Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (fall), to the start of a beautiful friendship, to the Civil War, to vulgarity, to zombies, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast for the short week:
Monday: Sunny, mid 60s.
Tuesday: Sunny, upper 60s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, chance of rain. Upper 60s.
Thursday: Sunny, mid 60s.
Weekend: More of that.
Hey, it is now officially fall.
The new season of the Palace's classic movie series starts Monday night with a screening of Casablanca. Tickets are $5 adults / $3 kids. (And season passes, for all 15 films, are available for $37.50.) Show starts at 7 pm.
Film 100: Proctors' two-year-long classic film series -- Film 100 -- is showing Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. various times - $5 (whole series pass: $100)
Monday at the TU Center: WWE Monday Night Raw. We can only hope someone gets (fake) hit with a folding chair. 7:30 pm - $18 and up
The holiest day of the year for Jewish people -- Yom Kippur -- starts at sunset on Tuesday and ends at nightfall on Wednesday. The holiday, known as the Day of Atonement, is marked by fasting and prayer. It's also the end of the high holidays.
An Irrepressible Conflict
Now open at the State Museum: An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War. From the blurbage for the new exhibit:
The pivotal role New York State played in the war is the focus of this 7,000-square-foot exhibition. As the wealthiest and most populous state, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and materiel to the causes of unity and freedom. New York's experience provides significant insight into the reasons why the war was fought and the meaning that the Civil War holds today.
Here's the online component of the exhibit. It opened this past Saturday and will run for the next year.
Remember: The State Museum is now open on Sundays (and is closed on Mondays).
Arts and Sciences
Completing the Constitution
Monday at Skidmore: Notre Dame political scientist Michael Zuckert will be giving a talk on the 14th Amendment. The post-Civil War amendment includes many notable provisions -- on citizenship, due process, and equal protection. 5 pm at the Tang - free and open to the public
Unequal from birth?
Monday at Union College: Princton economist Janet Currie will be giving a talk about how social/environmental factors at birth can have longterm effects on a person's life. 7:30 pm Nott Memorial - free and open to the public
Violence, Vulgarity, Lies
Thursday at Albany Law: "What Are We Saying? Violence, Vulgarity, Lies ... and the Importance of 21st Century Free Speech." The symposium has a solid slate of speakers lined up, including: Floyd Abrams (famous 1st Amendment lawyer), Susan Herman (president of the ACLU), and Adam Liptak (Supreme Court correspondent for NYT). There are two panels, at 11 am and 1:30 pm. It's free and open to the public.
Author Paul LaFarge will be at UAlbany Thursday as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. From the blurbage: "the author of a much-talked-about new work of fiction and electronic media, Luminous Airplanes (2011), the story of a young man who returns to his family home in the Catskills after his grandfather's death in order to purge the house of "five generations of junk." Published both as a conventional print novel and as an ever-expanding, electronic 'immersive text,' this highly original work is generating a great deal of interest in literary circles." 8 pm Assembly Hall uptown campus - free
Monday: Fermenting Abundance: Preserving Veggies | The Arts Center
The basics of pickling vegetables through lacto-fermentation, with the From Scratch Club's Elissa Kane. Depending on what's available, the the class will make sauerkraut, kimchi, dilly beans, pickles, salsa, or chutney. 6 pm - $53
Thursday: The Yin and Yang Chinese Cooking | The Arts Center
The Language Learning Institute's Lin Jie on Chinese cooking, the first of three part series. Dishes in this class: chicken with peanut sauce, and noodles with pork. 6 pm - $83
As part of this month's Troy Night Out, there will be zombie walks from RPI and Sage to Riverfront Park. And what does an assembly of zombies do? Dance, of course -- to "Thriller." The zombie walks start at 6 pm. The thrillering at 7 pm. The Troy BID says all zombies are welcome, regardless of their current enrollment in higher education.
Saturday: North Mississippi Allstars at Upstate Concert Hall
Blues/southern rock. Also: Missing Cats (JoJo Herman from Widespread Panic and Sherman Ewing). With: Eastbound Jesus. 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of show
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.
The Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA, as does the Arts Cener.
Tim Hecker photo courtesy of the artist / via EMPAC
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