Weekend Events

SLCA 12th Annual Holiday Art Fair
When: Sat, Nov 7, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Sun, Nov 8, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park
Want something different, unique, not the same old boring tie or fruitcake? Come to the Holiday Art Fair at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts for all those hard to buy gifts! NEW for 2015! Buy raffle tickets online for donated art by all local artisans! Drawing will be held at 4pm on Sun, Nov. 8. Need not be present to win – winners will be emailed within 24 hours of drawing.
Polar Express Comes to Saratoga
When: Today until Sun, Dec 27, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: North Creek Railway, 26 Station Lane Saratoga Springs
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary By Class and Availability
The Polar Express comes to the Saratoga North Creek Railway. Take your child to experience the magic of the season on a mystical round-trip journey to an extravagantly built North Pole.

Exhibition: The Capital Region in 50 Objects
When: Today until Sun, Apr 3, 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.

Traces: Mary Pat Wager & Rachel Baxter Exhibit at The Arts Center of the Capital Region
When: Today until Thu, Nov 5, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy
Please join us at The Arts Center for an exhibit called Traces that will focus on intuitive responses and moments of transformation.

Liberty Ridge Farm’s Fall Festival
When: Today until Wed, Nov 11, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke
Come spend an Autumn day on the Farm. Check out the Pumpkin Patch, Cornfield Maze, Shows and all the adventures at Liberty Ridge Farm’s Fall Festival.

Marvel Universe Live! At The Times Union Center
When: Thu, Nov 5, 7:00 PM, Fri, Nov 6, 7:00 PM, Sat, Nov 7, 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM, and Sun, Nov 8 at 1:00 PM
Where: Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live show experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Watchable Wildlife: Beavers Nightwalk
When: Thu, Nov 5, 7:00 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
At this time of year, beavers are busy. They are cutting down trees and storing branches for their winter food supply.

Anna Nalick
When: Thu, Nov 5, 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: $20
Known best for her single “Breathe (2AM)” (which has sold nearly 3 million copies to date) Nalick has continued writing introspective, emotive and highly personal music.

7th Annual “To Honor and Serve” Veterans Day Breakfast
When: Thu, Nov 5, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Where: Glen Sanders Mansion, One Glen Avenue, Scotia
Cost: Nonmilitary Ticket – $20; Veteran or Active Military Ticket – $5; Table of 10 Attendees – $180
Please join the Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) at the 7th Annual “To Honor and Serve” Veterans Day Breakfast on Thursday, November 5 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion.

8th Annual Northeast Kidney Foundation Chili Challenge
When: Thu, Nov 5, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Excelsior Springs Conference Center, 47 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs
Cost: $5-$20
If you love chili, this is an event for you! Come and help us decide who has the best chili in the region!

Make Me Laugh Albany Semi Finals
When: Thu, Nov 5, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Comedy Works, 500 Northern Blvd, Albany
Cost: $12
Make Me Laugh is looking for the funniest amateur comedians in your area. Our goal is encourage comedy and comedians all throughout the nation and support young comic dreams.

Mopco Presents: Electric City Improv
When: Fri, Nov 6, 8:00 PM
Where: Underground at Proctors 432 State St, Schenectady
Cost: $6.00 students & seniors, $14.00 general admission
Alf Pacino is back in town. Friday nights at 8 from Nov 6 through December 11, Mopco’s in-house long-form team will present their special brand of lunacy at The Underground at Proctors.

Albany Ski and Snowboard Expo
When: Fri, Nov 6 until Sun, Nov 8
Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany
Cost: $8 in advance / $10 at the door / FREE for kids 10 and under
It’s the 54th annual Albany Ski & Snowboard Expo, presented by Alpin Haus – New York’s largest and longest-running winter sports show!

Family Fun: Seeds, Please!
When: Sat, Nov 7, 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Whether carried by the wind or hitching a ride on animal fur, plants have developed varied and ingenious ways to spread their seeds around and ensure their survival.

Seussical the Musical
When: Sat, Nov 7, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Music Hall (3rd Floor), 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Cost: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors; FREE Children under 10
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!

Lila & The Obsessions
When: Sat, Nov 7, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Guilderland Elks Club, 3867 Carman Road, Schenectady
OPEN TO PUBLIC = MEMBERSHIP DRIVE! Lila & the Obsessions is a 4 member FEMALE fronted FUN classics band specializing in music from the 60’s thru the 80’s & BEYOND!

Animal Spotlight
When: Sun, Nov 8, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, 250 Jordan Road Troy
Cost: Free with cost of admission
Animal Spotlight Sundays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Did you know that CNSE CMOST is home to nearly 100 different kinds of animals?

A Year with Frog & Toad: Presented by Park Playhouse
When: Sun, Nov 8, 2:00 PM
Where: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Cost: $20 for Adults / Children 12 + Under get in FREE
A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved book.

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