The week ahead

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The popular Troy Hidden Garden Tour is in the neighborhoods around Washington Park later this week.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (nice), to bigger boats, to wrestlin', to cities, to gardens, to music...

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Weather

Here's the paraphrased forecast for this week:
Monday: Sun, upper 70s.
Tuesday: Probably rain, maybe thunderstorms. Upper 60s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, upper 70s.
Thursday: Sunny and 75.
Friday: Sunny and low 80s.

Nice.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Monday: Just in time for beach season, the Palace's movie series is showing Jaws. Monday 7 pm -- $5

Stories

Monday: The Front Parlor storytelling series is back at The Olde English in Albany. This month's theme: "New York City." Monday 7:30 pm

WWE

Monday: WWE Monday Night Raw is at the Times Union Center. "Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, & Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens." Monday 7:30 pm -- $34 and up

Cities

Troy 100 Forum
Monday: The Troy 100 Forum returns. "The Troy 100 Forum is where Troy's business, political, community, educational, religious and cultural leaders meet to talk about topics of public concern. We discuss our views, concerns and hopes for Troy." The panel this time around is a conversation with the city council. Monday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

Albany Skyway
Tuesday: There's a public meeting at the Palace to talk about design ideas for the Albany Skyway. "Initial Skyway design concepts will be previewed at this meeting. ... Learn more about the future potential of the Skyway and share your priorities and design ideas." The Albany Skyway is a project to convert a relatively lightly-used off-ramp from I-787 to Clinton Ave in Albany into a pedestrian-bike connector/linear park between Broadway and the riverfront. The project got a big boost earlier this year when the Cuomo admin committed $3.1 million to it. Tuesday 5-7 pm -- free (pre-registration appreciated)

Mental health first aid
Tuesday: The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee has a discussion at the Albany Public Library about community policing and mental health first aid. Joelle Monaco of the Mental Health Association in NYS is the featured guest. Tuesday 6 pm -- free

Race, Place, Power & Privilege
Wednesday: The Albany Roundtable's annual meeting at the Albany Institute will feature a talk by urban planner Daniel D'Oca titled "Race, Place, Power & Privilege" -- about "tactics to make cities more equitable and inclusive." D'Oca is a principal and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based architecture, planning, and research firm Interboro Partners. The firm published the book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion last year. Wednesday 6 pm -- $40

Troy - live, work, and play
Wednesday: Troy's bid for this next round of the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative has a series of focus groups talking about how to "make Troy the best possible place to Live, Work, and Play." Wednesday 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm

Gardens

The Buzz About Honey Bees
Tuesday: Paul MacPhain of Bee Hollow Farm will be at the Troy Public Library to talk about honey bees and offer a honey tasting. Tuesday 3 pm -- free (pre-register)

Troy Hidden Garden Tour
Thursday: The popular Troy Hidden Garden Tour returns. "The self-guided walking tour features approx. 30 private backyard gardens in the Historic Sage College, Washington Park and adjoining neighborhoods of downtown Troy. ... Some of the gardens feature charming pathways, fountains and pools. Some are filled with flowers, while others have more plants and vegetables -- all lovingly tended by gardeners of all skill levels." The tour is a fundraiser for the Friends of Prospect Park. Thursday 4-7:30 pm -- $10 online (they're also available day-of at the check-in table at Russel Sage)

Looking ahead to the weekend...

Friday: Kevin Hart opens the pop season at SPAC with a stand-up show. Friday 8 pm -- $30 and up

Music

Tuesday: The Front Bottoms at Upstate Concert Hall
Indie rock. With: An Horse. 8 pm -- $22 ahead / $26 day of

Wednesday: Def Leppard + Journey at TU Center
Pour some sugar on me, and don't stop believing. 7 pm -- $49.50 and up

Thursday: This Is The Kit at The Linda
Indie folk rock. With: Adam Schatz (of Landlady). 8 pm -- $12

Thursday: Mama's Broke at Caffe Lena
"Crunchy instrumentals and haunting harmonies." 7 pm -- $16

Thursday: Black Masala at Lost & Found
"[P]art of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands." 9:30 pm -- $8

Thursday: Will Wood at Pauly's
Experimental rock. With: American Opera. 8:30 pm -- $10

Thursday: Funk Night at Parish Public House
"Beau Sasser trio ft. Adrian Tramontano, Justin Henricks, and Adam Siegel on the alto saxophone." 9 pm -- $10

Thursday: Dylan 77 at The Low Beat
10th anniversary of the Bob Dylan Birthday Party. 7:30 pm

Friday: Primus + Mastodon at Cool Insuring Arena (Glens Falls Civic Center)
With: All Them Witches. 7 pm -- $29.50 and up

Friday: The Brockhampton show at Upstate Concert Hall is sold out.

Friday: Black Creek Fiddlers' Reunion at Altamont Fairgrounds
Workshops and old time jams. $30 all weekend / day passes $15 or $20

Friday-Sunday: Sawyer Fredericks at Caffe Lena
Three nights of show. $40

Friday: Kolby Oakley at Lucky Strike Jupiter Hall
Country. With: Chelsea Sulkey Band. 8 pm -- $10

Friday: The Big Takeover at Helsinki Hudson
Reggae/ska/world. 9 pm -- $15

Saturday: The Soul Rebels at MASS MoCA
"This may be New Orleans' biggest, brashest, and best brass ensemble." 8 pm -- $24 ahead / $34 day of

Saturday: Hammerfall at Upstate Concert Hall
Metal. With: Flotsam and Jetsam, Within In The Fire. 8 pm -- $29.50 ahead / $35 day of

Saturday: Willie Nile at The Linda
Rocker. 8 pm -- $20

Saturday: Opera Saratoga Stars of Tomorrow at Skidmore
"Start the season with our fourth annual Stars of Tomorrow concert - featuring 24 singers from around the country who have been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to be members of Opera Saratoga's prestigious Young Artist Program." 7:30 pm -- free

Sunday: Apocalyptica at The Egg
Orchestral rock. 8 pm -- $30 and up

To do list

1. Memorial Day is next Monday, which means it's time to start doing all the summer things.

2. Get those tomatoes and peppers and eggplants planted in the garden.
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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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