Above: Rocketman Photo Credit: proctors.org
MONDAY, JULY 8
Sci-Fi Writing with Sam J. Miller
Young writers (ages 8-17) can register online here to take part in this Sci-Fi writing workshop with Sam J. Miller, presented by HACK THE LIBRARY on Monday morning. If you miss out today, you can always sign up and drop by tomorrow at the same time.
@ Hudson Area Library | 11 AM | Free
Empire State Plaza Art Collection Tour
Come to the Empire State Plaza this afternoon for a tour of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller collection, featuring 92 works of modern American art on permanent display
@ Empire State Plaza, Albany | 1 PM | Free
Route 66 Kids Summer Cooking Camp
Running this week, July 8-12, kids ages 8-13 can explore all-American eats and food traditions. There will be some old favorites like chicken pot pie, deep-dish pizza and hand pies, as well as new and exciting dishes like blue corn pancakes, Texas caviar, sopapillas and more. Please bring a container for leftovers with you each day.
@ Different Drummers Kitchen Co., Albany | July 8-12, 1 PM | $275 for the week
Clifton Park Farmers Market
The market is now open until 5 PM every Monday, rain or shine, through October. Come choose from a selection of fruit, veggies, flowers, take-home meals, eggs, jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, chocolate, prepared food, dog treats, and more. Vendors include Butternut Ridge Farm, The Food Florist, Kokinda Farm, Green Jeans Market Farm, Halls Pond Farm, Healthy Gourmet Kitchen, Saratoga Chocolate Co., Home Style Caterers, I’m N.O.T Going to Get Ticked, Bountiful Dog Treats and Mediterranean Cuisine.
@ Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, Clifton Park | 2 PM
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ By Northeast Theatre Ensemble
Tennessee Williams’ tale of alienation and loneliness in the New Orleans summer comes to life on the ADCO patio.
@ Albany Distilling Co. | 7 PM | $20 adults, $12 students & seniors
Poetry Open Mic with D.Colin & Community Writers Workshop
Participants in the NYS Writers Institute Community Writers Workshop with local poet and artist D. Colin will complete their poetry course with a public reading tonight for the first time. So come out and support this year’s writers who are putting their work out there.
@ Troy Kitchen | 7 PM | Free
Starring Taaron Egerton, Rocketman tells the story of Elton John and how he rose to international superstardom.
@ Proctors, Schenectady | 7 PM | $9 adults, $6 students with ID
Colonie Town Band
Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a lively program and both popular and classical music. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
@ Oakwood Cemetery, Troy | 7 PM | Free
With no cover charge, nothing is stopping you from coming to McGeary’s in Albany tonight! Come and listen to his classic, early style jazz sound.
@ McGeary’s, Albany | 7 PM | Free
Adirondack Theatre Festival’s Greatest Hits
Come celebrate Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 25th anniversary with a look back at its most memorable musicals such as “Guys on Ice” and “Altar Boyz,” “Mimi Le Duck” and “Loch Ness,” “Tick, Tick…BOOM,” “Bomb-itty of Errors,” “Heartbeats: and “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat.”
@ Charles R. Wood Theatre, Glens Falls | 7:30 PM | $30
Musicians of NYCB Orchestra
As the first concert in the Luzerne Music Chamber series, Artistic Director, Elizabeth Pitcairn is joined by musicians of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and LMC alum pianist Glen Inanga.
@ Luzerne Music Center | 7:30 PM | $35
Space Cubs, Nicholas Kopp, AG vs. MD
Super Dark Collective presents this Buffalo experimental-electronic act, making waves since it began as Suzanne Lee Bonifacio’s solo endeavor back in 2011. Space Cubs metamorphosed into a band in 2017, longtime collaborator and multimedia/electronic artist Shawn Lewis (Lesionread), visual artist/musician Adam Pressley and percussionist Ken Culton. Their dreamy, textured EP What iff was released in 2018 and their new project The 4th Age is soon to come.
@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga | 9 PM | Free
CALL FOR ART: 3”x3”x3” at Arlene’s Artist Materials
Submissions for the 3”x3”x3” show at Arlene’s Artist Materials in Albany are open through July 20. All artwork is donated and must be three inches square/cubed and signed on the back. Participation is free and artists can drop off completed work to Arlene’s Artist Materials at 57 Fuller Rd., Albany during store hours. All work will be sold for $10 each with part of the proceeds donated to support Collar Works gallery in Troy. A preview show takes place July 29-31 and 3”X3”X3” will be exhibited Aug. 1-17.