The week ahead

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Park Playhouse has a new youth production of The Music Man.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (Monday ugh), to The Track, to baseball, to the stage, to stories, to a food festival, to music...

Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Rainy, upper 60s.
Tuesday: Sun and 76.
Wednesday: Sunny and 80.
Thursday: Sunny and 82.
Friday: Some sun, maybe some showers. Upper 70s.

Weird Monday, otherwise not bad.

The Track

It's the third full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.)

Baseball

Monday: The ValleyCats wrap up their home stand at The Joe versus Aberdeen (it's Harry Potter night). Monday 7 pm -- $5.75 and up

Front Parlor

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

Stage

Park Playhouse
Tuesday-Saturday: The Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park just opened its production of The Music Man. Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 pm -- $16 and up / free lawn seating

Capital Rep
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of Mamma Mia!. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

WTF
The Williamstown Theatre Festival continues the production of A Legendary Romance. And its production of Actually, starring Alexandra Socha and Joshua Boone, starts this week. Tuesday-Sunday various times - various prices

YOUARENOWHERE
Thursday-Friday: EMPAC is hosting a production of Andrew Schneider's "mind-bending" YOUARENOWHERE. It apparently includes a few twists. Thursday-Friday 8 pm -- $18 / $13 students and seniors

Film

Bites Camera Action
CANCELLED BECAUSE OF RAIN Monday: The film/food truck series Bites Camera Action will be showing The Goonies in Albany's Tricentennial Park, along with music by DJ Mercy. Monday music 5-8 pm, movie at 8:30 pm -- free admission

Summer in the City
Wednesday: The Summer in the City series of family movies at The Palace is showing Monsters, Inc. Tuesday 1 pm -- free

New York State Food Festival

Wednesday: The New York State Food Festival returns to the Empire State Plaza. Food vendors will be set during the day and evening. And there's music in the evening, headlined by The Charlie Daniels Band. music starts at 5 pm -- free admission

Philadelphia Orchestra

It's the second week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's residency at SPAC. This week's schedule:
+ Wednesday: American Classics Day 1 with Yo-Yo Ma.
+ Thursday: American Classics Day 2
+ Friday: American Classics Day 3
+ Saturday: Raiders of the Lost Ark -- the film with live score

Wednesday-Saturday 8 pm -- $40 and up

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 wraps up for the season with Rumors, a Fleetwood Mac tribute. Wednesday 5 pm -- free admission

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

Upbeat on the Roof
Thursday: The Upbeat on the Roof series at The Tang Museum on at Skidmore has Cannon The Brave. Thursday 7 pm -- free admission

Freedom Park
The schedule for the summer concert series at Freedom Park in Scotia has Sirsy, Funk Evolution, and The Lustre Kings this week.

Music Haven
Sunday: The Music Haven series in Schenectady's Central Park wraps up its season with Yemen Blues with Ravid Kahalani, with Ahmed AlShaiba. Sunday 7 pm -- free admission

Music

Monday: The Hot Sardines show at SPAC is sold out.

Wednesday: Chris Webby at Upstate Concert Hall
Rapper. With: Jedi Ry. 8 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of

Thursday: Kenny Wayne Shepherd at The Egg
Blues guitarist. 8 pm -- $39.75 and up

Thursday: Whiskey Myers at The Hollow
Southern rock. 9 pm -- $15 ahead / $17 day of

Friday: Suzanne Vega at Helsinki Hudson
With: The DuPont Brothers. 9 pm -- $45 and up

Saturday: My Morning Jacket at MASS MoCA
Outside at the museum. 7:30 pm -- $46 ahead / $56 day of

Saturday: Banjo Revelry VI at Caffe Lena
"Enjoy the amazing versatility of banjo as four master level players give us a dynamic night of Old-Time, Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass of every variety." 8 pm -- $20

Sunday: Retrofutura at TU Center
Howard Jones, English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young and Katrina (ex-Katrina And The Waves). 7 pm -- $25 and up (kids under 12 free)

Sunday: North By North at The Low Beat
Rock. With: Good Fiction, Dad Djokes. 7 pm

Sunday: Roosevelt Dime at Caffe Lena
Americana. 7 pm -- $16
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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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