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Opens January 12

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment

151 Bar & Restaurant
Garland Nelson
Jan. 11, 6-9pm
Patrick Sharrow
Jan. 12, 6-9pm

Centre Street Pub 
The Revenuers
Jan. 11, 6pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Steve Cowles
Jan. 12, 8pm
Josh Casano
Jan. 13, 8pm

Pinhead Susan's
Harmonic Duo
January 12, 8:30pm

Rare Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher
Jan. 11, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Colleen Pratt 
Jan. 11, 7-10pm
Peg Delaney Trio with
Earl Davis
Jan. 12, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe can be used as an alternative appetizer for game day in place of the usual chips and dip.

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January 11-17 , 2018
3rd Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll
Save the Date!
January 27, 11am - 4pm
Downtown Schenectady

Beginning at 11am, restaurants in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot soup to event attendees as they stroll around downtown.

To enjoy the Schenectady Soup Stroll, start by downloading a PDF map from our website, or pick one up at a participating restaurant. Then stroll around to various restaurant locations and taste fantastic soups for a $1 a cup (3 oz. serving).

Participants and soup recipes coming soon!

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

MainStage - The Adventures of Boof Margarine by filmmaker/composer Dave Keen, who is a Niskayuna native, pays homage to the silent comedies of the golden era of cinema. An original silent film will be viewed as a full symphonic composition is performed by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. 

David Brooks - Jan. 17, 7:30pm  
MainStage - Political analyst and author David Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth.

On The Screen

Murder on the Orient Express - Jan 10-11 
The Addy - A lavish trip through Europe rapidly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train in this wonderful all-star treat! Everyone's a suspect as Detective Hercule Poirot sifts through 13 strangers to find the killer before another person ends up dead.

Last Flag Flying - Jan. 12-18  
The Addy - Thirty years after serving together in Vietnam, "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Jan. 12, 7pm
GE Theatre - Raoul Duke and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. 

Bob Dylan: Trouble No More - Jan. 13-15   
The Addy - R are concert footage from the singer's "Christian period," when he toured small venues playing nothing but songs about his new faith. 

Globe: King Lear - Jan 16 at 2 & 6:30pm  
GE Theatre - The King decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realize the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.


Jan. 13, 2pm 
137 State Street
Everything is Lit: All teens and tweens are welcome to express and learn to delve deeper into finding their voices and shouting them out to the world. Each session will allow for new avenues of expression--pin-making, sidewalk poetry, journaling, Stockade literature scavenger hunts, and so much more. 

Jan. 14, 2:30pm
SUNY SCCC, Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
The Schenectady County Human Rights Coalition's Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition will host a 50th Anniversary Celebration. This year's keynote speaker is New York State Assembly Member and DNC Vice Chair Michael A. Blake.

January 25, 6pm
426 State Street
Live Cooking Show: Enjoy food and wine as Executive Chef Frank Tardio prepares a classic Italian "Sunday
Dinn er."  $60 per person includes a four-course meal, wine and cooking demo. 

1 Rush Street

Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady?  Rivers Casino & Resort, located at nearby Mohawk Harbor, offers a regular schedule of events and promotions.

This Week's Event Highlight:  
January 12 & 13, 10pm

10 North Jay Street    
Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman
January 12, 8pm
Enjoy a fresh mix of true stories told by comedians, storytellers, performers and beyond - think The Moth or This American Life - but every story is either funny or has a twist that will leave you laughing!

January 13, 8pm
Two teams compete for the highest score in this fast-paced comedy showdown. Performing scenes and songs inspired by audience suggestions, teams are awarded points by our panel of judges.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm

Holiday Train & Toy Show
Ends January 15
Featuring an intricate display of running model trains and animated toys, courtesy of Upstate Train Associates.  Plus, explore a giant LEGO display created by a Legoland master builder or see the festive "Season of Light" show in the planetarium.

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

Beat the Snow Concert  
January 14, 2:30pm
Mark and Chris Tommasone 
Classical covers with Jazz improvisations.  Free and open to the public.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Through January 13 - Everything in the store is half price.

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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