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Opens February 10

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

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

Music & Entertainment

February 14, 7-10pm

Josh & Justin
February 9 , 9pm
Funk Soul Brother Live
February 10, 9pm
February 11, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
UFC #208
February 11, 9:30pm
February 10-14

Psychic Medium Katie Manning
February 11, 11am
Comedy with Buddy Fitzpatrick & Meghan Hanley
February 11, 7pm 

Marotta's Bar-Risto
Shiri Zorn
February 15, 6pm 

Mexican Radio
February 10-16
Celebrate Valentine's Week with food and dessert  specials.

Pinhead Susan's
White Water
February 10, 9pm

Erin Harkes
February 9, 7-10pm
Sonny & Perley
February 10, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is a dessert
 for two, for those of you that wish to celebrate a special  Valentine's Day at home.

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February 9-15, 2017
Rivers Casino
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 are now openIf 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!
2017 Schenectady Restaurant Week
Make your reservations!
February 20-26

Enjoy delicious multi-course meals at 23 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

This week, Proctors 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              

Columnist Thomas L. Friedman - Feb. 9, 8pm 
Mainstage - Bestselling author of The World is Flat and New York Times foreign affairs columnist, Thomas L. Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the world. Presented by Union College.

Looking Through A Glass Onion - Feb. 11, 1:30pm 
GE Theatre - Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio as they create their bestselling album.

Deconstructing Magical Mystery Tour - Feb. 11, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Scott Freiman delves into the creative process behind selections from The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.

Fireworks Ensemble - Feb. 11, 8pm  
- With Empire State Youth Orchestra: For one night only, they will provide an evening of improvisation and contemporary American music unlike any other.

The Gender Defenders - Feb. 14, 8pm
Mainstage - Enjoy some HUGE laughs with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Four hilarious comedians discuss their unique views on relationships, love and life. 

On The Screen

I'm No Angel (1933) - Feb.13 at 3, 5 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - Mae West and Cary Grant star in their second - and best - film together. 

Guy Ritchie's SNATCH - Feb. 14, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Jason Statham and Brad Pitt lead an all-star cast in this hilarious gem from director Guy Ritchie. Presented by It Came From Schenectady.

Majestic Salon  
February 9-14
147 Jay Street
Celebrate Valentine's Day: Purchase a pedicure, get a manicure free and 20% off any jewelry or scarf.

Aperitivo Bistro/Parker Inn & Suites
February 10-14
State Street
Treat your sweet this Valentine's Day! For $199+, you get a room, champagne, chocolate strawberries & a $75 dining credit.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios  

February 10, 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!

Healing Path Massage with Jean Sefcovic
February 10-17
670 Franklin Street

Celebrate Valentine's Day with $10 off a gift certificate. Call 527-6070 to make arrangements.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck  
February 12, 2pm
SCCC Carl Taylor Auditorium
Suite of Love: Celebrate love's joy, passion and heartbreak with this captivating program of music, dance and words.

Schenectady County Historical Society  
February 13, 5:30pm
Schenectady Central Library Swanker Board Room
WWI Film Series: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). 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

February 9, 7-9pm
The musical director of The Mop & Bucket Co. improv theatre group will be behind the keys, and he's taking your requests. 

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman
February 10, 7:30-9:30pm
Storytime Time (the areas only pre-booked comedic storytelling show!) returns to The Mopco Improv Theatre! 

Chortle Kombat  
February 11, 8-10pm
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

Discover Butterflies!  
Opens February 18

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
Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

The Whitney Book Corner
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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