The week ahead

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It's Film Columbia week in Chatham.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (kinda, sorta), to all sorts of of different film, to authors, to cooking, to music...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Some sun, 71.
Tuesday: Rain, maybe thunderstorms. Low 70s.
Wednesday: Rain, mid 60s.
Thursday: Cloudy, maybe rain. Mid 50s..
Friday: Sun and 60.

Kinda, sorta October.


Rocky Horror
Monday: The Palace will be screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast The Kids of Albany. Monday 7 pm -- $7

(The Linda is also showing Rocky Horror this Friday with live shadow cast The Whip It Outskirts.)

Monday: Proctors is showing Amelie in the GE Theater. Monday various times -- $5

Silent Film Spectacular
Wednesday: The Albany Public Library's Silent Film Spectacular series continues at the Washington Ave branch with a screening of three silent short films with live score by Scum Couch. Wednesday 7 pm -- free

Film Columbia

Tuesday-Sunday: The Film Columbia film festival continues in Chatham. The schedule includes a bunch of films that are already getting attention because of screenings at other festivals and/or they're eagerly awaited because of stars or directors involved. One change to the previously-announced schedule: The Current War has been swapped out for I, Tonya, the new film about Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. Tuesday-Sunday various times and prices


A few cooking classes this week...

Japanese street food
Monday: Gio Culinary Studio has a class about making Japanese street food: ramen (with handmade noodles), yakitori, and bebi kasutera. Monday 6:15 pm -- $65

Mexican desserts
Wednesday: Different Drummer's Kitchen has a hands-on class led by Deanna Fox about making Mexican desserts: churros, wedding cookies, flan, spicy hot chocolate. Wednesday 6 pm -- $65

Arts and sciences

Gather at The Table
Tuesday: Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas Norman DeWolf -- co-authors of Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade -- will be at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus to talk about their work and sign books. Tuesday 6:30 pm -- free

Hi-Phi Nation
Tuesday: Barry Lam will be at Skidmore a presentation about Hi-Phi Nation, "the first sound and story-driven show about philosophy, weaving philosophy with narrative storytelling, investigative journalism, and sound design." Tuesday 7 pm, Palamountain Hall -- free

Ryan Smithson
Thursday: Author, Iraq war vet -- and UAlbany alum -- Ryan Smithson will be at UAlbany to talk about his work, including his memoir, Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI. His appearance is part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writer series. Thursday 4:15 pm, Performing Arts Center -- free

Paper Is Part of the Picture
Thursday: The curator of the Paper Is Part of the Picture exhibit at the Opalka Gallery -- Paul Shaw -- will be at the gallery for a talk. He's a design historian whose work has focused on typography. Thursday 6:30 pm -- free

Thomas Friedman + John E. Kelly III
Friday: Union's Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity has < ahref="">a conversation between NYT columnist Thomas Friedman and IBM senior vice president John E. Kelly III. Kelly oversees the division of IBM that developed Watson. (He's also a Union alum and chair of the college's board of trustees.) Friday 5 pm, Memorial Chapel -- free


Monday Death From Above at Upstate Concert Hall
Punk. With: The Beaches. 8 pm -- $27.50 ahead / $30.50 day of

Tuesday: Amos Lee at The Egg
"An intimate solo evening with..." With: Mutlu. (It looks like there are just a few tickets left.) 8 pm -- $52.50 and up

Wednesday: The 107.7 GNA's Secret Star Acoustic Jam at Proctors is sold out.

Wednesday: Rickie Lee Jones at Cohoes Music Hall
Two-time Grammy winner. 8 pm -- $47 and up

Wednesday: Peter Rowan at The Hangar
Bluegrass. 8 pm -- $25

Thursday: Jimkata at The Hollow
Electro rock. With: The Late Shift. 8 pm -- $12

Thursday: Milkweed Electric at Parish Public House
Americana. With: North and South Dakotas. 8 pm

Friday: Primus at The Palace
Still kicking. 8 pm -- $29.50 and up

Friday: Cry Cry Cry at Troy Music Hall
Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell. 8 pm -- $29 and up

Friday: The Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Team of the Capital Region Benefit Concert at The Egg
Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Bronte Roman, Orquesta Sabor Caribe. 7:30 pm -- $25 and up

Friday: The Mammals at Caffe Lena
Americana. 8 pm -- $20

Friday: Willie Watson at Helsinki Hudson
Folk. With: Suzanne Santo. 9 pm -- $20

Saturday: Gedeon Luke & The People at The Massry Center
Soul. 8 pm -- $35 / $10 students

Saturday: Loudon Wainwright III at The Egg
Part of a large musical family tree. With: Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 7:30 pm -- $34

Saturday: James McMurtry at The Hangar
"The most disinterested man in the world." 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Saturday: Mike Zito at The Upper Room
Blues. 7 pm -- $22 and up

Saturday: Mipso at Caffe Lena
Indie Americana. 8 pm -- $22

Saturday: Groovin'... Ghostly Legends and Friends at The Palace
"This entire production specializes in re-creating the look and sounds of the most popular artists from the greatest era of Classic Rock History..." A benefit for Veterans Miracle Center. 7 pm -- $28 and up

Saturday: Start Making Sense : A Tribute to Talking Heads Halloween Bash at The Hollow
Like it says on the label. 8 pm -- $20

Sunday: Renaissance at The Egg
Prog rock. 7 pm -- $34.50 and up

Sunday: Nano Stern at Sanctuary for Independent Media
"Chilean singer, composer and instrumentalist..." With: Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro. 7 pm -- $15

Sunday: Across the Vast, Eternal Sky at Troy Music Hall
The music of Ola Gjeilo, featuring the American String Quartet. An Albany Pro Musica concert. 3 pm -- $25 and up

Sunday: Creep Show VI at Caffe Lena
"It's a sinful, silly and sinister musical extravaganza to raise funds for Caffe Lena's year-round programming." 7 pm -- $20

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!

Troy Music Hall and APL advertise on AOA.


Carmie Hope and Frieda Munchon, well-known drag performers based right here in the Capital Region, will present an Evening of Songs and Banter at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street on Thursday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Carmie & Frieda are regular performers at Capital Area Pride events, and have generously graced the stages of many benefit events in the region. This evening promises a mix of show tunes, pop hits, and perhaps a sing-along.

Guests will be able to order dinner or drinks from the Club's a la carte menu beginning at 5:30.

This event is open to the public and presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. One need not be a member of the University Club to attend.

Tickets for the event are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available by following the links on this page. Reservations may be made by buying a ticket online, or by calling the Club at 518-463-1151.

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