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Opens March 10

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

Music & Entertainment
See box to the right for St. Patrick’s Day event info
March 14, 5:30-8:30pm
Rob Fleming
March 9, 7pm
Funk Soul Brother Live
March 10, 9pm
St. Patty’s & Anniversary Party
March 11, All day
Katie O’Byrne’s
Mitch Frazier
March 10, 8pm
St Patrick’s Day  Block Party
March 11, 8am & 6pm
Marotta’s Bar-Risto
Maria Scirocco Trio
March 1, 7-10pm
Pinhead Susan’s

St Patrick’s Day

Block Party
March 11, 11am

Cliff & Tree

March 9, 7-10pm
Completely Different
March 10, 7-10pm
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Hometown Heroes
Banner Program 2017
The DSIC and City of Schenectady are seeking sponsors for our third annualHometown Heroes Banner Program. Banners honor active duty or veteran servicemembers and will be displayed on light poles in downtown from late May through mid-November. This year, the program has expanded to include eligible honorees from across Schenectady County. Sponsorship commitments are due by Friday, April 7.

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is an easy snack to prepare for family fun on St. Patrick’s Day.
Leprechaun Popcorn

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March 9-15, 2017

Through March 12

Mainstage at Proctors
Long before Dorothy arrives in Oz, 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…

Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Box Office at Proctors will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each. Cash only.

Into the Woods
March 10-12 & 16-19

Schenectady Light Opera Company

A delightful exploration about wishes, family and the choices we make as told through several familiar fairy tale characters by the inimitable Brothers Grimm. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.  More…

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown!

The Luck o’ the Irish is sure to be with you when you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Schenectady! Businesses are rolling out the “green” carpet beginning this weekend with parties, specials, and more.
March 10, 7:30pm – The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a belly-laugh band of hooligans.
March 11 –  Kegs ‘n Eggs beginning at 8am, with a special breakfast buffet. Block Party begins at 6pm under our heated tent with music from Patrick Sharrow, Grand Central Station, and 2096.
March 11 –  The fun kicks off at Noon. Featuring music from Kevin McKrell, Screaming Orphans, and Kilmaine Saints. Grassroots Rebels will play between sets. Food and drink specials, bagpipers, & the Guinness Girls.
March 11 –  Corned beef specials and Irish drink specials throughout the day. Music from The Getdown at 9pm.
March 17 –  Food and drink specials. Music from Joel Fisher, 5-8pm, and TS Ensemble, 9pm-1am. NCAA games on all TVs.
March 16, 7:30pm – Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party with Hair of the Dog.
March 16 & 17 – Irish soda bread and St. Patrick’s themed cupcakes.
March 17 – Corned beef & cabbage meal special, 11am-10pm.

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  
One Woman Sex and the City – March 9, 7:30pm   
GE Theatre – This loving tribute and send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused  version of all six seasons of the beloved show.

To Kill a Mockingbird – March 10-12   
Fenimore Gallery – Classic Theater Guild presents Harper Lee’s classic coming of age story. Atticus Finch, a small town lawyer from the deep South, struggles to bring justice to a wrongly accused man in a bigoted community while teaching his children the importance of tolerance and mutual respect.

Cosy Sheridan & Sloan Wainwright – March 11, 7:30pm 
Education Center – An exciting evening with two richly talented, award-winning singer-songwriters.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! – March 14, 7pm 
Mainstage – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood builds on the pioneering PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, through imagination, creativity and music,

On The Screen

Moonlight – March 11 & 15, 4:30 & 7pm  
GE Theatre – Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough inner-city neighborhood, unsure of his sexuality.

The Big Sleep (1946) – March 13 at 2, 4:30 & 7pm 
GE Theatre – Private investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy man to help resolve the gambling debts of his wild young daughter. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star.


C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios  

March 10, 11am-1pm 
137 State Street

Brown Bag Lunch Open Studio: Bring a lunch, come when you can, leave when you need to, but use your lunch hour to de-stress with co-workers (or not), or meet some new folks. We will have a variety of art materials and project suggestions to work on, or you can just do your own thing! Cost: $5. Register here, or drop in!

The Open Door Bookstore
March 11, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
Liz Zunon signing The Legendary Miss Lena Horne & Poems in the Attic

Schenectady County Historical Society
March 11, 2-4pm
32 Washington Avenue
War on the Middleline with James Richmond, author: Book talk and signing exploring the story of the Kayaderosseras Patent and the pioneers who settled along this freshly cut path in the wilderness and were immediately confronted by war.

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


Musical director of The Mop & Bucket Co. improv theatre group will be behind the keys taking your requests.

March 10, 8pm
A hybrid of a comedy show and storytelling event. The best way to understand it is to just come to it!

March 11, 8pm
An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths, directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros.

Submission Period: February 15 – May 20
A celebration of all courageous artists who manage against all odds to make something beautiful in the face of adversity. As improvisers, we use certain basic tenets of improv as our guides.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

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

Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Library Calendar of Events
Beat The Snow – Winter Concert Series
March 12, 2pm – Mark Tommasone (Classical instrumental)
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
March: Biography& large print books – Half price.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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