The week ahead

Something Rotten tour

A touring production of Something Rotten! is at Proctors this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (gray), to a Broadway musical, to stories, to movies, to hoops, to Wine and Dine, to music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Cloudy, highs in the upper 10s.
Tuesday: Cloudy, snow later in the day, maybe an inch. Low 30s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, rain in the morning, mid 40s.
Thursday: Cloudy, maybe some more rain, mid 40s.
Friday: Cloudy, maybe rain, mid 40s.

Gray.

Something Rotten!

Tuesday-Sunday: A touring production of the Broadway comedy Something Rotten! will be at Proctors. Blurbage:

Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!

Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Stories

Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Ale House in Troy. This month's theme: "Risk." 7:30 pm

Movies

January tends to be a slow month events, so it can be a good time to catch a movie, especially some of films released late last year that are still in the first-run theaters (Rogue One, La La Land, the new Hidden Figures). A few other movie events this week:

Arrival
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: Proctors is showing Arrival -- the movie released last year in which Amy Adams plays a linguist trying to communicate with aliens -- on the big screen in the GE Theater. It's a beautiful film. Monday, Tuesday, Friday various times -- $5

Flash Gordon
Wednesday: The It Came from Schenectady series at Proctors is showing the ultra-cheesy 1980 version of Flash Gordon. Wednesday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 students

Rock/Docs
Thursday: The Madison is showing the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. It's part of the Rock/Docs series in conjunction with the Albany Institute -- and concert photographer Patrick Harbon, whose work is currently on display at the museum, will be at The Madison to introduce the film. Thursday 7 pm -- $10 / $8 students and seniors

Hoops

Great Danes
Wednesday: The UAlbany men's basketball team faces New Hampshire at SEFCU Arena. 7 pm -- $12 and up

Saints
Thursday: The Siena men's basketball team takes on Quinnipiac at the TU Center. 8 pm -- $10 and up

Wine and Dine for the Arts

Thursday-Saturday: The annual Wine and Dine for the Arts festival returns to downtown Albany. The multi-day event includes tastings, chefs and restaurants, seminars, and competitions for sliders and bartenders. Thursday-Saturday various times and prices

Music

Thursday: The Ballroom Thieves at Caffe Lena
"Rock band in a folk suit." 7 pm -- $22

Thursday: Roosevelt Dime at Parish Public House
Americana. With: Milkweed. 8 pm -- $10 ahead / $12 day of

Thursday: Johnny A. at The Upper Room
Rock guitarist. With: Holly & Evan Band. 7 pm -- $15 and up

Friday: Sean Rowe at The Hangar
Hometown hero. 8 pm -- $20

Friday: Lee Harvey Osmond at The Linda
Psych folk. 8 pm -- $13

Friday: The Lustre Kings at Caffe Lena
Rockabilly. 8 pm -- $20

Saturday: The Phantogram show at Upstate Concert Hall is sold out (and has been for some time).

Saturday: Club d'Elf with John Medeski at Helsinki Hudson
"Club d'Elf is a Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective featuring a constellation of top musicians from the jazz, DJ, rock and world music scenes of Boston and NYC who get in the groove and proceed to blow it up." 9 pm -- $20
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These are a just a few things for this week, not a comprehensive list. Look for out "Stuff to do this weekend" list for the upcoming weekend on Friday.

Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!

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