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...
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.
We got ahead of ourselves there. The screen is next Monday, April 11. Blame Greg.
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
The 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
+ The McKrells reunion concert is at The Egg Friday night. 7:30 pm - $20
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.
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