The week ahead

The trailer for the much praised film Winter's Bone, playing at Proctors this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or take care of this week -- from the weather (icky then sunny), to barbecue, to music, to moral philosophy to... turkey.

Weather

The first part of week could be a bit icky, but the rest looks OK for mid-November. The paraphrased forecast:

Monday: Rain, chance of snow. High around 40.
Tuesday: Maybe some rain. High in the upper 40s.
Wednesday:Sunny. High around 50.
Thursday:More sun. High around 50.
Friday: Yet more sun. A touch warmer.
Weekend:Sun again. And even a bit warmer.

Barbecue

The new Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy is scheduled to open on Wednesday. We got a look around the place last week and it was shaping up nicely.

The Dino's Syracuse location draws big crowds and big waits. One way to get around the wait? Takeout. It's not the same (obviously), but it's worth a shot if you're not up for a wait.

Listen, Look, Laugh

+ Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby are at Valentine's Tuesday. Tickets are $10.

+ Winter's Bone is playing at Proctors this week. The indie film won best picture and best screenplay this year at Sundance -- and it was scored as having "universal acclaim" on Metacritic. There are two evening screenings -- on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $3.

+ Laughs on Lark is back at Elda's Wednesday night. Four local comedians are lined for the show. It's hosted by Matt Kelly, one of the comics in that Rent is 2 Damn High headquarters skit from last week.

Arts and Sciences

+ Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will be at UAlbany Thursday evening as part of the New York State Writers Institute series. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen. Appiah was interviewed for Big Think earlier this fall.

+ The photography exhibit "Battlesight: Dispatches from Iraq and Afghanistan by International Photographers" at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy is on display until December 19 (it opened October 22). But given that this Thursday is Veteran's Day, this week is a good one to check out the exhibit. From the press release for the show:

The exhibit is a powerful collection of wartime images from Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond by three renowned photographers whose work records the realities of life for combatants and civilians alike in lands far from most Americans' view.

It's the first exhibit curated by Timothy Cahill for the Center for Documentary Arts at The Sage Colleges.

To-do list

Yonder Farms pie

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. So this week's list is about prepping for Turkey Day.

1. Travel plans -- if you're traveling for the holiday and haven't already lined up how you're getting there, do so now.

2. Dinner plans -- if you're cooking a big dinner, mapping out a game plan helps tremendously (you can figure out what can be done ahead and what can be delegated). If you think you'll be eating out, snap up a reservation (Steve's been collecting Thanksgiving day specials at local restaurants).

3. Speaking of food -- some items (fresh turkeys and pies, for example) often need to be ordered ahead of time for Thanksgiving. So check it out and sign up, if need be.

These are just a few things to keep in mind for the week. Be sure to check out our "Stuff to do this weekend" post on Friday.

Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!

Comments

You can reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey with Franzen's Scenic Acres at the Delmar Market this weekend. There are lots of Brussle Sprouts, Squash & greens, come out and see more than 40 vendors this Sat., 9-1. Enter Bethlehem Middle School around the back for the market (we're in the cafeteria).

All Good Bakers will have bread made with only organic flour, the best upstate bialys available, handmade croissants, vegan cinnamon buns, whole-grain muffins, crispy brown rice energy treats and buttermilk scones. Local ingredients!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of yarn

Behold the yarn bombing of the parking meter poles on Madison Ave in Albany between Main and West Lawrence.... (more)

Adapting to the Madison Ave Road Diet

Some follow-up on the roll out of the Madison Ave Road Diet in Albany... Since the new striping has gone down on the section of... (more)

Last of the HoJo's

Noted: When the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Bangor, Maine closes in September, the location in Lake George will be the last one -- anywhere. The... (more)

How to move forward at 1 Monument Square?

More than a hundred people showed up for a public meeting Wednesday evening in Troy to talk about how to redevelop the 1 Monument Square... (more)

Sheridan Hollow redevelopment: now rented

Here's a quick update on the ongoing Sheridan Hollow redevelopment project in Albany, one of the most interesting real estate projects in the Capital Region...... (more)

Recent Comments

... I think a competition would really help to open everyone's eyes to the real potential of the site. Too much time has been spent with typical, antiquated ideas. Let design professionals with new ideas have a crack at the site and you'll be amazed at it's potential.

Adapting to the Madison Ave Road Diet

...has 1 comment, most recently from Mike

How to move forward at 1 Monument Square?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Reasonably Qualified

Madison Ave Road Diet, now lined up

...has 23 comments, most recently from Rich

Tacos at Oaxaquena Triqui

...has 24 comments, most recently from Ally

Last of the HoJo's

...has 1 comment, most recently from Laura