Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather(no snow), to Hannukah, lots of holiday stuff, video clips, horseshoes, music...
WeatherHere's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Warm. Highs in the mid 50s. Also: rainy.
Tuesday: Some sun, but colder. Highs in the low 40s.
Wednesday: Sunny, around 40.
Friday: More sun, a bit warmer -- highs in the mid 40s.
Weekend: Cloudy, a bit cooler.
The Jewish holiday started at sunset on Saturday and runs until nightfall on Sunday. It commemorates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE, and a miracle in which a supply of oil only large enough to burn for one night lasted for eight -- thus the eight nights of Hanukkah. Another tradition that comes out of the miracle of the oil: Hanukkah foods often includes things that are fried (and delicious) -- jelly-filled donuts and latkes. More Hanukkah fun: spinning the dreidel.
Friday: Classic Theatre Guild production of A Christmas Story at Proctors
A stage version of the Jean Shepherd classic. Opens Friday, runs this weekend and next. various times - $17.50 adults / $14.50 students and seniors
Saturday and Sunday: Mountain Snow and Mistletoe at The Egg
Annual holiday folk show. $24
Saturday: 8th Step Sing Solstice at Proctors
A concert celebrating "Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukuh, Las Posadas, Santa Lucia, Yule and many more around the world." 7:30 pm - $22 ahead / $24 at door
Ongoing: This Wonderful Life at Capital Rep
"All the pleasure of Frank Capra's classic movie - in only 70 minutes!" Continues its run through December 22. various times - $20 and up
Everything is Terrible!
Tuesday at 51 3rd Street in Troy: a holiday special involving a "fantastical mix of performance and festive archival films" from Everything is Terrible!, "world famous psychedelic soldiers of found footage." 9 pm - $5
Arts and Sciences
A million horseshoes
Wednesday at the State Museum: Tom Carroll -- from Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway -- will be talking about Henry Burden, who invented a horseshoe-making machine and built an large ironworks in Troy. 6 pm - free
Seagull (Thinking of you)
Saturday at MASS MoCA: Seagull (Thinking of you), a "new live performance that works with, against, and beneath Chekhov's The Seagull." It draws on Chekhov's correspondence, different translations of the The Seagull, and facts about the Russia of the author's time. 8 pm - $14
A Bethlehem farmer with Custer
Sunday at the Albany Institute: former State Library associate librarian Peter Christoph will be talking about Gerrit Niver, who grew up in Bethlehem, enlisted in the US Army, and ended up dying at the Battle of Little Big Horn. 2 pm - free with museum admission
Looking ahead to next Monday: The Lumineers at Upstate Concert Hall
It's a free show (21 and over), and we're guessing a not small crowd. Hey ho. With: Swear and Shake, The Parlor. (As mentioned.) 8 pm - there's no pre-ticketing, it's first show up, first get in
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.
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