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CDTA Capital Moves
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Opens January 22

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

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Everest Rising
January 22, 6:30pm
South Allen
January 23, 6:30pm

Josh & Justin
January 21, 7pm
Big Johnson Blues Band
January 22, 9pm
The Deadbeats
January 23, 9pm

Mia Scirocco Trio
January 21, 7-10pm
Patrick Sharrow
January 22, 5-9pm
January 23, 10pm-2am

On Your Mark
January 23, 9:30pm
Ed Salvo
January 27, 7pm

Colleen Pratt
January 21, 7pm
Mike Stern
January 22, 7 & 9pm

Big Radio
January 22, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Completely Different
January 21, 7-10pm
Teresa Broadwell
January 22, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, we have a simple recipe that's gluten free, low carb, and really easy to make.

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

January 21-27 2016
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Through January 24
Mainstage at Proctors

The Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more - plus some surprising new twists! More...

Schenectady Soup Stroll
Next Weekend!
January 30, 12-5pm
Downtown Schenectady

There's nothing like hot soup on a cold winter's day! On January 30, restaurants will open their doors to serve a variety of hot 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.

More Info & Participating Restaurants

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  

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - January 22, 7:30pm
GE Theatre - LIVE, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up is a  light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1  best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. 

Mopco Theatresports - January 22, 8pm  
Education Center - This fast-paced show combines the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event. 

Princess Luncheon - January 23, 12:30pm  
Visit with beautiful princesses and enjoy a special kid- friendly lunch with goodie bags and coloring activities. All Princess Luncheon attendees are welcome to dress as their favorite princess! 

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show  - January 23, 8pm  
Education Center - Featuring Josh Gondelman, a writer and comedian living in New York City who charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit.

Word Plays: Stormy Weather - January 24, 2pm
Fenimore Gallery - We've all experienced stormy weather - either actually or metaphorically. Come hear these fabulous stormy stories.

An Evening with Garrison Keillor - January 25, 7:30pm  
Mainstage - Master storyteller and host of Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," Garrison Keillor is one of the most beloved raconteurs and commentators of our times. For more than 40 years, he has been drawing pictures with his words and nudging us with his gentle, sardonic humor.

On The Screen

The Peanuts Movie - January  24 
GE Theatre - Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission, taking to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, as Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

Chi-Raq - January 20   
GE Theatre - A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata.

GE Theatre - Katniss Everdeen, with the Games destroyed, and under the leadership of President Coin, agrees to become the "Mockingjay," a symbol of rebellion. Her main focus: To save the recently captured Peeta. 

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.


January 20, 2:30pm
Central Library: McChesney Room
"How the Stratton Air Force Base Supports Scientists in the Field" - The Air National Guard  of Glenville, NY, will discuss their important role in transporting scientists to and from to the Antarctic.

Growing or Starting a Business?
Begins January 23, 2016
Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful
small business at an intensive eight session training course
offered by the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The
College of Saint Rose.

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.

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

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. To guarantee a spot, purchase tickets in advance.

January 31, 10am-12pm
A sensory friendly science center experience for   those with autism and other sensory needs. 
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 24, 2:30pm
McChesney Room
Terri Roben and MaryAnn Kosek: Jazz

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Throughout January: Mass market paperback books: 4/$1.00. Clearance sale January 2-16: all books half price.

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


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