Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this short week, from the weather (cool start), to mummies, to authors, to presidential campaigns, to standup, to Pearl Palooza, to music...
WeatherHere's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny and 60.
Tuesday: Sunny and 65.
Wednesday: Sunny, around 70.
Thursday: Sunny and 72.
Weekend: Sunny, 70s.
Cool start, but really, it's almost October.
The Albany Institute's "The Mystery of the Albany Mummies" is now open. The new exhibit builds around the institutes' two mummies and new research about their histories. Here's a look from a preview last week.
Monday: Proctors' AFI 100 classic film series starts back up again with screenings of Scorsese's Taxi Driver. It starts Robert DeNiro, of course -- but also Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, and Albert Brooks. various times - $5
Arts and sciences
A Dialogue with the Tutu Sisters
Monday: Nontombi Naomi Tutu and Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe -- daughters of South African archbishop and activist Desmond Tutu -- will be at UAlbany for a discussion of "their work in the areas of racial reconciliation, equality, women's issues, and HIV/AIDS." Monday 6 pm, Page Hall, downtown campus - free (registration requested)
Wednesday: Skidmore professor of psychology and neuroscience Flip Phillips will be at EMPAC for a talk about human perception. Blurbage: "are the senses related, and how do they interact? What sort of "information" do we need to perceive our world? Can that information be decomposed into simpler, atomic parts? Does it need to be in order to be understood?" Wednesday 6 pm - free
Thursday: Author Rick Moody will be at St. Rose as part of the Frequency North series. Moody's books include: The Ice Storm, Demonology, and the memoir The Black Veil. Thursday 7:30 pm, Events and Athletics Center - free
Inside the Obama Campaign
Saturday: The World Within Reach speakers series at UAlbany brings three of the top advisors to the Obama presidential campaign to campus: David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Jon Favreau. (As mentioned.) The talk and discussion is open to the public, but tickets are required. Saturday 8 pm, SEFCU Arena - free (registration required)
Devil in the Grove
Thursday: Author Gilbert King will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. King won the Pulitzer Prize this year for general nonfiction for his book Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. It's a remarkable story, and King assembled some detailed research for the book. (King is also a Niskayuna native.) Thursday 8 pm, performing arts center uptown campus - free
Andrew Dice Clay
Wednesday: Andrew Dice Clay will be at The Egg for a standup show. The fact that Clay is still performing -- and at the Egg -- is... something. But he was in in Woody Allen's latest film -- he prefers to call it a "resurgence," not a comeback. (He'll always have that sample in the EMF song.) 8 pm - $49.75 and up
Thursday: Russell Peters will be at the Palace for a stand-up show. Forbes estimates the Canadian was the third highest-earning comedian last year at $21 million. Thursday 7:30 pm - $28 and up
Saturday: Pearl Street in downtown Albany will be closed off for the annual Pearl Palooza festival, organized by WEQX. Headliners this year are Portugal. The Man. Here's the lineup with video clips. (The lineup changed after it was originally announced -- out: The Dirty Heads and Palma Violets; in: Portugal. The Man and Crystal Fighters.) Saturday noon-9:15 pm - free admission (though there is a $20 VIP ticket this year)
Tuesday: Carolee Carmello at UAlbany PAC
Three-time Tony nominee (and UAlbany alum) singing standards and selections from her Broadway career. 7:30 pm - $15 ahead / $20 day of / students and seniors $10/$15
These are a just a few things for this week, not a comprehensive list. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
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