Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (March, you're so cold), to feminism and pop culture, to macarons, to Godzilla, to college basketball, to to a lot of music...
WeatherHere's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny and cold. 18.
Tuesday: Some sun, maybe some snow. Mid 20s.
Wednesday: Sunny and 23.
Thursday: Sunny and 28.
Friday: Sun and 38. Outside chance of some snow overnight.
Weekend: And so on.
March, you're so cold to us.
Godzilla and Kaiju
Friday: It Came From Schenectady presents its annual Godzilla double feature at Proctors. This year it's Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla and Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus. 7 pm - $9 / $6 students
Arts and sciences
Monday: Environmental activist Rod Coronado will be at Skidmore for a talk about his efforts to protect predator species, including wolves. Coronado has a long and intense history with the American environmental movement, working with both the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and Earth First -- he's served time in prison in connection with multiple incidents. Monday 7:30 pm, Palamountain Hall - free
Wednesday: State Museum geologist Chuck Ver Straeten is giving a talk about the history of volcanic eruptions. "Even New York's rocks record tens of millions of years when the Appalachians were a center of explosive volcanism." Wednesday 7 pm, State Museum Huxley Theater - free
Wednesday: Award-winning poet/translator/performance artist/UAlbany professor emeritus Pierre Joris will be at UAlbany for a series of events celebrating his work, part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. "A professor at the University at Albany from 1992 to 2013, and one of the foremost translators of avant-garde poetry into both French and English, Pierre Joris has moved between the U.S., Europe, and North Africa for 45 years, publishing close to 50 books of poetry, essays, and translations." Wednesday 8 pm, reading in the Standish Room at the Science Library, uptown campus - free
Tuesday: Amy Halloran will be at the Arts Center of the Capital Region for a class in honor of International Pancake Day. "We'll cover the basics, like griddle size and flour types, and make pancakes savory and sweet. You'll go home ready to make mixes for the best fast food ever." Tuesday 6:30 pm - $50
Wednesday: Gio Culinary Studio has a hands-on class on making French macarons. "tudents will learn how to make these famous French cookies from scratch, using traditional and professional techniques that are easy to duplicate at home." Wednesday 6:15 pm - $65
Basics of seed starting
Wednesday: Julia Popova is leading a class at Honest Weight on the basics of starting seeds at home. "She'll share what you need to know about containers, soil, sowing techniques, and important strategies to organize and keep track of your baby plants as you get ready to launch a productive garden season." Wednesday 6 pm - free (registration required)
Friday-Monday: The America East conference basketball tournament for both men's and women's teams is at the SEFCU Arena at UAlbany. The winners of the tournament will play in the NCAA tournament. The men's bracket isn't set, yet, so UAlbany's matchup is TBD. But the women's bracket is set -- the #1 seed Great Danes play Friday at 6 pm. Note: The men's conference championship game isn't until Saturday, March 14 (because of TV).
Friday: Oliver Mtukduzi at Helsinki Hudson
"A gifted guitarist and soulful vocalist, Oliver Mtukduzi is so renowned in his native land and throughout Southern Africa for his fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music and African funk that his nickname, "Tuku," has been applied to an entire genre of music." 9 pm - $20 ahead / $22 day of
Saturday: Chicha Libre at The Linda
"[M]ade up of French, American, Venezuelan and Mexican musicians who mix up covers of Peruvian Chicha with original songs in French, Spanish and English." 8 pm - $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!
Honest Weight and the Arts Center advertise on AOA.
photo: Scott Alario
We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.