Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from nanoscience, to storytelling, to sausage, to comedy, to Pulitzer Prize winners, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs near 60.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and breezy, with a high in the low 50s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 40s.
Weekend: Rainy and cold, with highs in the upper 40s.
The cold gets closer and closer.
Front Parlor Albany
The popular Front Parlor storytelling series has expanded to Albany and its first night is Monday at the Olde English in downtown Albany. The theme for the night "Firsts." It starts at 7 pm, but show up so you can throw your name in the can to tell a story.
Also: Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan will be at Caffe Lena Monday night. 7 pm - $3
Also also: The Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam is back at Valentine's on Tuesday. Sign up at 7 pm, slam at 8 pm - $5 ($3 for students)
Nano Emperor Alain Kaloyeros will be giving a talk on the emergence of nanotechnology and its growing impact on society the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Monday as part of "NANOvember." 6:30 pm - free
How the sausage is made
Christian Noe, from Nighthawk's Kitchen, is teaching a how-to class on homemade sausage at the Arts Center Monday night. Sebastien took Christian's mac 'n cheese class last week and said it was a lot of fun. 6:30 pm - $40 + $10 for materials
Wham City Comedy Tour
Wham City, the Baltimore-based artists collective, brings its comedy tour to 51 3rd in Troy this Tuesday. Be ready for irreverent and goofy humor. 8pm - $10 suggested donation
Two Pulitzer Prize winners
The NYS Writers Institute has two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists lined up this week:
Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, a look at the movement of African-Americans from former slave states to the cities of the industrial North during the first half of the twentieth century. She'll be at UAlbany Tuesday for a reading and talk. Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. 8pm, Page Hall downtown campus - free
Horowitz is the author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. He'll be at the NYS Museum Thursday to talk about the abolitionist John Brown. The event is part of the Researching New York conference. 7:30 pm at the museum's Clark Auditorium - free
Hockey and hoops
The RPI and Union hockey teams face off at RPI's Houston Field House Tuesday. 7 pm
The Palace is showing Warren Miller's newest ski film -- er, "adrenaline-fueled dance with gravity" -- on Friday and Saturday. ...Like There's No Tomorrow was shot in India, New Zealand, Chile, British Columbia and "beyond." Friday and Saturday at 8 pm - $22
The Chris Cornell show at the Egg on Thursday is sold out.
Friday: Stuff Your Face with Bass at Washington Ave Armory
Three rooms and 20 DJs -- including gLAdiator (headliner), DJ Trumastr, and DJ Milkdud. "If a dj spins it in the capital region, it will be there." 8 pm - $8 ahead
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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