The week ahead

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Photojournalist Chris Arnade will be at Skidmore later this week for a talk titled "American Carnage: Why Trump Supporters Are Not Idiots."

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (real, live winter), to stories, to hoops, to journalists, to to music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Snow continues from Sunday, ending in the afternoon. Maybe another inch. Windy. Low 30s.
Tuesday: Some sun, low 30s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, maybe some snow. Mid 30s.
Thursday: Cloudy, maybe some snow. Low 30s.
Friday: Sunny, low 30s.

Real, live winter.

Valentine's Day

It's Tuesday. If you're thinking you'd like to go out to dinner that evening and don't have a reservation, do not wait any longer to make one. (Though, really, making something nice at home for the person you love is often the best bet.)

Film

Pretty Woman
Monday: The Palace's movie series is showing Pretty Woman. Monday 7 pm -- $5

Oscar shorts
The Spectrum is screening the Oscar-nominated shorts -- both animated and live action -- this week.

Stories

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

Assisted Loving

Tuesday-Sunday: Capital Rep continues its production of Assisted Loving. It runs through February 19. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Hoops

Siena
Monday: The Siena men's basketball team takes on Monmouth at the TU Center. Monday 7 pm -- $15 and up

Thursday: The Saints are back in action with a game against Manhattan at the TU Center. Thursday 7 pm -- $10 and up

UAlbany
Wednesday: The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday 7 pm -- $12 and up

Garrison Keillor

Wednesday: Garrison Keillor will be at The Egg for "An Evening with Garrison Keillor," in which he presumably will be talking about Garrison Keillor things. 8 pm -- $64.50 and up

Arts and sciences

Nancy Jo Sales
Thursday: Journalist Nancy Jo Sales will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. Sales will be talking about her recent book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. (Sales also wrote the The Bling Ring, which was adapted into a film of the same title.) Thursday 8 pm, uptown campus, Campus Center Room 375 -- free

American Carnage: Why Trump Supporters Are Not Idiots
Thursday: Photojournalist Chris Arnade will be at Skidmore for a conversation titled "American Carnage: Why Trump Supporters Are Not Idiots." Blurbage: "Chris captures the often forgotten, misunderstood American communities that litter the country and proved decisive for Donald Trump's victory. During the course of 2016, Chris drove 57,821 miles back and forth across the country trying to understand the root of Trump's support. His conclusion: many voters feel years of angst over being forgotten and betrayed by the establishment, and it's time to start listening to them." Thursday 6:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium -- free

(From CJR: His photos are striking and real. But is Chris Arnade a journalist?)

LGBT legal issues
Thursday: The LGBT law series at Albany Law continues with a program focused on legal issues facing LGBT older adults. Thursday 6 pm -- free (registration required)

Music

Thursday: Balé Folclórico Da Bahia: Bahia of All Colors at Proctors
"This marvelous company, with its dancers, musicians and singers, represents the culture, the traditions, the beliefs, the history, the colors, the music, and the movements of the people of Bahia." 8 pm -- $20 and up

Thursday: Marcia Ball at The Upper Room
"[R]ollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B..." 7 pm -- $25 and up

Thursday: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at Troy Musical Hall
Playing works by Prkofiev, Stravinksy, and Shostakovich. 7:30 pm -- $45 and up

Friday: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars + Vusi Mahlasela at The Egg
A benefit for the The Sanctuary for Independent Media and WOOC 105.3. 7:30 pm -- $29.50

Friday: Newsboys at The Palace
Christian pop rock. 7 pm -- $28 and up

Friday: August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall
Metalcore. With: Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, '68. 7 pm -- $23 ahead / $25 day of

Friday: Carousel Kings at The Low Beat
Punk. With: American Runaways, Summer Legs, The Steadfast Son. 6:30 pm

Saturday: Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles
Beatles tribute. 8 pm -- $20 and up

Saturday: Albany Symphony: Brahms' Fourth at The Palace
Guest conductor Karina Canellakis. 7:30 pm -- $19 and up

Saturday: Frank Vignola + Vinny Raniolo at Caffe Lena
Jazz guitarists. 8 pm -- $25

Saturday: Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven at The Hollow
Jam. With: Dylan Perrillo Trio. 8 pm -- $15

Saturday: The Thruway: A Sing Off a cappella show at Proctors is sold out.

Sunday: The Bad Plus at The Egg
Jazz trio. 7:30 pm -- $34

To do list

1. Shovel snow.
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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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photo via Chris Arnade Facebook

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If you are in need of some anti-Valentine's Day stuff to do, the Cohoes Music Hall is showing "My Bloody Valentine" (80s slasher flick) for $5 on V-Day.

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