The week ahead

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You should go see Sean Rowe this week.

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.
Wednesday: Same.
Thursday: Sunny, upper 70s.
Friday: Sunny, highs around 80.
Weekend: Sunny with a chance of thunderstorms.

What you'd expect.


From last month's night, a story by Aden Suchak about bison and his "hard-core hippie parents."

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


This is the last week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's season at SPAC. Among the highlights: Branford Marsalis on Wednesday, and the Tchaikovsky Spectacular on Saturday, closing night.


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.

This is the last week for Touch(ed) at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Opening Thursday: Ten Cents a Dance, a new musical featuring songs from Rodgers and Hart.

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

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.

Now he's back in the Capital Region, for a show at the Marketplace Gallery in Albany on Friday. 8 pm - $10

Hudson MusicFest

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

Thursday: Skeletons in the Piano at Putnam Den
9 pm - $5

Friday: M. Ward at MASS MoCA
M, as in Matthew, Him as in She and Him. 8 pm - $25 ahead / $29 day of

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

Saturday: Slender Shoulders at Valentine's
With: Balto, Eric Margan solo. 8 pm

Saturday: Yarn at Putnam Den
Brooklyn-based alt-country, with a song about Schenectady. 9 pm - $10

Saturday: Atmosphere at Northern Lights
8 pm - $20 ahead / $22 day of

Sunday: John Hiatt at The Egg
7:30 pm - $34.50

Sunday: Witness at Red Square
With a handful of others, including DJ Trumastr. 6 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


This Saturday at 11:30 a.m. I'll be leading the Tour de Fish Fry.
Details can be found here --->

All are welcome. Just please let me know if you plan to come.

The Front Parlor Storytelling night at The Ale House blew me away this evening! These kinds of events make me love what we have here in the Capital District, and I am so psyched that there are people who are willing to give of their time and energy in order to expand the cultural landscape of our area.

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