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When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: $20/$15 members/$12 students 18 and under
FEATURING TED PUGH AND FERN SLOAN with Sheri Bauer Mayorga performing American songs of the period Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan are Mr. and Mrs. Ripley in the Actors' Ensemble's production of Hamlin Garland's wry and touching stories about the hard scrabble lives of farmers in the Iowa prairies of the 1880s. Sheri Bauer Mayorga will provide musical interludes of American music of the period. Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan founded The Actors' Ensemble in New York in 1985 along with other professional actors inspired by the acting techniques taught by Michael Chekhov. Pugh began his career at the Arena Theater in Washington DC in the early 1960s and soon after became a founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres in the US. Sloan has performed and taught the Michael Chekhov technique in the US, Canada and Europe. She has played leading roles in numerous regional theaters in the US including the Guthrie Theater and Off-Broadway. Sheri Bauer Mayorga is a vocalist and songwriter living and performing in Columbia County.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: 339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Cost: Tickets $15 in advance $20 at the door
Broke Housewives of New York is a humors look at the different dynamics of married couples who have struggled with economic constraints and infidelity issues.....you don't want to miss how this all unfolds at the end.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Where: Colonie Center, Hilton Music Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Jim Plumadore at Hilton Music Center on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:30pm for a FREE guitar clinic.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: $20/$15 members/$12 students 18 and under
FEATURING TED PUGH AND FERN SLOAN with Sheri Bauer Mayorga performing American songs of the period Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan are Mr. and Mrs. Ripley in the Actors' Ensemble's production of Hamlin Garland's wry and touching stories about the hard scrabble lives of farmers in the Iowa prairies of the 1880s. Sheri Bauer Mayorga will provide musical interludes of American music of the period. Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan founded The Actors' Ensemble in New York in 1985 along with other professional actors inspired by the acting techniques taught by Michael Chekhov. Pugh began his career at the Arena Theater in Washington DC in the early 1960s and soon after became a founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. He has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres in the US. Sloan has performed and taught the Michael Chekhov technique in the US, Canada and Europe. She has played leading roles in numerous regional theaters in the US including the Guthrie Theater and Off-Broadway. Sheri Bauer Mayorga is a vocalist and songwriter living and performing in Columbia County.
When: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three
Sheri Bauer Mayorga teaches and leads a series of three Community Sings exploring Rounds Traditional and Classic including the trickier rounds no one ever gets to sing by Mozart, Haydn, Bernstein, Schickele, and with good fortune, a few by Columbia County composers! Come and join a craze at the ground level. Not for sissies.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Lionel Popkin is an inventive, highly original dancer and choreographer. He and his company will introduce the Just for Fun audience to the world of modern dance through a performance exploring the joys of movement and music and giving the audience an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves. Pamela Squires in the Washington Post wrote, "Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark." 
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 9:00 PM
Where: 339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $10.00
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde will be celebrating the release of their second album "Fruit of Hope" in their hometown. Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents their annual "Spiritual Heritage." This free event is a celebration of how our unique religious backgrounds and cultures create our diverse congregation in Christ. Come enjoy live performances of piano, harp, poetry and dance. There will also be personal stories of conversion. We invite individuals from all faiths to come rejoice with us! This event will be held on August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at 420 New Scotland Ave. in Albany. Please contact us at 518-542-5746 for further details. Refreshments will be served.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:45 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: $30/$25 members/$15 students 18 and under
Lionel Popkin, who is half-Jewish/half-Indian, explores how our origins define who we are. His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny. His latest work Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, co-founder of the famed Denishawn Company, who brought "Orientalism" to Western dance. Was the iconic "Miss Ruth" a trailblazer, a thief, or something in between? Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore features a live performance of an original score by Guy Klucevsek for accordion and violin that evokes both Klezmer and Indian music. Currently Popkin is an Associate Professor of Choreography and Performance at UCLA. "delightfully mercurial" ... "fabulous actions" ... "I enjoy seeing Popkin's shifting from solid to liquid to gas and then to just a flash of wide smile." -Lisa Kraus, The Philadelphia Inquirer
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Capital Repertory Theatre
Cost: $250
This week long program for students, ages 14-17, will be an immersion in scene-work and Master Classes led by theatre industry professionals. Students will get first-hand insight and the opportunity to hone their skills in areas such as: Scene and partner work from classic theatre pieces Character development Speech and movement for the stage Monologues Training with real life perspective Performance experience is preferred but not required. All levels are welcome. Space is limited but your potential isn't! Deadline for enrollment is July 25th.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Identical Cuban triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. Each wants the same thing: to be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana. Who will be chosen? Directed by Sylvie Collier. UK. 2011. 58 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
An intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists- now in their 70s, 80s and 90s- who gave birth to modern ballet. Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. Belgium. 2005. 118 minutes.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Teenagers perform "Kontakthof" by Pina Bausch. This was the last film and the last interview with the world-famous dancer and choreographer. Every Saturday, 40 students, aged 14 to18, rehearsed under the direction of Bausch dancers Jo-Ann Endicott and Bénédicte Billiet, and under the intense supervision of Bausch herself. This film by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann documents the process culminating in the opening night performance. Germany. 2009. 92 minutes. German with English subtitles.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Six of George Balanchine's finest stars, Maria Tallchief, Mary Ellen Moylan, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler pay a moving tribute to the legendary choreographer and describe how he shaped them as dancers and influenced their lives. USA. 1989. 86 minutes
When: Today until Wed, Dec 31, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: 340 First Street, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15.00
African Drum and dance classes. Saturdays at Family community center. Drum Class, 3:00-4:00 Pm. Dance Class,4:00-5:30 pm. All Levels Welcome.
When: Today until Wed, Dec 17, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Geno's on the Avenue, 2197 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
Cost: 0.
Weekly Open Mic -Every WEDNESDAY Night - 8-11pm. Bring your vocals, instrument & cords or what have you....Full back line provided. 21+ only.
When: Today until Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Where: Downtown Albany
Cost: Free
The 2014 Sculpture in the Streets program hosts "Play Me, I'm Yours" in downtown Albany, an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram. On display outdoors from June 13, 2014 through July 27, 2014, at different locations throughout downtown Albany's business and entertainment corridors.
When: Today until Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: The Lakehouse in Albany’s Historic Washington Park
Cost: Amphitheatre Seating is Free | Reserved Seats and Premium Bleacher Seats Go On Sale May 1, 2014
Someone will win a new truck… and a new lease on life…Hands on a Hardbody is based on the award-winning documentary of the same name. This moving and exhilarating new musical is sure to delight audiences in July, 2014 in Washington Park!
When: Today until Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Schacht Fine Arts Center, Theatre Institute at Sage
Cost: $675
Come join the unique culture that IS Summer on Stage for an exciting three week program in the performing arts with fellow "Thespians." Daily classes in acting , singing, dance, stage combat, circus skills, costumes, scene painting and stage lighting. Present a performance piece of your choice, co-created with one of our teaching artists, to debut on the final afternoon of the program.
When: Today until Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Join us at one of our many musical offerings this summer! Please contact us at themusicstudio@verizon.net or 518-459-7799 for more information.
When: Today until Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Join us at one of our many musical offerings this summer! Please contact us at themusicstudio@verizon.net or 518-459-7799 for more information.
When: Today until Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Ave., Albany 12205
Cost: $5.00 for 4 Saturdays of classes
This is the 3rd year of the Macedonia Summer Music and Arts Academy. The Academy is designed to provide instruction in a variety of musical and performing arts areas: voice, music sightreading, liturgical dance, public speaking/acting, and instruments: guitar, bass guitar, strings, drums (basic/advanced), and keyboard (basic/advanced). NOTE: The Academy meeting on 4 Saturdays. On 7/12 it runs between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. On 7/19, 7/26 & 8/2 the Academy runs between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Cost: Tues - Thurs: $20/25, $40/45 & $50; Fri - Sun: $20, $50 & $60
Join The REP for this dazzling tribute to legendary rock and roll composers Leiber and Stoller! Tickets on sale NOW!
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 until Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: RohanRhythm Studio - 1004 Northwood Ct NY, 12309
Cost: varies by lesson
Discover South Indian percussion with critically acclaimed Indian musician and entrepreneur, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy! In this exciting workshop, Rohan will use traditional Indian drums and vocal percussion techniques to lead an exploration of India's sacred Carnatic music.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 until Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: C-R Kids Performing Arts School
For ages 6-10! C-R Productions is on a mission to bring the theater experience to children and young adults of all ages this summer. All camps will fill up so don't wait. Register today! All Singing...All Dancing...All Acting. • KIDS CAMP (AGES 6­-10) JULY 28­-AUGUST 8 • JUNIOR CAMP (AGES 11­-16) AUGUST 4-­15 • Monday-­Friday ­ 9:00am-­3:00pm Or sign up for theater classes, voice lessons or college prep assistance. Check out our website or call us at crkids.org or call 237-­5858.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 until Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza P.O. Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Ajkun Ballet Theatre Company will perform REVOLUTION, the contemporary ballet by Leonard Ajkun, to greet its Capital Region's audience and dancers from Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Portugal,Turkey, Uruguay, and throughout the US. The performance will be open to the general public and will offer the opportunity to meet AjkunBT and Community Artists involved in the residency.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Proctors
Cost: $20-$50
Amazing Cirque Eloize returns to its summer home at Proctors for two spectacular weekends of the international hit, iD. For 20 years now, Cirque Eloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. This August, Cirque Eloize's dazzling and energetic iD comes to the Capital Region for the very first time. This astonishing modern circus transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video trampowall. Everyone will love this mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance!
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sat, Sep 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 16404
Cost: Non-Member $2 / Members Free
State of the City 2014 features monumental installations by Ron Klein (Philadelphia, PA) and The Shua Group (Jersey City, NJ), each encouraging us to think differently about our surroundings. Shua Group creates movement based artworks which encourage deep listening, human exchange, and spatial and perceptual transformation. Ron Klein's complex and varied installations grow out of his pseudo-anthropological creative practice.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: At The Lakehouse in Albany’s Historic Washington Park
Cost: Amphitheatre Seating is Free | Reserved Seats and Premium Bleacher Seats Go On Sale May 1, 2014
The second show in Park Playhouse’s 26th Summer Season will bring to life Charles Dickens’ classic story of Oliver Twist, an orphan in 1830?s Great Britain who leads the life of a pickpocket in London.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: C-R Kids Performing Arts School
For ages 11-16! C-R Productions is on a mission to bring the theater experience to children and young adults of all ages this summer. All camps will fill up so don't wait. Register today! All Singing...All Dancing...All Acting. • KIDS CAMP (AGES 6­-10) JULY 28­-AUGUST 8 • JUNIOR CAMP (AGES 11­-16) AUGUST 4-­15 • Monday-­Friday ­ 9:00am-­3:00pm Or sign up for theater classes, voice lessons or college prep assistance at crkids.org or call 237-­5858.

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