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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
Music n Entertainment
The Otherside – An Evening of Red Hot Chili Peppers
January 21, 10pm
January 24, 7-10pm
Doug Leiby
January 19, 6pm
The GetDown
January 20, 7pm
Ill Funk
January 21, 9pm
Katie O’Byrne’s
Big Johnson Blues Band
January 21, 9pm
Closed For Private party
January 22
Marotta’s Bar-Risto
Mia Scirocco Trio
January 25, 6pm
Ed Salvo Band
January 20, 9pm

The Stockade Inn

Eileen Mack & Peg Delaney
January 19, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
January 20, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe can be served as an appetizer, or as an entree by adding a couple of sides. 
French Onion
Beef Sliders
January 19-25, 2017

Urinetown The Musical
January 20-22 & 26-29

Schenectady Light Opera Company

A 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, forcing a government ban on private toilets. Anyone caught going anywhere other than the pay-as-you-go abodes, owned and operated by the Urine Good Company, will be sent to the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown. This crowd-pleasing satire, reminding us it’s a “Privilege to Pee” but to “Follow Your Heart,” has romance as well as comedy. More…

2nd Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll

Next Weekend!
January 28, 12-5pm

Starting at noon, restaurants in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot soups to event attendees as they stroll around downtown.

To participate in the Schenectady Soup Stroll:

1) Visit a participating restaurant location and pick up a map.
2) Stroll around to other restaurant locations tasting fantastic soups for a $1 a cup (3 oz. serving).

We currently have 24 participating restaurants! Stay up to date on current information, including soup recipes, by visiting our Facebook Event.

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  
John Cleese Live – January 19, 7:30pm  
Mainstage –  Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A after a Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.            
Stockade Music Live! – January 20, 7:30pm  
GE Theatre – Join Stockade Kids for a one-night-only concert experience combining their original music with popular songs for a live-mashup concert never before heard or seen.              
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
January 22, 3pm
Mainstage – Fresh Voices: The strong young voices with whom we’re proud to share our stage are the Niskayuna High School Chorus, directed by Christina Pizzino-Catalano, in Mass of the Children, a 2003 non-liturgical mass by the British composer John Rutter.
On The Screen
Chicago (1927) – January 23 at 2, 4:30 & 7pm  
GE Theatre – The earliest version of the true crime tale of Roxy Hart, the wild, jazz-loving, married woman who killed her boyfriend in cold blood and became a media sensation as she finagled her way out of being convicted. SILENT w/score of 1920s jazz and pop recorded.
Loving – January 24, 25 & 26  
GE Theatre – The true story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and were married in Virginia in 1958, yet their marriage was illegal under Virginia law, leading them to be first jailed, and then banished from the state.

The Bier Abbey
Saturdays, 11am; Sundays, 10am
613 Union Street

NEW! Weekend Brunch : The Bier Abbey is now open for brunch Saturday & Sunday. Chef Jeremy has created a wonderful menu to satisfy all of your brunching needs. Brunch ends both days at 2:00pm and our regular menu resumes. Brunch Menu

Crossroads Gifts & Wellness  
January 18-20
131-133 Jay Street
Anne Austin returns doing Spiritual Counseling and Guided Readings. Private sessions are available by advanced appointment or by chance. Anne sees many returning clients, so a reservation is recommended.

Union College 
January 21 – June 18
Nott Memorial
Mandeville Gallery: Radical Kingdoms –
Contemporary works are juxtaposed with early works, such as John James Audubon’s The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, and lesser-known artists of the time. Opening reception Jan. 26, 5-6:30pm.

10 North Jay Street

Improv Jam – January 19, 7-9pm 
A little bit workshop and a little bit show. Gives veteran improvisers and new comers alike a chance to try new things and stretch their improv muscles.

Friday Night Fringe – January 20, 8pm
Dollars to Donuts: Bringing their blend of shortform and longform improv to the Mopco stage for the first time!
Alf Pacino: Mopco’s house team brings their unique brand of ephemeral world-building and story telling to life on stage.
Spontaneous Broadway! – January 21, 8-10pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs they have created on the spot.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Invention Convention 2017  
19th annual regional and statewide invention competition for students from grades K through 8. An added bonus is that Invention Convention is aligned with NYS MST Learning Standard 5, which relates to Technology and Engineering Design. Must submit online application on or before March 10. 

Challenger Learning Center  
Every Saturday, 2-3pm & 3:30-4:30pm
Join other museum visitors for an out-of-this-world experience! See what it’s like to do experiments in space to accomplish your mission.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Library Calendar of Events
Beat The Snow Concert Series
McChesney Room, 2:30-3:30pm
January 22: Kitchen Jazz
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
All multi-media half price.
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