Downtown Schenectady This Week: March 28-April 3

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Dumbo

Opens March 29
 

Saturdays, 12:30, 2 & 3:30pm
Sundays, 4 & 5:30pm
433 State Street, 4th Floor
Downtown Schenectady’s new eSports league at Urban Co-Works presents the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 season through May 12. Visit the Gaming Insomniacs website for details, schedules, team info and tickets.

Gaming Insomniacs to Host $5000 High School Scholarship eSports Gaming Tournament

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

Music & Entertainment
 
Garland Nelson
March 28, 6pm
Pat Decker
March 29, 6pm
Gordon Street
March 30, 9pm
James Hood
March 28, 6pm
Late Night Philosophers 
March 29, 9pm
Errorsmith
March 30, 9pm
The Melissa Sgambelluri Trio
March 28, 6-9pm
David J Music
March 29, 7-10pm
E.J. Hopeck
March 30, 7-10pm
Kevin and Josh (2096)
March 29, 8pm
Large Farva
March 29, 9:30pm
Levin Brothers
March 29, 6:30pm
Bobby Previte Quintet
March 30, 6:30pm
I Love 90’s Party
March 29, 10pm
Cliff & Mia
March 28, 7-10pm
Teresa Broadwell
March 29, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady? Rivers Casino & Resort at nearby Mohawk Harbor offers a regular schedule of events & promotions.
March 29, 8pm
Van Slyck’s
March 30, 8pm
Van Slyck’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe features
a classic primavera pasta
with creamy, tangy goat cheese.
Spring Veggie and
Goat Cheese Spaghetti

College Corner
March 28-April 3, 2019

2019 Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Be a Hero…
Sponsor a Hero!

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering for a fifth year to present the 2019 Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members from Schenectady County. Banners may be sponsored by individuals, businesses or organizations.

Sponsor Deadline: THIS Friday, March 29

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical

March 29, 8pm
MainStage at Proctors
Based on the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Cruel Intentions pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. The two diabolically charming step-siblings bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl – and anyone who gets in their way – they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation and the cruelest game of all: love. More…

This Week at Proctors
 
On the Stage
 
Stuart Little – March 29-30
GE Theatre – A revolutionary idea, the PB&J Café will give young theatre-goers the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in an art activity, dine during the live musical theatre performance, and come home with autographs from their favorite actors.
The 8th Step Presents: Joe Jencks – March 30, 7:30pm 
The Addy – An international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist, Jencks merges conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing.
Underground – Headliner Matt Koff is an Emmy-winning television writer and stand-up comedian.
On the Screen
 
On The Basis of Sex – March 27-28 
The Addy – Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg works with her husband Martin to bring a groundbreaking case of gender discrimination before the Supreme Court.
Ruben Brandt, Collector – March 29-April 4
The Addy – A psychotherapist with a love of great art is haunted by his favorite paintings. He decides that he can stop them from possessing him, only if he instead possesses the paintings.

Etcetera…
Through March 31
Join Riverside Maple Farms and Discover Schenectady to celebrate maple season with a week of events, food and maple tree tapping. A variety of downtown businesses will be creating delicious dishes using Riverside maple products throughout the week!
March 30, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
Willie Deane will be signing his new book, Love.

March 30, 12-3pm
Robb Alley at Proctors
Help Us Grow: 2nd Annual Fundraiser and Celebration. Featuring: Silent Auction, food and fun, music, poetry, rap, visual art & more. Celebrate the power of expressive arts!


March 30, 2:30pm
12 S. Church Street
PINOCCHIO: Presented by Saratoga Opera To Go – A whimsical 40-minute adaptation of the classic story by Carlo Collodi is the perfect introduction to opera for your children.


March 30, 3pm
First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church Street
America Dreams of Russia – Daniel Godfrey’s From a Dream of Russia for clarinet, violin and piano is paired with Glinka’s Trio Pathetique and Rick Sowash’s Daweswood Suite, as well as music of Gliere and Maude Powell for a special afternoon of Russian and American music.


March 30, 3-7pm
129 Jay Street
An Inaugural Exhibition Opening: Featuring the one-person exhibition by Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu. Prior to the opening reception from 5-7pm, Erbas-Sorkunlu will conduct a hands-on ebru workshop beginning at 3pm. Pre-registration is required for the workshop.


First United Methodist Church 
Through April 13
603 State Street
Annual Lenten Photo Show: Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s Lenten Show. For each of the five weeks during Lent, a different theme has been chosen. Submit up to three photos that reflect the weekly theme.


March 27, 7:30-9am
Urban Co-Works, 433 State St., 4th Floor
Make Workplaces Work for You: Engaging discussion about the benefits of co-working spaces and strategies for enhancing the traditional office environment. Presented by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network.
April 3, 5:30pm
433 State Street, 4th Floor
Networking with a Twist – Join us as we help you make new connections while completing a surprise creative activity along the way. Fun guaranteed!


Rotary Schenectady
April 4, 4:30-8:30pm
Schenectady Armory Center
Karaoke & Talent Competition:  Local celebrity judges with cash prizes. Now is your chance to showcase your wildest talents that you can complete in 3-4 minutes.The cash bar will make the performances seem better, or provide the liquid courage leading up to your act!


Veteran’s Build Program – Are you a veteran ready to own a new home? Qualifying veterans are encouraged to apply for our Veteran Build Partnerships. For more information, call 518-395-3412 ext. 108 or email [email protected].

miSci (museum of innovation and science)
http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/index.html
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & 
Saturday: 9am-5pm; Thursday: 9am-8pm;
Sunday: 12-5pm

SenseAble Science 
March 31, 10am-12pm
A special time for children on the autism spectrum and their families. SenseAble Science guests can enjoy miSci’s interactive exhibits, a quiet space, and a special planetarium show at 11am.

Butterflies & Blooms 
Through April 14
Butterflies are back at miSci! Discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house. 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

Karen B. Johnson Library

99 Clinton Street
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm

March 31, 2:30pm
Featuring: Etude Club of Schenectady

600 Union Street
All proceeds benefit the Schenectady County Public Library

10 North Jay Street

March 28, 7:30pm
An Improvised Comedy about Terrible People. Small time capers gone disastrously wrong! You decide who has secret desires, passions, and flaws.
March 29, 8pm
It’s ladies night at Mopco. Come see an evening of all female, all improvised comedy.
March 30, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience.
March 30, 11pm
A one-night-only stand-up show. Olivia was featured on all three seasons of Comedy Central’s hit show Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle.
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