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Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

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

Music & Entertainment

Melissa Sgambelluri Trio
January 26, 5-9pm
Patrick Sharrow 
January 27, 6-9pm
Grand Central Station
January 28, 10pm-1am

Aperitivo Bistro
January 31, 7-10pm

Dave Kitchen Trio
January 31, 7pm

Mike Thomas
January 26, 6pm
Funk Evolution
January 27, 9pm
TS  Ensemble
January 28, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
The Lustre Kings
January 27, 9:30pm
Erin Harkes Duo
January 28, 9pm

Marotta's Bar-Risto
January 25, 6pm

Pinhead Susan's
90s Throwback Party
February 27, 10pm-1am

January 26, 7-10pm
Completely Different
January 27, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is a great vegan appetizer to serve at this year's   Super Bowl Party.

Baked Mango Sriracha
Cauliflower Bites

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Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2017
2nd Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll
This Saturday!
January 28, 12-5pm

Starting at noon, 25 restaurants in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot soups to event attendees as they stroll around downtown.

To participate in the Schenectady Soup Stroll:
1) Visit any participating restaurant location and pick up a map
2) Stroll from restaurant to restaurant tasting delicious hot soups for $1 per 3 oz.cup

CLICK HERE for a list of participating restaurants, soup recipes and a downloadable event map. Happy sampling and strolling!

Wait Until Dark
January 27-29 & Feb 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...

Urinetown The Musical
January 26-29
Schenectady Light Opera Company

A 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, forcing a government ban on private toilets. Anyone caught going anywhere other than the pay-as-you-go abodes, owned and operated by the Urine Good Company, will be sent to the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown. This crowd-pleasing satire, reminding us it's a "Privilege to Pee" but to "Follow Your Heart," has romance as well as comedy. More...   

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage              
90s Grunge Revival - Jan. 27, 7:30pm  
GE Theatre - Break out your flannel and rock out to music by some of the best bands of the Grunge Era. Tributes to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, STP and the Foo Fighters. After party to be held at The Van Dyck.

HOT 99.1FM Presents Freddy VS Jason - Jan. 27, 8pm 
Mainstage - Two of Hip Hop's longest lasting superstars have teamed up to bring together a classic show of their collective major hits and anthems.

One Man Star Wars Trilogy - Jan. 28, 3:30 & 7:30pm
GE Theatre - Canadian actor and uber-geek Charles Ross brings his solo madcap creation to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. 

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - Jan. 28, 8pm 
Education Center - Seth Herzog is a popular NYC-based comedian and is the resident comedian and regular sketch performer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Domino: A Van Morrison Experience - Jan. 28, 8pm 
Mainstage - Atlanta singer Greg Hester recreates the aura of Morrison onstage with all of the joy of the diminutive Irish giant at his best.

On The Screen

Loving - January 25 & 26  
GE Theatre - The true story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and were married in Virginia in 1958, yet their marriage was illegal under Virginia law, leading them to be first jailed, and then banished from the state.

Why Be Good (1929) - Jan. 30 at 3, 5 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - Vivacious Colleen Moore, then America's highest paid actress and top box office draw, wonderfully captures the rebellious flamboyance of the '20s.

Manchester By The Sea - Jan. 31, 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. 

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

Improv Jam - January 26, 7-9pm 
A little bit workshop and a little bit show. Gives veteran improvisers and new comers alike a chance to try new things and stretch their improv muscles.

January 27, 8-10pm
A king or queen to rule them all! In this exciting format, improvisors of all levels compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening's winner.
Spontaneous Broadway! - January 28, 8-10pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs they have created on the spot.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

SenseAble Science - January 29, 10am -12pm
A sensory-friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs. 

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

Beat The Snow Concert Series 
McChesney Room, 2:30-3:30pm
January 29: Bien Baez and Michael Clemen

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
All multi-media half price.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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