 (Kaatsbann International Dance Center, Tivoli): In concert. Nov. 15-16 (Meader Little Theater, Russell Sage College, Troy): In concert. Nov. 24 (Opalka Gallery, Albany): Nov. 24, Dec. 6: In concert.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 664-4481.

Oct. 10: David Dorfman Dance. Oct. 26-27: Shen Wei Dance Arts.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Dec. 5: Moscow Ballet, Great Russian Nutcracker.


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

Nov. 1: Mystic India. Dec. 6-8: Northeast Ballet, The Nutcracker.


Theater, Comedy & Performance

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Through Sept. 15: Big Maggie. Nov. 8-24: ’night, Mother.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Productions at various locations. 352-7715, adirondackarts.org/events.php.

Sept. 27-28 (staged reading at the Arts Center): Beyond Therapy. Nov. 29-30 (Indian Lake Theater); Dec. 7 (Newcomb); Dec. 8 (Northville CSD); Dec. 13 (Long Lake Central School); Dec. 14 (View): Miracle on 34th Street.

Bard College

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

Oct. 24-27: Moby Dick—Rehearsed.

Barrington Stage Company

Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St. Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.

Through Sept. 29: Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah.

Calvin Theatre

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

Sept. 28: John Pinette. Oct. 5: Tom Cotter. Oct. 6: “Weird” Al Yankovic. Nov. 2: Cinematic Titanic: The Original Cast & Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Nov. 9: Ira Glass.

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

Oct. 1-20: Venus in Fur. Nov. 2-4 (GE Theatre at Proctors): Next Act! New Play Summit. Nov. 11-23: An Illiad. Nov. 22-Dec. 22: A Christmas Carol.

Charles R. Wood Theater

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

Sept. 28: Pendragon Theatre’s Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Oct. 10: Adirondack Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. Nov. 1-10: Glens Falls Community Theatre’s State Fair. Nov. 18-20: 50 Shades: The Musical.

Classic Theater Guild

Proctors, Fenimore Gallery, 432 State St., Schenectady.

Nov. 1-10: Inherit the Wind. Dec. 6-15: White Christmas.

Cohoes Music Hall

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

Sept. 26-Oct. 13: Les Miserables. Nov. 7-10 (C-R Kids): Annie. Dec. 5-15: Plaid Tidings.

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325.

Oct. 17-27: Young Frankenstein. Nov. 22-24: Disney’s Jungle Book Jr. Nov. 30: The Puppet People.

Colonial Theatre

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

Dec. 14-29: A Christmas Carol.

Gilbert Gottfried at the Comedy Works

The Comedy Works

500 Northern Boulevard, Albany. 512-4075.

Sept. 21: MOPCO. Sept. 27-28: John DiCrosta. Sept. 28: MOPCO. Oct. 4-5: Gilbert Gottfried. Oct. 5: MOPCO. Oct. 11-12: Dan Soder. Oct. 12: MOPCO. Oct. 18-19: Ross Bennett. Oct. 19: MOPCO. Oct. 25-26: Robert Kelly. Oct. 26: MOPCO. Nov. 1-2: Loni Love. Nov. 2: MOPCO. Nov. 8-9: Joey Kola. Nov. 9: MOPCO. Nov. 15-16: Michael Che. Nov. 16: MOPCO. Nov. 22-23: Vic DiBetetto. Nov. 23: MOPCO. Nov. 29-30: Jamie Lissow. Nov. 30: MOPCO.

Confetti Stage

Albany Masonic Hall, 67 Corning Place, Albany. confettistage.org.

Oct. 18-26: Confetti Fest Short Play Festival.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.

Through Oct. 5: One Slight Hitch. Oct. 18-Nov. 16: Abigail 1702. Nov. 29-Dec. 28: Bermuda Avenue Triangle.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 25: Andrew Dice Clay. Oct. 12: Ralphie May. Oct. 20: Spank! The 50 Shades Parody. Oct. 27: Bo Burnham. Nov. 16: Colin Quinn.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Campus, Troy, 276-3921.

Sept. 20: Julien Maire: Open Core. Sept. 21: Julien Maire: To Sublimate. Oct. 12: Bureau de l’APA: La Jeune-Fille et la Mort. Oct. 19: Jeremy Xido: The Angola Project. Nov. 16: Wojtek Ziemilski: Small Narration. Nov. 23: Wojtek Ziemilski: Central Intelligence Agency.

Ghent Playhouse

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

Oct. 11-27: Other People’s Money. Nov. 29-Dec. 15: S’Leap Frog.

Home Made Theater

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

Oct. 11-27: The Drowsy Chaperone. Dec. 13-22: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Hubbard Hall

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

Nov. 14-Dec. 8: Ondine.


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

Dec. 7: Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Sept. 27-Oct. 13: Sherlock Holmes—Knight’s Gambit. Nov. 1-17 Grandma Moses: An American Primitive.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 26: Russell Peters. Oct. 3: The Midtown Men. Oct. 4: Jerry Seinfeld. Oct. 5: The Festival of Laughs. Oct. 19: The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour. Nov. 10: Bill Maher. Dec. 12: Trailer Park Boys. Dec. 13: Brian Regan.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.


Through Sept. 20: Ghost: The Musical. Sept. 25: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Oct. 12: The Ladies of Laughter. Oct. 15-20: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Nov. 3-4: Madeline and the Bad Hat. Nov. 7: Hello, Dolly. Nov. 9: Godspell. Nov. 21-22: 50 Shades: The Musical. Nov. 29-Dec. 1: We Will Rock You. Dec. 20-22: Christmas with the Rat Pack. Dec. 31: The First Night of Funny.

GE Theatre

Oct. 17: Derrick Brown. Nov. 2-4: Next Act! New Play Summit.

Underground at Proctors

Most Fridays through December: MOPCO.

RPI Players

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

Sept. 27: The Complete History of America (abridged). Oct 18-19: Shut and Bar the Door.  Nov. 15-23: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

Oct. 18-27: Morning’s at Seven. Dec. 6-15: The Santaland Diaries.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

Oct. 11-20: Guys and Dolls. Dec. 6-15: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Sept. 21-Nov. 10: Accomplice. Dec. 6-29: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.  Dec. 13-14: Julius Caesar.


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

Oct. 3-13 (Kaliyuga Arts): Kill Me Now.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Oct. 18-20: Theater Voices’ Rabbit Hole. Nov. 1-17: Lyle the Crocodile. Dec. 6-22: Beatrix Potter Christmas. Dec. 10-18: Comic Book Adventure. Dec. 27: Catskill Puppets’ Lion’s Whiskers. Dec. 28: Melvin the Magnificent.

Theater Barn

Route 20, New Lebanon, 794-8989.

Through Sept. 22: Better Late.

Theatre Institute at Sage

Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, 37 1st St., Troy, 274-3256.

Sept. 27-11: Les Miserables. Nov. 20-24: Dogs of War; Shakespeare’s Soldiers. Dec. 6-15: The Secret Garden.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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

Oct. 5: Paula Poundstone. Nov. 15: Jim Breuer.

Union College

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

Nov. 6-10: Boeing Boeing.

University at Albany

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

Oct. 17-20: New Play Project. Nov. 7: American Shakespeare Center’s Othello.


Art and Exhibits

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.

Through Sept. 29: Diversity: A Juried Photo Show.

Albany Barn

Stage 1, 46-48 N. Swan St., Albany.

Through Sept. 28: Summer in the City.

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Through Sept. 28: Output Graphic Design Regional.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Sept. 21-June 8: GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies. Oct. 12-March 2: Big and Bold: Contemporary Paintings, Collage and Sculpture from the Collection.

The Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through Oct. 20: An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy. Oct. 27-Feb. 9: Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

Through Sept. 29: (un)Settled. Through Sept. 29: Overgrown. Oct. 25-Dec. 21: 2 x 2 Collective: double consciousness. Nov. 8-Dec. 22: Center for Disability Services Art Exhibit.

Bennington Museum

West Main Street, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.

Through Oct. 27: Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War. Through Nov. 8: Jarvis Rockwell: Wall Drawing. Sept. 21-Dec. 30: Topless Jihadi and Other Curious Birds, Works by Daisy Rockwell.

Berkshire Museum

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

Through Oct. 26: PaperWorks.

Brookside Museum

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

Through Nov. 8: The Beauty of the Forest.

CCS Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum

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

Through Sept. 22: Helen Marten: No borders in a wok that can’t be crossed. Through Dec. 20: Haim Steinbach: Once Again the World is Flat.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Sept. 19-Oct. 27: New York City Paintings: A Glance at 50 Years. Oct. 31-Dec. 8: Storytellers and Conjurers: Kahn & Selesnick, Louise Laplante, Adam Cohen and Claire Lofrese. Dec. 12-Jan. 19: Melange.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

Nov. 20-Dec. 31: Hillerbrand + Magsamen. Nov. 2-Dec. 31: Lawrence Getubig.

Clark Art Institute

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

Sept. 18-Dec. 1: In Shanghai, China. Sept. 21-Jan. 31: Sacred and Profane: Four Hundred Years of Religious and Mythological Paintings. Sept. 21-Jan. 31: Face Time: Portraits and Figures in Paintings and Sculpture. Sept. 21-Jan. 31: Land, Sea and Sky: The Natural World in Art 1600-1900.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy. 272-6811.

Sept. 21-Oct. 21: Harry Orlyk. Oct. 25-Nov. 30: Robert Moylan.

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, 697-0266.

Through Oct. 6: Charlee Brodsky and Ellen Feldman. Oct. 11-Nov. 10: Carla Shapiro and Kate Sterlin.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through Feb. 23: Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art & Whimsy by Mo Willems. Through March 2013: Eric Carle: Friends.

Esther Massry Gallery

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

Through Sept. 29: Design @ Work: Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition. Oct. 18-Dec. 8: Charlotta Westergren: Progeny.

Fenimore Art Museum

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

Through Dec. 29: Plain & Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets. Through Dec. 29: Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes & Regalia. Through Dec. 29: Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes by Susan Jones Kenyon. Through Dec. 29: Forging Perfection: Masterworks from the Blacksmith Shop.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

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

Sept. 24-Dec. 15: Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through Oct. 12: At the Tree Line: Works by Ingrid Ludt and Iain Machell. Oct. 24-Dec. 7: Field Elevations: Works by Ed Osborne.

The Hyde Collection

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

Oct. 12-Dec. 31: 2013 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Nov. 30: Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos. 296-8949.

John Davis Gallery

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

Through Oct. 6: La Wilson: Five Decades. Oct. 10-Nov. 3: John Lees: Painting.

Lake George Arts Project

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

Through Oct. 18: Charles Geiger. Nov. 16-Dec. 20: Naomi Lewis.


Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. 798-1144.

Through Sept. 20: Story Untold. Oct. 4-Nov. 1: Annual Juried Exhibition: Pattern and Texture.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Through Jan. 5: Love to Love You. Through April 7: Joseph Montgomery: Five Sets Five Reps. Through April 7: Jason Middlebrook. Through April 7: Guillaume Leblon. Through Jan. 2014: Life’s Work: Tom Phillips & Johnny Carrera. Through Jan. 2014: Mark Dion: The Octagon Room. Through Through Nov. 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.


15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady.

Through Sept. 29: Dinosaurs!

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany. 474-5877.

Through Sept. 22: I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell. Through Dec. 31: Russel Wright: The Nature of Design.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through Oct. 20: Jarvis Rockwell: Magic, Illusion and Us. Through Oct. 27: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic. Nov. 9-May 26: Wendell Minor’s America. Dec. 7-Feb. 23: Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson.

Oakroom Artists Gallery

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

Through Oct. 29: Helga Prichard and Gail Kort. Nov. 1-30: Phyllis Kulmatiski, Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, Jeffrey Bisaillon.

Olana State Historic Site

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 828-0135.

Through Oct. 27: Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin.

Opalka Gallery

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

Through Dec. 15: An Armory Show.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

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

Through Dec. 21: For the Public Good: Health & Medicine in Rensselaer County, 1860-1960.

Sage College of Albany

Little Gallery, Rathbone Hall, New Scotland Avenue, Albany, 292-1778.

Through Oct. 11: Alma Mater 2013. Oct. 28-Nov. 22: Selling the Brand.

Saratoga Arts

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

Through Sept. 28: Saratoga 150. Oct. 5-Nov. 9: American Storytellers: Brian Cirmo and Jill Shoffiett. Nov. 16-Dec. 31: Annual Members’ Exhibition.

Schick Art Gallery

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

Through Oct. 21: Selected Faculty Exhibit.

Sorelle Gallery

Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 482-2000.

Sept. 20-Oct. 3: Balancing Act: New Works by David Miller and Regis Brodie.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

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

Through Oct. 20: Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse. Through Sept. 29: The First 15: Photography from the Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo. Through Dec. 29: Opener 25: Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson. Through March 9: Classless Society.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Catskill, 943-7465.

Through Nov. 3: Albert Bierstadt in New York and New England.

University Art Museum

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

Oct. 18-Dec. 14: Suzanne McClelland: Furtive Gesture_CEDEpart2. Oct. 18-Dec. 14: Kate Gilmore: A Tisket, A Tasket.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany. 426-3501.

Oct. 4-30: Shades of Grey. Nov. 1-30: Mix It Up. Dec. 6-30: Art Bazaar 2013.

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through Dec. 1: Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980. Through Dec. 1: 72 Degrees: L.A. Art from the Collection.



Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478. Lecture/book signings. Call for times.

Sept. 29: Albert M. Rosenblatt and Julia C. Rosenblatt, Opening Statements: Law, Jurisprudence and the Legacy of Dutch New York. Oct. 3: Lynn Esmay, Lady of Yaddo: Researching, Writing and Imagining the Life of Katrina Trask. Oct. 6: L. Lloyd Stewart, The Mysterious Black Migration 1800-1820: The Van Vranken Family  and Other Free Families of African Descent in Washington County. Nov. 3: Chuck D’Imperio, Upstate New York’s Hidden Treasures: Museums, Monuments and Memorials. Dec. 15: Harry Rosenfeld, From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman.

Albany Public Library

Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, 148 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, 694-0596.

Sept. 18, 21: Poetry Slam.

Arts Center of The Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552 ext.231, 2 PM.

Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 15: Open Mic: Poetry + Prose.

The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza

1475 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4761. Book signings, call for times.

Sept. 26: Hanns Meissner, Creating Blue Space. Sept. 28: Hearth Moon Rising, Invoking Animal Magic: A Guide for the Pagan Priestess.

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

Standish Rooms, Athletics and Events Center, 420 Western Ave., Albany, unless otherwise noted. 7:30 PM. (800) 637-8556.

Sept. 26: Rick Moody. Oct. 17 National Day on Writing Event with Rigoberto Gonzalez. Nov. 15 (Huether School of Business, Room 100, 994 Madison Ave., Albany): Sparrow.

Market Block Books

12 Central Ave., Troy. Call for times.

Sept. 21: Eric Devine, Dare Me. Oct. 19: Troy Author Day with Elisa Albert, Frankie Bailey, Elizabeth Brundage, Jack Casey, Eric Devine, Lydia Davis, Ellen Graf, Paul Grondahl, Shane Jones, James Kunstler, Dennis Mahoney, Matthew McElligott, Eugene Mirabelli, William Patrick, David Salomon, Edward Schwarzschild, Hollis Seamon, Tobias Seamon, Ruth Ann Smalley, Larry Tuxbury, Barbara Unger.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

PAC Recital Hall and PAC Main Theatre, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Science Library, Standish Room, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Campus Center Assembly Hall, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 442-5620. Call for times.

Sept. 17 (NYSM): Marie Howe, New York State Poet, and Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate. Sept. 26 (Recital Hall): Gilbert King. Oct. 1 (Recital Hall): Lydia Davis. Oct. 5 (NYSM): Bill Bryson. Oct. 8 (Recital Hall): T.C. Boyle. Oct. 9 (location TBA): William Kennedy on the 40th Anniversary of UAlbany’s Journalism Program. Oct. 18 (Main Theatre): Luis Gutierrez. Oct. 24 (Standish Room): Goli Taraghi. Oct. 25 (Page Hall): A Celebration of Stig Dagerman with Lo Dagerman and Steven Hartman. Oct. 29 (Assembly Hall): Douglas Bauer. Nov. 14 (NYSM): Robert Orsi. Nov. 21 (Standish Room): David Treuer. Dec. 3 (Page Hall): Ayana Mathis.

Old Songs Community Arts Center

37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, 469-0202. 3 PM.

Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 22: Sunday 4 Poetry Open Mic.

Social Justice Center

33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037. 7 PM.

Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19: Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic.


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

Oct. 1 and 13, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3 and 17: Albany Poets’ Nitty Gritty Slam.


Film Series & Festivals

Clark Art Institute

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

Sept. 20 (3 PM): Certified Copy. Juliette Binoche stars in Kiarostami’s puzzler. Oct. 12: The Moderns. Alan Rudolph’s memorably acid look at art and commerce in 1920s Paris, starring Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorantino, John Lone and Wallace Shawn. Oct. 19: My Left Foot. Daniel Day-Lewis won his first Oscar as a disabled Irish author.

Opera from The Met. 12:55 PM.

Oct. 5: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Oct. 26: Shostakovich’s The Nose. Nov. 9: Puccini’s Tosca. Dec. 14: Verdi’s Falstaff.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

Sept. 27: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Brent Green’s film was shot at EMPAC. Oct. 2: Film. Written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider and starring Buster Keaton. Oct. 31: House. Japanese horror thriller about a country house that attacks the schoolgirls vacationing within. Nov. 21: In the Mood for Love. Wong Kar-Wei’s haunted romance about a couple—Maggie Chung and Tony Leung—who can’t quite connect in early 1960s Hong Kong. Dec. 5: Mulholland Drive. Naomi Watts follows David Lynch down the rabbit hole in this fantastic Hollywood nightmare. With Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Chad Everett and Ann Miller,

FilmColumbia Festival

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

Oct. 23-27: 2013 FilmColumbia Festival. Schedule to be announced soon. Check website for details.

New York State Writers Institute

Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus, Albany, except as noted. 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. 442-5620.

Sept. 20: Thurgood. Laurence Fishburne is Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in this HBO biopic. Sept. 27: People on Sunday. Delightful semi-documentary portrait of Berliners on holiday. Oct. 4: The Haunting. Robert Wise’s genuinely creepy haunted house drama. With Julie Harris, Claire Bloom. Oct. 11: The Garden. Oscar nominated documentary about the battle to save a community garden in downtown L.A. Oct. 22 (PAC Recital Hall, 7 PM): No One Knows About Persian Cats. Quasi-documentary about Iran’s underground music scene. Oct. 23 (PAC Recital Hall, 7:30 PM): The Pear Tree. Iranian drama about an author with writer’s block who returns to his family’s vacation house. Nov. 1 (7 PM): The Exterminating Angel. Luis Bunuel’s surrealist masterpiece about guests who are unable to leave a dinner party. Nov. 8: Russian Ark. A time trip—in one continuous take—through Russia’s Hermitage Museum. Nov. 15 (7 PM): The Place Beyond the Pines. Followed by a Q&A with co-writer Ben Coccio. Nov. 22: The Makioka Sisters. Kon Ichikawa’s drama of four sisters facing cultural changes in 1930s Japan. Dec. 6: An Affair to Remember. Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant star in Leo McCarey’s much loved (and admired) romantic drama.

Palace Theatre

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

Oct. 21: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Oct. 28: The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller about our feathered friends turning on us. Nov. 11: The Three Stooges Film Fest. A comical cavalcade of slaps and eye-pokes. Nov. 18: An American in Paris. Vincente Minelli’s Oscar-winning Technicolor delight, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Dec. 16: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Dec. 20: It’s a Wonderful Life. A holiday tradition at the Palace. Dec. 26 (3 PM): The Muppet Movie. Family fun day event.


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

Sept. 21 (GE): The Big Lebowski. Oct. 6 (GE): Thirst: A Civil War Story. Oct. 16 (GE): Little Shop of Horrors sing-along.

Film 100: The American Film Institute Essentials. Films will be shown in the GE Theatre unless noted. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 23: Taxi Driver. Martin Scorsese’s New York nightmare. Oct. 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The elegiac western comedy with Newman and Redford. Oct. 14: Jaws. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Oct. 21: From Here to Eternity. Army melodrama set on the eve of Pearl Harbor. Oct. 23: Spartacus. Kirk Douglas leads a slave revolt against Rome. Oct. 28: Rear Window. Hitchcock masterpiece about voyeurism and murder, with James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Nov. 4: Double Indemnity. Barbara Stanwyck leads Fred MacMurray straight to hell in Billy Wilder’s noir, with Edward G. Robinson. Nov. 11: Patton. George C. Scott as the great—and bonkers—American general. Nov 18 (Mainstage): It Happened One Night. Screwball comedy with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. Nov. 25: To Kill a Mockingbird. Beloved film of a beloved book. Dec. 16: M*A*S*H*. Robert Altman’s bloody, acerbic service comedy.

Saratoga Film Forum

The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs (unless indicated), 584-FILM. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 19-20, 22: Before Midnight. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke return for the third film in Richard Linklater’s series of romantic comedy-dramas. Sept. 21 (110 Spring St.): Bonnie and Clyde. Sept. 26-27, 29: The Way, Way Back. Oct. 3-4, 6: Hannah Arendt. Barbara Sukowa—who else?—stars in Margarethe von Trotter’s biopic of the German-Jewish philosopher. Oct. 10-11, 13: Blue Jasmine. Oct. 12: Rising from Ashes. Six-years-in-the-making documentary about the creation of Rwanda’s national bike team. Oct. 17-18, 20: Twenty Feet From Stardom. Documentary about legendary rock back-up singers. Oct. 19 (11 Spring St.): Easy Rider. “We blew it.” Oct. 24-25, 27: Crystal Fairy. Oct. 29: Girl Rising. Oct. 30: The Train. Burt Lancaster is a French railway conductor trying to save his country’s art from Nazi pillagers in John Frankenheimer’s thriller.

Spectrum 8 Theatres

290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995. Call for showtimes.

Drama/comedy from the National Theatre of London.

Oct. 13-14: Othello. Nov. 10-11: Hamlet. Nov. 24-25: Frankenstein.

Concerts and ballet.

Sept. 22: A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky. Sept. 25: Morrissey 25 Live.

Time & Space Limited

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

Sept. 19-20, 27-28: Informant. Sept 21: More Than Honey. What is causing bee colonies to collapse? Sept. 21: The Act of Killing. Sept. 27-28, Oct. 5: Patience (After Sebald). An essay film on landscape, art, history and life. Oct. 3-4: Celeste. Percy Adlon’s film about Proust’s housekeeper. Oct. 3-5: Good Ol’ Freda. Documentary about Freda Kelly, who worked for the Beatles for 11 years.

Drama/comedy from the National Theatre of London.

Sept. 28: Othello. Oct. 17, 19: Macbeth. Oct. 26: Hamlet. Oct. 31: Frankenstein. Nov. 10: The Habit of Art.

Opera from The Met.

Oct. 5, 12: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Oct. 26, Nov. 2: Shostakovich’s The Nose. Nov. 9, 16: Puccini’s Tosca. Dec. 14, 21: Verdi’s Falstaff.

Williamstown Film Festival

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

October:  Schedule to be announced soon. See website for details.

Woodstock Film Festival

Various locations in and around Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties. (845) 810-0131. woodstockfilmfestival.com. Check website for schedule, venue information and show times.

Oct. 2-6: Woodstock Film Festival. Honoring Peter Bogdanovich, Sonny Rollins and Mira Nair, and featuring dozens of premieres. Tickets on sale Sept. 12.