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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 [...]

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+.

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Comedy

July 8

Boston Comedy Festival Stand-Up Comedy Contest

by The Staff July 8, 2014

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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

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Concerts

July 8

Gary Smuylen Trio

by Josh Potter July 8, 2014

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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

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Clubs

July 8

Poor Old Shine

by Josh Potter July 8, 2014

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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

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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. ...

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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

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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. ...

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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

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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

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Family

July 8

Summer Science: Sink or Float?

by The Staff July 8, 2014

Hands-on experiments allow participants to explore buoyancy and density

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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  

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