Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or keep busy with this week -- from the weather (expected), to storytelling, to Tchaikovsky, to animation, to Sean Rowe, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Some sun, probably some rain. Highs in the mid-80s.
Tuesday: Scattered showers. Highs around 80.
Thursday: Sunny, upper 70s.
Friday: Sunny, highs around 80.
Weekend: Sunny with a chance of thunderstorms.
What you'd expect.
Tuesday: the Front Parlor Storytelling series is back at the Ale House in Troy (the series has moved to the second Tuesday of each month). This month's theme: scars. Ten storytellers will be selected from the can -- they get five minutes to tell a story. (earlier on AOA) 7:30
Proctors' animation festival continues through this week. The series includes screenings of 20 animated films that range from kids stuff to adult fare. Among the highlights this week: Paprika at 8 pm on Tuesday, My Dog Tulip at 6 pm on Thursday, and, and Nine Nation Animation at 8 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $3 per screening, or you can buy a $15 pass that gets you into 10 screenings.
By the way: There's a behind-the-scenes tour of Proctors Saturday morning at 10 am. It's free.
Park Playhouse in Albany
This is the last week for The Producers and Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park. Millie starts at 5:30, The Producers starts at 8 pm. Tickets are free, but reserve ahead tickets are available for purchase.
Universal Preservation Hall
A production of Wine Lovers: The Wine Tasting Musical opens at Universal Preservation Hall Tuesday for a two-week run. The touring show gives audience members the chance to "See, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Savor Six Wines while watching a hilarious musical comedy." Maybe it gets funnier the more you drink. $59
Earlier on AOA: A quick guide to summer theater festivals.
Laughs on Lark
Wednesday: The monthly comedy showcase at Elda's, Laughs on Lark. Three comics are lined up, plus some improv from Mop and Bucket. 9 pm
Sean Rowe has been good for a long time. And now the world is finally catching on. After his album Magic was released by ANTI- Records, he toured the US and played on KCRW's famous Morning Becomes Eclectic program. Recently, he played the Glastonbury Festival in the UK. And he recorded a Daytrotter session.
The Hudson MusicFest begins Friday and runs through the weekend. Through out the city of Hudson the organizers are promising to "have music in every possible indoor venue and outdoor public space the organizers can conjure--jazz brunches, buskers on street corners, dueling DJs, dance parties, country bands, classical music concerts, singer/songwriter contests, new age music and old time Dixieland, salsa and soul." Here's the lineup of acts.
Tuesday: Train and Maroon 5 at SPAC
7 pm - $20 and up
Friday: The Farewell Drifters at Valentine's
They're from Nashville. They have haircuts make them looks sort of like latter day Beatles. They sound a bit like the combination of those things. With: The Landlines, Dan Johnson and the Expert Sidemen. 9 pm
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.
Yep, SPAC does advertise on AOA.
photo via Sean Rowe Facebook
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