The week ahead

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Steve Aoki is at Upstate Concert Hall Wednesday.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (thaw), from basketball, to stories, to history, to film, to Valentine's Day, to music...

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Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Clouds then sun. Mid 30s.
Tuesday: Sun. Low 30s.
Wednesday: Some sun, mid 40s.
Thursday: Cloudy, maybe rain. Low 50s.
Friday: Some sun, mid 30s.

Thaw.

Siena basketball

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

Stage

Paris Time
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for The Rep's production of Paris Time. The production runs through February 18. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Front Parlor
Tuesday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at the Ale House in Troy This month's theme: "Resolve." 7:30 pm pm

Arts and sciences

Authenticity on the bench
Monday: New York Court of Appeals associate judge Paul Feinman will be at Albany Law for a talk. "Please join OUTLaw for a conversation about authenticity and success in the legal field with the Hon. Paul G. Feinman, the first openly gay judge appointed to the New York State Court of Appeals." Monday 6:30 pm, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom

Creative economy
Monday: The Upstate Alliance for a Creative Economy continues its series of roundtable discussions, this time at the WMHT. "ACE wants to know what you do, why you're here, and how we can make this region the best place in the U.S. for people to live, work, and grow creative businesses. Music, food, networking and more." Monday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

Rapp Road Community
Thursday: The Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center is hosting a talk about the history of Albany's Rapp Road Community and the African-American families who have lived there since moving to Albany during the Great Migration. Thursday 6:30 pm -- f ree

Science Cafe
Thursday: The State Museum's Science Cafe series is back at The Hollow with State Museum ecologist Denise Mayer talking about "the fascinating lives of freshwater mussels." Thursday 6 pm -- free admission

Film

Funny Girl
Monday: The Palace's movie series is showing Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand. Monday 7 pm -- $5

Bolshoi: Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday: Proctors is showing a filmed version of the Bolshoi ballet production of Romeo & Juliet in the GE Theater. Tuesday 2 pm and 6:30 pm -- $15

Oscar-nominated shorts
Both the Spectrum and The Addy at Proctors are showing the Oscar-nominated shorts -- live action and animated -- this week.

Ice skating

We're starting to run out of winter (probably), so there's not a lot of days left at some of the ice skating spots around the Capital Region.

Valentine's Day

It's Wednesday. If you're thinking you'd like to go out to dinner that evening and don't have a reservation, do not wait any longer to make one. (Though, really, making something nice at home for the person you love -- or just spending time together doing something you both enjoy -- is often the best bet.)

Music

Tuesday: Celebrating David Bowie at The Egg
A Bowie tribute. 8 pm -- $39.50 and up

Tuesday: Jocamo at Parish Public House
Part of a "Mardi Gras soiree." 7 pm

Wednesday: Ashanti at Albany Capital Center
"This Valentines Day Albany Capital Center transforms into a Valentines Experience never before seen in Albany." 7 pm -- $40 and up

Wednesday: Steve Aoki at Upstate Concert Hall
With: Desiigner, Grand Theft, Quix, Max Styler, Samahta, Bok Nero. 8 pm -- $44 ahead / $49 day of

Wednesday: Hippo Campus at Lucky Strike
Indie rock. With: Aces. 8 pm -- $18 and up

Wednesday: Yes Darling at Caffe Lena
Ryan Montbleau and Hayley Jane. 7 pm -- $28

Thursday: Sara Evans at The Palace
Country star. With: RaeLynn and Kalie Schorr. 8 pm -- $34.50 and up

Thursday: Time For Three at Troy Music Hall
"The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own." 7:30 pm -- $34

Thursday: POLIÇA / s t a r g a z e at MASS MoCA
"s t a r g a z e, Berlin's collective of new music mavericks, joins forces with the brooding pop of POLIÇA to create a new evening-length work Music for the Long Emergency, commissioned by and premiered with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series." 8 pm -- $18 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Funk night at Parish Public House
With members of Dopapod, Kung Fu, and Wurliday. 8 pm

Thursday: Jallie The Giver at The Low Beat
Rap. With: JAY $WAY / DADDY DAK / AEBUDIS / PROFESSORTHEPROFLEXXER / DRAC. 8 pm

Friday: Gregory Porter at Troy Music Hall
Winner of the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. 8 pm -- $38.50

Friday: Birdland All Stars featuring Tommy Igoe at Proctors
Jazz. 8 pm -- $20 and up

Friday: Loudon Wainwright III at Caffe Lena
Folk star/actor. 8 pm -- $55

Friday: Lespecial at The Hollow
Rock. 8 pm -- $12

Saturday: Hot Rize at The Egg
Bluegrass. 7:30 pm -- $36

Saturday: Mardi Gras Live at Cohoes Music Hall
"Starring members of Wurliday, the Chronicles, and special guest Girl Blue doing live sets of classic Zydeco Rhythm & Blues to get the party rockin'." 7 pm -- $15 and up

Saturday: Richard James' Krewe Orleans: A Mardi Gras Experience at Putnam Place
"Richard James' Krewe Orleans is a live music Mardi Gras Experience and tribute to the music of New Orleans. Rick put together a "Krewe" of musicians from bands such as the Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fish and more to fulfill any and all second line duties." 9:30 pm -- $10 ahead / $15 day of

Saturday: John Németh at The Upper Room
Blues/soul harmonicist. 6 pm -- $15 and up

Sunday: The Academic The Hollow
Indie rock. With: Good Fiction. 7 pm -- $15

Sunday: CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Caffe Lena
Zydeco. 7 pm -- $25
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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!

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