The week ahead

sean rowe hat bw

Give thanks, Sean Rowe's back for another show.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather(be thankful), to Thanksgiving, a Wicked end, movies, museums, Sean Rowe, music, to do...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny and 50.
Tuesday: More like that.
Wednesday: And again.
Thanksgiving: And... yep, more like that.
Friday: Hey, about... sunny and 50.
Weekend: Maybe some rain, a bit cooler to start. Cold by the end, in the 30s.

Travel weather: good.

Thanksgiving

Yep, it's this week. Feels early, right? Because it is! November 22 is the earliest date for Thanksgiving -- at least, in the United States, where it's always the 4th Thursday in November. Canada celebrated Thanksgiving in October.

Wicked

The multi-week run at Proctors for the touring company of Wicked ends this coming Sunday. There are eight more performances this week. There are no performances on Thanksgiving -- but there are matinees Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Movies

There aren't a lot of events this week because of the holiday. So if you're looking to get out of the house, it's a good week to see a movie. There are a bunch in theaters now that have gotten good reviews: Spielberg's Lincoln, Flight with Denzel, Argo, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Skyfall (a bit different for a Bond pic, but good). And Ang Lee's The Life of Pi (based on the book) and Silver Linings Playbook open Wednesday. (By the way: the Spectrum is open only for evening shows on Thanksgiving.)

AFI 100
Proctors' AFI 100 series is showing Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas on Monday. 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm - $5

Take them to a museum

If you feel the need to take relatives and friends visiting for the holiday somewhere -- or if you just need to get away from them -- many museums around the region are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The State Museum (close, free, new Civil War exhibit), the Albany Institute (close, half-price, holiday gift fair), miSci (close, kids) MASS MoCA (unusual, big spaces, good for kids), The Clark (good for art lovers, darling), and the Baseball Hall of Fame (a whole day trip with Cooperstown) are all open.

Sean Rowe

A high-quality show Friday night at Putnam Den: Sean Rowe, with Matthew Carefully. Rowe's been on tour around the US lately, getting good reviews (and, you know, becoming famous). This is a good time to catch him back home in the Capital Region. And Mr. Carefully always puts on an interesting show. 9 pm - $8 at door

Music

Wednesday: Charlie Watts Riots at Valentine's
A happy hour show with 5 Alpha Beatdown. 6 pm

Wednesday: Eastbound Jesus, Wild Adriatic at Putnam Den
Americana, rock. 9 pm - $5

Friday: De La Soul at Upstate Concert Hall
Old school hip hop. Rescheduled from November 9. With: Mirk, DJ Playground. 8:30 pm - $22.50 ahead / $25 day of

Friday: Who's Who at Valentine's
(At least) 7 acts playing songs by The Who. 8 pm - $10

Saturday: The Felice Brothers at Helsinki Hudson
With: The Hunger Mountain Boys. 9 pm - $20 ahead / $22 day of

Saturday: Katie Haverly at The Foundry
She's back! (For a night.) With: Rosary Beard. 7:30 pm - $5

Saturday: Thanksgiving Soul Jam at the Palace
Multiple helpings of soul, 70s style. 8 pm - $39

To do list

1. Finalize travel plans, if you're leaving town for the holiday. If you need a train ticket, bus ticket, whatever -- and you don't have it, yet -- get on that.

2. Take that turkey out to thaw in the fridge. Seriously, dude. Turkeys take a long time to thaw.

3. Knock out the grocery list for Thanksgiving, because you know what's not fun? Going to the supermarket three times in the 24 hours leading up to Thanksgiving. (We speak from experience, unfortunately.)

4. Spend time with your family and friends.
____

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.

photo: Marius Bugge.

Comments

The USS Slater will be open until November 25th! If you're looking for a place to take the visiting grand kids, bundle up and visit the last destroyer escort still afloat in America!

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.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Holiday markets 2014

Many people will be out and about doing holiday shopping over the next few weeks. If you're looking for something a little bit different --... (more)

Lark Street's Hot Dog Heaven closing

A piece of Lark Street history closes its doors for good on Sunday. Hot Dog Heaven, the tiny Lark Street diner where Barbara Lamperella and... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Thanksgiving, media criticism, a fire tower, Cooperstown, moss, the Saratoga restaurant... (more)

Checking out Slidin' Dirty's new restaurant space

I'm a big fan of food trucks, and particularly fond of Slidin' Dirty. So I was over the moon when I heard they were opening... (more)

Morning Blend

Hundreds of people marched from Albany City Hall to the O'Brien Federal Building to protest the recent grand jury result in the death of Michael... (more)

Recent Comments

I am so very thankful for the wonderful people who wandered in and out of my life over the last few years. They have given me the love and support I need to survive and thrive. Last year at this time I was at my lowest. By the grace of all that is good in my life, I have climbed out and I'm happier than I've been in a very, very long time.

City Line Bar and Grill

...has 11 comments, most recently from Me Too

Holiday markets 2014

...has 1 comment, most recently from julie

Checking out Slidin' Dirty's new restaurant space

...has 7 comments, most recently from Cyril

Drawing: What are you thankful for this year?

...has 46 comments, most recently from llcwine

A look inside The Shop in Troy

...has 12 comments, most recently from misty