The week ahead

Dawson City Frozen In Time Mae Marsh in Polly v2

The highly-praised documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time is screening at the Opalka Gallery later this week and the director will be there for a Q&A.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (ahhh), to stories, to authors, to history, to film, to tulips, to music...



Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sun, mid 60s.
Tuesday: Sun, low 70s.
Wednesday: Sun, mid 70s.
Thursday: Some sun, maybe some rain. Mid 70s.
Friday: Some sun, maybe some rain. Upper 60s.


Front Parlor

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

Arts and sciences

Tulip tours
Monday-Friday: Albany city gardener Jessica Morgan will be leading a series of tours of the flowers planted in the Washington Park tulip beds. Monday-Friday various times -- free (registration required)

Katherine Applegate
Tuesday: Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate will be at Skidmore for an event organized by Northshire. She'll be talking about her new book Endling: The Last. Tuesday 5:30 pm -- $5 (ticket required)

Wednesday: Albany City Hall will be hosting an opening reception for the Albany-Nijmegen sister city exhibit American Friendship From Across the Ocean. Blurbage:

The exhibit chronicles the liberation of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, by American military forces during World War II and the subsequent humanitarian shipment of food, clothing, medical supplies, and building materials sent by Albany citizens to Nijmegen in 1947 to help rebuild that city. The exhibit is a tribute to the historic bonds between our two cities that led to the Tulip Festival and continue to this day.

Speakers will include scholar Anja Adriaans of Nijmegen. Wednesday 6 pm -- free

Pine Hills walking tour
Wednesday: Akum Norder will be leading a history walking tour of Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood. She's the author of the The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany. The tour meets at the APL's Pine Hills branch. Wednesday 6:30 pm -- registration required

Dawson City: Frozen Time
Friday: The Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus is hosting a screening of Dawson City: Frozen Time, which "pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating, from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a subarctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory." The film's director will be there for a post-screening Q&A. Friday 6 pm -- free

Champagne on the Park

Thursday: The annual Champagne on the Park event returns to Albany's Washington Park. The party, staged near the tulip beds, includes food from Lark Street neighborhood restaurants, drinks, music, and a photo booth. This year's theme is "Pretty in Pink." It's a fundraiser for the Lark Street BID. Thursday 6 pm -- $80

Tulip Festival

Looking ahead to the weekend: The Tulip Festival will be in Albany's Washington Park Saturday and Sunday. Craft vendors, art, food, kids activities, the crowning of the Tulip Queen and Mother of the Year. And music on two stages -- here's the lineup with sample clips.

Mother's Day

Just a reminder that it's Sunday. Your mom is the best, so if you don't have already have plans, you should make them now. That's especially true if you're hoping to go out to eat somewhere that day -- if you don't have reservations, stop this very moment and make them.


Tuesday: William Close and The Earth Harp Collective at The Palace
"The Earth Harp's giant strings will run from the stage out over the audience, transforming the theatre into an instrument and allowing the audience to experience the music literally from within the instrument." A benefit for Sock Out Cancer. 8 pm -- $38 and up

Tuesday: JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb Trio and John Ellis
"Ellis is widely recognized as one of New Yorks premiere tenor saxophone voices." 7 pm -- $20

Tuesday: We Were Sharks at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
Pop punk. With: Boys of Fall, Rival Town, Perfect Score, The Northway, Nice Try Kid. 7 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door

Wednesday: Sevendust at Upstate Concert Hall
Metal. With: Memphis May Fire, Fire from the Gods, Madame Mayhem. 7:30 pm -- $20 ahead / $23 day of

Wednesday: Y La Bamba at The Linda
Indie folk pop. With: The Parlor, Bell's Roar. 8 pm -- $12

Wednesday: Losing Streak at Pauly's
Punk. With: The Wild Card, Subtleties, Luciano Ferrara, We're History. 7 pm -- $10

Thursday: Slushii at Upstate Concert Hall
EDM. With: VOLT, Hazeyy. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Thursday: Deadgrass at Parish Public House
"[A]n acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia." 9 pm -- $12 ahead / $15 at door

Thursday: Bezaloha at The Low Beat
With: ATG, 2Stoned & Intoxicated, Gee, Jaden Vyent, Nars, Zoey, Jaymehki & Aloha World, music by DJ Hollyw8d. 7:30 pm

Friday: The Bouncing Souls at Upstate Concert Hall
Punk. With: Iron Reagan, Crazy & The Brains. 8 pm -- $20 ahead / $25 day of

Friday: Oddy Gato and Andy 'Ayo B' O'Brien at Savoy Taproom
Album release show for Cannonball River. With: DJ Grandmasta Vic (Nas DJ), DJ Paul Nice, Tara Merritt. 8 pm -- $10

Friday: Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra at Proctors
Salsa dance night, with dance lesson and food. 6:30 pm -- $35

Friday: Lil Rev at Old Songs
"Lil' Rev is well known on the international ukulele scene as a protector of old songs and playing styles including early blues, Tin-Pan Alley, old time, Yiddish and American folk styles." (The "Spring into Uke" workshop is Saturday.) 7:30 pm -- $20 ahead / $22 at door / $5 kids 12 and under

Saturday: Josh Ritter at Troy Music Hall
Acoustic show. With: Caitlin Canty. 8 pm -- $35 and up

Saturday: Bullet For My Valentine
Metal. With: Trivium, Toothgrinder. 7:30 pm -- $30 ahead / $33 day of

Saturday: Parsonfield at The Hangar
Folk rock. 7 pm -- $13

Saturday: Reggie Harris at Proctors
Album release show. 7:30 pm -- $28 and up

Saturday: Amy Shark at The Hollow
Indie pop. With: Tomi. 9 pm -- $10.27 ahead / $12 at door

Saturday: Weakened Friends at The Low Beat
Indie rock. With: Hubris Djinn, Crossed Paths. 8 pm -- $10

Saturday: Heather Maloney at Caffe Lena
Singer/songwriter. With: Ken Yates. 8 pm -- $20

Sunday: Yanni at Proctors
25th Anniversary of "Live At The Acropolis" tour. 7 pm -- $35 and up


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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Burrito dinner buffet
Cake auction and raffle
Music and dancing

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