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Opens November 3

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors
FREE Electric City Trolley runs   

Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops & real time trolley progress.
Music & Entertainment

Dos Amigos
Nov. 2, 6pm
The Deadbeats
Nov. 3, 9pm
Nov. 4, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Mitch Fraiser
Nov. 3, 8pm
UFC 217
Nov. 4, 8pm

Keith Pray Big Band
Nov. 7, 8pm

Mexican Radio
Day of the Vegan Celebration 
T wo-day event with food
specials, giveaways, and tequila specials.
November 1 & 2

Pinhead Susan's
Lisa & The Nightlife Players
Nov, 3, 9pm
Big Radio 
Nov. 4, 9pm

Joel Fisher
Nov. 2, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Tommy Verrigni
Nov, 3, 7-10pm
Peg Delaney Trio featuring 
Earl Davis
Nov, 4, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish

Dating back  to colonial times, this recipe highlights a clever election day tradition where versions of this cake were baked and  taken to polling places to encourage citizens to get out and exercise their civic duty.

November 2-8, 2017
Fun Home
Through November 5
Mainstage at Proctors

The musical FUN HOME won five 2015 Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, and made history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. More...

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

8th Step Presents: Holly Near, Brother Sun & Guests - Nov. 4, 7pm 
GE Theatre - 50th Anniversary Celebration! Shared interests in poetry, guitar & protest music, theater, peace, justice & coffee created a lasting, if eccentric, community. Join us as we celebrate w/artists who represent the substance of our music. 

The King's Singers - Nov. 7, 7:30pm 
Mainstage - The group tours across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season. Instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King's Singers are consummate entertainers.

On The Screen
Pottersville: A Magical Life - Nov. 2, 7pm  
GE Theatre  - Jump start the Holidays with this contemporary "It's A Wonderful Life." The plot centers on Maynard, a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot.

OKJA - Nov. 3 at 2, 4:30 & 7pm
GE Theatre - The story of a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a joyfully gentle, totally fascinating, and absolutely massive animal named OKJA.  

Moulin Rouge - Nov. 6 at 1:30, 4:15 & 7pm  
GE Theatre - In Paris at the cusp of the 20th century, a young poet (Ewan McGregor) plunges fully into the furnace when he begins a passionate affair with the Moulin Rouge's most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman).


Downtown Schenectady Holiday Bazaar
December 9 & 10, Jay Street
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and the Jay Street Business Association are seeking vendors for the new  Downtown Schenectady Holiday Bazaar,  an outdoor seasonal marketplace that will feature an array of vendors and artisans in heated tents offering original art/photography, quality crafts, holiday decorations & gifts, collectibles, homemade food, wine & beer, and more.  Click here to apply by November 17

November 1, 6:45pm
707 Union Street
Wine Pairing Dinner: Four wines from Coté Mas will be presented and paired with exquisite food prepared by Executive Chef Fabrice Vittoz and his team. In addition, the opening course will feature Champagne by Aubert & Fils, while dessert will be paired with Château Suduiraut's Castelnau de Suduiraut from the Bordeaux region.

128 Jay Street 
November 2, 6pm
Thomas Reed Willemain Book Signing: 
Working on the Dark Side of the Moon: Life Inside the National Security Agency
November 4, 1-2:30pm
John Gray Book Signing:  God Needed a Puppy
November 5, 10am-2pm
Holiday Open House: 20% off all holiday items! Delicious breads baked from the amazing Alexandra Stafford, author of "Bread Toast Crumbs, " plus olive oils and vinegars from Niskayuna-based Evergreen Olive Oil Company. Other refreshments & prize drawings.

Experience & Creative Design
Annual Holiday Open House
Nov. 3, 5-8pm; Nov. 4, 10am-5pm; Nov. 5, 11am-4pm
510 Union Street
Annual Holiday Open House: Christmas ornaments & decor, wreaths & swags, florals, home decor, and so much more!

November 3, 6:30-8:30pm
137 State Street
Painting with Spirit: Local Artist Edie Cannizzo and Interfaith Minister Victoria O. Milne, MS, will lead two exciting "Paint with Spirit" Angel workshops.

Nov. 5, 2pm
907 State Street
World War I 100th Anniversary: Tom Kelly, retired Siena College professor, tells of the doughboys, airmen, sailors, the Argonne and the Amistice of the "Great War."

November 7, 11:30am-7pm
600 State Street
12th Annual Election Day Ziti Dinner! Includes ziti, meatballs, salad, 
rolls & butter, dessert and coffee or tea. Take out orders, please call 
518-225-4616 after 11am.

Capital Region Chamber
November 8, 5:30-7:30pm
NYBizLab, 251 State Street
What's Next Tech Valley? An engaging and insightful discussion about the evolution of the Capital Region and what the future holds for the area. Enjoy this exciting opportunity to check out the New York BizLab and hear from industry experts. Presented by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network.  Register today
Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange
November 9-12
Schenectady & Around the Capital Region
Empowering emerging filmmakers to complete and present their projects in a rapidly changing media landscape by leveraging world-class industry expertise through a lab process. The Annual Northeast Filmmakers Lab Screening will take place around the Capital District, with a curated screening of international and local short films taking place on at Proctors in Downtown Schenectady on November 11 at 7:30pm.

96 Jay Street
Introducing a new menu and hours for Bel Cibo! Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5-8pm.  Now offering  dinners to  go! 
Rivers Casino & Resort

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.

This Week's Highlight Event: 
   November 4, 5pm

10 North Jay Street  
Improv Ladies' Night
November 3, 8pm
It's ladies night at Mopco. 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. So bring your girlfriends and kick back with a night of comedy inspired by you.

Spontaneous Broadway
November 4, 8pm
Where performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. 

iSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

November 7-12
Wall-to-wall hands on STEAM for all ages. Science Festival is included in general miSci admission! Everyone attending the Science Festival will be issued a wristband. Visitors can enter and leave miSci throughout the day without re-purchasing admission as long as they have their wristbands.

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

All Libraries will be closed November 7 for Election Day

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
November - Young adult & children's books half price.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

College Corner
Nov. 11, 8am-4:15pm

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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