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Corin Tucker Band at Pearl Street Nightclub.

Fall Arts Preview

Fall Pop Preview

Where else to begin but with the tried and true season-kickoff party known as Larkfest on Sept. 25. WEXT-FM is behind this year·s bookings, and national acts include soul screamer Eli ·Paperboy· Reed, ex-Spin Doctors man Chris Barron, and harmonious Brooklyn duo Kaiser Cartel, while the Charlie Watts Riots and Sirsy are among those representing the 518. The absence of a superstar on this year·s bill is calculated; apparently the crowd for Moby in 2009 was a bit more than Lark Street could handle. If you want to see the bald-headed wonder do his thing, he·ll headline a benefit for (and at) the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, also Sept. 25.

The following night (Sept. 26), New Jersey·s finest pay the Capital Region a return visit. Not Springsteen·it·s the Gaslight Anthem, who will bring songs from their anthemic third record American Slang to Northern Lights.

September ends with a bang, possibly a literal one, as the speaker-shredding noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells pay a visit to Valentine·s (Sept. 30) on a night off from their opening stint with LCD Soundsystem. This one could be the year·s most conservative booking: The level of media saturation these guys have enjoyed since releasing Treats this April would suggest they could fill a much larger room. It should be one of the sweatiest, noisiest shows of the season.

On Oct. 1, one of the most intriguing artists of 2010, R&B (and most everything else) singer Janelle Monae, brings her off-the-wall, genre-bending ArchAndroid songs to life at Skidmore·s Sports and Recreation Center.

A few favorite frontwomen are back in new digs: J.P., Chrissie and the Fairground Boys kick off the fall slate of pop events at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Oct. 6. The Chrissie in question is one Ms. Hynde; here, she·s collaborating with Welsh rocker J.P. Jones on a set of songs that recall the pop splendor of early Pretenders. And Oct. 24 marks the return of a former Sleater Kinney grrl when the Corin Tucker Band visits Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, Mass.

Janelle Monae at Skidmore's Sports and Recreation Center.

A real music festival for the times happens in Kingston Oct. 8-10. The O Positive Festival is not only an art and music fest, but also ·a health-care clinic for participating uninsured artists, as well as a public health resource expo.· Brilliant! And the music is great: Among the notable acts: psych-rockers Hopewell; rising alt-country stars Phospho­rescent; and the bass geek·s dream duo of Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie) and Sara Lee (Gang of Four). If that last bit isn·t worth the ticket price·which, by the way, is a suggested donation·then what is?

If there·s one red-letter date on the collective fall music calendar it·s Oct. 9, which would have been John Lennon·s 70th birthday. Accordingly, that week is full of Lennon- and Beatles-themed events, book-ended by tribute acts: Beatlemania Again at the Linda (Oct. 2); and Twist and Shout at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass.(Oct. 10). For the purists, Lennon·s old skiffle group the Quarrymen will appear at the Egg (Oct. 6), paired with a preview screening of early-years Lennon drama Nowhere Boy.

A red-letter day for noise fans: Oct. 14, when Lightning Bolt and Dan Deacon Ensemble pair up for an ear-blaster at Northern Lights.

These bands are going on hiatus after their upcoming tours, so don·t say you weren·t warned: the Black Crowes (Oct. 15, Palace Theatre) and Dave Matthews Band (Nov. 5, Times Union Center).

Too cool for TV? The Max Weinberg Big Band plays Saratoga·s Universal Preservation Hall on Oct. 15, a few weeks ahead of Weinberg·s once (and future?) boss· new late-night show.

Here are a few more worth setting the alarm for: legendary songwriter-performer-you-name-it Van Dyke Parks at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass. (Oct. 1); Oscar-winner Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses at the Linda (Oct. 17); scuzz-rock duo Jeff the Brotherhood at Valentine·s (Oct. 24); unflappably chipper duo Matt and Kim at Northern Lights on Halloween (Oct. 31); roots-rockers the Alternate Routes with Australian duo the Kin at Jillian·s (Nov. 5); the one and only Emmylou Harris at the Egg (Nov. 15); the unmistakable voice of John Waite at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls (Nov. 18); the sadly Mary-less Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey at Proctors (Nov. 19); the now Simone-less Felice Brothers at Mass MoCA (Dec. 4)

·John Brodeur


Pop Music

Bearsville Theater

291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406.

Oct. 5: A.A. Bondy. Oct. 7: Rory Block. Oct. 9: Robbie Dupree. Oct. 14: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. Oct. 16: Rustic Overtones. Oct. 28: Railroad Earth. Oct. 29: Jesse Winchester, Bar Scott. Nov. 13: Virgil Cain.

Lara St. John at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.


297 Ontario St., Albany, 482-4393.

Oct. 1: Agnostic Front, Mother of Mercy, the New Lows. Oct. 9: Heaven Below. Oct. 15: Necro, Shyste, Animal Cracker, Rick Whispers. Oct. 19: Cobra Skulls. Oct. 22: Cro-Mags, Blackbeard·s Delight, Dead Stuff. Nov. 5: Ion Dissonance.
Nov. 6: All Out War, Brick By Brick, Thy Will Be Done, Born Low, Heal These Wounds.

Caffe Lena

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

Sept. 24: Jess Klein, Natalia Zukerman, Antje Duvekot. Sept. 25: the Burns Sisters. Oct. 1: Harmonious Wail. Oct. 2: Doc Marshalls. Oct. 3: Farewell Drifters. Oct. 8: John Doyle. Oct. 9: Professor Louie and the Crowmatix. Oct. 10: Toby Walker. Oct. 13: Mary Gauthier. Oct. 15: April Verch. Oct. 16: Les Sampou, Danielle Miraglia. Oct. 17: David Grier. Oct. 20: Joanna Schubert. Oct. 22: John Kribs. Oct. 23: Steve James, Cindy Cashdollar. Oct. 24: Caravan of Theives.. Oct. 29: Seth Glier, Gregory Douglas. Oct. 30: Lost Radio Rounders. Oct. 31: Eliza Gilkyson. Nov. 5: Notorious. Nov. 6: Bob Warren. Nov. 7: Eric Andersen. Nov. 11: Battlefield Band. Nov. 12: Sky Blue Boys. Nov. 13: Roy Book Binder. Nov. 14: Ionataie, Dennis Yerry. Nov. 19: Kim Simmonds. Nov. 20: Karen Savoca, Pete Heitzman. Nov. 21: David Roth. Nov. 24: Ember Swift. Nov. 26: Annie and the Hedonists. Nov. 27: Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers. Dec. 10: the Kennedys. Dec. 11: Wholesale Klezmer Band. Dec. 18: Annual Holiday Folk Show.

Calvin Theatre

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

Sept. 24: John Hiatt. Sept. 30: Dark Star Orchestra. Oct. 1: Little Feat. Oct. 8: Remember Lennon: Imagine 70. Oct. 10: Ingrid Michaelson., the Guggenheim Grotto. Oct. 15: America. Oct. 21: Pat Metheny Orchestrion. Oct. 23: Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band. Oct. 27: Richard Thompson Band. Oct. 28: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Hoots and Hellmouth. Oct. 29: State Radio. Oct. 30: Django Reinhardt at 100. Nov. 1-2: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Bobby Long. Nov. 3: Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche. Nov. 11: Emmylou Harris, the Low Anthem. Nov. 12: 1964: The Tribute. Nov. 14: Playing for Change. Nov. 15: Hanson., Jarrod Gorbel. Nov. 17: Medeski Martin and Wood. Nov. 18: Ian Anderson. Dec. 11: Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra.

Charles R. Wood Theater

207 Glen St., Glens Falls, 798-9663.

Nov. 7: George Winston. Nov. 18: John Waite.

College of Saint Rose

Picotte Recital Hall, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Oct. 6: Megan Burtt. Oct. 26: Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The Colonial Theatre

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

Oct. 8: Blue Öyster Cult. Oct. 10: Twist and Shout. Oct. 16: American Jazz Repertory Orchestra with Claire Daly, Berkshires Youth Jazz Orchestra. Oct. 22: Ed Kowalczyk, Art Alexakis. Nov. 16: Ani DiFranco. Nov. 20: Arlo Guthrie with the Burns Sisters. Nov. 27: Kathy Mattea.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 25: Regina Carter. Sept. 26: Sol y Canto. Sept. 30: Alejandro Escovedo. Oct. 1: Luka Bloom. Oct. 2: Bernie Williams. Oct. 3: Tim O·Brien and Bryan Sutton. Oct. 6: tribute to John Lennon with the Quarrymen. Oct. 9: Capital Area Indie Fest with John Powhida, Tom Raider, Sandy McKnight, Michael Eck, more. Oct. 12: Rodrigo y Gabriela. Oct. 15: SF Jazz Collective. Oct. 16: Victor Wooten. Oct. 23: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Hill Country Revue. Oct. 23: Maura O·Connell and Paul Brady. Oct. 30: Richard Thompson. Nov. 4: Amos Lee. Nov. 5: Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar. Nov. 6: Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. Nov. 8: Pink Martini. Nov. 11: Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin. Nov. 13: Martin Sexton. Nov. 14: Emmylou Harris. Nov. 19: Hal Ketchum. Dec. 4: the Roches. Dec. 5: Natalie MacMaster. Dec. 18: the Zucchini Brothers.

The Eighth Step

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

Sept. 23: Acoustic Strawbs. Sept. 24: Lost in the Trees. Oct. 15: Annie and the Hedonists, more. Oct. 16: Mist Covered Mountains. Oct. 23: Railbird, Cuddle Magic. Oct. 30: Priscilla Herdman and Anne Hills. Nov. 5: April Verch Band. Nov. 6: Cris Williamson. Nov. 19: Dala. Nov. 20: the Chenille Sisters. Dec. 4: Greg Brown. Dec. 11: emma·s revolution. Dec. 18: Kim and Reggie Harris.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135

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

GE Theatre at Proctors

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

Nov. 13: Red Baraat.

Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0366

Dec. 10: Kenny Rogers.

Iron Horse Music Hall

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

Sept. 23: Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Young Dubliners. Sept. 23: the Bridge, the Quick and Easy Boys. Sept. 24: Allan Holdsworth Band. Sept. 24: the Fine and Dandy Trio, Bella·s Bartok. Sept. 25: Mark Olson, Breathe Owl Breathe. Sept. 25: MC Frontalot, Glitter Guerilla. Sept. 26: the Tannahill Weavers. Sept. 27: Abigail Washburn. Sept. 30: Born Ruffians, Winter Gloves, First Rate People. Oct. 1: Van Dyke Parks, Clare and the Reasons. Oct. 1: Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames, the Watson Twins. Oct. 2: Ellis Paul, Matthew Hebert. Oct. 3: Pure Prairie League. Oct. 4: James Hunter. Oct. 5: Benjamin Koppel/Kenny Werner Duo. Oct. 6: Uncle Earl. Oct. 7: Full Service. Oct. 7: North Sea Gas. Oct. 8: Kris Delmhorst. Oct. 8: Adam Ezra Group. Oct. 9: Erin McKeown. Oct. 9: Bell X1. Oct. 10: Sonos. Oct. 12: Jackie Greene. Oct. 13: Kim Richey. Oct. 14: Bowerbirds, Sharon Van Etten. Oct. 15: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Birdie Busch. Oct. 16: the Nields. Oct. 16: Orange Television. Oct. 17: Seth Glier, Jer Coons. Oct. 18: Angus and Julia Stone. Oct. 19: Paul Thorn. Oct. 20: the Starline Rhythm Boys, the Stone River Boys. Oct. 21: Slaid Cleaves, Matt the Electrician. Oct. 23: the Kind Buds. Oct. 24: Chiara String Quartet. Oct. 25: Caravan of Thieves. Oct. 26: Eliza Gilkyson. Oct. 27: the Besnard Lakes, Wintersleep. Oct. 28: Black Prairie. Oct. 28: State Radio. Oct. 30: Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra. Oct. 31: the David Wax Museum. Nov. 3: UMass Jazz Ensemble. Nov. 5: Sarah Harmer. Nov. 5: the Headhunters. Nov. 6-7: Leo Kottke. Nov. 6: the Joy Formidable. Nov. 8: the Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled by Turtles. Nov. 10: the Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Oberhofer. Nov. 12: Girlyman. Nov. 12: Darlingside. Nov. 13: Richard Shindell. Nov. 13: Eric Stepanian. Nov. 14: Asylum Street Spankers. Nov. 18: Dala. Nov. 19: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Nov. 19: the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Paper Piano. Nov. 20: Joy Kills Sorrow. Nov. 21: Hal Ketchum. Nov. 26: Roomful of Blues.. Nov. 26: the Problemaddicts. Nov. 27: Ronnie Earl. Nov. 27: Alchemystics, Sauce. Dec. 3-4: Crooked Still. Dec. 5: Winterbloom. Dec. 9: Fred Eaglesmith, Ginn Sisters. Dec. 10: Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Jake Amerding. Dec. 11: Fred Eaglesmith, Ginn Sisters. Dec. 12: David Mallett., Danielle Miraglia. Dec. 16: Bill Kirchen. Dec. 17: Jimmy Webb. Dec. 18: the Commander Cody Band. Dec. 19: Judy Collins.

All utopias fell at MASS MoCA.

The Linda

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

Sept. 24: Flame. Oct. 2: Beatlemania Again. Oct. 8: Sonos. Oct. 16: the Wiyos. Oct. 17: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, the Rustlanders. Oct. 20: Brooks Williams. Oct. 30: Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra. Nov. 5: Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. Nov. 8: Elizabeth Cook. Nov. 13: Eilen Jewell. Nov. 20: Chandler Travis Philharmonic.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Sept. 24: Bernie Williams. Oct. 10: Pat Metheny Orchestrion. Oct. 14: Tiempo Libre. Nov. 26: Michael Feinstein.


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

Oct. 2: Davell Crawford. Nov. 6: Todd Reynolds· Still Life with Microphone V. 10.5. Nov. 13: the Abrams Brothers. Dec. 4: the Felice Brothers.

Northern Lights

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

Sept. 23: the New Deal, Future Rock, Orchard Lounge. Sept. 25: Mushroomhead, Final Trigger, Stygian, Koheleth. Sept. 26: the Gaslight Anthem, Fake Problems, Bridge and Tunnel. Sept. 30: Iwrestledabearonce, Eyes Set to Kill, Chelsea Grin, the Chariot, Vanna. Oct. 6: Steel Magnolia. Oct. 7: Soulive. Oct. 8: Papa Roach, Skillet. Oct. 14: Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon Ensemble. Oct. 15: Gwar, the Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Death Camp. Oct. 16: Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, Off With Their Heads. Oct. 19: Black Veil Brides, William Control, Motionless in White. Oct. 20: the Misfits, Juicehead, the Viking, Black Tie Operation, Blasé Debris. Oct. 21: Tower of Power. Oct. 25: Michael Franti and Spearhead. Oct. 27: OK Go. Oct. 28: Social Distortion, Lucero, Frank Turner. Oct. 29: the Acacia Strain. Oct. 31: Matt and Kim. Nov. 4: Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. Nov. 26: ·Dr. Dirty· John Valby. Nov. 27: Rat-A-Tat 5 Music and Tattoo Expo. Dec. 29: Badfish, Scotty Don·t.

Old Songs, Inc.

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

Sept. 24: Acoustic Eidolon. Oct. 15: Jez Lowe. Oct. 23: Lisa Gutkin. Nov. 12: Finest Kind. Dec. 11: Nowell We Sing Clear.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 25: Dark Star Orchestra. Oct. 8: Straight No Chaser. Oct. 15: the Black Crowes. Oct. 30: Styx. Nov. 6: Experience Hendrix Tour. Nov. 15: the Allman Brothers Band. Nov. 18: Skid Row, Firehouse, L.A. Guns, Bed Spins.

Pearl Street

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

Sept. 24: !!!, Fol Chen, Thunderlust. Sept. 25: the New Deal, Lyrics Born. Sept. 25: Big D and the Kids Table, Smokey Wambas, WTFunk, No Intention. Sept. 27: Ra Ra Riot, Chikita Violenta, We Barbarians. Sept. 29: Built to Spill, Revolt Revolt. Sept. 30: the Tallest Man on Earth, S. Carey. Oct. 1: Barefoot Truth. Oct. 4: Pete Yorn. Oct. 9: Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Father Murphy. Oct. 9: Fountains of Wayne, Jill Sobule, School for the Dead. Oct. 22: the Books, the Black Heart Procession. Oct. 23: Beats Antique, Lynx. Oct. 24: the Corin Tucker Band, Hungry Ghost. Nov. 4: the Gracious Few, American Bang. Nov. 6: Matt and Kim, Javelin, Fletcher C. Johnson. Nov. 6: Rubblebucket. Nov. 18: Ben Kweller. Nov. 21: Lotus, Mux Mool, Jeff Bujak. Nov. 28: JJ Grey & Mofro. Dec. 4: Ryan Montbleau Band. Dec. 29: 7 Walkers.

A Place for Jazz

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

Sept. 24: Mike Moreno Quartet. Oct. 8: Nat Phipps Trio with Jeanne O·Connor. Oct. 22: Bruce Barth Trio, J.D. Allen Trio. Nov. 5: Hot Club of Detroit.


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

Oct. 2: Johnny Mathis. Nov. 6: Lou Christie, Charlie Thomas· Drifters, the Duprees, the Tokens, Jimmy Clanton, the Super Girls Group. Nov. 14: Uncle Rock. Nov. 19: Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey. Dec. 9: Sara Evans.

Putnam Den

63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066.

Sept. 24: Gung Ho. Sept. 25: Spiritual Rez, Skadee. Oct. 8-9: Melvin Seals and JGB.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584.

Sept. 23: Noise Between Stations, Bak4Mor. Sept. 25: Purifier, Ironweed, Skeletons in the Piano, Cletus. Oct. 2: Yarn.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, SCCC, Schenectady, 381-1200.

Oct. 19: Empire Jazz Orchestra.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, 580 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320.

Sept. 26: Ani DiFranco. Oct. 1: Janelle Monae, Eli ·Paperboy· Reed and the True Loves. Nov. 4: the Bad Plus.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503,

Nov. 12: Mr. Steve from PBS Kids· Steve Songs.

Times Union Center

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

Nov. 5: Dave Matthews Band, the Punch Brothers.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

State and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.

Oct. 6: JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys. Oct. 8: Gordon Lightfoot. Oct. 26: Joan Baez. Oct. 29: Nikki Yanofsky. Nov. 5: Colin Hay Help for the Homeless concert. Nov. 19: Dailey and Vincent. Dec. 21: Judy Collins.

University at Albany

1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3300

Sept. 25: Trey Songz.


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

Sept. 23: the Killerados. Sept. 24: Cats Don·t Have Souls, Nixon·s Spirit, Growing Pains. Sept. 25: the Nightlife, Tradewinds, Our Longest Hours, PAR 6, Life Like This. Sept. 25: the Tortfeasors, Sloppy and Choppy, Ben Karis-Nix. Sept. 27: Gurf Mortix. Sept. 30: Sleigh Bells. Sept. 30: the Killerados. Oct. 2: Kitty Little/Scientific Maps record release, Complicated Shirt, Man Scouts. Oct. 5: Pierced Arrows. Oct. 13: We Are Scientists. Oct. 19: Polkadot Cadaver. Oct. 24: Jeff the Brotherhood. Nov. 5: Peter Case.

The Van Dyck

237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999.

Sept. 25: Allan Holdsworth. Oct. 23: Charlie Hunter. Nov. 12: Steve Smith.

Vapor Nightclub

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

Sept. 24: New York Players. Sept. 25: City Rhythm. Oct. 1: Audiostars. Oct. 2: Soulsville Social Club. Oct. 8: the Big Smoothies. Oct. 9: the Accents. Nov. 4: James Otto.

Washington Avenue Armory

Corner of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, 694-7160

Oct. 2: Bullet for My Valentine, Escape the Fate, Black Tide, Drive A. Oct. 3: Caribbean Culture Fest with Capleton, Munga. Oct. 30: moe. Nov. 6: Pretty Lights.


Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica

Performances are at St. James Church, Chatham, 392-4991; Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204; EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-3921; St. Joseph·s Church, 225 Lafayette St., Schenectady.

Oct. 3 (Chatham): Duruflé Requiem featuring mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer, baritone Woodrow Bynum. Oct. 17 (Proctors): The Capital District Sings! With Albany Pro Musica, Aeode Consort, Burnt Hills Orotorio Society, Capital District Youth Chorale, the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, Ne·imah Jewish Community Chorus. Nov. 6 (Troy): Richard Einhorn·s Voices of Light with Dreyer·s film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Dec. 11 (St. Joseph·s): Trumpets Sound, Angels Sing holiday concert with brass.

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; Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 465-4755, Call for times.

Oct. 21 (Saratoga), Oct. 22 (Troy): Mendelssohn·s music for Shakespeare·s A Midsummer Night·s Dream. Oct. 24 (Albany): Mendelssohn·s Magical Dream family concert. Nov. 13 (Albany): Tchaikovsky·s Violin Concerto featuring Giora Schmidt, conductor Tito Muñoz, plus Elgar·s ·Enigma· Variations. Dec. 4-5 (Palace): The Magic of Christmas.

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.

Sept. 24 (Olin): Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Oct. 5 (Olin): Da Capo Chamber Players. Oct. 22-23 (Fisher): American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Oct. 29 (Olin): Pianists Izabella Simon, Denes Varjon. Oct. 30-31 (Olin): Bard Collaborative Piano Fellows· Poulenc Project. Nov. 12 (Olin): Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Nov. 14 (Olin): Benny Goodman Centennial Tribute concert. Nov. 19 (Fisher): Bard College Orchestra.

Burnt Hills Oratorio Society

Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, 885-5472,

Nov. 21: A program of choral music by Alfred Fedak.

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 (no preconcert recital Oct. 23).

Oct. 23, Nov.13, Dec. 11: Franz Liszt 200th Anniversary Celebration.

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. 16: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Dec. 4: Camerata San Marco.

deBlasiis Chamber Music Series

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

Sept. 27: Pianists Rolf Schultz and James Winn. Oct. 18: Pianist James Nalley. Nov. 15: Trio Cavatina.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845,

Oct. 12: Rodrigo y Gabriela. Dec. 10: Mendelssohn Club of Albany holiday concert.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, Concert at 8 PM.

Nov. 12: Argento Chamber Ensemble.

Friends of Chamber Music

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

Sept. 25: Peabody Trio. Oct. 17: La Donna Musicale. Nov. 20: Parker Quartet.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra

Glens Falls High School, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls. Concerts at 4 PM.

Oct. 10: GFSO with cellist Jameson Platte, violinist Michael Emery. Brahms, Bruch, Saint Säens. Nov. 21: With guests Megan Weston, soprano, Martina Filjak, piano. Barber, Rachmaninoff. Dec. 12: A North Country Christmas.

Leaf Peeper Concerts in Columbia County

Performances are at 7:30 PM at St. James Church, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham; United Methodist Church, Church Street, Copake; Hillsdale Grange, Route 22, Hillsdale; 325-3805.

Sept. 25 (Chatham): Baroque music of France featuring Edward and Virginia Brewer. Oct. 2 (Copake): A program of ·mad· baroque music featuring soprano Julianne Baird, readings by Chase Crosley. Oct. 16 (Hillsdale): Beethoven string trios with violinist Sanford Allen, violist Daniel Panner, cellist Astrid Schween. Oct. 30 (Chatham): String trio concert featuring violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama.

Massry Center for the Arts

Picotte Recital Hall, The College of St. Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, 454-5102.

Sept. 24: Saint Rose Camerata. Oct. 29: Saint Rose Camerata. Nov. 21: Renaissance Musical Arts featuring Duo Parnas, Yaron Kohlberg. Dec. 17: Lionheart.

Musicians of Ma·alwyck

Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-5858; Schuyler Mansion, 32 Catherine St., Albany, 377-3623, Call for times.

Sept. 24 (Cohoes): Sweet Nightingale, a program featuring soprano Gene Marie Callahan, baritone C.F. Schwartz. Oct. 24 (Albany): An Agreeable Musik at the City Tavern, a program of popular period music.

Music Company Orchestra

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

Nov. 6: An organ and orchestra concert featuring Charles Moose.

Octavo Singers

First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church St., Schenectady, 344-SING; Union College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131. Concerts at 3 PM.

Nov. 7 (First Reformed Church): A Concert in Tribute to George Moross. Dec. 19 (Union College): Handel·s Messiah.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204,

Oct. 27: Empire State Youth Orchestra. Nov. 5: BBC Concert Orchestra with Keith Lockhart.

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, (845) 876-2870. Concerts at 4 PM.

Oct. 3: American Brass Quintet. Nov. 7: Afiara Quartet.

Saratoga Chamber Players

United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, 584-1427. Concerts at 8 PM.

Oct. 8: Celebration of Piano, Strings and Flute with violinist Jill Levy, cellist Eliot Bailen, flautist Susan Rotholz, pianist Margaret Kampmeier. Dec. 11: Violin & Piano Sonatas with violinist Jill Levy, pianist Aniko Szokody.

Schenectady County Community College

Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium, SCCC, Schenectady, 381-1200.

Sept. 30: SCCC Concert Brass. Oct. 6: Mezzo-soprano Lucille Beer and pianist Mark Evans. Oct. 24: Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Dec. 1: Cellist Nathaniel Parke. Dec. 6: SCCC Chorus and Vocal Ensemble. Dec. 17: SCCC Wind Ensemble.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204, Concerts at 3 PM.

Oct. 3: SSO with Madalyn and Cicely Parnas.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5320. Call for times.

Oct. 8: Ensemble ACJW. Oct. 15: Skidmore Music Department showcase concert. Oct. 17: Skidmore College Orchestra. Nov. 7: Woodhaven Ensemble. Nov. 13: Skidmore Brass Chamber Ensemble. Nov. 13: Skidmore Music Faculty showcase concert. Dec. 2: Skidmore Guitar Ensemble. Dec. 3: Skidmore Voice Recital. Dec. 4: Skidmore College Chorus. Dec. 5: Skidmore Flute and Wind Ensembles. Dec. 8: Skidmore String Ensemble. Dec. 9: Skidmore College Orchestra.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, Route 20, New Lebanon, (888) 820-9441. Concert at 8 PM.

Sept. 25: Pianist Alon Goldstein.

Thursday Musical Club

First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church St., Schenectady. Concert at 7:30 PM.

Dec. 3: Winter concert.

Troy Chromatic Concerts

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

Sept. 30: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Nov. 14 Violinist Lara St. John with pianist Martin Kennedy.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Corner of 3nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038. Concert at 7 PM.

Dec. 12: Canadian Brass.

Union College Concert Series

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

Oct. 9: Violinist Pamela Frank and Friends. Oct. 28: Cellist Sophie Shao and Friends. Nov. 5: Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. Nov. 27: Mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotjin and pianist Joseph Breinl. Dec. 12: Boston Camerata·s An American Christmas.

University at Albany

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

Sept. 23, 25 (Recital Hall): Pianist Findlay Cockrell with an all-Schumann program. Oct. 2 (Recital Hall): Hubbard Hall Opera Theater will sing Humperdinck·s Hansel and Gretel. Oct. 17 (Main Theatre): University Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 18 (Main Theatre): University Concert Band. Oct. 28 (Recital Hall): Soprano Carla Fisk. Nov. 4, 7 (Recital Hall): Two Harpsichords with William Carragan and Findlay Cockrell. Nov. 17 (Main Theatre): University Chorale. Dec. 5 (Main Theatre): Annual Holiday Concert with the University Symphony Orchestra, University Concert Band, University Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, more.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

262 State St., Albany, 436-8544.

Oct. 15: Flautists Duo My Do and Myriam Dickinson, organist Douglas Bruce. Nov. 12: Organist Nigel Potts.


Film Series & Festivals

Albany Public Library

Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 427-4300.

Sept. 26: Robin Hood. Sept. 28: The Goonies.

Pine Hills Branch, 517 Western Ave., Albany, 482-7911. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 25: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Oct. 4: The Lemon Tree.

Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-2303. Screenings at 2 PM except as noted.

Sept. 24 (3 PM): Grand Illusion. Jean Renoir·s moving anti-war drama. Sept. 25: Herb & Dorothy. A postal clerk and a librarian amass an impressive collection of modern art. Oct. 2: My Kid Could Paint That. A precocious preschool artist sell abtracts for big bucks. Oct. 16: Who Gets To Call it Art? In this documentary, it is Henry Geldzahler. Nov. 6: The Art of the Steal. The appalling legal looting of Philadelphia·s Barnes Foundation. Nov. 20: Summer Hours. Olivier Assayas· engaging family drama about life, art, and the nature of art appreciation.

Opera from The Met, call for show times.

Oct. 9: Wagner·s Das Rheingold. Oct. 23: Mussorgsky·s Boris Godunov. Nov. 13: Donizetti·s Don Pasquale. Dec. 11: Verdi·s Don Carlo.

The Complete History of America (Abridged) at Albany Civic Theater.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4135. Call for showtimes and prices.

Oct. 28: Russian Ark. A stunning trip through the Hermitage. Nov. 18: Dancer in the Dark. Bjork stars in the first (and last) Dogme 95 musical. It will rip your heart out.

FilmColumbia Festival

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

Oct. 20-24: 11th Annual 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.

Ongoing iWerks films: Dinosaurs Alive!, Molecules to the Max! 3D. Oct. 9-10: It Came From Schenectady·s Proctorberfest will include 2001: A Space Odyssey, the original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, an unrated director·s cut of RoboCop, a tribute to goremeister Herschel Gordon Lewis (yuck) and the regional premiere of The Human Centipede (double yuck).

Opera, ballet and theater.

Oct. 5: Mozart·s Cosi Fan Tutti. Oct. 12: Shakespeare·s Love·s Labour·s Lost. Nov. 9: Bolshoi Ballet·s Les Flammes de Paris. Nov. 16: Bizet·s Carmen. Dec. 23, 26-27: Royal Ballet·s The Nutcracker.

Indian Lake Theater

13 E. Main St., Indian Lake, 648-5950. Call for showtimes.

Sept. 24-25: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Sept. 26: My Adirondack Life. Oct. 1-2 Heartbreaker.


Oct. 3: Tosca.

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.

Oct. 21: DIRT! The Movie. Oct. 22-24: Zombie Film Feast III. Nov. 18: Tapped.


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

Oct. 22: House of Usher. 1960 Roger Corman classic starring Vincent Price, with live music by Marco Benevento.

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. 24: Moolaadé. The opening film in a tribute to filmmaker Ousmane Sembène is drama about female genital mutilation. Oct. 1: Black Girl, Daily Heroism, The Making of Moolaadé. Sembène celebration continues with, respectively, his breakthrough film about an African woman working on the French Riviera; a short film about African women in the 21st century; and a ·making of· documentary. Oct. 8: Portrait of the Cuban-American Artist as a Young New York Filmmaker. Lecture and screenings with Hugo Perez. Oct. 15: The Black Pirate. Douglas Fairbanks· Techinicolor swashbuckler. Oct. 22: Häxan. Benjamin Christensen (Seven Footprints to Satan) directed this lurid, fictionalized ·history· of European witchcraft. Oct. 29: Dead of Night. Landmark 1945 horror anthology film from Britain, directed by four fine Brit directors: Alberto Cavalcanti (Went the Day Well?), Charles Chrichton (A Fish Called Wanda), Basil Dearden (Victim) and Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets). Hamer·s tale of a demented ventriloquist is unforgettable. Nov. 5: The Exiles, Summer Sun Winter Moon. Native American double feature. Nov. 12: Araya. Stunning documentary ·tone poem· by Margot Benacerra about a day in the life of some peasants in 1950s Venezuela. Nov. 19: Ride With the Devil. Ang Lee·s flop Civil War epic, starring Skeet Ulrich and Jewel. Dec. 3: Au Hasard, Balthazar. Robert Bresson·s brilliant chronicle of a donkey·s life is one of the most heartbreaking films you·ll ever see.

Palace Theatre Fall Film Series

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

Oct. 4: North By Northwest. Hitchcock·s ultimate chase film, as Cary Grant flees from cops and spies by bus, plane and the 20th Century Limited. With James Mason, Eva Marie Saint. Oct. 25: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With live ·shadow· cast. Nov. 22: A Streetcar Named Desire. See the film in which Marlon Brando changed screen acting. Nov. 29: Bonnie and Clyde. Arthur Penn·s bloody gangster film reveals as much about the 1960s as it does its ostensible subject, Depression America. Dec. 13: Three Stooges Film Festival. Here·s some holiday spirit for you: nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. Dec. 17: It·s a Wonderful Life. Hear that bell? An angel just got its wings. Dec. 20: A Christmas Story. Ralphie·s Christmas in Depression-era Cleveland should hit home even harder this year.


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

Sept. 26-27: Metropolis. The newly restored complete version of Fritz Lang·s brilliant, insane science fiction epic about the class war and sexy robots. Live organ score by Avery Tunningley.

Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series

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

Sept. 23-24, 26: I Am Love. Sept. 25: To Kill a Mockingbird. Robert Mulligan·s much-loved adaptation, starring Gregory Peck. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 3: Exit Through the Gift Shop. Oct. 7-8, 10: The Kids Are All Right. Oct. 9: The Birds. Hitchcock·s ode to our feathered friends. Oct. 14-15, 17: The Concert. Oct. 21-22, 24: Please Give. Oct. 23: Halloween. John Carpenter·s original horror classic. Oct. 28-29, 31: Get Low.

Time & Space Limited

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

Sept. 24-26: Enemies of the People. The genocidal Khmer Rouge and their effect on one man·s family. Sept. 24-25, Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Family Affair.

Theater, opera, live performances

Oct. 2: National Theatre·s Phaedre. Oct. 9, 16-17: Wagner·s Das Rheingold. Oct. 14, 22: A Disappearing Number. Oct. 21: A Prairie Home Companion. Live simulcast. Oct. 23, 30-31: Mussorgsky·s Boris Godunov. Nov. 13, 20-21: Donizetti·s Don Pasquale. Dec. 9, 17: Hamlet. Dec. 11, 18-19: Verdi·s Don Carlo.

Williamstown Film Festival

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

Oct. 15-24: Schedule to be announced soon. See Web site for details.

Woodstock Film Festival

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

Sept. 29-Oct. 3. 11th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Will feature dozens of premieres and world premieres.


Museums & Galleries

Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, 462-4775.

Through Oct. 30: Paradoxa: Recent Works by Kathy Goodell.

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

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

Through Oct. 3: Around the World. Ongoing: gallery of Albany history, interactive displays and cultural artifacts.

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.

Through Oct. 3: Ransoming Matthew Brady: Re-Imagining the Civil War. Through Dec. 2010: Hudson River Panorama. Oct. 16-Jan. 2, 2011: The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories. Oct. 16-Jan. 2, 2011: Old Soles: Three Centuries of Shoes from the Albany Institute·s Collection. Ongoing: The Landscape that Defined America: Artists of the Hudson River School.

Albany International Airport

Colonie, 242-2241.

Through Jan. 2011: The Imaged World. Ongoing: Site-specific installations by Paul Katz, Harry Leigh, Harold Lohner, Lillian Mulero, Ken Ragsdale, Nancy Shaver and Joy Taylor. 

American Italian Heritage Museum

1227 Central Ave., Albany. 435-1979.

Through Sept. 30: Sarah Cifarelli Wellen: Photographs.

Angelo·s 677 Prime

677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463.

Through Oct. 1: Horizon/Perspective: Paintings by Gail Kort.

Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library

Canajoharie. 673-2314.

Through Sept. 27: Works by Matthew Bartik, Mother Elisabeth Czwikla, and A Touch of Color art students. Through Oct. 3: Reflections on Water in American Painting. Ongoing: Arkell·s Inspiration: The Marketing of Beech-Nut and Art for the People.

Art de Cure Gallery

Endocrine Group, Suite 300, 1365 Washington Ave., Albany. 446-0847.

Through Oct. 15: Make a Splash.

The Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council

Saratoga County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.

Oct. 2-Nov. 13: Sondra Peron and Kevin Gray.

Berkshire Museum

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

Through Oct. 31: Wrapped! Search for the Essential Mummy. Through Jan. 2011: Woodland Style. Ongoing: Paper and Light.

bjsartworks Gallery

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

Through Sept. 25: Spirit Sister.

Brik Gallery

473 Main St., Catskill. (917) 653-1383.

Through Oct. 16: Mixed Media.

Broadway Art Center

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

Through Sept. 31: Camera Art Work. Also, Love of Animals/Mohawk Hudson ASPCA Benefit Show.

Bronck Museum

90 County Road 42, Coxsackie. 731-6490.

Through Oct. 15: The Broncks: A Dutch-American Family.

Brookside Museum

6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa. 885-4000.

Through Oct. 31: That·s Made Out of FORKS?! 

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.

Through Oct. 31: Landscapes. Nov. 4-Dec. 12: Richard Merkin.

Carrie Haddad Photographs

318 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7655.

Through Sept. 26: Kim McLean: exclamation point.

CCS Bard Galleries/Hessel Museum

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

Through Sept. 26: Philippe Parreno. Through Dec. 19: At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg.

Chapel + Cultural Center at Rensselaer

2125 Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.

Through Sept. 30: The Big Picture.

Cherry Branch Gallery

25 Main St., Cherry Valley. (607) 264-9530.

Through Sept. 30: Works by Carol Ann Henderson.

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.

Clark Art Institute

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

Through Oct. 17: Juan Muñoz.

Clement Art Gallery

201 Broadway, Troy. 272-6811.

Sept. 24-Oct. 28: Robert Moylan: Recent Paintings. Oct. 29-Nov. 24: Charles Steckler: Collage. Nov. 26-Jan. 2011: Group Show Winter Edition.

Columbia Greene Community College

Foundation Gallery, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.

Through Oct. 8: Benefit of Friends.

Davey Jones Gallery

386 Delaware Ave., Albany. 436-4810.

Through Sept. 24: Fantastically Feminine.

Dead Presidents Lounge

1092 Madison Ave., Albany.

Through Oct. 24: Woke: Works by Christina Stott and Grace Mateo. Ongoing: Eat WoRms.

Eclipse Mill Gallery

243 Union St., Route 2, N. Adams, Mass. (413) 664-8085.

Through Oct. 3: Illustrious.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. 276-3921.

Oct. 1-3: Filament.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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

Through Sept. 26: An Exquisite Vision: The Art of Lisabeth Zwerger.

Esther Massry Gallery

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

Through Oct. 31: States of Matter: Lee Boroson and Kirsten Hassenfeld.

Feast Gallery

142 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs. (718) 344-6310.

Through Sept. 30: Natural Settings: The Photography of Harry Wirtz.

Galerie BMG

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

Through Oct. 18: Rita Bernstein: Undertow.


Route 30, Salem. 854-9120.

Through Oct. 15: Lessons from the Country.

Hancock Shaker Village

Route 20, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-0188.

Through Oct. 31: True and Honest Before the World.

Harrison Gallery

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

Through Sept. 30: Still Life.

Hudson Valley Community College

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

Through Oct. 23: Chris Duncan: Recent Work.

The Hyde Collection

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

Oct. 2-Jan. 2011: Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

Iron Spring Gallery

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

Through Sept. 25: Fishing for a Soul.

John Davis Gallery

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

Through Oct. 10: Priscilla Derven: Paintings. Oct. 14-Nov. 17: Katherine Bradford: A Collection of Small Paintings.

Kleinert/James Art Gallery

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

Through Oct. 17: 2009/2010 Pollack-Krasner Artists.

Lake George Arts Project

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

Through Oct. 22: Julie Anne Mann: Intrinsic Nature.

Local Color Art Gallery

961 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-6557.

Through Sept. 30: The Human Condition: Figures and Portraits.

Mabee Farm Historic Site

1080 Main St., Rotterdam Junction. 877-5073.

Through Sept. 25: Whatsits.

Maple Ridge farm

172 State Route 372, Coila, 692-7285.

Oct. 9-11: Landscapes for Landsake.

Mass MoCA

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

Through Feb. 2011: Everything that Rises Must Converge. Also, Material World: Sculpture to Environment. Through Oct. 31: Gravity is a Force to Be Reckoned With. Beginning Oct. 24: all utopias fell. Through Nov. 15, 2033: Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Ongoing: Long-term installation by Fransje Killaars.

McCartee·s Barn

23C East Broadway, Salem.

Through Oct. 12: Orlyk, Sweetland & Kessler.

McGreevy Prolab & ProPress

376 Broadway, Albany, 426-1039.

Through Sept. 24: A Different Reality: Photographs by Sukumar.

MCLA Gallery 51 Annex

93 Summer St., North Adams. (413) 241-8692.

Through Sept. 26: Linda Mieko Allen, Young Ja Joon.

The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. (413) 551-5111.

Through Oct. 31: Dramatic License: Edith Wharton on Stage and Screen. Also, Edith Wharton and World War I. Also, Xavier Veilhan: Sculptures.

National Bottle Museum

76 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 885-7859.

Through Oct. 31: The Carver and the Photographer: Kindred Spirits.

New York State Library

Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Through Oct. 14: Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln·s Journey to Emancipation.

New York State Military Museum

61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. 581-5100.

Ongoing: Picturing Battle: Memories of War, Art of Thurlstrup, U.S. Army Signal Corps and Steve Jordan. Also, Dewitt Clinton Falls: Uniform of the New York National Guard.

New York State Museum

Empire State Plaza, Albany. 474-5877.

Through Oct. 31: Focus on Nature XI. Through March 2011: Citizen Soldier. Also, Wish You Were Here: New York State Photographed By You. Also, Not Just Another Pretty Place: The Landscape of New York. 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.

Through Oct. 16: Ken Polinskie: Nothing to Fear.

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Through Oct. 31: A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell·s Stockbridge Studio. Also, William Stieg: Love and Laughter. Also, Rockwell and the Movies. Through Nov. 27: Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts.

North Main Gallery

196 N. Main St., Salem. 854-3406.

Through Sept. 25: Works by Donna Marie deCreeft, Steven Ginsburg and Horace Havermeyer III.

Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery

Village Square, Old Chatham, 794-9091.

Through Sept. 29: Grass/Place: Photography by Lonny Kalfus. Oct. 1-27: Works by Chris Winters.

Opalka Gallery

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

Through Oct. 31: Jules Olitaki: An Inside View. Nov. 5-Dec. 12: African American Abstract Masters.

Park Row Gallery

2 Park Row, Chatham, 392-4200.

Through Oct. 2: Steven Perkins: Embracing Tension.

Rensselaer County Historical Society

57 Second St., Troy, 272-7232.

Ongoing: Discovering History: What the Heck Is It?

Riverfront Studios Fine Art Gallery

96 Broad St., Schuylerville. 369-3280.

Through Oct. 22: Fall show.

Salem Art Works

Cary Lane, Salem. 854-7674.

Ongoing: Marcel Donaj Photography.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

2880 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-2007.

Through Sept. 30: Batiks by Pat Smart.

Saratoga Automobile Museum

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

Ongoing: New York racing exhibit.

Saratoga County Arts Council

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

Through Sept. 25: Saratoga Inside Out: A Juried Exhibition. Oct. 2-Nov. 13: Remanere: Sondra Peron + Kevin Gray.

Schenectady Jewish Community Center

2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna. 377-8803.

Through Sept. 29: The Fantastical Self. Through Oct. 31: The Beginnings.

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 382-7890.

Ongoing: FETCH! Lab. Also, Fueling the Future.

Schick Art Gallery

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

Through Sept. 26: Michael Kuch Printmaker/Book Artist. Oct. 7-Dec. 5: Selected Art Faculty Exhibition.

Southern Vermont College

Everett Mansion Art Gallery, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-6328.

Through Sept. 26: Landfill: Paintings by Leslie Parke.

Sow·s Ear Studio & Gallery

1597 Union St., Schenectady, 370-2042.

Through Oct. 8: Milestones: Studies in Cyanotype.

Spectrum 8 Theatres

290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995.

Through Oct. 20: Drawings by George Shear, sculpture by Sarah Haze.

Spencertown Academy

Route 203, Spencertown, 392-3693.

Through Oct. 17: Photography by Abelardo Morell.

Storefront Artist Project

Cooper Center Gallery, 116 North St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 445-2780.

Through Oct. 16: Paper Makers.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery

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

Through Feb. 2011: The Jewel Thief. Also, Suzanne Bocenegra: I Write the Songs. Through Jan. 2011: Eye Rhymes. Through April 2011: Opener 20 Paula Hayes: Understory.

Rioult at the Egg.

Ultraviolet Café

290 Delaware Ave. Albany. 434-0333.

Through Oct. 20: Photos by Halina McKenney.

Union College

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

Through Sept. 26: Meditations on Empire. Oct. 7-Dec. 19: Critical Stitch.

University Art Museum

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

Oct. 5-Dec. 4: Courier.

Upstate Artists Guild

247 Lark St., Albany. 426-3501.

Through Sept. 24: Lights! Camera! VIDEO!

Visions Gallery

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

Through Sept. 24: Digital Flowers. Also, Heaven and Earth.

Viviana Hansen Gallery

Main Street, Delhi. (607) 437-2710.

Through Oct. 10: Bodies and Beeswax: Lampblack and Charcoal.

Waterford Historical Museum

2 Museum Lane, Waterford. 238-0809.

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

West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Road, East Meredith. (607) 278-5454.

Through Oct. 23: 35/35.

Williams College Museum of Art

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

Through Oct. 31: Works As Progress/Works In Progress: Drawing in 18th and 19th Century France. Through Nov. 28: Charles Prendergast: In Search of ·Innocence.· Through Dec. 12: This Girl Bends: Art and Feminism since 1960.


Theater & Comedy

·62 Center for Theater and Dance

1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass. (413) 597-2425. .

Sept. 29-30: The Shipment. Oct. 14-16: Caps and Bells: Ghost in the Machine. Oct. 21-23: Caps and Bells: Frosh Revue. Oct. 28-29: The Trojan Women. Oct. 30: Dialog ONE international festival of solo plays. Nov. 11-13: Caps and Bells: Dr. Faustus. Nov. 12-13: It Goes Without Saying. Nov. 18-20: Jaques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris. Dec. 3: Acting I Presentation.

Albany Civic Theater

285 Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.

Through Oct. 3: The Complete History of America (Abridged). Nov. 5-21: Plaza Suite.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

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

Oct. 2: Soap Star Cabaret. Dec. 3-11: Annie.

Bard College

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

Oct. 1-3: The Lower Depths. Oct. 9: Kock Fight Club. Oct. 12-15: Serious Money.

Barrington Stage Company

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

Oct. 6-24: The Crucible. Oct. 9-10: Bill Nelson·s All-Male Revue.

Calvin Theatre

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

Nov. 19-20: Lewis Black: In God We Rust. 

Capital Repertory Theatre

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

Through Oct. 3: 33 Variations. Oct. 22- Nov. 14: Cactus Flower. Nov. 27-Jan. 2: A Christmas Story.

Charles R. Wood Theater

207 Glen St., Glens Falls. 798-9663.

Sept. 25: The Jungle Book. Sept. 29: Ed Asner in FDR. Oct. 1-2: Imaginary Invalid. Oct. 9: Loretta LaRoche. Nov. 12-13: It Goes Without Saying. 

Circle Theatre Players

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

Oct. 15-24: Visiting Mr. Green. Dec. 2-5: Original One-Act Play Festival.

Classic Theater Guild

Fennimore Gallery at Proctors, 440 State St., Schenectady.

Oct. Nov. 5-14: The Giant Hoax. Dec. 3-12: A Christmas Carol.

Cohoes Music Hall

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

Oct. 7-17: Hairspray. Dec. 2-12: A Christmas Carol: The Musical.

Colonial Little Theatre

1 Colonial Court, Johnstown. 762-4325.

Oct. 22-24: Good Fences.

Colonial Theatre

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

Sept. 30:·S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. Oct. 7: John Lithgow: Stories From the Heart. Oct. 23: Vicki Lawrence & Mama. Nov. 6: The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion. Dec. 5: The Berenstain Bears Live: Family Matters.

Comedy Works Albany

Best Western, 200 Wolf Road, Albany. 275-6897.

Sept. 24-25: Ross Bennet and Dave Cooperman. Oct. 1-4: Gary Gulman and Kevin Bartini. Oct. 8-9: Tony Daro and Nore Davis. 

Comedy Works Saratoga

Starting Gate Bar & Grill, 12 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs. 275-6897.

Sept. 24-25: Ross Bennet and Dave Cooperman. Oct. 1-4: Gary Gulman and Kevin Bartini. Oct. 8-9: Tony Daro and Nore Davis. 

Confetti Stage

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

Sept. 30-Oct. 9: 6th Annual Short Play Festival. December: The Prince and the Pauper.

Curtain Call Theatre

210 Old Loudon Road, Latham. 877-7529.

Through Oct. 9: California Suite. Oct. 23-Nov. 13: Death of a Salesman. Nov. 26-Dec. 31: Tuna Christmas.

The Egg

Empire State Plaza., Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 27: Krishan Vs. Kranhaiya. Oct. 1: Bill Burr. Oct. 2: Laugh Out Loud. Oct. 16: Leo Lionni·s Swimmy, Inch by Inch and Frederick. Nov. 5: Ralphie May. Nov. 6: Steven Wright.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. 276-4135.

Oct. 1-3: Filament. Oct. 15-16: Delusion. Oct. 5-6: Latitude 14: Red Fly/Blue Bottle. Dec. 3-4: Sean Griffin: Cold Spring.

Ghent Playhouse

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

Oct. 15-31: Hay Fever. Nov. 26-Dec. 12: Lost: The Grimm Years.

Home Made Theater

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

Oct. 15-31: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Nov. 12-14: Sherlock Solo. Dec. 10-18: Ramona Quimby.

Hubbard Hall

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

Nov. 11-Dec.5: The Mad Woman of Chaillot.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Oct. 24: Mummenschanz.


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

Oct. 9: Cynthia Hopkins: The Truth, a Tragedy. Nov. 20: Two Men Talking.

New York State Theatre Institute

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

Oct. 1-15: The Miracle Worker. Dec. 3-19: A Christmas Carol.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Oct. 1-23: Awake and Sing.

Palace Theatre

19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.

Sept. 23: Platanos Y Collard Greens. Sept. 24: Brian Regan. Oct. 23: Louis C.K.: Word. Oct. 27: Cheaper to Keep Her.


432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Mainstage: Oct. 8-9: Monty Python·s Spamalot. Oct. 14: Victoria Stilwell: It·s Me or the Dog. Oct. 16: Capitol Steps. Oct. 9-24: Young Frankenstein. Oct. 30: LAF Italiano. Nov. 4: Buddy Valestro: The Cake Boss. Nov. 22-28: White Christmas. Nov. 30-Dec. 1: A Christmas Carol. GE Theatre: Oct. 26-30: Basic Training. Nov. 17-18: Three Cups of Tea. Dec. 7-12: Sister·s Christmas Catechism. Underground: Fridays: Mop & Bucket Company 

RPI Players

RPI Playhouse, Troy, 276-6503.

Oct. 23-24: One Flew Over the Cukoo·s Nest. Nov. 12-20: Noises Off.

Schenectady Civic Players

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

Oct. 15-24: Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Dec. 3-12: Peter Pan.

Schenectady County Community College

78 Washington Ave., Schenectady. 381-1200.

Nov. 17-20: Pure Confidence.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

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

Oct. 15-24: The Pirates of Penzance. Dec. 3-11: Nunsense.

Shakespeare & Company

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

Through Nov. 7: The Real Inspector Hound. Oct. 9: Tony n· Tina·s Wedding. Dec. 3-30: The Santaland Diaries.


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

Sept. 29-Oct. 10: Play By Play: Blue Moons.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre

Childrens· Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503,

Oct. 23-24, 30-31, Nov. 6-7: Cinderella Tales. Dec. 4-5, 10-12, 18-19: Holiday Tales. Dec. 27: Magician Dave McDonald. Dec. 28: Catskill Puppets· Willow Girl. Dec. 29: Andy Morse·The Music Man. Dec. 30: Juggler Henry Lappen.

Tang Teaching Museum

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080.

Nov. 11: Beckett Shorts. 

Theatre Voices

Staged Readings, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503,

Oct. 15-17: Trying.

Too Deep Entertainment

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave., Albany, 438-5503,

Nov. 13-14, 19-21: The Adventures of Condom Man. Dec. 11-12, 18-19: Simple Gifts.

Union College

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

Nov 3-Nov. 7: Dead Man·s Cell Phone.

University at Albany

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

Oct.8-10: Plays in Proccess. Nov. 3-4: Branches of Words. Nov. 5-20: Dear Harvey. 

Walking the Dog Theater

Space 360, 360 Warren St., Hudson and various other locations; call for details. 755-1716.

Oct. 23, Dec. 26: Off Leash! Improv Ensemble. Nov. 5: Ghost Walk. Nov. 11-28: Painting Churches. Dec. 10-19: Surprise Show (TBD). Dec. 21-23: A Christmas Carol.



Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre

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

Nov. 6-7, 12-13: Brave New Dances. 

The Egg

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.

Sept. 24: Mark Morris Dance Group. Oct. 22: Rioult. Nov. 19: Bellydance Superstars.


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

Sept. 15: Alison Chase Work-In-Progress.


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

Oct. 15: Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble. Nov. 18: Mazowsze.


Adirondack Writers Project

Events take place at SUNY Adirondack College, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, 743-2200.

Oct. 25: Laurie Halse Anderson. Nov. 1: Jon Clinch. Nov. 29: Paul Lisicky.

College of Saint Rose Frequency North Visiting Writers Series

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

Oct. 14: Meghan Daum. Oct. 20: Scott Rosenberg. Nov. 11: Alexander Chee and Kathleen Rooney.

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series

Recital Hall, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Shaker Meeting House, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany; Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany; Science Library, Standish Room,1400 Washington Ave., Albany; Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-5620. Call for times.

Oct. 7 (Recital Hall): Sigrid Nunez. Oct. 14 (Recital Hall): Louisa May Alcott In Print and On Screen with Harriet Reisen, Nancy Porter. Oct. 21 (Shaker): Ilyon Woo. Oct. 26 (Page Hall): Sapphire. Nov. 9 (Science Library): Gerald Vizenor. Nov. 11 (Recital Hall): Kwame Anthony Appiah. Nov. 16 (APL): Jean Valentine.

The Fenimore Gallery at Proctors

432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.

Sept. 26: Enthusiasm with Alden Doolittle and Joe Peck. Oct. 31: The Dark with Marni Gillard and Nancy Marie Payne.

Russell Sage College

Bush Memorial Hall, 1st and Congress streets, Troy, 244-2237.

Sept. 28: Elizabeth Brundage. Oct. 7: Nicholson Baker.

Skidmore College

Zankel Music Center, Ladd Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs, 580-8112.

Sept. 27: Dr. Neil Shubin.

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