The week ahead

Lincoln Center Theater The King and I

The King and I is at Proctors this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (warm return), to playoff basketball, to setting the stage, to history, to startups, to music...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Cloudy, rain from overnight. Mid 50s.
Tuesday: Sun, 71.
Wednesday: Sunny, 81.
Thursday: Cloudy, maybe rain and thunderstorms. Upper 70s.
Friday: Cloudy, maybe rain, upper 70s.

Return to warmth.

Albany Patroons

Tuesday: The Albany Patroons face the Ohio Bootleggers in game 2 of a playoff series at the Washington Ave Armory. (Game three is Wednesday if necessary) Tuesday 7 pm -- $10 and up


The King and I
Tuesday-Sunday: A touring Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I will be at Proctors. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Blithe Spirit
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Repertory Theatre's production of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit. It runs through May 6. Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

Arts and sciences

Eugene Lee
Monday: Tony-winning Broadway set designer Eugene Lee will be at UAlbany as part as the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. (It's the annual Burian Lecture.) "Eugene Lee, legendary Broadway set designer, has won three Tony Awards for his work on Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, and Gregory Maguire's Wicked. Lee has also served as the production designer for Saturday Night Live for more than forty years since its 1975 premiere." Monday 7:30 pm, uptown campus, Performing Arts Center -- free

David Tomas Martinez
Tuesday: Poet David Tomas Martinez will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. "David Tomas Martinez, prize-winning poet, is a former San Diego gang member and teenage father whose work addresses themes of street life, poverty, masculinity, drugs, and violence in the barrio, and the redemptive potential of art, poetry, and self-knowledge." Tuesday 7 pm, uptown campus, Performing Arts Center -- free

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

21st Century Policing
Wednesday: There's a discussion about 21st century policing at UAlbany. Panelists: Frank Wiley, UAlbany police chief, Dr. Alice Green (Center for Law and Justice), Dr. Robert Wordon (UAlbany School of Criminal Justice), Corey Ellis (Albany Common Council President), Robert Sears (acting Albany police chief). The program will also include an implicit bias workshop and a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) presentation. Wednesday 5:30 pm, uptown campus, University Hall 110

This Is Your Life, William Kennedy
Friday: The NYS Writers Series will cap the spring season with a celebration of its founder. "This Is Your Life, William Kennedy" will include special guests and tributes. Friday 7 pm, downtown campus, Page Hall -- free

Albany History - Lost and Found
Friday: A series of short talks called "Albany History - Lost and Found" will be at the University Club. "Everyone who has studied local history has had the experience of finding a document, an artifact, a landmark, a recording, some piece of evidence that helps us see with new eyes the 400+-year-old city that surrounds us. The excitement of discovery is the focus of this program. We've invited six Albany historians to talk about their research finds and explain the significance." Friday 5:30 pm -- free admission

Startup Tech Valley

Wednesday: The Startup Tech Valley series is back at Revolution Hall in Troy. And handful of startup companies will be giving short presentations about what they have going on. Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)


Tuesday: The Steel Wheels at Caffe Lena
"[T]his dynamic four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia address the joys and sorrows of home, family and community through the voice of old-time musical traditions." 7 pm -- $28

Tuesday: Opera Saratoga: Saratoga Sings of Art & Inspiration at Albany Institute
"[A] concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts." 5:30 pm -- free (advance registration recommended)

Thursday: John Popper at The Egg
From Blues Traveler. With: Katrina Woolverton. 8 pm -- $39.50

Thursday: PVRIS at Upstate Concert Hall
Pop rock. With: Slenderbodies, Candy Ambulance. 7:30 pm -- $22.50 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Gary Hoey at The Upper Room
Blues/rock guitarist. 7 pm -- $15 and up

Thursday: Todd Sheaffer at Caffe Lena
From Railroad Earth. 7 pm -- $22

Thursday: Clay Cook at The Hollow
Roots rock. 9 pm -- $15 ahead / $17 day of

Friday: College Finale Concert & Afterparty at TU Center
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q, Jacquees, Dave East, Saweetie, Rich the Kid, Blac Youngsta. 9 pm -- $35 and up

Friday: Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul at The Palace
Steven Van Zandt and company. 8 pm -- $29.50 and up

Friday: Ellis Hall at Caffe Lena
"The Ambassador of Soul." 8 pm -- $25

Friday: Eilen Jewell at Helsinki Hudson
"Queen of the minor key." 8 pm -- $20

Saturday: Wild Adriatic at Putnam Place
The band's 1000th show. With: After Funk. 9 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 day of

Saturday: Yarn at The Hangar
Americana. With: Straight Up. 8 pm -- $15

Saturday: The Heavy Pets + Goose at The Hollow
Jam. 8 pm -- $12

Saturday: Teddy Midnight at Parish Public House
Electronic. With: Bushicks. 9 pm -- $10

Sunday: Brandi Carlile at The Palace
Americana singer/songwriter. With: The Secret Sisters. 8 pm -- $35.50 and up

Sunday: Albany Pro Musica: Lux Aeterna at Troy Music Hall
"The Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Series presents Morten Lauridsen's exquisite Lux Aeterna and Michael Haydn's moving Requiem." 3 pm -- $35 and up

Sunday: Lonely Heartstring Band at Caffe Lena
Classic bluegrass. 7 pm -- $24

Sunday: Marbin at The Low Beat
Jazz rock. With: Redshift. 7:30 pm -- $11 ahead / $15 at door

Sunday: Human Host at Pauly's
Experimental harmonies & noise. 8 pm

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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