Stuff to do this weekend


Poor Dog Group reinvents the satyr play with Dionysia this weekend at EMPAC

It looks like yet another gorgeous fall weekend is headed our way. Get out there and enjoy it. After the jump, a few things we thought seemed fun.

Got something else in mind? Let us know about it.

And have a fantastic weekend!

TEDx Albany
There are still tickets available for Saturday's TEDxAlbany event at The Linda. This year's speakers, including Sarah Gordon from FarmieMarket, Union College psychology professor Chris Chabris (The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us), id29's Doug Bartow, Outspoken Media's Lisa Barone ("What Stuttering Taught Me About Running A Business"), and UAlbany professor John Delano (New York Center for Astrobiology). Saturday 9-5 - $75, $37.50 students.

Tour the Slater
If you've got Veteran's Day off, you might want to tour the U.S.S. Slater(it's also open for tours over the weekend). The WWII destroyer escort turned floating museum is giving tours until the end of November. While you're there, thank a vet.

MOPCO: Spontaneous Broadway
Mop and Bucket Co. continues their run at Underground at Proctors tonight with their Spontaneous Broadway show. They'll improvise a complete Broadway musical based on audience suggestions. 8 pm - $14 for adults, $6 for students and seniors


EMPAC is presenting Poor Dog Group: Dionysia, a musical play that looks at the life of the mythical satyr. Friday at 8pm - $6-$18

Man of La Mancha
The Cervantes tale starts a five-week run at Cap Rep on Friday. The opening night features pre- and post-show entertainment. 7:30pm, $40-$70

Faith Healer
Albany Civic show, Faith Healer continues this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm, $10-$15

Les Miserables -- kids version
The classic French Revolution-era tale, performed entirely by students from around the Capital Region, starts its run at the Cohoes Music Hall on Thursday. 8pm, $15-$20

The NYS Writers Institute is screening another free film tonight at Page Hall. Le Cercle Rouge is the story about a jewel heist gone horribly wrong. The NY Times calls it, "The kind of experience that makes you glad that movies exist." 7:30 - free

The theme of this year's Tellebration -- an international storytelling movement that happens simultaneously around the world -- is "Shared Laughter." At Proctors. 2pm, $6-$12

Youth Orchestra
The Empire State Youth Orchestra presents its fall concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, featuring the works of Tchaikovsky, Franz Liszt, Chen Gang, He Zhanhao and Béla Bartók. Saturday at 7:30pm, $10-$20

The annual Beatlemore Skidmania show at Skidmore is sold out.


Friday: Shawn Colvin and Melissa Ferrick at the Egg
Two singer-songwriters. 8 pm - $34.50

Friday: The Feelies at Mass MoCA
"A punk band for introverts." Twenty years ago they started playing only on holidays. A few years ago they returned to the music scene. They're at MASS MoCA tonight. 8 pm - $28, $18 student

Saturday: Charlie Hunter at Red Square
The virtuoso string man who's built his reputation as a side man plays his own music. 8 pm - $10-$12

Saturday: Woodstock Era Experience at the Egg
A tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and Jethro Tull. 7:30pm - $22.50-$35,

Saturday: Jed Davis, Bryan Thomas, Plastic Party, Olivia Quillo and Leigh Jones at the Hudson River Coffee House
A night of singers and songwriters. 8 p.m. free

Saturday: Oobleck, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, The Lobster Quadrille at Valentine's
Horns! 8 pm - $7

+ RPI plays Yale tonight at home. Saturday it's at home against Brown.

+ The Albany Devils are at the TU Center tonight at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 4.

This Saturday, the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the Palace Theater for an early blast of holiday ambiance. 2 pm - $27.50-$68

Sunday Symphony
The latest edition of the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Sunday Symphonies is "From Russia With Music," in which James Bassoon looks for the missing music. Featuring Maestro David Alan Miller in costume. 3pm, $6-$12

Take a walk
We're running out of autumn weekends, and this should be a nice one. Grab a friend and take a walk. Here are some of our favorite autumn walks.

Get ready for winter
Sure, we got a little weather reprieve this week. But the cold and the snow will be back before you know it. Go shopping this weekend for cat litter, Yak Trax and all the other stuff you'll need to own winter.

Farmers' markets
Many of the farmers' markets are now inside, giving them a completely different feel. Troy, Saratoga, Delmar and Schenectady.

Living Walls
Before the snow flies for real, take a self guided tour of the new Living Walls murals. Here's a map of the mural locations.

Road trips
Maybe it's time for a holiday shopping trip to Northampton. Or you could spend 12 hours in Ulster County, Bennington, Vermont and Columbia County.

One of the great things about the weekends are lazy mornings. over brunch or enjoy a great diner breakfast.

Capital Rep advertises on AOA

AOA is a media sponsor for TEDx Albany

Photo: Poor Dog Group


Orchard Lounge at Jillian's tonight:

Friday Nov 11:
Orchard Lounge

w/s/g: Timbre Coup

$13 in Advance / $15 Day of Sale
8:00pm Doors / 9:30pm Show

Pride of New York Harvest Fest is in Saratoga Springs this weekend.

These bands go to 11:

Christmas Carol: The Musical
(High School - play)
$7 at the door
Loudonville Christian School
374 Loudon Rd
tonight Friday Nov. 11 at 7pm
Great for the entire family!


Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Time: 11am - 5pm
Place: TCCA, 291 Broadway, Menands, NY

Turkish Cultural Center Albany & Helping Hands Relief Foundation invite you to Fundraiser Kermis to help victims of earthquake in Van province of Turkey by buying homemade Turkish food and dessert.

Kısır (Turkish Bulgur Wheat Salad)
Sarma(Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Mercimek Köfte( Lentil balls)
Revani(Sponge cake)
Turkish coffee and tea

Eastern Star
Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday November 19th 2011
9:00A.M Til 5:00 PM
At The Masonic Temple
805 East Market St New Albany In.

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