The week ahead

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Deer Tick is back in town this week.

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...

Weather

Here'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.

Film

Eliza Doolitte and 'enry 'iggins
Monday: The AFI 100 series at Proctors is showing My Fair Lady -- starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison -- on the main stage screen. 3:30 pm and 7 pm - $5

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

Bitch Magazine
Monday: Writer/illustrator Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Magazine, will be at Russell Sage for a talk about feminism and pop culture. Monday 7 pm, Troy campus, Bush Memorial - free

Wolves
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

Volcanism
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

Pierre Joris
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

Classes

Pancakes
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

Macarons
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)

Hoops

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).

Music

Monday: Fifth Harmony at Upstate Concert Hall
A girl group formed as part of a TV show. Sounds like something you'd hear emanating from Justice at the mall.

Tuesday: Gaelic Storm at The Egg
"[O]ne of the world's foremost Celtic fusion groups" 7:30 pm - $28

Tuesday: The Bring Me The Horizon show at Upstate Concert Hall is sold out. Update: And now cancelled.

Wednesday: Roseanne Cash at Troy Music Hall
Country rock/blues royalty. Rescheduled from this past December. 7:30 pm - $28 and up

Wednesday: The Wonder Years at Upstate Concert Hall
Pop punk. Yep, named after the show. With: Fireworks, Citizen, Modern Baseball. 6:30 pm - $16 ahead / $18 day of

Thursday: Imani Winds at Troy Music Hall
"North America's premier wind quintet." 7:30 pm - $20 and up

Thursday: Stephen Kellogg at Helsinki Hudson
From The Sixers. 8 pm - $15 ahead / $18 day of

Thursday: Matt Durfee and the Rattling Baddlies at Red Square
Matt Durfee + Thomas Krebs and August Sagehorn from Alta Mira. With: M.R. Poulopoulos and Friends. 8 pm -

Friday: Deer Tick at The Hollow
Indie rock, back again. With: Toy Soldiers. 8 pm - $18 ahead / $20 day of

Friday: Sarah Jarosz at The Egg
Bluegrass singer/songwriter/instrumentalist. 8 pm - $24

Friday: Alexis P. Suter Band at The Linda
Blues vocalist/guitarist. With: Tas Cru. 8 pm - $18

Friday: Session Americana at The Low Beat
Folk/roots rock. 8 pm - $15

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: Mike Doughty at Helsinki Hudson
Another stop for his "Question Jar Show," if you missed it at The Linda, or want to see him again. 9 pm - $22 ahead / $25 day of

Saturday: Hammer of the Gods at The Egg
"The Led Zeppelin Experience." 8 pm - $34.50 andup

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

Saturday: Conehead Buddha at The Hollow
Still kicking. 8 pm - $10 ahead / $12 day of

Sunday: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra at Proctors
A "Beloved Fables" program. 3 pm - $12 and up / 18 and under free

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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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photo: Scott Alario

Comments

I'm also looking forward to this Friday night at Red Square where "Something with Strings" from Burlington, VT is playing. SWS is a blue grass/country band I saw in Burlington during the summer and although I wouldn't normally go out for a blue grass band these guys are incredible. Great performers, can't wait.

Here's more information on the Chicha Libra show. Gonna be a bit of a dance party!
https://www.facebook.com/events/206736926189620

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