The week ahead

the band Deerhoof

Deerhoof plays Rockin' on the River this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (hot), to stories, to helping others, to the most interesting man in the world, to gelato, to swimming, to music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny and 93.
Tuesday: Sun, scattered showers and thunderstorms, upper 80s.
Wednesday: Sunny and 77.
Thursday: Sun and 76.
Friday: Cloudy, maybe some rain. Low 70s.

There's summer.

The Sound of Music

Monday: Proctors is showing The Sound of Music at multiple screenings in the GE Theater. Monday noon, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm -- $5

Stories

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

Albany and refugees

Thursday: Albany City Hall is hosting a discussion titled "Get to Know Your Neighbors in the Refugee and Immigrant Communities," featuring speakers from local orgs that aid immigrants and refugees in the area. "A Panel Discussion about the experiences and challenges that refugees and immigrants face as they arrive in the Albany area and in the country and ways in which we can help to welcome and support our new neighbors." Thursday 5:30 pm

I don't always talk about my book, but when I do...

Thursday: Jonathan Goldsmith -- formerly The Most Interesting Man in the World -- will be at Northshire Saratoga for a happy hour and talk. Goldsmith has a new memoir, Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life But When I Do They're True and Amazing, out this summer. (Apparently he has a house nearby in Vermont, which is why you might have seen him at ALB or Albany/Rensselaer.) Thursday 6 pm happy hour, 7 pm talk -- free admission

Classes

Phone photography
Tuesday: Photographer Cindy Shultz -- who was an award-winning photojournalist at the Times Union for many years -- is leading a class at the Troy Innovation Garage about upping your mobile phone photo game. Tuesday 6 pm -- $20

Gelato
Wednesday: Gio Culinary Studio has a class about making gelato and other Italian frozen desserts. "We will be using fresh natural ingredients and professional techniques that can easily be duplicated at home." Wednesday 6:15 pm -- $65

Punk Rock Sketch and Sip
Wednesday: The Punk Rock Sketch and Sip returns to The Low Beat. "Learn or practice figure drawing wih live alternative models and local artist and educator Robert B. Eaton. All skill levels are welcome! Enjoy a drink from the bar while you sketch." Wednesday 6 pm -- $15 / $8 students with ID

Swimming

Pool season is here. Some public pools and spray pads are open for the season already, and more will be opening this week and next.

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season continues...

Rockin' on the River
Wednesday: The Rockin' on the River series in Troy's Riverfront Park has Deerhoof lined up with Aficionado and Another Michael. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

Made in the Shade
Wednesday: The Made in the Shade series of lunchtime shows outside The Egg has Kat Wright. Wednesday at noon -- free admission

Alive at Five
Thursday: The Alive at Five series at Jennings Landing on the Albany riverfront has Average White Band with Victory Soul Orchestra. Thursday 5 pm -- free admission

Brown's Summer Sessions
Thursday: The Brown's Summer Sessions series behind the brewpub in Troy continues with Sir Sly, Trapdoor Social, and Good Fiction. Thursday 5 pm -- free admission

Mountain Jam

Friday-Sunday: The Mountain Jam music festival returns to Hunter Mountain. This year's lineup is headlined by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Frampton, The Head and the Heart, and Gary Clark Jr. single day passes starting at $119 / festival passes $215

Music

Tuesday: New York Women: Singing for Suffrage
An Old Songs show at the New Scotland Historical Society. "With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, this dynamic 50 minute performance tells the story of the New York women who worked to reform the inequality of women in the new America." Tuesday 7 pm

Tuesday: Fates Warning at Upstate Concert Hall
Metal. With: Infinite Spectrum, Final Sleep, Winters Burden. 7 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of

Wednesday: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at The Egg
"[A] hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition." 8 pm -- $39.50 and up

Thursday: Stephen Kellogg & the South, West, North, East at The Egg
"Americana-tinged, sometimes folk, often rock, occasionally pop stylings" 8 pm -- $28

Thursday: Micah Schnabel at The Low Beat/a>
From Two Cow Garage. With: Dave Graham. 8 pm

Friday-Saturday: Dave Matthews + Tim Reynolds at SPAC
Longtime collaborators. Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm -- $40.50. and up

Friday: Bobby Whitlock with CoCo Carmel at The Egg
Blues rock singer + saxophonist. 8 pm -- $29.50

Friday: Jouska, Summer Legs, Broken Field Runner, Hate Club at The Low Beat
Including an album release for Summer Legs. 7:30 pm

Friday: NEQ at The Hangar
Jazz. With: Average Bear. 7 pm

Saturday: The Shins at Brewery Ommegang
James Mercer outside at the brewery. With: Tennis. 7 pm -- $42.50

Saturday: Happy Together Tour at The Palace
"The 2017 version of The Happy Together Tour features a cavalcade of Top 40 hits by The Turtles ... Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night ... The Association ... The Cowsills ... The Box Tops ... and Ron Dante of the Archies." 8 pm -- $52.50 and up

Saturday: Griffin House at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. 8 pm -- $24

Sunday: Train at SPAC
With O.A.R, and Natasha Bedingfield. 7:30 pm -- $25 and up

To do list

1. A reminder that Father's Day is this coming Sunday.

2. Look for local strawberries.
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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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