The week ahead

musician fantastic negrito

Fantastic Negrito is at Cohoes Music Hall this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (autumn chill), to stories, to Rocky Horror, to politics, to all sorts of music...


Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny, high 50s. Maybe frost overnight to Tuesday.
Tuesday: Sunny, mid 60s.
Wednesday: Sunny, mid 60s.
Thursday: Some sun, upper 60s.
Friday: Sun, upper 50s.

Autumn chill.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is Monday. It's one of those unevenly-observed holidays, so if you're headed out for whatever and you're not sure it will be open, it's a good idea to check.

Yom Kippur

The Jewish High Holy Days conclude with Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset on Tuesday and ends at nightfall on Wednesday. It's the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

Outside Mullingar

Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar. (It runs through October 16.) Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up


Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Hangar in Troy. This month's theme is "Sloppy Mornings." Tuesday 7:30 pm

Albany Haunted History tour
Tuesday: There's a free Albany haunted history storytelling tour starting at Albany City Hall. The tour will be led by Paul Nooney, who's led ghost tours of Albany and Troy for many years. And Maeve McEneny will give a short talk to start things off. Tuesday 6 pm -- free (registration requested)


Shin Godzilla
Tuesday: The Spectrum is showing the new Toho Godzilla movie Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence). Tuesday 7 pm -- $15

Rocky Horror
Wednesday: The new season of The Palace's movie series starts with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live shadowcast The Kids of Albany. Wednesday 7 pm -- $7

Return of the Electric Love (Take II)
Thursday: Artist Ephraim Asili will be at EMPAC to screen his film Return of the Electric Love (Take II) -- it's made of found footage from kung fu movies. He'll also be showing other films that influenced his work. Thursday 7 pm -- $6

Pandora's Box
Thursday: The series of pre-code films at The Madison -- "Murders, Morals, and Music" -- will be showing the 1929 Louise Brooks silent film Pandora's Box. Thursday 7 pm -- $10

Arts and sciences

Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko dialogue
Monday: The Tang Museum at Skidmore will be hosting a dialogue between between local Congress members Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko on "topics from the upcoming elections to the future of civil discourse in America." The conversation will be moderated by Alexander Heffner of PBS's The Open Mind. Monday 7:30 pm -- free

Brain Food for the Curious: Thomas Cole
Tuesday: The Brain Food for the Curious series of short lunchtime talks in the State Museum's Huxley Theater starts back up again with a talk about artist Thomas Cole and the Adirondacks. Tuesday 12:10-12:30 pm -- free

League of Extraordinary Red Heads

Tuesday: The League of Extraordinary Red Heads has its annual "Night of the Walking Red" at Ryan's Wake in Troy. "The fiery festivities feature an upstate New York autumnal rite known as the 'Toast of Coppertops,' during which members of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads raise glasses of Saranac Pumpkin Ale." Also: music from the Red Haired Strangers. Tuesday 5-8:30 pm -- free admission


Looking ahead to the weekend: The Albany Symphony will be performing Roscoe, an opera adapted from William Kennedy's book of the same name. Soprano Deborah Voigt stars. Saturday 7:30 pm -- $19 and up


Monday: Marian Hill at Lucky Strike
"Tempting paradox with a blend of blues and bass, acoustic and digital, classic and modern..." 9 pm -- $15

Tuesday: Gavin DeGraw + Andy Grammer at The Palace
With: Wrabel. 8 pm -- $35.50 and up

Wednesday: Underground System at The Hollow
Afrobeat. With: Taina Asili y la Bande Rebelde, Kuts & Kicks (DJ Trumastr x Stephen Struss). 8 pm -- $10

Thursday: Fantastic Negrito at Cohoes Music Hall
Blues and roots. 8 pm -- $26 and up

Thursday: Switchfoot + Reliant K at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt rock. 7:30 pm -- $30 ahead / $33 day of

Thursday: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at The Hollow
With: Annie in the Water. 8 pm -- $13 ahead / $15 at door

Thursday: Peter Case at The Low Beat
30th anniversary show. 7 pm -- $15

Friday: Brand New at Glens Falls Civic Center
Rock. With: The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball. 7:30 pm -- $27 and up

Friday: Martin Sexton at The Egg
Singer/songwriter. 8 pm -- $34.50

Friday: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys at Caffe Lena at The Grove
Bluegrass. 7 pm -- $20

Friday: Daisycutter at The Linda
Roots rock, album release show. 8 pm -- $20

Friday: Big Mean Sound Machine at The Hollow
Afrobeat/dance/funk. 8 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door

Saturday: Savion Glover "New Soundz" featuring the James Carter Quartet
Tap dance king + jazz. Glover is also giving a talk at UAlbany earlier in the day. 8 pm -- $34 and up

Saturday: Benjamin Clementine at MASS MoCA
Poet/singer/composer. 8:30 pm -- $26 ahead / $33 day of

Saturday: Pennywise at Upstate Concert Hall
Punk. Strung Out, Unwritten Law, Runaway Kids. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $23 day of

Saturday: Rory Block at Caffe Lena at The Grove
Blues. 7 pm -- $25

Saturday: Walter Salas-Humara
From The Silos. 7:30 pm -- $10

Saturday: Driftwood at Parish Public House
Americana. With: The Eastern Highs 8 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door

Sunday: Blue October at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt rock. With: Danny Malone. 8 pm -- $25 ahead / $28 day of

Sunday: Crystal Bowersox at Helsinki Hudson
Singer/songwriter. (American Idol runner up.) With: Jono Manson. 8 pm -- $25 ahead / $30 day of

Sunday: Listener at The Low Beat
Spoken-word rock. With: The Homeless Gospel Choir. 7 pm -- $10 ahead / $12 day of

Sunday: The O'Connor Band at The Egg
Bluegrass. With: Red Dog Run. 7 pm -- $34

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: Robbie Welsh


Also on Saturday - The Fleshtones at The Hangar in Troy. 3pm show!!

Albany Barn's FUSION event is on Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

Saturday: Celtic Fiddle Festival at Old Songs
International quartet, featuring Kevin Burke, celebrating the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. 7:30 pm -- $25

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