Mid February Doldrums

Styx
When: Thu, Feb 18, 7:30 PM
Where: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Styx, the band from Chicago that rose to top-hit status in the 1970s and early 1980s with songs that included “Lady,” “Come Sail Away” and “Blue Collar Man”.

Times Union Home Expo
When: Fri, Feb 19 until Sun, Feb 21, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Times Union Center and Empire State Plaza, Albany
Cost: $5 – $14
Attend the Capital Region’s largest and longest running consumer home expo. Browse through two buildings of home, garden and food with over 400 booths.

The Annual Mac-n-Cheese Bowl In Albany
When: Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: Marcelle Athletic Complex at Siena College in Loudonville
Cost: $20 for adults and $5 for kids (age 5 – 12)
Mac ‘n Cheese is a favorite food of all ages! Come to the Marcelle Athletic Complex at Siena College and taste 30 different varieties of the dish, prepared by local restaurants. Then, vote for your favorites!

Bowling for PAWS 2016
When: Sun, Feb 21, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Playdium Bowling Center, 363 Ontario St, Albany
Cost: $25 for individuals or $115 for a team of five
A FUN-Raiser for PAWS!! Bowl as an individual or form a team of 5 people and join us on at 11 AM on Sunday, February 21 at the Playdium Bowling Center in Albany!
Food For Thought – Autism In Love
When: Thu, Feb 18, 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: $8.00
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest.

Open Mic Night. Every Thursday
When: Thu, Feb 18, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: The Barrel Saloon, 942 Broadway, Albany
A place wear Amateur singers can belt out their favorite songs in a safe and happy environment.

Acoustic Happy Hour at The Capital
When: Fri, Feb 19, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Capital: American Eatery, 55 N Pearl St, Albany
Every Friday Night from 6-9. Come on down and enjoy live acoustic performances from our local Albany talent.

Albany Civic Theater Presents Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller Musical Show
When: Fri, Feb 19, 7:30 PM
Where: Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Avenue, Albany
Cost: $18
One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, it has moments of devastating beauty that are simply unforgettable.

The Carboys Band Live at Cafe Nola
When: Fri, Feb 19, 6:31 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Cafe NOLA, 617 Union St, Schenectady
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Carboys Band doing a rare acoustic live show!

Hair of the Dog at the Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge
When: Fri, Feb 19, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge, 237 Union St, Schenectady
Cost: Tickets $15 advance, $18 day of the show
The Capital Region’s internationally renowned Irish/Celtic rock band.

Laugh From Below Comedy Show
When: Fri, Feb 19, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Comedy Works, 500 Northern Blvd, Albany
Cost: $10 in Advance; $15 at the door
STAND UP COMEDY! Join us for a night of laughs with National Touring Headliner Nathan MacIntosh!

V-Day 2016: Albany – A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer
When: Fri, Feb 19, until Sat, Feb 20, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: The Grille at 138, 138 Washington Avenue, Albany
Cost: $35
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer runs February 19 & 20, at The Grille at 138 located at 138 Washington Ave, Albany. Seating is at 6:30 with dinner being served at 7PM and the show following dessert.

Holly & Evan Band w/s/g The Bonnie Masons at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy
When: Fri, Feb 19, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Dinosaur BBQ, 377 River Street, Troy
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Beethoven Festival
When: Sat, Feb 20, 7:30 PM
Where: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Cost: $19-$60
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra features the Piano students of Emanuel Ax: Orion Weiss, Dong Hyek Lim, Niko Namoradze, George Li, and Louis Schwizgebel.

Dolly Dagger Jimi Hendrix Tribute
When: Sat, Feb 20, 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: $12
Dolly Dagger is a fresh, dynamic band, based in western Massachusetts, dedicated to the celebration of Jimi Hendrix and his music.

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute in Albany
When: Sun, Feb 21, 8:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg Performing Arts Center, 1 State St, Albany
Cost: Tickets are $39.50 | $3.00 higher day of show

Empire “Skate” Plaza – Part of Winter at the Plaza
When: Today until Tue, Mar 8, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Now in its 5th year, the tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open daily through March 13th, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and skating is free.

Butterfly House at miSci
When: Today until Sun, Feb 21, 11:00 AM
Where: miSci (museum of innovation and science), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Cost: $6.50 +
Escape cabin fever, and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s new indoor butterfly house.

Exhibition: The Capital Region in 50 Objects
When: Wed, Feb 17, until Sun, Feb 21, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History & Art
Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors + students with ID; $6 children 6-12; under 6 Free; museum members free
It’s not often that you see a video game and a chamber pot together in an exhibition. It’s even more unusual when both are highlighted as historic artifacts.

Open House: Animals of the Front Room
When: Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers?

Frozen (Movie Event)
When: Thu, Feb 18, 3:00 PM
Where: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Cost: $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Children

Family Fun Day!
Scrabble & Chess Night
When: Thu, Feb 18, 6:30 PM
Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Come out for an evening of word-building fun playing Scrabble® or a challenging game of chess with your friends and neighbors. Anyone age 17 and up is welcome to come.

Follow the North Star – Planetarium Program
When: Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 AM
Where: Henry Hudson Planetarium, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany
Cost: $3 per person – all seats
Winter Break Public Astronomy Program

Try Hockey For Free
When: Sat, Feb 20, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION – Registration Required
OGS and USA Hockey invite boys and girls to the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink to Try Hockey For Free as part of Hockey Weekend Across America.

CBA 7th Annual Indoor Yard Sale
When: Sat, Feb 20, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Colonie
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) Indoor Yard Sale – The 7th Annual Christian Brothers Academy Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, February 20, from 8am-3pm.

Family Fun: Exploring Outdoors
When: Sat, Feb 20, 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Parents and preschoolers are invited to explore the outdoors together during this guided program.

Weird Science with Professor Sparks
When: Sat, Feb 20, 10:30 AM
Where: FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
She’s BAAACK! Come spend the morning at the Museum exploring the science of fire.

21st Annual Ballston Spa Winter Fun Festival!
When: Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: Bath Street Hill and Elks Club on Hamilton Street in Ballston Spa
The 21st Annual Winter Fun Festival wil be held Saturday, February 20, in the Village of Ballston Spa!

miniMake Challenges-Snowflake Art
When: Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: SUNY Poly Children’s Museum of Science & Technology
Visit SUNY Poly CMOST to explore science in our maker workshops for children. We will work together to learn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects.

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