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Fall Arts Preview

In which Metroland’s crack staff attempts to assemble a useful guide to the fall arts scene in the Capital Region and beyond

 

 

George Clooney as Michael Clayton.

Fall Cinema Preview

Fewer remakes. Fewer comic-book heroes. Fewer sequels. It must be fall! This year’s lineup of films is better than last year’s, which was an improvement on the year before. It would be nice if this were a real trend.

 

Serious—and Not So Serious—Art House Fun

Lars and the Real Girl

Department of “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” department: Ryan Gosling is an average Joe who, spending too much time on the Internet, falls in love with a doll. If anyone can pull this off, it’s Gosling.

Margot at the Wedding

Noah Baumbach’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Squid and the Whale stars Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as sisters who, in preparation for the latter’s wedding to Jack Black, bicker and fight a lot. (My money’s on Jennifer Jason Leigh. She’s tough.)

The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson returns with this quirky (of course) family dramedy about three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman) on a not-so-spiritual train journey across India.

I’m Not There

This should have been a train wreck, but the early word on Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic is positive. Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Christian Bale are just three of the six actors who portray Bobby Z. at various points in his life.

Control

Sam Riley is Joy Division’s late, iconic frontman Ian Curtis in this biopic. Should be loads of laughs. With Samantha Morton.

The Kite Runner

Drama of an Afghani expat going home to find his childhood friend. From the best-selling book, it’s directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball).

Southland Tales

Richard Kelly’s (Donnie Darko) much reviled, epic L.A. freak show is finally getting a release. It stars The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seann William Scott, and the plot makes Magnolia seem reasonable. In other words, we can’t wait.

 

Oscar Wishes and Golden-Globe Deams

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical gets Tim Burtonized in this big-budget adaptation starring Johnny Depp. Everyone so wants Burton not to screw this up. With Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

Michael Clayton

George Clooney stars as a corporate fixer in this high-stakes thriller costarring Tilda Swinton; it’s directed by Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote the Bourne films. This is why Clooney is cool. Tilda Swinton and Tony Gilroy? That’s using movie-star power for good.

No Country for Old Men

Why did it take so long for the Coen brothers to film a Cormac McCarthy novel? Their black humor and his grim Southwestern bloodlust seem a perfect match. With Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem.

Lust, Caution

Ang Lee’s political thriller, set in 1930s Shanghai, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film festival a couple of weeks ago. It stars the great Tony Leung, newcomer Wei Tang and the ever-lovely Joan Chen. It’s long—almost three hours—and earned its NC-17 rating for sex, not violence.

Things We Lost in the Fire

The odd pairing of Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and Danish director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding) is earning early raves for this post-trauma family drama.

American Gangster

Ridley Scott deploys the star power of Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in this based-on-true-events drama of organized crime in the 1970s.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Top-shelf acting: Cate Blanchett returns as the virgin queen in this costume drama costarring Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush (reprising his role from Elizabeth). In this one, much Spanish ass will be kicked.

Reservation Road

More top-shelf acting: Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo are men whose lives are irrevocably changed by a road accident in this intense, emotional drama.

Lions for Lambs

All about the war: Robert Redford directs and costars with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep in this drama about a U.S. soldier who meets an unfortunate fate in Afghanistan.

Rendition

Even more about the war: Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal (as a CIA agent) discover that the U.S. government is doing Bad Things in this war-on-terror thriller.

Atonement

Shades of The Children’s Hour: Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are lovers whose future is destroyed by the false allegations of her teenage brother.

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

This one could be great. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are brothers who decide that committing a “victimless” crime is the way out of their (deep) troubles. Of course, this turns out not to be the case.

 

When Are You Comin’ Back, Stranger?

Cassandra’s Dream

Woody Allen’s London exile continues with this drama starring Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. It’s said to be more Match Point than Scoop.

Love and Marriage

Feast of Love

Old pro Robert Benton directs Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Greg Kinnear, Selma Blair and Alexa Davalos in this “modern-day Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Mitchell’s always a plus, but Kinnear . . .

Why Did I Get Married?

Diary of a Mad Black Woman’s Tyler Perry drops the drag for this romantic drama with Janet Jackson. If it fails, will he ask, “Why didn’t I wear a dress?”

Dan in Real Life

This season’s Steve Carell-starred sad-sack romance finds our hero romancing the lovely Juliette Binoche, only to discover she’s dating his brother—Dane Cook. Binoche and Cook is an even less likely paring than Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton (keep reading, you’ll see).

I Could Never Be Your Woman

This one’s kind of a head-scratcher: A May-December romance with Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd? She’s not that old; he’s not that young. It’s directed BY Amy Heckerling, whose lousy last film was the aptly titled Jason Biggs vehicle Loser. Costarring Tracey Ullman.

 

Do It Again!

Sleuth

How’s this for a brain-twister: Michael Caine takes the Laurence Olivier part, and Jude Law takes the Michael Caine part, in this Kenneth Branagh-directed remake of the classic Joseph L. Mankiewicz thriller about a husband who sets a trap for his wife’s lover.

The Heartbreak Kid

The Farrelly brothers direct Ben Stiller in this remake of the 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May comedy, which starred Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd. This is really hard to say, but . . . I’m missing Charles Grodin already.

 

For The Family

The Game Plan

The Rock is a flashy pro athlete forced to raise one of his inadvertent children (Madison Pettis) in this three-hankie family flick, costarring Kyra Sedgwick as a tough-as-nails sports agent with a heart of gold.

Martian Child

John Cusack adopts a troubled kid who thinks he’s from Mars in this allegedly heartwarming drama.

Mama, I Want to Sing!

The old Broadway musical comes to the screen, starring Ciara, Lynn Whitfield and Patti LaBelle. As the title suggests, Ciara plays a girl who wants to, um, sing.

Fred Claus

Vince Vaughn is Santa’s underachieving brother Fred in this Christmas-themed comedy. Will it be more like a nice plum pudding, or just a fruitcake?

The Perfect Holiday

More alleged holiday warmth with Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut and Queen Latifah.

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Natalie Portman is the mousy inheritor of 150-year-old Dustin Hoffman’s eccentric toy shop in this family-friendly fantasy. It’s hard to describe this one. And by hard to describe, I don’t mean difficult; I mean thinking about the plot of this film makes my head explode.

Bee Movie

DreamWorks Animation brings us this tragic romance of a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a florist (Renée Zellweger). There’s a political angle, too: “Bee Jerry” is incensed that humans eat honey, and sues mankind. Why did they stop making ant movies?

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The trailer features one of the chipmunks taking a dump. Ha ha. Another childhood memory down the toilet. With Jason Lee.

 

Only a Fantasy

I Am Legend

Will Smith is the last man on Earth in this remake of the immortal Charlton Heston vehicle The Omega Man. No way can this version be as cool; the original costarred Anthony Zerbe and Rosalind Cash. (OK, I’m old.)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

There are a lot of dumb movies coming out this fall, but this sequel may well be the dumbest of them all: Nicolas Cage discovers that one of his ancestors might have been in league with John Wilkes Booth. And the papers that will clear said ancestor are in a secret compartment in the President’s desk. Kill. Me. Now.

The Golden Compass

The popular fantasy trilogy comes to the big screen, with a big-screen cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Eva Green. New Line is betting this will be another Lord of the Rings.

Enchanted

Amy Adams is the peasant girl and Susan Sarandon is the wicked queen in this animation-to-live-action, medieval-to- contemporary-New York City fantasy. Sounds complicated, but it certainly won’t be.

Beowulf

Robert Zemeckis drops another Polar Express-style animated epic on moviegoers with this 3-D rendering of the old Scandinavian legend. With Angelina Jolie as monster Crispin Glover’s mom. (Perfect casting, I must say.)

 

Funny Business

Leatherheads

George Clooney takes us back to the quirky, violent world of 1920s pro football in this romantic comedy, which finds Clooney jousting with John Krasinski for the affections of perky (and, undoubtedly, pouty) reporter Renée Zellweger.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Judd Apatow produced this kinda cruel parody of the life of Johnny Cash, starring John C. Reilly. Too soon?

Run, Fat Boy, Run

This is the one in which Simon Pegg dons a fat suit in order to drop the pounds and win back his long-lost fiancée, Thandie Newton. Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg? Right.

 

The Horror, the Horror

The Mist

The Green Mile’s Frank Darabont directs this Stephen King thriller. Gee, please don’t let it be as long as The Green Mile. That was awful . . . long.

30 Days of Night

As winter night descends on Alaska, vampires move in. A point of vampire lore: Are blood popsicles an acceptable substitute for the warm stuff? With Josh Hartnett.

Saw IV

Stop. It. Now.

 

Sad Faces

Grace is Gone

John Cusack has earned raves for his performance in this drama about the effects of the Iraq war on military families.

Rails & Ties

Alison Eastwood (yep, Clint’s daughter) directs this drama about a train engineer (Kevin Bacon) who befriends a boy whose mom killed herself on the tracks. With Marcia Gay Harden.

 

Action

The Kingdom

Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner kick much terrorist ass to save Jason Bateman in this set-in-Saudi Arabia drama.

We Own the Night

Joaquin Phoenix owns a splashy nightclub and chums around with drug dealers. His brother, Mark Wahlberg, and dad, Robert Duvall, are cops. You can see where this is going. With this cast, however, the trip should be worthwhile.

Social Action

The Price of Sugar

Paul Newman narrates this documentary about a Catholic priest helping to organize Haitian sugar workers.

Darfur Now

Don Cheadle narrates this documentary about the genocide in Sudan.

 

What Is Art?

My Kid Could Paint That

A documentary about 4-year-old Maria Olmstead, whose paintings have sold for thousands of dollars. The filmmaker, however, begins to wonder if maybe her artist dad is helping the kid out.

 

WTF

Postal

Uwe Boll directs yet another film based on a video game. We dare you to fire up the Google, find the first three minutes of the film online, and watch them. You will not believe it. Seriously, it’s the most unfreakingbelievable three minutes of cinema you’ll see all year. You want a hint? It’s an extended joke about the 9/11 hijackers.

Shawn Stone

Check for arts updates during the week on the Metroland blog: metroland.typepad.com/blog.


Queen Latifah at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Pop Music

 

Caffe Lena

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

Sept. 28: Detour. Sept. 29: Frank Vignola Quartet. Sept. 30: Eastern Blok. Oct. 4: Patty Larkin. Oct. 6: Ember Swift. Oct. 10: Jesse Colin Young and Celtic Mambo. Oct. 12: Yarn. Oct. 13: Tom Pacheco. Oct. 14: Willie Moak, Phil Drum. Oct. 19: Dry Bones. Oct. 20: Martha Gallagher. Oct. 21: Eric Andersen. Oct. 26: Garnet Rogers. Oct. 27: Bill Vanaver. Oct. 28: Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. Nov. 2: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Nov. 3: Bob Warren Band. Nov. 4: Skidmore Small Jazz Ensemble. Nov. 9: Michael Cooney. Nov. 10: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 11: David Mallett. Nov. 16: Laurel Masse. Nov. 17: Danny Kalb. Nov. 18: Mary McCaslin. Nov. 23: Paul Geremia. Nov. 24: Rick Rourke and Lost Wages. Dec. 1: the Bobs. Dec. 7: Little Toby Walker. Dec. 14: Rosanne Raneri. Dec. 15: Ramblin Jug Stompers. Dec. 21: Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dec. 22: Wholesale Klezmer Band. Dec. 28: Raquette River Rounders.

 

Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.

Oct. 7: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Blue King Brown. Oct. 18: Billy Bragg. Oct. 20: They Might Be Giants, Oppenheimer. Nov. 3: Martin Sexton. Nov. 9: 1964 the Tribute. Nov. 20: Tegan and Sara, Northern State.

 

Club Helsinki

284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394.

Sept. 28: Albert Cummings. Sept. 29: Michael Powers and Frequency. Sept. 30: Johnny Irion. Oct. 7: Kim and Reggie Harris. Oct. 7: the Tarbox Ramblers. Oct. 12: Two Gun Man. Oct. 13: Ralph Stanley. Oct. 14: Lucy Kaplansky. Oct. 17: Omar Sosa. Oct. 21: Steve Forbert. Oct. 26: Uncle Monk. Oct. 28: Greg Brown.

 

College of Saint Rose

St. Joseph Hall, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5195.

Oct. 27: the Bad Plus.

 

The Colonial Theatre

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

Sept. 27: Sasha Cooke. Nov. 1: Louis Schwizgebel-Wang. Nov. 2: the Four Bitchin’ Babes. Nov. 16: Arlo Guthrie. Nov. 29: the Kingston Trio.

 

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 29: Rite of Strings featuring Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke. Oct. 2: Steve Vai, Zack Weisinger. Oct. 5: Henry Rollins. Oct. 10: Mary Black, Maura O’Connell. Oct. 13: Loudon Wainwright III, Leon Redbone. Oct. 14: Keb’ Mo’. Oct. 18: Porcupine Tree. Oct. 19: the Jazz Mandolin Project. Oct. 28: the Charles Lloyd Trio. Nov. 3: Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists. Nov. 4: David Bromberg Band, Angel Band. Nov. 10: the Subdudes, Marcia Ball. Nov. 17: Robert Mirabal. Nov. 18: the Derek Trucks Band. Nov. 20: Dark Star Orchestra. Dec. 11: Hot Tuna.

 

The Eighth Step

GE Theater at Proctor’s Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, 434-1703.

Oct. 6: Sheila Jordan Jazz Trio. Oct. 20: 40 Years and Still Singing: Eighth Step’s Anniversary Concert. Nov. 2: Quickstep. Nov. 3: Songs from a Fishbowl. Dec. 8: Richie Havens. Dec. 16: Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie.

 

EMPAC

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

Oct. 19: Ghost Trance Music: Anthony Braxton 12(+1)tet.

 

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366.

Oct. 9: Foo Fighters. Oct. 13: Amy Grant. Oct. 20: Phil Lesh & Friends. Dec. 7: Dierks Bentley.

 

Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.

Sept. 27: Indigenous. Sept. 27: the Brew, Somebody’s Closet. Sept. 28: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, the Alternate Routes. Sept. 28: Fancy Trash, Steve Sanderson. Sept. 29: Jonathan Edwards, Martha Scanlan. Sept. 30: Loudon Wainwright III, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Oct. 1: John Lee Hooker Jr. Oct. 2: Magnolia Electric Co., the Watson Twins. Oct. 3: Amos Lee, Leah Randazzo Group. Oct. 4: Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm. Oct. 4: Caribou, Born Ruffians. Oct. 5-6: Enter the Haggis. Oct. 9: Animal Liberation Orchestra. Oct. 11: Jesse Malin. Oct. 11: William Elliott Whitmore, Tim Barry, Josh Small. Oct. 12: Eileen Jewell Band, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. Oct. 12: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, the Whigs. Oct. 13: the Nields. Oct. 13: Stepanian, Eric Hutchinson. Oct. 14: Peter Mulvey, Antje Duvekot. Oct. 15: Po’ Girl. Oct. 17: Battlefield Band. Oct. 18: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Oct. 19: Erin McKeown, Joshua James. Oct. 19: Cold Duck Complex. Oct. 20: Patty Larkin. Oct. 20: Kamikaze Hearts. Oct. 23: the Kin, Pete Kilpatrick. Oct. 24: Mates of State, Winterpills. Oct. 25: Vienna Teng. Oct. 25: the Nate Wilson Group, Japhy Ryder. Oct. 26: Anais Mitchell. Oct. 26: the Breakfast. Oct. 27: Mark Erelli, Jason Spooner Trio. Oct. 27: Drunk Stuntmen. Oct. 28: Robbie Fulks. Oct. 29: Rogue Wave, Port O’Brien. Oct. 30: Mary Gauthier. Nov. 1: Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion. Nov. 1: That 1 Guy. Nov. 3: Sonny Landreth. Nov. 3: Glue, Hangar 18. Nov. 4: Tony Furtado. Nov. 6: Ryan Shaw. Nov. 7: Chuck Prophet. Nov. 8: Carolina Chocolate Drops. Nov. 9: Richard Shindell, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Nov. 9: Parker House & Theory, the Old Silver Band. Nov. 10: Pete Francis. Nov. 10: Girlyman. Nov. 11: Marcia Ball. Nov. 12: Marc Cohn, Amy Correia. Nov. 13: the Samples, Shannon McNally. Nov. 14: the subdudes. Nov. 15: Barleyjuice, Beaucoup Blue. Nov. 16: Lucy Kaplansky. Nov. 16: the Eclectic Collective. Nov. 17: Aztec Two-Step. Nov. 18: Crooked Still, Mike and Ruthy. Nov. 21: Andrew Jones and Spirithouse, Frank Manzi Band, Us. Nov. 26: Tony Trischka, Appalachian Still. Nov. 29: Tom Rush. Nov. 30: Shemekia Copeland. Nov. 30: Mobius Band, Tigercity, Middle Distance Runner. Dec. 1: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, the Alternate Routes. Dec. 2: Hot Buttered Rum. Dec. 3: Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Dec. 9: Kelly Joe Phelps. Dec. 13: the Bad Plus. Dec. 14-15: Chris Smither. Dec. 15: Black Rebels. Dec. 16: David Mallett, Stewart Lewis. Dec. 22: the Commander Cody Band.

 

Justin’s

301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008.

Sept. 27: Adrian Cohen Group. Sept. 28: Shunzo Ohno and Christopher Wolf-Gould. Sept. 29: Vince Prudente. Sept. 30: the Brian Patneaude Quartet.

 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Sept. 30: Dan Zanes. Oct. 6: Jesse Colin Young and Celtic Mambo. Nov. 11: Asleep at the Wheel.

 

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.

Oct. 13: Matt Munisteri. Oct. 20: the Teenage Prayers. Nov. 10: Yo La Tengo (unplugged). Nov. 17: Jazz Passengers.

 

Northern Lights

North Country Commons, corner of Routes 146 and 146A, Clifton Park, 371-0012.

Sept. 27: In This Moment, the Confession, The Lie is My Weapon, Alliance. Sept. 28: Powerman 5000, Till We Die, Pipe Bomb, Sofa Kingz. Sept. 29: M-16 (reunion), Dan Wos Project. Sept. 30: Cartel, the Honorary Title, Weatherbox. Oct. 7: Cannibal Corpse, the Black Dahlia Murder, the Red Chord, Goatwhore, the Absence. Oct. 12: Chiodos, the Devil Wears Prada, Alesana, Simcoe Street Mob, Underminded. Oct. 13: Graystar. Oct. 14: Type O Negative. Oct. 17: Queens of the Stone Age, the Black Angels, Biffy Clyro. Oct. 18: Circa Survive, Ours, Fear Before the March of Flames, Dear and the Headlights. Oct. 25: Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Deepfield. Oct. 30: Down. Nov. 1: GWAR, Heal These Wounds, Ashes of Atrocity. Nov. 3: Walls of Jericho, All Out War, Brick By Brick, Merauder, Apathy Arising. Nov. 4: The Academy Is . . . , Armor for Sleep, the Rocket Summer, Sherwood. Nov. 16: Kottonmouth Kings. Nov. 16: Suffocation, Skinless, Immolation, Wasteform. Dec. 30: Clutch, Priestess, Puny Human.

 

Old Songs, Inc.

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

Oct. 5: Reveillons! Oct. 13: Annie and the Hedonists. Nov. 9: Back of the Moon.

 

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 6: Laurie Berkner Band. Oct. 9: Tori Amos. Nov. 1: Disco Biscuits. Nov. 3: Bob Weir and Ratdog. Nov. 29: Jethro Tull.

 

Pearl Street

10 Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.

Sept. 27: Robbers on High Street, Longwave, Curious Buddies. Sept. 28: Barefoot Truth, the Old Silver Band. Sept. 29: the Mountain Goats, Bowerbirds. Oct. 3: Josh Ritter. Oct. 4: Toubab Krewe. Oct. 5: Man Man. Oct. 6: Gone By Daylight, Signature Escape, Fly Upright Kite, Give ’em Hell, Sean and Chris, Sleep with the Skeleton. Oct. 6-7: Blastermonkey. Oct. 10: the National, Doveman. Oct. 12: Voxtrot, the Little Ones, 1990s. Oct. 13: the Cliks. Oct. 15: Matt Nathanson, Melee, Ingrid Michaelson. Oct. 18: the Bouncing Souls, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Modern Life is War, the Low Budgets. Oct. 19: the Machine. Oct. 19: Little Brother, Evidence, Psalm One. Oct. 20: Ryan Montbleau Band, Leah Randazzo Group. Oct. 20: Blastermonkey. Oct. 27: the Primate Fiasco. Nov. 1: Lotus. Nov. 7: Band of Horses, the Drones. Nov. 9: RAQ. Nov. 10: Nona Hatay. Nov. 29: the New Deal.

 

A Place for Jazz

Whisperdome, First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 346-8518.

Sept. 28: Jeb Patton. Oct. 12: Gary Smulyan. Oct. 26: Wycliffe Gordon. Nov. 9: Keith Pray.

 

Proctor’s Theatre

432 State St., Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 68.

Oct. 5: Mariza. Oct. 7: Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Oct. 14: Crosby & Nash. Oct. 25: Clint Black. Oct. 26: Dennis DeYoung: the Music of Styx. Nov. 1: Dominic Chianese. Nov. 3: Golden Oldies Spectacular with Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, the Tokens, the Teenagers, the Crystals. Nov. 10-11: Rain: the Beatles Experience. Nov. 15: Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite.

 

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.

Sept. 27: MC Chris. Sept. 29: Lotus. Oct. 3: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Oct. 5: Skadee. Oct. 6: Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover. Oct. 10: Michael Travis’ EOTO. Oct. 18: From These Eyes. Oct. 27: Sam Kininger Band. Oct. 27: the Kamikaze Hearts. Nov. 2: Kingscastle. Nov. 8: the Heavy Pets. Nov. 9: Al and the Transamericans. Nov. 10: Hamell on Trial, Blackcat Elliot, the Last Conspirators. Nov. 16: Palatypus. Nov. 21: Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover.

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mother’s, Student Union, Troy, 276-8585.

Oct. 12: Gideon Freudmann. Oct. 26: Atwater & Donnelly. Nov. 2: the Ashdown Brothers. Nov. 16: Bill Staines. Dec. 1: Nightingale.

 

Revolution Hall

421-425 River St., Troy, 273-2337.

Sept. 28: Derek Bell. Oct. 4: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Georgie James. Oct. 5: the Avett Brothers, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned. Oct. 9: Hurt. Oct. 10: the Bravery, Maggie Mayday, Run Run Run. Oct. 11: Project/Object. Oct. 12: the Cliks. Oct. 13: Ryan Montbleau Band. Oct. 18: Perpetual Groove. Oct. 20: Sirsy CD release. Oct. 25: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Wreckloose. Oct. 26: the Alexis P. Suter Band. Oct. 31: U-Melt, Alta Mira. Nov. 3: Thursday, Portugal the Man, Circle Takes the Square. Nov. 6: From First to Last, Bless the Fall, Skylit Drive, Vanna. Nov. 17: Streetlight Manifesto, Suburban Legends, A Stitch Up. Nov. 23: Elliot Yamin, the Last Goodnight, Josh Hoge. Dec. 1: Assembly of Dust. Dec. 7: Bayside, the Sleeping, the Audition. Dec. 28: the Join, Benevento/Russo Duo.

 

Skidmore College

580 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

Sept. 28: Soulive.

Tess’ Lark Tavern

453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779.

Sept. 29: the Kamikaze Hearts. Oct. 5: Santiago, PJ Katz. Oct. 19: the Eurotics. Nov. 2: Mitch Elrod’s CountrySoulHouse, Dana Monteith. Nov. 9: the Black Fuel. Nov. 16: Sunset Aside. Nov. 17: The Rev Records First Birthday Celebration. Nov. 30: Rocky Velvet. Dec. 28: School Bus Yellow.

 

Times Union Center

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

Sept. 29: Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn. Oct. 6: Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee. Oct. 28: Blue Man Group. Nov. 15: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

State and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 18: Pat Metheny Trio. Oct. 20: Anúna. Oct. 26: Queen Latifah. Nov. 8: Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Nov. 17: Songs of the Spirit. Dec. 5: George Winston.

 

University at Albany

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3300.

Oct. 1: Ghostface Killah, Witchdoctor. Oct. 1: Don Preston and the Akashic Ensemble. Oct. 14: Bob Gluck, Michael Bision and Dean Sharp Trio. Oct. 17: Lee Shaw Trio.

 

Valentine’s

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

Sept. 27: Scientific Maps, Carol Bui, Tough. Sept. 28: Amalgama, Riffamortis, Son Minos. Sept. 29: Jaws, Purifier. Oct. 9: Kasey Anderson. Oct. 11: Walter Salas-Humara, Anders Parker. Oct. 13: Carolyn Mark. Oct. 17: Saves the Day (acoustic), Single File, Dr. Manhattan. Oct. 18: Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Left Alone, Public Access, Hollywood Funeral. Oct. 19: Peter Case. Oct. 20: Robert Hazard. Oct. 24: Big D and the Kids Table. Oct. 27: Poison the Well, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Marks of A Hero, Atlantic. Nov. 17: the Locust, Yip Yip, Screaming People.

 

Vapor Nightclub

Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 584-2110.

Oct. 28: Steve Tyrell.

 

WAMC Performing Arts Center

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

Sept. 29: Mallory O’Donnell. Oct. 5: Country Joe McDonald. Oct. 12: Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. Oct. 13: North Sea Gas. Oct. 19: Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Oct. 20: Spokinn Movement. Oct. 21: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. Oct. 26: Farmer Jason. Oct. 26: Wanda Jackson and the Lustre Kings. Oct. 27: Robbie Fulks.

 

Washington Avenue Armory

Corner of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, 476-1000.

Oct. 14: Toby Mac. Dec. 15: Brand New, Thrice, Me Without You.


Catalogue 32 by John Yang, at Albany Institute of History and Art.

Art and Exhibits

 

70 Beekman Street Fine Art Gallery

70 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 542-6688.

Through Oct. 8: Works by Richard Kane Ferguson.

 

Adirondack Community College

Visual Arts Gallery, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, 743-4328.

Through Oct. 4: Works by Drew Goerlitz.

 

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.

Through Oct. 6: On Location: Acadia to Antelope Canyon & Almalfi to the Adirondacks by Bruce and Kathy Vogel. Through Oct. 6: Mutations and Exaltations by Irja Bod’en. Through Oct. 6: Paintings by John Hampshire.

 

Albany Center Galleries

Albany Public Library, 39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Through Oct. 6: Arlene Baker and Ralph Caparulo: Weaving Meanings and The Sublime and Mythological Wonders: All in One Place.

 

Albany Heritage Visitors Center

25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 434-0405.

Through Sept. 27: Living Resources: Carriage House Arts Center 9th Annual Arts Show. Ongoing: Gallery of Albany History: Interactive Displays and Cultural Artifacts.

 

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through Dec. 30: Indian Ladder, A Lyric Journey: Photographs by John Yang; Fabrica: Fiber Constructs by Estelle Kessler Yarinsky; The Helderberg Escarpment: A History of Tourism and Science; Iroquois Games and Dances: Paintings by Tom Two Arrows. Full Steam Ahead: Robert Fulton and the Age of Steamboats. Through Oct. 14: Playing With Clay: Frank Giorgini’s Udu Drums. Ongoing: The Landscape that Defined America: Artists of the Hudson River School.

Albany International Airport

Colonie, 242-2243.

Through Sept. 30: 2007 Mohawk Hudson Regional Juried Exhibition. Ongoing: Installations by Larry Kagan, Cara Nigro, Lillian Mulero, Paul Katz, Ed Mayer, Ken Ragsdale, and photographs by David Brickman.

 

Albert Schweitzer Institute

Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT, (203)-582-3144.

Through Oct. 14: Images of Peace by Paul Bouchard.

 

American Museum of Firefighting

Henry Howard Avenue, Hudson, 828-7695.

Ongoing: More than 100 years of firefighting equipment and memorabilia.

 

Ann Zane Shanks Photography Gallery

50 N. Undermountain Road, Sheffield, Mass., (413)-229-7766.

Ongoing: Retrospective of Ann Zane Shanks’ vintage work of 40 years.

 

Arkell Museum

Canajoherie, 673-2314.

Through Jan.: Mohawk Valley Views. Through Feb.: Fragile Masterpieces: Pastels and Watercolors from the Original Collection. Ongoing: Arkell’s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.

 

Art Omi International Arts Center

59 Letter S Road, Ghent, 392-7656.

Through Fall 2007: Nature/Not Nature 2007 and Bivouac, new sculpture by several artists.

 

Athens Cultural Center

Second Street, Athens, 945-1677, 945-3731.

Through Sept. 30: When Worlds Collage, works by four Hudson Valley artists.

 

Bard College

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

Ongoing: Feelings: Works by Martin Creed.

 

Barking Frog Art Gallery

90 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-5243.

Ongoing: Works by D. Steven Burgess, Patricia Wright, Kelsy Harro, Linda Buerkley, David Ellis, Nate Osborne, and Diane Rehn.

 

BCB ART

116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.

Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Vice, featuring Marco Badot, Arlene Becker, Lynn Dreese Breslin, Chris Burden, Ching Ho Cheng, Rick Fingelstein, John Foxx, and others.

 

Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt, (802) 442-7158.

Through Dec. 23: Small Works Show. Ongoing: The Covered Works Museum, Floyd Scholz Bird Carving, and works by Eric Sloane.

 

Bennington Museum

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

Through Oct. 31: Masters of Impressionism. Through Nov. 17: Complementary Visions: Greg Winterhalter and Ray Bub.

 

Berkshire Museum

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

Through Oct. 7: East Meets West.

 

Bright Hill Center

94 Church St., Treadwell, (607) 829-5055.

Through Sept. 28: Home: Painted Pages, works by Ellen O’Grady.

 

Broderick Fine Art Gallery

3689 Co. Route 67, Freehold, 634-7790.

Through Oct. 20: tutt’Itali, photographs by David Brickman.

 

Capital Grille

142 Washington Ave., Albany, 368-7568.

Through Oct. 21: Small Art, Big Heart, exhibit and fundraiser for Starlight Foundation.

 

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through Oct. 28: Works by Richard Merkin. Nov. 1-Dec. 9: Works by Tony Thompson, Russell DeYoung, and Elise Frieda.

 

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

Through Oct. 21: Photographs by Iraqi Civilians, 2004, and What We Think Now, photographs by Jonathan Hollingsworth.

 

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

250 Jordan Road, Troy, 235-2120.

Ongoing: Molecularium.

 

Clark Art Institute

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

Through Fall: Gainsborough, Constable, and Turner: The Manton Collection. Oct. 28-Jan. 21: Consuming Passion: Fragonard’s Allegories of Love.

 

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy. 272-6811.

Sept. 28-Oct. 24: Dahl Taylor, paintings.

 

Clermont State Historic Site

One Clermont Ave., Germantown, 537-4240.

Through Dec.: Bob’s Folly: Inventing America’s First Practical Steamboat.

 

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library

47 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 371-8622.

Through Sept. 20: Art in Public Places.

 

The College of St. Rose Art Gallery

Picotte Hall, 324 State St., Albany, 485-3900.

Through Oct. 11: The Art and Design Faculty Show.

 

Columbia County Historical Society and Museum

5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook, 758-9265.

Ongoing: A Portrait of Columbia County.

 

Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.

Through Oct. 5: Faculty Plus One.

 

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main St., Cooperstown, (607) 547-9777.

Oct. 5-Oct. 31: Oakroom Artists.

 

Designers Studio

492 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-1977.

Through Sept. 30: The Art of the Handmade Object—Designers Studio 25 Years Later.

 

Downtown Albany BID

522 Broadway, Albany, 465-2143.

Through Oct. 31: Sculpture in the Streets, works by Don Gialanella, Maria A. Hall, Matthew and Kevin Hart, Gary Humphreys, Steven Rolf Kroeger, Jim Lewis, and Bob Turan.

 

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, 377-2191.

Ongoing: Local and National Aviation History, F-14 Tomcat and MiG-21.

 

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through Oct. 28: The Art of Allan Say: A Sense of Place. Through Dec. 9: Birds of a Feather: The Art of Eric Carle and Leo Lionni.

 

Farmers’ Museum

Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (888) 547-1499.

Through Oct. 31: Ice Cream: Our Cool Obsession.

 

Fenimore Art Museum

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

Through Dec. 30: America’s Ancient Past: Art of the Mounds and Canyon People. Through Dec. 30: Myth and Reality: The Art of the Great Plains. Through Dec. 30: Folk-Art on Fire. Through Dec. 30: Panoramas of Pride: Nineteenth Century Bird’s Eye View of the Empire State. Through Dec. 30: American Portraiture as Document and Expression.

 

Fulton Street Gallery

408 Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.

Through Oct. 20: Our Community, works by David Arsenault, Laura Beitch, K. J. Cooper, Stu Eichsan, Jim Flosdorf, James Howard Kunstler, Phil Spaziani, and Luarin Trainer. Through Oct. 20: The Approach Staircase Project, works by John Connors and local artists.

 

Gallery 100

445 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-0818.

Through Oct. 14: works by Richard Callner.

 

Gallery 384

384 Main St., Catskill, 947-6732.

Through Oct. 15: Ulalume: A Show of Modern Nocturnes.

 

Gallery BMG

12 Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock, (845) 679-0027.

Through Oct. 8: Bohemia by Craig J. Barber.

 

Gallery on the Hudson

92 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6131.

Through Oct. 27: works by Tom Tracy. Ongoing: early and recent paintings by Tom Vincent. Ongoing: works by Susan Reynolds and Joyce Vincent.

 

Gardenworks

Route 30, Salem, 854-9120.

Through Oct. 8: Works by Laura Neadle.

 

Geoffrey Young Gallery

40 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413)-528-6210.

Through Sept. 30: Twenty-Twenty, works by Justin Valdes, Daniel Zeller, Betsy Friedman, S. Clay Wilson, and Neil Whitacre.

 

Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery

398 Main St., Catskill, 943-3400.

Through Sept. 29: works by Johanne Renbeck. Through Sept. 29: On the Road, group exhibition. Oct. 6-Nov. 10: GCCA Applauds. Through Jan. 12: Salon 2007, annual small artworks show.

 

Green County Council on the Arts Mountaintop Gallery

Main Street, Windham, 734-3104.

Sept. 28-Nov. 4: Sytes, group exhibition of works created with or using computers. Nov. 19-Jan. 6: Holiday in the Mountains.

 

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through Oct. 25: Here and There, architecture by Julia Christensen, Peter Dudek, Richard Garrison, and Oona Stern.

 

The Hyde Collection

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

Through Nov. 19: The Last of the Mohicans. Nov. 4-Jan. 13: NATURA MORTA: Still-Life Painting and the Medici Collections.

 

Image Gallery

Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass, (413) 644-5500.

Through Oct. 13: Sensuality of Dance, works by Marilyn Kalish.

 

Iron Spring Gallery

49 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-5855.

Through Sept. 29: Step On It, works by Peg Hofmann Leather.

 

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Through Oct. 14: Cultural Contrasts: Contemporary Iroquois Commentaries.

 

John Davis Gallery

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

Through Oct. 7: works by Tom Nicholas. Oct. 11-Nov. 4: sculptures by John Ruppert. Ongoing: works by Ben Butler, Victoria Palermo, Dale Emmart and Laurel Sucsy, and Delicate Balance by Sharon Bates.

 

Kasten Fine Art

46 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Through Oct. 1: Ani Kasten and Michael Zelehoski in solo exhibitions. Oct. 5-Nov. 26: paintings by John Greene and Harold Baumbach.

 

Lake George Arts Project

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

Nov. 3-Dec. 14: textile works by Cynthia Schira.

 

Local Color Art Gallery

961 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-6557.

Through Oct. 31: Cool Art for Hot Days.

 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Oct. 20-Dec. 1: sculpture and paintings by Anselm Kiefer. Through fall: Made at MASS MoCA. Through spring 2008: Spencer Finch: What Time Is It on the Sun?; also, The Believers. Through January: And the angel then says: Tolerance, works by Erik van Lieshout. Long-term: installations by Fransje Killaars and Dré Wapenaar.

 

National Museum of Dance

99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.

Through October 2008: On Broadway. Ongoing: The Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth and Movement, chronicling the lives of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora Duncan; works by Frank Ohman; Two Dancers, photography by Charles Bremer and poetry by Robert Bensen; The Moving Figure; Just Black and White, dance photography by Clifford Oliver; The Art of Movement, photography by Rebecca Singer.

 

National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery

231 Lark St., Albany, 434-1458.

Oct. 5-Nov. 1: Etched Transfer Paintings and Prints of Baseball by Wren Panzella.

 

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.

Through Dec. 31: Look-Alikes: The Amazing World of Joan Steiner. Through Oct. 21: Unseenamerica NYS: Pictures of Working Lives Taken by Working Hands. Ongoing: Beneath the City: An Archaeological Perspective of Albany; December 7, 1941: The Legacy of Pearl Harbor; Governor’s Collection of Contemporary Native American Art; Rescue Recovery Response—Phase II; letters by anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass; and, Windows on New York.

Nicole Fiacco Gallery

506 Warren St., Hudson, 828-5090.

Through Oct. 20: The Set Up, photographs by emerging and established artists.

 

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through Oct. 27: American Beauty: Al Parker and the Age of Glamour, 1940-1960. Ongoing: Vital Forms: Fads and Fancies From the 1950s.

 

Oakroom Artists Gallery

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

Through Oct. 30: Works by Joan Krathaus, and People and Places of Mexico by Audrey Grendahl Kuhn.

 

Opalka Gallery

Sage Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 292-7742.

Through Oct. 21: Insights into Suburbia.

 

Open Studio

402 Main St., Catskill, 943-9531.

Through Oct. 20: Playing Outside, works by Julie Chase and Dina Bursztyn.

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Study, 15th Street, Troy, 276-4829.

Through Sept. 28: Scherzo, sound and video installation by Joe Diebes. Through Sept. 30: In the Presence of the Body 2.

 

Riverfront Studios

96 Broad St., Schuylerville, 369-3280.

Through Oct. 28: Annual Invitational Fibers Show.

 

St. Rose Art Gallery

432 Western Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Through Oct. 11: The Art and Design Faculty Show.

 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Through Sept. 30: paintings by Stu Eichel.

 

Saratoga Automobile Museum

110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, 587-1935 ext. 20.

Through Nov. 11: Barn Finds. Ongoing. East of Detroit, and New York Racing exhibit.

 

Schenectady Jewish Community Center

2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, 377-8803.

Through Oct. 31: works by Dr. Kenneth Deitcher.

 

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 382-7890.

Through Nov. 11: A Woman’s Touch: A Black Dimension in Art, works by Aleathia Brown, Fern Cunningham, Catherine Reavis, Sharon Cropper, Raymina Mays, and Deborah Jack.

 

Schuyler Mansion

32 Catherine St., Albany, 434-0834.

Through Oct. 28: Image and Identity, 2007 season exhibit.

 

Sculpture Now

Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 623-2068.

Through Oct. 31: Sculpture on Main Street 2007.

 

Simon’s Rock College

Alumni Library Atrium Gallery, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0771.

Through Oct. 6: paintings by Stephen Filmus.

 

Simon’s Rock College

Gallery at Liebowitz, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0771.

Through Oct. 7: works by Benigna Chilla.

 

Skidmore College

Schick Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.

Through Nov. 4: Selected Art Faculty Exhibition. Nov. 8-Dec. 16: drawings by Eve Aschheim.

 

Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College, Northampton, Mass., (413) 585-3587.

Through Sept. 30: Ansel Adams. Through Sept. 29: Framework III: Restoring the Boundaries. Through Dec. 2: The Dream of Italy.

 

Southern Vermont Arts Center

617 West Road, Manchester, Vt., (802) 362-1405.

Through Oct. 7: Modern Reveries: American Painting and Mainstream Realism, 1920-1960.

 

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

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

Through Dec. 30: Stripes, featuring works by David Diao, Dave Eppley, Lorna Mills, Tim Rollins, K.O.S., Rene Santos and Mika Tajima. Through Dec. 29: West African Masquerade, photographs by Phyllis Galembo. Through Dec. 30: Atmospherics/Weather Works by Andrea Polli. Through April 13: Molecules That Matter.

 

Time and Space Limited

434 Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448.

Through Oct. 1: After Katrina.

 

Union College

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

Through Oct. 14: ReView: Five Union Alumni, the first general alumni art exhibit.

 

University Art Museum

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

Nov. 2-Jan. 6: recent work by RecenCehn Qiulin.

 

Valley Artisans Market

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2765.

Through Sept. 30: ceramics by Brenda McMahon; paintings by Brian Sweetland. Oct. 6-Oct. 24: Life drawings from students in the Hubbard Hall workshop. Oct. 27-Nov. 14: Watercolor drawings by Donna Wynbrandt and ceramic sculpture by Cheryl Horning. Nov. 17- Jan. 3: Members Holiday Show.

 

Visions Gallery

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany, 453-6600.

Through Oct. 26: works by John Fleming, in Visions 1; also, mezzotints by Denise Saint-Onge in Visions 2.

 

Waterford Historical Museum

2 Museum Lane, Waterford, 238-0809.

Ongoing: Born of Two Rivers: An Illustrated History of Waterford, New York.

 

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through Nov. 11: Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara & Gerald Murphy. Through Dec. 16: Critical Encounters: Collecting Contemporary Photography.

 

William K. Sanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.

Through Sept. 30: Oakroom Artists.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

34 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-3480.

Through Oct. 14: Collage: A Group Show.


Hilary Hahn at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Classical Music

 

Albany Pro Musica

Performances are at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany; GE Theatre at Proctor’s, Schenectady; Carondelet Music Center, St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham; Scotia Reformed Church, Scotia , www.albanypromusica.org.

Oct. 20 (St. Paul’s); Oct. 21 (GE Theatre): Autumn Landscapes, with Capital District Youth Chorale. Dec. 8 (Carondelet); Dec. 9 (Scotia): With Voice and Harp Holiday Concert.

 

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; the Palace Theatre, Albany, 465-3334; Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 584-6920; and the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444. Call for concert times. Sept. 27: (Canfield Casino); Sept. 28 (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall); Sept. 29 (Colonial Theatre): A Musical Journey to Ireland, Scotland and Britain with soprano Amanda Boyd and piper Ivan Goff. Works by Mendelssohn, Robinson McClellan, Britten and Haydn. Oct. 27 (Palace Theatre): A Chinese Romeo and Juliet concert with erhu soloist Betti Xiang featured on Chen and He’s Butterfly Lovers Concerto. Also, Berlioz’ Symphony Fantastique and excerpts from Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Nov. 16 (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall): Emerging Masters Showcase with guest conductor Michael Morgan and pianist Adam Golka. Works by Yarnell (world premiere), Grieg and Prokofiev. Dec 1-2 (Palace Theatre): The Magic of Christmas. Dec. 13 (Canfield Casino); Dec. 14 (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall); Dec. 15 (Colonial Theatre): Cellist Matt Haimovitz will be featured soloist on the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and the world premiere of Stephen Danker’s Out of Endless Yearnings: A Klezmer Rondo for Cello and Orchestra. Also, works by Schubert and Bartók.

 

Aston Magna

All performances are held at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, Mass., and begin at 6 PM. (413) 528-3595.

Oct. 27: Gonzalo Ruiz (baroque oboe), Laura Jeppesen (viola de gamba), John Gibbons (harpsichord) and Daniel Stepner (baroque violin) will perform works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Handel and Buxtehude.

 

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, www.bard.edu. Call for show times.

Olin Hall. Oct. 4: Clarinetist Laura Flax and flutist Bart Feller. Oct. 11: Hungarian Brass Quintet. Oct. 17: Graduate vocal arts student recital. Nov. 7 Music Alive! with Joan Tower. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center. Sept. 23: Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Sept. 27: John Cage Tribute Concert with Merce Cunningham Dance Company Musicians. Sept. 28: John Cage’s Lecture on the Weather. Oct. 24: Seoul Arts High School Orchestra. Dec. 16: Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.

 

Capitol Chamber Artists

First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany, 458-9231. Concert at 8 PM; preconcert recital at 7 PM.

Oct. 6: Music from the Wunderkind of the Court of Louis XIV: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Nov. 17: Romantic Salon Music by Chopin, Franchomme, Donjon, Ysaye and Franck. Dec. 1: Christmas Sonatas by Biber and Bach.

 

Close Encounters With Music

All performances will be held at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., and will start at 6 PM. (800) 843-0778.

Oct. 20: Vivaldi for All Seasons featuring the Camerata San Marco, mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, harpsichordist Lionel Party and more. Dec. 1: the Rose Ensemble will perform choral works of 17th-century Russia, Poland and Bohemia.

 

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

8 PM performances at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531.

Oct. 29: Dorian Wind Quintet. Dec. 3: Pianist Pola Baytelman.

 

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren St., Hudson. Call 697-3365 for reservations and show times.

Sept. 29: Diamond Opera Theater will perform Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona.

 

Jewish Concert Series

Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, 377-8803. Concerts at 3 PM.

Oct. 14: Pianist Max Lifchitz. Nov. 4: Mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, with pianist Michael Clement.

 

Leaf Peeper Concerts in Columbia County

Performances are at 7:30 PM at St. James Church, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham, 325-3805.

Sept. 29: The Stuckenbruck Concert. Oct. 27: A program of string trios.

 

Music Company Orchestra

First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church St., Schenectady, www.mcomusic.org. Concert at 3 PM.

Nov. 4: Works by Guilmant, Schuman and Bliss. Also, organist Charles Moose will be featured on Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3.

 

Octavo Singers

GE Theatre, Proctor’s Arcade, 432 State St., Schenectady, 344-SING. Concert is at 3 PM.

Oct. 28: An Afternoon at the Opera.

 

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

Concerts start at 8 PM, and are at the Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870.

Oct. 6: The Imani Winds. Nov. 17: Ariel String Quartet. Dec. 8: Western Winds.

 

Union College Concert Series

Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131. Call for concert times.

Oct. 11: Pianist Richard Goode. Nov. 2: Trio Cavatina. Nov. 14: Mendelssohn String Quartet with pianist Benjamin Hochman. Nov. 30: Christian Tetzlaff, violin, and Alexander Lonquich, piano. Dec. 11: Pianist Yefim Bronfman. Dec. 16: Boston Camerata.

 

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, Begley Building; Begley Building, Room 160; Elston Hall; or Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall, SCCC, Schenectady, 381-1200. Call for times. Oct. 25 (Room 160): Musicians of Ma’alwyck concert preview. Oct. 28 (Taylor): Capital Region Wind Ensemble presents Scherzo! Nov. 8 (Room 160): Musicians of Ma’alwyck concert preview. Nov. 13 (Elston): Musicians of Ma’alwyck concert and dinner. Nov. 28 (Lally Mohawk): SCCC Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 3 (Taylor): SCCC Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 5 (Taylor): Weilerstein Trio. Dec. 10 (Lally Mohawk): SCCC Woodwind Chamber Ensembles/Basic Ensemble. Dec. 13 (Room 160): Musicians of Ma’alwyck present Schubertiade. Dec. 14 (Taylor): SCCC Wind Ensemble.

 

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctor’s Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, www.schenectadysymphony.org.

Oct. 15: An all-Beethoven program, including Symphony No. 5, with pianist Wei-Jen Yuan featured on the Piano Concerto No. 2.

 

Skidmore College

Filene Recital Hall (unless noted), Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

Oct. 6: Veena Chandra, sitar, and Anuradha Pal, tabla. Oct. 7: Joel Brown, guitar, and Kristin Bacchiocchi, flute. Oct. 12: Pianist Marc-André Hamelin. Oct. 13: Music department showcase concert. Oct. 15 (Gannett Auditorium): An evening with Marni Nixon. Oct. 20: Skidmore College Orchestra. Oct. 25: 26th Annual Filene Scholorship Winners Concert.

 

Troy Chromatic Concerts

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

Oct. 28: Violinist Hilary Hahn.

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Corner of Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Nov. 11: Empire State Youth Orchestra. Dec. 19: Empire Brass Holiday Concert.

 

University at Albany

Concerts take place in the Recital Hall or the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997. Call for show times and venues.

Sept. 29-30: Pianist Findlay Cockrell. Oct. 8: Viola X-Treme with Martha Mooke. Oct. 10: Flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski. Oct. 13: The EastRiver Ensemble. Oct. 20: The Parnas/Cockrell Trio. Oct. 21: University Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 10: Findlay Cockrell and Friends. Nov. 11: Capital Collegiate Choral Festival VIII. Nov. 18: Violinist Gary Tigner and pianist Victoria Von Arx. Dec. 3: University Percussion Ensemble. Dec. 9: Amahl and the Night Visitors.


Mark Morris Dance Group at the Egg.

Dance

 

The Colonial Theatre

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

Oct. 21: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández. Nov. 25: Shaolin Warriors: Legendary Masters of Kung Fu.

Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre

eba Theatre, 351 Hudson Ave., Albany, 465-9916. Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 9-10: Brave New Dances.

 

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 30: Complexions Dance Company. Oct. 11: Tango Buenos Aires. Oct. 20: Ellen Sinopoli and Friends. Oct. 24: Ballet Folklorico De Mexico. Oct. 28: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Nov. 2: Iceland Dance Company. Nov. 16: Mark Morris Dance Group. Nov. 24: Roxanne Butterfly. Dec. 29: Savion Glover.

 

MASS MoCA

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

Sept. 29: David Neumann’s feedforward. Oct. 6-7: Armitage Gone!. Oct. 13: Roots Music Cabaret. Oct. 20: Indie Rock Cabaret.

 

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 12-14: Stomp.

 

Proctor’s Theatre

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Dec. 1: The Magnificent Mazowsze. Dec. 8-9: The Nutcracker.

 

Skidmore College

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Oct. 13: Celebration Weekend Performance: Skidmore Dancers present works choreographed by the faculty. Nov. 2: Stompin’ Soles and Terpsichore. Nov. 16: Choreo II and Dance Production Showing. Dec. 7-8: Winter Dance Concert.

Literary

 

Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Sept. 30: Paul Grondahl.

 

Art Omi International Arts Center

59 Letter S Road., Ghent, 392-4568 ex. 100.

Sept 29 and Nov. 10: The Ledig House International Writers’ Colony hosts its annual Fall Readings featuring the colony’s writers in residence.

 

Ballinger’s

42 Howard St., Albany, 598-1800.

First Thursday of every month: School of Night poetry open mic with host R.M. Engelhardt.

 

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-1539.

Sept: 27: Eileen Myles. Sept. 28: John Cage Tribute: “Lecture on the Weather” (multi-media stage work based on the texts of Henry David Thoreau). Oct. 25: Bill Berkson.

 

Caffe Lena

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

First Wednesday of every month: Poetry Open Mic with Host Carol Graser.

 

Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center

332 Hudson Ave., Albany,462-6138.

Second Wednesday of every month: Live from the Living Room poetry open mic.

 

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

Neil Hellman Library, First Floor, 392 Western Ave., Albany, (800)637-8556.

Oct. 4: David Lehman. Nov. 8: Wayne Koestenbaum and Nalini Jones.

 

Evangelical Protestant United Church of Christ

82 Clinton St., Albany.

Fourth Wednesday of every month: Poetry in the Hood.

 

Lark Tavern

453 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-6138.

Last Mon. of each month: Poets Speak Loud poetry open mic with hosts Thom Francis and Mary Panza.

 

Monument Mountain Regional High School

600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413)528-9267.

Nov. 5: Salman Rushdie.

 

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

Events take place on University at Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses at 8PM. For information, call 442-5620.

Oct. 5: Richard Russo. Oct. 11: Jonathan Spence and Kang Zhengguo. Oct. 16: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Oct. 17: Elizabeth Wong. Oct. 18: Nathanial Mackey. Oct. 25: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. Nov. 1: Andrea Barrett. Nov. 8: Chris Hedges. Nov. 13: Festival of Chinese Poetry. Nov. 15: Joe McGinniss. Nov. 27: Victoria Redel. Nov. 29: Tom Perrotta. Dec. 5: Daryl Pinckney.

 

Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-1198.

Oct. 14: Saratoga Poetry Zone featuring Sarah Craig and Bernice Mennis. Oct. 24: Writers on Reading Series featuring Jay Rogoff.

 

Simon’s Rock college

84 Alford Road, Great Barringon, Mass., (413)644-4400.

Oct. 2: Joanna Scott. Oct. 18: Nathan Englander. Oct. 25: Jonathan Aaron.

 

Social Justice Center

33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037.

Third Thursday of every month: Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic.

 

Valentine’s

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

First Tuesday of every month: Albany Poets Presents poetry open mic night.

 

Voorheesville Public Library

51 School St., Voorheesville, 765-2791.

Oct. 11, continuing every other Thursday: Every other Thursday Night Poets.

 

William K. Stanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.

Oct. 17, 7 PM: Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner features poets and writers to present their original work at this open forum.

Film Series & Festivals

 

Clark Art Institute

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

Sept. 28: The Mystery of Picasso. Henri-Georges Clouzot filmed Picasso at work, painting, in this dynamic 1950s documentary. Oct. 5: Homage to Chagall. Harry Rasky’s documentary portrait of the artist and his work. Oct. 19: Crumb. Terry Zwigoff’s striking, shocking and often hilarious documentary about underground cartoonist Robert Crumb. Oct. 20: Queen Christina. A lecture by Robert Dance on actress Greta Garbo will precede a screening of this, her most personal (and possibly best) film. Oct. 26: How to Draw a Bunny. A documentary about the life and death of New York City artist Ray Johnson. Nov. 17: Dangerous Liasons. Stephen Frears’ 1988 version of Laclos’ Les liaisons dangereuses, with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves and Swoosie Kurtz. Dec. 1: Valmont. Milos Forman’s 1989 version of Laclos’ Les liaisons dangereuses, with Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Henry Thomas and Sian Phillips. Dec. 15: Ridicule. Hijinks, hubris and cruelty at the court of Louis XIV. Dec. 29: Marie Antoinette. Sofia Coppola’s revisionist biography of the doomed queen has gorgeous costumes, pink food and dreadful people. Entertaining performances by Kirsten Dunst, Rip Torn, Judy Davis and Asia Argento.

 

Crandall Public Library Film Series

221 Glen St. (temporary location), Glens Falls, 792-6508. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 25: Miss Navajo. The “Miss Navajo” contest isn’t a beauty pageant—it’s about intelligence, spirituality and knowledge of Navajo culture. Oct. 2: Away From Her. Julie Christie shines in this Alzheimer’s drama. Oct. 9: In Between Days. Korean immigrant teens adjust to life in America in this poignant coming-of-age film. Oct. 16: Trains of Winnipeg. The experimental, avant-garde result of a five-year art project. A meet-the-filmmaker event with poet-turned-director Clive Holden. Oct. 23: 49 Up. Michael Apted continues his documentary series, continuing to check in at seven-year intervals with a group of English citizens. Oct. 30: Eagle vs. Shark. It’s supposed to be New Zealand’s answer to Napoleon Dynamite. Nov. 6: Offside. What’s an Iranian woman soccer fan to do when women are barred from attending soccer matches? Nov. 13: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. Documentary about the acclaimed photographer. Nov. 20: Who Killed the Electric Car? Um, General Motors. Nov. 27: Paris Je T’aime. Multi-director, episodic love letter to Paris. Dec. 4: Waitress. Heartwarming comedy-drama about a waitress who pours her frustrations into making delicious, aesthetically pleasing pies.

 

Edwood FilmFest

Spectrum 8 Theatres, 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995, www.spectrum8.com, www.ewfilm.com. Showtimes as noted.

Sept. 28-Oct. 4, noon and 7 PM: Microsodes. World-premiere of 10 Albany-made, professionally edited short films featuring local actors and directors: Amerikan Partizan, Five Alpha Beatdown, Clumsy Robots, Coin Flip Road Trip, Four, Funny How the Seasons Change, Lost Kids, Rachel’s Ward, The Haiku King, Tragic Donut. Sept. 28-29; Oct. 1-4, 3:30 and 9 PM: Short Film Contest Program. World-class short film competition featuring live-action and animated films by internationally renowned directors, including Robin King and Oscar-winner Bill Plympton. And Then There Were Nun, Bitter, Boy in Flight, Con-Time Machine, Dead Residence, Finite, Gothic Nightmare, Letting Go, Our Band Sucks, Process Enacted, Shuteye Hotel, Spider Baby Baby, 1000 Pictures of You, Under the Apple Tree, WalkenTalk, We Could Be Models, It’s Just Coffee. Sept. 30, 9 PM: Filmmaker Spotlight Program. Star Trex: Enter the Brown Fist, Vizard Mask, A Gentle Art.

 

FilmColumbia Festival

Crandell Theatre, Main Street, Chatham (unless noted), 392-1162, www.filmcolumbia.com. Call for registration and showtimes.

Oct. 18: My Country, My Country, Terror’s Advocate, Things We Lost in the Fire, Margot at the Wedding. Oct. 19: Radiant City, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains, Sneak Preview TBA, Cassandra’s Dream, Reservation Road. Also, at Morris Memorial: Kamp Katrina. Oct. 20: Children’s Program, Taxi to the Dark Side, 4 Months, 3 Days and 2 Weeks, Lars and the Real Girl, Sneak Preview #2 TBA. Also, at Morris Memorial: Animation for Grown-Ups, Next Generation Program, Columbia University Shorts, Zahira’s Peace. Oct. 21: Young Filmmakers Contest, Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments, Persepolis, War/Dance, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Kite Runner. Also, at Morris Memorial: The Descendant, Kings.

 

MASS MoCA

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

Sept. 27 (Cinema Lounge): Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes. Filmmaker Christian Delage used newly restored footage of the Nuremberg war crimes trials to tell this powerful story. Oct. 27 (Hunter Center): Grace is Gone. New drama about the stateside impact of the Iraq war, with an acclaimed performance by John Cusack. Nov. 2: Nosferatu. The Alloy Orchestra will accompany, in their inimitable style, F.W. Murnau’s groundbreaking vampire film.

 

New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series

Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus, Albany. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.

Sept. 28: Spring in a Small Town. Celebrated Chinese drama about a woman with conflicted loyalties, filmed in 1948 just before the Communist takeover. Oct. 4: Keeping Mum. English black comedy about an out-of-control household “put right” by a new housekeeper (Maggie Smith), who may be criminally insane. Oct. 12: Paulina. Semi-documentary about a middle-age Mexican woman who returns home to confront the family who traded her away in exchange for land rights. Oct. 19: Pandora’s Box. German filmmaker G.W. Pabst’s erotically charged version of Wedekind’s Lulu, with Louise Brooks. Oct. 26: Spirit of the Beehive. The story of two young girls enchanted by the monster in Frankenstein. (See Frankenstein at the Palace on Oct. 1.) Set at the end of the Spanish Civil War, Victor Erice’s 1973 masterpiece is being shown in a new print. Nov. 2: The Designated Mourner. David Hare directed this adaptation of Wallace Shawn’s powerful play, with Miranda Richardson. Nov. 9: Cleo from 5 to 7. Agnes Varda’s pointed, affecting film about a pop singer (Corinne Marchand) exploring the streets of Paris in the two hours she must wait to get the results of a cancer biopsy. Music by Michel Legrand. Nov. 16: Borderline. Experimental British silent starring Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson and poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) explores the boundaries of racial and sexual identity. Nov. 30: Little Children. Oscar-nominated black comedy. Novelist-screenwriter Tom Perrotta will take part in a Q&A following the screening. Dec. 7: Bamako. Documentary about a group of Africans who convene a “court” to turn the tables on the World Bank and IMF. Dec. 14: The Awful Truth. Restored print of Leo McCarey’s classic screwball comedy, with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.

 

Palace Theatre Fall Film Series

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

Oct. 1: Frankenstein. The prototypical Universal horror film, directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. (See this, then on Oct. 26, check out Spirit of the Beehive at UAlbany.) Oct. 22: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Let’s do the time warp. Again. Nov. 5: Singin’ in the Rain. Beloved Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen musical in glorious Technicolor. Nov. 19: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick’s mind-bending science-fiction masterpiece needs to be seen on the big screen. Everybody sing: “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true.” Dec. 3: Three Stooges Festival. Something for the knuckleheads. Dec. 10: A Christmas Story. No, you can’t have a Red Ryder special this Xmas, either. Dec. 14: It’s a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra’s fantasy-melodrama. Lionel Barrymore steals the film as a delightfully mean son of a bitch.

 

Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series

The Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. Call for showtimes and ticket prices.

Sept. 27-28, 30: 12:08 East of Bucharest. Droll, witty comedy about Romania 16 years after the revolution which deposed despised dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Oct. 4-5, 7: Rescue Dawn. Christian Bale stars in Werner Herzog’s wrenching drama about an American pilot escaping from a Laotian prison camp in the Vietnam War. Oct. 11-12, 14: Rocket Science. A comedy for those who loved Rushmore. Oct. 18-19, 21: No End in Sight. Powerful documentary about the current Iraq occupation. Oct. 25-26, 28: Death at a Funeral. British comedy that—ha ha—kicks off at a funeral.

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media

3361 6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390. All screenings at 7 PM.

Oct. 5: Lost Film Fest. A celebration of “media archeology and illegal art” with Scott Belbin. Oct. 26: Hand of God. Joe Cultrera’s documentary about Roman Catholic clergy abuse. Oct. 29: Nosferatu. A screening of F.W. Murnau’s moody vampire classic, with live music by the Devil Music Ensemble. Nov. 14: A Map With Gaps, Today’s Man. Two documentaries about, respectively, director Alice Nelson’s father’s journey through the USSR in the 1970s, and, director Lizzie Gottlieb’s portrait of her brother’s struggle with Asperger’s syndrome. Nov. 16: Meeting Resistance. A documentary portrait from inside the “physical and psychological heart” of the Iraqi insurgency. Nov. 28: Sisters in Law. A documentary about lawyers and judges battling domestic violence in Kumbs, Cameroon.

 

Schoharie Scary Horror Film Festival

SUNY Cobleskill, Bouck Hall Auditorium, State Route 7, Cobleskill, 827-6849, www.scaryfilmfest.com.

Oct. 26, 7 PM; Oct. 27, noon-6 PM. Screenings will feature both shorts and feature-length horror films. Festival schedule will appear on Web site soon.

 

Time & Space Limited

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

Sept. 28: Cages. Olivier Masset-Depasse’s intense film about a couple driven apart by the aftermath of an accident, and how they try to repair their relationship. Sept. 28-29: Gypsy Caravan. Acclaimed Albert Maysles documentary about Gypsy bands on a U.S. tour. Sept. 29: The Mormons. This documentary about LDS-ers will be screened as a CinemaLux event, with director Helen Whitney. Oct. 5-7: Wildlife Film Festival. Cosponsored with Scenic Hudson. Oct. 6: The Weather Underground. Activist Cathy Wilkerson will speak. Oct. 20-21: No End in Sight. Powerful documentary on the Iraq occupation. Oct. 26: Full Grown Men. A man tries to reconnect with his past. With Matt McGrath, Judah Friedlander and Deborah Harry. Oct. 27-28: Latin Beat 2007. Recent films from Latin America, curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

 

The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4. Call for show times.

Oct. 5: Bound for Glory. Oct. 18: The Host. Oct. 26: The Nice Lady With a Nasty Voice. Oct. 27: Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

Williamstown Film Festival

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

Oct. 25-Nov. 4. Schedule to be announced Oct. 1. See Web site for details.

 

Woodstock Film Festival

Various locations in and around Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Hunter and Rosendale. WFF box office is at 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 810-0131, www.woodstockfilmfestival.com. Check Web site for schedule, venue information and show times.

Oct. 10-14: The Diving Ball and the Butterfly, I’m Not There, Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost, 3 Americas, American Fork, Aquarium, August Evening, Begging Naked, Beton, Billy the Kid, Black White & Gray, Bonneville 101, The Cake Eaters, Caroline by Committee, Chicago 10, Choose Connor, Constantine’s Sword, The Cool School, Dark Matter, Fantasie in Bubblewrap, For Love of Julian, Freeheld, Good Ol’ Charles Schulz, Hippie Masala, The House is Burning, How to Cook Your Life, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Iron Ladies of Liberia, Iska’s Journey, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, The Ladies, Let Them Chirp Awhile, Liberty Kid, Living the Blues, The Living Wake, Making Trouble, Married Life, Moving Midway, Neal Cassady, Neither Memory Nor Magic, Night of the Living Jews, Nomadak, TX, Operation Filmmaker, Order Up, Oswald’s Ghost, Reservation Road, Run Granny Run, Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, Steal a Pencil for Me, Superheroes, Super High Me, Surfwise, Terror’s Advocate, Things Last Constant, Tomatoes of Dischord, The Tourists, Trigger Man, Under the Same Moon, The Unforseen, Validation, War/Dance, Who You Know.


Kiss of the Spider Woman at Schenectady Light Opera Company.

Theater & Comedy

 

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Oct. 26-Nov.11: Three Viewings.

 

Bard College

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

Oct. 11-14: Marat/Sade. Nov 15-18: Party Time and The Ruffian on the Stair. Dec. 13-16: The Jewish Wife.

 

Barrington Stage Company

30 Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.

Oct. 3-21: The World Goes ‘Round. Nov. 7-18: Fully Committed.

 

Calvin Theatre

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

Oct. 5: Josh Blue. Oct. 27: Louis CK. Nov. 10: John Pinette.

 

Capital Repertory Company

Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4531.

Through Sept. 30: Moonlight & Magnolias. Oct. 16-Nov. 15: The Biggest Little International Play Festival. Nov. 30-Dec. 23: Plaid Tidings.

 

Chapel + Cultural Center

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.

Nov. 28: Bertrand Fay’s Greek Theater: The Women of Trachis.

 

Circle Theatre Players

Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 Rt. 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Oct. 19-28: The Assassin’s New Friend.

 

Cohoes Music Hall

58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.

Through Sept. 30: Chicago.

 

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 762-4325.

Oct. 4-13. The Complete History of America: Abridged. Dec. 7-16. The Best Christmas Pagent Ever.

 

Colonial Theatre

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

Oct 7: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Oct. 15-17: I Love A Piano. Nov. 17: Laughing Liberally. Dec. 1: Chicago City Limits’ Revenge of the Reindeer. Dec 9: Flat Stanley. Dec. 13: Celtic Yuletide.

 

Confetti Stage

Productions at various locations, call for dates. 253-1253.

Nov. 30-Dec 9: Marley’s Ghost.

 

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Rd., Latham, 877-7529.

Through Oct. 6: The Glass Menagerie. Oct. 19-Nov. 17: Sylvia. Nov. 30-Dec. 29: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

 

Ghent Playhouse

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

Oct. 5-21: Over the River and Through the Woods. Nov. 23-Dec. 9: Hair Loom: Rapunzel and Rumplestiltskin in Dis-tress.

 

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366.

Oct. 12: Arthur Live!

 

Good Times Lakeview Inn

175 Lake Road, Ballston Lake, 399-9976.

Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 5 and 31: Mystery on the Lake.

 

Hilton Center For the Performing Arts

40 Russell Road., Albany, 453-1048.

Oct. 5-Nov. 21: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Nov. 16-18: Why Didn’t He Tell Me?

 

Home Made Theater

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

Oct. 13-28: Side Man. Oct 14: The Dirty Talk. Staged Reading. Nov. 18: Eve-Olution. Staged Reading. Dec. 7-16: The Snow Queen.

 

Hubbard Hall

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

Nov. 8-Dec. 2: The Elephant Man.

Hudson Valley Community College

Maureen Stapleton Theater, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-HVCC.

Oct. 2: The Black Jew Dialogues.

 

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.

Dec 1: 9 Parts of Desire.

 

New York State Theatre Institute

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

Oct. 12-24: Arsenic and Old Lace. Dec. 7-19: Miracle on 34th Street.

 

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Through Oct. 7: A Body of Water. Dec 13-16: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.

 

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 29: The Hot Tamales Live. Oct. 12-14: Stomp. Nov. 14: Brad Garrett.

 

Proctor’s Theatre

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Mainstage: Oct. 13: Crazy ‘Bout Patsy. Oct. 16-17: A Year With Frog and Toad. Oct. 18: Sinbad. Nov. 15: Last Comic Standing LIVE Tour. Nov. 18: Shaolin Warriors. Nov. 20-25: The Drowsy Chaperone. Nov. 27: A Christmas Carol. Dec. 4: Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue.

GE Theatre: Sept. 28: Colin Quinn. Oct. 5: Jamie Lissow. Oct. 9-14: Tony n Tina’s Wedding. Oct. 26-27: Greg Fitzsimmons. Nov. 2: Buddy Fitzpatrick. Nov. 24: Judah Friedlander. Nov. 30: John Mulaney. Dec. 14: Jon Fisch. Dec. 15: Caroline Rhea.

440 Upstairs: Nov. 28-Dec. 9: Play by Play Festival (presented by Stageworks/Hudson).

 

Schenectady Civic Players

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

Oct. 19-28: Waiting for Godot. Dec. 7-16: A Christmas Story.

 

Scenectady County Community College

78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, 381-1200.

Nov. 7-16: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Nov. 8-17: In Darfur.

 

Schenectady Light Opera Company

826 State St., Schenectady, (877)350-7378.

Through Oct. 7: Kiss of the Spider Woman. Nov. 30-Dec. 16: Annie.

 

Shakespeare and Company

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

Sept. 28-Oct. 28: The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.

 

Stageworks/Hudson

41 Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.

Through Sept. 30: Hamlet.

 

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western, Albany, (518) 438-5503.

Oct. 12-14. Embraceable Me. Oct. 19-Nov.11: Sleeping Beauty. Oct. 26-Nov 4. All My Black Children. Nov. 30-Dec. 16: Nelly Bly—First Woman Reporter. Dec. 7-16: Noise.

 

Times Union Center

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

Oct: 23: The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow Live!

 

University at Albany

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

Oct. 19-27: Letters to a Student Revolutionary. Nov. 16-Dec. 1: A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.


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