Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (not bad at all), to economics, to architecture, to hair bands, to Andrew Bird, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudly, with highs in the low 70s.
Thursday: Chance of showers with highs in the upper 60s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. .
Weekend: Sunny and in the low 70s.
October's been very nice to us.
Journalist Silvia Nasar -- the author of A Beautiful Mind, the biography of economist John Forbes Nash (the book that was the basis for the movie) -- will be at UAlbany Tuesday as part of the the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. She'll be talking about her new book, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. (Bonus fact: she had a residency at Yaddo a few years back.) At the performing arts center's main theater on the uptown campus. 7 pm - free
Arts and Sciences
+ There's a screening of A Suitcase Full of Chocolate, a documentary about the life of pianist Sofia Cosma, Monday at The Egg. The screening will also feature live piano and commentary by film producer Lincoln Mayorga. 7 pm - $10
+ The Albany Sonic Arts Collective is hosting a drone-making event at the Arts Center for the Capital Region Wednesday where people with all levels of musicianship can come grab an instrument to learn how to make "hypnotic and meditative sonic art." 7 pm - free
+ Wednesday at RPI: a talk by architect Karl Chu. He's "involved in the research and development of genetic architecture and the ontology of the architecture of possible worlds." At EMPAC. 6 pm - free
+ The Capital District Permaculture Guild will meet Thursday at 382 Morris Street in Albany. Members of The Invisible Sun Collective will talk about their work with soil testing, soil remediation, and mapping Albany's vacant lots for heavy metal content. 7pm - free
+ Thursday at the Arts Center there's a reading of David Mamet's Race, followed by a panel discussion asking the question, "Is it possible, in America today, NOT to be even a little bit racist?" The reading and discussion are part of "The Firestorm Series," a collaboration between the Arts Center and Capital Rep. 7 pm - $12
The Albany Barn
The Albany Barn is hosting its first annual fundraising party on Friday at the Washington Park Lakehouse. The money will go to support the operating costs of Stage 1 as well as the continued renovation of St. Joseph's Academy. 7 pm - $40
Monday: Punk Rock Columbus Day Show at Valentine's
with Tex Railers Doomtown, Boxer Brown, The Black Tie Operation. 8pm - $7
The Boyz II Men show at the Saratoga Casino on Thursday is sold out.
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.
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