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Music & Entertainment
April 22, 6:30pm
April 23, 6:30pm
April 20, 6-9pm
April 21, 7pm
April 22, 9pm
April 23, 7pm
April 21, 5-9pm
April 22, 6-9pm
April 22, 10pm-2am
April 27, 7pm
Colleen Pratt and Friends
April 21, 7pm
Jill Hughes with
The High Rollers
April 22, 8:30pm
April 23, 6:30 & 8:30pm
Upstate Dance Band
April 22, 9pm
April 21, 7-10pm
April 22, 7-10pm
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The Downtown Dish
This week, we have a recipe for your Passover celebration that is commonly eaten as a breakfast food, when only unleavened bread is permitted.
|WGNA Secret Star Acoustic Jam
| April 27, 7pm
Mainstage at Proctors
Secret Star is an intimate performance, this year featuring four superstars who are ONLY revealed once they take center stage! The stars are introduced one by one, each taking a moment to interact with the crowd, then performing one of their many hit songs. Once all four are on stage, they each take a turn performing their hits and interacting with you, the audience, in a very unique setting. More...
|2016 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
| Downtown Schenectady
Honoree Nomination Deadline: April 29
Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
City of Schenectady
are partnering for a second year to present the 2016
Hometown Heroes Banner Program.
This program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran servicepersons from the City.
Nominate an Honoree!
A number of corporate sponsors are looking for honorees to be featured on their banners. Do you know someone who meets the criteria? Submit the required information to Colleen Merays at the DSIC by
. All nominees will go into a lottery to be selected for a banner.
On The Stage
Mainstage - This beloved annual event will feature Worship Leader & Gospel Singer Lisa Page Brooks, and features a diverse lineup of soulful luminaries.
Education Center - Features interviews with local celebrities, interspersed with improvised responses by the company.
- Chris Lamberth, a New York based actor and comedian who has toured nationally, will share his unique and hilarious stories about growing up in a stable family, meeting Spike Lee, and more.
Mainstage - Presenting two Sibelius compositions reflecting the national struggle of the Finnish people.
Mainstage - Featuring Helen Maksymicz & Ben Reavis playing Goldie, Proctors' mighty Wurlitzer organ.
On The Screen
GE Theatre - A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Armed with this - and a dark sense of humor - he adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
Kung Fu Panda 3 - April 25, 12,2:15,4:30 6:45pm
GE Theatre - When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.
Mustang - April 26, 2:30, 4:45 & 7pm
GE Theatre - When five sisters are seen innocently playing with boys, scandal encircles them in their small Turkish village.
GE Theatre - Jonas Kaufmann stars in Berlioz's feverish fantasia, a furious examination of the complexities of human nature and the seemingly impossible struggle for redemption.
April 23, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
: Nancy Calstaldo will be signing
The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate
and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World
. Anita Sanchez will be signing
In Praise of Poison Ivy: The Secret Virtues, Astonishing History, and Dangerous Lore of the World's Most Hated Plant
April 24, 6-8pm
140 Erie Blvd.
- Ocean of Grace Tour: Prema Hara's mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Come sing and dance, or just come and be!
April 24, 4pm
600 State Street
Annual Organ Concert in honor of St. Cecilia, Patron St. of Music, featuring Elinore Farnum, Terry Gordon & Rachel Brownell. Light reception to follow. Free will offering.
April 26, 10am-12pm
32 Washington Avenue
Spring Break Workshops: Climbing Your Family Tree -
Jump start your young
genealogist, where he or she will learn the basics of exploring and preserving the family tree. Pre-registration is required.
Mohawk River & Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Join us for a fun, family friendly, yet competitive event that provides an exciting adventure
on the Mohawk River and the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path. For individuals, teams, or families!
Through May 20
44 Washington Avenue
Shoe Drive: Clean out your closet and help the programs of the YWCA. Shoes must be wearable with no holes or rips. May be dropped off at the YWCA.
|miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm
May 6, 6-8:30pm
The Board of Trustees of miSci invite you to enjoy an evening of premier networking, gourmet cuisine, live music, an exciting silent auction and a memorable ground fireworks display, all while experiencing the wonders of miSci! Featuring Al Santoro & Friends. Cocktail attire. Valet parking.
April 24, 10am-12 noon
A special time for visitors with autism or other sensory needs to experience the museum. Enjoy interactive exhibits, quiet space and a special We Choose Space.
|Schenectady County Public Library Notes
| Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
The Bremen Town Musicians
April 25, 3pm
Bring the entire family to this wonderful live theatre production put on by the Hampstead Stage Company!
600 Union Street
April 23: Wear clothes from the 1960s and get a free book!
Throughout April: Gardening & Cookbooks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library