The week ahead

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Neko Case starts off the week at The Egg.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (heat wave), from MLK, to hoops, to words, to performances, to music...

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Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sun. Mid 20s.
Tuesday: Cloudy, maybe some rain. Low 30s.
Wednesday: Some sun, maybe some snow. Upper 20s.
Thursday: Some sun, upper 20s.
Friday: Sun, mid 30s.

The stretch of days from January 14-20 are typically coldest days of the year.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It's Monday, as you know. The date of the holiday is associated with the birthday of King, which is January 15. It's a federal holiday, so some places will be closed.

Capital Region events
Here are details on a few MLK Day events around the region, including the annual celebration at the ESP.

Hoops

Patroons
+ Monday: The Albany Patroons are at the Washington Ave Armory against the Rochester Razorsharks. Monday 3 pm -- $10 and up
+ Tuesday: The Patroons take on the Ohio Cardinals at the Washington Ave Armory. Tuesday 7:05 pm -- $10 and up

UAlbany
Thursday: The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on UMass Lowell at SEFCU Arena. Thursday 7 pm -- $12 and up

Siena
Thursday: The Siena men's basketball team faces Marist at the TU Center. Thursday 7 pm -- $10 and up

Words

Front Parlor
Monday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Olde English in Albany. This month's theme is "He Said, She Said - Stories on Gender." Monday 7:30 pm

Nitty Gritty
Tuesday: The Nitty Gritty poetry slam series is back at The Low Beat. Tuesday 7 pm

Arts and sciences

Afrogalactica
Tuesday: The spring season at EMPAC opens with Afrogalactica, a film-performance by artist Kapwani Kiwanga. "Featuring live reading and video projection, the performance casts Kiwanga as a fictional anthropologist who synthesizes fragments of poetry, mythology, pop culture, science, and scholarly discourse to challenge historical narratives regarding colonial struggle and the African diaspora." Tuesday 7 pm -- $18 / $6 students

David Brooks
Wednesday: New York Times columnist David Brooks will be at Proctors for a talk. Wednesday 7:30 pm -- $35 and up

Music

Monday: Neko Case at The Egg
Indie rock/alt-country singer/songwriter. Possibly from Asgard. 7 pm -- $34.50 and up

Monday: Deeper Than the Skin: Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris Celebrate MLK, Jr. at Caffe Lena
"With beautifully performed songs and words, they share a compelling story of racial injustice faced down with creative resistance, friendship, music and joy." 7 pm -- $22

Wednesday: Walk The Moon at Upstate Concert Hall
Pop rock. With: Company of Thieves. 8 pm -- $30 ahead / $33 day of

Thursday: Tracy Grammer at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. 7 pm -- $20

Friday: Wild Adriatic at Caffe Lena
Playing an acoustic set. 8 pm -- $18

Friday: Rachael & Vilray at Helsinki Hudson
"Rachael & Vilray are a duo that grew from a shared reverence for the pop music of the 1930s and 40s and its wide range of emotions." That's Rachael Price from Lake Street Dive. It looks like this show is close to being sold out. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Friday: Khalif Neville at The Low Beat
"[B]orn into the first family of New Orleans music, the Nevilles have long been recognized as ambassadors for the city's distinctive style of funk, soul and R&B." With: The Mish. 8 pm -- $10

Friday: Nora Jane Struthers at The Linda
Americana. 8 pm -- $18

Friday: Susan Werner at Proctors
Singer/songwriter. An 8th Step show. 7:30 pm -- $26 and up

Saturday: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at Troy Music Hall
Pop hits reimagined as being from different eras. 8 pm -- $29 and up

Saturday: The Henry Rollins show at The Egg is sold out. (updated)

Saturday: The Rachael & Vilray at Caffe Lena show at Caffe Lena is sold out.

Saturday: Jeremy James and The Villaineers at The Low Beat
With: Stretch, Bear Grass. 8 pm -- $5

Saturday: Quindar at MASS MoCA
"Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synchs electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA's early manned missions." 8 pm -- $14 ahead / $20 day of

Sunday: MJ Live at TU Center
Michael Jackson tribute show. 7:30 pm -- $35 and up

Sunday: Ben Caplan at Caffe Lena
"A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos." With: Zan Strumfeld. 7 pm -- $18
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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!

Troy Music Hall advertises on AOA. And AOA is a sponsor of events at the ESP.

photo: Dennis Kleiman

Comments

WoW really threw this list together quickly i think.... much more going on than just these listings right? please update with some things to do as if you wanted people to come here and read about things to do instead of googling also make it better than the times unions listings please

dedicated reader

(Rollins is sold out.)

Editors: Updated. Thank you.

@JOE: As noted many times, these listings are not comprehensive. What sorts of events would you like to see included?

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