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Opens February 17

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

Music & Entertainment
February 21, 7-10pm
Rob Flemming
February 16, 7pm
Ill Funk 
February 17, 9pm
Funk Evolution
February 18, 9pm
Patrick Sharrow
February 17, 8pm
Popa Chubby
February 17, 7 & 9:30pm
Comedy with Rodney Laney & Anthony DiDomenico
February 18, 7pm
Marotta’s Bar-Risto
Mia Scirocco Trio
February 19, 5:30pm
February 15-16

Celebrate Valentine’s Week with food and dessert specials.

The Usual Suspects
February 17, 9pm
Dino Cimino

February 16, 7-10pm
George Krakat
February 17, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is from the American Heart Association and offers a healthy entree option.

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February 16-22, 2017

2017 Schenectady Restaurant Week

Begins Monday –

Make your reservations today!
February 20-26

Enjoy delicious multi-course meals at 24 participating restaurants in Downtown Schenectady and nearby Schenectady County locations for the special fixed price of just $25!
Presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and the Chamber of Schenectady County, an affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber.

Proctors Announces 2017-2018 Season

Proctors has announced the Broadway shows coming to Schenectady for their 2017-2018 season. Among the productions are The Color Purple, the 2016 revival of the musical based on Alice Walker’s novel; Fun Home, the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir; and productions of The King and I, Les Miserables, Finding Neverland, The Bodyguard and On Your Feet!
Proctors also made the surprise announcement that the musical phenomenon Hamilton will be appearing in their 2018-2019 season! Subscribe to THIS season, and you will be guaranteed a ticket to Hamilton NEXT season!

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  
Bale Folclorico Da Bahia – Feb. 16, 8pm   
Mainstage – This marvelous company, with its dancers, musicians and singers, represents the culture, the traditions, the beliefs, the history, the colors, the music, and the movements of the people of Bahia.

Education Center – Leah Bonnema is a stand-up comic based in New York City and has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop.
Mainstage – Let It Be imagines The Beatles had continued their journey, and turns back time to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980.For one night, the Fab Four come together again on stage after a decade apart to perform many of their hits.

Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future – Feb. 19, 3pm   
– Dr. Emmett Brown takes the stage in this electrifying live event as he shares hilarious and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the film, his experience working with Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg, and much more.

On The Screen

The Sleeping Beauty – Feb. 16, 3 & 6:45pm 
GE Theatre – Presented by:Bolshoi Ballet: In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale.

Hell or High Water – Feb. 17, 2:30, 4:45 & 7pm 
GE Theatre – A divorced father and his ex-con brother (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) resort to a desperate scheme in order to protect their family farm from bank foreclosure.
Drums Along The Mohawk – Feb. 20, 2:30, 4:45 & 7pm 
GE Theatre – Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley, but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.
GE Theatre – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna – the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name.
Swan Lake – Feb. 21 & 22   
GE Theatre – A Bolshoi Ballet Encore presents: A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877.


C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios  

February 17, 11am-1pm 
137 State Street
Brown Bag Lunch Open Studio: 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 just do your own thing!

Schenectady Civic Players – “Nunsuch”     
February 17 &18, 8pm
12 So. Church Street

Nunsuch: A one woman comedy written by and starring Pat Brady, and directed by Chris Foster, about a fictitious nun will be performed on the Players’ main stage at 8pm following a 7pm reception in the Green Room. Proceeds benefit Civic Players’ Centennial/Elevator Fund Project.

Schenectady County Historical Society  
February 27, 5:30pm
Schenectady Central Library Swanker Board Room
WWI Film Series: Paths of Glory (1957). In partnership with the Schenectady County Library.

Haven at JFS   
Thursdays, February 16-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

Improv Jam  
February 16,  7pm
A little bit workshop and a little bit show, a jam gives veteran improvisers and newcomers alike a chance to try out games and stretch their improv muscles.
February 17, 8pm
An eclectic concentration of brilliance distilled from the veritable smorgasbord of delights known to the laity as the subconscious
February 18, 8pm
An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths, directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Opens This Saturday!

February 18 – 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
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
600 Union Street
February: Romance novels – $1.00 hardcover; mass market paperbacks, 4/$1.00.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth. 

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp, 143 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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