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    Alex Cox Film Festival

      Once upon a time, the term “indie” cinema was not code for a prestige film with A-list actors released by the boutique division of a major studio. In olden days, there were genuinely independent, “mom-and-pop” distributors—and the major studios, if the filmmakers could trick them into making their film. The latter is what happened [...]
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    David Bowie Is

      When you first heard that David Bowie was the subject of an international traveling exhibit showcasing his costumes, props, photographs, lyric sheets and such from his personal archive, you thought, “Of course he is.” And when you realized that the show wasn’t going to get any closer to the Capital Region than Toronto, you [...]
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    LarkFest

      New York’s largest one-day street festival is a favorite annual event here in the Capital Region. Approximately 80,000 people converge on Lark Street, the polestar of Albany’s culturally hip Center Square neighborhood, to peruse the offerings of 150 local vendors and rock out to popular music performances. LarkFest has become an autumn tradition for [...]
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    Giulio Cesare in Egitto

      LarkFest is not the only cultural happening in Albany’s Center Square neighborhood this weekend. Bookending this year’s fest are two performances (Friday night and Sunday afternoon) of George Frideric Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto. This baroque opera dramatizes the “happy” part of the Cleopatra-Julius Caesar story, before the Ides of March and the [...]
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    ALSO NOTED . . .

        Plattsburgh rock-jazz-reggae amalgam Lucid will play the Hollow Bar on Friday (8 PM, $10, 426-8550). . . . Also Friday, the reggae-funk dance experience Spiritual Rez will come to the Putnam Den along with Fikus (9 PM, $10, 584-8066). . . . Café Helsinki will host alternative bluegrass outfit Crooked Still (left) on [...]
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    FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival

      FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival at MASS MoCA this weekend is a three-day event featuring performances by Emmylou Harris, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bela Fleck & Abagail Washburn, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Gibson Brothers, Alison Brown, Aoife O’Donovan, th Flying Garbonzos, Martha Redbone Roots Project, and many more. In addition to the performances, there will be [...]
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    Storyman

      Kevin May and Mick Lynch, former members of the Guggenheim Grotto, have been likened over the years to performers such as Simon and Garfunkel, Radiohead and Bon Iver. Soulful and searching while remaining upbeat and intelligent, the Irish duo have created a uniquely comforting sound since breaking away from Guggenheim Grotto and settling down [...]
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    Surface

        The new show at the Sorelle Gallery showcases recent landscape paintings by David Hill. The exhibit notes state, “Inspired by the textures and visceral surfaces found in nature, Hill brings the gorgeous brushwork and subtle color nuances that he is known for, while creating intimate natural moments that every viewer will connect to [...]
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    Russell Shorto

      If you are familiar with early Albany history—or if you want to be—then you will be especially interested in a book signing and talk at the Albany Institute of History & Art being given by Russell Shorto, the critically acclaimed history writer. Shorto’s latest book is Amsterdam, a sequel of sorts to The Island [...]
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    Landlady

      Adam Schatz is a jazz concert promoter who also toils in several bands playing rock, folk, jazz, Afrobeat and improv; in his own Brooklyn-based Landlady, he incorporates all of the above and then some into pop songs that are as intelligent and melodic as they are complex and unpredictable. And like other New York [...]

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Discussions/Speakers

June 8

Amy Cunningham: It’s Your Funeral

by The Staff June 8, 2014

The funeral director will speak on "Shifting the Ways of American Death Towards a Sustainable Future."

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Family

June 8

Beaver Adventure

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Ever wonder how a beaver builds its dam or lodge?  Or what they eat?  Come along on this short and family friendly walk and have your questions answered.  On your walk you will see one ...

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Clubs

June 8

Blackfoot Gypsies, Kim Logan, Cataline Crime

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Cello Seminar Concert

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Twelve cellists will perform music from J.S. Bach to contemporary composers

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Workshops

June 8

Demystifying Legal Rights in Childbirth & How To Use Them

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Call to register

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Workshops

June 8

Genealogy Look Up Day

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Members of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society will be on hand to help folks interested in tracing their family's roots in the Capital Region and beyond

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Literary Events

June 8

Hudson Valley Writers Guild Conference

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Featuring Frankie Y. Bailey, Dan Wilcox, M.E. Kemp, Barbara Traynor, Elizabeth Floyd Mair, more. Lectures, workshops

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Clubs

June 8

John Slovacek

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Clubs

June 8

open mic

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Opera Saratoga

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Workshop performance of Roscoe, Evan Mack's new opera based on the William Kennedy novel

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Family

June 8

Pond Trek

by The Staff June 8, 2014

One-mile hike to explore the world of vernal ponds. For all ages

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Readings/Signings

June 8

Richard Matturro

by The Staff June 8, 2014

The author will read from his latest novel, Medea. Books will be available to purchase and have signed

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Clubs

June 8

Rod MacDonald

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Classical

June 8

Songs of Freedom

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Nei'mah Jewish Community Chorus with Peri Smilow and the Mt. Zion Ensemble

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Family

June 8

Traditional Storytelling

by The Staff June 8, 2014

Museum Educator, Amanda Tarbell (Mohawk) will share stories that have been handed down from generation to generation through the oral tradition of the Haudenosaunee. She will explain from where those stories came and their significance ...

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Clubs

June 8

Zoe Muth

by Josh Potter June 8, 2014

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Museums & Galleries

New York State Museum

2014 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

Arkell Museum

A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions from the Coast

Through 8/24



Theater

Arts Center of the Capital Region

Any Addict

Through 6/14



Museums & Galleries

Esther Massry Gallery

Art + Design 2014 Faculty Show

Through 9/21



Theater

Albany Barn Theater

Bent

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Berkshire Museum

Butterflies

Through 9/01



Museums & Galleries

Sorelle Gallery

Colorfall

Through 6/12



Museums & Galleries

Clement Art Gallery

Country Visions: A Celebration of Rural Life in Schoharie County

Through 6/25



Theater

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Doubt

Through 6/22



Museums & Galleries

BCB Art

External Conditions: New Work by Brenda Giegerich

Through 7/06



Theater

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Great Expectations

Through 6/08



Museums & Galleries

Athens Cultural Center

Jukebox: Wage/Working

Through 11/30



Museums & Galleries

City Hall Second Floor Gallery

Ken Wheeler: Watercolors

Through 7/01



Museums & Galleries

Schenectady Jewish Community Center

Layers: Karen K. Rosasco

Through 7/30



Theater

Taconic Hills School

Les Miserables

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots

Through 7/13



Concerts

Hunter Mountain

Mountain Jam with Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir, Pretty Lights, Damian Marley, the Avett Brothers, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Franti, Umphrey’s McGee, more

Through 6/08



Museums & Galleries

BCB Art

October Waves: New Work by Sandra Gottlieb

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

Upstate Artists Guild

Peoples Choice 2014

Through 6/27



Fairs & Festivals

Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church

Polish Fest

Through 6/08



Theater

Shakespeare in the Park Lincoln Park

Romeo and Juliet

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Salem Art Works

Stephan Brucker & Denise Anderson

Through 6/28



Museums & Galleries

Albany Barn Stage 1

Street Signs–Urban Art

Through 6/30



Museums & Galleries

MCLA Gallery 51

Teetering

Through 6/22



Theater

Schacht Fine Arts Center

The Cat in the Hat

Through 6/14



Theater

Mac-Haydn Theatre

The Music Man

Through 6/15



Theater

Proctors

The Phantom of the Opera

Through 6/08



Museums & Galleries

Fenimore Art Museum

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life

Through 8/24