The week ahead

the band Bastille 2017

Bastille is at The Palace this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (classic), to Primary Day, to craft beer, to poetry, to music festivals...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sun and 76.
Tuesday: Sun and 79.
Wednesday: Sun and 78.
Thursday: Sun and 77.
Friday: Sun and 76.

Classic upstate September.

Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week

Monday-Sunday: It's Troy Restaurant and Craft Beer Week. Restaurants around downtown Troy will be offering specials and there will be beer-focused events at many places.

Primary day

Tuesday is primary day, with local intra-party matchups around the region. It's a big day in the city of Albany -- the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor will be almost certainly end up winning the general election. Don't know where to vote? Check with the state board of elections website.

Arts and sciences

The Media Crease
Wednesday: Cal-Berkeley professor Abigail De Kosnik will be at EMPAC to talk about how the use and reuse of media shows up in a digital world. " From common acts like reblogging, retweeting, playback, and reviewing to unintended effects like glitches and erasures De Kosnik will examine different traces and patterns within the digital landscape." Wednesday 7 pm -- free

Tyehimba Jess
Thursday: Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. He'll be reading from, and discussing, his work. Thursday 7 pm, Performing Arts Center -- free

After Incarceration: Stories From Those Who've Lived It
Thursday: The Tang Museum is hosting a community conversation about restorative justice. "The discussion will focus on mass incarceration from the perspective of people who have experienced it and are working to end it." Thursday 7 pm -- free


Thursday-Friday: A touring stage show called Illuminate will be at Proctors. "With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate is a unique in-the-dark event not to be missed." Thursday-Friday 8 pm -- $20 and up

Music festivals

Looking ahead to the weekend...

Pearl Palooza
Saturday: Pearl Palooza -- the annual day of music on Pearl Street in downtown Albany organized by WEQX -- returns. This year's headliner is K.Flay. Rubblebucket, Arkells, Colony House, and Kimono Dragons fill out the lineup. (Here are samples of each act.) Saturday 1-8 pm -- free admission

Basilica Soundscape
Friday-Sunday: Basilica Hudson again hosts Basilica Soundscape, a music and art festival, with a brunch and marketplace on Sunday. This year's music lineup includes Bing & Ruth, Blanck Mass, Emel Mathlouthi, Jlin, John Maus, Moor Mother, Priests, Protomartyr, serpentwithfeet, Thou, Vivien Goldman, Yellow Eyes, Yves Tumor, Yvette, and Zola Jesus. Friday-Sunday various times -- $40 day music pass / $75 weekend pass

Fresh Grass
Friday-Sunday: The alt-country/folk/bluegrass festival Fresh Grass is back at MASS MoCA. This year's lineup includes Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del Mccoury Band with Special Guest David Grisman, Shovels & Rope, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell: Harmony Featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman, The Wood Brothers, Crooked Still, and Sarah Jarosz. Friday-Sunday various times -- adults day passes $46 and up /adult festival passes $110


Tuesday: Bastille at The Palace
Pop rock. With: Frenship. 8 pm -- $29.50 and up

Tuesday: Boz Scaggs at Troy Music Hall
Singer/songwriter. 7:30 pm -- $49 and up

Wednesday: !!! (Chk Chk Chk) at The Hollow
Dance punk. With: Algiers. 9 pm -- $10.27 ahead / $17 at door

Thursday: Girl Blue + The North & South Dakotas at The Hangar
An Oktoberfest show sponsored by a beer company. 7 pm -- free

Friday: Hurray For The Riff Raff at The Egg
Folk/rock/blues. With: Xenia Rubinos, Carrie Rodriguez. 8 pm -- $29.50

Friday: The Garcia Project at Cohoes Music Hall
"The Garcia Project's performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band." With: Acoustically Speaking. 8 pm -- $22 and up

Friday: Hasty Page at The Low Beat
Alt rock. With: The Steadfast Son, The Dalton Deschain. 8 pm

Saturday: Randy Newman at Troy Music Hall
Revered songwriter and composer of film scores. 8 pm -- $49 and up

Saturday: Well-Strung at Proctors
"The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience." 8 pm -- $20 and up

Saturday: ALFIO in Concert: Elvis, Sinatra, Bocelli at The Egg
As seen on PBS. 7 pm -- $38 and up

Saturday: Weakened Friends at The Low Beat
Noise rock. With: Bruiser and Bicycle, Kino Kimono. 8 pm -- $10

Sunday: David Wax Museum at Caffe Lena
Folk rock. With: Ciaran Lavery. 7 pm -- $22

Sunday: Second Death + Kaonashi
Metal. With: Invoke Thy Wrath, Breathe the Skyline. 7 pm

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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