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Spring Arts Preview

by The Staff on February 27, 2014


Pop Music

Bearsville Theatre

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

March 7: Cover to Cover. March 21: Melissa Ferrick. March 22: Jeremy Spencer. March 22: Jeffery Gaines. March 28: Foster McGinty. March 29: Uhadi. March 30: Mike Gordon. April 5: Shawn Mullins. April 8-April 9: Jon Anderson. April 10: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

March 7: Malignancy. March 14: Jake Strain. March 19: Arsonists Get All the Girls. March 20: Stone Soul Foundation. March 28: Anvil. April 16: Nile. April 17: In Trenches.

Caffe Lena

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

March 11: the Steel Wheels. March 14: Rebecca Angel Band. March 15: the Whippersnappers. March 16: the Best of Saratoga Springs. March 21: Gurf Morlix. March 22: Fennig’s All-Star String Band. March 26: Acoustic Blues Jam. March 28: Mist Covered Mountains. March 29: Hot Club of Saratoga. March 30: Brother Sun. April 4: Peter Mulvey. April 5: Rory Block. April 6: Phil Henry and the Yayas. April 9: Carol Carrol’s Piano Allstars. April 11-April 12: Blues Weekend. April 13: the Stray Birds. April 16: Cantrip. April 18: Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez. April 19: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard. April 25: Driftwood. April 26: Pierre Bensusan. April 27: Geoff Muldaur. May 2: Jon Brooks and Colleen Katau. May 3: Frank Jaklitsch. May 4: Jonathan Edwards.

Calvin Theatre

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

March 22: Irish Rovers. March 28: Kathleen Madigan. April 5: the Machine. April 9: Feist. April 11: Carolina Chocolate Drops. April 23: Melissa Ethridge. April 25: Fab Faux. May 2: Beats Antique. May 8: the Mavericks. May 9: Wailin Jennys. May 15: Straight No Chaser.

Club Helsinki

45 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

March 6: Stephen Kellogg. March 7: Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi. March 8: Mike Doughty. March 10: the Faux Meek. March 13: CKS Band. March 14: Lady Moon, Young Paris. March 14: the Mountain Goats. March 17: the Felice Brothers. March 23: Infamous Stringdusters. April 4: Heather Maloney. April 7: the Faux Meek. April 12: the Double D’s, the Minivans. April 18: Ben Taylor. April 19: Spottiswoode and His Enemies. April 28: the Faux Meek. May 18: the Steel Wheels.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 23: Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field. March 26: Rick Springfield. May 13: Justin Hayward.

Cassandra Wilson at The Egg

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 7: Sarah Jarosz. March 8: Hammer of the Gods. March 15: Cassandra Wilson. March 20: Ed Kowalczyk. March 20: Keb Mo. March 25: Masters of Tradition. March 26: the Irish Rovers. March 29: Regina Carter. March 30: Jake Shimabukuro. April 2: Carolina Chocolate Drops. April 4: Enter the Haggis. April 5: David Bromberg. April 9: Goo Goo Dolls. April 12: Jon Anderson. April 13: Jesse Cook. April 25: Martin Sexton. May 3: Miranda Sings. May 7: Neko Case. May 13: Paul Potts.

The Eighth Step

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

March 20: Peggy Seeger. March 28: Chris Williamson. March 29: Annie and the Hedonists. April 12: Lou and Peter Berryman. April 25: John McCutcheon. May 1: Roy Zimmerman.

Experimental Media Performing Arts Center

110 Eighth St., Troy, 276-3921.

March 21: Sabisha Friedberg’s Strange Cloak. April 10-April 11: Sabisha Friedberg’s 25: An Initiate: kneel path dweller beams. April 18: Wet Ink.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-624.

March 20: Pat Metheny Group. March 29: Sixties Spectacular. April 10: Kasius and Heard, James Weber and Berkshire Bateria. April 11: Gospel Jubilee. April 11: Persiflage. April 18: Ed Palermo Big Band. May 1: Lincoln Mayorga and Sheri Bauer-Mayorga. May 16: John Legend.

Glens Falls Civic Center

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

March 21: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. April 26: Newsboys.

The Half Moon

48 S. Front St., Hudson.

March 7: Shotgun Willie. March 13: Pocatelo with Donny Dinero. March 14: Jack Name. March 15: Toy Soldiers, Tallahasee, Wild Plains. March 17: Elison Jackson, Pat Linnan. March 21: Hand Habits, Bearchild.

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 426-8550.

March 7: Deertick. March 8: Conehead Buddha. March 14: Separated at Birth. March 21: the Highly Dedicated. March 29: Cabinet, Big Leg Emma. March 30: In the Valley. April 5: Start Making Sense. April 11: the Hold Steady.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

March 6: Oliver Mtukudzi. March 7: Ellis Paul Band. March 8: Antigone Rising. March 8: Spose. March 9: Shannon McNally. March 12: Cornmeal. March 13: Dicey Riley. March 14: Zoe Darrow and the Fiddleheads. March 15: Big Bad Bollocks. March 16: Matt Schofield. March 17: Celtic Crossroads. March 20: Anna Nalick. March 21: Lori McKenna. March 21: Tauk. March 22: Albert Cummings. March 23: Bill Charlap. March 26: Della Mae. March 27: Tinariwen. March 28: Nai Kete. March 28: Bad Rabbits. March 29: Eddie from Ohio. March 30: Mates of State. March 31: Poor Man’s Whiskey. April 1: Shawn Mullins. April 2: Sam Baker. April 3: Peter Mulvey. April 4: BeuauSoleil aved Michael Ducet. April 5: Pousette Dart Band. April 6: Nellie McKay. April 9: Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars. April 10: Women Songwriter Collective. April 11: Rani Arbo. April 12: Loudon Wainwright III. April 12: Lux Deluxe. April 13: Jonnyswim. April 17: David Wax Museum. April 18: Jeff Pitchell. April 18: the Alchemystics. April 19: Original Barefoot Truth. April 20: David Mallett. April 23: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. April 25: Mike Doughty Question Jar Show. April 26: Erik Olsen Band. May 2: Mark Erelli Band. May 3: Vance Gilbert. May 4: the Standells. May 7: Jay Farrar. May 9: Tom Rush. May 9: Wolfman Conspiracy. May 10: Willie Nile. May 11: Chris Delmhorst. May 14: Luka Boom. May 16: Jonathan Edwards. May 17: the Diamond Collection. May 18: Kingsley Flood. May 19: the Northamptones. May 25: World Party. May 30: Poor Old Shine.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 7: the Alexis P. Suter Band. March 8: Chicha Libre. March 28: Joshua Black Wilkins. March 29: Tim Erikson and the Trio de Pumpkintown. April 10: Nora Jane Struthers. April 25: Peter Bradley Adams. May 17: Willie Nile.

The Low Beat

335 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233.

March 6: Hungry Dingo. March 7: Session Americana. March 12: the Deadbeats. March 13: the Schoemer Formation. March 15: Rival Galaxies. March 16: Maggot Brain, Hivesmasher, Bleak, Start the Reactor. March 17: Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins. March 18: Porches, Slaughterhouse Chorus, Soft Powers. March 19: Blackout/Throaat. March 20: Misled Youth, Arctic, Sepsis. March 27: Bourbon Scum, Pick Your King, Moon Worship. March 29: Yoma, Soft Powers, lastdayshining, Francis Graves and the Get Arounds. March 31: Wussy. April 3: Charlie Phillips, Fort Rooster. April 5: Cloud Nothings. April 11: Hard Soul. April 18: Nixon’s Spirit, the Ameros. May 1: the Slaughterhouse Chorus, the End Men, Charmboy.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

March 8: Cowboy Junkies. April 11: Martha Redbone Roots Project. May 3: Ani DiFranco.


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

March 15: Body/Head: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace. March 22: BETTY. April 5: Mike Gordon.

MOVE Music Fest

Various Locations, Albany.

April 25: 100 bands across 10 venues, featuring Magic Man, Black Taxi, Sirsy, King Django, Trapped in Static and many more.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

March 21: Paul McKenna. April 25: Alasdair Frasaer and Natalie Haas. May 10: Finest Kind. May 16: Ustad Shafaat Khan.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 15: the Straits. March 28: Experience Hendrix. April 10: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. April 17: B.B. King.

Pearl Street Nightclub

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

March 8: Deertick. March 8: Jimkata. March 15: the Go To. March 28: Tribal Seeds. April 1: Shpongle Museum of Consciousness Tour. April 4: Danny Brown. April 15: the Mountain Goats. April 19: the Devil Makes Three. April 24: the Both, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. April 25: Consider the Source. April 26: Turkuaz, Alan Evans.

Putnam Den

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

March 7: Midget Wrestling. March 8: Big Mean Sound Machine. March 15: Chelsea Cavanaugh Band. March 19: Mobile Deathcamp. March 27: Turkuaz and Alan Evans Trio. March 28: Spiritual Rez. March 29: Sirsy. April 12: Wild Adriatic. April 24: Dopapod, Aqueous.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 465-444.

March 8: Crush Distance. March 13: the Haewa. March 21: Groovestick. March 29: Accents CD release.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

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

March 15: Matthew Shipp Trio. March 30: Luisa Maita. May 17: Oumar Konate.

Times Union Center

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

April 4: Life In Color. May 13: Bruce Springsteen. May 31: Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Bret Michaels.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-38.

March 16: Danu. March 27: Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle. April 5: Johnny Clegg. April 19: Great Guitars. May 8: Glenn Miller Orchestra. May 16: Red Molly.

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Verona, (877) 833-SHOW.

March 7: Abbamania. March 15: Enter the Haggis. March 17: the Irish Rovers. March 22: Eddie Money. March 29: John Valby. April 9: the Beach Boys. April 12: Shania Twain. April 30: Bret Michaels. May 1-May 2: Staind. May 9: Get the Led Out. May 14: Justin Hayward. May 16: Straight No Chaser.

Upstate Concert Hall

Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-12.

March 16: Juicy J. March 19: Reel Big Fish. March 21: Switchfoot. March 26: Mindless Self Indulgence. March 27: Asking Alexandria. March 28: T Mills. March 29: Action Bronson. March 30: the Devil Wears Prada. April 4: We Are in the Crowd. April 18: the Machine. April 25: Markus Schulz. April 26: Badfish. April 29: All Time Low. April 29: Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Freddie Gibbs. May 3: Dance Gavin Dance. May 5: Black Label Society. May 8: Seether. May 26: the Head and the Heart. May 27: Ingrid Michaelson.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

March 14: the Music of the Fab Four Played by the 5th Beatles.

Washington Avenue Armory

195 Washington Ave., Albany, 512-523.

March 28: Foam n Glow.

Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, albanypromusica.org. See website for show times.

May 11 (Troy): Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Dame Evelyn Glennie with the Albany Symphony at EMPAC


Albany Symphony Orchestra

Concerts, under the direction of maestro David Alan Miller, take place as noted at the Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-3334; Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Eagle Street and Madison Avenue, Albany; National Museum of Dance, Route 9, Saratoga Springs; EMPAC, RPI, Troy. Call 465-4755 for concert times, info.

March 23 (Palace): Sunday Symphonies for Families: String Training. April 5 (Cathedral): Stabat Mater. April 12 (Palace): Scheherazade. April 26 (Palace): Cirque de la Symphonie. May 29 (Dance Museum): Sunday Symphonies for Families: Cowboy Dave Around the World. May 17 (EMPAC): American Music Festival with Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Bard College

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

April 11-12: American Symphony Orchestra.

Berkshire Concert Choir

Call for venue info, (413) 442-6120..

May 18: Works of Brahms, plus Love Songs & Madrigals.

The Berkshire Symphony

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

March 14: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. April 25: Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7.

Close Encounters With Music

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

March 22: Linden String Quartet. April 27: Magyar! Featuring Erin Keefe, violin, Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, Lydia Artymiw, piano, Cosmo Gorcsi, cimbalom and Yehuda Hanani, cello. May 17: Beethoven and the Dawn of Romanticism.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

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

March 16: The Pulenc Trio. April 27: Botkin/Bullard/Wachman Trio. June 1: Diana Fanning, piano.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

March 14: Windscape. April 5: St. Petersburg String Quartet.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls Senior High School Auditorium, Glens Falls.

March 23: Dances and Diversions.

Massry Center for the Arts

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

March 14: Andrew Tyson. March 15:Empire Baroque. March 22: Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra. April 12: Saint Rose Flute Choir. April 12: Saint Rose Chamber Choir. April 13: Young Kim, piano. April 13: New Music Ensemble. April 24: Saint Rose Percussion Ensemble. April 26: Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra. April 27: Saint Rose Tuba Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir. April 27: Saint Rose Clarinet Choir. April 27: Women’s Chorale. April 29: Saint Rose Masterworks Chorale. May 3: Lenore Aldi Snow. May 3: Margaret Lampasi. May 4: Saint Rose Wind Ensemble. May 6: Saint Rose Campus Band.

Saratoga Chamber Players

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

April 20: Bach for the Promise of Spring.

Schenectady County Community College

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

March 17: Clarinets for Conversation Quartet.  March 23: Capitol Region Wind Ensemble. March 26: Ava Wing, vocal recital. March 31: Musicians of Ma’alwyck. April 16: Musicians of Ma’alwyck. April 16: Wery & Evans Duo. April 21: SCCC Guitar Ensembles. April 23: SCCC Percussion Ensemble and Faculty. April 28: Hyperion String Quartet. May 5: SCCC Chorus Concert. May 7: SCCC Vocal Chamber Ensemble. May 9: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

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

March 9: Beloved Fables. April 6: Out of This World.

Skidmore College

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

March 16: Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. March 29: Ying Quartet. March 30: String Festival Ensemble Concert. April 3: Skidmore Concert Band. April 12: Skidmore Community Chorus. April 13: Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensembles. April 17: Skidmore Guitar Ensembles.  April 27: Skidmore College Orchestra. April 28: Skidmore String Ensembles.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

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

March 30: Trio Solisti. April 16: Hilary Hahn.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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

March 6: Imani Winds. May 13: Findlay Cockrell, piano.

Union College Concert Series

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

March 13: Shai Wosner, piano. March 22: Artemis Quartet. April 17: Emanuel Ax, piano. April 28: Brentano 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 9: University-Community Symphony Orchestra. March 10: Festival of Contemporary Music. March 12: University-Community Symphonic Band. March 27: Metropolitan Indentities. April 27: Amanda Boyd. April 28: Victoria von Arx, piano. May 3: Kelly Ortiz. May 4: University-Community Symphony Orchestra. May 5: The Sound of Trumpets, the Rool of the Drums. May 6: The Choral Hour. May 7-8: Student Recitals.

Literary & Lectures

Albany Word Fest

April 13-19, various locations, Albany, albanypoets.com.

April 13 (McGeary’s): Word Fest Kickoff & Up The River Launch Party. April 14 (Arts Center of the Capital Region): Let Your Voice Be Heard. April 15 (The Low Beat): Nitty Gritty Slam. April 16 (Pauly’s Hotel): Poetry, Music and Spoken Word Showcase. April 17 (Social Justice Center) Third Thursday Poetry Night. April 18 (Upstate Artists Guild): 2014 Word Fest Open Mic. April 19 (The Linda) Word Fest Invitational Slam.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

March 9: Open Mic Poetry + Prose. March 19: Bookmarks Reading: Eat the Past. May 5: Bookmarks Reading: Notes from the Road Back.

The Book House

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

March 8: Karen Flewelling. March 20: Robert Moss. April 3: Janet Mock. April 26: Jenny Milchman. May 8: Marie Bostwick.

Caffe Lena

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

March 7: Timothy Mason, Hiroya Tsukamoto. March 8: Stories and Music for Cheap Late-Winter Travel. March 9: Don White. March 12: Storytelling Open Mic with Marni Gillard.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

March 20: Smiljan Radic. March 28: Lucy Raven. April 16: Ming Fung. April 22: Sensibilities Symposium: Artists, Animals and Plants. April 23: Thomas Keenan. May 7: Avital Ronell. May 8: Sabisha Friedberg.

Frequency North

College of Saint Rose, Albany, frequencynorth.com.

March 13: Sean Thomas Dougherty, January Gill O’Neil. April 3: Jonah Winter, Sharon Mesmer.

Lansingburgh Historical Society

2 114th St., Lansingburgh, 235-3501.

March 6: Jeanne Winston Adler.

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 10: Christopher Durang. March 13: Dinaw Mingestu. March 25: Walter Kirn. April 3: Julia Glass. April 11: Francesca Marciano. April 16: Lydia Davis. April 22: Akhil Sharma. April 29: Robert H. Patton.

Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery

128 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719.

March 8: Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple. March 15: Bob Conner. March 27: Kristen Kimball. April 5: Doug Lonnstrom, Thomas Kelly. April 12: Ellen Stimson. May 3: Paul Castellani.

Story Sunday

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

March 16: Across the Sea to Ireland: Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne.

Word Plays Storytelling for Adults

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

March 23: Second Chances with Jane Ainslie, Claire Beetlestone, Carol Connolly, Joe Dolittle, Four Stories High, more.


The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

May 10: Paul Taylor Dance Comapny.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135.

April 26: Xavier Le Roy: Product of Circumstances.


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

April 26: David Neumann: Solo Works.

Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre

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

May 16-18: Spring Salon Concerts.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 27: Rhythm of the Dance. March 28: Moscow Festival Ballet’s Giselle. April 5: Next Move Dance Festival, curated by Ellen Sinopoli. April 27: Shen Yun.

University at Albany Performing Arts Center

1400 Washington Ave., Albany.

April 25: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.

Theater, Performance & Comedy

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

May 2-18: All My Sons.

Bard College

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

April 3-6: The Last Days of Mankind. April 11-13, 17-20: Senior Project Festival.

Barrington Stage Company

Church Street Center, MCLA, North Adams, Mass., (413) 236-8888

March 8: Dancing Lessons staged reading.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

March 28-29: Motherhood Out Loud.

Calvin Theatre

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

March 28: Kathleen Madigan. April 4: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. April 13: Brian Regan.

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

March 18-April 13: Gypsy, A Musical Fable. May 2-June 1: The God Game.

Circle Theatre Players

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

March 21-30: Fiddler on the Roof.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800.

March 22: Judy Kaye: An Evening With Lenny and Steve.

Colonial Theatre

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

March 7: Loni Love. March 21: Assisted Living: The Musical.

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 762-4325.

April 4-13: Return Engagements. May 2-10: New Play Festival.

The Comedy Works

500 Northern Blvd., Albany, 275-6897.

March 14-15: Joey Kola. March 21-22: Otto & George, Patty Rosboro. March 28-29: Tom Briscoe, Chris Coccia. April 4-5: Kevin Meaney. April 11-12: RC Smith. April 18-19: Max Dolcelli, Johnny Rizzo. April 25-26: Flip Orley.

Confetti Stage

Albany Masonic Lodge, 67 Corning Place, Albany, 242-8015.

March 28-April 6: A Piece of My Heart.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, 877-7529.

Through March 23: Figaro. April 4-May 3: The Price. May 16-June 21: Calendar Girls.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

March 16: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4136.

March 22: Peter Stamer: 26 Letters to Deleuze April 1: Gordon Hall: Read me that part again, where I dis-inherit everybody. April 11: The Artist Theater Program. April 19: Rabih Mroue: 33 RPM.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 6: The Apes Were Drinking Whiskey. March 8: Irish Comedy Tour. March 13-16: Finnegan’s Farewell.

Ghent Playhouse

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

March 21-April 6: How the Other Half Loves. May 23-June 8: The Grapes of Wrath.

Home Made Theatre

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

April 18-May 4: Boeing Boeing.


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

May 9: Andrew Dawson: The Russian Doctor.

Eddie Izzard at the Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 13: Amy Schumer. March 22: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. April 8: Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury. April 13: America’s Test Kitchen Live with Christopher Kimball. April 27: Bill Burr. May 2: Family Feud Live. May 12: Eddie Izzard.


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

March 8: Man of La Mancha . March 11-16: The Book of Mormon. March 21: Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly. April 2: Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy. April 12: Kathy Griffin. April 18-19: Bring It On: The Musical. May 2: The Nobodies of Comedy. May 4: The Monster Who Ate My Peas. May 6-11: Flashdance: The Musical. May 28-June 8: The Phantom of the Opera.

RPI Players

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

April 25-May 3: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

March 21-30: The Understudy. May 2-11: Room Service.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

March 25-30: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. May 9-18: Young Frankenstein.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Through March 30: Private Lives.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Through March 14-30: Robin Hood and the Good (& Bad) Fairies of Nottingham. April 14-19: April Vacation Daze.

Theater Voices

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

April 11-13: Heroes.  May 16-18: A Lesson Before Dying.

Theatre Institute at Sage

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

April 24-27: On the Verge.

Underground at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Fridays through May 16: MOPCO’s Theatresports.

University at Albany

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

April 3: WAM Theatre’s Everywoman.

Film Festivals & Series

Clark Art Institute

The Metropolitan Opera in HD, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303.

March 1: Borodin’s Prince Igor. March 15: Massenet’s Werther. April 5: Puccini’s La Boheme. April 26: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. May 10: Rossini’s La Cenerentola.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921.

March 6: Orpheus. Jean Cocteau’s dream-like riff on the ancient myth. March 25: RoboCup99. A documentary about soccer-playing robots. April 3: Playtime. Jacques Tati’s comedy masterpiece is a commentary on modernism and 1960s Paris.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

March 7: Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. Godzilla, as usual, cheerfully takes on—and crushes—all challengers. March 17: Modern Times. Chaplin’s farewell to the tramp character is folded into a witty spoof of the mechanized world of the 20th century. March 24: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. You should be, probably.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

March 14-17: The CCCE Filmmakers Lab. March 20: God Loves Uganda. April 17: Tiny. May 15: Blood Brother.

Madison Theater

1036 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-0040

March 7-13: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Grease, Saturday Night Fever. March 14-20: Airplane, Planes Trains and Automobiles, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Edward Scissorhands. March 21-27: Zombieland, World War Z, Psycho, Evil Dead.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

March 12: Borodin’s Prince Igor. Operan from The Met. March 15, 26: Massenet’s Werther. Opera from the Met. March 19: War Horse. Drama from London’s National Theatre. March 29: Revolution. April 5, 16: Puccini’s La Boheme. April 12: Funny Girl. Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice. April 26, May 7: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. May 1: King Lear. Drama from London’s National Theatre. May 10: Rossini’s La Cenerentola.


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

March 13: Linsanity. April 10: The Light in Her Eyes. May 1: Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven.

The Docks of New York at the New York State Writers Institute

New York State Writers Institute

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

March 7: Up in the Air. George Clooney, Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga shine in Jason Reitman’s comedy-drama about the business of firing people. March 14: The Quiet Man. John Ford’s irresistable Irish blarney. March 28: Mahanagar. Satyajit Ray drama about a woman in the workforce. April 4: The Docks of New York. Josef von Sternberg’s waterfront melodrama is one of the most beautiful films ever made. April 25: Sweet Dreams. Documentary about Rwandan women who survived the geocide and how they formed a drum circle. May 2: Kill Your Darlings. The early days of the Beats.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

March 10: West Side Story. The Jets vs. the Sharks, filmed in Ultra Panavision 70. March 24: Monty Python’s Life of Brian. He was born in the manger next door. April 7: The Odd Couple. Lemmon and Matthau drive each other nuts. April 21: The Blues Brothers. They’re on a mission from God. May 19: Pulp Fiction. Today’s reading will be Ezekiel 25:17.

Saratoga Film Forum

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

March 6-9: Inside Llewyn Davis. A man, a guitar and a cat. March 13-16: The Great Beauty. Fabulous 1960s Rome. March 20-23: Kiss the Water. March 23: The Rabbi’s Cat. March 27-30: The Great Flood. March 30: View From a Grain of Sand. April 3-6: Life Feels Good. April 6: Kundun. April 10-13: The Broken Circle Breakdown. Surprising spiritual, emotionally effective melodrama about Belgian hillbillies. April 17-20: Ernest & Celestine. April 24-27: Nymphomaniac. Take cover, Lars von Trier is back.

Art & Exhibits

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

March 11-April 18: 36th Annual Photography Regional.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through June 8: GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies.

Albany International Airport Gallery

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through March 9: Second Nature.

The Arkell Museum

2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, 673-2314.

Through June 1: Ogden Pleissner: Watercolors and Oils from the Arkell Collection. Through June 1: Of Time and the Mohawk River.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.

Through March 30: Ju money 2014. March 8-April 18: The Architecture Between Us. April 5-18: 25th Anniversary Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit. May 1-8: Congressional Art Competititon. May 22-June 29: The Fence Show.

The Berkshire Museum

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

Through May 11: Berkshire Collects. Through March 31/15: Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through April 13: In the Black. April 19-June 1: Under the Influence of the New York School.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

Through March 30: May the Road Rise to Meet You: Sara Macel. Through March 30: Tabula Rasa.

Clark Art Institute

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

Through March 23: Sacred and Profane: Four Hundred Years of Religious and Mythological Paintings. Through March 23: Face Time. Through March 23: Land, Sea and Sky: The Natural World in Art 1600-1900.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy, 272-6811.

Through March 15: 1st Annual Watercolor Exhibition. April 25-May 28: Dust to Dust: Pastel Exhibition.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through March 24: The Art of Eric Carle: Friends. Through May 4: Leave Your Sleep: Natalie Merchant and Barbara McClintock.

Esther Massry Gallery

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

April 4-13: Senior Show. May 2-9: Graduate Show.

Fulton Street Gallery

408 Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.

Through April 12: Encoding (memory).

Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery

80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8063.

Through March 22: Caitlin Masley: other mental landscapes.

The Hyde Collection

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

Through 4/20: Ansel Adams: Early Works. Through 4/20: Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography. Through 5/11: Winter Light: Selections from the Collection of Thomas Clark. May 3-June 1: The Juried Show.

Irish American Heritage Museum

370 Broadway, Albany, 427-1916.

Through March 30: The Irish and the Human Condition.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

April 1-Nov. 30: Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014.

John Davis Gallery

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

Through March 23: Herbert Reichert.

Lake George Arts Project

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

March 8-April 11: Terry James Conrad. May 3-June 6: Gabe Brown.


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

Through April 7: Joseph Montgomery: Five Sets Five Reps. Through April 7: Jason Middlebrook. Through April 7: Guillaume Leblon. Through May 26: Freedom: Just Another Word For . . . Through Sept. 1: Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil. Through Jan. 4: In Transit: Between Image and Object. Through Feb. 1: Mark Dion: The Octagon Room. Through May 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. March 8-Feb. 1: Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty. Opening March 29: The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.

Through March 9: 60 from the 60s. Through March 22: Sanford Gifford’s Civil War. Through March 23: An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War. Through April 30: Building a Collection: The E. Martin Wunsch New York State Decorative Arts Collection.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through May 26: Wendell Minor’s America. March 15-June 15: Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman.

Oakroom Artists Gallery

First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady.

Through March 31: Hana E. Panek. April 1-29: Gary Shankman and Stu Eichel. May 1-31: Karen Cooper and Karen Rosasco.

Opalka Gallery

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

March 17-April 20: 2014 High School Regional.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

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

Through July 26: Hoarding History: Why the Museum Collects.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shelnutt Gallery

Student Union, Troy, 851-7044.

Through April 10: Roots & Rhythms.

Saratoga Arts/Arts Center Gallery

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.

Through March 29: color/form. April 5-May 31: Imaginary Worlds.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.

Through March 14: 2014 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition. March 27-May 2: Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012.

Sorelle Gallery

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

March 7-20: Ann Larsen.

Spring Street Gallery

110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, 587-6433.

Through April 11: A Fair Wage: Drawings by a Working Artist.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.

Through April 13: David Greenberger: One Upon. Through April 13: Elevator Music 26: David Greenberger one updown. Through March 9: Classless Society. Through April 13: Graphic Jews: Negotiating Identity in Sequential Art. Through June 4: Art Works. March 29-June 15: Alumni Invitational 4.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring St., Catskill, 943-7465.

April 30-Nov. 2: Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church.

Union College Mandeville Gallery

Nott Memorial, Schenectady, 388-6131.

March 29-May 11: In the Forest: Aliene de Souza Howell.

Union College Wikoff Student Gallery

Nott Memorial, Schenectady, 388-6131.

Through March 30: Society in Design: Works by Janey Fine.

University Art Museum

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.

Through April 5: Blue Plastic Bubbles: Paintings by Lamar Peterson. Through April 5: American Playlist: Selections from the University at Albany Art Collections. May 2-18: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany.

March 7-28: Coup de Art. April 4-25: Capital District K-12 Regional. May 2-23: Graphic Content.

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through May 18: Monika Baer. Through April 27: Zanele Muholi. Through June 15: Teaching With Art: Art and Identity in the Roman Near East.