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Now Playing
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Josh & Justin
January 5, 7pm
The Schmooze
January 6, 9pm
January 7, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Tap Takeover With Wolf
Hollow Brewery
January 6, 6pm

Mad Jack Brewery @
The Van Dyck
Dick Oatts and Kenny McCabe
January 7, 7pm 

Jeff Nania
January 11, 6pm

Gotham City
January 6, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Sonny & Perley
January 5, 7-10pm
Kylie Hotaling
January 6, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe offers a hearty international crock pot dish.

January 5-11, 2017
Something Rotten!
January 10-15
Mainstage at Proctors

Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!  More...
This Week at Proctors

On The Stage              
Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt - Jan. 7, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Singer-songwriters Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt epitomize the vibrancy and effortless beauty of folk music on both contemporary originals and traditional songs, some poignantly topical but not a whit less beautiful.

On The Screen

Notes on Blindness - January 4 at 3, 5 & 7pm
GE Theatre - Just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping an audio diary. British neurologist Oliver Sacks described Hull's work as the most extraordinary account of blindness he had ever read. 

Arrival - January 9, 10 & 13   
GE Theatre - Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.

2nd Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll
Save the Date!
January 28, 12-5pm

Starting at noon, 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 a participating restaurant location and pick up a map.
2) Stroll around to other restaurant locations tasting fantastic soups for a $1 a cup (3 oz. serving).

We currently have 13 participating restaurants...and counting! Stay up to date on current information by visiting our Facebook Event.

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

Kids Amateur Radio Day  - January 7, 1-4pm 
Explore amateur radio with SMARA, which operates a complete am ateur radio station housed at miSci under the call sign W2IR. Connect with kids across the country,  and maybe even around the world, while you explore the valuable communication tool of amateur radio. Kids' Amateur Radio Day at miSci is part of a national event hosted by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States, with over 150,000 members.
Through January 16, 2017
The model trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.

Challenger Learning Center  
Every Saturday, 2-3pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Join other museum visitors for an out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space to accomplish your mission.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

McChesney Room - 2:30-3:30pm
January 8: Hearty Hearty Love (Folky & fun!)

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Store-wide clearance through January 14
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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