The week ahead

troy washington park looking out 2015-05-21

The popular Troy Hidden Garden Tour is this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (springy), to art, to gardens, to crafts, to the stage, to all sorts music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Rainy, 60.
Tuesday: Some sun, 75.
Wednesday: Cloudy, maybe some rain, mid 70s.
Thursday: Cloudy, rain, mid 70s.
Friday: Cloudy, rain, 70.

Springy.

Stories

Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is at The Ale House in Troy after being rescheduled from las week. The theme: "Long distance." Tuesday 7:30 pm

Stage

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Tuesday: Proctors is showing a recorded version of the National Theatre Live production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, and David Haig. Tuesday 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Some People Hear Thunder
Tuesday-Sunday: This production of Some People Hear Thunder at Capital Rep has been extended another week. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Burlesque
Tuesday: The touring Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque show is at Upstate Concert Hall. "Join us at Upstate Concert Hall for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more!" 9 pm -- $25 ahead / $30 day of

Fence show

This year's Fence salon show is now on display at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. "Now in its 52nd year, the Fence Show got its name when members' artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. ... The artwork is displayed salon style (floor-to-ceiling) in our galleries, and all levels of skill and ability are represented, from novice to professional." It's on display until July 2. There's an opening reception this Friday from 5-9 pm.

Troy Hidden Garden Tour

Thursday: The Troy Hidden Garden Tour returns. "The self-guided walking tour features approx. 30 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy. While most of the gardens are approximately the same size, about 20 feet by 30 feet, they vary greatly in style. Some of the gardens feature charming pathways, fountains and pools. Some are filled with flowers, while others have more plants and vegetables -- all lovingly tended by gardeners of all skill levels." It's a rain or shine event. Thursday 4-7:30 pm -- $10 (tickets available online)

Craft + Draft

Thursday: Collar City Candle's popular Craft + Draft series is at The Malt Room at Brown's. "In this fun, laid back workshop we'll help you design & create a one of a kind candle to take home." The ticket price include candle-making materials, drinks are sold separately. Thursday 5-8 pm -- $15 (available online)

Latte art

Thursday: Stacks Espresso is hosting one its TNT Latte Art competitions at its downtown Albany location. Baristas will be competing for prizes ($5 to enter). There will be also be music and samples from Nine Pin. Admission for spectators is free. Thursday 6 pm

Music

Monday: Screening of The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night at Proctors
" In addition to the title track, songs performed include I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, Can't Buy Me Love, She Loves You and many more." Monday various times -- $5

Monday: Eric Johnson at Cohoes Music Hall
Blues guitarist. With: Arielle. 8 pm -- $42

Monday: The Dollyrots at The Low Beat
Punk. With: Odd Body, Katie Louise, Eric Lewis. 7 pm -- $8 ahead / $10 at door

Tuesday: Ana Popovic at Cohoes Music Hall
Rock guitarist. 8 pm -- $27 and up

Wednesday: Oh Wonder at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt pop. With: Charlotte Cardin. 8 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of

Wednesday: The Orwells at The Hollow
Rock. With: The Walters. 9 pm -- $13

Wednesday: Sara Watkins at The Egg
Singer/songwriter/fiddler. With: Mike & Ruthy. 7:30 pm -- $29.50

Wednesday: The Sylvan Esso show at Lucky Strike is sold out.

Thursday: L.O.C.H.HDOWN #3 at The Low Beat
Hip hop showcase featuring a bunch of acts. 7 pm

Friday-Sunday: The Sawyer Fredericks shows at Caffe Lena are sold out.

Friday: The Reunion Concert featuring Ma$e at The Palace
Also: 112, Carl Thomas, Total and Black Rob. 8 pm -- $55 and up

Friday-Saturday: The Figgs at The Low Beat
Back again, for two nights. 8 pm both nights-- $10

Friday: David Wax Museum at The Linda
Folk pop. 8 pm -- $20

Friday: Maybird at The Hollow
Indie rock. With: Sun Parade, Cannon the Brave. 8 pm -- $15

Friday: Elysia Crampton at EMPAC
"Elysia Crampton has described her style as "severo," a word suggestive of the raw textures and violent juxtapositions she creates with source material ranging from American pop to cumbia, hip-hop, ratchet, and South American metal." 9 pm -- $18

Saturday: The Big Takeover at The Linda
Recording a live album. 8 pm -- $18

Saturday: King Washington at Parish Public House
Alt rock. With: Belle-Skinner, Matt Durfee and The Rattling Baddies. 8 pm

Sunday: Cake at MASS MoCA
It has a melody both happy and sad, built on victorious known triads. 8 pm -- $35 ahead / $45 day of

Sunday: The 1975 at Glens Falls Civic Center
Pop rock. With: Colouring. 8 pm -- $32 and up

To do list

Memorial Day is next Monday. So it's time to start all the summer things.

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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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