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    Monet/Kelly

        This new exhibition at the Clark Art Institute will consider the influence of impressionist master Claude Monet on contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly himself selected the works in the show, which will include two of his paintings, 18 of his unpublished drawings, and nine paintings by Monet. In 2001, Kelly wrote, “Monet’s [...]
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    Aparna Nancherla

      This month’s edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors will feature Aparna Nancherla alongside the usual lineup of guest comedians in a program that promises a full two hours of comic entertainment. Nancherla, who grew up in Washington, D.C., but now lives in New York City, has a background in improv, [...]
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    Albany Symphony Orchestra

        This Saturday evening, the Albany Symphony welcomes guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen to the podium to conduct a program titled Beethoven’s Pastorale. Chen, music director of the Memphis Symphony, will conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Osvaldo Golijov’s Last Round, and the Mendelssohn violin concerto. The guest soloist on the Mendelssohn will be Caroline Goulding [...]
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    The Secret Garden

      Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill is directing the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The Secret Garden, which opens this week (Tuesday) and is Capital Repertory Theatre’s holiday gift to the Capital Region. This version is performed in “actor/muso” style, with the musical score performed by the cast onstage and in character. Capital Rep promises that this “immersive, hypnotic [...]
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    Judy Collins

      It’s true: Judy Collins still has the multi-octave voice of an angel. And if you’ve never seen her in concert, you can rectify this error when she takes the stage of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday night. Collins recently taped a concert at Dromoland Castle in Ireland—which will be coming to [...]
  • Jubilee Riots, Adam Ezra Group

      Having honed and expanded their sound since forming in 1996, Enter the Haggis–originally a kind of Celtic jam band—recently decided that name no longer fit their more eclectic folk-world-fusion sound. So they renamed themselves Jubilee Riots after the 1875 Protestant-Catholic sectarian riots in their hometown of Toronto. Successful users of crowdfunding to finance their [...]
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    B3nson Presents: 7th Annual Funsgiving

      Seven awesome bands, two favorite venues, one kickass show! What more could you possibly be thankful for? Well, sure. . . . family and health and all that. But Funsgiving might just be the next best thing. This year’s party will feature alternative/electro/folk/indie/psych/pop/rock B3nson family bands the Parlor (previously We Are Jeneric), Rival Galaxies, [...]
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    Tommy Malone and Band

      Triple-threat singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Malone from New Orleans is still best known for being a founding dude of the Subdudes, and that’s just fine, because following a diverse musical path that included well-received appearances at jazz fests, Malone’s new release, Poorboy, is being compared, very favorably, to his early work with the [...]
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    Nels Cline & Julian Lage

      Current Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has flexed his considerable talent in and around numerous genres, including jazz, avant-garde, alternative rock, experimental and free improvisation—and his star-studded list of collaborators is even more numerous (Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Medeski, Martin & Wood, to mention just a few). For this tour, Cline is treaming up with [...]
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    Doric String Quartet

      The Union College Concert Series continues tonight with the Doric String Quartet, which comprises Alex Redington and Jonathan Stone (violins), Helene Clement (viola) and John Myerscough (cello). In praising a Doric performance from December 2012, the Financial Times wrote, “It is a sign of the resilience of the Doric String Quartet, formed in 1998, [...]

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Workshops

July 8

Basket Weaving

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Joyce Flowers will be teaching basket weaving for all those ages 8+.

0 comments North Chatham Library

Comedy

July 8

Boston Comedy Festival Stand-Up Comedy Contest

by The Staff July 8, 2014

0 comments Comedy Works Albany

Family

July 8

Chickens Around the World

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Lindsay Kuhn and her Traveling Farm present a wide variety of live chickens and their eggs, with a focus on breed conservation, history and feeding/care

0 comments Albany Public Library Delaware Branch

Concerts

July 8

Gary Smuylen Trio

by Josh Potter July 8, 2014

0 comments Zankel Music Center

Family

July 8

Pajama-rama with Scrubby Bear

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Participants will hear the story of Scrubby Bear, learn his hand-washing song, see "glo-germs" and get a Clean Hands Club card

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Clubs

July 8

Poor Old Shine

by Josh Potter July 8, 2014

0 comments The Pines Inn

Family

July 8

Pull Invasive Garlic Mustard and Make Pesto

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Learn about the invasive garlic and help eradicate its presence from the park. To celebrate the efforts, there will be freshly made pesto

0 comments Grafton Lakes State Park

Family

July 8

Scotia-Glenville Museum’s Magical Medieval Machines

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Discover the properties of the lever, pulleys, wedges, and other simply incredible examples of Physics. Enjoy the fun while making a catapult! Please register online or call the Pine Hills Children's Department at 482-7911 ext. ...

0 comments Albany Public Library Pine Hills Branch

Family

July 8

Sidewalk Science: Chalk Science

by The Staff July 8, 2014

During this program the science of chalk will be explored, investigating how it is made and formed. Registration is required

0 comments CNSE CMOST

Family

July 8

Skill Toys: Play ‘Em, Build ‘Em

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Kendamas, gyro rings and spinning plates are not just fun to play with; they build fine motor skills and brain/body awareness. Come play with ours, and build a kendama of your own design. Ages 6-15. ...

0 comments Albany Public Library Main Branch

Family

July 8

Slimy Salamanders

by The Staff July 8, 2014

To celebrate the Year of the Salamander this event offers to educate participants about the salamander. Registration is required

0 comments Pine Bush Discovery Center

Family

July 8

Social Robotics Workshop

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Students from the University of Albany will show us how to design a robot that can be used as a medical assistant, a home help or an animal caretaker. STEM program

0 comments Albany Public Library Howe Branch

Family

July 8

Summer Science: Sink or Float?

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Hands-on experiments allow participants to explore buoyancy and density

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Museums & Galleries

July 8

The Black & White Show

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Reception 7/11, 5-9 PM

0 comments Albany Center Gallery

Family

July 8

Upstate 88 Art Exhibit Opening Reception

by The Staff July 8, 2014

The artists of Upstate 88 open their month-long exhibit  

0 comments William K. Sanford Town Library