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Starts January 5

Thanks for a great first season! The trolley will return this spring.

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
Patrick Sharrow
January 4, 5-9pm
Mia Scirocco
January 5, 6-9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Josh & Justin
Jan. 4, 6pm
The Still Prodigals
Jan. 5, 9pm
Jan 6, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Ed Salvo
Jan. 5, 7pm

Pinhead Susan's
Harmonic Duo
January 5

Rare Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher
Jan. 4, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Tommy Verrigni 
Jan. 4, 7-10pm
Teresa Broadwell
Jan. 5, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is an Indian dish that you can fix in your crock pot. Come home to a savory ready-to-eat meal!

January 4-10 , 2018

Chicago the Musical
January 5-7
MainStage at Proctors

This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers! More...

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

Starting 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

Memories of Elvis - Jan. 5, 7:30pm  
GE Theatre - Starring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Bill Cherry, featuring Patrick Johnson and Matthew Boyce. These three Elvis Tribute Artists recreate the feeling that "Shook Up" the world in the '50s, '60s, and '70s and replicate it in true fashion and spirit just the "Way It Was."

On The Screen

Jane - Jan. 3-4 
The Addy - The story of a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

National Theatre: Young Marx - Jan. 4, 2 & 6:30pm 
GE Theatre - Captured live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

LBJ - Jan. 5-9
The Addy - The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, from his young days in West Texas to his unexpected ascent to the White House.

Murder on the Orient Express - Jan 5-11 
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.


December 5, 6:30-8:30pm
137 State Street
Parent Night OutTake two hours to yourself every other Friday! Drop the kids off  for an evening of art filled fun, while you enjoy some kid-free adult time. 

January 7, 11am-3pm
508 State Street
Come for a hard hat tour of the 11 new uber-luxurious apartments at the Foster Complex, available for lease starting February 1st! All open house attendees will receive a $25 gift certificate to Slidin' Dirty, Capoccia Wine Lounge or The Make-Up Curio!

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 6, 8pm

10 North Jay Street    

Improv Ladies' Night
January 5, 8pm
Come see an evening of all female, all improvised comedy. Ladies get a discount at the cafe tonight with $1 off our beer and wine.

January 6, 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

Inside Edison's House of Magic: 125 Years of Innovation at GE
This exhibit celebrates 125 years of innovation and invention in the Capital Region with General Electric. The exhibit will look at the Capital Region at the founding of GE, its inventions of the last 125 years, the scientific pioneers who led the field, and the employees who made the company run. 

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 7, 2:30pm
American Music Sampler Program: Bien Baez & Betsy Lehmann with  Michael Clement, accompanist
Free and open to the public.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
January 2-13 - Everything in the store is half price

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


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