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Fantastic Beasts:
The Crimes of Grindelwald
  Now Playing

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
This Week's Market will be held on Wednesday
Downtown Farmers Market
Stop down during lunch for fresh local produce, beautiful flowers, yummy fruit and so much more.
Music & Entertainment

The Pretty Wreckless
November 21, 9pm
80s/90s Dance Party with
DJ Scabz
November 23, 9pm
Ill Funk 
November 24, 9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Late Night Philosophers
November 21, 9pm
The Refrigerators
November 23, 9pm
Still Prodigal
November 24, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
The Accents
November 21, 9:30pm
Grand Central Station
November 23, 9:30pm
November 24, 9:30pm

Pinhead Susan's
Thanksgiving Eve Bash
November 21, 10pm
Flannel Millennium
November 23, 8:30pm

Closed for Thanksgiving
November 22
Peg Delaney Trio featuring 
Earl Davis
November 23, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, we feature a fun way to use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers. 

November 22-28,  2018
Small Business Saturday
November 24

The  Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and Capital Region Chamber have partnered for the fifth straight year to drive community awareness of Small Business Saturday and officially kick off the holiday shopping season for Schenectady's  local businesses.

The DSIC and Chamber have encouraged businesses to create in-store specials, contests, discounts and other activities on Small Business Saturday, all aimed at boosting local excitement for the day and bringing customers to Schenectady for a full day of shopping, dining and exploring. Come join us on November 24 and throughout the holiday season to #ShopSmall! More...

Participating Businesses and Specials
This Week at Proctors

On the Stage

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours - Nov. 23, 7:30pm
GE Theatre - A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party - A multi-media event to inform and deepen our understanding and history of the individual performers, songs and stories during the creation of iconic albums. 

Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show - Nov. 24, 8pm 
Underground - Andy Sandford made his late night debut on Conan and his first TV special, Shameful Information, was released in July of this year to critical acclaim.

One Funny Mother - Nov. 28 & 29, 7:30pm
GE Theatre - Dena Blizzard is a comedian and mother of three who has starred in a one-woman show, "One Funny Mother," and created "Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People." 

On the Screen

A Star is Born - Nov. 21 at 1, 3:45 & 6:30pm
The Addy - A talented young singer (Lady Gaga) has just about given up on her dream to make it big, when a seasoned musician (Bradley Cooper) discovers - and falls for her - while coaxing her into the spotlight.

Free Solo - Nov. 23-29
The Addy - National Geographic portrait of free climber Alex Honnold, presenting an engaging study of a perfect match between passion and personality as Alex becomes the first person to climb El Capitan.

Elf - Nov. 24, 11am
GE Theatre - After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to New York in search of his true identity.

The Winter's Tale - Nov. 27 at 2 & 6:30pm
GE Theatre - Shakespeare's great play of the irrational and inexplicable illustrates how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age.

Clinton Street Mercantile (The Merc) 
148 Clinton Street
NOW OPEN! Just in time for all your holiday shopping. Stop by and see the many varieties of handmade items available for purchase in this new retail incubator. They also offer  a 375 sq. ft.   Creative Studio that accommodates up to 30 guests and is an ideal place for workshops, social events and other creative endeavors.

128 Jay Street
November 28, 1-2:30pm
Susan Verde signs three picture books

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios        
November 24, 10-11:30am
137 State Street
SPECIAL Kids' Art Time - Come celebrate Small Business Saturday  and get ready for the Holidays! You'll be making THREE customized gifts to give to loved ones. AND, as an extra bonus, we have a very special book giveaway courtesy of our friends at the Schenectady County Public Library.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm;  Thursday: 9am-8pm; 
Sunday: 12-5pm

November 25, 10am-Noon
A special time for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. Guests are invited to enjoy a sensory-friendly museum environment with hands-on exhibits and activities, and a special 11am planetarium show.

1-2:30pm (rain or shine)
Take a safe glimpse at the sun! Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots. Other objects such as the moon and planets may also be visible. In the event of poor weather, we will have hands-on activities indoors instead.

Schenectady County Public Library

Central Library

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

All libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving

600 Union Street
November Sale: Children's & young adult books.
All proceeds support the Schenectady Co. Public Library

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 Weekend: 

  Cage Wars 39
  November 24, 7pm
  Event Center

 Madame ZZ and Her Gentleman
 November 24, 8pm
 Van Slyck's

10 North Jay Street

Maestro: Improv Comedy Showdown 
November 23, 8pm
In this exciting, winner-take-all format, improvisers from around the Capital Region and beyond compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening's improv comedy champion. 

Spontaneous Broadway
November 24, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. Vote for your favorite song and see it brought to life by our performers as they improvise an entire hour-long musical around it! 

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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