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Opens February 3

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment

February 7, 7-10pm

Tyler Pearce Project
February 3, 7pm

Rob Flemming
February 2, 7pm
Local 11
February 3, 9pm
Good Time Charlies
February 4, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Grand Central Station
February 4, 9:30pm
Super Bowl Sunday
6-10pm: UNLIMITED chili, wings & draft beers (all brands) for just $25 per person.

Comedy with Brad Lowery & Brian Cichocki
February 4, 7pm 
Keith Pray Big Band
February 7, 8pm 

Manhattan Exchange
Super Bowl Sunday
Complimentary pizza, wings & subs during the game.

Pinhead Susan's
Carla Paige Band
February 3, 9pm

Tommy Verrigni
February 2, 7-10pm
Brian Patneaude
February 3, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is another great appetizer to serve at your  Super Bowl Party.

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February 2-8, 2017
Rivers Casino Grand Opening
February 8, Noon
1 Rush Street, Schenectady

Congratulations and welcome to our exciting new neighbor,  Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor, whose casino gaming area, entertainment lounge and dining options will open to the public on Wednesday, February 8 at Noon!  If you'll be coming to Rivers during opening week, please watch this public service announcement video for some important visitor information.

We invite you spend time in  Downtown Schenectady before or after your visit to Rivers. Come check out all we have to offer, including our  dining & nightlife, shopping, services and attractions. We also have plenty of public parking. See you in downtown!

Wait Until Dark
February 1-5
Schenectady Civic Players

In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, she discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion. More... 

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage              
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical - Feb 2, 8pm  
Mainstage - The Internationally acclaimed musical is a dazzling theatrical spectacular wrapped into 120 minutes of swirling colors, sparkle, shimmer and electrifying energy. 
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live! - Feb. 3, 7:30pm 
Mainstage - The two-time Emmy Award winning television series comes to the live stage. Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. He will also share stories and footage from his worldwide adventures.

Into The Woods - Feb 3, 3 & 8pm  
Mainstage - Venture back Into The Woods as the Dodgers (Jersey Boys, Matilda) team up with Networks (Phantom, War Horse, South Pacific) to present the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production that became New York's surprise hit of this season.

Bizarre Magic - Feb. 4, 3:30 & 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Brian Brushwood's blend of shocking stunts and unusual magic will leave fans of all ages laughing and amazed. 

On The Screen

Manchester By The Sea - Feb. 1 & 3 
GE TheatreCasey Affleck makes his bid for the golden statue as a Boston janitor, who - after the death of an older brother - is obliged to return home to Manchester to care for his nephew, a responsibility he struggles to accept. 

42nd Street (1933) - Feb. 6 at 3, 5 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - 42nd Street traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening night.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios  
February 3, 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 you can just do your own thing!

Stockade Association
February 4 & 5, 6pm
Intersection of Front St. and N. Ferry St.

Illuminate the Neighborhood to Commemorate the 1690 Schenectady Massacre: Meet at the statue of Lawrence the Indian to take an hour-long walking tour of the neighborhood, which will be lit up with luminaries each night. Sunday at 7pm, two local "experts" on Stockade history, David Cornelius and Joe Doolittle, will tell tales from the Stockade of 1690 at Arthur's Market. Program & dessert: $4. 

Schenectady County Historical Society  
February 6, 5:30pm
Schenectady Central Library Swanker Board Room
WWI Film Series every Monday at 5:30pm in February. The first in our series was released during World War I: Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder Arms. 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. Come together for mutual support from others who are grieving. Led by our professional clinicians, participants will learn about the reality of their own unique grief and share their pain in a supportive setting.

2017 Schenectady Restaurant Week
Mark Your Calendar!
February 20-26

Enjoy 3-course meals at participating restaurants for the special fixed price of $25. Presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Chamber of Schenectady County, an affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber.

Participating restaurants and menus coming soon!

10 North Jay Street

February 3, 8-10pm
Some of the region's finest improvisers bring you a night of comedy right off the top of their heads.

Chortle Kombat  
February 4, 8-10pm
An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths, directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros. The goal? Vanquish the opponent and take home the sweet, hilarious victory!

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

February Break Workshops
February 20-24
Sign up for classes during February Break. AM/PM workshops for students in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. $25/per student/class - 10% discount for members. Seats are limited. 518-382-7890

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. 

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

Mid-Winter Book Sale  
February 4, 9am-5pm
February 5, 1-4pm
Central Library, McChesney Room
All books $1.00. Adult fiction and non-fiction

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Starts February 1: 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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