Stuff to do this weekend

jimmy fallon tallWell, we're about to officially kick off another holiday season. Nights and weekends will soon be booked with shopping, cooking holiday parties and generally being merry.

So this weekend, maybe you want to just be.

Here's our list of stuff that looks like fun this weekend. Pick your favorites, call your friends and enjoy the last weekend of the year before the holiday mayhem.

Oh, and as always, if we missed something good, let us know.

Jimmy Fallon
Late Night host and recent Saint Rose grad Jimmy Fallon comes back to his college roots. Fallon is doing his stand up at The Egg on Saturday night at 8. $32.50 and $45.

More comedy
You may have seen Robert Schimmel on Comedy Central. Schimmel battled with lymphoma. Schimmel is at the GE Theater at Proctor's on Saturday night.

Sunday night you can hear local stand up comedians at The Lark Tavern's comedy open mic night.

Theater
It's a comedy... and a thriller. "The 39 Steps" is based on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. You can catch it tonight and Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 at Proctor's in Schenectady. $20-$50.

The classic Lerner and Loewe musical, "My Fair Lady" just opened at Capital Rep. If you've been to Capital Rep., you're now wondering how it's going to fit there. It's a new, very intimate arrangement of the show. You can see it tonight at 8, Saturday at 3 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2.

Schenectady Art Night
Shops and galleries are open late in The Electric City tonight for Art Night. It's a good opportunity to do a little pre-holiday browsing and catch some music and art at the same time. Downtown should be hopping with folks heading to Proctor's for the show.

Moonwalk
Who's Bad -- The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band-- is back at Revolution Hall this weekend. Be forewarned -- they sound so much like the original that it's a little creepy.

The other side of Hudson
As the Hudson 400 celebration winds down, the folks at The Sanctuary for Independent Media spend an evening considering revisionist history and Dutch colonization. Tonight at 7 they're screening "Mother Dao the Turtlelike," a Dutch documentary about colonization. Then Union College Professor of History Andrew Feffer and RPI Professor of Anthropology Tamar Gordon will talk about the broad implications of Dutch "discoveries" across the globe and here in the Capital Region.

Music
The Meat Puppets (yes, The Meat Puppets) are at Valentine's tonight. $12

The Franklin MiCare Duo is doing their thing at The Brown Derby tonight at 7. MiCare is a terrific jazz vocalist and old school "cat" who will make you want to dance to everything from old standards to the I Love Lucy theme.

Black Mountain Symphony comes to Red Square tonight. You'll hear hits of everything from classical to Motown, Roots and jazz.

Tango Party
The Saratoga Savoy hosts a Milonga/Tango party on Saturday night at 7 Wells Street in Saratoga. $10 gets you music, dancing and refreshments. 8-11

Yes, Reading
It's the last Yes,Reading event of the season. Saturday night's featured readers are Jonas Williams and Tara Emelye Needham. Tonight at 7 at The Social Justice Center, 33 Central Avenue in Albany.

Mezzo
Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and she's receiving all kinds of critical acclaim. Saturday night at 8 Cooke performs works from Schumann to Bernstein at the Union College Memorial Chapel. $20, $8 for students.

Kids Stuff
The Children's Museum of Science and Technology explores how things get invented from the brainstorming process to making a proto-type. Ages 5 and up. It's called "Inventors Corner" and it's Saturday at 1. Pre registration is required.

Local Holiday Shopping
Local independent businesses come together on Saturday night at the Troy Atrium for the "Buy Local Bash." Local foods, jewelry, and all kinds of holiday gift ideas. 5PM-9PM

More than 50 artisans will display jewelry, pottery and other gifts at The Shaker Christmas Craft Fair. It's this Saturday ( and every Saturday through December 19th) at the 1848 Shaker Meeting House in Albany.

Prep for Thanksgiving
Farmers' Markets in Troy, Saratoga and Schenectady have moved indoors, and they have all kinds of fresh local foods for your Thanksgiving feast. And the Tight Knit Market is back at the Troy Farmers' Market.

Comments

The YES! reading is actually on Saturday, November 21, not tonite, Friday. EDITORS: corrected. Thanks!

Last weekend for "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" by Alan Ball at Albany Civic Theater:

http://www.albanycivictheater.org/nowplaying.html

Hot women in hideous bridesmaid dresses (and one hot guy in a tux) smoking illegal substances and inventively using curse words - not to be missed!

Visit GFW for our OPEN HOUSE on Sunday (11/22/09) between 1 and 5pm. Check out what we make here in East Greenbush, NY, and sample local fruit wines from Goold Orchard / Brookview Winery from 2-4pm. It should be lots of fun, and you could get some holiday shopping done at the same time.

P.S. We have tons of holiday banners in stock to decorate the house for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Gettysburg Flag Works
715 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061

518-479-3153
www.gettysburgflag.com

P.P.S. Bring in a canned good or new toy for Equinox and get a discount on your whole purchase!

DJ Scooby Carolan and Lazer & Blazer. Saturday night at Quintessence. No cover. "House, Techno, Dub, Breaks swirled together to create a tech funk mix of panty dropping party crushing funk."

Another buy local contemporary craft fair at MassMOCA:
http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=514

There's a 5k walk for St. Jude's at Crossgates tomorrow morning.

Is it just me, or does Jimmy Fallon's hands & head look like they're Photo Shopped badly onto that suit? Just seem too big for the suit, if you know what I mean!

i went to see "the 39 steps" at proctors yesterday and was really pleasantly surprised - it was so good! i am a big hitchcock fan and honestly went into the show with not-so-high expectations, but it was really great! it's a bit like monty python meets alfred hitchcock. i cant recommend it highly enough. go see it!

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