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    Amy Schumer

      After postponing an earlier show because, frankly, her big- and small-screen careers have taken off, Amy Schumer will take the stage Saturday night at the Palace as one of the most successful comedians working today. Her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, is a top-five cable hit, and she’s got a film she made [...]
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    Mike Glier: A 35 Year Survey

      The subtitle of the new exhibit at the Opalka Gallery is, “Meander, because you can’t see much while marching.” This comprehensive survey of the work of Williams College professor Mike Glier includes examples from each stage of his career, as well as some previously unseen works. According to the exhibit notes, “From his early [...]
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    Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

      Tomorrow (Friday), the Egg will present Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers as part of their Dance: The World performance series. Based in Philadelphia, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers are one of the leading Asian-American contemporary dance troupes. The company will perform works from their extensive repertoire, including BE/LONGING—Light/Shadow, a “deeply spiritual and unexpected hybrid of Western and Eastern dance inspired [...]
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    Postmodern Jukebox

      Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Radiohead . . . even Bon Jovi! It seems there’s no contemporary (or classic-rock) hit that pianist Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox wouldn’t consider transforming into vintage jazz, soul, Motown, country or doo-wop. Their videos have been viral sensations on the Internet, and they do it all [...]
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    Nancy and Spencer Reed Quartet

      We guess you could call this “phase three,” as the good folks of Tierra Farms open the new live-music performance space in the Madison Theater. Following the successful opening of the Tierra Farm Store and the renovation of the two main screens in the Madison Theater, this new performance space was created by combining [...]
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    Evil Dead The Musical

      This Canadian show, based on Sam Raimi’s classic cinematic demon zombie chainsaw blood fests, proves once and for all that anything can be turned into a musical. And one of the current national touring companies of Evil Dead The Musical arrives at Proctors for a one-night stand just three days before Halloween. There’s not [...]
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    Primus & the Chocolate Factory

      With the band’s definitive lineup—singer-bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander—back together once again, Primus are back on tour and ready to reconnect with their ever-faithful fans (and hopefully some curious newcomers as well). With a sound that defies labels (“alternative metal” and “funk metal” crop up frequently), Primus earned a [...]
  • Underneath

      In her short career, Albany- and Brooklyn-based writer-director Noelle Gentile has presented theatrical works addressing the problems of women veterans, climate change and workers’ rights. Her latest project, a multimedia collaboration with Amelia Whalen, Allison Lerman-Gluck, Darian Henry and a half-dozen teenagers, offers “a rare glimpse into the dynamic inner world of teenage girls.” [...]
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    also noted . . .

      Thursday, Cabinet will bring Pennsylvania bluegrass to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen ($12-$15, 426-8550). . . . Also Thursday, it will be a guitars-in-the-round setting at Club Helsinki as John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Kinloch Nelson, Craig D’Andrea and Macyn Taylor perform everything from jazz to Celtic to fingerstyle in a preview of next week’s [...]
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    The Quiet Music Festival

      “Could you turn down the guitar, please?” asked Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, in the show’s skit “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” Curated by Chris Johanson, the Quiet Music Festival is in its third year and is debuting on the East Coast for this first time this month. According to the event’s website, the Quiet Music [...]

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Family

June 21

9th Annual Capital District Soap Box Derby

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Four divisions featuring kids between ages 7 and 19. Five winners will go to Akron to compete in the world championships in July

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Clubs

June 21

Acoustic Circus

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Clubs

June 21

Aimee Norwich, Fiodor Dream Dog

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Classical

June 21

Ars Choralis

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Catskill Echoes: A Musical Legacy. Native American music, folk songs, and music of Catskill Mountains musicians

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Workshops

June 21

Bach Knit 2Gether

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Join other knitters and crocheters in a co-operative knitting and crocheting group. The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month

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Clubs

June 21

Bev Rohler and John Colby

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Readings/Signings

June 21

Carol Derfner, Donna Lagone, Susan Sundwall

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The mystery authors will read from and sign their novels

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Clubs

June 21

Chaos Summer Kickoff

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Participatory

June 21

Dances of Universal Peace

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Albany Dance Circle. Soft shoes recommended. Simple folk movements combined with sacred phrases from the world's religions

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Readings/Signings

June 21

David Kalish

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The author will sign his dark comedy, The Opposite of Everything

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Family

June 21

Let’s Move: A Day of Healthy Outdoor Family Activities

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Kayak lessons (for ages 10 and up), fishing, geo-caching, nature walks, games

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Concerts

June 21

Lisa Marie Presley

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Performance

June 21

New York Ballet Theatre

by The Staff June 21, 2014

0 comments Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

Performance

June 21

Poetry in Motion

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The art of spoken word mixed with the sounds of good music and comedy

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Fairs & Festivals

June 21

Putnam Market 19th Birthday Festival

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The event will feature artisanal chesses and specialties from the Putnam kitchens,as well as samples of the distinctive foods that Putnam Market makes and sources, including chicken salads, brownies, roast turkey, and its signature cheeses

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Clubs

June 21

Restless Streets

by Josh Potter June 21, 2014

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Discussions/Speakers

June 21

Robert Burns

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Controversial Objects, Controversial History. Part of the RCHS lecture series

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Discussions/Speakers

June 21

Ron Haviv

by The Staff June 21, 2014

The award-winning photojournalist will speak on his experiences around the world, including Afghanistan, Haiti and the Balkans

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Performance

June 21

Roxxi Tarts 1920′s Speakeasy Revue High Flying Adventure

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Board the Airship U.S.S. Corning from the 85th floor of the Corning Tower at the Empire State Plaza. Fantastic food, stimulating dance and music numbers from the area's top performers. Special guest acts from New ...

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Fairs & Festivals

June 21

Solfest

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Meditation, music, trance dance, jam, solstice fire ceremony. food. Call for info

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Family

June 21

Summer Solstice Activities

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Egg Drop drop-in STEM program. For grades K-9

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Literary Events

June 21

The Mavens of Mayhem

by The Staff June 21, 2014

Meeting of the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime

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