is coming to a close, so it’s time to pack up the Frisbees
and the flip-flops; but the arts institutions of the Capital
Region—and its near neighbors—offer sufficient stimulation
to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder indefinitely.
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022.
17: Alvin Youngblood Hart. Sept. 18: Jack Williams.
Sept. 19: Adrienne Young. Sept. 22: Alasdair
Fraser, Natalie Haas. Sept. 24: Roseanne
Raneri, Mad Agnes. Sept. 25: Four Shillings
Short; Jonathan Byrd, Dromedary.
Sept. 26: Garnet Rogers. Oct. 1: the Kennedys.
Oct. 2: Mike Compton, David Long; Ember Swift.
Oct. 3: Praise Thang! with Garland Nelson. Oct.
3: Kate Blain. Oct. 5: Eleanor McEvoy. Oct.
8: Jacqui MacDonald. Oct. 9: Female Songwriters
You Wanna Hear: Nancy Walker, Lani Richards,
Barby Matthews. Oct. 10: Upstate Bluegrass.
Oct. 15: Dave’s True Story. Oct. 16: Celtic Night VI.
Oct. 17: Artisan. Oct. 22: Spencer Bohren. Oct.
23: Aztec Two-Step. Oct. 24: Tim O’Brien.
Oct. 26: Cris Williamson. Oct. 29: Pamela
Means, Mieka Pauley. Oct. 30: Bob Warren.
Nov. 5: We’re About 9. Nov. 6: Roy Book Binder.
Nov. 7: April Verch. Nov. 12: Tribute to Gordon
Lightfoot. Nov. 13: Andy Cohen, Ragtime Jack
Radcliffe. Nov. 14: Tish Hinojosa. Nov. 19: Quickstep.
Nov. 20: Tom Akstens, Neil Rossi. Nov. 21: Lowen
and Navarro. Nov. 26: Oscar Brand. Nov. 27: Eric
Andersen. Nov. 28: Tony Trischka. Dec. 4: Gandalf
Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Dec. 5: Bruce
Molsky, Tony McManus. Dec. 10: Ellis Paul.
Dec. 11: Wholesale Klezmer Band, Hannukah Celebration.
Dec. 12: Holiday Show with John Kirk & Trish Miller,
Addie & Olin, Linda Schrade & David Kipputh.
Dec. 17: Burns Sisters Holiday Show. Dec. 19: Praise
Thang! Dec. 22: Melanie’s Christmas Show.
King St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
17: Dar Williams, Ana Egge. Oct. 3: Wilco,
the Fiery Furnaces. Oct. 14: Bob Weir & Ratdog.
Oct. 15: Creature From the Black Lagoon with live music
by the Jazz Passengers. Oct. 19: George Winston.
Oct. 23: Bruce Hornsby. Oct. 29: Ailey II. Oct.
30: Jim Brickman. Nov. 4: moe. Nov. 13: Kasey
Chambers. Nov. 18: the Bacon Brothers. Nov. 19:
Greg Brown. Nov. 27: Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary
Celebration featuring Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem,
Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli, Jeffrey Foucault,
Tracy Grammer, Jim Henry, the Mammals,
Lori McKenna, Erin McKeown, Peter Mulvey,
Amy Rigby, Louise Taylor, Erica Wheeler,
Brooks Williams. Dec. 4: the Vienna Boys Choir.
The Chapel + Cultural Center
Polytechnic Institute, Burdett Avenue, Troy, 274-7793.
1: Fluttr, Earl Patrick. Oct. 6: Bruce Eisenbeil.
Oct. 12: Phil Ochs song night with Sonia, Magpie,
Sharon Katz, Kim and Reggie Harris, Greg
Greenway, Landfill Mountain Boys, Annie and
the Hedonists. Nov. 13: Spider Saloff. Nov. 20:
Loop Sanctuary II closing reception featuring Sara Ayers.
Dec. 12: the Early Muses, live holiday music from medieval
and renaissance days.
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394.
17: Juan-Carlos Formell. Sept. 18: Olu Dara.
Sept. 19: Chuck Prophet. Sept. 24: Albert Cummings.
Sept. 25: Babaloo. Sept. 30: Mike Compton and David
Long with the Hunger Mountain Boys. Oct. 2: Inner
Visions. Oct. 15: Steve Forbert. Oct. 22: the
Holmes Brothers. Oct. 23: Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos.
Oct. 28: Eddie From Ohio. Oct. 29: Sloan Wainwright.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
17: They Might Be Giants. Sept. 18: the David Bromberg
Quartet, the Sam Bush Band. Sept. 23: the David
Grisman Quartet. Oct. 2: Lizz Wright. Oct. 3: Music
From India. Oct. 7: the Bad Plus. Oct. 9: Bela
Fleck and the Flecktones. Oct. 21: Richard
Thompson: 1000 Years of Popular Music. Oct. 22:
Tuck & Patti. Oct. 24: Joan Baez.
Oct. 29: Eddie From Ohio. Oct. 30: Brad Mehldau
Trio. Nov. 10: Acoustic Alchemy. Nov. 18:
Hal Ketchum. Nov. 19: Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks.
Nov. 20: Jane Monheit. Nov. 21: Del McCoury Band,
the Gibson Brothers. Dec. 4: Preservation Hall Jazz
Band. Dec. 5: Hot Tuna.
Glens Falls Civic Center
Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, 798-0202 or 476-1000.
9: the Platters, the Corvettes Doo Wop Revue.
Hall Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 276-4829.
13: Tracy & the Plastics. Oct. 22: Shadow Puppies.
Arts Center of the Capital Region unless otherwise specified,
265 River St., Troy, 273-0552.
25: Ben Owen and the NY Phonographers Ensemble featuring
Ben Owen, Michelle Nagai, the Beige Channel,
Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood, Seth Cluett,
Omnid, Tommy Birchett, Mike Rosenthal,
Scott Allison, Jonathan Way (the Gasholder
Building, 1115 Fifth Ave., Troy).
Iron Horse Music Hall
Center St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
16: Crooked Still, Peter Siegel. Sept. 17: Chris
Whitley, Annie Minogue; Population You,
Jounce. Sept. 18: Sonya Kitchell Band; Ben
Lee, Pony Up. Sept. 19: Enter the Haggis.
Sept. 23: Incredible String Band; Of Montreal,
the Late B.P. Helium. Sept. 24: Nick Lowe, Geraint
Watkins; Bathtub Mary. Sept. 25: Catie Curtis;
the Comas, Emergency Music. Sept. 26: Jay
Unger & Molly Mason; Weird War, Shawn Fogel.
Sept. 27: Michelle Shocked, the Resophonics,
Rachel McCartney. Sept. 28: Project Object featuring
Ike Willis and Napoleon Murphy performing the
music of Frank Zappa. Sept. 29: Jesse Sykes and
the Sweet Hereafter, the Winterpills. Sept. 30:
Robbie Fulks, Chris Mills. Oct. 1: Christian
McBride Band; Charlie Hunter Trio. Oct. 2: Nerissa
and Katryna Nields. Oct. 3: Fairport Convention;
Dead Moon, Kahoots. Oct. 4: Tift Merritt.
Oct. 5: the Bad Plus. Oct. 6: Kim Richey, Jeff
Black. Oct. 7: Dan Bern; Travis Morrison
of the Dismemberment Plan, the Bloodthirsty Lovers.
Oct. 8: Tony Vacca & World Rhythms;
Wheat, Mt. Egypt. Oct. 9: Mark Erelli;
Cordero, Josh Joplin. Oct. 10: Lucy Kaplansky;
Damien Jurado, Richard Buckner, Delorean.
Oct. 11: Magnolia Electric Co., the Court and Spark,
Lo Fine. Oct. 12: Jesse Colin Young. Oct. 13:
Sophie B. Hawkins, Laura Veirs. Oct. 14: Railroad
Earth. Oct. 15: Lori McKenna, Amy Correia;
Lez Zeppelin: All Girls. All Zeppelin. Oct. 16: Odetta,
Jeremy Wallace; Jazz Mandolin Project. Oct.
17: Seven Nations, the Navigators. Oct. 18:
Kenny Rankin; Mirah, Tara Jane O’Neil.
Oct. 21: the Iguanas, Crooked Fingers, Elf
Power. Oct. 22: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers.
Oct. 23: Raul Malo of the Mavericks; Sondre Lerche,
the Golden Republic. Oct. 24: Danu. Oct. 25:
Mike Watt & the Secondmen, Bears. Oct. 26:
David Greenberger, 3 Leg Torso. Oct. 27-28:
Richard Shindell, Jess Klein. Oct. 29: Chris
Smither, Paul Curreri; the Butchies, the
Kitty Kill. Oct. 30: Chris Smither, Paul
Curreri; Buck 65. Oct. 31: the Clumsy Lovers.
Nov. 1: Richard Thompson: 1000 Years of Popular Music.
Nov. 3: the Campbell Brothers. Nov. 4: the Waifs.
Nov. 5: Jackopierce; Kudzu. Nov. 6: Noel
Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, Kate Callahan;
Roots of Creation. Nov. 7: Doug Ratner & Friends.
Nov. 9: Acoustic Alchemy. Nov. 11: Sue Foley.
Nov. 13: Lisa Martin. Nov. 14: Cathie Ryan.
Nov. 18: Jonathan Edwards. Nov. 20: Wallace Roney
Quintet. Nov. 21: Kelly Joe Phelps, Paul Curreri.
Nov. 22: the Dadz. Nov. 26: Northern Lights.
Nov. 28: Tom Rush. Dec. 2: Eliza Gilkyson.
Dec. 4: An evening with Al Kooper. Dec. 5: John
Hammond. Dec. 10: the Moving Violations.
Dec. 11: Aztec Two-Step; Black Rebels. Dec.
12: Eddie From Ohio. Dec. 18: Erin McKeown.
Dec. 19: David Mallett, Kenny White. Dec. 26:
Lark St., Albany, 436-7008.
17: Hal Miller Trio. Sept. 24: Nick Mancini Trio.
Oct. 1: Steve Lambert Group. Oct. 8: Parkway Music
Acoustic Showcase hosted by Steve Candlen. Oct. 15:
Ray Alexander Trio. Oct. 22: Lee Shaw Trio.
Oct. 29: Bryan Thomas Trio and the Sean Rowe Project.
Nov. 26: Dave Calarco Group.
Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779.
Nouveau Chill. Sundays: W. Steele. Every other
Monday: the Sean Rowe Project. Tuesdays: Family
Tree. Wednesdays: open mic with John Brodeur and
Brian Bassett. Sept. 17: Rumdummies. Sept. 18:
the Blue Machine. Sept. 24: No Outlet. Sept.
25: Frank Bango and the Magic Fingers,
Ed Gorch. Oct. 1: Super 400 CD-release party.
Oct. 2: Pitch Control Music. Oct. 8: School Bus
Yellow, Wide Awake. Oct. 9: Dr. Jah and the
Love Prophets. Oct. 15: knotworking. Oct. 16: Cliff
Street. Oct. 22: Arc. Oct. 23: New School Navigators,
North Allen. Oct. 29: Wild Herbs. Oct. 31: Pitch
Control Music presents “Helloween Slurfest”; double CD-release
party for Illtype and 40s For Breakfast. Nov.
5: Mojo Lightning. Nov. 12: I.M.I. Nov. 19:
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
9: Lucky Ngema. Oct. 23: Whirling Dervishes and
Country Commons, corner of Routes 146 and 146-A, Clifton Park,
16: Sound Tribe Sector 9, Realized Intention.
Sept. 17: the Machine. Sept. 18: Import, Yellow
5, the Tom and Tony Orchestra. Sept. 24: Blue
Oyster Cult, Seven Stories Falling, Thick.
Sept. 25: Tesla, Josh Todd. Sept. 26: Lucky
Boys Confusion, the Matches, Plain White
Ts, Dropping Daylight. Sept. 28: Anthrax,
Last Call, Brick by Brick. Sept. 30: 94 Rock
Teacher Appreciation Night. Oct. 1: Dr. Dirty (John Valby).
Oct. 2: Jordan McKnight, Jerry Reid and Greg
Raposio of Dreamstreet, Katrina Marie. Oct. 9:
the Presidents of the United States of America.
Oct. 16: Type O Negative, Amporphis. Oct. 21:
Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts. Oct. 28: Pillar,
Project 86, Sub 7, Falling Up. Nov. 5:
Chris Cagle. Nov. 12: Max Creek. Nov. 13: Midtown,
Matchbook Romance, Hidden in Plain View,
the Academy Is. Nov. 14: Dope, Motograter,
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663.
9: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Oct. 11: the Air
Force Band. Oct. 14: David Sanborn, Joe Sample.
Oct. 16: k.d. Lang with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Oct. 20: Gov’t Mule. Oct. 20: Bruce Hornsby.
Oct. 23: Third Day with Toby Mac. Nov. 5: Smokey
Robinson. Nov. 12: Olivia Newton-John with the
Albany Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 19: Jethro Tull.
Dec. 5: Broadway’s Spirit of Christmas.
Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., (800) THE-TICK.
17: Iron Corps, Dark Memory, Invictus,
Nim; Sound Tribe Sector 9. Sept. 18: RJD2,
Diplo, Rob Sonic; Burn Down the Disco
featuring Runner and Thermodynamics. Sept. 19:
RAINN benefit concert featuring Young Dubliners, Thirty
Stones, Maxxtone. Sept. 20: Toots and the Maytals.
Sept. 23: Talib Kweli. Sept. 24: Jimmie’s
Chicken Shack, the Skeptics, Smokey Wambas,
Five Across the Eyes, Hydraulic Sandwich,
Gambit Reasons. Sept. 24: Fred Eaglesmith.
Sept. 26: Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab, Mike
Relm of the Invisible Scratch Pickles, Rhythm Ruckus.
Sept. 28: the Decemberists, Lou Barlow of Sebadoh.
Sept. 30: the Von Bondies, Auf Der Maur. Oct.
1: Badfish, Brookfield. Oct. 4: Kool Keith.
Oct. 8: Zox, Averi, Cardinal Direction.
Oct. 9: Little Brother featuring T.F.E. plus
L.E.G.A.C.Y. Oct. 10: North Mississippi Allstars,
the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rising Star Drum &
Fife Band. Oct. 14: And You Will Know Us by the
Trail of Dead, IQU, Forgot Cassettes.
Oct. 15: Ozomatli. Oct. 16: Mindy Smith, Garrison
Starr, Charlie Mars. Oct. 17: Melissa
Ferrick. Oct. 18: Camper Van Beethoven. Oct. 28:
Jedi Mind Tricks, 7L & Esoteric, Outerspace.
Oct. 29: De La Soul, Butta Versus. Oct. 30:
the Slip, Benevento-Russo Duo. Oct. 31: Dresden
Dolls. Nov. 3: Del the Funky Homosapien, Aceyalone,
Abstract Rude, Mikah 9, Zion 1, Bukue
One. Nov. 5: MURS. Nov. 6: Clinic, Sons
and Daughters, Midnight Movies. Nov. 11: Percy
Hill. Dec. 2: Dark Star Orchestra. Dec. 3: Medeski,
Martin & Wood. Dec. 31: John Brown’s Body.
S. Pearl St., Albany, 487-2000.
7: Bette Midler. Oct. 8: Tim McGraw, Big
& Rich, the Warren Brothers. Oct. 9: Metallica.
Oct. 12: Usher, Kanye West.
State St., Schenectady, 382-3884 ext. 68.
8: Celebrating the Blues featuring Dr. John, Charlie
Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland. Oct. 16: Paul
Anka. Oct. 17: Allen Mills’ Memorial Goldie Concert.
Oct. 21: Wynonna. Oct. 30: Colm Wilkinson. Nov.
7: Amazones: Women Drummers. Nov. 14: Peter,
Paul and Mary.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wine Emporium, Student Union, Troy, 276-8585.
17: the McKrells. Sept. 18: Wendy Woo. Sept.
24: Friction Farm. Oct. 1: Guy Davis. Oct. 8:
Rod MacDonald. Oct. 15-16: Einstein’s Little
Humuncoulus. Oct. 22: Scott Sylvester. Oct. 23:
Scott Alarik. Oct. 29: John-Alex Mason. Nov.
12: Jake Armerding. Nov. 13: Bill Staines. Nov.
19: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. Nov. 20: Under
Belly. Dec. 3-4: Mark Rust.
River St., Troy, 273-2337.
16: Badfish. Sept. 17: NRBQ. Sept. 18: Tim
Reynolds. Sept. 24: Paranoid Social Club, Spooky
Daly Pride. Sept. 25: Charlie Hunter Trio.
Sept. 30: the Samples. Oct. 2: Albert Cummings.
Oct. 7: the Slip. Oct. 8: Hamell on Trial, Ember
Swift. Oct. 15: Addison Groove Project. Oct. 16:
Seven Nations. Oct. 21: Dub Is a Weapon.
Oct. 29: John Brown’s Body. Nov. 3: Southern Culture
on the Skids. Nov. 4: Black 47. Nov. 16: Sue
Foley. Nov. 24: Raisinhead. Nov. 27: Hair of
the Dog. Dec. 3: Dark Star Orchestra, Donna
Godchaux’s Heart of Gold Band. Dec. 4: Percy
Hill. Dec. 11: the Crofters of Glengarry. Dec.
17: the Burners UK. Dec. 18: Enter the Haggis.
9, Cohoes, 783-1010.
17: GreayStar, No Response, South Cott.
Sept. 18: Mannequin, Circle Nine, Odeira.
Sept. 19: Homegrown, Hawthorne Heights,
Spitalfield, Denver Harbor, Halifax,
Bayside, the Start, Number One. Sept.
23: Fear Before the March of Flames, Silent Drive,
Before Today, the Outcome. Sept. 24: Leftover
Crack, Stockyard Stoics, Public Access,
Menace Society. Sept. 25: Disciples of Berkowitz,
Merauder, Agents of Man, Crimson Mask,
Brick By Brick. Sept. 26: Give Up Give In, Rabbit
Hole, the Groceries, Solid Blue, Recon,
After the Fall. Sept. 28: Q And Not U, La
Mi Vida Violenta, the Mathematicians. Oct. 1: Untamed,
Paynes Hollow, Shallow End. Oct. 2: Shadows
Falls, Candiria, All That Remains,
Full Blown Chaos. Oct. 8: 25 Ta Life, Dying
Ta Live, Beyond All Reason, Without Regret.
Oct. 14: Most Precious Blood, Burning Bridges,
Save Yourself, Evixxon. Oct. 21: Bleeding
Through, Walls of Jericho, Martyrad,
It Dies Today. Oct. 28: Gwar, Dying Fetus,
All That Remains. Oct. 30: Goatmass, Through
the Discipline, Locked in a Vacancy, Organ Harvest.
Nov. 4: Everytime I Die, Zao, Misery
Signals, the Promise, With Honor. Nov.
6: Skinless DVD Release. Nov. 11: Hot Water
Music, Alexis on Fire, Planes
Mistaken for Stars, Moments in Grace. Nov. 13:
Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Children of
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
and Second streets, Troy, 273-0038.
26: the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Oct. 15: Harry Chapin
Celebration. Oct. 29: American FiddleFest: The Darol Anger
Fiddle Ensemble. Dec. 11: Paul Winter Consort.
Dec. 17: Judy Collins.
Turning Stone Casino Resort
18: Alecstar & New York Flyers. Sept. 22: Tesla.
Sept. 23: Neil Sedaka. Sept. 24: Diamond Rio.
Sept. 25: American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Eddie
Clark. Oct. 1: Showtime, Gridley Paige,
Square Pegs. Oct. 2: Billy Gilman. Oct. 9: Gene
Pitney. Oct. 14: Paul Anka. Oct. 15: Noni D’Angelo.
Oct. 16: Air Supply. Oct. 22: Bob Weir and Ratdog.
Oct. 29: Mark Wills. Nov. 3: Olivia Newton-John.
Nov. 11: Trace Adkins. Nov. 16: Jethro Tull.
Nov. 17: Bob Weir and Ratdog. Nov. 19: Colin Raye.
Nov. 20: Stan Colella Orchestra. Nov. 26: Dr. Dirty
(John Valby). Sept. 27: Jane Monheit. Dec. 3-4:
Anne Murray. Dec. 8: Hall & Oates. Dec.
10: Linda Eder. Dec. 11: Benny Mardones. Dec.
17: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Dec. 18: Ron White.
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572.
17: Jerkwater Ruckus farewell/CD-release show, Peter
Prince; Odiera, Washington Social Club,
Happy Hollisters. Sept. 18: After Larkfest Gothtacular
with the Cruxshadows; Murderer’s Row, Coal
Palace Kings, the Glow. Sept. 20: Engine
Down, These Arms Are Snakes, Sev Statik.
Sept. 23: Import. Sept. 24: QED with Jim Romano;
the Wasted CD release party with To Hell and Back,
Small Axe, the Dirty Bombs. Sept. 25: Among
the Missing, End of a Year, Dead Rabbits;
the Unbelievable Meltdown, School Bus Yellow.
Sept. 27: Bing Bam Boo Room. Sept. 29: Project Object.
Sept. 30: Miss Miss, the Dirty Bombs, the Coits,
Jamboyz. Oct. 7: Asylum Street Spankers. Oct.
8: Town Hall. Oct. 12: Karate, Chris Brokaw.
Oct. 13: Mike Watt. Oct. 14: Y.O.U. Oct. 15:
the Beautiful Mistake; Jason Ringenberg. Oct.
17: the Only Children. Oct. 21: the Slackers.
Oct. 23: the Brides. Nov. 4: Two Cow Garage.
Nov. 13: New Radiant Storm Kings. Nov. 19: Suran
Song in Stag.
Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111.
Rkstar open mic with hosts Paddy Kilrain and Dan
Goodspeed. Tuesdays: Jazz Jam with hosts Earl and Sara
Belcher. Sept. 24: Sonic Mayhem. Oct. 7: Neil
Innes. Oct. 8: Asylum Street Spankers. Oct.
15: Dave Jones. Oct. 22: Marie Taziki and friends.
WAMC Performing Arts Center
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4
17: dance party with the Refrigerators. Sept. 22: the
Jazz Mandolin Project. Sept. 24: the Tannahill
Weavers. Sept. 25: Kamikaze Hearts. Oct. 1:
Wanda Jackson, the Lustre Kings. Oct.13: Dancing
on the Air with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Oct. 18:
the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players.
trends, you may wonder, can be detected from scanning the
list of upcoming films? For one thing, Hollywood’s enduring
faith in the sequel is reaffirmed: (Allegedly) beloved characters
from Bridget Jones to Chucky to Fat Albert are returning to
the screen. Other than that, it’s the same mix of prestige
films engineered for maximum awards-season impact, comedies
designed to make bucketfuls of money and quirky films that
maybe, just maybe, will be worth a look. On the plus side,
none of the Oscar-bait flicks features Dame Judi Dench. On
the minus side, one of ’em stars Adam Sandler.
Yes Men They’re local in the sense that Troy is their
locus of operations, but “Mike Bonanno” and “Andy Bichlbaum”
are jet-setting, culture-jamming pranksters, sticking it to
The Man at every opportunity. This documentary captures their
antics as faux representatives of the World Trade Organization,
spreading weirdness and confusion wherever they go. Can you
Might Be All Right
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Wes Anderson’s
long awaited follow-up to The Royal Tenenbaums stars
Bill Murray as a world-famous undersea explorer and Owen Wilson
as his alienated son. Murray looks really cool in the Cousteau-esque
Education Spain’s Francisco Franco is still dead,
but the legacy of his fascist rule lives on. Pedro Almodovar’s
new film is about Catholic education, pedophile priests and
social repression in the 1950s. You know, typical Almodovar
the Bend This multigenerational family drama has a
high-powered cast, including Michael Caine and Christopher
Walken. Wonder which one’s the villain?
Beauty This one is beyond high concept—it actually
qualifies as an original idea. Billy Crudup stars as a 17th-century
actor who specializes in playing women. When the prohibition
against genuine female performers fades, he watches in horror
as his dresser, played by Claire Danes, becomes a star.
Drake Mike Leigh, who has given us such cheerful windows
into the human soul as Naked and Secrets and Lies,
just won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for this
drama about a neighborhood abortionist in 1950s England.
Sunset This could be slick fun, in the classic David
Niven mode: Pierce Brosnan is a retired thief, and Woody Harrelson
is a Federal agent who wants to make sure he stays retired.
Liam Neeson stars as the legendary sex researcher Dr. Alfred
Kinsey in director Bill Condon’s (Gods and Monsters)
biopic. Expect more psychology than smut.
House of Flying Daggers Director Zhang Yimou’s period
martial-arts follow-up to Hero stars Ziyi Zhang—in
what is being promoted as a brilliant performance—as a blind
dancer involved with a gang of revolutionaries.
Music All right, there isn’t a hope in hell of Jean-Luc
Godard’s riff on the horror of modern life playing in Capital
Region theaters. But it at least has a distributor, so we
Forgotten Julianne Moore is a parent who loses her
child, and is then told the kid never existed. But that’s
not true—and that’s also where the horror comes in. The trailer
is slick and scary.
of the Dead We know what you’re thinking. Jeez, another
living-dead movie? This Brit flick is a comedy, however, and
it’s endorsed by no less than George A. Romero. C’mon, what
could be funnier than a sort of Seinfeld with zombies?
Dirty Shame A bump on the noggin turns Tracy Ullman
into a sex fiend in John Waters’ NC-17 comedy. With Johnny
Knoxville as a lovable pervert.
Nicole Kidman plays a woman who thinks a little boy is the
reincarnation of her dead hubby. The bathtub scene made crowds
queasy on the festival circuit.
Ringer Johnny Knoxville plays a guy who pretends to
be differently abled (you know, retarded) in order to compete
in the Special Olympics. Yup, the Farrelly brothers produced
A documentary about the rivalry between the Dandy Warhols
and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Yes, you read that correctly.
A more out-of-left-field documentary we couldn’t imagine.
Should be some good fight scenes, though.
Laugh Yourself Sick
Last Shot This farce involves a filmmaker (Matthew
Broderick), a Federal agent (Alec Baldwin), a starlet (Toni
Collette) and the Mafia. Baldwin and Collette have both been
on a roll lately, so we’ll reserve the snarky comment.
Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon team up to solve a
murder in this remake of a French farce. Here’s the snarky
comment: We loathe remakes of French farces. (We loathe
French farces, in fact.)
Incredibles Don’t know what to make of this one: Samuel
L. Jackson, Holly Hunter and Jason Lee star in this story
of a family of superheroes in the witness protection program.
With the Kranks Heartwarming holiday schmaltz with
Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a couple who have lost the
Christmas spirit, but get it back with the help of their daughter.
Is it just us, or is the formula “Tim Allen = crap” always
Shop Queen Latifah stars in this inevitable spin-off
from the Barbershop films. Believe it or not, Alicia
Silverstone (remember her?) costars.
the Fockers The sequel to Meet the Parents
brings back Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, and adds Barbra
Streisand and Dustin Hoffman as Stiller’s parents. Love the
big ’70s hair on Babs.
Thrillers, Smart and Dumb
Affairs This sounds pretty clever: A Hong Kong smash,
this action drama stars Tony Leung as a cop who infiltrates
a gang, and Andy Lau as a gangster who infiltrates the cops.
Treasure Now for the stupidity: An original copy of
the Declaration of Independence has a treasure map on its
reverse. Oy. With Nicolas Cage.
Oh Oscar, Where Art Thou
The director is Mike Nichols. The stars are Julia
Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen. Do you
really even need to know what it’s about? (The subject is
infidelity, if you really must.)
49 If you liked Backdraft, you’ll love this
latest firehouse epic with Joaquin Phoenix as the callow rookie,
and John Travolta as the grizzled vet with a heart of gold.
Oliver Stone’s epic stars Colin Farrell as “the Great,”
Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto as Alexander’s
paramours, and Anthony Hopkins as some noble guy who dies
after making a big speech. (The last is just a guess.)
Neverland Johnny Depp is Peter Pan author J.M.
Barrie in this supposed-to-be dark biography, costarring Kate
Winslet and Julie Christie. The Barrie family is pissed, so
the film’s got that going for it.
Motorcycle Diaries Che Guevara rides through Latin
America and achieves social consciousness in this oh-so-hot
indie road flick.
the Sea Kevin Spacey is pop legend Bobby Darin, and
Kate Bosworth is Sandra Dee in this lavish musical biopic.
Spacey seems a bit long in the tooth to play Darin, but we’ll
give him the benefit of the doubt—after all, he does his own
Aviator Leonardo diCaprio is Howard Hughes in Martin
Scorsese’s big-budget biopic. Scorsese hasn’t made a decent
film since Goodfellas, so we’re not holding our breath.
James L. Brooks, of Terms of Endearment and As Good
As It Gets fame, directs Adam Sandler in this cross-cultural
dramedy with Tea Leoni and Paz Vega. If Sandler gets an Oscar
nod, Brooks is God.
Unfinished Life Speaking of stars not taken very seriously,
Jennifer Lopez is top-billed with Robert Redford and Morgan
Freeman in this family (sigh) drama from director Lasse Hallstrom
(The Cider House Rules). If Lopez gets an Oscar nod,
Ben Affleck will cry like a little girl.
The award-winning math play gets Hollywoodized with
Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. From the director of
the hilariously overrated Shakespeare in Love.
Tale If you liked Finding Nemo, DreamWorks
hopes you’ll love this fishy cartoon about shark mobsters,
or something. The high priced vocal talent includes Robert
De Niro, Will Smith and Angelina Jolie.
Polar Express A kid rides a train to Santa’s workshop.
The nominal star is Tom Hanks, but the real star is the complicated
animation technique employed.
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie It’s SpongeBob. He wears
square pants. And he’s in a movie.
Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events The popular
kid novels get the big-screen treatment, with Jim Carrey in
full maniac mode. Also starring Meryl Streep.
Haven’t We Seen This Before?
Twelve In which Rusty (dependably somnambular Brad
Pitt) gets a girlfriend (dependably annoying Catherine Zeta-Jones).
Oh, and the gang pulls off a couple of heists in Europe.
Daughter Katie Holmes stars as the president’s offspring
in what sounds like a direct rip-off of the Mandy Moore flop
Chasing Liberty. And that film really sucked.
Your Voice Pop tart of the moment Hilary Duff goes
to a performing arts high school and learns about life. Gee
of Chucky The doll that wouldn’t die (through four
freakin’ films) and his plastic partner procreate. Yuck.
Jones: The Edge of Reason In which Bridget (Renée
Zellweger) flip-flops, again, between the serious guy (Colin
Firth) and the drunken twit (Hugh Grant). Make up your damn
Flight of the Phoenix Robert Aldrich’s 1966 original
was a nifty little film about a group of guys stranded in
the desert, and how they fix their wrecked airplane under
extreme circumstances. You want to do a remake? Fine. But
Dennis Quaid in the Jimmy Stewart role?
Albert A live-action Fat Albert. Why, Dr. Cosby,
Enough With the Damn Documentaries
Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry By the time this
comes out, who’s gonna care?
Series & Festivals
Public Library Film Series
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-6508. Call for showtimes.
5: The Fog of War. Errol Morris’ Oscar-winning
documentary, which takes the form of a series of conversations
with Robert S. McNamara. McNamara, a former defense secretary
and one of the architects of the Vietnam War, shares what
he learned from the experience. Oct. 12: Good Bye, Lenin!
Alternately acid and sweet comedy about German reunification,
featuring a wonderful performance by Katrin Sass. Oct. 19:
Crimson Gold. Iranian drama about the pitfalls
of life in the Islamic republic. Oct. 26: Return of
Navajo Boy. A search for the origin of a 1950 short
film opens a window on Navajo culture, then and now. Nov.
2: Modern Times. The Charlie Chaplin classic
is back in a newly-restored 35mm print. Nov. 9: Super
Size Me. Cautionary documentary about eating too many
Big Macs. Nov. 16: Love and Diane. Jennifer
Dworkin’s acclaimed documentary about a New York City family
in deep social and personal distress. This is the complete
Crandell Theatre, Main Street, Chatham, 392-1162, www.filmcolumbia.com.
Call for registration and showtimes.
22: Nosey Parker, Around the Bend,
Imaginary Heroes, Head-On. Oct.
23: Kinsey, The Woodsman, Being
Julia, P.S., Sideways.
Oct. 24: Far Side of the Moon, A Silent
Love, shorts program.
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 276-4829.
3 (site TBA): Stars “Mike Bonanno” and “Andy Bichelbaum” will
host a screening of their film The Yes Men,
and discuss issues related to “identity correction.”
New York Writers Institute Fall 2004 Classic Film Series
Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany’s downtown campus,
Albany, unless otherwise noted. Call for showtimes. 442-5620.
1:The Fallen Idol. Graham Greene and director
Carol Reed collaborated on this memorable thriller starring
Ralph Richardson. Oct. 8: Piccadilly. Anna May
Wong is a sensation in this visually stunning, slyly nuanced
story of race and sex in a London nightclub. This 1929 silent
film has been fully restored, courtesy of the British Film
Institute. Oct. 15: Chac: The Rain God. Mexican-Panamanian
film about a drought in Chiapas. Oct. 22: The Shape
of Things. Another story of relationship power-struggle
hell from Neil LaBute. Oct. 29: The Old Dark House.
James Whale’s witty haunted-house parody. With Boris Karloff,
Gloria Stuart and Charles Laughton. Nov. 5: Blind Shaft.
Gritty Chinese exposé-noir about illegal coal mines in contemporary
northwest China. Nov. 11: The Van. A pair of
unemployed Irishmen become fish-and-chips peddlers in this
comedy based on Roddy Doyle’s novel. Nov. 19: A Man
Escaped. Robert Bresson’s award-winning 1956 drama
about a prisoner ceaselessly plotting his escape. Dec. 3:
Cluny Brown. Ernst Lubitsch turned his incisive
comic eye on the English class system in this 1946 comedy
starring Jennifer Jones.
Saratoga Film Forum Fall Series
Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. Call
for showtimes and ticket prices.
23-24, 26: Fahrenheit 9/11. Michael Moore burns
the outhouse down with this take on the stolen 2000 election,
the war on terror and the misadventure in Iraq. Sept. 30-Oct.
2: Saratoga Film Festival. The theme is Haiti: Moving
Images. Oct. 7-8, 10: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind. Lovers Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet have their
minds wiped clean in order to forget each other. Oct. 14-15,
17: Die, Mommie, Die. Drag artist Charles Busch
in full flower. Oct. 21-22, 24: Osama. Acclaimed
drama about a young girl surviving under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Oct. 28-29, 31: I’m Not Scared. A young boy
must grow up fast in this Italian thriller. Nov. 4-5, 7: Super
Size Me. A man eats only McDonald’s food for one month
in this popular documentary. Gross. Nov. 11-12, 14: Silver
City. John Sayles’ comedy-thriller about a dumbass
politician not unlike George W. Bush. Nov. 18-19, 21: Nosey
Parker. Made-in-Vermont comedy has great scenery and
surprising heart. Nov. 26-28: Pieces of April.
Another movie proving that holiday family celebrations are
only fun when looked at from the outside. Dec. 2-3, 5: Hero.
Zhang Yimou’s sweeping epic about the founding of China. With
Jet Li, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung. Dec. 9-10, 12: Monsieur
Ibrahim. Omar Sharif is charming as an Arab shopkeeper
who befriends a Jewish boy in 1950s Paris. Dec. 16-17, 19:
The Company. Robert Altman’s closeup, ficitionalized
look at the dance.
Route 203, Spencertown, 392-3693. Call for showtimes and prices.
2: The Corporation. Documentary about the modern
corporation, from the folks who made Manufacturing Consent.
Nov. 6: The Burmese Harp. Kon Ichikawa’s meditation
on war and loss, set during the waning days of World War II.
Time & Space Limited
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448.
listings under Film Specials in Metroland’s weekly
WAMC Performing Arts Studio
Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233 ext. 4.
listings under Film Specials in Metroland’s weekly
Williamstown Film Festival
locations in and around Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9700,
22-31. See Web site for details.
Baum and Company Dance Theatre/eba Dance Theatre
Theatre, 351 Hudson Ave., Albany, 465-9916.
6-7, 12-13: Brave New Dances presents experimental
and innovative works in progress.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
1: Merian Soto presents La Maquina del Tiempo (The
Time Machine). Oct. 17: Ballet Folklorico presents
Quetzalli de Veracruz. Oct. 29: Savion Glover
presents Improvography. Nov. 6: Les Ballet Jazz
de Montreal. Nov. 19: Complexions.
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Massachusetts, 664-4481.
1-3: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
presents Reading, Mercy and The Artificial Nigger,
Mercy 10 x 8 on a Circle, and Continuous Replay.
Oct. 16: Delfos Contemporary Dance presents Brief
Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663 for tickets.
18: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
State St, Schenectady, 346-6204.
26: The Wild Irish Dream. Sept. 28: American Ballet
Theater. Nov. 5: Diavolo. Nov. 9: Virsky Ukranian
1st St., Troy, 244-2000.
12-13: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company showcase performance.
North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
2-3: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company Repertory Concert.
Bay Road, Queensbury, 743-2210.
6: Paul Pines will read from his work as part of the
gallery exhibit Mythology of Stones: The Sculpture of Bradford
Graves. Oct 18: Children’s author Bruce Coville will
read from his work and host a workshop on children’s literature.
Nov 10: Poet Carolyn Forché will read from her work
and host a poetry workshop.
Albany Public Library
Washington Ave., Alban, 427-4344.
28: Mind Wide Open by Steven Johnson reviewed by Dr.
Robin Siegal. Oct 2: Readings for free speech done
by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Art Omi International Arts Center
Letter S Road., Ghent, 392-4568 ext. 100.
18: The Ledig House International Writers’ Colony will host
its annual Fall Reading, Open House, and Barbeque, featuring
appearances by international authors.
South St., Pitssfield, Mass., (413) 443-7171.
15: The Berkshire Writers Room will present a staged reading
of a poetic production originally created by the late Timothy
M. Sheldon, the first poet laureate of Pittsfield.
Black Book Discourse
take place at Borders, 59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 434-8856
Sunday of every month: A discussion of books by black authors.
Sept 18: The Wretched Earth by Franz Fanon. Oct 16:
PUSH by Saffire. Nov 20: We Charge Genocide: The
Historic Petition to the United Nations for Relief From A
Crime of The United States Government Against the Negro People
by William L. Patterson. Dec 18: The Spook That Sat
By The Door by Sam Greenlee.
Glass Lake Studio
Central Ave., Albany, 768-2708.
17: Poetry reading and open mic jamboree.
Hudson Valley Poets Fest
Jane Mine, Snyder Estate, Route 213, Rosendale, 566-4425.
18: Annual Poetry Festival and potluck, featuring over 30
regionally accomplished poets and musicians.
Lark Street Book Shop
Lark St., Albany, 482-0262.
16: Local poet Kim Henry will be the featured reader at the
monthly open mic for poets.
Moon & River Café
S. Ferry St., Schenectady, 382-1938.
Sunday at 7:30 PM: Funky Sunday Open Mic.
New York State Writers Institute Visiting Writers Series
take place on University at Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses.
For information, call 442-5620.
21: Poet and memorist Nick Flynn. Sept 21: Novelist
Chuck Palahniuk. Sept 23: Fiction and nonfiction writer
Ursula Hegi. Sept 29: Novelist, memorist, and editor
Sept 30: Playwright, screenwriter, and director Peter Sheridan.
Oct 5: Journalist and foreign correspondent Jon Lee Anderson.
Oct 6: Poet Rita Dove. Oct 12: Nonfiction writer Tracy
Kidder. Oct 14: Astrophysicist and science writer Neil
deGrasse Tyson. Oct 19: Fiction writer and journalist
Francisco Goldman. Oct 22: Playwright, film director,
and fiction writer Neil LaBute. Oct 26: Nonfiction
and fiction writer Maxine Hong Kingston. Oct 28: Fiction
writer Jessica Hagedorn. Oct 30: A Tribute to Pablo
Neruda: Music by Inti-Illimani with readings of Pablo Neruda’s
Poetry by Ilan Stavans. Nov 9: Nonfiction writer Joseph
Persico. Nov 12: Irish novelist and screenwriter Roddy
Doyle. Nov 16: Novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Nov
18: The FBI in Action: Recreating an original 1940’s
Radio Drama. Nov 30: Poets Sharon Olds and Edward
Hirsch. Dec 2: Historian and biographer Joseph Ellis.
Dec 7: British fiction and nonfiction writer Geoff Dyer.
Open Door Bookstore
Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719.
23: Author and illustrator Mark Teague will sign his
new book: Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation.
Springs Public Library
Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-1198.
23: Writers on Reading library reading group meets under the
direction of Denver Buston, who will read his own work
and lead a discussion of The Collected Works of Billy the
Kid by Michael Ondaatje. Sept 28: Library at Lunchtime:
“Naughty Puritans and Saintly Sinners” talk with M.E. Kemp.
Oct 10: Saratoga Poetry Zone, with special guest readers Sara
West and Jessica Hornik. Oct 14: Brown Bag Lunch
Series: Stories and Memories of Childhood and the Games
We Played, with City Historian Mary Ann Fitzgerald. Oct
25: Writers on Reading reading group meets under the direction
of Michael White, who will read his own work and lead
a discussion of Three Junes by Julia Glass. Oct 26:
Seth Kantner reads from his novel, Ordinary Wolves.
Schenectady County Public Library
and Liberty streets, Schenectady, 374-7904.
through Nov 1: Books Sandwiched In: A series of book reviews
in the Machesney Room. Sept 26: Readings from an eclectic
group of local authors, including Miki Conn and the
Say Word group, poets Michele Doriguzzi and Grundy
from Electric City Poetry Productions, and essayist Anne
University at Albany
27: Scientist and writer Sidney Perkowitz will discuss
his recent book: Digital People: From Bionic Humans to
William K. Stanford Town Library
Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 458-9274.
18: Local Resident Denis Foley (Lemuel Smith and
the Compulsion to Kill: The Forensic Story of a Multiple Personality
Serial Killer) will speak about his book, and its local
connection. Sept 20: Literary Lunch Book Review featuring
Park Place, Hudson, 822-9763.
Oct. 10: Contemporary quilts by Susan Hoffman, and
sculpture by Peter Hoffman.
Adirondack Mountain Club
9N, Luzerne Road, Lake George, 668-4447.
Oct. 30: Adirondack Peace, watercolors by Laura
Aimie’s Lobby Gallery
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181.
Sept. 30: Relative Art, featuring ceramic art
by Bill McCarthy and paintings by Paul Chapman.
Albany Center Galleries
the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, 462-4775.
Oct. 16: Compressionistic Paintings by Laura Moriarty,
and works by Oscar Lopez. Oct. 16-Dec. 11: Works
by Richard Pantell, Karen Whitman and Ryan
The Albany Institute of History & Art
Washington Ave., Albany, 463-4478.
Nov. 7: Visions of Haiti: Vodou and Carnaval a Jacmel.
Through Dec. 5: Dressed for Thrills: Halloween and Masquerade
Costumes. Through Feb. 13, 2005: The ‘Greatest
Generation’ Goes to War: Images and Memories of World War
II. Nov. 4-Dec. 5: Kings, Chiefs and Women of
Power, Nigeria. Dec. 18, 2004-Feb. 27, 2005: Byrdcliffe:
An American Arts and Crafts Colony.
Albany International Airport
Feb. 6, 2005: Now You See It, exhibition exploring
our fascination with magic, illusion and transformation.
Arts Center Gallery at the Saratoga County Arts Council
County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4132.
Oct. 16: Canoe Skins/Assemblage, works by Cynthia
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
River St., Troy, 273-0552.
Sept. 30: The Fence Show, 39th annual juried
exhibition. Through Nov. 21: Space Invaders,
works by various artists.
19-Oct. 4: Exhibition and silent auction of signed supergraphic
works, donated by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-4539.
Oct. 17: Cathedral Oceans, an audio-visual installation
by John Foxx.
Beekman Street Artists’ Co-Op
Beekman St., Saratoga, 366-6706.
Sept. 26: Unglued.
Main Street, Bennington, Vt., (802) 447-1571.
Oct. 18: Beyond Bennington; The Art of
Grandma Moses; Bennington Pottery Gallery;
Jane A. Stickle Quilt on view. Through Nov. 12: Independence
of Thought, Freedom of Speech.
Bournebrook Antique Center
River St. Troy, 273-3027.
Nov. 30: Exhibition of more than 20 oil paintings by French
expressionist Roger Crusat.
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Warren St., Hudson, 828-1915.
Sept. 19: Landscape paintings, photographs and sculptures
by 10 regional artists. Sept. 16-Oct. 24: Painted Cities,
paintings and photography by several artists. Oct. 28-Dec.
5: Landscapes by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. Dec. 9-Jan.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
Tinker St., Woodstock, (914) 679-9957.
Oct. 24: Magnum Cinema, photography from the Magnum
collection; also, Simply Girls: Teenagers in Iran,
solo exhibition by Soody Sharifi.
Chapel + Cultural Center at Rensselaer
Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793.
22-Dec. 20: Loop Sanctuary II, works by Robert
Gullie, Sergio Sericolo and Dana Rudolph.
Chapman Historical Museum
Glen St., Glens Falls, 793-2826.
Nov. 21: Images of Glens Falls, photography
from 1860 to 1925. Oct. 3, 2004-Feb. 6, 2005: Douglass
Crockwell: Homelife in America.
CJ Gallery at Trink
River St., Troy, 270-1950
Nov. 7: New works by Piper Brown, Beth Cunningham,
Robert Gullie, Christopher Murray, and Wren
Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, Mass., (413) 458-9545.
Oct. 24: Pastels by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam,
Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Jeane-Francois
Millet. Oct. 9, 2004-Jan 2, 2005: Albrecht Dürer:
Life of the Virgin; also, Medieval Mystery:
Who is the Master of the Embroidered Foliage? Oct.
29, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005: Masks and Masquerades.
Cohoes Visitor’s Center
Hall Building, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-7999.
Sept. 30: Keveny Memorial Academy: Looking Back from
The College of St. Rose Art Gallery
Hall, 324 State St., Albany, 485-3900.
Oct. 7: Faculty Show.
Columbia Greene Community College
Route 23, Hudson, 828-4181.
Oct. 14: ICI et LÀ, works by Steven Careau.
Lark St., Albany, 465-5035.
Oct. 9: Still-Lifes and the Garden of Eden,
paintings by Robert Cartmell. Oct. 13-Nov. 6: Works
by Willie Marlowe, Wren Panzella, and Wendy Ide Williams.
Nov. 17-Dec. 22: Winter Ceramic Show
Fulton Street Gallery
Fulton St., Troy, 274-8464.
Oct. 16: Works by Frank Broderick. Oct. 17-30: Blink
Series. Nov. 3-Dec. 11: John Hampshire—96 to Now.
Dec. 12, 2004-Jan. 29, 2005: International Juried/Visual
Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-0818.
Sept. 30: Works on Paper, featuring works by
Willie Marlow, Deborah Morris, Peter Stake,
and Wendy Ide Williams. Oct. 7-31: Works by David
Miller and Beverley Mastrianni. Nov. 4-28: Works
by Lorna Ritz and Jeri Eisenberg. Dec. 2, 2004-Jan.
16, 2005: New paintings by Harry Orlyk.
Hancock Shaker Village
20, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-0188.
Oct. 17: With Hands to Work and Hearts to God: The Arts
and Crafts of American Utopias.
Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, 629-8063.
Oct. 28: Paintings by Jeff Clemens. Nov. 18, 2004-Jan.
15, 2005: Sculpture by Isabel Barbuzza.
The Hyde Collection
Warren St., Glens Falls, 792-1761.
Oct. 3: Masterworks: Selections from the New Britain
Museum of American Art. Nov. 14, 2004-Jan. 12, 2005:
Lake George Arts Project
Gallery, Canada and Lower Amherst streets, Lake George Village,
26-Oct. 29: Mixed media works by Lisa Collado, Karen
Koziol and Alexandra Sax. Nov. 19-Dec. 17: Works
by Sky Pape and Jill Odegaard.
Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. 798-1144.
26-Nov. 5: Ralph Lee: Masks and Puppets, Mettawee River
Theatre Company, 1976-2004.
Local Color Art Gallery
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-6557.
Nov. 30: Autumn Tones, paintings by Colonie
Art League artists.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass., (413) 664-4481.
Oct. 16: Ann Hamilton: corpus. Through Oct.
17: Laurie McLeod: Waterhaven #1 (LuoYong’s Dream).
Through winter 2004: Picturing the Cosmos: Images from
Genesis to String Theory. Through spring 2005: Matthew
Ritchie: Proposition Player, a multimedia installation;
also, The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere.
Opening December 2004: Cai Gou-Qiang: Inopportune;
also, works by Carsten Höller.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-5090.
9-Nov. 7: CURVE: An Exhibition of Suggestive Form,
ceramics by Glen Nipshank.
National Museum of Dance
S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2225.
October 31: Golden Land/Golden Dreams: Images of Sacred
Temple Dances and Dancers from the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Through April 1, 2005: Child Performers in Tap: 1900-1950.
New York State Museum
State Plaza, Albany, 474-5877.
8, 2004-Feb. 27, 2005: Art of African Women.
Oct. 15, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005: P.S. Art 2004. Oct.
29, 2004-April 17, 2005: Elder Grace: The Nobility of
Aging. Nov. 20, 2004-Sept. 11, 2005: Help is
Here: Emergency Medical Services in New York.
183, Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-4100.
10/31: Hometown Hero, Citizen of the World: Rockwell
in Stockbridge. Nov. 13, 2004-May 30, 2005: Building
Books: The Art of David Macaulay.
Oakroom Artists Gallery
Unitarian Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, 374-4446.
Oct. 25: Works by Carolou Kristofik and Laura Catullo.
Nov. 7-Dec. 13: Works by Anne Miller and Mary Ellen
Colleges, 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 292-7742.
Dec. 10: Roy Kuhlman and the Grove Press Covers.
Pember Library and Museum
W. Main St., Granville. 642-2525.
10/31: Harnessing the Hudson, photography by
Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second St., Troy, 272-7232.
Through Dec. 23: Rensselaer County Goes to War:
War and the Home Front, 1775-2003.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Building, Vertical Gallery, 110 8th St., Troy. 276-6575.
Oct. 15: A Paper World, recent drawings by G.
Richard Sena Gallery
Warren St., Hudson, 828-1996.
2-Nov. 14: Traced Shadow, paintings by Path
Terrace Heights, Schenectady, 382-7890.
Nov. 8: Factory Bands to Funk: Music in the Capital
Region, 1900 to the Present.
Shaker Museum and Library
Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, 794-9100.
Oct. 31: A Table of Faith: The Works of Sister Karlyn
SKH Gallery of Textiles and Fine Craft
Station, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3300.
Oct. 1: In the Round, works by Shayne Dark.
Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5049.
Sept. 23: Sculpture on the Deck by Maria
Hall; also, paintings by Vojislav Stanic. Oct.
1-Nov. 3: Faculty Show.
Spectrum 8 Theatres
Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995.
Oct. 26: Haitian art exhibit.
203, Spencertown, 392-3693.
Sept. 26: Barns of the Valley.
Storefront Artist Project
Center Gallery, 116 North St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 445-2780.
Sept. 26: Psychiatric Survival, abstract paintings
by Colleen Surprise Jones.
Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery
College, 815 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080.
Sept. 26: Elevator Music: Investigations in Experimental
Sound; Julia Jacquette: I Dreamt;
About Painting; and About Sculpture.
Through Jan. 2, 2005: Paradise and Plumage: Chinese
Connections in Tibetan Arhat Painting. Oct. 15, 2004-Jan.
2, 2005: Elevator Music 3: Michelle Nagai. Oct.
15, 2004-June 5, 2005: A Very Liquid Heaven.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Oct. 31: Works by Ralph A. Blakelock.
Time and Space Limited
Columbia St., Hudson, 822-8448
Oct. 13: Greed, Envy, Jealousy and Fear, politically-inspired
art by more than 20 artists.
Atrium Gallery, Schenectady, 388-6714.
Oct. 21: The Figure Drawn, works on paper by
Sigmund Abeles and Philip Grausman.
Gallery, Nott Memorial, Schenectady. 388-6131.
Oct. 10: Drawings and prints by Arnold Bittleman. Oct.
21-Dec. 19: A Soldier’s Eye: Europe 1944, Photographs
by Irving Shapiro.
University Art Museum
at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-4035.
28-Nov. 14: Selected Works from the Pierogi Flatfiles;
also, First Happiness.
Valley Artisans Market
East Main St., Cambridge, 677-2765.
2-20: Inner Spaces: New Work by Caroline Hooke.
Catholic Diocese of Albany Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave.,
Oct. 29: The Heart of Afghanistan, photographs
by Connie Frisbee Houde.
Williams College Museum of Art
Williamstown, Mass., (413) 597-2429.
Sept. 26. Victoria Palermo: Flo-mation. Through
Oct. 11: Summer Afternoon: American Watercolors from
the Collection. Through Dec. 19: Ezra Stoller
Architectural Photography. Through December 2004:
Mostly Photography: Art since 1980 from the Collection.
State St., Schenectady, 688-0187.
Oct. 16: Upstate Photo Competition Exhibit.
Second Ave., Albany, 462-1297.
17-Oct. 3: Blithe Spirit. Nov. 11-28: The
B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, (845) 758-0552
Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-4534.
17-Oct. 17: Woman in Black. Nov. 12-Dec. 12:
Sisters of Swing.
+ Cultural Center
Burdett Ave., Troy, 274-7793
17: An Evening at the Trojan Hotel. Dec. 1:
Bertrand Fay’s Greek Theater.
Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-7999
17-Oct 3: West Side Story. Oct. 22-Nov. 7: Big
River. Dec. 3-19: A Christmas Carol.
Old Loudon Rd., Latham. 877-1529.
10-Oct. 9: Ten Little Indians. Oct. 22-Nov.
20: The Gin Game. Dec. 3-Jan. 1, 2005: Run
for Your Wife.
State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845.
2: Guess How Much I Love You and My Little
Storybook. Oct. 14: Second City National Touring
Company. Oct. 15: David Sedaris. Oct.
16: Universe: Slanguage. Oct. 22: Adventure
of Tom Sawyer. Nov. 14: Garry Krinsky: Toying
66 and Town Hall Road, Ghent, 392-6264
1-17: Born Yesterday. Nov. 19-Dec. 5: Proof.
Times Lakeview Inn
Lake Road, Ballston Lake, 399-9976.
22, Nov. 17: Elvis on the Lake. Sept. 16, Oct.
21, Nov. 17, Dec. 16: Another Mystery on the Lake.
Home Made Theater
Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs,
15-31: Cabaret. Dec. 10-19: Charlotte’s
Main St., North Adams, Mass., (413) 663-3240
17-Oct. 3: Proof.
York State Theatre Institute
Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, 274-3256.
6-10: Born Yesterday. Nov. 3-8: Jamie
Adkins! in Typo. Dec.-5-19: The Secret Garden.
State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
1-3: Stomp. Oct. 5: The Rainbow Fish.
Oct. 26-28: 42nd Street. Nov.1: The
Magic Schoolbus. Nov. 5: Diavolo. Nov.
13: Laughter Arts Festival featruing Drew Carey. Oct.
20: Bill Cosby. Nov. 29-30: A Christmas Carol.
Dec. 4-5: Nutcracker. Dec. 27-28: Evita.
South Church St., Schenectady, 382-2081.
15-24: The Cradle Will Rock. Dec. 3-12: The
Woman in Black.
Kemble St., Lenox., Mass. (413) 637-3353
24-Oct. 24: Vita & Virginia.
Cross St., Hudson, 822-9667
29-Oct. 17: Omnium Gatherum. Nov. 3-21: First
Love. Dec. 1-12: The Holiday Show.
University at Albany
Studio Theatre, University Performing Arts Center,
Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
Nov. 5-18: Tartuffe.
are at various locations.
4 (The Egg): Music to Remember—Songs of Jewish Life from
the Shtetl to the Resistance, with guest vocal ensemble
Counterpoint. Nov. 6 (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception):
APM will join with the Albany Symphony Orchestra for
a performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Albany Symphony Orchestra
take place 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 United Methodist
Church, Pittsfield, Mass., unless otherwise noted.
30 (Palace Theatre): David Alan Miller conducts the
ASO’s The Fairytale Gala, with guest soprano Sylvia McNair.
Prokofiev’s Suite from Cinderella, Broadway songs,
and works by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Nov. 19 (Palace Theatre):
The Mighty Brahms Fourth, with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4,
the world-premiere performance of Beavers’ Legendary Legs
(Diamond, I mean) and Walton’s Violin Concerto
featuring Cho Liang Lin, violin. Dec. 9 (Canfield Casino),
Dec. 10 (Troy Music Hall), Dec. 11 (First United Methodist
Church): Christmas in China, featuring pipa virtuoso Wu
Man. Works by Tan Dun, Bun Ching Lam, Handel, Pachelbel,
Vaughn Williams, Chang and Mozart.
Capitol Chamber Artists
performances (8 PM) at the First Congregational Church, 405
Quail St., Albany. Sunday performances (3 PM) at Community
Hall, Benson, Vt., 458-9231.
23, Nov. 20, Dec. 4: Concerts at First Congregational Church.
Oct. 24, Dec. 21, Dec. 5: Concerts at Community Hall.
Chapel + Cultural Center
Polytechnic Institute, Burdett and Peoples avenues, Troy,
12: Holiday music from medieval and renaissance days with
The Early Muses. The concert begins at 7:30 PM.
Close Encounters With Music
performaces will be held at Mahaiwe Theatre, Great Barrington,
Mass., and will start at 6 PM. (800) 843-0778.
23: Romantic Landscapes, with works by Schumann and Schubert
performed by Arve Tellefsen (violin), James Tocco
(piano), Richard O’Neill (viola), Yehuda Hannani
(cello) and Stephen Sas (double bass). Nov. 27: Works
by Rorem, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns and others will be featured
in Americans in Paris, performed by Melvin Chen (piano),
Courtenay Budd (soprano), Toby Appel (violin)
and Yehuda Hanani (cello).
deBlasiis Chamber Music Series
PM performances at the Hyde Collection, Helen Froehlich Auditorium,
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, 798-4046.
18: The Amelia Piano Trio. Nov. 1: Canada’s Gryphon
Peeper Concerts in Columbia County
are at 7:30 PM at St. James Church, Routes 66 and 203, Chatham,
9: A baroque music program with selections by J.S. Bach, Telemann
and Handel. Sanford Allen (violin), Virginia Brewer
(oboe) and Edward Brewer (harpsichord) will be featured.
Oct. 23: Sanford Allen (violin) and John Cheek
(piano) will perform two Beethoven sonatas. Nov. 6: Carter
Brey (cello) will be the featured artist in a program
that will include works by Kodaly, Beethoven, Mozart and a
world-premiere piece by the late Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204.
Oct. 22: La Traviata, performed by the Stanislavsky
Opera Company. Oct. 29: Vienna Boys Choir.
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
start at 8 PM, except as noted, and are at the Church of the
Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck, 876-2870.
15-16: Pianist AnnLynn Miller and cellist Ulrich
Schmid will present two all-Beethoven programs. Nov. 13:
Strata will perform works by Mozart, Bruch and Schoenfeld.
Dec. 12 (4 PM): The New York Woodwind Quintet will
perform works by Carter, Mozart and Beethoven.
Union College Concert Series
College Memorial Chapel, Union Street, Schenectady, 388-6131.
9: Violinist Chee-Yun, with Barry Douglas, piano,
will perform works by Mozart and Brahms, and a U.S. premiere
by Penderecki. Oct. 23: Pianist Arnaldo Cohen will
perform works by Schoenberg, Beethoven and Chopin. Nov. 13:
The Los Angeles Piano Quartet. Nov. 21: Musicians
From Marlboro will perform works by Mozart, Kirchner and
Franck. Dec. 2: Pianist Yefim Bronfman. Dec. 12: A
holiday concert with the Boston Camerata.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
take place at Proctor’s, 432 State St., Schenectady, 372-2500.
24: Pianist Winnie Tong will be featured on Beethoven’s
Piano Concerto No. 1. Also, works by Offenbach and
Smetana. Nov. 18: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, also
works by Vaughn Williams and Smetana. The Capital District
Youth Chorale will be featured.
Troy Chromatic Concerts
Savings Bank Music Hall, Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
21: The Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg, with
featured soloist Evelyn Glennie, will perform works
by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Berlioz and a new piece by Bright Sheng.
Dec. 3: Violinist Leila Josefowicz in recital, with
pianist John Novacek.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
of Second and State streets, Troy, 273-0038.
12: Edgy chamber quartet Ethel in concert. Dec. 21:
A program of holiday music with the Canadian Brass.
University at Albany
take place in the Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, 1400
Washington Ave., Albany, 442-3997.
7: Faculty Gala Concert, featuring Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz
(violin), Michael Cirigliano II (clarinet), Findlay
Cockrell (piano), Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough (flute),
Sten Yngvar Isachsen (guitar), Max Lifchitz
(piano) and Frances Pallozzi Wittmann (mezzo-soprano).
Oct. 9: Music Around the World, with the University Chamber
Singers. Oct. 9: Pops for Parents, with pianist Findlay
Cockrell. Oct. 10: Pianist Max Lifchitz will perform
a program of works by Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. Oct.
17: The University Symphony Orchestra, with guest artist
Eric Berlin (trumpet), will perform Hummel’s Concerto
for Trumpet and Orchestra and other works. Nov. 7: Capital
Collegiate Choral Festival V, with vocal ensembles from the
College of Saint Rose, Schenectady County Community College
and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute joining the University
Chorale and Chamber Singers. Nov. 20: Pianist Victoria
von Arx will perform works by Ravel, Mozart, Bach, Boatwright
and Chopin. Dec. 5: The four University at Albany ensembles
will join in the 6th annual Holiday Concert. Dec. 6: The University
Percussion Ensemble will present the program Twenty Drummers
take place in various locations around campus, as noted. Williamstown,
Mass., (413) 597-2736
8 (Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall): The Williams Chamber Players
will perform works by Kechley, Mussorgsky and Stravinsky.
Oct. 15 (Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall): Baroque lute recital
with Michel Cardin. Oct. 17 (Chapin Hall): Pianist
Alexander Slobodyanik. Oct. 22 (Chapin Hall): The Berkshire
Symphony with guest cellist Leslie Parnas. Nov.
5 (Thompson Memorial Chapel): Williams Concert & Chamber
Choirs will perform a program of Estonian music. Nov.
12 (Chapin Hall): The Berkshire Symphony will perform
works by Chadwick, Grant Still, Hailstork, Copland. Nov. 19
(Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall): The Muir String Quartet.
Nov. 20 (Chapin Hall): The Williams Symphonic Winds.