The week ahead

week ahead 2011-11-13

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...

Weather

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.

Earlier: Front Parlor: story night at The Ale House

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)

Nanotalk

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:

Isabel Wilkerson
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

Tony Horowitz
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 Siena men's basketball team opens its season against Navy at the TU Center on Wednesday. 7 pm - $12 and up

Film

12 Monkeys
EMPAC is showing 12 Monkeys, Terry Gilliam's much praised apocalyptic time-travel film Thursday. 7:30 pm - $6

Miss Representation
The Linda's "Food for Thought" film series is showing Miss Representation, a movie about the portrayal of women in the media, on Thursday. 6 pm - $6

Warren Miller
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

Music

Tuesday: Furthur at the Times Union Center
The Grateful Dead alumni play those old tunes. 7 pm - $45-$55

The Chris Cornell show at the Egg on Thursday is sold out.

Thursday: Yarn at Red Square
Alt-country. Have you heard their song about Schenectady? 8 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

Friday: Asleep at the Wheel at the Egg
Boogie-woogie and country.8pm, $29.50

Friday: B3nson Family Funsgiving at Valentine's
Featuring: Barons in the Attic, The Parlor/We Are Jeneric, Matthew Carefully, Pinguinos and Littlefoot. 8 pm - $7

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

Friday: Infected Mushroom at Northern Lights
Israeli psychedelic trance. With Karate and Gunslinger. 9pm, $20-$25

Friday: Bearfoot at Caffe Lena
"New-timey" "post-bluegrass." 8 pm - $20 ahead / $22 at door

Saturday: Michael Feinstein and Marvin Hamlisch at Proctors
The singer and composer performing "The Great American Songbook." 8 pm - $20 and up

Sunday: Either/Orchestra at the Sanctuary for Independent Media
Presenting the pentatonic modes and triple rhythms of Ethiopian music. 3 pm - $10

Sunday: Dan Zanes and Friends at The Egg
A family show. 3 pm - $15

Sunday: Shonen Knife at Valentines
Japanese pop-punk from way back. 7 pm - $14

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.

Isabel Wilkerson from her website. Wham City: Josh Sisk. Barons in the Attic: Alana Abel. 12 Monkeys poster via Wikipedia.

Comments

Roy BookBinder is playing at Caffe Lena on Thursday. He plays what I like to call "old school blues guitar".

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