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2009 Fall Arts Preview

Pop Music

Bears and dogs and snakes and dinosaurs—the Capital Region fall pop calendar has them all

Welcome to fall 2009, in which the Capital Region finds itself flooded with live music. Just peruse the enclosed concert listings: From jazz to buzz bands, metal road warriors to country legends, from a banjo-playing comedian to a throng of juggalos at Northern Lights, area venues are posting packed schedules for the coming months.

Indie and alternative rock is on everyone’s schedules this fall. Grizzly Bear’s appearance at Skidmore College on Sept. 25 recently took on an extra air of importance when Jay-Z basically called them the future of indie-rock; we doubt they’ll sweat the pressure, though, as they’re renowned for recreating every pristine detail of their recordings onstage. Like Grizzly Bear, Dr. Dog is another band that practice in expansive vocal harmonies, though to a far different end. They’ll be at MASS MoCA on Oct. 17.

Fans of the current ’90s-throwback sound should flock to Northern Lights when two currently hot “alternative” (in a very 1994 sense of the word) bands visit in one weekend: the Airborne Toxic Event (Oct.17) and Silversun Pickups (Oct. 18). Fans of bands that were actually around in 1994 will want to catch another Northern Lights event, the return of Dinosaur Jr.—with bassist Lou Barlow’s own band opening—on Oct. 4, as well as the Kirkwood brothers, aka Meat Puppets, who will fry Valentine’s on Nov. 20. Or there’s always the Tragically Hip, at the Egg on Oct. 15; they may never have topped the alternative charts here, but they’re huge in Canada, which is worth something, we think.

On the avant-garde tip, you can always count on Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger for some off-kilter but compelling art; they’ll perform as the Fiery Furnaces at Revolution Hall on Nov. 6. For a more palatable quirk, Regina Spektor is at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Mass., on Oct. 12. For a quirkier palate, Brooklyn dance-noise troupe Skeleton$ play EMPAC on Nov. 13.

Metal fans, you have not been forgotten! You have a chance to cross some very big names off your list this fall: Shadows Fall at Northern Lights Oct. 6; Metallica and Lamb of God, Nov. 12 at the Times Union Center; and the three-fer of Mastodon, Converge, and Metalocalypse protagonists Dethklok, Oct. 25 at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Pop and R&B listeners should take note of the following two events: “Good Girls Go Bad” auteurs Cobra Starship are at Northern Lights on Nov. 18, while on Oct. 10 the one and only R. Kelly brings his “...Ladies” tour to the Palace Theatre in downtown Albany.

Ani DiFranco at the Egg.

Hard to pick favorites in the singer-songwriter crop, there’s just so many of them. You can drop in at the Egg practically anytime and catch a top-flight set; highlights of their schedule include Ben Folds (Oct. 7), John Prine (Nov. 7), Ani DiFranco (Nov. 17), and Loudon Wainwright III and Richard Thompson—together—on Oct. 18.

That’s not the only game in town, though. Cali crooner Grant Lee Phillips plays the Linda on Nov. 14; Hootie-gone-country crooner Darius Rucker is at the Palace on Nov. 7; Someday-gone-someway troubadour Marshall Crenshaw returns to the Van Dyck Nov. 6; and the great Rickie Lee Jones is at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass., on Oct. 30. In search of young blood? Brooklyn artist-on-the-rise Leah Siegel is at Mass MoCA on Oct. 3; the son of the outlaw Waylon, Shooter Jennings, is at Revolution Hall on Oct. 20, with brazenly retro rock trio Earl Greyhound; and Jack Johnson associate Mason Jennings plays Revolution Hall on Oct. 11.

Two living legends of jazz piano pass through in the first half of October: the ever-touring Dave Brubeck Quartet are at the College of Saint Rose on Oct. 14, while the singular Mose Allison plays Caffe Lena on Oct. 4.

And there are plenty more legends where they came from—including a baseball legend. Great Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams is at the Egg on Oct. 6, though he’ll be there to play guitar, not make saves. Lots of people perked up when a Steve Martin date was announced (Oct. 20 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall), though he’ll be there to play banjo, not do stand-up. Also at the Music Hall, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will make up for a postponed date on Nov. 1. Elton John and Billy Joel will do the same for their canceled July appearance, at the Times Union Center on Dec. 7. Finally, two living legends quite possibly reaching the end of their road days: Brian Wilson, at the Egg Oct. 6, and George Jones, at Glens Falls Civic Center Nov. 12.

If none of this appeals to you, there’s only one solution: Insane Clown Posse bring the Juggalo love to Northern Lights on Dec. 8.

—John Brodeur


Caffe Lena

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

Sept. 25: Michael Jerling Trio. Sept. 26: the Doc Marshalls. Sept. 27: Rosalie Sorrels. Oct. 2: Mark Tolstrup and Dale Haskell. Oct. 3: Tom Akstens, Neil Rossi and the Kossov Sisters. Oct. 4: Marcos Vinicius and Spiral Duo. Oct. 4: Mose Allison. Oct. 9: Peppino D’Agostino. Oct. 10: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Oct. 11: Tribute to Lena Spencer. Oct. 16: Bread and Bones, Hungrytown. Oct. 17: Bernstein Bard Trio, Harmonious Wail. Oct. 18: Red Haired Strangers. Oct. 23: Kate Power and Steve Einhorn. Oct. 24: Bob Warren Band. Oct. 25: Pierce Pettis. Oct. 30: Modern Man. Oct. 31: Dry Bones Band. Nov. 6: the Whippersnappers. Nov. 7: Zen for Primates. Nov. 8: Tracy Grammer. Nov. 13: Matt and Shannon Heaton, Bairbre McCarthy. Nov. 14: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 15: Dan Berggren and John Kirk. Nov. 18: Sea Of Trees. Nov. 20: Greg Klyna and Layah Jane. Nov. 21: Susan Trump. Nov. 22: Shrtreiml. Nov. 27: Woods Tea Company. Nov. 28: Brooks Williams. Dec. 4: Danny Kalb Trio. Dec. 5: Chorus Songs with Mike Agranoff, Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson. Dec. 9: the Bobs Holiday Concert. Dec. 11: Huxtable, Christenson and Hood. Dec. 12: Wholesale Klezmer Band. Dec. 18: Ramblin Jug Stompers. Dec. 19: Friends & Neighbors Holiday Show.

Calvin Theatre

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

Oct. 1: Brandi Carlile, Katie Herzig. Oct. 3: Ben Folds, Kate Miller-Heidke. Oct. 6: Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III. Oct. 9: Disco Biscuits. Oct. 10: Disco Biscuits, Phantogram. Oct. 12: Regina Spektor. Oct. 23: Playing for Change. Oct. 24: Nanci Griffith, Amy Speace. Oct. 31: State Radio. Nov. 7: 1964 the Tribute. Nov. 12: Stephen Lynch. Nov. 13: Neko Case. Nov. 15: Ani DiFranco. Nov. 20: Dark Star Orchestra. Nov. 28: Hot Tuna. Dec. 5: John Prine, Iris Dement. Dec. 6: Sweet Honey in the Rock. Dec. 11: the Celtic Tenors. Dec. 13: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra.

College of Saint Rose

Massry Center for the Arts, Picotte Concert Hall, Madison Avenue, Albany, 454-5195.

Sept. 26: Tribute to Johnny Mandel with Sherrie Mericle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Oct. 2: Ben Wendel Group. Oct. 14: Dave Brubeck Quartet. Oct. 24: Kleztory.

Colonial Theatre

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

Oct. 10: Richie Havens, Meg Hutchinson. Oct. 16: Frank Vignola Trio. Nov. 7: Four Bitchin’ Babes. Nov. 13: Hammer of the Gods. Nov. 20: Peter Yarrow, Bethany and Rufus. Dec. 8: the Canadian Brass. Dec. 9: George Winston. Dec. 19: Eileen Ivers.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 25: Manhattan Transfer. Sept. 26: Bo Burnham. Sept. 27: Robin Trower. Oct. 1: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Oct. 2-3: They Might Be Giants. Oct. 3: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Mayer. Oct. 4: Peter Rowan and Tony Rice. Oct. 6: Bernie Williams. Oct. 7: Ben Folds. Oct. 8: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Oct. 13: Renaissance. Oct. 15: Punch Brothers. Oct. 15: the Tragically Hip. Oct. 16: Acoustic Alchemy. Oct. 18: Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III. Oct. 24: Playing for Change. Oct. 24: Dar Williams, the Nields. Oct. 30: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Jeffrey Gaines. Nov. 1: Guy Clark, Elizabeth Cook. Nov. 3: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Nov. 5: the subdudes. Nov. 6: the Robert Cray Band. Nov. 7: John Prine. Nov. 10: Brian Wilson. Nov. 13: Savoy Brown. Nov. 13: Arlo Guthrie. Nov. 15: the Del McCoury Band. Nov. 17: Ani DiFranco. Nov. 21: Hal Ketchum. Dec. 6: the Sippy Cups. Dec. 6: Over the Rhine, Vienna Teng.

The Eighth Step

GE Theater at Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 434-1703.

Oct. 2: Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin. Dec. 19: Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie.


EMPAC Building, RPI Campus, Troy, 276-4135.

Oct. 16: Daniel Teige and Volkmar Klien. Oct. 30: Zs, Little Women. Nov. 13: Skeleton$, Luciano Chessa.

Glens Falls Civic Center

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

Nov. 12: George Jones.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

Sept. 24: Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm. Sept. 24: U-Melt. Sept. 25: Seven Nations, Dicey Riley. Sept. 25: Polvo, New Radiant Storm King. Sept. 26: Peter Mulvey, Brianna Lane. Sept. 26: the Antlers, Elizabeth and the Catapult. Sept. 27: the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Sept. 28: the Ditty Bops. Sept. 30: Hot Buttered Rum. Oct. 1: Vienna Teng and Alex Wong, the Paper Raincoat. Oct. 2: Mose Allison. Oct. 3: Girlyman, Po’ Girl. Oct. 3: Black Rebels, Mamadou. Oct. 4: Group Deville, Henning Ohlenbusch. Oct. 5: Girl In A Coma. Oct. 6: Mark Hummel’s Blues Harp Blowout. Oct. 7: Kurt Rosenwinkel Group. Oct. 8: David Knopfler. Oct. 9: Holly Near. Oct. 9: Hadoken, the Baltic Sea. Oct. 10: Asylum Street Spankers. Oct. 10: the Rural Alberta Advantage, the Lovely Feathers. Oct. 11: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Jonny Burke. Oct. 12: Grand Archives. Oct. 13: Bonerama. Oct. 14: the Bottle Rockets, Lowell Thompson. Oct. 15: Matt Haimovitz. Oct. 15: Trampled By Turtles. Oct. 16: Dar Williams (7 and 9:30 PM). Oct. 17: Erin McKeown, Among the Oak and Ash. Oct. 18: Uncle Rock (2 PM). Oct. 18: Antje Duvekot, Peter Bradley Adams. Oct. 19: Suzanne Westenhoefer. Oct. 20: Califone. Oct. 21: Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole. Oct. 23: the Nields, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Oct. 23 Stepanian. Oct. 24: Ellis Paul, Seth Glier. Oct. 25: Mum, Sing Fang Bous. Oct. 28: Home featuring Charlie Hunter, Ben Goldberg, Curtis Fowlkes and Scott Amendola. Oct. 29: the Bad Plus. Oct. 29: the Breakfast. Oct. 30: Kris Delmhorst. Oct. 30: Tigercity. Nov. 1: Julian Lage Group. Nov. 2: Hidden Cameras, Gentlemen Reg. Nov. 4: Edwin McCain Trio, Seth Glier. Nov. 5: the subdudes. Nov. 5: Spiritual Rez. Nov. 6: Catie Curtis, Natalia Zukerman. Nov. 6: Full Service. Nov. 7: Chris Smither and the Motivators. Nov. 7: Deer Tick. Nov. 8: Brady Rymer (2 PM). Nov. 8: the Nighthawks, Stewart James and the Memphis Flyers. Nov. 11: Gordon Gano and the Ryans, Fancy Trash. Nov. 12: Mike Doughty (7 and 10 PM). Nov. 13: Grant-Lee Phillips, Winterpills. Nov. 13: Danny Pease and the Regulators. Nov. 14: Sid n Susie featuring Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. Nov. 14: Blind Pilot, Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames. Nov. 15: W.P.A. featuring Glen Phillips, Sean Watkins, Luke Bulla. Nov. 17: Ian McLagan. Nov. 19: Feufollet. Nov. 20: Richard Shindell. Nov. 21-22: Son Flamenco 2009. Nov. 21: Fancy Trash.Nov. 25: Alchemystics. Nov. 27: Roomful of Blues. Nov. 27: Adam Smith, Nathan Moomaw. Nov. 28: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. Nov. 29: Viva Quetzal. Nov. 30: Coco Montoya. Dec. 3: Marco Benevento Trio. Dec. 4: Johnny A. Dec. 5: Rik Emmett. Dec. 6: Bill Harley (2 PM). Dec. 6: Dan Bern, Nicole Reynolds. Dec. 10: the Bobs. Dec. 12: Eilen Jewell Band, Rebecca Pronsky. Dec. 13: David Mallett. Dec. 16-17: Fred Eaglesmith. Dec. 18: Albert Cummings.

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

Sept. 25: the Chandler Travis Philharmonic. Sept. 26: Beatlemania Again. Oct. 2: Ramblin Jug Stompers CD release. Oct. 3: King Wilkie, M Shanghai String Band. Oct. 17: Asylum Street Spankers. Oct. 23: Farmer Jason. Oct. 30: Richard Julian. Nov. 13: the Guggenheim Grotto. Nov. 14: Grant Lee Phillips, Winterpills. Dec. 3: the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights. Dec. 11: Flame. Dec. 12: David Mallett.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Oct. 6: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Oct. 25: Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame Concert. Oct. 30: Rickie Lee Jones. Nov. 15: Jane Monheit. Dec. 18: John Pizzarelli.


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

Oct. 3: Leah Siegel. Oct. 17: Dr. Dog, Winterpills. Nov. 7: Ain’t That Good News. Nov. 12: Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Northern Lights

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

Sept. 25: She Wants Revenge, Kill Hannah, New Medicine, Alta Mira. Sept. 26: Jamey Johnson. Sept. 28: A Day to Remember, Parkway Drive. Sept. 30: Senses Fail, Closure in Moscow, Fact, A Skylit Drive. Oct. 2: Ghostface Killah, Eashawn, Sev Statik, Giant Gorilla Dog Thing. Oct. 4: Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow and the Missingmen. Oct. 6: Shadows Fall, Five Finger Death Punch, Otep, 2 Cents. Oct. 8: AFI, Gallows. Oct. 9: David Cook. Oct. 11: 3 Inches of Blood, Children, Mantic Ritual. Oct. 13: Social Distortion, the Strangers. Oct. 15: August Burns Red, Acacia Strain, My Children My Bride, Impending Doom. Oct. 16: Hanson, HelloGoodbye, Steel Train, Sherwood. Oct. 17: the Airborne Toxic Event, the Henry Clay People, Red Cortez. Oct. 18: Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, An Horse. Oct. 19: Attack! Attack!, I Set My Friends on Fire, Miss May I, Our Last Night, the Color Morale. Oct. 22: New Found Glory. Oct. 29: Kittie, Soil,. Arkaea, Straight Line Stitch. Nov. 3: Trivium, Chimaira, White Chapel, Dirge. Nov. 4: The Academy Is, Mayday Parade, Set Your Goals, the Secret Handshake, You Me At Six. Nov. 7: Cavo. Nov. 10: Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Born of Osiris, Hate Eternal. 1/11: Train, Sirsy. Nov. 17: Umphrey’s McGee. Nov. 18: Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship, the Maine, Rocket to the Moon, Versa Emerge. Nov. 22: Saving Abel, Red, Pop Evil, Taddy Porter. Nov. 24: Matisyahu. Nov. 25: In This Moment, In Fear And Faith, Agraceful, Motionless In White. Dec. 5: All Time Low, We the Kings, Hey Monday, the Friday Night Boys. Dec. 8: Insane Clown Posse.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

Sept. 24: Brian McNeill. Oct. 2: Beppe Gambetta. Oct. 30: Patrick Ball. Nov. 21: Jeremy Kittel World Band. Dec. 12: Nowell We Sing Clear.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 10: R. Kelly. Oct. 11: Celtic Thunder. Nov. 6: Dark Star Orchestra. Nov. 7: Darius Rucker.

Pearl Street

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

Oct. 2: Barefoot Truth, Spiritual Rez. Oct. 3: Man Man. Oct. 3: Badfish, Scotty Don’t, Danny Pease and the Regulators, Orange Television. Oct. 6: Mumiy Troll, World’s Greatest Dad. Oct. 8: the Original Wailers, the Big Takeover. Oct. 11: Yonder Mountain String Band, Danny Barnes. Oct. 16: School of Seven Bells, Warpaint, the Depreciation Guild. Oct. 17: Mason Jennings, Crash Kings. Oct. 18: Digable Planets: Butterfly and Doodlebug. Oct. 20: White Rabbits, Suckers, Glass Ghost. Oct. 21: Portugal. The Man., Hockey, Drug Rug. Oct. 28: King Khan and the BBQ Show, Dum Dum Girls. Nov. 1: Fuck Buttons, Growing. Nov. 5: the Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize, Dent May. Nov. 10: Dan Deacon, Nuclear Power Pants. Nov. 11: Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright, BK One. Nov. 13: Amanda Palmer, Nervous Cabaret. Nov. 19: Minus the Bear, Twin Tigers, As Tall As Lions. Nov. 20: Big D and the Kids Table. Nov. 23: Dropkick Murphys. Nov. 24: Camera Obscura, Papercuts. Nov. 27: the Sighs, Ray Mason. Dec. 4: Ryan Montbleau Band.

A Place for Jazz

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

Sept. 25: Otmaro Ruiz Quartet. Oct. 9: Tierney Sutton Trio. Oct. 23: Gene Ludwig Trio. Nov. 6: Steve Lambert Sextet.


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

Oct. 9: Ian Anderson. Oct. 10: Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vee, Sonny Turner’s Platters, the Chiffons, Tony Lee. Oct. 30: America. Nov. 13: the Outlaws. Nov. 14: Straight No Chaser.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.

Oct. 2: Broadcast Live. Oct. 3: Bulletproof Messenger. Oct. 9: the Woes, John Brodeur. Oct. 15: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Oct. 21: Eoto. Oct. 23: Yarn. Oct. 24: the Breakfast. Oct. 31: U-Melt. Nov. 5: the Brew, Timbre Coup. Nov. 6: Consider the Source.

Revolution Hall

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

Sept. 24: Capital Region’s Got Talent! Sept. 25: Ryan Montbleau Band, Nate Wilson Group. Sept. 29: Horseshoe Lounge Playboys, John Scarpulla. Sept. 30: the Wood Brothers. Oct. 1: Capital Region’s Got Talent! Oct. 2: Dirty Paris, Timbre Coup, Deja. Oct. 6: the Getdown, Voodelic. Oct. 8: Capital Region’s Got Talent! Oct. 9: Gary U.S. Bonds. Oct. 9: Kid Koala, DJ Brad, back from japan. Oct. 10: Sirsy. Oct. 11: Mason Jennings, Crash Kings. Oct. 13: Kate Voegele. Oct. 15: Perpetual Groove, the Bridge. Oct. 16: American Babies, Hot Day at the Zoo. Oct. 17: Rustic Overtones, A Sound Decision. Oct. 18: STS9, Telepath. Oct. 20: Shooter Jennings, Earl Greyhound. Oct. 23: Soulive, JJ Grey and Mofro. Oct. 24: Evolution (Journey tribute). Oct. 29: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Nov. 4: Deer Tick. Nov. 6: the Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize, Dent May. Nov. 7: Lotus. Nov. 13: Savoy Brown. Nov. 14: the Glengarry Bhoys, the Fighting 86’s. Nov. 18: Mike Doughty. Nov. 21: Who’s Bad?

Skidmore College

580 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

Sept. 25: Grizzly Bear, Gang Gang Dance.

Times Union Center

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

Oct. 7: Keith9/ Urban, Sugarland. Nov. 12: Metallica, Lamb of God. Dec. 7: Billy Joel, Elton John. Dec. 13: Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

State and 2nd streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 1: Paco Peña. Oct. 20: Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers. Oct. 24: Robert Earl Keen, Bruce Robison, Todd Snider. Oct. 30: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Nov. 1: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. Nov. 6: 1964 the Tribute. Nov. 20: Frank Sinatra, Jr. Dec. 5: Josh Ritter.

University at Albany

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3300.

Sept. 25: Trey Songz.


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

Sept. 24: Resistance 77, Bulldog Courage, Armedalite Rifles, Neutron Rats. Sept. 25: Bane, Defeater, Foundation; downstairs: Blue Factory (6 PM). Oct. 3: the Viking, Ashes of Atrocity, the Nightlife, Caleb Lionheart, Crashing Funerals. Oct. 9: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses. Oct. 26: Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, After the Fall. Nov. 20: Meat Puppets. Nov. 21: MC Chris, Whole Wheat Bread, I Fight Dragons.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

Sept. 24: Brian Patneaude Quartet. Sept. 26: Rachel Vogt. Oct. 23: Julian Lage. Nov. 6: Marshall Crenshaw. Nov. 7: Maria Muldaur.

Vapor Nightclub

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

Sept. 25: New York Players. Sept. 26: Mr. Dynamite. Oct. 3: DJ Daniel Van D. Oct. 9: Cryin’ Out Loud. Oct. 10: Soul Be It. Oct. 16: the Refrigerators. Oct. 17: DJ Daniel Van D.

Washington Avenue Armory

Corner of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, 694-7160

Oct. 1: Skillet. Oct. 11: Newsboys, Seventh Day Slumber. Oct. 25: Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge, High on Fire. Oct. 31: moe. Nov. 21: Michael W. Smith.

Film Series & Festivals

Clark Art Institute

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

Home of expertly programmed film series all year round.

FilmColumbia Festival

Crandell Theatre, Main Street, Chatham (and other locations in Chatham), 392-1162, Call for registration and showtimes.

Oct. 22-25: Tenth Anniversary FilmColumbia Festival. Schedule to be announced soon. Check Web site for details.

GE Theatre at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. Call for showtimes. Also home of iWerks Extreme Screen 3-D films The Human Body and Fly Me to the Moon.

Sept. 28-29: O’Horten. Oct. 31-Nov. 1: It Came From Schenectady 24-Hour Halloween Horrors Festival.

The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

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

Home of the monthly Food For Thought film nights cosponsored by the Honest Weight Food Coop.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 662-2111. Call for show times. Both shows feature live music.

Oct. 24: Against the Current. Oct. 30: The Monster’s Ship.

New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series

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

Sept. 25: The Blot. Oct. 2: Blue Moon. Oct. 10 (Recital Hall, Main Campus): Milk. Oct. 16: The Day I Became a Woman. Oct. 23: The Middleman. Oct. 30: Wise Blood. Nov. 6: The Man With the Golden Arm. Nov. 13: That Uncertain Feeling. Nov. 20: Stray Dog. Dec. 4: Pygmalion.

Palace Theatre Fall Film Series

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

Oct. 5: Psycho. Oct. 26: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Nov. 16: The Great Escape. Nov. 30: Goldfinger. Dec. 7: Three Stooges Film Festival. Dec. 18: It’s a Wonderful Life. Dec. 28: Miracle on 34th Street.


Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 27, 29: Star Trek. Nov. 4: Electric City Film Festival.

Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series

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

Sept. 24-25, 27: Moon.

Sanctuary for Independent Media

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

Sept. 26: Where Are You Go. Oct. 2: The Bader Meinhof Complex. Oct. 6: The Yes Men Fix the World. Oct. 17: Worker’s Republic. Oct. 22: Orgasmic Birth.

Time & Space Limited

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

Regular screenings of independent cinema and simulcasts of performances from the Metropolitan Opera. See Web site for details.

Williamstown Film Festival

Various locations in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700,

Oct. 23-Nov.1: Schedule to be announced soon. See Web site for details.

Woodstock Film Festival

Various locations in and around Woodstock, Rhinebeck and Rosendale. WFF box office is at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, (845) 810-0131, Check Web site for schedule, venue information and show times.

Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Tenth Anniversary Woodstock Film Festival. Will feature 50 premieres and 11 world premieres.

Art and Exhibits

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, 352-7715.

Through Sept. 26: Abandoned America. Sept. 22-Oct. 31: Naturally Adirondack.

Albany Center Galleries

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

Through Oct. 18: Assiduity.

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

25 Quackenbush Square, corner of Clinton Avenue and Broadway, Albany. 434-0405.

Fall: Art Meets History—Celebrating 400 Years. Ongoing: gallery of Albany history, interactive displays and cultural artifacts.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through Oct. 4: Life Along the Hudson: Photographs by Joseph Squillante. Through Jan. 3 2010: Hudson River Panorama: 400 Years of History, Art and Culture. Ongoing: The Landscape that Defined America: Artists of the Hudson River School.

Albany International Airport

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through Nov. 29: Out of this World: Transcending the Terrestrial in Contemporary Art.

Allium Restaurant

42 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Through Oct. 31: Works by Gabrielle Sanza.

American Museum of Firefighting

Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson. 828-7695.

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

Angelo’s 677 Prime

677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463.

Through Oct. 16: Natural Connections: Sculpture by Beverley Mastrianni.

Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library

Canajoharie. 673-2314.

Through Nov. 4: Moving Frontiers: Early Transportation in the Mohawk Valley. Ongoing: Arkell’s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.


116 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.

Through Oct. 11: Arlene Becker: Museum Narratives. Also, Carla Shapiro: The Dance. Also, new work by Cynthia Coulter.

Berkshire Museum

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

Through Nov. 1: Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Also, through Nov. 1: Color and Form: The Language of Abstract Art.

bjsartworks Gallery

71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls. 793-9350.

Sept. 19-Oct. 28: From Victim to Victory.

Bright Hill Center

Word & Image Gallery, 94 Church St., Treadwell, (607) 829-5055.

Through Sept. 25: This is Abundance.

Broadway Art Center

Arcade Building, 488 Broadway, Albany, 489-0866.

Through Oct. 16: Jazz Cats Sunrise Serenade. Also, Summer SUNsation Art Extravaganza.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through Oct. 11: Wallaceana.

Carrie Haddad Photographs

318 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7655.

Through Oct. 11: Melinda McDaniel. Also, through Oct. 11: Joseph Putrock: Sketches and Drawings.

CCS Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum

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

Through Dec. 20: Rachel Harrison: Consider the Lobster.

Center for Photography at Woodstock

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

Through Oct. 25: Woodstock Generation: Photos by Dennis Stock.

Chapman Historical Museum

348 Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.

Through Oct. 18: All Cordially Invited: Entertainment in the North Country, 1850-1920.

Children’s Museum of Science & Technology

250 Jordan Road, Troy. 235-2120.

Ongoing: Wind Power! Also, Go Power . . . Naturally! Also, Operation W.I.L.D. Also, Two Small Pieces of Glass planetarium show.

Clark Art Institute

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

Through Oct. 12: Realism’s Edge. Through Oct. 18: Through the Seasons: Japanese Art in Nature.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy. 272-6811.

Through Sept. 23: Down by the River: Photographs by John Whipple.

Colonie Memorial Town Hall

534 Loudon Road, Newtonville, 783-2728.

Through Oct. 29: Sacred Spaces.

Columbia County Historical Society and Museum

5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook. 758-9265.

Ongoing: A Portrait of Columbia County.

Crailo State Historic Site

9 1/2 Riverside Ave., Rensselaer, 463-8738.

Ongoing: A Sweet and Alien Land: Colony of the Dutch in the Hudson River Valley.

Elissa Halloran Designs

229 Lark St., Albany, 432-7090.

Through Sept. 30: Eve Halloran: Mixed Media Landscapes.

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville. 377-2191.

Ongoing: Local and national aviation history; F-14 Tomcat and MiG-21 on display.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through Sept. 27: Meet Your Friends from Japan. Through Nov. 1: Drawings from the Heart: Tomie dePaola Turns 75. Through Nov. 8: The World of Pooh.

Esther Massry Gallery

Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 27-Jan. 17: Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter.

Fenimore Art Museum

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

Through Dec. 31: America’s Rome: Artists in the Eternal City. Also, through Dec. 31: New Additions/New Perspectives: American Indian Art. Also, Bits of Home.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, (845) 437-7404.

Through Nov. 1: Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New York Historical Society.

Galerie BMG

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

Through Oct. 19: Ernestine Ruben: Photographs.

Harrison Gallery

39 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. (413) 458-1700.

Through Sept. 30: Watercolors: Peter Hussey. Oct. 3-28: Surface.

House of Creative Soul

38 Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs, 226-0010.

Through Sept. 30: Group show.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through Oct. 24: Is It Just Me?

The Hyde Collection

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

Through Oct. 18: Degas and Music.

Inspired Planet

Brushwood Farm, Route 7, Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2836.

Through Oct. 31: Photographs, Stories, and Artwork.

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, 296-8949.

Through Dec. 31: Native Americans in the Performing Arts: From Ballet to Rock and Roll.

John Davis Gallery

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

Through Oct. 11: Fran Shalom: New Paintings. Oct. 15-Nov. 8: Christine Heller: Into the Crosscurrents.

Lake George Arts Project

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

Sept. 19-Oct. 23: Elena Borstein: North Country Sails.

Local Color Art Gallery

1138 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-6557.

Through Sept. 30: A Feast for the Eyes.

Marianne Courville Gallery

341 Warren St., Hudson, 755-4208.

Through Oct. 30: Nitin Vadukul: Into the Light.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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


You Are What You Eat at MASS MoCA.

Oct. 3-Feb.21: You Are What You Eat. Through Oct. 31: The Nanjing Particles. Through Jan. 2010: Long Time Gone. Through Feb. 28, 2010: These Days: Elegies for Modern Times. Through Spring 2010: This Is Killing Me. Also, Guy Ben-Ner: Thursday the 12th. Through March 2010: Anselm Kiefer: Paintings and Sculpture. Through Nov. 15, 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Ongoing: Long-term installation by Fransje Killaars.

McGreevy Prolab & ProPress

376 Broadway, Albany, 426-1039.

Through Sept. 29: Mary Spinelli 11:11x11 Distractions.

National Upholstering Design Studio and Gallery

231 Lark St., Albany. 434-1458.

Through Sept. 28: Signs of Life in Death Valley and the American Southwest.

National Museum of Dance

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

Through Fall: One Broadway: The Evolution of Dance on the Broadway Stage. Also, Kenn Duncan. Also, Ballet Russes Centennial Exhibit. Also, The C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame.

New York Folklore Society Gallery of New York Traditions

133 Jay St., Schenectady. 346-7008.

Ongoing: Folk art from around the state, including Amish-made items, Iroquois crafts and much more.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany. 474-5877.

Through Oct. 4: Bernice Abbott’s Changing of New York: A Triumph of Public Art. Through Fall 2009: Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection. Through Jan. 6, 2010: Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art. Through March 10, 2010: 1609. Ongoing: Beneath the City: An Archaeological Perspective of Albany; Rescue Recovery Response—Phase II; and Windows on New York.

Nicole Fiacco Gallery

506 Warren St., Hudson, 828-5090.

Oct. 24-Dec. 12: Synaptic Katharsis.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through Oct. 25: The Fantastical Faces of Peter Rockwell: A Sculptor’s Retrospective.

Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery

Village Square, Old Chatham, 794-9091.

Through Sept. 30: Oil paintings by Dorothy Powell Purello.

Opalka Gallery

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

Through Oct. 23: Lina Puerta: Natura.

Paper Sparrow Gallery

288 River St., Troy, 272-7227.

Sept. 25-Oct. 23: Brown Bird Chapel.

Park Row Gallery

2 Park Row, Chatham, 392-4200.

Through Sept. 26: World Views.

Photo Center of the Capital District

404 River St., Troy. 273-0100.

Sept. 18-Nov. 1: The Hudson: Celebrating the Quadricentennial.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

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

Ongoing: Discovering History: What the Heck Is It?

Rouge Restaurant

3 Center St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4111.

Through Oct. 31: Watercolors of SUMAC.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Through Sept. 30: Oil paintings by John Richards.

Saratoga County Arts Council

Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132.

Through Sept. 30: Mezzotint: Art of Shadow and Light. Ongoing: ¡Estamos Aquí!

Saratoga Hospital Medical Library

211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-8301.

Through Sept. 30: Faces and Places.

Saratoga Springs Amtrak Train Station

Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, 437-6877.

Through Sept. 30: Peaceful Horses.

Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-7860.

Through Sept. 30: Memories of the Dance.

Saratoga Springs Visitors Center

297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-3241.

Through Sept. 30: Scenes of Saratoga County.

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 374-0263.

Through Oct. 1: A Most Beautiful Land.

Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-5049.

Through Oct. 4: Nathalie Miebach.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

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

Through March 2010: Lives of the Hudson. Through April 2010: Amazement Park.

Terra Nova Gallery

409 River St., Troy. 833-0504.

Through Sept. 22: Photographs by Hem Borromeo and Katelyn Bird, mixed-media by Matthew Kiehl.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Catskill, 943-7465.

Through Oct. 11: River Views of the Hudson River School.

Tom Myott Gallery

Troy Shirt Factory Building, Lawrence and Curran streets, Glens Falls.

Through Oct. 17: Five Artists.

Union College

Arts Atrium Gallery, Schenectady, 388-6714.

Through Nov. 14: Paintings by Greg Eltringham.

Union College

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

Through Sept. 20: Green Light: Emerging Artists with Disabilities.

Union College

Schaffer Library, Schenectady, 388-6714.

Through Oct. 31: Degas’ Contemporaries.

University Art Museum

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

Through Dec. 13: Uncharted.


21 Cooper St., Glens Falls.

Through Oct. 3: Laura Colomb: Alchemie.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany. 426-3501.

Through Sept. 25: Tag—You’re It! Oct. 2-23: Myth Conceptions. Nov. 6-27: Fresh Produce.

Valley Artisans Market

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

Through Sept. 22: Paintings by Carolyn Favor Kibbe: People!

Visions Gallery

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

Through Oct. 30: A River: 400 Years. Also, A Gallery: 20 Years.

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. 8: Edward Steichen: Episodes from a Life in Photography. Oct. 17-Jan. 31: A Strong Impression: William Morris Hunt’s Niagara. Oct. 10-Jan. 10: Alec Soth: Niagara. Nov. 28-May 16: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle:Juggernaut. Oct. 31-Feb. 21: Williams College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition: Mike Glier and Amy Podmore.

William K. Sanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.

Through Sept. 28: Terra Nova Group Show.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

34 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-2079.

Through Oct. 12: Ahoy! Where Lies Henry Hudson?

Theater & Comedy

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Through Oct. 4: The Hollow. Nov. 6-22: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Productions at various locations, call for details. 352-7715.

Sept. 18-26: Almost, Maine.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

265 River St., Troy. 445-7469.

Sept. 21: The Amish Project (staged reading). Oct. 2-3: Mop & Bucket Company. Oct. 19: The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, an Epilogue (staged reading).

Barrington Stage Company

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

Sept. 23- Oct. 4: Freud’s Last Session. Oct. 7-18: The Fantasticks. Oct. 12: The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue (staged reading). Oct. 23-24: Amanda McBroom.

Calvin Theatre

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

Sept. 19: Kathleen Madigan. Nov. 14: Josh Blue. Dec. 4: Paula Poundstone.

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

Through Sept. 20: Shear Madness. Oct. 9- Nov. 1: The Seafarer. Nov. 20-Dec. 20: My Fair Lady.

Circle Theatre Players

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

Oct. 16-25: On Golden Pond.

Classic Theater Guild

440 Upstairs at Proctors, 440 State St., Schenectady.

Oct. 16-25: On the Verge. Dec. 4-13: It’s a Wonderful Life.

Cohoes Music Hall

C-R Productions, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858.

Through Sept. 27: Dreamgirls. Oct. 15-25: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Dec. 3-20: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325.

Oct. 9-18: Arms and the Man.

Colonial Theatre

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

Sept. 30: David Sedaris. Oct. 3: An Evening with Rudy. Nov. 7: The Four Bitchin’ Babes: Diva Nation. Nov. 8: Seussical. Nov. 14: Second City. Dec. 1-6. Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.

Comedy Works

Performances at various locations, call for details. 275-6897.

Sept. 18-19: Eric McMahon. Sept. 25-26: Patrice O’Neal. Oct. 1-4: Brad Williams. Oct. 8: John Valby. Oct. 9-10: Gary Valentine. Oct. 16-17: Tommy Davidson. Oct. 23-24: Jim Florentine. Oct. 30-31: Craig Carmean. Nov. 6-7: Reno Collier. Nov. 13-14: Bob Nelson.

Confetti Stage

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

Sept. 24-Oct. 3: 5th Annual Short Play Festival. Dec. 11-20: Little Women.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.

Through Oct. 10: The Odd Couple. Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Driving Miss Daisy. Dec. 4-Jan. 4: The Ladies Man.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 26: Margaret Cho. Oct. 1: Comedian Bob Marley. Oct. 6: Bernie Williams. Nov. 7: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites. Nov. 15: Muttville Comix. Nov. 21: Jimmy Fallon. Dec. 4: Jim Breuer.

Ghent Playhouse

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

Oct. 9-25: Belles. Nov. 27-Dec. 13: Puss In Boots.

Good Times Lakeview Inn

175 Lake Road, Ballston Lake, 399-9976.

Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 20, Dec. 9 and 16: Mystery on the Lake.

Home Made Theater

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

Oct. 16-Nov. 1: Curtains. Dec. 11-20: A Christmas Carol.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Oct. 8: Mutual Strangers: Henry Hudson and the River that Discovered Him.


87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., 662-2111.

Oct. 2-4: Etiquette.

New York State Theatre Institute

Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, 37 1st St., Troy, 274-3256.

Oct. 16-30: A Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Dec. 4-18: King Island Christmas.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Oct. 2-11: A Third.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Oct. 2: Jerry Seinfeld Oct. 9: Dishing the Dirt with the Divas of the Housewives. Lisa Lampanelli. Sept. 28: An Evening With David Sedaris. Oct. 16: Loretta LaRoche & Friends: Women in Comedy. Nov. 11: Artie Lange. Nov. 22: Drum! Nov. 12: Jim Gaffigan Live!


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.


The Color Purple at Proctors.

Mainstage: Oct. 13-19: The Color Purple. Oct. 23: Shaolin Warriors. Oct. 29: Mad Science: Newton’s Revenge. Nov. 15: Anthony Bourdain. Nov. 17-22: The 39 Steps. Dec. 9-:Jan 3: Wicked. GE Theatre: Oct. 9: Bobcat Goldthwait. Oct. 14-18: Play by Play: Crossroads. Oct. 23: Kathleen Madigan. Nov. 3: Harold and the Purple Crayon. Nov. 10: The Things They Carried. Nov. 21: Robert Schimmel. 440 Upstairs: Sept. 26: Mop & Bucket Company: Centralia. Oct.30-Nov. 8: Mop & Bucket Company: Theatersports. Dec. 4-14: Reckless.

RPI Players

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

Nov. 13-21: The Visit.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

Oct. 16-24: Rebecca. Dec. 4-13: Little Women.

Schenectady County Community College

78 Washington Ave., Schenectady. 381-1200.

Sept. 30-Oct. 3: The Taming of the Shrew. Nov. 4-7: In Conflict. Nov. 18-21: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

Oct. 16-25: The Pajama Game. Dec. 4-13: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Shakespeare and Company

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

Sept. 19-Nov. 8: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Dec. 10-20: Cindy Bella. Dec. 11-12: Pericles.


41-A Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667.

Sept. 30-Oct. 11: Play By Play: Crossroads.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503.

Oct. 17: Z Puppets Rozenschnoz. Oct. 23-25. Wit (staged reading presented by Theater Voices). Oct. 31-Nov. 15: Robin Hood. Nov. 14-22: Condom Man: The Beginnings. Dec. 5-20: Snow Queen.

Union College

Yulman Theatre, 807 Union St., Schenectady. 388-6545.

Oct. 28-Nov. 1: Servant of Two Masters.

University at Albany

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

Oct. 9-11: Plays in Proccess. Oct. 30-Nov. 11: BioTech Performance Festival.

Walking the Dog Theater

Space 360, 360 Warren St., Hudson. 755-1716.

Sept. 26, Oct. 9, Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Dec. 27: Off Leash! Improv Ensemble. Nov. 6: Ghost Walk. Nov. 12-29: I Take Your Hand In Mine. Dec. 4-20: A Christmas Carol.

Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

Performances are at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany; St. Joseph’s Church, Schenectady; First Presbyterian Church, Schenectady; Carondelet Music Center.

Oct. 17 (St. Paul’s, 7:30 PM); Oct. 18 (St. Joseph’s, 4 PM): America’s Song with the Capital District Youth Orchestra. Dec. 12 (First Presbyterian, 8 PM); Dec. 13 (Carondelet, 3 PM): When Angels Sing holiday concert.

David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Photo: Gary Gold

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 First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-3137. Call for times unless noted.

Oct. 10 (Troy, 8 PM): Legendary Pianist Garrick Ohlsson Returns. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14, Martinu’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, Missy Mazzoli’s These Worlds in Us. Nov. 14 (Palace, 7:30 PM): Young Artist Showcase, featuring 14-year-old pianist George Li. Saint Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Stacy Garrop’s Becoming Medusa. Dec. 5 (Palace, 7:30 PM); Dec. 6 (Palace, 3 PM): The Magic of Christmas family program featuring David Alan Miller. Dec. 17 (Canfield); Dec. 18 (Troy); Dec. 19 (Stockbridge): Celebrate the Holidays With Great Artists of Tomorrow. Works by Handel, Corelli, C.P.E. and J.S. Bach.

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, Call for shows and times. Olin Hall and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 9-10 (Fisher): A Weekend with Terry Riley.

Capitol Chamber Artists

First Congregational Church, 405 Quail St., Albany; Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, 458-9231. Preconcert recital at 7 PM, concert at 8 PM.

Oct. 18 (Westminster): The King of Instruments, featuring organist Al Fedak. Nov. 21 (First Congregational): Franz Joseph Haydn. Dec. 12 (First Congregational): Baroque Holiday Spectacular. Corelli, Bach, Vivaldi.

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. 17: Chopin in Paris. With Walter Ponce, pianist, Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano, and Yehuda Hanani, cellist. Dec. 5: Soldier’s Tale: Holiday Concert! Ensemble featuring baritone Benjamin Luxon and violinist Yehonatan Berick.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

7:30 PM performances at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 793-0531.

Oct. 5: Walden Chamber Players. Nov. 16: Biava String Quartet. Dec. 7: The Am Duo.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

Sept. 25 (8 PM): St. Petersburg String Quartet. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schulhoff. Oct. 24 (8 PM): New Century Saxophone Quartet. Bach, Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, more. Nov. 22 (4 PM): Harmonious Blacksmith. All-Purcell program.

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: Stuckenbruck Family.

Massry Center for the Arts

The College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102. Concert at 7:30 PM.

Oct. 23: The Saint Rose Camerata will present a Family Gala Concert Celebrating American Composers.

Music Company Orchestra

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, Concert at 2 PM.

Nov. 14: MCO Fall Concert. Works by Berlioz, Bruch, Rodgers, Smetana.

Octavo Singers

First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church St., Schenectady, 344-SING. Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.

Oct. 25 (Church, 2 PM): Fauré’s Requiem, C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat. Dec. 20 (Union, 3 PM): Handel’s Messiah.

Saratoga Chamber Players

United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road, Saratoga Springs; The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 584-1427.

Sept. 25 (United Methodist, 8 PM); Sept. 26 (Hyde, 3 PM): A program of music that influenced Edgar Degas. Presented as part of the Season of Degas regional arts series.

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.

Oct. 15 (Taylor, 11:30 AM): Musicians of Ma’alwyck present Macbre Music. Oct. 18 (Taylor, 3 PM): Capital Region Wind Ensemble celebrate SCCC’s 40th anniversary with the premiere of Ralph Hays’ Lux Laureate. Nov. 23 (Taylor, 7:30 PM): SCCC Chamber Music Series Concert. Nov. 30 (Lally Mohawk Room, 7:30 PM): SCCC Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 7 (Taylor, 7:30 PM): SCCC Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Dec. 14 (Lally Mohawk Room, 7:30 PM): SCCC Woodwind Chamber Ensembles and Basic Ensemble. Dec. 18 (Taylor, 7:30 PM): SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, Concerts at 3 PM.

Oct. 25: Music We Love. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring pianist Wei-Jen Yuan.

Skidmore College

Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320. All concerts at 8 PM.

Oct. 9: Ensemble ACJW. Oct. 24: Skidmore College Orchestra. Oct. 29: Guitarist Jason Vieaux. Nov. 5: Eight Strings and a Whistle. Dec. 5: Skidmore College Community Chorus and Vocal Ensemble. Dec. 11: Skidmore College Orchestra.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, Route 20, New Lebanon, (888) 820-9441.

Oct. 3: Violinist Joan Kwuon with pianist Teddy Robie.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Concerts at 8 PM.

Oct. 15: Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Kazem Abdullah and Evelyn Glennie, percussion soloist. Nov. 12: Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung with pianist Kevin Murphy.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Corner of 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Concert at 7 PM.

Dec. 20: Vienna Choir Boys.

Union College Concert Series

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

Oct. 18 (3 PM): Emerson String Quartet. Nov. 4 (8 PM): Emanuel Ax, pianist. Nov. 21 (8 PM) Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and pianist Ken Noda. Dec. 13 (3 PM): Boston Camerata.

University at Albany

Concerts take place in the Recital Hall or the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.

Oct. 8 (Recital Hall, 7 PM): Bel Canto concert with Julie Norman.


Arts Center of The Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552 ext. 231.

Sept. 27: Henry Hudson and His River: Performed live by eba Dance Theatre

Bard Fisher Center

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,

Oct. 2-4: American Ballet Theatre: Three World Premieres.

Colonial Theatre

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


Ballets Metropolis at the Colonial Theatre.

Oct. 30-31: Ballets Metropolis’ Presents: Dracula.

Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre

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

Nov. 7-8, 13-14: Brave New Dances.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 23: Parsons Dance With East Village Opera Company. Oct. 23: Rubber Band Dance Group. Nov. 11: Virsky Ukraine National Dance Company.


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

Oct.10: Emio Greco / PC: [purgatorio] POPOPERA.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Nov. 6: The Schenectady Pipe Band and The Braemar Highland Dancers. Nov. 28-29: Northeast Ballet’s Annual Nutcracker.


Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Sept. 19: Robert Moss.

Art Omi International Arts Center

59 Letter S Road, Ghent, (212) 206-5660.

Every Fri until Nov. 20: international writers read from their work.

Arts Center of The Capital Region

265 River St., Troy, 273-0552 ext. 231.

Oct. 5: Travel: A BookMarks Reading. Nov. 9, 16: Family: A BookMarks Reading.

Caffe Lena

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

First Wed of every month: Poetry Open Mic with host Carol Graser.

Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center

332 Hudson Ave, Albany,462-6138.

Second Wed of every month: Poetry Open Mic hosted by Dan Levy.

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

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

Oct. 8: Jessica Anthony and Peter Conners. Nov. 19: Darcey Steinke.

Evangelical Protestant United Church of Christ

82 Clinton St., Albany.

Fourth Wed of every month: Poetry in the Hood.

Flavour Café and Lounge

228 4th St., Troy.

Every Wed: poetry open mic.

Fuze Box

12 Central Ave., Albany.

Last Fri of every month: poetry open mic hosted by R.M. Engelhardt.

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.

Muddy Cup Coffee House

1038 Madison Ave., Albany, 320-8503.

Every Mon: poetry open mic.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

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


Lorrie Moore at the New York State Writers Institute.

Sept. 24: Douglas Blackmon. Sept. 29: Joseph O’Neill. Sept. 30: Tom Lewis. Oct. 9: Paul Krugman. Oct. 10: New York State Writers Institute: The First 25 Years. Oct. 13: A Tribute to Frank McCourt. Oct. 15: Lorrie Moore and Richard Russo. Oct. 21: A Celebration of 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Oct. 22: Gary Giddins. Oct 29: James Lasdun and Rebecca Wolff. Nov. 5: Sarah Thornton. Nov. 19: Fred LeBrun. Dec. 3: Kate Walbert.

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

217 Wolf Road, Albany, 435-0843.

First Thu of every month: poetry open mic.

Saratoga Springs Public Library

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

Oct. 14: Saratoga Poetry Zone featuring Sarah Craig and Bernice Mennis. Oct. 27: Ghosts Near Saratoga with David Pitkin.

9/19: Popcorn, Peanuts and Poetry; Baseball Inside the Lines. Featuring writer and poet Saragh Freligh.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, 78 Washington Ave., Schenectady, 381-1250.

Oct. 22: An Evening with Gary Giddins.

Social Justice Center

33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037.

Third Thu of every month: Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic. Yes, Reading! Series: Sept. 26: Natalie Knight and Christophe Casamassima. Oct. 9: Jono Tosch and Jessica Fjeld. Oct. 23: James Bellflower and Christian Peet with Elena Georglou. Nov. 7: Chris Tonelli and Janaka Stucky. Nov. 20: Jonas Williams and Matvei Yankelovich.

UAG Gallery

247 Lark St., Albany.

Oct. 10: Yes, Reading! Sci Fi Marathon with Josh Potter, Greg Purcell, Adam Golaski, and more.


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

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

Voorheesville Public Library

51 School St., Voorheesville, 765-2791.

Every other Thu: poetry open mic.

William K. Stanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.

Third Tue of every month: poetry open mic.

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