Downtown Schenectady This Week: May 11-17


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Opens May 12

Schenectady Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
 Through October 26

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall 
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Jay Street Marketplace
Sundays, 10am-2pm

Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Also shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Music & Entertainment
May 16, 5:30-8:30pm
Steve Cowles
May 11, 7pm
Enlightened Rogues
May 12, 9pm
Funk Evolution
May 13, 9pm
The Pretty Wreckless
May 12, 8pm
UFC #211 Fight
May 13, 8pm
Ed Salvo
May 12, 9pm
Live Music
Every Wednesday, 6pm
Sonny & Perley

May 11, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
May 12, 7-10pm
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The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe will be a welcome addition to your Mother’s Day brunch or dinner.
 May 11-17, 2017

Through May 14

Mainstage at Proctors

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Schenectady! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company will present some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET. More…

The Curious Savage

May 10-14
Schenectady Civic Players

Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best of it, in spite of her step-children’s efforts to have her committed to “bring her to her senses” and thus gain access to her fortune. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty. More…

Celebrate Mom in Downtown Schenectady!

Downtown Schenectady offers many great shops for discovering that unique gift for mom, as well as fantastic dining and service choices. Here is a partial list of some downtown specials for Mother’s Day:

Ambition Cafe: 5/14, 9am-1:30pm – Mother’s Day Brunch
Aperitivo Bistro: 5/14, 10am-2pm – Mother’s Day Brunch
Bel Cibo: An Americn Bistro: 5/14 – Mother’s Day Brunch. Two seatings: 10am & 12pm.
Crossroads Gifts & Wellness: 5/13, Faerie Hair Sparkle; 5/14, Positive Ink & Blessed Beads. FREE gift withall reiki, massage or intuitive reading gift certificates.
Experience & Creative Design: 5/12 &13, All home accessories & Beatriz Ball 20% off for Mother’s Day.
Rare Craft Steak & Cocktail House: Open 11am-9pm with live music, brunch and dinner. Special dishes and cocktails.
The Open Door Bookstore: 5/13, 1-2:30pm: Great book for mom! Alexandra Stafford signs Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves & Meals to Savor Every Slice
The Stockade Inn: 5/14, 10am-2pm – Mother’s Day Brunch

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Tom Paxton & The Don Juans – May 12, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre – Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, folk icon and fun topical songwriter Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter duo The Don Juans, Don Henry & Jon Vezner.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – May 16-17, 7:30pm
Mainstage – This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.

May 11, 6pm
510 Union Street 
Spring Floral Class – Create this beautiful Fresh Mother’s Day arrangement.
137 State Street

May 12, 11am-1pm

Brown Bag Lunch: 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.
May 12, 7-9pm
140 Erie Blvd.
Spirit Medium Drew Cali will connect with those who have crossed over, and will convey messages, love and evidence of love, hope & healing.
May 13, 4-8pm
Schenectady Armory
Please note change of location! 
Join with friends, family and neighbors at the Schenectady Armory for an evening of live performances and a drag show. Events kick off at 4pm with a Solidarity Rally with Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson.

32 Washington Avenue
Women on Wheels: Presented by Ellen Gruber Garvey – How Gilded Age women who found freedom through bicycling fought against people that tried to stop them and why it matters today.

May 13, 8am-4pm
Show Schenectady parks some love, volunteer, and be part of this exciting statewide event! Clean-up hours vary by park. This year’s parks include: Central Park, Jerry Burrell Park, Steinmetz Park, Riverside Park, Wallingford Park, Hillhurst Park, Woodlawn and Woodlawn preserve.
603 State Street
May 14, 3pm
Westminster Concert Bell Choir of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. All are welcome and the concert is free of charge.
Through Memorial Day 
129 Jay Street
Farm & Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region:  A photographic study in black and white of local farms and related subjects by photojournalist Benjamin Halpern.
44 Washington Avenue
Through May 31

Shoe Drive: Drop off your new or gently used shoes (no holes or rips), women’s, men’s & children’s. All funds raised from this project will support YWCA programs.

10 North Jay Street

May 11, 5:30pm
End your work day and start your weekend with drinks and laughter at Mopco.

May 12, 8pm
Comedy without a net! The region’s finest improvisers bring you a night of comedy right off the top of their heads.

May 13, 8pm

Full-contact improv comedy! Two teams compete for laughs and the sweet taste of victory in this fast-paced comedy show.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
The Dudley Observatory
May 16, 8pm
Space Weather and Solar Flares: Outer space is not a very friendly place. Solar winds, flares, and high energy radiation bombard anything that is unprotected in our solar system. What types of dangers are out there, and how can we keep our astronauts safe?
Be part of a simulated mission to space in an innovative learning environment. Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on-board the space-craft.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
600 Union Street
May – Adult hardcover & trade paperbacks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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