The week ahead

sean rowe

Sean Rowe has a show lined up this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (still weird), to Ryan Gosling, to cosmology, to documentary, to dance in the air, to Branford Marsalis, to Sean Rowe, to roller derby...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast:

Monday: Cooler, maybe some snow in the late afternoon -- more of a chance overnight. Highs in the low 30s.
Tuesday: Chance of snow in the morning. Cloudy. Warm. Highs in the mid 40s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, maybe rain. Even a bit warmer.
Thursday: Some sun. Highs in the low 40s.
Friday: About the same, but cooler. Highs in the upper 30s.
Weekend: Sunny. Highs in the low 30s.

Odd winter continues.

Risotto

Wednesday at Gio Culinary Studio in Vorheesville: a cooking class about the "Secrets to Perfect Risotto." The dishes on the class menu: crimini mushroom risotto , risotto Milanese, and arancini. You might have seen chef Gio Morina on the Food Network's Challenge show. 6:15 pm - $45

Drive

Ryan Gosling! In Schenectady! Again! Well, not exactly. Proctors will be showing the neo-noir film Drive, starring Gosling as stunt driver for hire (sounds vaguely familiar), on Wednesday. The film got good, though somewhat conflicted, reviews. 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm - $5

Cosmology

physicist and author Alan LightmanTheoretical physicist and author Alan Lightman will be at UAlbany Thursday as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Lightman's most recent book is Mr. g: A Novel About the Creation. From a recent piece Lightman wrote for Harpers, "The accidental universe: Science's crisis of faith":

Dramatic developments in cosmological findings and thought have led some of the world's premier physicists to propose that our universe is only one of an enormous number of universes with wildly varying properties, and that some of the most basic features of our particular universe are indeed mere accidents--a random throw of the cosmic dice. In which case, there is no hope of ever explaining our universe's features in terms of fundamental causes and principles.

Lightman's Thursday evening talk starts at 8 pm in the Assembly Hall on UAlbany's uptown campus. It's free.

Slavery by another name

The new documentary Slavery By Another Name will screen at UAlbany Friday as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. From the blurbage:

Due to air on PBS in prime time, Slavery by Another Name (United States, 2012, 90 minutes, color and b/w) is based on Douglas Blackmon's 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the abuse of black prison laborers in the United States from the end of the Civil War through the middle of the 20th century.

UAlbany professor Sheila Curran wrote the script for the doc. She and Douglas Blackmon will be there to answer questions following the screening. 7 pm, Performing Arts Center uptown campus - free

Branford Marsalis

Famous jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis will be playing Proctors Friday with his quartet, and pianist Joey Calderazzo. Marsalis will be playing as a part of a duo (with Calderazzo), and quartet. Marsalis and Calderazzo recently collaborated on an album, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy. 8 pm - $20 and up

Sean Rowe

Back from touring around the world -- and kind of famous now -- Sean Rowe is playing Friday night at Helsinki Hudson. If you're thinking about going, you might want to get tickets early -- his last show in this area sold out. Festina Lente is the opener. 9 pm - $15

Beats

Friday at Red Square: a tribute to J. Dilla featuring a bunch of DJs, including DJ Trumastr. 7 pm - 21+ $10

These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!

Tethered

Saturday at EMPAC, the sort of performance you'd probably only see around here at EMPAC: Rodrigo Pardo + Bárbara Foulkes: Tethered: Vertical Performance. From the blurbage:

Two divergent artist-in-residence work in progress performances navigate vertical space through the tale of a man who slowly realizes he is living upside down, and a dance study of falling and floating that plays with perspective, time, and reality.

The first performance -- Rodrigo Pardo's FLAT, performed 40 feet in the air -- starts at 7 pm. The second -- Bárbara Foulkes' FLOTA, performed on free-standing walls -- starts at 8:30 pm. They're both free.

Roller Derby

The Albany All Stars Roller Derby is back in action Saturday at the Washington Ave Armory with a "Heartbreakers Ball" -- Darling Dames vs. Heartless Harlots. first whistle at 7 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

Proctors advertises on AOA.
AOA is a media sponsor of the Albany All Stars.

Sean Rowe photo: Christina Venditti
Alan Lightman photo: Alan Lightman via Wikipedia

Comments

Every Thursday at Bogies 10-2 is Bottles n' Beats. An open mic hosted by DJ Tone and Shyste with special guest appearances weekly from your favorite local artists. A great way for up and coming talent to get their chance to shine. Always a great time, with great music!

En Vogue at Vapor on Thursday, February 2! The 13-year-old me is suuuuuuuper excited!

http://saratogacasino.com/entertainment/envogue.aspx

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of fenestration

Walking up State Street today near Pearl Street. There's a spot where the view of the window grid on the building there just... well, it... (more)

Why does no one ever ask where downstate starts?

More fodder for the great debate our time: The Washington Post's Philip Bump collected survey data about "where does Upstate New York begin." There are... (more)

The Bites Camera Action film series is returning to downtown Albany this summer in a new location

The Bites Camera Action movie series is set return to downtown Albany in July. And this time around the movies will be shown on the... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Alright, you've all seen the long range forecast, so let's all get together and decide we're going to ignore Mother Nature until she gets onboard... (more)

Cynthia Nixon on The Late Show

Cynthia Nixon was on The Late Show last night talking with Stephen Colbert about her run for governor. The 10-minute segment is embedded above if... (more)

Recent Comments

... Also I would try a Tux shop. They do measurements for other tux shops all the time (for free), it's an industry courtesy. Waldorf Tux shop (Lark St) is an independently owned, "old school" tux shop--real sense of proper fitting---not just taking the "closest size" from the rack. ...

Today's moment of fenestration

...has 1 comment, most recently from chrisck

The new season of the CDPHP Cycle bike share has started up

...has 3 comments, most recently from Steve

Where to donate a virtually new mattress?

...has 9 comments, most recently from Elisabeth

Morning Blend for Apr 19

...has 2 comments, most recently from Mary

Reaching for a new way of picking up recycling

...has 7 comments, most recently from Tracey