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Opens November 10

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

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

151 Bar and Restaurant
Garland Nelson 
Nov. 9, 6-9pm
Grand Central Station
Nov. 10, 9pm
The Cover Ups
Nov. 11, 9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Josh & Justin
Nov. 9, 6pm
The Skeleton Keys
Nov. 10, 9pm
Joel Fisher & The Still Prodigals 
Nov. 11, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Mia Scirocco Trio
Nov. 10, 7pm
Patrick Sharrow
Nov. 11, 8pm

The Security Project: The Timeless Music of Peter Gabriel
Nov. 11, 6:30 & 8:30pm

Pinhead Susan's
Grassroots Rebel
Nov. 10, 9pm

Joel Fisher
Nov. 9, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Bronte Roman
Nov. 9, 7-10pm
Brian Patneaude
Nov. 10, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish

This week's recipe offers pumpkin lovers out there a different or additional dessert to serve this year  for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

College Corner

Schenectady County
Community College


November 9-15, 2017
A Live Conversation with Nathan Lane
November 10, 7:30pm
Mainstage at Proctors 

The evening will begin with a showing of one of his most defining and hilarious films, The Birdcage, followed by a live moderated discussion with Nathan himself. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from his life and the exemplary career which has earned him two Tony Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and numerous other accolades and nominations. More... 

West Side Story: Youth Production
November 10-12 & 16-19
SLOC Musical Theater

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers and places them in the vibrant battleground of New York City's West Side in the 1950s. With soaring, sophisticated, and diverse melodies; energetic and athletic dance battles; and a remarkably salient social message. More... 

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

An Evening with Alan Alda - Nov. 9, 8pm
Mainstage - A lifelong lover of science, Alda would like everyday people and science to shake hands. He has helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where scientists learn the communicative skills to help the world understand science better without all the jargon.

Golden Oldies Spectacular - Nov. 11, 7pm 
Mainstage - Six outstanding acts that will bring the audience back to the wonderful era of the late 1950s/early 1960s, as well as a salute to veterans.

2017 Tellabration! - Challenges
 - Nov. 12, 3:30pm  

GE Theatre - Come hear stories of what happened when people responded to challenges. Presented by Story Circle at Proctors. 

The Beach Boys - November 14, 7:30pm
Mainstage - The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. 

The Illusionists Present Adam Trent - Nov. 15, 7:30pm
Mainstage - Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of the world's best selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle.

On The Screen

Conor McGregor: Notorious - Nov. 10, 7pm 
GE TheatreNotorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor's meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents' spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and 7-figure pay-packets in Las Vegas.

CHICAGO: The Movie (2002) - Nov. 13 at 2, 4:30 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - Based on an actual criminal case in 1920s Chicago, murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together. With the help of Billy, the town's slickest lawyer, they fight each other and the public for the fame that could keep them from the gallows. 
Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire - Nov. 14 at 2 & 6:30pm 
GE Theatre
- Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem's bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Tragedy Girls - Nov. 15 at 3, 5 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - This funny twist on the slasher genre follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who - after kidnapping a serial killer and forcing him to be their mentor - use their online show about real-life tragedies as a springboard to cement a legacy for themselves as modern horror legends. 


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

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.

November 11, 10am-2pm
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In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council's Recycling Team wants to  raise awareness of all the materials that can easily be diverted from the landfill by choosing to recycle and donate. Click for activities and list of items you can recycle. 

128 Jay Street 
November 11, 12pm
Carl Heilman Signing  The Adirondacks: Season by Season
November 12, Noon-1:30pm
Jeffrey Diamond Signing  Live to Tape

November 11, 10:30-11:30am & 12:30-1:30pm
137 State Street
Kids Art Time:This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc. 

November 15, 5-9pm
426 State Street
Cheers to 10 Years!   Join the folks at Aperitivo Bistro to celebrate their 10th year of business! $10 donation may be paid online or at the door to support the Schenectady Ambassadors. Complimentary small plates & hors d' oeuvres, music by Music Man Entertainment, and a cash bar.
Experience & Creative Design 
Holiday Class
November 19, 1pm
510 Union Street
Fresh Thanksgiving 2-Candle Centerpiece Class:This centerpiece will feature beautiful fall colors and long-lasting flowers. Tickets can be purchased in-store or by phone for $55.00 plus tax, or on our website for $64.00.

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 11, 8pm

10 North Jay Street    

Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman
November 10, 7pm
Enjoy a fresh mix of true stories told by comedians,
storytellers, performers and beyond. Every story is either funny or has a twist that will leave you laughing!

Spontaneous Broadway
November 11, 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 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
November - Young adult & children's books half price.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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