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by Shawn Stone on November 6, 2013

miSci's Super Science Weekend


SCIENCE IS SUPER  Bring the family to Schenectady’s miSci between Saturday and Monday (Nov. 9-11) for a Super Science Weekend. What’s happening? Here’s what the miSci people say: “dry ice demos, the giant bubble hoist, live birds, nanotechnology, chemistry demos, robotics scrimmages, and much, much more.” (“Robotics scrimmages”? Does this mean fighting robots? That would be awesome.) Who will bring this educational fun to miSci? Among others, there’s WMHT, Five Rivers Environmental Educational Center, the Dudley Observatory, the Audubon Society, Northeast Wild Life Rescue, Pine Bush Discovery Center, Niskayuna High School Robotics Club, Mohonasen High School Robotics Club, and Niskayuna High School Chemistry Demo Club. Super Science weekend will be held Saturday (Nov. 9) from 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday (Nov. 10) from noon to 5 PM; and Monday (Nov. 11) from 9 AM-5 PM at miSci (15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady). Events are free with museum admission. For a complete schedule, visit misci.org.

NYUK NYUK NYUK  I won’t apologize for not shutting up about the 35 MM film series at the Palace Theatre, because it’s that great. The Halloween week screening of Hitchcock’s The Birds was terrific: a very good print, great turnout and an excellent cinematic experience. On Monday (Nov. 11) at 7 PM, the series continues with the latest edition of the ever-popular Three Stooges Film Festival. If you think the Stooges are funny on TV, you really need to see them on the big screen with an audience. The films play, and the crowd has a great time. If past presentations provide any clues to what we’ll get on Monday, expect trailers, promos, a cartoon short and other surprises from the golden age of mass moviegoing. Tickets are only $5 adults and $3 kids. For more info, visit palacealbany.com.

MUSIC LOVERS LUNCH  The Music at Noon concert series resumes this Tuesday (Nov. 12) at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Pianist Janice Nimetz will perform music of Debussy, Mozart, Schumann and Chopin. The doors open at 11 AM so you can enjoy your brown-bag lunch before the show starts at noon. Upcoming concerts include the Helderberg Madrigal Singers (Dec. 10); Elinor Frey, violincello (Jan. 14); classical guitarist Frederic Hellwitz (Feb. 11); trumpet and guitar duo Gordon & Noyes (March 11); Michael Century on piano and accordion (April 8); and pianist Findlay Cockrell (May 13). Admission is free. For more info, visit troymusichall.org or call 273-0038.

Please send notices for events you’d like included in our calendar to calendar@metroland.net. For the love of all that’s holy, please DO NOT simply send a link to a Facebook post; write a press release, OK? Thanks.