Stuff to do this weekend

Postmodern Jukebox 2017

Postmodern Jukebox is at Troy Music Hall.

We're in that January lull in the Capital Region -- those couple of weeks after the holidays when things slow down just a touch. But they haven't stopped.

After the jump, our look at things to do this weekend that don't involve binge watching, blankets, and carbs. Doing something you don't see here? Tell us about it in the comments.

And whatever you're up to, bundle up and have a fantastic weekend.


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Jesus Christ Superstar
Friday-Sunday: Schenectady Light Opera presents Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical about the passion of Christ. Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm -- $18-$28

Fit to Kill
Friday-Sunday: Curtain Call Theater presents Fit to Kill, a thriller by Victor Chan. Friday 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 8 pm , Sunday 3 pm -- $27.50

Bindlestiff Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret
Saturday: The Bindlestiff Cirkus brings its adult Cabin Fever Cabaret show to Club Helsinki. Saturday 9 pm -- $25


MopCo's What Could Go Wrong
Friday: MopCo's What Could Go Wrong,"a show so spontaneous even we don't know what to expect." The Capital Region's finest improvisors create stories, songs and scenes based on audience suggestions. Friday 8 pm -- $10 / $6 for students and seniors

Warren B Hall & Guests
Saturday: Warren B. Hall headlines at The Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs. Saturday 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm -- $15 ahead / $20 day of

Saturday: The Mop & Bucket Company opens its season of TheaterSports at the MopCo Improv Theater. Teams of improvisors compete by creating games, stories and songs based on audience suggestion. Saturday 8 pm -- $10 / $6 for students and seniors


Barack Obama: The Final Year
Friday-Sunday: Proctors is screening Barack Obama: The Final Year, "an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years." Friday-Sunday various times -- $9 / $6 for students and seniors

Saturday: Troy Public Library is screening the French film Séraphine , based on the life of Séraphine de Senlis. Saturday 1 pm -- free

The Disaster Artist
Friday: Proctors is screening The Disaster Artist in the GE Theater. The movie stars James Franco and is the story of "the troubled development and eventual cult success of unlikely writer/director Tommy Wiseau's THE ROOM, a filmo ften referred to as The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies." Friday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 for students and seniors

Young Marx
Sunday: The Spectrum is screening the National Theater production of Young Marx -- a new comedy about Marx and Engles hiding out in England's SoHo district. Sunday 11 am -- $15


Sunday: The UAlbany men's team takes on UMBC at SEFCU arena. Sunday 2 pm -- $12 and up


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, if it's not already. 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: Henry Rollins at The Egg
"Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the stories behind the photos he's taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu. Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs." 8 pm -- $25

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


French bistro
Friday: Gio Culinary studio has a couples cooking class about making a French bistro dinner: caramelized onion crepe, seared duck breast, duck fat-roasted potatoes, creme brulee. Friday 6:15 pm -- $130

Intro to microcontrollers
Saturday: The Tech Valley Center of Gravity is offering a course in programming micro controllers. Participants will learn how to create their own programmable name tag. Saturday 1-3 pm -- $50 / $35 for members

Clean cooking
Saturday: Honest Weight hosts a cooking class featuring gluten-free cornbread and dairy-free chili. Saturday at 3 pm -- free


Here's a big list of places around the Capital Region to ice skate -- including outdoor rinks such as the ESP, indoor rinks, and even a few frozen ponds.


Snowshoe Adventure at the Pine Bush
Saturday: Try snowshoeing on a guided snowshoe hike through the Albany Pine Bush. If there isn't enough snow, there will be a hike without snowshoes. Snowshoes will be provided. Registration is necessary. Saturday 11 am-12:30 pm -- $3 per person/ $5 per family

Eagle Survey at Moreau Lake State Park
Saturday: Moreau Lake State Park hosts a guided bald eagle survey -- a search for wintering bald eagles. Bring binoculars. Saturday 9 am -- free


Free day at MASS MoCA
Saturday is the annual Free Day at MASS MoCA with free admission to the galleries, gallery tours, and pop-up performances. There are a bunch of exhibits on display that make use of its huge gallery expansion.

State Museum
The State Museum continues its Votes for Women, about the women's suffrage movement. It also recently opened the first phase of its new Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal exhibit. On Saturday at 1 pm, there's a dramatic reading of the letters of Lieutenant Basil Beebe Elmer's letters home from 165th Infantry Regiment during WWI. Saturday 1 pm -- free

History of urban development in Schenectady
Saturday: The Schenectady County Historical Society is opening the new exhibit Changing Downtown: The Rise, the Raze, and the Revitalization of Schenectady. And Chris Spencer -- who is Albany's planning director, and has studied the history of urban development efforts in Schenectady -- will be giving a talk about the topic. Saturday 2 pm -- $5

Albany Institute
Well-Dressed, an exhibit of high fashion from the 19th century, continues at the Albany Institute of History and Art, along with an exhibit about the the anti-suffrage movement in Albany. Also almost its entire collection of Hudson River School works is on display.

Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection recently opened Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau. And the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery is also now open.

The Clark
The Clark has a good permanent collection.

The Norman Rockwell Museum is just over the Massachusetts border in Stockbridge.

Baseball Hall of Fame
Baseball fans could probably spend most of the day at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Farmers' markets
+ The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is indoors at the atrium. Saturday 9 am-2 pm
+ The Saratoga Farmers' Market is indoors at the Lincoln Bathhouse Saturday 9 am-1 pm
+ The Schenectady Greenmarket is indoors at Proctors. Sunday 10 am-2 pm
+ The Spa City Farmers' Market is inside the Lincoln Baths. Sunday 10 am-2 pm.

Troy Makers Market
Saturday: Local craft vendors will display and sell wares at the Troy Makers Market in conjunction with the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. Saturday 9 am to noon

The Albany Institute, Honest Weight, the Tech Valley Center of Gravity and the Mop & Bucket Company advertise on AOA. And AOA is a sponsor of the ESP ice rink.


Nothing about the Women's March (and rally) tomorrow at the state capitol? 1pm start, 3pm march.

I believe the Honest Weight event on Saturday is full...

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