Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (February-ish), to secrets, to writers, to stepping, to wine, to music...
WeatherHere's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Maybe a little bit of snow. Breezy. Highs in the upper 20s.
Tuesday: Sunny, mid 20s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, maybe some snow, highs in the low 30s.
Thursday: Sunny and mid 30s.
Friday: Cloudy, maybe some snow, mid 30s.
Weekend: Sunny, mid 30s.
So... it's February.
The Palace is showing The Wiz Monday evening as part of its classic movie series. Monday 7 pm - $5 / $3 kids
PostSecret founder Frank Warren will be at UAlbany Tuesday for "a multi-media presentation" and book signing. PostSecret is, of course, the popular online project that collects secrets people send in on postcards. (Maybe you saw the traveling exhibit at UAlbany in 2011.) Warren's talk is part of UAlbany's sexuality month. Here's a TED talk by Warren from last year. It's open to the general public. Tuesday 8 pm, campus center ballroom -- free, but seating is first come, first serve and a large crowd is expected... so if you'd like to go, you should show up early
The New York State Writers Institute visiting writers series starts its spring slate this week with two events:
Stage and screen actor/director/playwright Colman Domingo will be at UAlbany Monday for a talk about his life and career. Domingo was nominated for a Tony in 2011 for his role in the musical The Scottsboro Boys. Monday 8 pm Performing Arts Center, uptown campus - free
Dynamic systems expert, professor of climate strategy, and futurist Jorgen Randers will be at UAlbany Wednesday for a talk about his recent book, 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years. Randers was one of the authors of the 1972 book The Limits to Growth. Wednesday 7:30 pm Lecture Center 7, uptown campus - free
Arts and sciences
Alison Morley, chair of the documentary photography and photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, will be at Union Thursday for a talk: "The Role of Photojournalism Today." It's in connection with the Art or Evidence: The Power of Photojournalism exhibit currently on display at the Mandeville Gallery. Thursday 5 pm Nott Memorial - free
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On Thursday a panel of Skidmore professors will be discussing the question: "Can anything hold back the overwhelming power of the market?" The discussion is part of the Tang Museum's "We The People" series. Thursday 7 pm - free
Opening Thursday at Proctors: a Hubbard Hall production of Verdi's La Traviata, with a 22-piece orchestra and projections on the GE's theater's screen. various days and times - $40 / $30 students
The annual Capital Region Wine Festival starts Friday at Proctors. The two-day event includes a "cooking show dinner" with Angelo Mazzone, and a grand tasting. Friday and Saturday various times - various ticket prices
The Grace Potter show at The Egg on Wednesday is sold out.
These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
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