Albany Civic Theater
235 Second Avenue, Albany
A Man for All Seasons – by Robert Bolt. This play won multiple Tony awards and a Theater World award when first produced on Broadway in 1962.
May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
The Hot L Baltimore- by Lanford Wilson. The winner of a New York Drama Circle Award, an Obie Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Schenectady Light Opera Company
826 State Street, Schenectady
March 6-8 & 12-15
Assassins – Take a rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods, meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Adults $22; children $12. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm.
May 1-3 & 7-10
The Scarlet Pimpernel – An action/adventure show based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th century novel about the French Revolution. The book and lyrics are at times funny and at others horrifying, while the music is moving and passionate. Adults $22; children $12. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm.
Old Songs, Inc. 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville 765.2815; www.oldsongs.org
Liadan – Traditional Irish music and Irish song forms a unique blend of old and new. Adults $20; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Groovemama – When veteran dance, concert and teaching musicians, Groovemama take the stage; their groove-driven music of three fiddles, three banjos and four-part harmony can raise the roof without even trying. Adults $17; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Emma’s Revolution – Duo of award-winning activist musicians. Adults $20; children under 12 $5. 8pm.
Joel Mabus – a maverick in the folk music world. Adults $17; children under 12 $5. 8pm
Off Route 66, Ghent
March 20 – April 5
Dancing at Lughnasa – A hauntingly beautiful memory play which recalls the joys, sorrows, loves and valor of an Irish family’s hardscrabble life. $15; $12 for members. Fridays & Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm.
May 15 – May 31
Enchanted April – “To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine.” With those words, events are set in motion that will forever change the grey, rain-sodden lives of four post-World War I English women. $15; $12 for members.
Home Made Theater
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs
April 17-May 3
Enchanted April – Imagine a spring in the 1920s. Imagine the lure of a month in an Italian villa. At the villa you meet four colorful London women who escape for a holiday, and though they begin as strangers, they soon begin to discover themselves and each other in their idyllic setting. $21/$24.
Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango – $25-$49. 7:30pm.
ASO Sunday Symphony: Gotta Dance- Adult $18; children 12 and under $9. 3pm.
Brian Regan: Comedian – $37.50. 7:30pm.
Rockin’ for Hunger 2009 with Jovi – $17. 7:30pm.
The Russian American Kids Circus – Adult $25; children under 12 $12.50. 3pm.
Albany Symphony Orchestra: Memories From Childhood – $25-$49. 7:30pm.
The Doobie Brothers – $39.50-$59.50. 7:30pm.
The Sing-Along Sound of Music: Movie Event, sing-along, and a fancy dress competition. Win prizes and get a free goody bag. Adults $25; children under 12 $12.50. 7pm.
Albany Symphony Orchestra: 100 Voices- $25-$49; children under 12 $15. 7:30pm.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – $55-$100. 7:30pm.
Adults $5, children under 12 $3; 7pm
March 9 – The Quiet Man
March 23 – Harold and Maude
April 13 – Ben-Hur: Movie Event
April 20 – A Place in the Sun
May 4 – Shane
May 18 – Sunset Boulevard
Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes
Dracula – $23-$32; premium orchestra seating $40. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm.
Mel Brooks’ The Producers – $23-$32; premium orchestra seating $40. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees 3pm.
Circle Theatre Players
March 13-15 & 20-22
A Night at the Abbey – Laughter, love & loss, a look into Ireland’s soul. $16. March 13, 14, 20, 21 8pm; March 15, 21, 22 2:30pm.
May 8-10 & 15-17
Smoke on the Mountain – Totally beguiling, wildly funny this charming celebration of Americana is a magnificent blend of story and song. $19. May 8, 9, 15, 16 8pm; May 10, 16, 17 2:30pm.
432 State Street, Schenectady
Late Night Catechism – $40.
School Days – CSI: Live! Group adult/child: $7/$6; individual adult/child: $9/$8. Grades 4-12.
Family Series – Mad Science presents: CSI: Live! $9. 7pm.
Drumline Live – $20-$46. 8pm.
Theatresports – $15.
Celtic Women – The Isle of Hope. $37.75-$67.75. 8pm.
Time for Three – $20-$32. 8pm.
The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands
March 15 & 16
Global Cinema Opera Series – Rigoletto- $20.
School Days- National Acrobats of China – Group adult/child: $7/$6; individual adult/child: $9/$8. 10am. All grades.
The National Acrobats of China – $20-$35. 7pm.
8th Step: Dave Rowe Trio – $21. 7:30pm.
Craig Ferguson: Date Change – $20-$35. 8pm.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra – Dazzling Vocals – 3pm.
MVP GOLD Organ Concert Series – Featuring Tom Savoy and Byron Nilsson. 12pm.
School Days- House on Mango Street- Group adult/child $9/$8; individual adult/child $11/$10. 10am, grades 9-12.
Story Circle at Proctors – Becky Holder, Jeannine Laverty and Susan Fantl Spivack. 7:30pm.
Linda Eder- $20-$45. 8pm.
Global Cinema Opera Series – Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenswk District – $20.
Cherryholmes – $20-$30. 8pm.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – $20-$52. 8pm.
8th Step: John Gorka – $26. 7:30 pm.
Capitol Steps – $20-$35. 8pm.
School Days – Blues Journey – Group adult/child $7/$6; individual adult/child $9/$8. Grades 3-7.
Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour- $20-$40. 8pm.
April 10 & 11
Sweeney Todd -The Demon Barber of Fleet Street- $20-$55.
MVP GOLD Organ Concert Series – Featuring Al Moser and Ed Goodmote. Free. 12pm.
Brad Garrett- $20-$60. 8pm.
Spontaneous Broadway – $15.
Swan Lake – The Russian National Ballet Theatre- $20-$36. 8pm.
Family Series – Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters- $9. 2pm.
School Days-Kite Runner – Group adult/child $9/$8; individual adult/child $11/$10. 10am, grades 9-12.
Spontaneous Broadway -$15.
8th Step: Susan Werner – $26. 7:30pm.
60’s Spectacular- $34.75-$49.75. 7:30pm.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra – 3pm.
New York State Theatre Institute
Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy 274. 3200; www.nysti.org
Yours, Anne – While faithful to its acclaimed source material, this timeless story is enhanced by a moving and lyrical score. Anne Frank’s heartbreaking and uplifting diary remains a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit. Recommended for grade 5 and up.
April 24-May 3
“The Philadelphia Story”- On the eve of her wedding, the lovely but spoiled Tracy Lord juggles the attentions of (and her attraction to) not one, not two, but three eligible men at her parents’ elegant home outside Philadelphia. Recommended for grades 8+.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”- Charles M. Schulz’ lovable loser and the cast of characters in Charlie Brown’s world come to life as our hero searches for what it means to be a “good man”. Recommended for grades K+.
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Home of Circle Theatre Players
2880 Route 43, Averill Park
Through March 31
Averill Park Central School District Student Show–Reception is 3/29 2pm-4pm.
Capital Repertory Theatre
11 North Pearl Street, Albany
March 13-April 5
James Joyce’s The Dead – Calle “enchanting by the NY Times
April 24-May 17
Boston Marriage – Contains adult language and subject matter.
The Egg Center for Performing Arts
Empire State Plaza, Albany 473.1845; www.theegg.org
Madeleine Peyroux – $29.50. 8pm.
SF Jazz Collective – $28. 7pm.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – $39.50-$50. 8pm.
Flamenco Vivo! Carlota Santana- Part of the Dance the World series. Adults $26; seniors $22; children $13. 8pm.
The Peking Acrobats – Adults $18; seniors $15; children $10. 3pm.
Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny- Adults $18; seniors $15; children $12. 3pm.
Ballet Hispanico with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Featuring Arturo O’Farrill. Part of the Jazz Dance New York and Chicago series. Adults $28; seniors $24; children $14. 8pm.
The Flatlanders – $29.50. 8pm.
Cinderella – New York Theatre Ballet. Adults $22; seniors $18; children $11. 3pm.
Savion Glover with the Albany Symphony- Part of the Jazz Dance New York and Chicago series. Adults $38; seniors $34; children $19. 8pm.
Los Lobos – $29.50. 7:30pm.
Stephen Lynch – $29.50. 8pm.
Nederlands Dans Theatre II- Part of Dance the World series. Adults $28; seniors $24; children $14. 7pm.
Colin Hay- $24. 7:30pm.
Mark O’Connor – The American String Celebration. Adults $28; children $14. 7:30pm.
Buckets & Tap Shoes – Adults $20; seniors $16; children $10. 3pm.
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago – Part of the Jazz Dance New York and Chicago series. Adults $24; seniors $20; children $12. 7:30pm.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company – Part of the Jazz Dance New York and Chicago series. Adults $24; seniors $20; children $12. 8pm.
The David Bromberg Big Band, Angel Band – $29.50. 8pm.
Natalie MacMaster – $28. 7:30pm.
Union College 807 Union Street, Schenectady 388.6118; www.union.edu
Chamber Concert Series – 8pm. Memorial Chapel.
April 3, 15, 17, 29
Chamber Concert Series – 8pm. Memorial Chapel.
Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street, Hudson
Through March 28
Marking Time, Artists from the NYFA Mark Program – Hudson Opera House and the Columbia County Council on the Arts present a group exhibition of the Hudson Valley artists from the 2008 NYFA Mark Program. Working in wide range of media and styles, 12 artists reflect on the idea of time and how its passage manifests itself in their work. There will be an opportunity to meet and speak with the artists on March 7, 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52.- The season ends with this heavenly songs cycle, sung by a quartet including Diamond Opera Theatre Artistic Directors Mary Deverle Hack and Keith Spencer, accompanied by two pianists. Winter doldrums will melt away, and we’ll all be ready to greet the spring in high spirits. 4pm.
Writing Workshop on Creative Writing for Narrative Prose with Laurie Stone – Author Laurie Stone will offer this workshop to help accomplished and aspiring writers. $175; members $150. 12pm-3pm. Space is limited, call to register.
Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery 1 Amherst Street, Lake George
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm;
Saturday 12pm-4pm (during exhibitions); all other times by request.
March 14-April 17
May 9-June 12
July 11-August 14
Zoo II (Animals in art) – Featuring Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Jason Bronner, Deborah Brown, Catherine Chalmers, Reet Das, Catherine Hamilton, David Isele, Andrew Johnson, Mary Kenny, Ann Lovett, Barbara Moody, Adelaide Paul, Michael Pestel and Amy Ross.
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield MA
A Celebration of Music – Presented by Westfield State College. Free. 3:30pm.
National Acrobats of China – The most acclaimed large acrobatic troupe in the world features 35 performers who captivate audiences around the globe with stunning displays of Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobatics. $25; $40. 7:30pm.
Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles – $25; $35. 8pm.
March 16 & 17
Footloose! $25; $45. 7:30pm.
Celtic Crossroads – $25; $40. 8pm.
Trout Fishing in America and Patty Larkin – The four-time Grammy nominated duo of guitarist Ezra Idlet and bassist Keith Grimwood. $15; $25. 7pm.
Bela Fleck – $25; $35. 7:30pm.
Inca Son: Music and Dance of the Andes – An internationally-renowned Peruvian music and dance ensemble. $25; $35. 8pm.
Charlottes Web – $10. 2pm & 4pm.
Mother Load – $20; $30. 7:30pm.
The Machine Performs Pink Floyd – $25; $40. 8pm.
Ani DiFranco – $35; $44. 7:30pm.
Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. – For ages 5+. $15. 2pm & 7pm.
Studio One Dancers in Concert – $17. 4pm.
Dickey Betts and Great Southern – $30; $47. 7:30pm.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Second & State Street, Troy
Celebrate the Hall – 29th Annual Gala – $125. 8pm.
Music at Noon – Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes- Free. 12pm.
Troy Chromatic Concerts – Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale- $40/$45. 3pm.
ESYO Spring 2009 Concert-3pm.
Albany Pro Musica – The Great Choral Tradition-Adults $25/$28; seniors $23/$25; students $10. 8pm.
An Irish Homecoming – Adults $29/$32; students $15. 7pm.
Music at Noon – Rick Hill – Free. 12pm.
Kathy Mattea: Moving Mountains- $27/$30. 8pm.
Troy Chromatic Concerts – Burning River Brass- $35/$40. 3pm.
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall – $29-$55. 8pm.
Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra – 3pm.
Music at Noon – Findlay Cockrell – Free. 12pm
The Mop & Bucket Company 8A Surfwood Drive, Albany 577.MPCO (6726) www.mopco.org
Theatresports – Combines all the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event. Teams of improvisers compete for your approval by making up scenes, songs and stories based on your suggestions. The winner gets $700 billion or a funky trophy, whichever taxes the American public less. Don’t miss this highly acclaimed world-wide improve phenomenon, created by Keith Johnstone. $15. Friday & Saturday 9pm; Sunday 2pm. Call for reservations. Upstairs at Proctors, 440 State Street, Schenectady. For more info: 346.6204
Impov Jam: Free. 8pm. Muddy Cup, Proctors, Schenectady.
April 17-19 & 24-26
Spontaneous Broadway – Spontaneous Broadway is a virtuoso evening of musical improvs. The audience submits titles of “songs that have never been written.” In a fictional “backer’s audition”, these titles inspire improvised songs in act one. In act two, the audience’s favorite song serves as the basis of an entire 45 minute Broadway musical, complete with costumes and set. Call for reservations. Upstairs at Proctors, Schenectady. For more info: 346.6204.
Improv Jam: Free. 8pm. Muddy Cup, Proctors, Schenectady.
Colonial Little Theatre, Inc.
One Colonial Court, Johnstown
April 3-5 & 10-12
Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America – A musical biography, explores the life and music of the late John Denver.
June 5-7 & 10-12
Bus Stop – during a howling snowstorm, a bus full of travelers seek refuge at a roadside diner.
The Performing Arts Center at the University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany
Sarah and Susan Wang – $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall
March 6-8, 11-14
Antigone – $12. March 6&7 8pm; March 8 2pm; March 11-13 8pm; March 14 2pm.
Frank Glazer’s Carnegie Hall Anniversary – $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall.
Two Piano Concert – $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall.
Festival of Contemporary Music – $8; students $4. 8pm. Main Theatre.
Student Recital – Free. 6:30pm. Recital Hall.
Cesar Reyes- $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall.
The Marriage of Figaro – $10; students $5. 7:30pm. Recital Hall.
Music for Piano and Violin – $10; students $5. 7:30pm. Recital Hall.
Senior Recital- Free. 7pm. Recital Hall.
Spring Choral Concert – $8; students $4. 7pm. Main Theatre
April 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, May 1&2
Jesus Hopped the A Train-$12.
Kevin Champagne’s Piano Quartet- $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall.
Capital Trio – $10; students $5. 7pm. Recital Hall.
The Sound of the Trumpets, the Roll of the Drums! $8; students $4. 8pm. Main Theatre.
Senior Recital – Free. 7pm. Recital Hall.
Albany International Airport Gallery
737 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany (third floor)
Hours: 7am-11pm daily
Free and open to the public
Through March 29
A Remarkable Past – In celebration of the arts & culture program’s own historic achievement a decade of presenting public art we have amassed a group of extraordinary artifacts from 25 area museums whose preservation and interpretation of the past is vital to our understanding of the world in which we live.
Ginger Ertz’ Soft Chandelier – Adds elegance, humor and surprise to this two story stairwell. While an ornamental chandelier might be traditionally placed in such a location, there is something about the fuzzy surface created by the chenille stems that evokes a sense of playfulness. In addition to having a chandelier-like appearance it also brings to simple organisms like undersea creatures, a theme that is repeated often in Ertz’ work. Located in the stairwell to the third floor gallery.
Jeanne Flanagan – Through drawing and painting within the privacy of a studio, Flanagan explores ideas in a fluid, relatively spontaneous manner. These works on paper are often the catalysts for carefully planned, laboriously crafted, large-scale outdoor public sculptures. Located on the second floor, concourse B.
Dean Snyder – His large and looming piece, Lubber, a sphere of laminated cedar veneer punctuated with hand-wrought iron rings, sits as a sentinel to the concourse. Lubber’s title refers to a person that is out of sync with his environment, commonly known in the nautical expression, “land-lubber”, a person not acclimated to seafaring. Located on the second floor, concourse B.
Four Triangles Hanging – This exhibit was created by artist George Rickey who was one of the world’s foremost kinetic sculptors. His work consists of tenuously balanced geometric steel constructions which combine linear elements and geometric forms, moved by air currents and gravity. Located on the second floor, concourse B.
Albany Center Gallery
39 Columbia Street, Albany.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm; or by appointment.
Through March 28
ARiTmetic – A group exhibit. ARiTmetic blurs the line between mathematics and visual art and features the work of William Bergman, Beninga Chilla, Nat Friedman and Maria Hall. The opening reception will be held March 6 5pm-9pm.
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street, Albany
Hours: Thursday & Friday 5:30pm-8pm; Saturday 2pm-8pm; Sunday 2pm-6pm
Issues – Featuring works dealing with issues large and small, with featured artist Joe Ulrich and Kim Waldie.
Loose Threads – A national show of textiles and fiber arts, with featured artists Diane Evans and Diane Segal.
Grand Tour – A show about transportation and travel, with featured artist Jason Bryer and bike art from Down Tube.
The 2009 People’s Choice Show – Featured works by local students.
Off the Wall – A show of 3D and sculptural works, with featured artists Steven Rolf Kroeger and Matt Ramsey.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga
Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble- Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Drive. $25. 8pm.
Rachael Price and the Rachael Price Trio – Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Drive. $25. 8pm.
Arturo O’Farrill Orchestra – Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Drive. $25. 8pm.
June 27 & 28
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival – 12pm.
Nicole Fiacco/Modo Gallery
336 Warren Street, Hudson
Hours: Thursday-Monday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
March 7-April 11
John Banach (paintings) and John Cleater (sculptures.)
April 18-May 23
Upstate: A four person exhibition showing artists who live and work in the area, but whose work is largely unknown in the area.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street, Troy
Richard Lainhart: Improvised Works – Award-winning electronic music composer and filmmaker, Richard Lainhart presents an evening of improvised works in quad-sound on the Bulcha synthesizer. $12; members $10. 8pm.
Write Here! A Collaboration with Hudson Valley Writer’s Guild- Join us for a panel discussion and Resource Fair that will highlight the extensive writing resources available in the Capital District. A great chance to network with writers and small publishers. $5. 9:30am-12pm.
The Ephemera Design Firm – Introduced by Michael Farley; incorporates sampling techniques with melodic, instrumental post-rock, adding a prominent role for electric guitar. The Ephemera Design Firm sets samples of Medieval and Renaissance music to house beats. $8; $5 members. 8pm.
The Ramblin Jug Stompers: The Premiere Jug band of New York’s Capital Region – The Stompers ramblin’ style nods to the great tradition of American string band music while winking directly at the classic jug bands of the ’60’s folk scene. $12; $10 members. 8pm.
The Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway (at Monument Square,) Troy
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Closed Sundays.
Through March 25
On the Surface – Drawings – Group exhibition
March 27-April 22
April 24-May 27
Banjie Getsinger Nicholas
The Farmer’s Museum
5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown
Hours: April 1-May 12 Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm; May 13-October 13 daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: April 1-May 12 Adults $9; Seniors $8; Children 7-12 $4; under 7 free. May 13-Ocobter 13 Adults $11; Seniors $9.50; Children 7-12 $5; under 7 free.
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sugaring Off Sundays – Reservations are required.
March 28 & April 18
Evening at the Tavern – The menu is designed and based on foods that were served in rural 19th century New York taverns. $60 non-members. $55 members.
5798 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown
Hours: April 1- May 12 Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm; May 13-October 13 daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $11; seniors $9.50; children 7-12 $5; under 7 free.
May 23- December 32
America’s Rome: Artists in the Eternal City (1800-1900) – This exhibition is American artists’ depictions of 19th century Rome.
April 1- December 31
New Additions/New Perspectives: American Indian Art – Features many works by contemporary American Indian artists and exemplifies the varied artistic output of vibrant communities.
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; closed Monday.
Admission: Free November 1-May 31; June 1-October 31. Adults $12.50; free to children under 18 and full-time students with ID.
Through April 19
Special Installation: Women’s Work – In conjunction with the Berkshires, recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8) and its 2009 theme, “The Power of Women in the Arts,” the Clark will celebrate the achievements of women artists with an installation of select works on paper from the collection.
Through April 26
Toulouse-Lautrec and Paris – Take a visual promenade through the spectacle of late 19th century Paris as seen through the eyes of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries.
Starting June 7
Dove/O’Keefe: Circles of Influence -Dove/O’Keefe is the first exhibition to explore Dove’s role in O’Keefe’s early artistic development as well as O’Keefe’s influence on his work.
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm; Monday and all national holidays closed.
Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated.
February 8-April 19
Thomas Chambers (1808-1869) – American marine and landscape painter. This exhibit will feature around 60 works, borrowed from public and private collections throughout the United States.
February 28-May 25
Old Master Prints from the Sparling Family Collection – The exhibit features prints which consist of engravings, woodcuts, and etchings that survey the major printmaking styles and techniques from the 15th to 18th centuries in Northern and Southern Europe.
July 12-October 18
Degas and Music – This exhibition will bring together works that reflect the French Impressionist’s fascination with music, including portraits of musician friends, dramatic images of cabaret singers, and stunning scenes of the music-filled world of the ballet.
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
Hours: July 1-Labor Day: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm; Labor Day-June: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm; Sunday 12pm-4:30pm.
Admission: $5; children under 1 are free.
March 5 &19
Little Scientist – Hands-on, self-directed activities to help our visitors explore the world around them. Ask questions, manipulate items, try experiments, read about it and make new discoveries! 1:30pm-2:30pm.
March 6 & 20
Wiggle & Giggle – We’ll make and move to music. Learn some simple finger plays. 10am-10:45am.
March 12 & 27
Stuffee & Stories – All ages welcome, visit and enjoy a story with Stuffee, the Museum’s tallest stuffed friend. The stories will explore healthy eating and exercise. 10am-10:45
New York State Museum Madison Avenue, Albany (Empire State Plaza)
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-5pm.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted at the door.
April 15-March 15
Invaders – Learn about what could be living right in your backyard and what you can do about them. Crossroads Gallery.
October 3-May 1
Breeding Bird Atlas: 20 Years of Changing Bird Distributions – The exhibition includes original artwork from the book, bird mounts, and stories of how the Atlas fieldwork was accomplished. Photography Gallery.
November 22-May 17
Rockwell Kent: This Is My Own – This exhibition includes materials from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh that chronicles the life of a great New Yorker (Rockwell Kent) and his work, which was born out of both remarkable personal experiences and a deep sense of moral and political principle. West Gallery.
Adirondack Wilderness – The drama of the Adirondacks is told through three topics- prehistoric wilderness landscape, wilderness in transition, and contemporary wilderness.
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware From the Weitsman Collection – The designs on the 19th century stoneware are considered to be prime examples of American Folk Art. New York Metropolis Hall.
Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s – Learn about the rich and diverse culture of Harlem in the 1920s through historic photographs, archival material, audio and visual components, artifacts and other items. New York Metropolis Hall.
The Governor’s Collection of Contemporary Native American Crafts – The collection reflects the broad range of artwork from Native artists from functional to unique and decorative, and from traditional to modern in style and technique.
The World Trade Center: Rescue Recover Response – Details the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills facility, and the public response to the September 11th events.
75 Main Street, Bennington, VT
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm; Closed Wednesdays.
Admission: Adults $9; students and seniors $8; children under 18 free.
Through March 29
Bennington Collects III – A community-based exhibition with an eclectic mix that might make you think about what it is you have been collecting.
March 14- May 17
Tradition, Innovation, and Good Design: The Ceram – This exhibition will be the first major retrospective of Gil’s work showing the variety of ceramic products designed by Gil and produced by Bennington Potters over a period of more than 50 years.
Club Muse: Irish Pub Party – See the museum converted into an Irish pub with live music, Guinness-glazed wings and Irish beer from Pangaea Lounge and lots of good cheer. 8pm-11pm. $5.
Historical Society Lecture: Tony Marro – He will present the photography of Mary Sanford, a prominent social activist and early Bennington photographer. 7pm. Free.
4th Annual Appraisal Fair – Bring family heirlooms or the odd, quirky piece you have always wanted to know about. 1pm. $5 per item with a limit of 5 items.
Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Through April 18
Views of Space – Explore changing views of the solar system and universe through photography, multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and items from the Museum’s collection.
Invention Convention 2009 – Enjoy the 12th anniversary of the Invention Convention exhibit, a statewide invention competition open to the Capital District students in grades K-8.
Wind and Solar Power Interactives – Explore the importance of renewable energy and reducing fossil fuel consumption.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main St., Cooperstown
Hours: Labor Day through Memorial Day: 9am-5pm; Summer hours 9am-9pm.
Admission: Adults $16.50; seniors and veterans $11; children 7-12 $6; members and children 6 and under free.
Opens April 25
Hank Aaron – This exhibit will chronicle Aaron’s life, from childhood through his big league career and post-baseball career, including his vast philanthropic efforts.
Memorial Day Weekend
Viva Beisbol – An exhibit dedicated to the contributions of Latin American players to our National Pastime.
Women’s History Month – call for tickets.
Albany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm; Tuesday pre-registered groups only; Monday and major holidays closed.
Admission: Adults $10; seniors and students with ID $8; children 6-12 $6; children under 6 free.
Entry Point Gallery – Recently reinstalled with new objects from its collection which will continue to support the Albany Institute of History and Art’s mission of collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.
19th Century American Sculpture – Erastus Dow Palmer, Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley. This exhibition features 20 plaster, marble and bronze sculptures and framed bas-reliefs.
Sense of Place – 18th and 19th century paintings and sculptures.
Ancient Egypt – This gallery features the Albany Institute’s mummies and loan objects from major national museums.
Traders and Culture – This exhibition explores the settlement and growth of Albany as an urban center during the 17th & 18th centuries.
The Landscape That Defined America – The Hudson River School. The gallery that holds Albany Institute’s finest Hudson River School paintings.
Exhibits Through January 4
Hudson River Panorama – 400 years of history, art, and culture, which commemorates the remarkable narratives of the Hudson River and the people, events and ideas that have shaped its history.
The Arkell Museum
2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 12:30-5pm.
Admission: Adults $7; seniors and students $5; children age 11 and under free.
Through May 3
Love Story: Selections from the Sanford B. D. Low Memorial Illustration Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art – Includes 60 original works that were used to illustrate romantic fiction from the 1890s-mid-20th century.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga State Park
Hours: October-May Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; June-October daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $8; students 17 and older with ID $5; seniors and active military $5; children 6-16 $3.50; children under 6 free; members free.
Through March 22
All That Glitters – The automotive age of brass ran from 1890 to 1918. Learn more at the exhibit.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd, Route 183, Stockbridge MA
Hours: November-April Weekdays 10am-4pm; Weekends and holidays 10am-5pm; May-October daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $15; seniors $13.50; college students with ID $10; children 18 and under free.
Focus on Illustration Flights of Fantasy: Women, Myth, and Image – Discover the fascinating world of fantasy art. Ruth Sanderson, illustrator and author will speak about depictions of women in fairy tales and myths. 1pm-4pm. Free.
Through May 25
Artists in Their Studios – This exhibition offers a unique glimpse at the lives and studio spaces of more than 75 important American artists from the late 19th century to today.
A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio – In celebration of Norman Rockwell Museum’s 40th anniversary.