Stuff to do this weekend

touring production of The Humans photo by Julieta Cervantes

A touring production of the Tony-winning play The Humans is at Proctors. / photo: Julieta Cervantes

First, a public service announcement: Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend -- the one where we spring forward, losing an hour -- so remember to set your clock ahead before you go to bed on Saturday, and prepare to be a little groggy early next week.

Now on to the serious business of fun. We've pulled together some of the weekend goings-on for you to check out. Doing something that didn't make our list? Share please.

And whatever you're up to, have a fantastic weekend!


Saratoga County Restaurant Week
Thursday-Sunday: It's Restaurant Week in Saratoga County through March 16. Participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners for $10, $20, or $30 and lunch specials for $5 or $10. Reservations are recommended.

La Dolce Vita Remix
Friday: Saratoga ArtsFest presents La Dolce Vita Remix. "Let yourself be transported to Federico Fellini's romantic world of 1960s Roman drama through a unique theater experience complete with paparazzi, contessas and musical pop-up performances." Cocktail hour followed by a screening of Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Friday 6-10 pm -- free admission

Ice skating
Skating wraps up this weekend at the Empire State Plaza and there's not a lot of days left at some of the other ice skating spots around the Capital Region.

Kids Fun Fair Zoo
Saturday-Sunday: The Times Union Center hosts the Kids Fun Fair Zoo, a petting zoo with a baby animal nursery and kids activities. Saturday 10 am-7 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm -- $16 adults / $8 kids or 12 and under free with coupon

Friday-Sunday: The Underground Railroad History Project hosts LibertyCon, a weekend of workshops, round tables, vendors, art exhibits, and discussion about the legacy of slavery in modern times. Events will be at the State Museum, Albany Capital Center, and Albany Heritage Visitors Center. Friday-Sunday, various times and prices

Dress for Success sale
Saturday: Siena hosts the annual Dress for Success secondhand clothing sale. New and gently-worn women's work clothing, shoes, and handbags. Proceeds benefit the Dress for Success program. Saturday 10 am-2 pm -- fee admission.

Sunday: The Knotted wedding showcase returns to the Takk House in Troy. Indie wedding vendors, a wedding dress show, food tastings, music performances. Sunday 1-4 pm -- $8 / $12 with a drink ticket and tote bag

Albany Train Show
Saturday: The Polish Community Center hosts the Albany Train Show. Saturday 9 am-3 pm -- $5 / free for 12 and under


The Humans
Friday-Sunday: A touring production of the Broadway play The Humans is at Proctors:

Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare.

It won the 2016 Tony for best play. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Friday-Sunday: Schenectady Light Opera Company presents Curtains, Kander and Ebb's mystery musical love-letter to the theater. Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm -- $22-$28

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Friday-Sunday: The Park Playhouse production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues at the Cohoes Music Hall. Thursday-Sunday various times -- $25 / $15 kids

Friday: Proctors will be screening the National Theatre production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Thursday 6:30 pm, Friday 1 pm -- $15

The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday-Sunday: Curtain Call Theater continues production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm -- $25


Cedric The Entertainer
Friday-Saturday: Actor/comedian, Cedric The Entertainer headlines this weekend at the Albany Funny Bone. Friday and Saturday various times and prices

Monroe Martin & Al Park
Friday-Saturday: The Comedy Works in Saratoga presents a double bill with comedians Monroe Martin and Al Park. Friday and Saturday various times and prices

What Could Go Wrong?
Friday: MopCo presents What Could Go Wrong, a spontaneous improv show based on audience suggestions. "No script, no plan and nowhere to hide." Friday 8 pm -- $10 / $6 for students and seniors

Saturday: The Mop & Bucket Company continues its run 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


Godzilla Kaiju Battle 2018
Friday: It Came From Schenectady presents Godzilla Kaiju Battle, its popular surprise Godzilla double feature. The titles are being kept secret until showtime, but the first screening will be in English and the second in the original Japanese with English subtitles. As with all ICFS events, there will be prizes, surprises, comfy couches and bean bag chairs. Friday 7 pm -- $9 / $6 for seniors, students with ID, and kids under 17


Friday: Kung Fu at The Hollow
Funk. With: Wurliday. 8 pm -- $15

Friday: Andrew Collins Trio
"The 7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mandolin maestro Andrew Collins is at the epicenter of Canada's burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene." 8 pm -- $18

Friday: Pete's Posse at Old Songs
"Vermont's own trad roots power trio..." 7:30 pm -- $20 ahead / $22 at door

Saturday: Albany Symphony at The Palace
A preview of the Kennedy Center performance. 7:30 -- $19 and up

Saturday: Eli Young Band at Upstate Concert Hall
Country. With: Chelsea Sulkey Band. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $23 day of

Saturday: Godspeed You! Black Emperor at MASS MoCA
Post rock/experimental. With: Tashi Dorji. 8 pm -- $26 ahead / $33 day of

Saturday: Dumpstaphunk at Helsinki Hudson
Funk/jam. 9 pm -- $25

Saturday: Riff Raff at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
Hip hop. With: DJ Afterthought, John Sisco, Podeezy & DollaBillaGates, 2 Stoned, The Dropouts, Clear Mind, Wavvy Cunningham, Philly Fine$$e, Misgiver. doors at 6 pm -- $20

Saturday: Chip Taylor at Caffe Lena
"Known for writing chart hits like 'Wild Thing' and 'Angels in the Morning,' he has been deemed by Rolling Stone as 'one of America's finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer.'" 8 pm -- $25

Saturday: Roots of Creation at The Hollow
Reggae rock. 8 pm -- $12

Saturday: Brian Dunne at The Linda
Singer/songwriter. With: Girl Blue. 8 pm -- $15

Saturday: The Stapletons at Rensselaer County Historical Society
"The Stapletons are a blues-driven Celtic Harp and Mexican Guitar duo from Pittsburgh. With ethereal vocals, they tell Civil War era stories and forgotten histories." 7 pm -- $15 ahead / $20 at door

Saturday: Digital Future - Jake Lama, Jen Haley, Jonathan Capra, Jay Clark at Lost and Found
"Underground house and techno all night featuring some local old-school veterans!" Saturday 10 pm

Saturday: Crowder at Troy Music Hall
Contemporary Christian. 7 pm -- $25 / $20 students

Sunday: Mike Gordon at The Egg
From Phish. 8 pm -- $35

Sunday: Antje Duvekot at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. 7 pm -- $18


Hudson Mohawk Regional Invitational
Friday: The Hudson Mohawk Regional Invitational continues at Albany Center Gallery. Last week's opening reception was postponed because of snow and will be held on Friday. The exhibit runs through April 6

Irish Soda Bread Competition
Saturday: The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts its annual Irish Soda Bread competition. Saturday 10 am-2 pm -- $5 entry fee

Historic Cherry Hill: Casting Her Ballot
Saturday-Sunday: Historic Cherry Hill is offering a tour and program on women's suffrage. Friday and Saturday various times -- $5 / free for students and seniors

State Museum / The Battle of Bloomers
The State Museum continues Votes for Women, about the women's suffrage movement. And the first phase of its new Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal exhibit is open.

On Sunday the Stat Museum hosts a talk called The Battle of Bloomers, about dressing in the women's suffrage movement. Sunday 2 pm -- free admission

MiSci's butterfly exhibit is back. "Watch butterflies at every stage of life - from egg to the chrysalis chamber to adulthood." Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm -- free with museum admission

The Tang
The Tang Museum has Along the Border, an exhibit featuring instruments made from discarded objects found along the 2000-mile national divide between Mexico and the United States. "These works made from discarded cans, animal bones, shoes, bicycle wheels, leather, children's toys, and more, reveal the human impact of the evolving economic, social, and political relationships between the two nations over the past several years." On view through April 22

University Art Museum
The University Art Museum at UAlbany has two recently-opened exhibits:
+ This Place is a photography exhibit that "explores the rifts and paradoxes of the highly contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank."
+ Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space is a "sound reactive video installation exploring issues of identity, race, and popular culture."

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.

The Clark
The Clark now has Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection. (On display through April 22.)

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

There are a bunch of exhibits on display that make use of its huge gallery expansion.

Wheels at Work
The Saratoga Auto Museum hosts a Wheels at Work exhibit featuring tractors, tow trucks, taxi cabs and other vehicles that went to work.

The Art of Childhood
The Rensselaer County Historical Society hosts The Art of Childhood, an exhibit of selected images of children from babies and toddlers to teenagers on the edge of adulthood selected from their collection.

History of urban development in Schenectady
The Schenectady County Historical Society recently opened a new exhibit called Changing Downtown: The Rise, the Raze, and the Revitalization of Schenectady.

Bagel class
Sunday: Deanna Fox is teaching a class at Different Drummer's Kitchen about making homemade bagels, bialys, and pretzels, dipping sauce and flavored cream cheese. Sunday 1 pm -- $65

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

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