The week ahead

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There are a bunch of pop shows at SPAC this week, including Future.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (well done), to the eclipse, to the fair, to outdoor movies, to music...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sunny and 87.
Tuesday: Maybe showers and thunderstorms, 88.
Wednesday: Some sun, around 80.
Thursday: Sunny and 75.
Friday: Repeat.

Well done, August.


It's Monday, as you've no doubt heard. We'll be getting a partial eclipse here between 1:22 pm and 3:56 pm (maximum eclipse at 2:42 pm). Here are a few places that will have viewing events.

The Track

It's the fifth full week of the new season at the Saratoga Race Course. (And, of course, there is no racing on Tuesday.) The big thing this week is that The Travers is on Saturday.

Washington County Fair

Monday-Sunday: The Washington County Fair is at the fairgrounds in Greenwich. It touts itself as the "New York's #1 Agricultural County Fair." Admission is $12 / children 13 and under are free. An all-week pass is $36. Free admission for all active military service members with military ID. Admission does not include carnival rides. During the fair, ride tickets are $1.25 each.


Monday: The ValleyCats wrap up their current home stand with a game against Brooklyn at The Joe. The Cats are back in town Friday. Monday 7 pm -- $6 and up


Monday: WWE Live is at the TU Center, with Shinsuke Nakamura, Money in the Bank Winner Baron Corbin, Women's Champion Naomi, Women's Money in the Bank Winner Carmella, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and others. 7:30 pm -- $23 and up


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

Summer in the City
Tuesday: The Summer in the City series of family movies at The Palace is showing Toy Story 3. Tuesday 1 pm -- free

Capitol Park After Dark
Wednesday: The Capitol Park After Dark series of outdoor movies in West Capitol Park is showing the Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart classic Rear Window. 8 pm -- free admission

Free summer concert series

Free summer concert season is winding down...

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

Upbeat on the Roof
Thursday: The Upbeat on the Roof series at The Tang Museum on at Skidmore has Pony in the Pancake. Thursday 7 pm -- free admission

Freedom Park
This is the last week for the summer concert series at Freedom Park in Scotia, which has American Runaways on Wednesday and the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra on Saturday.


Monday: The Black Violin SPAC on Stage show is sold out.

Wednesday: Future at SPAC
With: Post Malone, Zoey Dollaz. 7:30 pm -- $26 and up

Thursday: Earth, Wind & Fire at SPAC
Pavilion only. With: JB Smoove. 7:30 pm -- $39.50 and up

Thursday: Zomboy at Upstate Concert Hall
EDM. With: Valentino Khan, Dr. Ozi, Ken3tic. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Yarn at Caffe Lena
Americana. 7 pm -- $18

Friday: Matchbox Twenty + Counting Crows at SPAC
With: Rivers and Rust. 6:45 pm -- $22 and up

Friday: Stellar Young at The Hollow
With: Bad Mothers, The Midnight Society. 8 pm -- $10

Friday: 10 Years of Loud Punk Records at The Low Beat
Zex, Rotten UK, Cinderblock, Executors, Capitle, Neutron Rats, Male Patterns, New Life, Mystery Girl. 7 pm

Saturday: Luke Bryan at SPAC
With: Brett Eldridge, Craig Campbell. 7 pm -- $33.50 and up

Saturday: The Sea The Sea at The Hollow
With: Girl Blue. 8 pm -- $10.27

Saturday: Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA
Avant garde vocal group. 8 pm -- $16 ahead / $22 day of

Saturday: Royal Jelly at The Linda
"Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop..." 7 pm -- $15

Saturday: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez at Caffe Lena
"[Q]ueen of blue-eyed rock n' soul..." 8 pm -- $25

Saturday: The Orange at The Low Beat
With: Sly Boots, Kimono Dragons. 8 pm

To do list

+ Summer will be ending soon. This is not a drill. Do all the summer things you've been wanting to do.


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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The State Fair opens on Wednesday. The concert series is decent. (I admit, I kinda want to see Chevelle, Kansas, and/or Taylor Dane.) Also: wine slushies.

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