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Now Playing
 

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment
With Albany Distilling Co.
February 27, 7-10pm
JECCO Duo
February 28, 7-10pm
Mike Thomas
February 23, 6pm
The GetDown
February 24, 9pm
TS Ensemble
February 25, 9pm
Steve Cowles
February 24, 8pm
2096
February 25, 9:30pm
’90s Night Featuring Realation
February 24, 8-11pm
Comedy with Moody McCarthy & Dennis Rooney
February 25, 7pm
Marotta’s Bar-Risto
Mia Scirocco Trio
February 24, 7pm
Teresa Broadwell

February 23, 7-10pm
Bronte Roman
February 24, 7-10pm
Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week we have a great comfort food recipe to make while we are still in the throes of winter.

College Corner
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Events       Hagen String Quartet
Feb. 26, 3pm
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1, 2017

2017 Schenectady Restaurant Week

Through February 26
Call for reservations!


Enjoy delicious multi-course meals at 24 participating restaurants in Downtown Schenectady and nearby Schenectady County locations for the special fixed price of just $25!
Presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Chamber of Schenectady County, an affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber.

WICKED
March 1-12

Mainstage at Proctors


WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” More…

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Mainstage – He has starred on the hit comedy show Blue Collar TV and, in 2012, he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.
Brain Candy Live – Feb. 24, 8pm  
Mainstage – “A cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group.” Adam Savage and Michael Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun. This experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.
Word Plays: I’m Still Here – Feb. 26, 2pm  
Fenimore Gallery – In so many instances, people need perseverance to make a change. Come hear stories about people who strove for many years to reach their goals.
ZZ Top – Feb. 26, 8pm 
Mainstage – A/K/A “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Etcetera 

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios  

February 24, 10am-1pm 
137 State Street

Brown Bag Lunch Open Studio: Join us for a special Winter Break Open Studio! We’ll have extra hours so you can beat the cold and come in and CREATE! We will have a variety of art materials and project suggestions to work on, including mini-canvases, sharpie tiles, CD mandalas, shaving cream art & MORE! $5/suggested donation.

Schenectady County Historical Society  
February 27, 5:30pm
Schenectady Central Library Swanker Board Room
WWI Film Series: Paths of Glory (1957). In partnership with the Schenectady County Library.

Winter Break Programs – Check out the various winter break programs being offered to students grade 2 and up.

Haven at JFS   
Thursdays, through April 6, 6-7:30pm
First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street
Grief Support Group: If you’ve experienced a loss and are struggling with the overwhelming feelings of grief, Haven
can help. Led by professional clinicians, participants will learn about the reality of their own grief and share their pain in a supportive setting.

10 North Jay Street

Improv Jam
February 23, 7pm
A little bit workshop and a little bit show, a jam gives veteran improvisers and newcomers alike a chance to try out games and stretch their improv muscles.
February 24, 8pm
A king or queen to rule them all! In this exciting format, improvisers of all levels compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening’s winner.
February 25, 8pm
An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths, directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)
http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/index.html

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
 
 

February 26, 10am-Noon

Visit miSci on the last Sunday each month for a special time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. Guests can enjoy miSci’s interactive exhibits, quiet space and a special planetarium show at 11am.


Now Open!

Through April 23

The butterflies are back at miSci! Watch butterflies at every stage of life — from egg to the chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
February 26, 2pm: Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC)
(Broadway music!)
600 Union Street
February: Romance novels – $1.00 hardcover; mass market paperbacks, 4/$1.00.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
 
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

                   
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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp, 143 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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