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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

November 5-11November 12-18November 19-25 • November 26-Dec.2

SUNDAY

MONDAY
TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

26

 

MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Seth Glier, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and activist • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org


Mahaiwe • London National Theatre in HD: “Follies” — Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical • 2 pm • $17, or #10 for under 21 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

THEATER
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Ghent Playhouse • “The Little Mermaid” (runs Nov. 24-Dec. 10) • 2 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • 2 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Lady Bird” about Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson who fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (runs Nov. 22-28) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Berkshire Theatre Group • Children’s Holiday Extravaganza — Entertainment, Face Painting, Popcorn, Pizza, A Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Raffles and Prizes and More! • noon-2 pm • at the Colonial • Tickets: FREE! Limit of 6 tickets per transaction



 

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FILM

 

 

Images • “Lady Bird” about Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson who fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (runs Nov. 22-28) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 



 

Tuesday
28

 

THEATER
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Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 8 pm

 

FILM


Crandall Library • film “The Last of the Mohicans.” (1992). In the American Colonies, England and France, aided by Native American allies, wage a fierce and savage war for a continent neither is destined to control. Amidst the conflict, Hawkeye, a frontiersman raised by Mohicans, and Cora Munro, the daughter of a British officer, fall desperately in love• 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508, x3 or www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Images • “Lady Bird” about Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson who fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (runs Nov. 22-28) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

 

MISC.


Schuylerville Public Library • Santa at the Library. Santa is returning to the Library this year to visit with all of the children! Join in the fun today and have a photo opportunity with the man in red, enjoy some cookies, and do some craft projects together. Open to all children • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu

 

Skidmore • Curator’s Tour • noon • Tang • more info at 518-580-8080


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MUSIC


Mahaiwe • encore of Met Opera Live in HD: Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel” • 1 pm • $25 or $10 for age 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Chapin Hall • free • music.williams.edu

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Garrison Keillor with

Robin & Linda Williams • 7:30 pm • at the Colonial • tickets ($80) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

THEATER
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Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Schuylerville Public Library • Movie Trivia. Dazzle everyone with your trivia knowledge and earn yourself a prize • 6:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu




 

Thursday
30

 

MUSIC

 


Berkshire Theatre Group • Ain’t Wastin’ Time: A Berkshire Tribute to Gregg Allman with Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band & Friends • 7:30 pm • at the Colonial • tickets ($27.50) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Will Dailey, independent singer-songwriter who is committed to the beauty of simplicity • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Williams • Williams Brass Ensemble Director David Wharton leads the group in a celebration of brass • 7 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu


 

THEATER
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Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • multi-author book signing during Saratoga’s annual Victorian Streetwalk • 6-8 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Maker Space: Duct Tape Wallets. Kids, come and create your very own customized wallet with duct tape • 3:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu



DECEMBER 1

 

MUSIC

 


Helsinki Hudson • Sara Watkins, best known as the fiddler in the platinum-selling progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($25-$35) at helsinkihudson.com


THEATER
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Dorset Players • “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (runs December 1-3 and 8-10) • 7:30 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “The Little Mermaid” (runs Nov. 24-Dec. 10) • 8 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • 10 am & 7:30 pm


Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.

 

Annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting • The step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street, with Santa lighting the Christmas tree

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media • An investigative reporter working to fuse righteous journalism and innovative storytelling, Azmat Khan’s groundbreaking work has taken her to conflict zones around the world • 7 pm • at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue in North Troy • more info and directions at 518-272-2390 or www.mediasanctuary.org

 

20th Annual Christmas in Cambridge Events throughout the weekend all over town. Check out the website for more info.  cambridgenychamber.com

 

 

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MUSIC


Helsinki Hudson • Upstate New York native Martin Sexton — a singular blend of folk, soul, jazz, gospel, and pop • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($45-$55) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” (also on 12/3) • today’s times, 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Colonial • tickets (adults $29.50-$43.50; children $20.00-$28.50) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

DANCE

 

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: “Taming of the Shrew” pre-show talk with Jacob’s Pillow • 12:40 pm • free

Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Taming of the Shrew • 1 pm • $17, or $10 for 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org

 

THEATER
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Dorset Players • “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (runs December 1-3 and 8-10) • 2 pm


‘Ghent Playhouse • “The Little Mermaid” (runs Nov. 24-Dec. 10) • 8 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • 2 & 7:30 pm


Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 8 pm

 

MISC.

 

 

(12th annua) Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair • 10 am - 2 pm • Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center, Salem, NY

 

Paramount • Festival of Trees — Auctioneer Bob Prozzo presents a huge selection of assorted auction items including vacation getaways, sport ticket packages, gift certificates, one-of-a-kind experiences, home furnishings and more • Doors/cash bar opens at 5:30 pm; Live Auction at 6:45 pm • info and tickets ($10) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

 

20th Annual Christmas in Cambridge Events throughout the weekend all over town. Check out the website for more info.  cambridgenychamber.com


 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 3

 

MUSIC


Helsinki Hudson • Jamaican-born funk-poet Everton Sylvester • 7 pm (doors 5 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Mahaiwe • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, with a Celtic Family Christmas • 7 pm • $25-$75 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

DANCE

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” (also on 12/2) • today’s times, 1:30 & 4:30 pm • Colonial • tickets (adults $29.50-$43.50; children $20.00-$28.50) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

 

THEATER
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Dorset Players • “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (runs December 1-3 and 8-10) • 2 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “The Little Mermaid” (runs Nov. 24-Dec. 10) • 2 pm


Hubbard Hall • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (runs Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-Dec. 3, with exceptions) • 2 pm


Skidmore • “The Suppliants” (runs Nov. 28-Dec. 3) • 2 pm

 

20th Annual Christmas in Cambridge Events throughout the weekend all over town. Check out the website for more info.  cambridgenychamber.com