Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from tea, to Star Trek, to turkey trotting, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 40s.
Tuesday: Cloudy, highs in the upper 40s.
Wednesday: Rain. Chance of snow overnight. Highs in the lower 40s.
Thanksgiving: Sunny, highs in the upper 40s.
Friday: Sunny, highs in the low 50s..
Weekend: Some sun, chance of rain. 50s.
It's officially cold.
The Wrath of Khan
Cooking with tea
Professor Java's is hosting a "cooking with tea" class Monday evening, which will cover some basic techniques on cooking with tea and pairing dishes with tea. The entry price includes the class, as well as dinner and dessert. 6:30 pm - $12
The Bookmarks series at the Arts Center for the Capital Region explores amateur artists who have undertaken major projects. On Monday: "Being Terrified and Doing it Anyway," with local writers including Elizabeth Thomas, David Wolcott and Frank Murphy read from their works of prose. 7pm - free
Architects at work
Husband and wife architecture duo Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will be giving a talk at EMPAC Tuesday as part of the architecture department's year-long lecture series. Among the buildings designed by their firm: the American Folk Art Museum in NYC and the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, as well as some beautiful modern homes. 6 pm at EMPAC - free
Troy Turkey Trot
About 6,000 runners will take part in this year's five Turkey Trot races, a Troy tradition. Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday -- and there is no day-of registration. The Turkey walk starts at 7:45 am, the kids run at 9:15, the 5k at 9:45, and the 10K at 11 am. free - $20, depending on category
Dogs Also that morning: the annual Thanksgiving morning dog walk at Albany's Capital Hills golf course. Volunteers from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will be there collecting donations to support the org. It's unstructured, so walk a little bit, and head back home for turkey. 9:30 am to noon - free (thanks, chrisck)
Albany Institute gift fair -- and LEGO challenge
The Albany Institute of History and Art will host its annual holiday gift fair and festival festival, featuring a bunch of local vendors of crafts and handmade present possibilities.
Also: a LEGO building challenge in which teams compete to see who can build the best LEGO version of Albany architecture (AOA Mary is a judge). Ace local LEGO builder Bill Leue will be there, working on his reconstruction of the historic (and now demolished) Trinity Church. (Registration is required for the LEGO challenge.)
Friday 10am to 5 pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday noon to 5pm - free
You'll shoot your eye out!
Proctors is showing A Christmas Story on Friday, in case you'd like to see it on the big screen (instead of non-stop on cable). 3 pm and 7:30 pm - $5
Funky marching bands
Friday: The Erotics at Valentine's
With Society High, Demons Alley, Dogs Divine. 8pm - $7
These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
photo: Bill Leue
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