Stuff to do this weekend

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Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines.

When the rain clears out it looks like this won't be a bad early-spring weekend. But, hey, April is for Wellies and you probably want to go check out The Place Beyond the Pines this weekend anyway.

After the jump, that and a whole bunch of other stuff happening this weekend that we thought you might want to see.

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The Place Beyond the Pines
This movie you've probably never heard anything about -- The Place Beyond the Pines -- opens locally today (Friday). The Bow Tie Cinemas in Schenectady, The Spectrum, and the Regal Colonie Center are showing it.

+ My Place Beyond the Pines
+ A quick scan of Place Beyond the Pines reviews


Peter Pan
A stage production of Peter Pan continues its run at Proctors. This production stars Cathy Rigby -- an actor (and former Olympic gymnast) who first played Peter Pan before many parents of today's kids were even born. How very Neverland. various times - $20 and up

Sweeney Todd
Skidmore College presents Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We've seen productions from Skidmore's theater department in the past, and they tend to be high quality. Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm - tickets at 580-4431

A Soldier's Play
Classic Theater Guild presents A Soldier's Play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning murder mystery that examines racism in the South in the closing months of WWII. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm in the Proctors Fenimore Gallery - $17.50

Our Son's Wedding
Curtain Call Theater in Latham presents Our Son's Wedding, the story of an Italian-American plumber and his wife who arrive at their son's wedding to another man. Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm - $23


MopCo: You Never Know
The Mop & Bucket Company's "You Never Know" show is back. Think Whose Line is it Anyway -- a night of short form improv games where talented improvisers make up scenes and songs based on audience suggestions. Underground at Proctors. Friday at 8 pm - $14 adults, $6 students and seniors.

Improv at The Comedy Works
Mop & Bucket opens a weekly short form improv comedy show on Saturday night at The Comedy Works on Northern Blvd in Albany. Think Whose Line is it Anyway. 8 pm - $15-$20

Amy Schumer
The show from stand up comic Amy Schumer at The Egg Saturday is pretty much sold out -- only single tickets remain. 8 pm - $32.50


Sound City
The Saratoga Film Forum is showing Sound City this weekend. The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl directed this documentary about the fabled San Fernando Valley recording studio where artists from Neil Young and Johnny Cash, to Slayer and The Grateful Dead, to Barry Manilow and Foreigner recorded their music. The Saratoga Arts Center, Friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm - $7, $5 for students

Destiny (Der mude Tod)
The NYS Writers Institute's classic film series continues with Fritz Lang's 1921 silent classic Destiny (Der mude Tod), "the story of a young woman's bargain with the Angel of Death after he slays her lover. Death agrees to revive him if she can save at least one of three lives in peril in three different settings: medieval Persia, Renaissance Venice, and imperial China." Shown with live piano accompaniment. Friday at 7:30pm, Page Hall UAlbany downtown campus - free

Hellions of Troy Roller Derby
The Hellions of Troy Herculadies take on the Lumber Jills on Saturday at Rollarama in Schenectady. 7 pm - $12 / $3 under 12 years old

Life in Color
Friday at the TU Center: Life in Color, "the world's largest paint party" -- DJs, performers, and paint sprayers. 7:30 pm - $58 and up


Friday: Outer Borough Brass Band at Proctors
"Authentic Nola brass band grooves." Part of the Party Horns series. 7:30 pm - $15

Friday: Kowloon Walled City at Valentine's
"Post-rock atmospherics and metallic punch." With: Zozobra, Maggot Brain, Hush. 7 pm - $6

Friday: Garage to Glory at St. Rose
Five competing for the title. 7 pm, Center for Communications and Interactive Media - free (but a ticket is required)

Saturday: Dirty Projectors at Skidmore
Acclaimed experimental indie rock. With: Delicate Steve. 9 pm - $20

Saturday: Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau at the Mahaiwe
Mandolin genius and modern jazz piano master. 8 pm - $25 and up

Saturday: Julie Fowlis at Troy Music Hall
Scottish folk singer. Two of her songs were in the Disney movie Brave. 7:30 pm - $25

Saturday: Bro Safari at Upstate Concert Hall
Drum and bass DJ. With four others. 9 pm - $18 ahead / $22 at door

Saturday: Tom Paxton at Proctors
Longtime folk figure. An 8th Step Show. 7:30 pm - $28 ahead / $30 at door

Saturday:Darlingside at Mass MoCA
Western Massachusetts-based string-rock quintet. "The intersection of rock, classical, and folk music."8 pm - $12 ahead . $16 day / $10 student

Sunday: The Joy Formidable at Upstate Concert Hall
Shoegazy, quiet-loud-quiet, 90s-throwback kind of sound. With: Ribs, Teen Spirit. 7:30 pm - $13 ahead - $15 day of

Sunday: Deerhoof at Valentine's
Noise/art rock veterans. With: People Get Ready. 7 pm - $13

Underground Railroad conference
The annual Public History Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement is Friday-Sunday. The conference is organized by the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region and includes talks, workshops, and exhibits. Many of the events at Sage Colleges campuses, which is co-sponsor. various times - various prices

Albany Devils hockey
The Albany Devils are at home this weekend. They take on Binghamton on Saturday at 5 pm, and Rochester on Sunday at 3 pm.

Dinosaur Petting Zoo
The Dinosaur Petting Zoo show at The Egg on Saturday is sold out.

Take a walk
Sure, wear your rain boots and bring your umbrella just in case. Splash in a puddle if you want. That's what April is for.

Get some ice cream
Kurver opened this week, and Jumpin' Jack's, The Snowman, Tastee Freez in Bethlehem, Bumpy's in Schenectady and many of the other seasonal ice cream stands have been open for a few weeks now. Go get a taste of spring.

Proctors and The Mop and Bucket Company advertise on AOA. AOA is a media sponsor for The Hellions of Troy.


Afro Funk, Rock and Jazz Funk tonight (Friday 4/12) at Valentine's - only $5 at the door for three great Cap Region bands! Come show some love!

Oobleck at 9
Through Seasons at 10
Doctor Magnum at 11

If you're in the market for gently-used kid's clothes & toys, the Katrina Trask Consignment Sale is going on from 3-8 tonight (Friday). And tomorrow (Saturday) is the half-price sale, from 9-1.

American Legion, 34 West Ave, Saratoga Springs

Nacre Dance Company at The Art Center in Troy

Saturday Night at The Fuller Roadhouse see Blase DeBris AND Hot Cousin rock the rafters!

The Boys of DeBris playing from 9:30-11:00...CD EP featuring "MUNSTERBATE" will be available.

Hot Cousin will be kickin' out the 80s Retro Rock Party Tunes from 11:30 til 1:00.


Chance for free tickets and CD here:

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