Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.
25: Melissa Ferrick. Sept. 26: North Sea Gas.
Sept. 27: Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. Sept. 28:
Bill Miller. Oct. 3: Tom Pacheco and Malcolm Holcombe.
Oct. 4: Root Blues Revival. Oct. 5: Noel Paul Stookey.
Oct. 10: Claudia Schmidt. Oct. 11: Professor Louie
and the Crowmatix. Oct. 12: Caffè Lena Salutes Saratoga!
Benefit. Oct. 15: Cormac McCarthy. Oct. 17: Mike
and Ruthy (of the Mammals), the Milton Band. Oct.
18: Pierce Pettis. Oct. 19: M Shanghai String Band.
Oct. 22: Po’ Girl. Oct. 24: Luminescent Orchestrii.
Oct. 25: Eric Andersen. Oct. 26: Peter Mulvey.
Nov. 1: Bob Warren Band. Nov. 2: David Roth.
Nov. 7: Woods Tea Company. Nov. 8: Katherine Rhoda.
Nov. 9: David Jacobs-Strain. Nov. 14: Roy Book Binder.
Nov. 15: Modern Man. Nov. 16: Diana Jones. Nov.
21: Walt Michael & Company. Nov. 22: Larry Zarella
and Jud Caswell. Nov. 23: Cheryl Wheeler. Nov.
28: Paul Geremia. Nov. 29: Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh.
Dec. 5: Brooks Williams, Little Toby Walker.
Dec. 6: Greg Klyma, Anthony DaCosta. Dec. 7:
Tas Cru. Dec. 12: Work O’ the Weavers. Dec.
13: John, Trish, Addie, Olin, Linda & David: Holiday
Folk Concert. Dec. 14: the Highwaymen.
King St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
26: Joan Osborne, Matt Morris. Sept. 28: Randy
Newman. Oct. 10: Andrew Bird. Oct. 12: the Black
Crowes, Howlin Rain. Oct. 14: Lindsey Buckingham.
Oct. 24: They Might Be Giants. Oct. 29: Amos Lee,
Priscilla Ahn. Nov. 7: Shawn Colvin. Nov. 9:
Gov’t Mule, Back Door Slam. Nov. 13: Dark
Star Orchestra. Dec. 13: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
Dec. 31: Martin Sexton.
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394.
26: John McEuen. Sept. 27: Mother Fletcher,
Beyond. Sept. 29: Rob Sanzone. Oct. 3: Girls
Guns & Glory. Oct. 5: Adam Michael Rothberg
CD release. Oct. 10: the Hunger Mountain Boys. Oct.
15: Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins. Nov.
7: Shotgun Party. Nov. 8: Dub is a Weapon. Nov.
21: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles. Nov. 23: Laura
Love, Orville Johnson.
The Colonial Theatre
St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444.
the Rat Pack. 10/10: Liam Geddes. 10/15: the
Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa. 10/17: New
Black Eagle Jazz Band, Pittsfield Cityjazz Youth Orchestra.
10/25: Jukebox Hall of Fame Concert. 11/6: the Eagles Band.
11/8: Chad & Jeremy. 11/20: Arlo Guthrie.
12/5: the Greg Caputo Big Band. 12/7: the Klezmatics.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
25: Cardinals featuring Ryan Adams. Sept. 26:
Citizen Cope. Sept. 27: the Subdudes. Oct. 7:
Lucinda Williams, Buick 6. Oct. 9: Andrew
Bird. Oct. 17: Roger McGuinn. Oct. 25: the Four
Bitchin’ Babes. Oct. 26: Chris Botti. Nov. 2: Ralph’s
World. Nov. 5: David Byrne. Nov. 8: Tom Chapin.
Nov. 8: Shawn Colvin. Nov. 13: Idina Menzel.
Nov. 14: Susan Tedeschi, James Hunter. Nov.
15: Jonathan Edwards. Nov. 16: Duncan Sheik.
Nov. 20: Jorma Kaukonen. Nov. 22: Stephen Kellogg
and the Sixers, Pat McGee.
curtain, lights: RPI’s EMPAC makes its debut.
8th St., Winslow Building, Troy, 276-4135.
4: Madlib. Oct. 5: Pauline Oliveros and Cecil Taylor.
Oct. 10: Fieldwork. Oct. 11: Jazz at Lincoln Center
with Wynton Marsalis. Oct. 18: Gamelan Galak Tika,
Ensemble Robot. Oct. 18: Ramsey Lewis Trio,
RPI Jazz Ensemble.
Iron Horse Music Hall
Center St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
25: Great Lake Swimmers, Jennifer O’Connor.
Sept. 25: Devon Sproule, Rachel Unthank and the
Winterset. Sept. 26: Melissa Ferrick, Stewart
Lewis. Sept. 26: Tulsa, Hadouken. Sept.
27 Melissa Ferrick, Andrew Ripp. Sept. 27: Barefoot
Truth, Pete Francis. Sept. 28: Alasdair Fraser
and Natalie Haas. Sept. 29: the Bird and the Bee,
Willoughby. Sept. 30: Sonya Kitchell, the Slip,
Naia Kete. Oct. 1: Toubab Krewe. Oct. 2: Carolina
Chocolate Drops. Oct. 3: Kris Delmhorst, Nels
Andrews. Oct. 4: Susan Angeletti. Oct. 4: the Lonesome
Brothers, Jimmy Ryan. Oct. 5: Who Shot Hollywood,
Client # 9, Sticks and Stones. Oct. 7: Langhorne
Slim, Heartless Bastards, Those Darlins.
Oct. 8: Kaki King. Oct. 9: Liam Finn, the Veils.
Oct. 9: Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Hacienda.
Oct. 10: Mark Erelli, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton
Parade. Oct. 11: Erin McKeown, Mark Geary.
Oct. 11: Leah Randazzo Group, Jesse Dee. Oct.
12: Tuck and Patti, Judith Owen. Oct. 13: Bryan
Greenberg. Oct. 15: the Iguanas. Oct. 16: Tony
Trischka’s Territory. Oct. 18 : Crooked Still.
Oct. 19: Chris Pureka. Oct. 20: Mirah, No
Kids. Oct. 22 : the everybodyfields, the Spring
Standards, Samantha Crain. Oct. 24: the Rodney
Crowell Trio featuring Jenny Scheinman, Will Kimbrough.
Oct. 24: Jesse Malin, the Stone Coyotes. Oct.
25: Winterpills, KaiserCartel. Oct. 25: Stepanian,
PrideFalls. Oct. 26: Jonatha Brooke. Oct. 27:
the Infamous Stringdusters, Avi and Celia. Oct.
28: My Brightest Diamond. Oct. 29: Los Straitjackets,
Laika and the Cosmonauts. Oct. 30: Tim O’Brien.
Oct. 30: the Breakfast. Oct. 31: Glen Phillips,
Antje Duvekot. Oct. 31: Apollo Sunshine. Nov.
1: Ingrid Michaelson, David Ford. Nov. 2: Alix
Olson. Nov. 5: Matt and Kim, Best Fwends.
Nov. 7: Girlyman. Nov. 8: Jay Brannan. Nov.
9: Willie Nile. Nov. 13: Marco Benevento Trio.
Nov. 14: Jonathan Edwards. Nov. 14: the Amity Front,
Session Americana. Nov. 15: Alejandro Escovedo,
Amy Cook. Nov. 16: Richard Shindell, Caroline
Herring. Nov. 18: the Blasters. Nov. 20: Carlene
Carter. Nov. 22: Enter The Haggis. Nov. 23: Kelly
Joe Phelps, David Jacobs-Strain. Nov. 26: Alchemystics.
Nov. 28: Leon Redbone. Nov. 29: Ronnie Earl and
the Broadcasters. Nov. 29: Adam Smith, Wyld
Stallyns. Dec. 4: Loudon Wainwright III. Dec. 5:
Catie Curtis, Anne Heaton. Dec. 6: Chris
Smither. Dec. 7: John Pizzarelli Quartet. Dec.
8: Vienna Teng. Dec. 9: the Bobs. Dec. 11: Beach
House, Tickley Feather. Dec. 12: Eilen Jewell
Band, Sacred Shakers. Dec. 13: the Nields.
Dec. 13: Black Rebels. Dec. 19: Albert Cummings
Blues Band. Dec. 20: the Commander Cody Band.
The Linda—WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4.
25: CRUMBS Nite Out with the Trapps. Oct. 3: Cheryl
Wheeler. Oct. 8: Dancing on the Air. Oct. 9: Frigg.
Oct. 10: Uncle Rock. Oct. 11: Rachel Vogt. Oct.
23: CRUMBS Nite Out. Oct. 24: Adrian Cohen CD release.
Oct. 31: Tim O’Brien. Nov. 1: Meg Hutchinson.
Nov. 8: Red Molly, Steve Kirkman. Nov. 22: Jim
Gaudet, Doug Hoekstra. Nov. 29: Doc Scanlon.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0100.
3: Dar Williams, Shawn Mullins. Oct. 25: Richard
Thompson. Nov. 7: Taj Mahal. Nov. 15: Duncan
Sheik with cast members from Spring Awakening.
Dec. 5: Dave Mason.
Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111.
4: Dayna Kurtz. Nov. 8: Jim White.
Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012.
26: Chiodos, Hit the Lights, Person L,
Burn Wall Street. Oct. 1: Seether, Ashes Divide,
State of Shock. Oct. 2: Buckethead, That
1 Guy. Oct. 3: Whiskey River Band. Oct. 4: Rustic
Overtones. Oct. 9: Umphrey’s McGee, Conspirator.
Oct. 10: Streetlight Manifesto, the Swellers,
the AKA’s, HiFi Handgrenades. Oct. 12: Polka
Dot Cadaver. Oct. 14: GWAR, Kingdom of Sorrow,
Toxic Holocaust. Oct. 15: Theory of a Deadman,
Black Stone Cherry, Parlor Mob. Oct. 16: Suicide
Silence, Emmure, Beneath the Massacre, After
the Burial. Oct. 17: Relient K, Ludo, the
Providence, House of Heroes. Oct. 18: Storm
Front. Oct. 20: Five Finger Death Punch, In
This Moment, Bury Your Dead, Another Black Day.
Oct. 23: Sevendust. Oct. 25: Plain White T’s,
the Cab, Young and Divine. Oct. 26: Slightly
Stoopid. Oct. 28: Warrior Soul, StarStuck.
Oct. 29: Green Jelly, Rosemary’s Billygoat,
Radioactive Chicken Heads, Mandown. Oct. 31-Nov.
1: Controlled Chaos Festival. Nov. 7: M-16, DWP.
Nov. 8: David Allan Coe. Nov. 11: The Academy Is,
We the Kings, Carolina Liar, Hey Monday.
Nov. 26: the Audiostars. Nov. 28: Burning Human.
Nov. 30: Cobra Starship, Forever the Sickest Kids,
Hit the Lights, Sing It Loud. Dec. 5: Unearth,
If Hope Dies, Heal These Wounds, Surrounded
by Teeth, Ashes of Atrocity. Dec. 6: Merauder,
Brick By Brick. Dec. 12: Bring Me the Horizon,
Misery Signals, the Ghost Inside, Confide.
Dec. 21: Badfish, Scotty Don’t.
Old Songs, Inc.
South Main St., Vorheesville, 765-2815.
25: Bodega. Oct. 3: Réveillons! Oct. 9: Ged
Foley. Oct. 25: John Roberts and Cliff Haslam.
Nov. 15: Savoy Family Cajun Band. Nov. 22: Martin
Simpson. Dec. 13: Nowell We Sing Clear.
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
30: Cake, Winterpills. Oct. 11: the Black
Crowes. Oct. 16: Experience Hendrix tour with Mitch
Mitchell and Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang,
Brad Whitford, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric
Johnson, more. Oct. 18: Trey Anastasio. Nov. 1:
Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith. Nov.
15: Dark Star Orchestra.
Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
1: the Dodos, Au. Oct. 3: Pinback, sBach.
Oct. 4: Buckethead, That 1 Guy. Oct. 8: Okkervil
River, Crooked Fingers, What Cheer? Brigade.
Oct. 9: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Farm.
Oct. 9: Mike Relm, the Sideshow, Adeem.
Oct. 11: Man Man, Tim Fite. Oct. 11: Granola
Funk Express. Oct. 12: Sevendust, Taproot,
Allyria, Dear Enemy. Oct. 16: Jonathan
Richman featuring Tommy Larkins. Oct. 23: Little Brother.
Oct. 24: Deerhoof, Experimental Dental School,
Flying. Oct. 26: Dungen, Headdress. Oct.
31: Gone by Daylight, Lansdowne, Creeping
Cadavers, the Minus Scale. Oct. 31: Ciderhouse,
Turbine. Nov. 1: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers,
Pat McGee, Clayton Senne. Nov. 7: Brother
Ali with BK One, Toki Wright, the Problemaddicts.
Nov. 8: Amy Ray and her Band. Nov. 13: Murder by
Death, William Elliott Whitmore, J Roddy Walston
and the Business. Nov. 15: Iron and Wine, Blitzen
Trapper. Nov. 16: M83, School of Seven Bells.
Nov. 22: MC Chris, Totally Michael. Dec. 5:
Ryan Montbleau Band.
A Place for Jazz
First Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 346-8518.
26: the Lee Russo Quartet. Oct. 10: the Ben Allison
Quintet. Oct. 24: Joe Locke Nov. 7: Karrin Allyson.
Cooper at Proctors.
State St., Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 68.
26: Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Jazz
Band. Oct. 4: Golden Oldies Spectacular with Johnny
Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters,
the Duprees, the Orlons, Kathy Young.
Oct. 16: Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa. Oct.
18: Mark Russell. Oct. 26: Alice Cooper.
Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.
25: the Crayons, Cultural Relativity. Sept.
26: Timbre Coup, Nautilus. Sept. 27: Lucid,
Mercury Landing. Oct. 3: Consider the Source,
Deja. Oct. 4: the Deadbeats, the Ragbirds.
Oct. 10: Run Run Run. Oct. 11: Ballyhoo, Mike
Pinto. Oct. 15: EOTO. Oct. 17: Sam Kininger
Band. Oct. 18: the Rockin O. Oct. 31: Heady
Lucid, Indobox. Oct. 31: Blasé Debris.
River St., Troy, 273-2337.
25: Lotus. Sept. 26: the Rapture DJs. Sept.
27: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Oct. 3: Doug
MacLeod. Oct. 8: Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit.
Oct. 11: Antigone Four. Oct. 16: Tim Reynolds and
TR3. Oct. 17: Railroad Earth. Oct. 22: State
Radio, Bongo Love. Oct. 23: Giant Panda Guerrilla
Dub Squad. Oct. 24: JJ Grey and Mofro, Hill
Country Revue. Oct. 26: Los Straitjackets, Laika
and the Cosmonauts. Oct. 31: Sirsy, More Than
Me. Nov. 7: John Brown’s Body. Nov. 8: U-Melt.
Nov. 14: Marc Broussard. Nov. 15: Unforgettable
Fire. Nov. 18: Project/Object featuring Ike
Willis. Nov. 21: Tea Leaf Green. Nov. 26: Ryan
Montbleau Band. Nov. 28: Hair of the Dog. Nov.
29: Blue Hand Luke, the Twisted String Band.
Dec. 4: Eric Hutchinson, Charlotte Sometimes,
Delta Goodrem. Dec. 12: Donna the Buffalo. Dec.
20: Albert Cummings.
Sanctuary for Independent Media
6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390.
25: Morley. Nov. 16: Eliza Gilkyson, Robert
Jensen. Nov. 22: Ras Moshe. Dec. 13: Ted Daniel’s
International Brass & Membrane Corps.
Times Union Center
S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000.
30: Celtic Thunder. Nov. 6: Reba McEntire, Kelly
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.
24: Peter Yarrow, Bethany and Rufus. Oct. 30:
Joe Jackson. Nov. 1: Taj Mahal Trio. Nov. 16:
Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. Nov. 19: Arlo Guthrie,
His Son Abe, the Burns Sisters. Dec. 14: Spyro
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.
25: 3, Kiss Kiss. Sept. 29: Zodiac Mindwarp
and the Love Reaction. Oct. 2: Blake Lewis, Carlotta,
Lesley Roy, Travis Grey. Oct. 4: Two Cow
Garage. Oct. 17: Skarhead, Bulldoze, Danny
Dribble, the Shotblockers. Oct. 17-18: the Figgs.
Oct. 18: Sound System (Operation Ivy tribute). Oct.
19: Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins. Nov.
14: We Are Scientists. Nov. 19: Baroness, Coliseum,
Gaming and Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 584-2110.
23: the Rat Pack.
Washington Avenue Armory
of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, 476-1000.
9: Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Thrice,
Gaslight Anthem. Nov. 1: the Roots, Gym Class
in shock over the relatively high number of summer movies
that were truly enjoyable, I offer this snarky rundown without
an extended preamble.
Knightley is the scandalous 18th-century Duchess of Devonshire
in this costume drama. With Ralph Fiennes and Charlotte Rampling.
Scott directs Russell Crowe (yet again) and Leonardo DiCaprio
in this hunting-for-Al Qaeda drama, written by the guy who
adapted The Departed. Seriously, Ridley—Crowe again?
Didn’t you see Tropic Thunder?
everything Clint Eastwood does has the golden Oscar touch,
and this 1920s drama about personal tragedy and endemic police
corruption is generating the same vibe. Starring Angelina
Jolie, John Malkovich (as a good guy, believe it or
not), Amy Ryan and Colm Feore.
Proposition director John Hillcoat guides Viggo Mortensen
and Charlize Theron through Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic
America in this violent drama. Judging from the story, it
just may make No Country for Old Men seem lighthearted.
With Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall.
Luhrmann’s World War II-era outback epic, starring Nicole
Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Lots of driving cattle and dodging
Penn is the assassinated title character Harvey Milk, San
Francisco’s first openly gay city supervisor, in Gus Van Sant’s
biopic. With John Brolin as the “Twinkie defense” killer,
and James Franco.
Langella brings his acclaimed stage performance to the screen
in Ron Howard’s film about the 1977 TV interviews with Richard
Nixon by Brit producer-interviewer David Frost. Langella is
Nixon; Michael Sheen (Tony Blair in The Queen) is Frost;
and the excellent cast includes Sam Rockwell and Kevin Bacon.
This one looks like a winner.
Kramer’s sprawling drama about illegal immigrants stars Harrison
Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Sean Penn and a couple dozen
unknown ethnic actors who get under-the title billing. Kramer
made, in 2003, one terrific movie (The Cooler) and
in 2006, one dreadful movie (Running Scared). We’ll
Holocaust-resistance drama stars Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber.
The main concern here is director Edward Zwick (The Last
Samurai), who usually finds a way to sabotage his own
Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams star in author
John Patrick Shanley’s film of his own Broadway hit. The intense
drama is set in a Bronx Roman Catholic school, and involves
theological clashes and allegations of child abuse.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club) directs Brad Pitt
in this F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a man who ages in
reverse—he starts out old, and ends as a baby. Curious, indeed.
With Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett.
Smith goes Oscar hunting again in this drama about a man with
a troubled past who decides to help seven strangers. With
Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson. Go get ’em, Will!
aside the remake of Swept Away (please), Guy Ritchie
has always had a knack for casting. His latest, oddly-named,
London-based crime caper is no exception; it stars Gerard
Butler, Thandie Newton, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba and Ludacris.
Pride and Glory
cops, family loyalties, soul-destroying corruption and vicious
revenge: Haven’t I seen this movie before? Anywho, this version
stars Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight.
title indeed, but the franchise- reviving Casino Royale
makes this Bond flick more than worth a look. With Daniel
Craig picking up exactly where he left off at the end of Royale.
Statham just keeps on driving and kicking ass. Amen.
Miller directs Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in
this adaptation of his own comic. Violence can be safely anticipated.
We’ve Got Indie Cred, Really
and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Michael Cera is again a dorky musician who is, inexplicably,
catnip to smart girls in this romantic comedy costarring Kat
Dennings. Work that shtick while you can, kid—you’re not getting
to Lose Friends & Alienate People
smartass bloggers at Gawker put the smackdown on Brit journalist
Toby Jones for his naval-gazing tome about his time at Vanity
Fair. Since the film version stars Simon Pegg, however,
one should keep an open mind.
addict Anne Hathaway returns home, bringing a golden ray of
sunshine to her sister’s wedding in this Jonathan Demme-directed
drama. Can you guess that things don’t go smoothly? With Debra
gloomy Mike Leigh (Naked, Vera Drake) looks
on the bright side of life in this comedy about a maniacally
cheerful school teacher.
grandpa, I said “Synecdoche,” not “Schenectady.” Philip Seymour
Hoffman is a theater director who builds an entire city set
inside a warehouse. Written and directed (of course) by Charlie
Kaufman. With Catherine Keener.
and Miri Make a Porno
Smith sold this movie to Harvey Weinstein based on the title
alone. Figures. Gee, I hope it’s as sophisticated as Chasing
Amy. (No, Smith is not forgiven for the donkey-fucking
scene in Clerks 2, either.)
you seen the any of the advance clips? This documentary is,
basically, atheist funnyman Bill Maher traveling the world
insulting men and women of God. C’mon, he’s not trying
to make friends.
pampered SoCal pup (voiced by Drew Barrymore) gets lost in
Mexico, where a spirit guide (voiced by Salma Hayek) helps
her discover her “heritage.” OK. I’m not saying they’re literally
on crack at Disney, but Walt’s gonna be pissed when they thaw
out his head.
pampered celebrity dog (voiced by John Travolta) gets lost
in the streets of New York City, where he must rely on his
not-often-tested wits to survive in this Disney comedy. Hey,
wait: Didn’t I just write this entry?
Secret Life of Bees
1960s drama about a young blonde girl who runs away from her
abusive home to the safety of African-American beekeepers
is set to tug the heartstrings. With Jennifer Hudson, Queen
Latifah and Dakota Fanning (as the little blonde girl).
2: Escape 2 Africa
I have no idea what happened in Madagascar, I will
refrain from comment. I liked the “Madagascar penguins”
in the animated short Dreamworks subsequently released, however.
Sandler tells stories to children—that come true! yay!—in
this Christmas family cash-in from Walt Disney Pictures. At
least Sandler isn’t the voice of a pampered feline lost in
some metropolis who’s guided to his destiny by Garfield or
Sylvester. With Keri Russell.
Sing, Sing, Sing
School Musical 3: Senior Year
never seen anything like this before. After two wildly successful
made-for-TV movies (and more live theatrical iterations than
I can count), the third coming of Disney’s High School
Musical juggernaut will be on the big screen. The Mouse
House may have had to bring in Pixar to save the empire’s
animation wing, but they’ve still got the tweeners by the
pocketbook. With Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, blah blah blah.
couple of still-angry-at-each-other singers (Samuel L. Jackson
and the late Bernie Mac) reunite one last time for a performance
at the Apollo. With Sharon Leal, Sean Hayes and the late Isaac
Hayes. Yeah, the circumstances around this one are a bummer.
Based on a (Mostly) True Story
Brown is New York state’s own football hero Ernie Davis, the
first African American Heisman Trophy winner, in this biopic
costarring Dennis Quaid.
Stone’s back and, oh, it’s on. Josh Brolin is our dearly
beloved, now-quacking president in this Oliver Stone film
about the life and times of George W. Bush. With Ioan Grufudd
as Tony Blair and Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice.
Based on a (Surprise) Video Game
Wahlberg is the titular DEA agent out for revenge in this—admit
it— unfortunately named drama. I have to say, though, the
previews offer something to look at.
Yuk Yuk Yuk
don’t want to you to think I’m biased against this “comedy”
because I’m an angry liberal, but judging from the trailer,
David Zucker’s right-wing spoof is a steaming pile of crap.
Starring Jon Voight, who provides yet another reason for his
daughter to avoid him.
Wain, director of the cult comedy The Ten (which was
actually about a “4” on the funny scale), helms this yukfest
about a couple of immature salesmen forced to become mentors
to troubled teens. With Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott.
when Jim Carrey couldn’t tell a lie? Hoo-hoo, that was some
funny. Now he can’t say no to anything for a year.
It can’t be denied: Dude loves a gimmick. Directed by Peyton
Reed (Down With Love) and costarring Zooey Deschanel.
Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat
Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener)
directs Julianne Moore in this grim sci-fi drama about a world-wide
epidemic of blindness. With Mark Ruffalo and Sandra Oh.
trailer is simple: An apartment building is infested with
something and quarantined by the feds; when it’s all
over, there’s no one left to tell the story. Luckily, a reporter
left a video record. We can has Cloverfield?
torture-porn wave has crested, but the Saw series slices,
shocks, gouges and gnaws on.
Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) has either made a vampire
movie disguised as a teenage love story, or a teenage love
story disguised as a vampire movie.
Day the Earth Stood Still
want to keep an open mind about this remake of the 1951 classic
about an alien visiting earth, but the trailer is murky and
annoying. With Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.
Xmas is Coming
me, but I can’t bring myself to relate the execrable plot
of this holiday wankery starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince
Vaughn. You can use the Google, right?
Park Place, Hudson, 822-9763.
14-Nov. 19: Paintings by Roger Shepherd.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.
Oct. 17: Clay Expressions Pottery, works by Cate
Valk, Susanne Farrington, Connie Derrenbacher,
Denise Haviland, and Andrea Steffens.
Through Oct. 31: Nature’s Views, digital photographs
by Ed Wyant Jr. Through Nov. 3: An Adirondack Reflection,
photographs by Peter Johngren.
Adirondack Mountain Club
9N, Luzerne Road, Lake George, 668-4447.
31: Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society.
Albany Center Galleries
Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 462-4775.
23-Nov. 1: Works by Tatana Kellner and Laura Von
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Quackenbush Square, corner of Clinton Avenue and Broadway,
Sept. 29: Wonders of the Circus. Oct. 3-Dec. 31:
Once In a Blue Moon, oil paintings by Darlina Abrams-Jones.
Albany Institute of History & Art
Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
Jan. 4: Impressionist Giverny: American Painters in France,
1885-1915. Ongoing: The Landscape that Defined America:
Artists of the Hudson River School.
Albany International Airport
Repetitive Nature in the Concourse A Gallery. Also,
Air Craft, photographs by Jeffrey Milstein in
the Concourse B Gallery.
Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Oct. 12: Winslow Homer Watercolors from the Permanent Collection.
Through Sept. 29: Works by regional artists Lutz Scherneck
and Ian Burcroff. Through Sept. 21: Wyeth Family
Paintings: From the Farnsworth Art Museum. Ongoing: Arkell’s
Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.
The Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council
County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.
Oct. 18: New Evolutions, works by Ingrid Ludt
and Melinda McDaniel.
Main Street, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.
Oct. 13: Jane Stickle Quilt. Through Oct. 26: Art
of Vermont: The State Collection Exhibition.
Lawrence St., Glens Falls. 793-9350.
1-31: From Victim to Victory: An Awareness Project.
Mill Studio 109, 243 Union St., Route 2, North Adams, Mass.
Oct. 31: Nude & Naked: 1960-2008, photographs by
Charlton St., Ballston Spa. 885-4000.
Sept. 4, 2009: A Few Lines to Let You Know: Letters of
the Civil War.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.
Oct. 12: Wood, works by Frank Litto, Richard Artschwager,
John Cross, Stephen Walling, Mark Wasserbach and Jon
DePreter. Oct. 16-Nov. 23: Landscape, works by
Harry Orlyk, Craig Johns, and Leigh Palmer.
Nov. 27-Jan.4: Painting and Sculpture, works by Ragellah
Rourke, James O’Shea, and Cynthia Atwood.
Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum
College, Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-7598.
27-Feb. 1: The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary
and Contemporary Art. Through Dec. 19: I Am Yours,
new works by Bernd Krauss.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Tinker St., Woodstock, (914) 679-9957.
Oct. 26: Collocations: A Solo Exhibition of Works by Mickey
Children’s Museum of Science & Technology
Jordan Road, Troy. 235-2120.
Hudson River Estuary exhibit; hands-on exploration of weather;
Molecularium animated dome show.
South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.
12-Jan.4: Drawn to Drama: Italian Works on Paper, 1500-1800.
Through Oct. 19: Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness,
and the Art of Painting Softly. Through Oct. 26: Homer
and Sargent from the Clark. Through Nov. 16: Special
Installation: Visions of the Stage: Prints and Drawings, 1600-1800.
Cohoes Visitor’s Center
Hall Building, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 273-5618.
Nov. 30: Views of Cohoes Over Half a Century: Photographs
by Bernard T. Shaw.
Columbia County Historical Society and Museum
Albany Ave., Kinderhook. 758-9265.
A Portrait of Columbia County.
Columbia Greene Community College
Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.
Oct. 10: Fall Faculty Show.
Deborah Davis Fine Art
Warren St., Hudson, 822-1890.
Oct. 6: Juxtaposition, mixed media by Patricia R.
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville. 377-2191.
Local and national aviation history; F-14 Tomcat and MiG-21
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
West Bay Road, Amherst, Mass., (413) 658-1100.
Oct. 26: Flights Into Fantasy: The Kendra and Allan Daniel
Collection of Children’s Illustration. Through Dec. 7:
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny.
Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (888) 547-1499.
Oct. 31: Ice Cream: Our Cool Obsession.
Fenimore Art Museum
Road, Route 80, Cooperstown, (607) 547-1400.
Dec. 31: Bits of Home and Through the Eyes of Others:
African Americans and Identity in American Art.
Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.
24-Oct. 25: Works by Deborah Morris, Beth Feldman,
and Jenny McShan.
Tannery Brook Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-0027.
Oct. 20: Female Taxonomy.
The Gallery at Proctors
State St., Schenectady. 382-3884.
Oct. 31: Photographs by Robert Gullie and David
30, Salem. 854-9120.
Oct. 19: Harvest Palette.
Hancock Shaker Village
20, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-0188.
Oct. 31: Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection.
Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. (413) 458-1700.
4-30: Petria Mitchell: Expressionist Landscapes. Oct.
4-28: Contemporary Watercolors: Caio Fonseca, Sibylle Szaggars,
Stephen Hancock and Tom Slaughter. Nov. 1-30: Mary
Sipp Green: Impressions of Normandy.
Hudson Opera House
Warren St., Hudson, 822-1438.
4-Nov.1: Between The River and The Sky, works by Vincent
Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8063.
18-Oct. 18: Look: Portraits by Summer McCorkle and Lillian
Mulero. Oct. 30-Dec. 6 Space within these lines not
dedicated: Collaborative installation by Lee Ranaldo
and Leah Singer.
The Hyde Collection
Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.
Nov. 2: The Prints of Sean Scully. Nov. 16-Jan. 18:
California Impressionism: Paintings from the Irvine Museum.
John Davis Gallery
1/2 Warren St., Hudson. 828-5907.
Oct. 5: Laurel Sucsy: Paintings and Sculpture Garden:
Sarah Draney. Oct. 9-Nov. 2: Gabriel Phipps: Paintings.
Lake George Arts Project
Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village,
Oct. 17: Recent Work by Charles Steckler.
Local Color Art Gallery
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-6557.
Oct. 31: Harvest Moon, paintings by Colonie Art League
LeWitt at MASS MoCA.
Museum of Contemporary Art
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
Spring 2009: Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape and
Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China. Nov. 16-Nov.
15, 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.
Ongoing: Long-term installations by Dré Wapenaar and
Fransje Killaars. Ongoing: Anselm Kiefer: Paintings
Massry Center Art Gallery
of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany. 454-5102.
21-Nov. 9: Judy Pfaff: Paperworks, Year of the Dog, Pig,
MCLA Gallery 51 Annex
Summer St., North Adams. (413) 241-8692.
Oct. 31: Lumens.
National Upholstering Design Studio and Gallery
Lark St., Albany. 434-1458.
4-Nov. 4: Photographs by Theresa Swidorski and Sculpture
by Carl Swidorski.
National Museum of Dance
S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.
October: “On Broadway” The Evolution of Dance on the Broadway
Stage. Ongoing: Choreo-Motion: A Children’s Journey
through Space, Time and Energy.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. 584-0400.
Oct. 17: White House Horses.
New York Folklore Society Gallery of New York Traditions
Jay St., Schenectady. 346-7008.
Folk art from around the state, including Amish-made items,
Iroquois crafts and much more.
New York State Museum
State Plaza, Albany. 474-5877.
Oct. 13: Latin American and Caribbean Art: Selected Highlights
from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Through
Oct. 12: Rockefeller at 100. Through Oct. 14: Sheridan
Hollow: A Very Working-Class Neighborhood. Oct. 3-May:
Breeding Bird Atlas: 20 Years of Changing Bird Distributions.
Nov. 22-May. 17: Rockwell Kent: This Is My Own. Through
March 2009: Invaders. Through Fall 2009: Art for
the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection.
Ongoing: Beneath the City: An Archaeological Perspective
of Albany; Governor’s Collection of Contemporary Native
American Art; Rescue Recovery Response—Phase II;
and Windows on New York.
Nicole Fiacco Gallery
Warren St., Hudson, 828-5090.
27-Nov. 2: David Deutsch. Nov. 8-Dec. 13: Linda
B. Horn: Negative Space.
Norman Rockwell Museum
183, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.
Oct. 19: In Full Bloom: Artists Design Garden Gates.
Through Oct. 26: Raw Nerve! The Political Art of Steve
Brodner. Through Nov. 19: Norman Rockwell: Illustrator
North Main Gallery
N. Main St., Salem. 854-3406.
Oct. 13: Shirtworks Invitational.
Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 374-4446.
2-28: Works by Karen Rosasco.
Omi International Arts Center
Sculpture Park, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent. 392-4747.
Nov. 30: Into the Trees; Nina Katchadourian: Twitchers
and Cheaters; and New Sculpture.
Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 292-1778.
Oct. 19: Grace Hartigan: A Survey of Seven Decades.
Rensselaer County Historical Society
Second St., Troy, 272-7232.
Discovering History: What the Heck Is It?.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs.
587-1935 ext. 20.
Nov. 2: Cadillac: A Century of Style. Ongoing: New
York racing exhibit.
Saratoga County Arts Council
Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132.
Oct. 18: New Evolutions.
Schick Art Gallery
College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-5049.
2-Nov. 2: Selected Art Faculty Exhibition.
Shaker Museum and Library
Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, 794-9100.
Oct. 20: Recycle—Reuse—Repair: Examples of Shaker Stewardship.
SKH Gallery of Textiles and Fine Craft
Station, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3300.
Oct. 3: Works by Bernd Hausmann and Joby Baker.
Nov. 4-Dec. 31: SKH Political.
Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.
5-Nov. 5: Selected Art Faculty Exhibition. Nov. 7-Dec.
14: Earl Pardon Retrospective.
Vermont Arts Center
West Road, Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-1405.
Nov. 30: Diana Walker: Photojournalist.
203, Spencertown, 392-3693.
24-Oct. 22: Abstractions, works by Christofer Haun,
Josh Podell, Jennifer Riley, and Don Voisine.
Oct. 28-Nov. 26: Focus: Robin Tewes.
Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
27-Jan. 25: Dario Robleto: Alloy of Love. Through Jan.
4: Opener 15: Amy Sillman: Third Person Singular.
Cole National Historic Site
Oct. 28: Thomas Cole’s “Sketch” Paintings: An Exploration
of the Creative Process.
Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady. 388-6131.
Oct. 21: Optical Union, photographs by Meghan Haley-Quigley,
Rui Fen Huang, Tobias Leeger, Steven Leung, Lauren Muske,
Jonathan Scheff and Juneui Soh. Oct. 9-Feb. 1:
Parabolas Mexicanas, paintings, drawings and prints by
Bernardo Gonzalez and Francisco Verastegui. Oct.
23-Dec. 19: Southern Louisiana Hurricane Recovery: A Photo
Documentary by Alex Handin.
at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.
23-Dec. 21: Straight Face: Portraits from the University
at Albany Fine Art Collections and Andy Warhol: Portraits
from the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.
Lark St., Albany. 426-3501.
3-24: Buried City. Nov. 7-28: Futura.
Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave.,
Oct. 31: Private Thoughts Gone Public.
Waterford Historical Museum
Museum Lane, Waterford. 238-0809.
Born of Two Rivers: An Illustrated History of Waterford,
West Kortright Centre
West Kortright Road, East Meredith. (607) 278-5454.
Nov. 2: Flora, Fauna and Food.
Williams College Museum of Art
Mass., (413) 597-2429.
Oct. 5: The Long Night and the New Day: Lithographs by
Benton Spruance and Emily Driscoll: Works.
are at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany; Niskayuna
Reformed Church, Route 7, Niskayuna; Carondelet Music Center,
St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham; Scotia Reformed Church,
Scotia , www.albanypromusica.org.
18 (St. Paul’s), Oct. 19 (Niskayuna): Let’s Sing, Let’s Dance!;
Dec. 13 (Scotia), Dec. 14 (Carondelet): This Yool Night.
Albany Symphony Orchestra
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 Mahaiwe Performing
Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-0100. Call
for concert times.
25 (Palace): A Night of Italian Opera: Puccini’s 150th birthday
bash with Emily Pulley (soprano), Victoria Livengood
(mezzo-soprano), Alan Glassman (tenor), and Stephen
Kechulius (baritone). Nov. 14 (Troy): Music of the Ballets
Russes featuring cellist Kenneth Olsen and the world-premier
of a composition by David Mallamud. Dec. 6, 7 (Palace):
The Magic of Christmas featuring local music groups and Kim
and Reggie Harris. Dec. 11 (Canfield), Dec. 12
(Troy), Dec. 13 (Mahaiwe): Winter Warmth featuring Jaime
Laredo and Jill Levy.
(845) 758-7900, www.bard.edu. Call for shows and times. Olin
Hall and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
24 (Fisher): Prokofiev in America and Russia featuring the
American Symphony Orchestra and Mira Wang (violin).
Oct. 25 (Olin): Student and faculty performance of Prokofiev
Capitol Chamber Artists
Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany, 458-9231.
3, Nov. 14: Free noon concerts at RPI Academy Hall. Oct. 18:
Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio in E Flat Major. Nov. 8:
Wonderchild/Genius of Court of Louis XIV. Dec. 13: Baroque
Close Encounters With Music
performances will be held at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center,
14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., and will start at
6 PM. (800) 843-0778.
18: Crown Jewels: A Musical Tour through Europe’s Princely
Courts. Dec. 6: An American Holiday Tapestry with the Rose
deBlasiis Chamber Music Series
PM performances at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium,
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531.
20: The Namasse/Nakamatsu Duo. Nov. 17: Iridescence
Flute and Harp Duo.
Massry Center for the Arts
College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.
5: Chamber Music Now and Then. Nov. 13: Celebrate Music! Dec.
13: Massry Family Tribute Concert featuring the St. Rose
Wind Ensemble and Masterworks Chorale.
Reformed Church, 8 N. Church St., Schenectady, 344-SING. Union
College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.
2 (Church): Peaceable Kingdom and Mass in G. Dec. 21
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
start at 8 PM, and are at the Church of the Messiah, Route
9, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870.
19: Attacca Quartet. Nov. 15: American Brass Quintet.
Dec. 7: Vinca Quartet.
Union College Concert Series
College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.
Call for concert times.
2: Jupiter String Quartet. Oct. 30: Trio Cavatina
with Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet). Nov. 11:
Orion Weiss (piano). Dec. 5: Christian Tetzlaff
(violin). Dec. 15: Musicians from Marlboro.
Schenectady County Community College
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 and locations.
21 (Room 160), Nov. 10 (Elston): Musicians of Ma’alwyck
present The Curious Journey of Citizen Genêt. Oct. 22
(Taylor): American Snapshots: 200 Years of American Songs
featuring Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Sheri Bauer-Mayorga
(voice). Nov. 24 (Taylor): Lucille Beer (mezzo
soprano) and Mark Evans (piano). Dec. 1 (Taylor): SCCC
Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 3 (Taylor): SCCC
Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. Dec. 8 (Lally):
SCCC Woodwind Chamber Ensembles/Basic Ensemble. Dec.
10 (Lally): SCCC Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 12 (Taylor):
SCCC Wind Ensemble.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, www.schenectadysymphony.org.
19: Hidden Gems: Mohawk Valley Vistas. Nov. 23: Jewels of
Lebanon Shaker Village, Route 20, New Lebanon, (888) 820-9441.
11: Jewish Masterpieces for Cello and Piano.
Troy Chromatic Concerts
Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
15: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra featuring Jean-Yves
Thibaudet (piano). Nov. 9: Piano soloist Stephen Hough.
University at Albany
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.
4: Richard Albagli and Friends. Oct. 19: University
Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 27: University Concert Band.
Oct. 28: Student recital. Nov. 9: Capital Collegiate Chorale
Festival. Dec. 3: Student recital. Dec. 7: Holiday concert.
25-Oct.5: Sens Noemie La France Rapture. Oct. 17-Oct.
19: American Ballet Theatre. Oct. 23: Rumi and the
Whirling Dervishes from Turkey.
The Colonial Theatre
South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444.
15: The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa. Oct.
31, Nov. 1: Darrell Pucciarello’s Production of Dracula.
Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre
Theatre, 351 Hudson Ave., Albany, 465-9916.
1-2,7-8: Brave New Dances.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
3: [bjm_danse]. Oct. 10: Tapereire: Celtic Tap—An
Evening with James Devine. Nov. 22: Belly Dance Superstars.
Nov. 29: Break the Urban Funk Spectacular! Dec. 12:
Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 664-4481.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa.
Institute of History and Art
Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
30: Paul Grondahl.
Arts Center of The Capital Region
River St., Troy,273-0552 ext.231.
25, 7 PM: Lucia Nevai. Oct. 20, 7 PM: Laura Shaine.
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.
Wed of every month: Poetry Open Mic with host Carol Graser.
Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center
Hudson Ave, Albany,462-6138.
Wed of every month: Live from the Living Room poetry open
College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series
Hellman Library, First Floor, 392 Western Ave., Albany, (800)
25: David Rees, Rachael Shukert. Nov. 12 Alice
Evangelical Protestant United Church of Christ
Clinton St., Albany.
Wed of every month: Poetry in the Hood.
Madison Ave., Albany 462-6138.
Mon of each month: Poets Speak Loud poetry open mic with hosts
Thom Francis and Mary Panza.
Monument Mountain Regional High School
Stockbridge Road., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-9267.
5: Salman Rushdie.
New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series
take place on University at Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses.
For information, call 442-5620.
25: Jime Shepard. Oct. 2: Anne Enright. Oct.
7: F.D. Reeve. Oct. 8: Astrid Cabral. Oct. 15:
Major Jackson. Oct. 16: Dexter Filkins. Nov
11: Alice Fulton. Nov. 17: Nilo Cruz.
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-1198.
14: Saratoga Poetry Zone featuring Sarah Craig and
Bernice Mennis. Oct. 24: Writers on Reading Series
featuring Jay Rogoff.
Schenectady Museum and Suites-Bueche Planetarium
Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 382-7890
Popcorn, Peanuts and Poetry; Baseball Inside the Lines. Featuring
writer and poet Saragh Freligh.
Social Justice Center
Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037.
Thu of every month: Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic.
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.
Tue of every month: Albany Poets Presents poetry open mic
Voorheesville Public Library
School St., Voorheesville, 765-2791.
Oct. 11, continuing every other Thu: Every Other Thursday
William K. Stanford Town Library
Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.
17: Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner features poets and writers
to present their original work at this open forum.
Series & Festivals
South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Call for showtimes.
16: The Gates. Documentary about Christo’s long-gestating
project for New York’s Central Park. Oct. 23: Goya’s
Ghosts. Milos Forman’s blend of fact and fiction inspired
by the works of the Spanish artist (Stella n Skarsgaard).
With Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman. Nov. 1: Porco Rosso.
Hayao Miyazaki takes on two of his favorite themes in this
anime feature, set in 1920s Italy: interspecies transformation
and the toxic effects of fascism. Nov. 6: Goya.
Rare screening of the 1971 Eastern-European biopic of the
artist. Nov. 8: Whisper of the Heart. A teenage
girl’s coming of age is dramatized in this Studio Ghibli anime.
Nov. 15: Grave of the Fireflies. Anime feature
about the effects of World War II on Japanese children. Nov.
20: Goya in Bordeaux. Director Carlos Saura’s
take on the last days of the artist’s life. Nov. 22: Tokyo
Godfathers. We wonder if John Ford, who directed silent
and sound versions of this story of outcasts caring for an
orphaned baby, would recognize the connection to this contemporary
anime version directed by Satoshi Kon? Nov. 29: Paprika.
Satoshi Kon blends sci-fi and psychoanalysis in this, the
last film of the Clark’s anime series.
South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-8084. Showtimes at
7 PM, unless noted.
1: To Kill a Mockingbird. Beloved version of
the Harper Lee novel, with a memorable performance by Gregory
Peck. Oct. 2: Note by Note: The Making of a Steinway.
Documentary about, well, the building of a piano at Steinway’s
Queens factory. Oct. 23: The Shining. Stanley
Kubrick meets Stephen King. Kubrick wins. Oct. 28: Beetlejuice.
This raggedy-ass, life-after-death comedy remains one of Tim
Burton’s best. With Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis,
Winona Ryder and Sylvia Sidney. Nov. 11: Under the Tuscan
Sun. Diane Lane finds love in Italy. Nov. 25: Casablanca.
One of the most loved—and most quoted—of all Hollywood films.
Nov. 29 (2 PM): The Neverending Story. If you
grew up in the 1980s, you loved this fantasy. Now, take your
own kids. Nov. 29: Blazing Saddles. Arguably
Mel Brooks’ funniest film, this western satire is more lacerating
and transgressive than anything cranked out by today’s comic
geniuses. Yes, Judd Apatow, we’re talking to you.
8 Theatres, 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995, www.spectrum8.com,
5-11. See Web site for details.
Theatre, Main Street, Chatham (and other locations in Chatham),
392-1162, www.filmcolumbia.com. Call for registration and
16: Breakfast With Scot, I’ve Loved You
So Long, Sunshine Cleaning, The
Secret Life of Bees. Oct. 17: Full Battle Rattle,
The Secret of the Grain, Crawford,
Waltz With Bashir, Hard Times at Douglass
High, Synecdoche New York, Sneak Preview.
Oct. 18: Sneak Preview, Animation for Grown-Ups, Happy-Go-Lucky,
Idiots and Angels, The Class,
The Understudy, Sneak Preview. Oct. 19: High
School Film Project, Continental, Under
Our Skin, A Christmas Tale, The
American Ruling Class, The Edge of Heaven,
GE Theatre at Proctors Emerging Pictures Series
State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. Call for showtimes.
14: Encounters at the End of the World. Werner
Herzog’s visually arresting documentary about life at the
scientific station at the southern-most end of the Earth.
Oct. 20: Let’s Get Lost. Alternately wistful
and mordant documentary about the life and death of jazz trumpeter
Chet Baker. Oct. 21: The Last Mistress. You’ll
either love or hate Asia Argento’s ravenous performance in
this sexed-up 19th-century costume drama. Oct. 27: A
Girl Cut in Two. Claude Chabrol based this wicked
contemporary thriller on the notorious turn-of-the-last-century
Stanford White murder case. Oct. 29: Tell No One.
Acclaimed French thriller about a husband under suspicion
of murdering his wife; he finds she may not be dead after
all. Oct. 30: Monsieur Verdoux. Charlie Chaplin
is not the “little tramp” in this shocking 1947 black
comedy about a marry-’em-and-murder-’em serial killer. With
Martha Raye, hilarious as the woman who unknowingly evades
his murderous schemes.
Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111. Call for
18: Phoebe in Wonderland. A girl starring in
a school production of Alice in Wonderland goes down
the rabbit hole herself. With Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman
and Campbell Scott. Oct. 24: Gotta Dance. Documentary
about the New Jersey Nets’ senior citizen hip-hop dance team.
New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series
Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus,
Albany. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.
3: Night and the City. Richard Widmark is brilliant
as a not-so-cunning con man in Jules Dassin’s atmospheric
noir set in post-war London. Restored print. Oct. 17: Last
Year at Marienbad. Follow a man and woman at a posh
European spa through the looking glass in Alain Resnais’ avant-garde
classic. New print. Oct. 24: A Day in the Country.
Jean Renoir’s engrossing almost-feature-length film, featuring
a post-screening discussion with scholars David Thomson and
Steven Bach. Oct. 31: M. Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking
serial-killer thriller, starring Peter Lorre. Nov. 7: Kwaidan.
A rare opportunity to see a film by Japanese master Masaki
Kobayashi. Nov. 14: Frozen River. The acclaimed
indie drama about immigrants smuggling in the North Country,
with Melissa Leo. Filmmaker Courtney Hunt will speak after
the screening. Nov. 21: My Man Godfrey. Directed
by Gregory LaCava, this is one of the screwiest screwball
comedies. Essential performances by Carole Lombard, William
Powell, Eugene Pallette, Mischa Auer, Jean Dixon and Alice
Palace Theatre Fall Film Series
Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663. All screenings
at 7 PM.
6: Lost Horizon. Frank Capra’s vision of a Himalayan
“shangri-la” still packs a punch. Starring the great Ronald
Colman. Oct. 20: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The original, ultimate sing-along movie. Plus, you get Meat
Loaf and cross- dressing. Nov. 3: Citizen Kane.
Orson Welles’ entertaining American classic about the intersection
of public greatness and personal failure. Nov. 17: From
Here to Eternity. This gritty military melodrama set
in Honolulu just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Frank Sinatra won an Oscar, but Montgomery Clift steals the
picture. Dec. 8: Three Stooges Film Festival. It’s
back, because you knuckleheads love those eye-poking, gut-
punching, face-slapping antics. Dec. 19: It’s a Wonderful
Life. Almost everyone’s favorite film to watch during
the holidays. Dec. 22: Scrooged! It’s too big
and too loud, but who cares? Bill Murray plus A Christmas
Carol (and a terrific supporting cast) equals a modern
Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series
Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. Call
for showtimes and ticket prices.
2-3, 5: Bottle Shock. California winemakers
shock French snobs in this comedy. With Alan Rickman and Bill
Pullman. Oct. 9-10, 12: Encounters at the End of the
World. Why not visit Antarctica with Werner Herzog?
Oct. 16-17, 19: Elegy. Acclaimed adaptation
of a Philip Roth novel about a June-December romance, with
Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz and Dennis Hopper. Oct. 23-24,
26: Transsiberian. Nifty thriller on a Russian
train in the dead of winter, starring Woody Harrelson. Oct.
30-31, Nov. 1: Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Woody
Allen’s drama about love, obsession and art. With Javier Bardem,
Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz.
Sanctuary for Independent Media
6th Ave., Troy, 272-2390. All screenings at 7 PM.
16: A Jihad for Love. Documentary about the
complexities of being gay and Muslim. Filmmaker Parvez Sharma
will lead a post-screening discussion. Oct. 24: A Summer
in the Cage. Ben Selkow will show and discuss his
documentary about living with manic depression. Nov. 14: The
Phantom of the Opera. Lon Chaney is unforgettable
as Erik, the physically and psychologically deformed title
character in this atmospheric version of Victor Hugo’s gothic
melodrama. The real news? Live music will be provided by the
incomparable Alloy Orchestra. Dec. 6: I Need That Record.
Documentary about the death of the independent record store.
Discussion with filmmaker Brendan Toller.
Time & Space Limited
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448. Call for showtimes.
screenings of independent cinema and simulcasts of performances
from the Metropolitan Opera. See Web site for details.
The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4. Call for showtimes.
31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Turn off
your brain and do the time warp—again.
Williamstown Film Festival
locations in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700,
17-26: Schedule to be announced soon. See Web site for details.
Woodstock Film Festival
locations in and around Woodstock, Rhinebeck and Rosendale.
WFF box office is at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, (845) 810-0131,
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com. Check Web site for schedule,
venue information and show times.
2-5: Pride and Glory, Happy-Go-Lucky,
Flash of Genius, Sunshine Superman: The
Journey of Donovan, Wendy and Lucy,
The Secret of the Grain, Zack and Miri
Make a Porno, The Great Buck Howard,
All Together Now, Julia, Religulous,
Tokyo!, Throw Down Your Heart,
Predisposed, 32, Eden,
Explicit Ills, Happy Birthday Harris Malden,
Let the Right One In, Medicine for Melancholy,
Blind Spot, Captured, Milton
Glaser: To Inform and Delight, Thing With No
Name, The Betrayal, many more.
Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.
Sept. 28: Time After Time. Nov. 7-23: Kelly
Barrington Stage Company
Union St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-8888.
8-26: To Kill a Mockingbird.
King St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-1444.
27: Richard Lewis: The Misery Loves Company Stand-Up
Tour. Dec. 27: Lisa Lampanelli.
Capital Repertory Theatre
N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7469.
Oct. 12: Art. Oct. 31-Nov. 23: Anna in
the Tropics. Dec. 5-31: Striking 12.
Circle Theatre Players
Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.
17-26: The Good Doctor.
Classic Theater Guild
Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany.
4-10: M*A*S*H. Dec. 5-14: T’was the Land
of the Night Before.
Cohoes Music Hall
Productions, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.
17-Nov.2: Dames at Sea. Dec. 5-21: Nuncrackers.
Colonial Little Theatre
Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325.
31-Nov. 9: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 448-8084.
3-4. The Rat Pack Is Back. Oct. 19: Broadway
Salutes Broadway. Dec. 18-19. Menopause the
at various locations, call for dates. 253-1253.
Sept. 27: 4th Annual Short Play Festival. Dec. 5-14:
The House of Yes.
Curtain Call Theatre
Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.
Oct. 4: Lying in State. Oct. 17-Nov. 22: One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Dec. 5-Jan. 3: Tom,
Dick and Harry.
State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.
19: Comedian Bob Marley. Oct. 31: Henry Rollins.
Nov. 16: Moscow Cats Theater.
66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264.
10-26: Clue the Musical. Nov. 28-Dec. 14: Jack
and the Beanstalk.
Good Times Lakeview Inn
Lake Road, Ballston Lake, 399-9976.
18, Oct. 15., Nov. 12, Dec. 10 and 31: Mystery on the Lake.
Home Made Theater
Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs,
10-26: Into the Woods. Dec. 12-14: A Little
House Christmas. Dec. 18: The Santaland Diaries.
E. Main St., Cambridge, (518) 677-2495.
13-Dec.7: The Good Doctor.
Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.
27: Nick Brook: Time and Motion Study.
New York State Theatre Institute
Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, 37 1st St., Troy,
3-15: Twelve Angry Jurors. Oct. 31-Nov. 9: Of
Mice and Men. Dec. 5-18: Sleeping Beauty.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
9 and Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-0564.
3-19: A Tale of Two Cities.
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
26: Lisa Lampanelli. Sept. 28: An Evening With David
Sedaris. Oct. 4: Cheech and Chong: Light Up America.
Oct. 7: The Marriage Counselor. Nov. 6: Carlos
State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
Oct. 18: Mark Russell. Oct. 23: Last Comic Standing
LIVE Tour. Oct. 28-Nov. 2: Mamma Mia! Nov.
14: Ron White. Nov. 20: Hoodwinked: Prepare to
Be Conned. Nov. 25-30: Legally Blonde the Musical.
GE Theatre: Oct. 11: Josh Blue. Oct. 16-18: Defending
the Caveman. Nov. 22: Kevin Meaney. Dec. 5:
Jon Reep. Dec. 13: Bob Riggle. 440 Upstairs:
Sept. 19-28: Spontaneous Broadway. Oct. 10-26:
Play by Play Festival (presented by Stageworks/Hudson).
Nov. 7-9: Why Didn’t He Tell Me?
Fieldhouse, 1900 Peoples Ave., Troy, 276-6503.
Schenectady Civic Players
S. Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.
17-26: Moonlight and Magnolias. Dec. 5-14: A
Schenectady County Community College
Washington Ave., Schenectady. 381-1200.
Schenectady Light Opera Company
State St., Schenectady, (877) 350-7378.
3-12: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Dec. 5-14: Seussical
Shakespeare and Company
Kemble St., Lenox., Mass. (413) 637-1199.
Nov. 9: The Canterville Ghost.
Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.
Sept. 28: Falling: A Wake.
Steamer No. 10 Theatre
Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.
17-19. The Best Man (staged reading presented
by Theater Voices). Oct. 24-Nov. 9: Snow White.
Dec. 5-21: Sinterklaas: Banned in Beverwyck.
Times Union Center
S. Pearl St., Albany. 487-2000.
3-5: Le Grand Cirque.
University at Albany
Theatre, University Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus,
1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
7-15: Family: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without
Them (three new plays).