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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 15, 2014

Classical

June 15

Close Encounters With Music

by The Staff June 15, 2014

The Many Faces of Antonin Dvorak

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Family

June 15

Father’s Day Hike

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Daughters and sons bring your dad for this one-mile hike

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Fairs & Festivals

June 15

Father’s Day Picnic

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Tasty German food and drink are available for purchase as well as domestic food and drink. Children’s activities include a parade. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors in our large ...

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Museums & Galleries

June 15

Grace Knowlton

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Reception 6/15, 2-5 PM

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Family

June 15

Legends and Lore

by The Staff June 15, 2014

For ages 8 and up. One mile walk. A program of legends and tales from the old dusty paths of the Pine Bush: ghosts, fire, burglary and more

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Concerts

June 15

NRBQ

by Josh Potter June 15, 2014

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Clubs

June 15

Rob Aronstein

by Josh Potter June 15, 2014

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Classical

June 15

Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Neopolitan Renaissance, part of the Saratoga Arts Fest

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Family

June 15

Scavenger Hunt

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Spring is here and the kids are getting antsy.  Please come and enjoy a fun scavenger hunt organized by our Park Educator

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Performance

June 15

Spirit of Life: 150 Years of Words, Music and Dance

by The Staff June 15, 2014

Theatrical/dance performance celebrating the Spa City

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Museums & Galleries

New York State Museum

2014 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

Through 8/31



Fairs & Festivals

Italian American Community Center

21st Annual Festa Italiana

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Arkell Museum

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

Through 8/24



Museums & Galleries

Esther Massry Gallery

Art + Design 2014 Faculty Show

Through 9/21



Museums & Galleries

Art in Chestertown Gallery

Art in Bloom

Through 7/26



Theater

Albany Barn Theater

Bent

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Berkshire Museum

Butterflies

Through 9/01



Museums & Galleries

Clement Art Gallery

Country Visions: A Celebration of Rural Life in Schoharie County

Through 6/25



Museums & Galleries

SCAC Arts Center Gallery

David Miller: Mapping the Mind

Through 7/26



Museums & Galleries

M Gallery

Deeply Rooted

Through 7/06



Theater

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Doubt

Through 6/22



Fairs & Festivals

Beebe Hill State Forest

Empire State Mountain Unicycle Festival

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

BCB Art

External Conditions: New Work by Brenda Giegerich

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

Williams College Museum of Art

Franz West

Through 1/25



Museums & Galleries

Athens Cultural Center

Jukebox: Wage/Working

Through 11/30



Museums & Galleries

City Hall Second Floor Gallery

Ken Wheeler: Watercolors

Through 7/01



Theater

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Kiss Me, Kate

Through 7/12



Museums & Galleries

Schenectady Jewish Community Center

Layers: Karen K. Rosasco

Through 7/30



Theater

Taconic Hills School

Les Miserables

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Williams College Museum of Art

Material Friction: Americana and American Art

Through 12/14



Museums & Galleries

Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts

Mike + Doug Starn: Bambú Shots

Through 7/13



Museums & Galleries

BCB Art

October Waves: New Work by Sandra Gottlieb

Through 7/06



Museums & Galleries

Way Back Gallery

One Does Not Exclude the Other

Through 8/31



Museums & Galleries

Upstate Artists Guild

Peoples Choice 2014

Through 6/27



Theater

Shakespeare in the Park Lincoln Park

Romeo and Juliet

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Downtown Albany BID

Sculpture in the Streets: Play Me, I’m Yours

Through 7/27



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

Mac-Haydn Theatre

The Music Man

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Norman Rockwell Museum

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

Through 10/26



Workshops

Adirondack Folk School

Weaving

Through 6/15



Museums & Galleries

Fenimore Art Museum

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life

Through 8/24