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by Shawn Stone on November 13, 2013

 

OK, then: There is so much going on this week that we couldn’t preview stuff we really, really wanted to preview. So here’s a little list of other great events this week.

Friday & Saturday

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the James Meader Little Theatre at Russell Sage in Troy.

This annual student-faculty dance concert will feature the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company as guest artists, and will take place at 8 PM both nights. Call 244-2248 for info.

Saturday

Capitol Chamber Artists at the First Congregation al Church in Albany

This chamber music concert, which starts at 8 PM (but get there at 7 PM for the “pre-concert recital”) will feature music by Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart. The performers will be flautist Norman Thibodeau, cellist Andre O’Neil and violinist Mary Lou Saetta. The church is at 405 Quail St., and the tickets are $16 general, $8 students. Call 458-9231 for info.

Saturday

Albany All Stars Roller Derby at the Washington Avenue Armory

Albany’s hometown roller derby stars, the Albany All Stars Roller Derby,  will take on Buffalo’s Queen City Roller Girls. The doors open at 6 PM; the whistle blows at 7 PM. There will be live music by the El Dorados, but you and I both know the skaters will be the bruising center of attention. Tickets at the door are $12 general, $4 kids. For more info, visit albanyallstars.com.

Saturday

The Annual Members’ Exhibit at Saratoga Arts’ Arts Center Gallery in Saratoga Springs

This show opens Nov. 16, but the reception won’t be held until Dec. 7 (a Saturday) from 6 to 8 PM. Over 150 artists are expected to participate, with “artworks ranging from painting, drawing and printmaking to sculpture, functional fine art and photography.” The show will run to the end of the year, wrapping up, appropriately, during Saratoga First Night. For more info, call 584-4132.

Monday

An American in Paris at the Palace Theatre in Albany

The Palace film series continues with Vincente Minnelli’s spectacular Technicolor musical, An American in Paris. It’s got a Gershwin score, a terrific cast led by Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant, and dazzling color. Minnelli’s direction is so assured and the music and dance so impressive that you forget the fact the Kelly’s character is kind of a jerk. It’s only $5, $3 kids, and is at 7 PM.

 

sstone@metroland.net

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