Albany Civic Theater
235 Second Avenue, Albany
Our Town – by Thornton Wilder. Exploring the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town, this play covers a period from 1901 to approximately 1917, and is set in the New England community of Grover’s Corners. It is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death and Loss – each aspect reminding playgoers to notice and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1938.
Schenectady Light Opera Company
826 State Street, Schenectady
Side By Side By Sondheim – An elegant and glorious celebration and tribute to the music of Tony, Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Adults $22; children $12. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm.
April 30 & May 1-2, 6-9
Kiss Me Kate – This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. It combines Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Cole Porter’s music and lyrics. Adults $22; children $12. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm.
Off Route 66, Ghent
Mrs. Farnsworth – A Vassar co-ed meets a cute Yale undergrad. Sure, he drinks too much and probably isn’t too smart, but his grandfather is a Republican Senator and his father has presidential aspirations, so what could be bad? It has all the makings of a good story, especially told by Mrs. Farnsworth. $15; $12 for members. Fridays & Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm.
The Prisoner of Second Avenue – What’s a guy to do? You’ve lost your job, your apartment is burglarized, your shrink dies, your wife is fired, two over-sexed stewardesses live next door and your plants have succumbed to air pollution. Let’s see…right! Have a nervous breakdown! It couldn’t hurt! $15; $12 for members. Fridays & Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm.
Home Made Theater
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs
April 16-17, 23-25, 30, May 1-2
Noises Off – Doors slam, identities are confused and chaos reigns in this hilarious farce. You’ll follow the antics of a motley and flamboyant company of actors as they rehearse, perform and simply try to make it through each performance of the show they are touring; a show with the titillating title of “Nothing On.” Expect the unexpected! This Tony Award-winning play will keep you laughing uproariously as multiple mishaps snowball out of control. $21/$24.
Old Songs, Inc.
37 South Main Street, Voorheesville
Cara – A Celtic music band from Germany, Cara can handle traditional styles perfectly, while at the same time adding a nicely updated “now” sound to the music. Their female lead singers are perfectly matched to each other, and the fresh original material is unique while at the same time “stay-in-your-mind-catchy”. The band magically weaves together flute, guitar, piano, fiddle, pipes and bodhrn. Adults $20; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Red Hen – Acoustic quartet Red Hen delves into the deeper roots of American traditional music, playing songs and tunes from Appalachian Old-Time and Celtic sources. Adults $15; children under 15, $5. 8pm.
Libana – A global music ensemble that illuminates the creativity, vision, and spirit of the world’s women through the performance of traditional and contemporary music and dance. Adults $20; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Le Vent du Nord – One of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits in the world. Some of their songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. Adults $25; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Scott Ainslie – Coming of age during the Civil Rights era and with his abiding affection for cross-cultural exchange, Scott Ainslie speaks about the Blues the way he plays them: with authority and passion. Armed with three or four instruments with carefully chosen historical anecdotes and personal experiences with senior musicians across the South, Ainslie brings the African roots of American music out into the open. Adults $20; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
Malinky – Malinky combines an array of vocal talent with a highly distinctive instrumental palette, in fresh yet timeless arrangements of both traditional and contemporary material. Adults $20; children 12 and under $5. 8pm.
19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Kevin Hart & Friends – $35.50-$55.50.8pm.
ASO Sunday Symphony: “Compose Yourself” – Adults $11; children 14 and under $5. 3pm.
Dublin’s Traditional Irish Cabaret – Adults $25; children under 12, $12.50. 5pm.
Dokto Kaboom! School Time Performance – $5. 10:30am.
Playhouse Disney Live! – $17-$57. 12pm.
An Evening with David Sedaris – $40-$44. 8pm.
Albany Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Spectacular – $20-$49. 7:30pm.
The Spencers Theatre of Illusion – $12.50-$25. 3pm.
Mark Knopfler Live! – $51.50-$81.50. 7:30pm.
Adults $5, children under 12 $3; 7pm
March 1 – To Kill a Mockingbird
March 15 – Double Indemnity
April 5 – All About Eve
April 19 – The Guns of Navarone
May 3 – Planet of the Apes
May 17 – The Godfather
Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes
Gypsy – $25-$35. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm.
Singin’ in the Rain – $25-$35. Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm.
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Home of Circle Theatre Players
2880 Route 43, Averill Park
March 19-21 & 26-28
Arms and the Man – An unromantic comedy about truthful liars and courageous cowards. $16. March 19, 20, 26, 27 8pm; March 21 & 28 2:30pm.
May 14-16 & 21-23
The Hound of the Baskervilles – A heart attack or the cursed hound? What was responsible for Sir Charles Baskerville’s death on the moor? $16. May 14, 15, 21, 22 8pm; May 16 & 23 2:30pm.
Through March 31
Shawn Snow – Free. Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm; Sundays 1-3pm.
New York State Theatre Institute
Schacht Fine Arts Center,
Russell Sage College, Troy
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare’s sublime, tragic love story. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall in love before they realize they have crossed the line separating their feuding families. They rush headlong into their life together, only to have their families’ enemies catch up to their plans and doom their dreams. Recommended for grades 8 and up.
Orphan Train – Beginning in the middle of the 19th century and continuing for 75 years, orphans and “surplus” children from the streets of New York City were given a chance for a new life aboard the orphan trains arranged by the Rev. Charles Loring Brace and his Children’s Aid Society. This haunting new musical examines some of the many stories of children sent west to be adopted and discovers their destiny: from inspiring success to dismal failure. Recommended for grades 7 and up.
432 State Street, Schenectady
Celtic Woman Songs from the Heart – $40.75-$70.75. 8pm.
Girls Night, The Musical – $20-$45. 8pm.
Bill Cosby -$20-$55. 7pm & 9:30pm.
8th Step: Richie Havens – $28. 7:30pm.
Fenimore Family Series: The Little Mermaid – $7-$9. 2pm.
Band of the Irish Guard/Royal Regiment of Scotland – $20-$40. 8pm.
8th Step: Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen – $26. 7:30pm.
Annie – $20-$55.
Late Nite Catechism -$39.50-$45.
Fenimore Family Series: The Magic of Lyn – $7-$9. 7pm.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra: Music We Love – $5-$9. 3pm.
MVP Health Care Organ Concert Series – Featuring Tom Savoy. 12pm.
School Days: Stories That Dance – $6-$9. 10am.
Rising Star Concert Series: The Band Perry – $12. 7:30pm.
Michael Bolton – $20-$90. 8pm.
Sixties Spectacular -$34.75-$49.75. 7:30pm.
The Comedy Box: Bobby Collins – $28. 7pm & 9:30pm.
Itzhak Perlman – $20-$70. 8pm.
South Pacific – $20-$65.
April 16-18 & 23-25
MOPCO: Tapestry – $15. 8pm & 2pm.
MVP Health Care Organ Concert Series – Featuring Ed Goodemote & Al Moser. 12pm.
Curtis Adams: Adrenaline – $20-$40. 8pm.
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra: Music We Love – $5-$9. 3pm.
San Jose Taiko – $15-$25. 7pm.
Nobodies of Comedy – $20-$28. 8pm.
School Days: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – $6-$9. 10am.
School Days: Tom Chapin – $6-$9. 10am.
Engelbert Humperdinck – $20-$48. 8pm.
Carol Burnett -$20-$90. 8pm.
MVP Health Care Organ Concert Series – Featuring Scott Richard and Jim Brockway. 12pm.
Classic Theater Guild Inc.’s production of A Doll’s House – $13.50-$16.50.
MVP Health Care Organ Concert Series – Featuring Bob Fredrick and Greg Klingler. 12pm.
The Egg Center for Performing Arts
Empire State Plaza, Albany
John Hiatt and the Combo – $34.50. 7:30pm.
The Holmes Brothers, Scrapomatic – $24. 8pm.
Dave Mason, Leon Russell – $29.50. 7:30pm.
Christopher O’Riley – Regular $28; students $20. 3pm.
Sam Bush – $28. 8pm.
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Experience – $34.50-$39.50. 8pm.
Sharon Isbin & Mark O’Connor – $34.50. 3pm.
Celtic Crossroads – $25 until March 5; $30 beginning March 6. 7:30pm.
The Disco Biscuits – $31. 8pm.
Aszure Barton & Artists – Adults $24; seniors $24; children $12. 8pm.
David Garrett – $29.50. 8pm.
David Gray – $40-$75. 8pm.
Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players – $10. 1pm.
The Turtle Island String Quartet with Mike Marshall – $28. 7:30pm.
Shawn Colvin – $34.50. 8pm.
Sleeping Beauty – Adults $20; children $15. 3pm.
Joe Bonamassa – $29.50-$59.50. 7:30pm.
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, John Hammond – $28. 8pm.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Adults $24; seniors $20; children $12. 8pm.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company – Adults $24; seniors $20; children $12. 8pm.
Colin Hay – $24. 8pm.
Raise the Roof II – $25. 7pm.
Jalala: Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse & Lauren Kinhan – $24. 8pm.
Johnny Winter, James Cotton – $29.50. 7:30pm.
807 Union Street, Schenectady
Chamber Concert Series: Brooklyn Rider String Quartet – $20. 3pm. Memorial Chapel.
Chamber Concert Series: Yefim Bronfman – $25. 8pm. Memorial Chapel.
Chamber Concert Series: Jeremy Denk – $20. 8pm. Memorial Chapel.
Lake George Arts Project’s
1 Amherst Street, Lake George
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 12-4pm; all other times by request
March 13-April 16
Dana Clancy & Ben Schwab – Opening reception March 13 4-6pm.
May 8-June 11
Michael Millspaugh – Opening reception May 8 4-6pm.
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass.
The Wedding Singer – $35; $60. 7:30pm.
The Mikado – $25; $45. 3pm & 8pm.
The Irish Rovers – $35; $45; $65. 7:30pm.
Sam Bush – $25; $35. 8pm.
Lisa Lampanelli in Concert – $42.75. 7:30pm.
Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary – $35. 7:30pm.
Roger McGuinn & Tom Rush – $25; $45; $65. 8pm.
Susan B. Anthony Dance Theatre Troupe: “Back on Broadway” – 10am.
Vicki Baird: Connecting with the Beyond – $35. 3pm.
Songs of a Generation: Featuring Janis Ian & Karla Bonoff – $25; $45; $65. 8pm.
Sarah Vowell – $25; $35. 8pm.
Beatlemania Again – $24.50; $34.50. 8pm.
Film: “The Path: Afterlife” – $15. 7:30pm.
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway – $25; $45. 8pm.
Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny – $15. 1pm & 4pm.
The Artie Shaw Orchestra – $25; $35. 7pm.
The Blanks – $25; $35. 8pm.
Vickie Baird: Connecting with the Beyond – $35. 3pm.
Colonial Little Theatre, Inc.
One Colonial Court, Johnstown
March 19-21, 26-28
Hail Mary! – $14.
June 4-6, 11-13
Moon Over Buffalo – $14.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Second & State Street, Troy
30th Annual Gala Celebration – $125. 6:30pm.
Altan – $20-$29. 8pm.
Music at Noon – A Chopin 200th Birthday Celebration – Free. 12pm.
Sisters in Soul – $29-$42. 7pm.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: A Tribute to Cab Calloway – $29-$42. 8pm.
Empire State Youth Orchestra and Empire State Repertory Orchestra – Adults $18; students and seniors $10. 3pm.
A Composer Creates: An Evening with John Harbison and Friends – Adults $25-$49; seniors $20-$45; children/students $15. 8pm.
Angelique Kidjo – $20-$37. 8pm.
Music at Noon: Andre Laurent O’Neil & William Carragan – Free. 12pm.
Albany Pro Musica – The Great Choral Tradition – Adults $25-$35; seniors $20-$30; children/students $10-$28. 8pm.
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX – $35-$55. 8pm.
Troy Chromatic Concerts – Leila Josefowicz – $30-$35. 8pm.
Music at Noon: Phil Minissale – Free. 12pm.
The Performing Arts Center at the University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany
Capital Trio: Celebrating Chopin’s Bicentennial – $8; students $4. 7:30pm.
Festival of Contemporary Music – $6; students $3. 7pm.
University Symphony Orchestra – $6; students $3. 3pm.
University Concert Band – $6; students $3. 7:30pm.
“The Singer’s Life” with Emalie Savoy – Free. 7pm.
Emalie Savoy – $8; students $4. 7pm.
An Evening of Opera Scenes and Chamber Music – Free. 7pm.
April 15, 18
2 Harpsichords – $8; students $4. 7pm.
University Jazz Ensemble – $6; students $3. 7:30pm.
An Evening of Chamber Music and Song – $8; students $4. 7pm.
Student Recital – Free. 7pm.
The Sound of Trumpets, The Roll of the Drum – $6; students $3. 7pm.
The Choral Hour – $6; students $3. 7pm.
WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Avenue, Albany
Chip Taylor Presents “Yonkers NY” – $17. 8pm.
Poetry Out Loud: NY State Finals – Free. 12:30pm.
The Dear Companion Tour: Featuring Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore – $16. 8pm.
Isle of Klezbos – $15. 3pm.
Food For Thought: A Sea Change – $6. 6pm.
Black Women’s Association of Albany Award Ceremony – Free. 1pm.
The Singing Anchors – $25. 8pm.
Roots Music Festival – $15. 7pm.
Bob Schneider – $20. 8pm.
The Hold Steady with Special Guest The Oranges Band – $22 in advance; $24 day of show. 8pm.
Classic Theater Guild, Inc.
PO Box 1575, Albany
April 2-3, 9-11
Outside – Enigmatic photographs, a threadbare child’s toy, gnawing curiosity, trigger a woman’s quest for answers about her family via an old man and his memories and secrets about Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport. Adults $15, seniors and students $12. Call for location information.
May 21-23, 28-30
A Doll’s House – Ibsen’s classic play follows Nora Helmer, a seemingly everyday housewife who awakens to her disillusionment with married life and dissatisfaction with her husband, Torvald. $13.50-$16.50. 440 Upstairs at Proctor’s.
Charles R. Wood Theater
207 Glen Street, Glens Falls
Enhancing Main Street: Making Upper Floors Work Again – 9am.
Highlights from “Coppelia” and Other Ballets – Time TBA.
Three Little Pigs – Free. 11am.
April 30, May 1-2
Blithe Spirit – $16-$21. 8pm.
Rising Stars at the Wood – 6:30pm.
Boathouse Follies Mystery – Thursday 1pm; Friday 7pm.
351 Hudson Avenue, Albany
5th Annual Benefit Cabaret & Silent Auction – $45-$100. 7pm.
April 24-25, 30, May 1
Isadora Duncan Salon Concert – $12-$25. Friday and Saturday 7pm; Sunday 4pm.
Empire State Youth Orchestra
432 State Street, Schenectady
Festival of Contemporary Music – Performing Arts Center, University at Albany. Adults $6; students, faculty, staff and seniors $3. 7pm.
Classical & Jazz Music Concert – Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, the College of Saint Rose. Adults $8; seniors and students $5. 3pm.
Classical Music Concert – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Adults $18; seniors and students $10. 3pm.
Concert Wind Ensemble Music – Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, the College of Saint Rose. Free. 3:30pm.
Albany International Airport Gallery
737 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
Hours: 7am-11pm daily
Free and open to the public
Through June 20
Material Witness – A collaboration with the Rensselaer Schools of Architecture and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. As an introductory exercise, Rensselaer students entering their first year of architectural education are challenged to imagine the new spatial and structural possibilities latent in found, discarded or recycled material. The exhibited work takes up issues of the poetic, the novel, the spectacular and above all the architectural possibilities that can arise from a zealous exploration of not only what the material is, but more importantly, what it can become.
Through June 2010
The Best of SUNY 2009 – Since 2002, The Best of SUNY Art Student Exhibition has showcased the most compelling works of art made by students attending State University of New York campuses. Each piece was originally selected by the student’s art department and then chosen for the Best of SUNY exhibition by a panel of arts professionals throughout the SUNY community. Located on concourse A.
Harold Lohner – Larger than life, these portraits embody a masculine vitality and charisma. The artist gathers hundreds of anonymous images and then recounts what seem to be recurring and significant gestures and expressions. While these monoprints are singular impressions of ink on glass and therefore highly individualistic, the portraits themselves blend the features of many faces with layers of pattern and color. 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.
Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street; Albany
Hours: Thursday & Friday 5:30-8pm; Saturday 2-8pm; Sunday 2-6pm
Slick – Works in oil and watercolor.
ConTEXT – A national show of work containing text.
May 7-May 28
The Yellow Show – With featured artist Keira Lemonis.
People’s Choice 2010 – Featured works by local students.
Nicole Fiacco Gallery
336 Warren Street, Hudson
Hours: Thursday-Monday 11am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Through March 20
View Four – paintings and works on paper by four artists: Beard, Courbois, Fintz, and Govantes.
March 27-April 24
Haitian paints from a private New York Collection
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street, Troy
BookMarks: Maggie Estep – Maggie Estep will read from her book-in-progress, The Angelmakers, a novel about female gangsters in late 19th century New York, along with excerpts from her earlier work, including a sampling of spoken word poetry she performed on MTV, PBS and HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” Free. 7pm.
Capital Region Knit-In – Spend three hours with friends and other fiber enthusiasts, tour the Arts Center and enter to win great prizes. Free. 1-4pm.
Artists’ Salon and Potluck – Food and fellowship for artists and those who make art happen. Bring a dish. Pull up a chair. Feed your body and your soul with sharing, discussion and dining at our seasonal potluck suppers. Free. 6pm.
BookMarks: Cara Benson – Cara Benson will perform a series of interconnected poems from her new book. Through breath, repetition and trance chant Benson embodies a socio-political process of presenting the performer as both maker and destroyer. Free. 7pm.
The Farmers’ Museum
5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown
Hours: April 1-May 11 Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm; May 12-October 12 daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: April 1-May 11 adults $9; seniors $8; children 7-12 $4; under 7 free. May 12-October 12 adults $11; seniors $9.50; children 7-12 $5; under 7 free.
April 1-October 31
Wild Times! A New York Animal Road Trip – Inspired by the Empire State Carousel at The Farmers’ Museum, Wild Times! A New York State Animal Road Trip showcases some of the animals on the Carousel, and explores their natural history, mythology, social history, art history and use in pop culture.
5798 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown
Hours: April 1-May 11 Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm; May 12-October 12 daily 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $11; seniors $9.50; children 7-12 $5; under 7 free.
April 1-December 31
Empire Waists, Bustles & Lace: A Century of New York Fashion – Features 19th century fashion and how the fashion was derived.
April 1-December 31
Watermark: Michele Harvey & Glimmerglass
April 1-September 6
In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers – Celebrating the first 50 years of Magnum Photos, the world’s most renowned photographer-owned photographic agency, this exhibit represents 60 photographers.
225 South Street, Williamstown, Mass.
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; closed Monday.
Admission: Free November 1-May 31; June 1 through October 31 $15. Free to children 18 and under and full-time students with ID.
Through April 11
Material Witnesses: Photographs of Things – Drawn from the collections of the Clark and the Troob Family Foundation, and featuring works by William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, and Eugne Atget, this focused exhibition considers how documentary images stand not only as material witnesses to times and places past, but as aesthetic objects that are at once accessible and uncanny.
Through June 23
Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape – Many of the paintings and drawings on display in this gallery were assembled by business leader and arts patron Sir Edwin A. G. Manton and his wife Florence, Lady Manton. With its concentration on landscape, the Manton Collection reflects Sir Edwin’s love of his native England; he was born in Essex County, not far from Constable’s birthplace.
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm; closed Mondays and all national holidays.
Admission: Free, but donations are appreciated.
Through March 28
An Enduring Legacy: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Thomas Clark Collection – The collection comprises representative examples from the last great generation of landscape painters who emerged both during and in the aftermath of the American Impressionist movement (1880-1920). These artists were the students and/or sketching partners of the seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman, and Robert Henri.
Through March 28
Divided by a Common Language? British and American Works from The Murray Collection – The exhibit celebrates the works donated by Murray and reflects one woman’s journey into the world of art and the creative process itself. Artists represented in the exhibition include Britain’s Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, Howard Hodgkin, and Paul Mount. American artists include Gregory Amenoff, Betty Parsons, Stuart Davis, and Ellsworth Kelly.
April 11-May 23
Nineteenth Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition – A display of outstanding artwork submitted by students from five area counties.
June 12-September 5
Andrew Wyeth: An American Legacy – The exhibition will seek to unravel the myth surrounding Wyeth and understand the man behind the paintbrush. Works will include pencil, watercolor, dry brush and tempera works, and will feature sections devoted to early coastal watercolors and landscape paintings, as well as a look at Wyeth’s models, his interest in vernacular architecture, and his connection to both the Regionalist tradition and Magic Realism.
The Children’s Museum of 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: $6; children under 1 are free.
March 5 & 19, April 2, 16, & 30
Wiggle & Giggle – A time for children to explore the many different things they can do with their bodies. 10-11:30am.
Parents’ Night Out: Pizza and Painting – Parents, enjoy your evening and leave your kids with us! We’ll make our own pizzas, do some painting, and of course have free play-time in the museum as well. $15 per child, $12 for members, $5 for each additional sibling. 4-7pm.
March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23
Stretching with Stuffee – Stuffee will be out to facilitate exercise through silly songs, games and stretching. 10-10:30am.
Saratoga Reads! – An evening of crafts that explore the themes of this year’s Saratoga Reads! book selection. 4-4:30pm.
The Children’s Museums’ 20th Anniversary Party – Dinner and dancing at the Saratoga National Golf Club in celebration of the Children’s Museum’s 20th anniversary. The evening’s celebration will also feature a silent auction. Tickets $75, $140/couple. 6-11pm.
Cooking Around the World – We’ll send our taste buds on an international adventure by cooking up kid-friendly recipes from around the world. Ages 5 and up $8 per chef; $6 for members. 4-5pm.
March 25 & April 28
Katie’s Kitchen – The cooking class for kids. Ages 3-6. Members $6; non-members $15. 11am-12pm.
Seussian Celebration – A celebration for Dr. Seuss’s birthday. 12-3pm.
Community Impact: Seeds for Seniors – Kids will decorate small clay flower pots and plant seeds that will be taken to the Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home. 2pm.
Beads!Beads!Beads! – Make jewelry, headbands, key chains and more! 1-3pm.
Trash to Treasure – Use items and materials that would have ended up in the garbage to create brand-new pieces of artwork. 1-3pm.
Stuffee Goes to Mexico! – Create artwork using techniques characteristic of Mexican art. Members $6; non-members $15. 4-4:45pm.
Earth Day Workshop: Building Bird Feeders – Recycle and redesign old milk cartons to create bird feeders for some of Saratoga’s feathered friends. 2pm.
Arbor Day Tree Exploration – Learn about different types of trees and leaves, and all the things that come from trees and all the wonderful things that trees provide for us. 2-3:30pm.
New York State Museum
Madison Avenue, Albany
(Empire State Plaza)
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-5pm.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted at the door.
Through March 7
1609 – This exhibition introduces visitors to information about Henry Hudson, Native People of New York, and the Dutch period in New York state by dispelling some commonly held myths and showing the legacy these groups left to the residents of the state and the nation.
Through March 14
“This Great Nation Will Endure” Photographs of the Great Depression – This traveling exhibition features more than 150 images of America taken between 1935 and 1942 by the legendary photographic unit of the Farm Security Administration.
Through May 9
Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from George Eastman House Collection – This exhibition from George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, presents photographic masterpieces that capture historic and contemporary moments in American history and represents more than 150 years of photography.
Through September 6
Birds of New York and the Paintings of Louis Agassiz Fuertes – This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Birds of New York, one of the most popular books issued in the State Museum’s history.
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 the 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 14
Small Distances – Watercolors by Erin McKenny in the Regional Arts. Inspired by the primary colors of her children’s toys, books, and games, McKenny’s work investigates the relationships of items not only being enclosed in a setting but also spilling, falling, and squeezing into new spaces.
Through April 30
Vermont Impressions – Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature paintings in the impressionist vein dating largely from 1900-1950.
Schenectady Museum &
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Admission: Adults $7.50; seniors $6.25; children $5.
FETCH! Lab: Whodunit? – Learn about science and do hands-on activities like the ones on the popular PBS tv show! 2:30-4pm.
FETCH! Lab: Kaleid-o-mania – Reflections, light, and your artistic talents create a dazzling kaleidoscope. 2:30-4pm.
Planting the Seed – Preschoolers and the adults in their lives explore nutrition and healthy living with a story and a special hands-on activity. Presented by the Junior League. 2-3pm.
March 18 & 20
Little Wonders of Science: Air is All Around You – Bring children to discover air and inspire curiosity with storytelling and make-and-take activities. Children ages 3-5. 10:30am.
Home School Day: Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast – Enjoy an afternoon just for home school scientists! See Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast Planetarium Show, explore engineering in our FETCH! Lab, and enjoy the Museum’s interactive exhibits. 1pm.
Boy Scout Space Exploration Workshop – Learn about the history and future of space exploration. See discoveries made from manned and unmanned spacecraft and learn about the space shuttle. Adults $4; scouts $8. 6-8:30pm.
FETCH! Lab: Rescue Mission – Design a hook and retrieve a capsule submerged in water. 2:30-4pm.
FREE! ART Night – Enjoy the Museum absolutely free during Art Night in March! Play Mindball! See All Aboard! The Power of Locomotives, Power House, and much more! 5-7pm.