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    Restoration Festival

      In keeping with the robust tradition of daily newspapers arriving to a cultural trend story in time to break the news to everyone’s grandparents, the TU recently declared Troy the new Brooklyn. Which is to say, it’s a place where young people are doing stuff, and probably drinking kombucha. Your grandpa might not understand [...]
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    Friend of a Friend

      The new group exhibit at Chatham’s Thompson Giroux Gallery, Friend of a Friend, works from the premise that the word “friend” has been “stretched almost to the breaking point over the past 10 years—coveted currency in a public popularity contest that never ends.” (Sounds like someone else is unthrilled with Facebook, too.) So, the [...]
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    AnimationFest 2014

      There’s something for everyone at this year’s AnimationFest, presented by Proctors in the GE Theatre. From family-friendly favorites to R-rated Japanese anime classics, the selection is diverse and appealing. The fun begins Tuesday (Aug. 19) with Disney’s Planes at 10 AM, followed by Finding Nemo at noon; The LEGO Movie at 2 PM; Planes [...]
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    Super Soul Fest featuring Kurtis Blow

      While classic-rock radio continues to cycle the same 40 songs through our cultural consciousness, hip-hop has never really established a mainstream channel to preserve the genre’s legacy. That’s why shows like this are so important. In 1980, Kurtis Blow released “The Breaks” on his self-titled debut. On the heels of Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s [...]
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    Simone Dinnerstein

      Celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein will present a solo recital this Saturday night as part of the Windham Chamber Music Festival. The program will feature Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Nico Muhly’s 2012 You Can’t Get There From Here, and two works by J.S. Bach (French Suite No. 5 and the Two-Part Inventions). When Dinnerstein performed the [...]

    Little Shop of Horrors

      “Feed me, Seymour.” You know things have taken a seriously demented turn when your prized plant calls you by name. That’s what happens in the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical favorite, however: The romance between schlubby Seymour (Jerred Hickey, right) and his sweetheart Audrey (Michelle Kittel, left) is threatened by a man-eating plant-thing (center). Hilarity—and [...]
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    Miró Quartet

      The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center continues its debut season at the Spa Little Theater this week with a pair of concerts featuring the Miró Quartet. On Sunday at 3 PM, they will present the program Monumental Beethoven. While the beloved German composer tends toward the monumental, this program is special in the [...]
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    Jackson Browne

      If we’ve been ambivalent about “solo acoustic tours” in other cases, it’s because, frankly, some artists can’t pull it off. They need a band, period. We have no such reservations about Jackson Browne, who’ll be doing the solo acoustic thing tonight at the Palace, alternating between guitar and piano. Browne was one of the [...]
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      Seeing and hearing Zex is like riding in a station wagon: nostalgic, loud and jolting. These Ottawa-bred rockers have stayed true to the roots of punk; from the spiked leather jackets and fishnets to the warrior-cry chorus lines, not much is diluted. The band recently released two separate 7-inches, “Wanderlust” and “Savage City,” each [...]
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    Blackberry Smoke

      Don’t worry everyone, that’s not the cast of Duck Dynasty rolling into Clifton Park this week. It’s Blackberry Smoke. The Southern-rock group hailing from Atlanta are praised for bringing soul back into country, earning them opening gigs for the likes of Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Speaking of Lynyrd Skynyrd, gods of Southern [...]

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fairs & Festivals

May 4

4th Annual Albany Bike Expo 2014

by The Staff May 4, 2014

Rides, raffles, prizes, entertainment, vendors, advocacy and community organizations

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May 4

Creature Costumes

by The Staff May 4, 2014

Meet museum animals, check out their camouflage, and create a camouflage for a creature of your own. Ages 5 and up

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May 4

Jonathan Edwards

by Josh Potter May 4, 2014

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May 4

May the Fourth Be With You

by The Staff May 4, 2014

For grades K-7 and families. Celebrate Star Wars Day with snacks, costume contest, trivia, crafts, more

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Museums & Galleries

Brookside Museum

Ballston Spa High School Juried Art Exhibition

Through 5/13

Museums & Galleries

Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

BASH: An Exhibition in Two Parts

Through 5/24

Museums & Galleries

Opalka Gallery

BFA 10

Through 7/18

Museums & Galleries

Albany Barn Stage 1

Colonie Art Group

Through 5/31

Museums & Galleries

Clement Art Gallery

Dust to Dust: Artists in Pastel

Through 5/28


Mixed Company Theatre

Fully Committed

Through 5/11

Museums & Galleries

Esther Massry Gallery

Graduate Show

Through 5/09

Museums & Galleries

Upstate Artists Guild

Graphic Content

Through 5/23

Museums & Galleries

Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch


Through 9/27

Museums & Galleries

Whitney Center for the Arts

In Limbo: Celebration of the Artistic Process

Through 5/31

Museums & Galleries

CGCC Blue Hill Gallery

Jerry Miller: Black & White Photographs

Through 6/26

Museums & Galleries

Oakroom Artists Gallery

Karen Cooper and Karen Rosasco

Through 5/31

Museums & Galleries

Mass Moca

Mark Dion: The Octagon Room

Through 2/01

Museums & Galleries

Foundry for Art Design + Culture

Meliti Kontogiorgi

Through 6/01


Hubbard Hall

Of Mice and Men

Through 5/04


Schenectady Civic Playhouse

Room Service

Through 5/11

Museums & Galleries

Daily Grind Troy

Rurban: Works by Ian Creitz and Michael Davidoff

Through 5/31

Museums & Galleries

William K. Sanford Town Library

South Colonie Schools Student Art Exhibit

Through 5/29

Museums & Galleries

CGCC Foundation Gallery

Student Art Show

Through 8/29

Museums & Galleries

Albany Center Gallery

T.E. Breitenbach, Then & Now: A Retrospective

Through 6/20


Capital Repertory Theatre

The God Game

Through 5/25


Brunswick Grange

The Jury Room

Through 5/11

Museums & Galleries

Woodstock School of Art

The Print Show

Through 5/31

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Sanctuary Art Gallery

Things Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Steve Wildermuth

Through 6/22

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John Davis Gallery

Yura Adams: Paintings

Through 5/18