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GE to Invest in Facility Upgrades to Enhance GE Campus in Schenectady

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Opens January 29

Sundays, 10am - 2pm
Inside Proctors  
Schenectady Greenmarket
Weekly market with 70+ vendors who produce everything they sell.

Music & Entertainment
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Frank Jaklitsch
January 29, 6:30pm
Yankee Holler Duo
January 30, 6:30pm

Mike Thomas
January 28, 7pm
TS Ensemble
January 29, 9pm
The Chronicles
January 30, 9pm

DJ Spicey
January 30

Patrick Sharrow
January 29, 5-9pm

Jet Crash Boys
January 30, 9:30pm
Frank Jaklitsch
February 3, 7pm

Melissa Sgambelluri Trio
January 29, 6pm

Up All Night
January 29, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Kitchen Jazz
January 28, 7-10pm
January 29, 7-10pm

DVDJ Dread
January 29, 11pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, to help you spice up your Super Bowl Party on Feb. 7. we have an appetizer that will be worth your time to make it.

Spicy Firecracker Shrimp

Jan. 28-Feb. 3 2016
Schenectady Soup Stroll
This Saturday!
January 30, 12-5pm
Downtown Schenectady

There's nothing like the comfort of hot soup on a winter's day! On January 30, restaurants will open their doors to serve a variety of soups to event attendees as they stroll around Downtown Schenectady. Visit any participating restaurant location and pick up a map, then make your way around to other restaurant locations tasting fantastic soups for $1 per cup (3 oz. serving). You may also purchase a bowl for $5. The forecast calls for temperatures near 40 degrees on Saturday...perfect winter weather for strolling, eating, and enjoying Downtown Schenectady!

More Info & Participating Restaurants

The Explorers Club
January 29-31 & February 3-7
Schenectady Civic Players

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire. Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen, and the occasional airship. More...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
January 29-31 & February 4-7
Schenectady  Light Opera Company

Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences. More...

Schenectady Restaurant Week
Mark Your Calendar!
February 22-28

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

Participating restaurants and menus coming soon!  

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Mopco Theatresports - January 29, 8pm  
Education Center - This fast-paced show combines the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event. 

Garth Fagan Dance - January 29, 8pm  
Mainstage - Enjoy works from both Garth Fagan and Norwood Pennewell, as well as new productions from the Company's 45 year history. 

PostSecret: The Show - January 29-31
GE Theatre - A visual, auditory, and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions.

Empire State Youth Orchestra - January 30, 7pm 
Mainstage - Conductor Helen Cha-Pyo w ith Charles Yang performing along with Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO), which is recognized as one of the nation's premier music organizations for youth. 

On The Screen

GE Theatre - Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

GE TheatrePresented as a double feature with Groundhogs Day, Bill Murray stars as a weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again.


Taj Mahal Restaurant   
January 30, 6:30pm
142 Clinton Street
Dine to a repertoire that includes Jazz standards and original compositions performed byThe James Ng Quartet. Reserve in advance for this harmonious symphony. Limited seating dinner at $25.00 per person. Call 518-795-5894 or
email Waheed to make your reservation.

New York BizLab   
February 8, 9-11am
251 State Street
"Jump Start Your Start-Up: Scaling Your Business Through Sales" Come join us for to hear Lorraine Ferguson and Lauren Valentine of Sandler Training, a global leader in sales and management consulting.

Schenectady Today Show
Tuesdays, 10-11am
Underground at Proctors
Be part of the audience for the taping of the weekly Schenectady Today Show. Meet host Ann Parillo and the show's guests.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

February Classes at miSci  
February 15-19
Morning and afternoon classes suitable for grades K-8. Make your reservations now. 

Challenger Adventure  - Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Space is limited; t o guarantee a spot, purchase tickets in advance.
Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library ExpansionCentral Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

Beat The Snow Winter Concert Series  
January 31, 2:30pm
McChesney Room
Musicians of Ma'alwyck

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Throughout February: Romance books on sale: Hardcovers - $1; paperbacks - 4/$1,

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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