Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (icky to start), to movies, to twentysomethings, to Inflatable Frankenstein, to judges, to hoops, to Lewis Black, to all sorts of music...
WeatherHere's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Cloudy, upper 30s. Rain and snow in the evening.
Tuesday: Sleet, snow, and then rain through the day, with snow possible in the evening. Sounds messy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Wednesday: Some sun, maybe some snow. Highs in upper 30s.
Thursday: Sunny, mid 30s.
Friday: Sunny and upper 30s.
Weekend: Sunny, low 40s
First part of the week: kind of icky.
Proctors has three movies lined up, all maybe worth a screening.}
+ The AFI 100 series is showing the Coen brothers' Fargo in the GE Theater on Monday. You betcha. multiple times - $5
+ The latest James Bond movie -- Skyfall -- is screening on Proctors main stage Monday and Tuesday. It's a bit different for a Bond film -- one of the ways: the cinematography is gorgeous. Skyfall's cinematographer is Roger Deakins, who's shot many beautiful films (including... Fargo). Monday 2:30 pm and Tuesday 7:30 pm - $5
+ Tuesday and Thursday, Amour -- which won the Oscar for best foreign language film (and was nominated for best picture) -- is screening in the GE Theater. various times - $5
Arts and sciences
Monday at Skidmore: NYT reporter Brian Stetler is giving a talk: "Twenty Somethings: How are they viewed, what is expected of them and by whom?" (As mentioned.) Monday 7 pm, Palamountain Hall - free
The Frequency North visiting writers series at St. Rose is back Thursday with Kaya Oakes and David Yezzi. Oakes has written both a book whose title is a reference to Pavement and a book about reinventing Catholicism. Yezzi -- an Albany native -- is an author, poet, and librettist. Thursday 7:30 pm, Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary - free
Words and art
Thursday at the Arts Center of the Capital Region: EMPAC director Johannes Goebel will be talking about "the function of words in relations to the experience of art." The discussion is connected to the So to Speak exhibit currently on display at the Arts Center. 7 pm - free
Inspired by meditations on horror films, the work of Antonin Artaud, and Ardunio open-source electronics, Radiohole's Inflatable Frankenstein is a visually and sonically driven performance based on Mary Shelley's early life and her novel Frankenstein.
Here's a NYT review from January. Friday 8 pm - $18
Corita Art Day
Friday at Skidmore's Tang Museum: a day-long celebration of artist Corita Kent, featuring tours, discussions, and projects. And exhibit of Kent's work -- Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent -- is current on display at the Tang. Friday various times - free
The NCAA men's basketball tournament starts Thursday. The #14 seed UAlbany's men's team faces #2 seed Duke at 12:15 pm Friday in Philadelphia (game is on CBS). #4 seed Syracuse faces #12 seed Montana around 10 pm Thursday (on TruTV).
The Court of Appeals
Thursday at Albany Law: all of the current judges from the New York State Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- will be together for an event, "The New York Court of Appeals: The Untold Secrets of Eagle Street," in which they'll "discuss the court's procedure and inner workings." Thursday 5 pm, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom - free
Comedian Lewis Black will be at The Palace Friday for a standup show. His current tour is appropriately titled "The Rant is Due." Most people know Black from his commentaries on the Daily Show. The most recent election season has probably left him one or two things to talk about. (By the way: Black is also a playwright -- really. His work has been performed at places such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival.) From 2011: Lewis Black on Albany. 8 pm - $29.50 and up
Friday-Sunday at the TU Center: the Federation Tournament of Champions, a tournament featuring the winners of the high school basketball tournaments from both upstate and downstate.
Friday: That 1 Guy at Red Square
One-man act -- plays the "Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic." 8 pm - $12 ahead / $15 day of
Saturday: Roots Music Festival 4 at The Linda
Featuring: Brown Bird. With: James Edmond's Heavenly Echoes, The Red Haired Strangers, Lost Radio Rounders and Friends Presenting: Songs of the Carter Family, Olivia Quillio, Low 'n Lonesome. 8 pm - $15
Saturday: '60s Spectacular at Proctors
With: Peter Noone/Herman's Hermits, Mary Wilson from the Supremes, Jay and the Americans, The Happenings. 7 pm - $36.75 and up
Saturday: The Martha Redbone Roots Project at Proctors
Playing with John McEuen. "[A] collection of William Blake poems set to the music of her mother's Appalachia by Native American singer-songwriter Redbone, produced by Grammy-winning founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, McEuen." An 8th Step show. 7:30 pm - $26 ahead / $28 at door
Saturday: Snuggie Luau at Valentine's
With: The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Bellas Bartok, Home Body. "Wear snuggies, sundresses, flip flops, snowpants...anything one might wear to bed or to the beach." 9 pm
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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