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Opens November 23

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

This week's market will be on Wednesday, 11/22
Downtown Farmers Market

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors
CDTA's   FREE Electric City Trolley runs every   Thurs-Sat 4pm-1am, between downtown & Mohawk Harbor -  Route Map

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

151 Bar & Restaurant
Patrick Sharrow
Nov. 22, 5-9pm
Mia Scirocco
Nov. 24, 6-9pm
DJ Smoke
Nov. 24, 10pm-1am
Luke Pascarella
Nov. 25, 6-9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Funk Soul Brother
Nov. 22, 6pm
Funk Evolution 
Nov. 24, 9pm
Nov. 25, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Grand Central Station
Nov. 22, 9:30pm
Mitch Frasier
Nov. 24, 8pm
November 25, 9pm

Dueling Pianos
Nov. 25, 8pm

Pinhead Susan's
Gotham CIty
Nov. 25, 9pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe offers a great way to use up those 
Thanksgiving leftovers.

November 23-29, 2017
Small Business Saturday
November 25, All day

Recognizing the continued growth of Small Business Saturday, the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and the  Capital Region Chamber  are working together for the fourth straight year to drive community awareness of this special day and officially kick off the holiday shopping season for Schenectady's local businesses. Dozens of businesses have created 
in-store specials and activities for Small Business Saturday. Come support your local businesses and #ShopSmall all season long!

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - Nov. 25, 8pm 
Education Center - New York-based comedian Mark Normand has appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Lunch with Santa - Nov. 26, 11am 
Key Hall - Having lunch with Jolly Old Saint Nick is sure to get you on the "nice" list. Lunch with Santa is super holiday-popular and seating is limited, so make sure to get your tickets today!

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Nov. 26 at 1 & 4pm
Mainstage - The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

On The Screen

Hello Again - Nov. 24 & 25
GE Theatre - Based on the celebrated Off-Broadway musical, Martha Plimpton and Audra McDonald are among 10 lost souls chased across 10 periods in New York City history in this musical exploration of love's bittersweet embrace.

Wings (1927) - Nov. 27, 6:30pm  
GE Theatre  - SILENT w/Live accompaniment by Avery Tunningley on Goldie, Proctors' mighty Wurlitzer Organ. A magnificent film in which two young men from different class backgrounds fall in love with the same woman.


Museum Store Sunday
November 26 & 27
Specials on gift store items

As Bees in Honey Drown
Next Week! December 1-3 & 6-10
Schenectady Civic Playhouse

Evan Wyler has just finished a photo shoot. Defined by the media as the "hot young" thing-of-the-moment, Evan captures the attention of Alexa Vere de Vere, a black-clad woman of mystery who's made the world of celebrity her home. In fact, it's her religion. Maybe she's a record producer, maybe she's a film agent; what is clear is that she wants Evan to write the screenplay of her life story. But Alexa vanishes, leaving him to foot the bill for all the dinners and Armani suits they've gone through. More...


November 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
137 State Street
Small Business Saturday SPECIAL Kids' Art Time: We're celebrating our FIRST year of #shopsmall Small Business Saturday with a SPECIAL Kids' Art Time. Drop the kids off from 10:30am-12:30pm for some gift-making fun while you enjoy shopping around downtown Schenectady!
We'll be making ornaments, sharpie coasters & more.

November 25, 11am-7pm
137 South Ferry Street 
Stop by to celebrate Small Business Saturday with music, giveaways,vendors for shopping, complementary eyebrow waxing and braiding.  
Experience & Creative Design 
Holiday Class
November 30, 5:30pm
510 Union Street
Mantel & Stair Holiday Decor Demonstration: Demonstration on  how to make your mantel and stairs a holiday focal point! 

Schenectady Day Nursery
Mark Your Calendar! December 7, 6-9pm
Key Hall at Proctors
It's a Wonderful Night: Get your tickets now to celebrate 115 years of the Schenectady Day Nursery! Featuring a live auction and live entertainment by Kevin Green with Dug Chilton & Friends.

Flowers by Proctors   
Proctors Gift Centre
The Gift Centre at Proctors now offers fresh floral supplied by Felthousen's Florist and Greenhouse of Schenectady. The Gift Centre  stocks bouquets and arrangements starting at $9.95, and will soon give patrons the ability to pre-order a limited selection of holiday arrangements and wreaths. Single roses are also available.

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 Event Highlights: 
Silent Disco
November 22, 9-11pm
The Kicks & DJ Eric Vanderslice
November 25, 8pm

10 North Jay Street    

Maestro: Improv Comedy Showdown
November 24, 8pm
A king or queen to rule the stage! In this exciting format, improvisors compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening's Maestro. 

Spontaneous Broadway
November 25, 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

SenseAble Science
November 26, 10am-12pm
A sensory-friendly science center experience for those with autism and other sensory needs.

Museum Store Sunday
November 26
Specials on gift store purchases and memberships.

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

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
November - Young adult & children's books half price.
Black Friday ONLY: Everything in store 1/2 price
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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