The week ahead

tokyo police club

Tokyo Police Club is at Jillian's Tuesday.

Updated: We had the wrong date for the classic film at the Palace.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or take care of this week -- from the weather (April showers), to classic films, to architecture, to playwriting, to David Sedaris, to indie rock...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast:

Monday: Rainy. Windy. Chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 40s.
Tuesday: Rainy. Windy. Highs around 50.
Wednesday: Maybe some rain. Highs in the low 50s.
Thursday: The sun might peek through. Highs in the low 50s.
Friday: Cloudy. Chance of rain Temps in mid-40s.
Weekend: Warmer. Maybe even sunnier.

Let's hope this results in plenty of May flowers.

Madness! Madness!


The Palace's classic movie series is showing The Bridge On the River Kwai Monday night. 7 pm - $5

We got ahead of ourselves there. The screen is next Monday, April 11. Blame Greg.

Also: EMPAC is showing the Technicolor classic The Red Shoes Thursday night. 7:30 pm - $5

Arts and Sciences

+ Architect Henry Cobb will be giving a talk at RPI Tuesday evening on "The Skyscraper as Citizen." Among the skyscrapers he's designed: the US Bank Tower in LA. Cobb is a founding partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. 6 pm - free

+ Playwright John Patrick Shanley will be giving a talk at UAlbany Wednesday night as part of the NYS Writers Institute's visiting writers series. Shanley won a Pulitzer Prize for the play Doubt. And he won an Oscar for the screenplay for Moonstruck. 8 pm - free

+ Oxford professor Martin Kemp will be at EMPAC Wednesday evening for a talk about "the structures that lie behind appearance." 6 pm - free

+ Cornel West will be giving a lecture at Skidmore Thursday night. 7 pm - free

David Sedaris

david sedarisThe author and humorist will be talking/reading at Proctors Saturday night. The blurbage doesn't say exactly what Sedaris will be doing at Proctors. The times we've seen him, he stands on stage and reads his work, then talks a little bit, reads some more, talks some more, the audience laughs in odd places (not sure exactly when they're supposed to laugh), and then he says goodnight. So, pretty much what you'd expect from David Sedaris.

Sedaris' most recent book is Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of short stories in which the characters are animals. For example: "Can a parrot and a pot-bellied pig find happiness in a world that only wants to pigeon-hole them?".

8 pm - $20 and $40

Friday at Proctors: comedian Ron White, who's more-or-less the inverse of David Sedaris. 8 pm - $48.75

Music

+ Indie pop rock band Tokyo Police Club is at Jillian's Tuesday night. They're from Canada, but their English is good. 7 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

+ Peter Murphy -- the "Godfather of Goth" -- is at Northern Lights Thursday night. 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of

+ Melissa Ferrick is at The Linda Thursday night. 8 pm - $23

+ Alt-country band Yarn is at Red Square Friday night. Here's their song about Schenectady (singer Blake Christiana is from there).

+ The McKrells reunion concert is at The Egg Friday night. 7:30 pm - $20

+ Funk band Oobleck (formerly Duchess and the Afro Dub Rebels) is at Savannah's Friday night with Chinatown Lights and The Dance Cancel. 8 pm

+ The Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona -- 25 Spanish acoustic guitarists -- is at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Saturday night. 8 pm - tickets start at $29

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.

EMPAC, The Palace, and The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall all advertise on AOA.

Tokyo Police Club photo via TPC's Facebook page
Sedaris photo: Hachette Book Group

Comments

How about Blue Man Group at Proctors this week?! I can hardly wait!

@Jeff: Blue Man Group doesn't start at Proctors until April 12, according to Proctors website.

@Greg: Oops, you're absolutely right. Guess I'm going to have to contain my excitement for another week.

Director Peter Bogdanovich at the Linda Norris Auditorium

Friday night -- 7:30 -- FREE

Gala opening for the film "Daisy Miller" (part of Henry James film festival)

(call ahead to reserve a seat -- 465-5233, x158)

I'll definitely be at the Tokyo Police Club show Tuesday night. Meanwhile, I saw Yarn at Putnam Den in Saratoga back in February. They put on a great show and played for about 2 hours straight. They love what they do, and it comes through in their performance.

And I do believe that "The Bridge on the River Kwai" is next Monday, as well, not tonight...

AOA Greg: You're right. I got the wrong Monday. Fixed. Thanks for the heads-up.

I was an hour late for Cornel West tonight, and I am blaming you, All Over Albany!

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