The week ahead

the band Portugal The Man

Portugal The Man is at The Palace later this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (drippy), to urban planning, to pride, to museums, to music...


Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Rainy, 60.
Tuesday: Cloudy, rain, upper 60s.
Wednesday: Some sun, maybe some rain, mid 70s.
Thursday: Sun and 70.
Friday: Some sun, scattered showers. Mid 70s.


Memorial Day

It's Monday, as you know, as a result some things will be closed. It's a federal holiday dedicated to remembering people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.


Ramadan began this past Friday evening and continues through June 24. The month-long religious observance is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and includes fasting during the day. The celebration of the holiday Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.

Citizen Jane

The documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is playing at The Spectrum this week. It's about writer/urban theorist/activist Jane Jacobs. Blurbage:

In 1960 Jane Jacobs's book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners' and architects' reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop "master builder" Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.

It's gotten very good reviews. various times -- $10.25


The annual Capital Pride celebration starts Thursday and continues with multiple events through June 11, the day of the big pride parade and festival in Washington Park.


A few things going at museums around region during what looks like a rainy week...

MASS MoCA just opened its huge new building.

Albany Institute
The Wampum World exhibit at the Albany Institute closes in a few weeks. (And the museum is open with free admission Thursday evening.)

The Clark
The Clark opens a new Picasso exhibit this coming weekend, Picasso: Encounters.

American Music Festival

Wednesday-Sunday: The Albany Symphony's annual American Music Festival has multiple events in Troy. Blurbage for the festival, the theme of which this year is inspired by the Erie Canal

+ Five days of concerts, recitals, interactive experiences, special events, and artistic happenings across Troy including performances by the renowned Albany Symphony and their raucous, progressive Dogs of Desire ensemble.
+ More than 30 new and recent works by 24 American composers, including 14 stunning world premieres.
+ Experiencing Troy as a unique cultural destination through performances at the legendary Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Tiffany glass adorned St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and the state-of-the-art Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC.)
+ Exploring the intimate relationship between music, technology, humankind's deep dependence on water, and Troy's rich heritage as a canal community.

Wednesday-Sunday various times -- festival passes $99


Tuesday: American Young Voices at TU Center
"The biggest school chorus in the world!" 7 pm -- $30

Thursday: Mondo Cozmo at Brown's Summer Sessions
New free outdoor summer concert series, behind Brown's in Troy. With: Rechordoroys, One Red Martian 5 pm -- free

Thursday: Caitlin Canty at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. With: Lyle Brewer. 7 pm -- $18

Friday: Portugal The Man at The Palace
Alt rock. With: Electric Guest. 8 pm -- $29.50 and up

Friday: The Avett Brothers at Ommegang
Outside at the brewery. 7 pm -- $50

Friday: Only In Dreams : A Tribute To Weezer at The Hollow
"Members of Jimkata, Aqueous and John Brown's Body are teaming up to form Only In Dreams: A Tribute to Weezer..." 8 pm -- $12

Friday: Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary at Caffe Lena
Annual Beatles tribute show. 8 pm -- $22

Saturday: Fly 92 Summer Jame 2017 at SPAC
Flo Rida, Sabrina Carpenter, Bebe Rexha, Daniel Skye. 3:30 pm -- $20 and up

Saturday: Ray Wylie Hubbard at The Hangar
Texas singer/songwriter. 8 pm -- $20

Saturday: The Suitcase Junket at Helsinki Hudson
One-man band. With: Caroline Rose. 9 pm -- $15

Saturday: Phil Ochs Song Night at The Linda
Annual live broadcast. 8 pm -- $18

Saturday: Roosevelt Dime at Parish Public House
Americana. 8 pm

Sunday: Terrapin Flyer featuring Melvin Seals at Parish Public House
"Terrapin Flyer bring their own style of the Grateful Dead and JGB with the legendary Hammond B-3 wizard, Melvin Seals." With: Skeleton Keys, Rick Redington and the Luv. 8 pm -- $20

Sunday: Ellis Paul at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. With: Zion Rodman. 7 pm -- $24


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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