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    From Concept to Console

      The Opalka Gallery emerges from their summer hiatus with a new show opening tomorrow (Friday). The ever-expanding, technologically cutting edge and immensely influential world of gamers and game designers is the focus of From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design, which according to the gallery notes will showcase “outstanding modern […]
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    The Commons of Pensacola

      Actress Amanda Peet turned playwright in 2013 with this drama loosely based on the fallout from the Bernie Madoff scandal. The Commons of Pensacola, which is getting its regional premiere beginning this weekend at Curtain Call Theatre, follows the post-scandal travails of the family of a scam artist. Their riches gone, the clan finds […]
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    On Screen/Sound No. 2

      This fall’s Onscreen/Sound series at EMPAC are a series of programs showcasing films “from the past five decades that use human movement to embody the connection between image and sound.” Upcoming evenings will feature work by the likes of Cory Arcangek, Brooklyn’s Andrew Lampert (who will appear in person), Marcel L’Herbier, Busby Berkeley and […]
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    MaryLeigh Roohan

      Saturday night’s show at Caffe Lena is a CD release party for singer-songwriter, Saratoga Springs native and Metroland Best Of winner MaryLeigh Roohan. The new album is called Living Alone, and you’ll get a CD copy as part of your ticket price. It’s also a homecoming, as Roohan credits Caffe Lena as the place […]
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    Negura Bunget

      The most compelling black metal comes from Scandinavia, where it erupted in the early ’90s from the lands of ice and snow that inspired it. Yet there are exceptions, and Negura Bunget (“Black Fog”), from Romania—where they know from darkness and mist-shrouded mountains—are one of them. Forming in 1995, Negura hit their stride in […]
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    Dirty Paki Lingerie

      Manhattan, Pakistan, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, London, Turkmenistan, and now Catskill: Aizzah Fatima brings Dirty Paki Lingerie, her globe-hopping one-woman exploration of what is like to be a Muslim, a woman, and an American in today’s culture, to the innovative Bridge Street Theatre this Labor Day weekend for three performances. The 2011 play […]
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    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

      Pioneers in orchestral rock composition, Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor (named after a Japanese biker gang) are a challengingly original ensemble—usually at least nine members—trafficking in experimental, chamber-rock, hard ambient, and post-industrial to create immersive soundscapes that will take you where no other bands have gone before. Instruments include three guitars, French horn, cello, […]
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    Zac Brown Band

      The Grammy Award-winning band out of Atlanta have had 10 No. 1 country singles, two platinum albums and one that went triple-platinum. Last month, they sold out three back-to-back shows at Fenway Park and were called “superstars” by Rolling Stone, who attributed much of their success to social media. They are promoting their new […]
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    Kristin Chenoweth with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

      Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth can sing just about anything. In concert on Saturday with the Boston Pops, the 4-foot-11 star with the giant voice will perform some of her favorite film songs, country-pop tunes, operetta selections and, of course, Broadway show tunes. She was the original Glinda in Wicked, and you can’t help but […]
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    From Good Homes

      This “hick-pop” quintet from northwestern New Jersey settled on their name after being arrested for breaking into a hometown venue to play a Replacements cover after being bumped from the lineup earlier in the evening. A judge sentenced them to community service on the grounds that they “seemed to be from good homes.” Their […]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Family

July 10

4 Contemporary Chamber Works

by The Staff July 10, 2014

The New York City Ballet performs Vespro, This Bitter Earth, Todo Buenos Aires and La Stravanganza

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Family

July 10

A Short History of Saratoga Race Course

by The Staff July 10, 2014

During this program historian for the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Allan Carter will share images and information of the track's most memorable moments

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Family

July 10

Atomic Ice

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Come to this program to learn how to make ice cream and what science is involved in the process

0 comments Albany Public Library Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch

Theater

July 10

Black Coffee

by The Staff July 10, 2014

An Agatha Christie mystery featuring Hercule Poirot

0 comments Theater Barn

Family

July 10

Bob’s Musical Storytime

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Bob's back with his stories and songs for little ones

0 comments Albany Public Library Bach Branch

Concerts

July 10

Brantley Gilbert

by The Staff July 10, 2014

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Workshops

July 10

Get to Know Your iPad

by The Staff July 10, 2014

This free class will teach inexperienced users how to better utilize their iPad.

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library

Family

July 10

Jack and the Beanstalk presented by The Puppet People

by The Staff July 10, 2014

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Duane Branch

Readings/Signings

July 10

Laura Claridge

by The Staff July 10, 2014

The author will discuss her biography, Norman Rockwell: A Life

0 comments Norman Rockwell Museum

Discussions/Speakers

July 10

Learning About Bees

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Jennifer Ford of the Bees of the Woods Apiary will be teaching about bees.

0 comments North Chatham Library

Clubs

July 10

Lee Shaw

by Ali Hibbs July 10, 2014

0 comments Stockade Inn

Family

July 10

Local Wildlife

by The Staff July 10, 2014

This program will be presented by Wild Things Environmental Education

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Woodlawn Branch

Theater

July 10

Love in the Wars

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Bard SummerScape presents the world premiere of John Banville's adaptation of Kleist's Penthesilea

0 comments Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Family

July 10

Make a Catapult

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Learn how to make a catapult to take home

0 comments Albany Public Library Delaware Branch

Family

July 10

Mixed Repertory

by The Staff July 10, 2014

The New York City Ballet performs Circus Polka, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, New Peck and Who Cares

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Family

July 10

Music from Salem Free Children’s Workshop

by The Staff July 10, 2014

An introductory workshop to music-making and listening. This workshop will be instructed by MfS Artistic Directors and visiting musicians

0 comments Greenwich Youth Center

Performance

July 10

New York City Ballet

by The Staff July 10, 2014

0 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Literary Events

July 10

Non-Fiction Book Club

by The Staff July 10, 2014

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

0 comments Schenectady County Public Library Main Branch

Clubs

July 10

Sammy Brown Birthday Bash

by Ali Hibbs July 10, 2014

0 comments Gypsy Joynt

Family

July 10

Social Robotics

by The Staff July 10, 2014

During this event presenters from UAlbany Social Robotics Workshop will discuss robot-human interaction. Participants will program a robot to preform a simple task

0 comments Bethlehem Public Library

Family

July 10

Summer Outdoor Fun for Toddlers

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Participants will explore the park during this program. Preregistration is required

0 comments Grafton Lakes State Park

Clubs

July 10

Ten27

by Ali Hibbs July 10, 2014

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Family

July 10

Terrific Turtles

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Pine Bush staff and their turtles visit the Howe Branch library to discuss the life cycles and habits of turtles

0 comments Albany Public Library Howe Branch

Theater

July 10

The Whale

by The Staff July 10, 2014

Adirondack Theatre Festival presents this drama about a man eating himself to death

0 comments Charles R. Wood Theater