The week ahead

musician Miguel

Last week Miguel performed at Oscars. This week he'll be performing at Upstate Concert Hall.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (persistently winter), to film, to stories, to history, to art, to all sorts of music...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Cloudy. Snow in the evening. Low 40s.
Tuesday: Probably snow. Upper 30s.
Wednesday: Cloudy, maybe snow. Mid 30s.
Thursday: Some sun, upper 30s.
Friday: Some sun, around 40.

Winter's hanging on.


Monday: The Palace's movie series is showing Unforgiven, the 1992 western that won an Oscar for best picture. Monday 7 pm -- $5

The Shape of Water
Monday-Thursday: Proctors is showing The Shape of Water -- which won the best picture Oscar this year -- in its The Addy theater. Monday-Thursday various times -- $6


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

Arts and sciences

Masta Killa
Monday: Matsa Killa from Wu Tang Clan will be at Siena to deliver the keynote for Hip-Hop Week. He'll be talking about the group's formation and history, their contributions to hip-hop culture, the music industry, and business. Monday 7 pm, Sarazen Student Union -- free

Women's History Month
Monday: The State Museum's Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton will be at Sage to "discuss the history of women's suffrage in New York State through the lens of the exhibition Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffragette Centennial." Monday 7 pm, Bush Memorial -- free

Luis Alberto Urrea
Thursday: Author Luis Alberto Urrea will be at Siena for a talk titled "Universal Border: From Tijuana to the World." It's the college's annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture on Race and Nonviolent Social Change. Thursday 7 pm, Sarazen Student Union -- free

Joy Bauer
Thursday: Registered dietitian Joy Bauer -- from the Today show -- will be at Sage to talk about how make sense of nutrition news. Thursday 6 pm book signing, 7 pm talk, Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater -- free

A Woman's Guide to Stand-up Comedy
Thursday: Comedian/singer/songwriter Erin Harkes will be at HVCC to talk about making it as a full-time performer. Thursday at noon, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium -- free

Photo Regional
Thursday: Artist Tim Davis will be at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus to talk about curating the 40th Annual Photo Regional, which opens this week. Thursday 6:30 pm -- free


This could be a good week to get out of the house by taking a cooking class...

Gio Culinary Studio
Gio Culinary Studio has classes this week about classic Polish cuisine (Tuesday), hand-formed pasta (Wednesday), and different regional styles of Italian pizza (Thursday). $65 each

Spoon and Whisk
Wednesday: Spoon and Whisk has a class about making "traditional Irish-inspired favorites" with chef Troy Huggard. Wednesday 7 pm -- $55


Tuesday: Judah & The Lion at Upstate Concert Hall
Americana/rock. With: Colony House, Tall Heights. 8 pm -- $22 ahead / $25 day of

Tuesday: The Chieftains at Proctors
Traditional Irish music. 7:30 pm -- $20 and up

Thursday: Miguel at Upstate Concert Hall
R&B star. With: SiR, Nonchalant Savant. 8 pm -- $39.50 ahead / $42.50 day of

Thursday: LĂșnasa with special guest vocalist Natalie Merchant at The Egg
Irish acoustic group. With: Richie & Rosie. 7:30 pm -- $34.50

Thursday: Ace $upreme at The Low Beat
Hip hop. With: Loflash, Var Da Allstar. 8 pm -- $10 ahead / $15 at door

Friday: Paramount's Laser Spectacular presents The Music Of Pink Floyd at the TU Center
As it says on the label. 7 pm -- $21.50 and up

Friday: Joe Russo's Almost Dead at The Palace
Rock, mostly Grateful Dead music. 8:30 pm -- $37.50 ahead / $40 day of

Friday: Altan at Troy Music Hall
Traditional Irish music. 8 pm -- $29

Friday: Joan Soriano at Caffe Lena
"Soriano plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit." 8 pm -- $25

Friday: Knuckle Puck at Upstate Concert Hall
Pop punk. With: Boston Manor, Free Throw, Hot Mulligan, Jetty Bones. 6:30 pm -- $18 ahead / $22 day of

Saturday: Pop Evil at Upstate Concert Hall
Rock. With: Palaye Royale, Black Map. 8 pm -- $18 ahead / $20 day of

Saturday: Deadgrass at Putnam Place
"Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia." With: North and South Dakotas. 8 pm -- $10

Saturday: Thrash for McGrath at The Low Beat and Pauly's
Nine different acts across two venues.

Sunday: The Five For Fighting show at The Egg is sold out

Sunday: Albany Symphony: Pirates on the Erie at The Palace
"Some no good, swashbuckling pirates have taken over the Erie Canal and won't let anyone through. Can Ship-Captain Dave and the brave Albany Symphony musicians trick them into letting all the boats through?" Sunday 3 pm -- $20 / free for kids 12 and under

Sunday: Gibson Brothers Trio at Caffe Lena
Bluegrass. 3 pm and 7 pm -- $40

Sunday: Ty Dolla $ign at Upstate Concert Hall
Rap. With: Marc E. Bassy, TC Da Loc, Dre Sinatra, Toni Romiti. 8 pm -- $25 ahead / $28 day of

Sunday: Nightwish at The Egg
Symphonic metal. 8:15 pm -- $51 and up

Sunday: North By North at The Low Beat
Crunch rock. With: Hasty Page, Subtleties. 8 pm -- $7


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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photo via Miguel Facebook


This is the last week for the ACE/CEG Creative Economy Roundtable Series. Tonight is at Overit in Albany at 5:30pm and tomorrow is in Hudson at the Opera House. Both are free and include refreshments.

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