The week ahead

brian patneaude quartet

The Brian Patneaude Quartet is at the Massry Center Thursday night.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or take care of this week -- from the weather (spring stirring), Butch and Sundance, to Teddy Roosevelt, to jazz, to a certain white whale...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast:

Monday: Sunny. Highs around 40.
Tuesday: Sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 40s.
Wednesday: Cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the morning. Highs still in the upper 40s.
Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the low 50s.
Friday: Some chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s.
Weekend: Sunny. 50s.

The official start of spring is next weekend. The crocuses will be blooming before you know it.

St. Patrick's Day

It's Thursday. Dress/drink/prepare accordingly.

Butch and Sundance

The Palace's classic movie series is showing Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Monday night. If you haven't seen it, you should -- it's a great film. 7 pm - $5

Edmund Morris

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris will be speaking at the State Museum Tuesday night as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Morris' most recent book is the final volume in a triology about Theodore Roosevelt. 8 pm - free

Arts and Sciences

+ A display of more than 100 editions of Moby Dick from the collection of Albany resident Bill Pettit will be on display at the UAlbany main library starting Monday (through April 24).

+ Ellen Hopkins, an author of best-selling young adult novels, will be giving a talk at St. Rose Wednesday evening. 6:30 pm - free

+ The "Food for Thought" film series at The Linda will be showing The Legend of Pale Male, a documentary about NYC's "most popular predator." (He's a red-tailed hawk.) There's an interesting story behind the bird, though this doc has gotten mixed reviews. 7 pm - $6

+ Looking ahead to the weekend: the Russian National Ballet Theater will be performing at The Egg Friday night.

Food

The Chefs Consortium, a professional chefs org focused on local food issues, is co-hosting a cocktail party at the 431 Delaware space in Albany Wednesday evening. There will be music and art, as well as "clean and inspiring food with the freshest, local, seasonal, and organic foods that New York has to offer." Reservations required (info at the link). 6 pm - $20

Music

+ Sick Puppies is/are at Northern Lights Wednesday night. 8 pm - $17

+ The Massry Center at St. Rose has jazz lined up for Thursday. The Brian Patneaude Quartet will be performing along with NYC group Sketches of Influence. 7:30 pm - $15

+ Sirsy is at Putnam Den Thursday night with Travis Caudle.

These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!

Look for our "Stuff to do this weekend" post on Friday.

The Palace advertises on AOA.

Brian Patneaude photo: Rudy Lu

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Tuesday, March 15th – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Our monthly Bluegrass Jam at Jose Malone’s in downtown Troy. Musicians – bring your gear and some good songs! If you haven’t made it to Jose Malone’s yet, come on out and see for yourself how beautiful this venue is and how much fun we’ve been having. Peggy Lecuyer will be hosting this jam with Mike McMann. We'll be hosting this the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Looking forward to SICK PUPPIES at northern lights!

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