The week ahead

Zee Avi

Zee Avi will be at The Egg.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (50!), to the future, to the environment, to stepping, to all sorts of music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast:

Monday: Sunny, high 30s.
Tuesday: Cloudier, warmer. Highs in the mid 40s.
Wednesday: Cloudier, warmer still. Highs near 50.
Thursday: Chance of rain. Highs near 50.
Friday: More chance of rain. Highs around 50.
Weekend: Some sun, a bit cooler. Highs around 40.

Fifty degrees in February?

Company

Proctors is screening the production of the Sondheim classic Company from Lincoln Center last year that featured Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert and a bunch of other stars. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday various times - $10

Physics of the future

Physicist and author Michio Kaku will be at UAlbany Tuesday evening as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Kaku will be talking about his recent book Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, in which he projects how technologies such as artificial intelligence and nanotechnology will affect society in the future. 8 pm, ballroom campus center uptown campus - free

Stop-motion philosophy

Artist Joshua Mosley will be at the UAlbany art museum Tuesday for a talk. From the blurbage: "Mosley employs a combination of hand-drawn, computer-generated, and stop-motion techniques to investigate philosophical topics that emerge from everyday situations." 7 pm - free

Andrew Revkin

Journalist Andrew Revkin will be giving a talk at Union College Thursday evening. For many years Revkin covered environmental issues for the New York Times and still writes the Dot Earth blog for the paper's website (here's a recent post about Ecovative in Green Island). 7 pm, Nott Memorial - free

Step off

The Palace has its annual step show celebrating Black History Month lined up for this Friday. 7 pm - $17 ahead / $22 day of

Japanese

Saturday at Different Drummer's Kitchen at Stuyvesant Plaza: a cooking class with Yasuo Saso (of the late, much-admired Saso's) on "everday Japanese." Among the dishes: chicken lettuce wraps and stir-fried bok choy and tofu. noon - $65

Music

Tuesday: Zee Avi at The Egg
From Malaysia to YouTube to the rest of the world. With: Bryan Thomas. 7:30 pm - $20 / $15 students

Tuesday: Mardi Gras Ball at Putnam Den
Mardi gras celebration with DJ Trumastr. No cover if you wear a costume. 8 pm

Thursday: Paula Cole at the Massry Center
An "evening of music and conversation" -- the conversation in the form of questions from students sitting in the first three rows. 7:30 pm - $25

Thursday: Jill Sobule at Helsinki Hudson
She kissed a girl a long time before Katy Perry did. 8 pm - $15

Thursday: Isle of Klezbos at Zankel Center
A "soulful, fun-loving power-house all-women's klezmer sextet." 7 pm - free

Friday: Company of Thieves at Jillian's
They can't stay away. With: Erin Harkes, Wild Adriatic. 8 pm - $12

Friday: Beppe Gambetta at Caffe Lena
"One of Europe's foremost guitarists." 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 at door

Saturday: Gustafer Yellowgold at MASS MoCA
A kids show about a friendly yellow alien by Taylor Morgan. "This might be the best kids' show you ever see." There's also a cartooning workshop for kids at 1:30 pm. 11:30 pm - $6 concert / $10 concert and workshop

Saturday: Mike Doughty at The Linda
He'll be reading from his memoir, The Book of Drugs, between songs (review). Also: audience Q&A. 8 pm - $22

Zee Avi photo: Hilary Walsh

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