Show Detective – Weekend Shows – Fri, Nov 3rd – Sun, Nov 5th.

Written by on November 2, 2023

Show Detective.

Friday, November 3rd

UALBANY: CHATS Film Festival & Lecture Series “Artificial Intelligence”, The Linda, Albany, 6:30pm

The eighth annual CHATS Film Festival and Lecture Series is presented by UAlbany’s Center for Humanities, Arts, and the Technosciences (CHATS), The UAlbany Libraries, and The New York State Writers Institute, with help from the Writing and Critical Inquiry AI Committee, and the Alumni Association. It is an interdisciplinary, student-and community-centered public humanities program that aims to generate conversations and cultivate community relationships through a selection of culturally diverse films and lectures that expand academic discourse beyond the classroom and foster critical inquiry into real-world concerns through the arts.

Warren Miller’s “ALL TIME”, The Egg, Albany, 7:30pm

Part of the Guest Film Presentation Series

Warren Miller’s ALL TIME: Seventy-four years of filmmaking

Narrated by Jonny Moseley, ALL TIME will feature deep dives into elements that Warren himself first identified as the stuff of which snowy dreams are made.

From the birth of ski towns like Sun Valley and Aspen; to the icons and innovators—like the original hotdoggers—the film will spin through the years like snow ghosts, bringing humor and inspiration from today including Maine’s finest athlete, Donny Pelletier, to the park scene at Woodward Park City and the next gen of skiers and riders.

Less a documentary than a love letter, it’s a way to honor how, where, and with whom we’ve made ski and snowboard movies since Warren first picked up a camera in 1949.

This is not a trip down memory lane; it’s an exploration of how snow sports have burrowed into our collective consciousness as an obsession and a way of life.

Albany Auto Show, MVP Arena, Albany, 3pm

Passport Series: Brooklyn Nomads, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 7:30pm

The Brooklyn Nomads is a cross cultural ensemble rooted in music traditions from the Arab World. The ensemble has performed at The Kennedy Center, TED, Joe’s Pub, MIT, Le Poisson Rouge, and others. Interpreting Arab folk music through cultural and musical backgrounds as diverse as Brooklyn itself, the Brooklyn Nomads put a multicultural spin on a traditional Arabic repertoire and bring it to a wide audience around the world. By sharing their innovative interpretations with a broad range of audiences, The Brooklyn Nomads foster cross cultural collaboration and appreciation through the language of music.

Collage Dance, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 8pm

The event will include a world premiere ballet by Durante Verzola to music by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first classical composer of African descent to receive widespread critical acclaim. We will also perform a piece called Letting Go To Let In by Francisco Aviña, a new solo by Princess Grace award winner Joshua Manculich and Amy Hall Garner’s Bluff City Blues.

Recently named a “Southern Cultural Treasure” by South Arts and the Ford Foundation, Collage Dance is one of the largest Black-led performing arts organizations in the South and one of a few professional ballet companies in the world with a roster of BIPOC dancers. Working to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet, Collage Dance Collective showcases a repertoire of relevant choreography and world-class dancers representative of the communities we serve. The professional company has presented thirteen full-length seasons in Memphis, plus national and international touring presenting a diverse range of classical and contemporary choreography from George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Ulysses Dove, Joshua Manculich, Amy Hall Garner, Kevin Iega Jeff and more.

Gamer Rave, 18+ Event, Empire Underground, Albany, 8pm

HEX : Ghosts of HEX’s Past! Fuze Box, Albany, 8pm-2am

Get ready to be spooked as HEX: Ghosts of HEX’s Past takes you on a mus!ical journey to the HEX’s of the yore!

HEX : Ghosts of HEX’s Past!

Join us for an unforgettable night at Fuze Box as we dive into the musical past of HEX!

Prepare to be thrilled and spooked as we uncover the ghostly secrets that haunt the history of HEX via music to dance the night away!

The Blushing Brides and Across The Pond, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 7:30pm-10:30pm

E1 Presents two great bands in one great night. Featuring your favorite music from the Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Across The Pond will open with an amazing tribute to the Beatles.  Then The Blushing Brides, a national tribute band covering the Best of the Rolling Stones music, will take the stage. This is a double line up with music that everyone will enjoy.

The Bear Bones Project, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Wild Adriatic w/ Chestnut Grove, Precious Metals, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 9pm-12:30am

After a two year hiatus, Capital Region rock & soul faithfuls Wild Adriatic return to the stage! The band spent the better part of a decade touring the world hitting festivals, Europe, and any room that would have them. Amidst the pandemic, Wild A recorded an album but was unable to return to the road as things continued to unfold. After taking some time to regroup and fall back in love with playing music together, the original core trio of Travis Gray (guitar/vocals), Rich Derbyshire (bass/vocals) and Mateo Vosganian (drums) decided it’s time to play another hometown show. With long-time keys player Dustin Deluke and saxophonist Mike Oehmen in tow, the band is releasing new music and returning to the stage at Putnam Place for their only show of 2023. Find their new single “A Simple Thing” on all digital platforms now.


Livingston Taylor with Opener Rebecca Loebe, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 5pm-7pm

Part of the Livingston Taylor w/opener Rebecca Loebe 11/03/23 collection

Come for the music, stay for the entertainment. Livingston Taylor’s beloved songs & charm have been delighting audiences for over 50 years

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a storied career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, he is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Described as equal parts Mark Twain, college professor, and musical icon, Taylor has written top-40 hits recorded by his brother James and has appeared with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimmy Buffet. Taylor maintains a performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his charm and vast repertoire of his 22 albums and popular classics. He is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel, jazz – and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances.

The Jagaloons, Hangar on the Hudson, Troy, 8pm-11:59pm

Hailing from Albany NY, The Jagaloons play guitar-driven, reverb-drenched, all-instrumental rock and roll. This trio takes the surf music of the 1960s and adds modern and eclectic influences, creating their own unique sound. The Jagaloons have performed all over the Northeast and down the east coast since 2015 with some big names in the surf scene like Messer Chups, Surfer Joe, The Surfrajettes and more. They have released a couple of full length albums on UK-based Sharawaji Records and a 7” with Otitis Media. In 2023, they will release a brand new LP on Missing Fink records.

Walk Me Home / Mall Goth / Mild Wally, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

Saturday, November 4th

John Mulaney, Troy Music Hall, Troy, 10:15pm

Passion Fruit Dance Company @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, The Egg, Albany, 7:30pm

Part of the Dance in Albany Series

The multinational trio of Tatiana Desardouin, Lauriane Ogay and Mai Lê Hô brings societal issues to light through their street dance, hip-hop, house and clubbing styles. In a program exploring the “groove,” the threesome use it as a road map to social justice through the physical expression of Black culture.

This performance takes place at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center  

Support for the performance by Passion Fruit Dance Company is provided by the NYS DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Governor and Legislature.  Additional funds provided by the University at Albany Foundation and University Auxiliary Services.

Jim Breuer, The Egg, Albany, 8pm

An evening with comedian Jim Breuer on his “Survival with Laughter” tour.

Jethro Tull, The Palace, Albany, 7:30pm

The Seven Decades

Led by Ian Anderson, the concert will feature a rich collection of the best-known Jethro Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Fans will recognize the key songs from various albums – songs which put Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson on the map during these seven decades.

Albany Auto Show, MVP Arena, Albany, 10am

Shakespeare: the Remix, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 11am

By Aaron Jafferis & Gihieh Lee Shakespeare the Remix  One of theREP’s most popular On-The-Go! shows, “Shakespeare the Remix” compares the power of language found in Shakespeare’s work with that of early hip-hop and slam poetry. Shayla, a hip teenage girl tackles some of the most famous characters in Shakespeare’s written works. She finds herself in a verbal battle with the Bard himself with both Elizabethan text and her modern-day slam poetry. Students will experience bits from “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare the Remix” is a striking mix of Shakespeare’s text with fresh, original hip-hop poetry and music.

American Girl Live In Concert, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 4pm

This new show brings your favorite characters to life in a brand-new pop concert experience! Featuring American Girl fan favorites performed by a live cast, this show is filled with music, high-energy dancing, and lots of surprises as our American Girl characters learn about the power of friendship. Join the fun in this immersive concert experience!

Last Pharaoh, Empire Underground, Albany, 7pm

Alloy Reign
BlackBelt Jones

Dana Fuchs, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 8pm

With her feet planted on both sides of the blues-rock divide, Dana Fuchs is one of the fiercest voices in modern-day roots music. She’s equal parts soul singer and bluesy belter, funneling her own story — a tale of small-town roots, family tragedy, trials, and triumph — into the amplified anthems and haunting ballads that fill albums like Bliss Avenue and Love Lives On. With her newest project, Borrowed Time, she digs deep into her southern rock upbringing, saluting the loud, guitar-driven sounds that sound-tracked her childhood years in rural Wildwood, Florida.

Wildwood was a small place for someone with such big ideas. Raised by an outspoken family of Irish- Catholic New Yorkers, Fuchs didn’t fit in with the conservative culture of her hometown, and she developed a rebellious reputation at a young age. Music helped level her out. “My first-grade teacher took me under her wing,” she says of those early days in the Deep South. “I just loved music, so she took me to her Baptist church on the black side of town, where I was exposed to a lot of soul. That sound stuck with me.”

Beau Sasser Trio, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Funk Power Trio

Death Island, Vicious Intent, Misery Machine, Troy Speakeasy, 7pm

Radiation Blackbody, Ice Queen, Horse Grave, Bad Impressions, Schenectavoidz, Town & Country Skateboard, Scotia, 3pm-7pm

Kevin Farley, Erin Harkes, Angela, Andy McDermott, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 7pm

The All Black Affair, DJ Biz and DJ Superstar Jay, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 11pm

Little Folks: Classroom to Concert with Saratoga Chamber Players & Students, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 3pm-4:30pm

Children perform an original “No Place for Hate” composition after learning how to compose chamber music from inspiration to performance.

“From Classroom to Concert” shows how music-making is a fun, team effort. It includes children in the creative process through song or story and introduces them to the chamber music experience from initial inspiration of a musical idea, to composition, to the collaborative performance of that idea in a concert. The experience promotes music as another way to express one’s feelings about oneself and the world. This year’s program is based on the “No Place for Hate” project. Division Street School children and audience members turn an idea into a musical composition using the language of sound and find out how teamwork can be an important part of musical expression when musicians interact with one another to produce a unified sound, a musical passage, a complete harmonic composition.

Children hum musical suggestions to accompany passages of text. The tunes are recorded and arranged into a score by project director/composer Eliot Bailen to be sung by the students and played by the 5th grade orchestra along with SCP professional musicians.

Adult Mom / Tiny Blue Ghost / Stella & The Reptilians, No Fun, Troy, 8pm

Jeremiah Johnson, With Special Guests Rustic Spirts, Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, 7pm

𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒅𝒆.”
𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 & 𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐀𝐇 𝐉𝐎𝐇𝐍𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢 𝐑𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐫. Emotionally charged southern rock, powered by the common man’s passion for life and all the struggles in-between, Jeremiah presents songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship.
𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠. Boasting six Top 10 Billboard Blues-Charting Albums, Johnson can deliver all night long. Johnsons’ world class band is well known for being one of the tightest live acts on any stage and will put on a show that you won’t soon forget.

𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 “𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐮𝐦” (‘𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝’).
“𝑱𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒂𝒉 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒃𝒐𝒍𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒑𝒊𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒅…𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒆 ‘𝑨’ 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒇𝒇.”
“𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒎𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚’𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒔…”

Sunday, November 5th

ESYO Repertory, String & Concertino Strings Orchestras, Troy Music Hall, Troy, 3pm

Join us for an afternoon of musical discovery as talented young musicians from three ESYO ensembles, including our youngest members, take the stage. Concertino Strings, String Orchestra, and Repertory Orchestra will present a diverse repertoire spanning various eras, concluding with an impressive combined performance.

UALBANY: CHATS Film Festival & Lecture Series “Artificial Intelligence”, The Linda, Albany, 7pm

The Fab Faux, The Egg, Albany, 7pm

Part of the Rhythm International Series

The Fab Faux with The Hogshead Horns & Creme Tangerine Strings perform the ever-surprising, trailblazing classic album Revolver its entirety plus a glorious hodgepodge of the Beatles psychedelic singles such as I Am the Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, All You Need is Love and others.

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux eschews wigs, costumes and phony accents to impeccably recreate, note-for-note the treasured catalog of the world’s most famous rock group. The ensemble features five of the most respected NYC-based studio and touring musicians – Will Lee (bass), Jimmy Vivino (guitar), Rich Pagano (drums), Frank Agnello (guitar) and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Petruzzelli – along with horns and strings to perform the complex songs the Beatles crafted in the studio but never performed live in concert.

Albany Auto Show, MVP Arena, Albany, 10am

ICFS Presents: The Crazies (1973) with Lynn Lowry in Person, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 2pm

ICFS presents the 50th Anniversary celebration of George Romero’s “The Crazies” (1973) with Lynn Lowry in person!

“Scarier than any of the zombie films he’s best known for simply because it’s more plausible, “The Crazies” stands as a high point in Romero’s career and it’s truly a film that holds up incredibly well.” – Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

Have you guys ever had a bio-weapon seep into your water supply? Did it make you crazy? Yup, we’ve all had days like that and famed director George Romero (uh, “Night of the Living Dead”) made a movie about it just for us crazy folk! And did we mention that one of the film’s stars, Lynn Lowry (also known for her roles in David Cronenberg’s “Shivers” and Paul Schrader’s “Cat People”) will join us for a Q&A and Meet n’ Greet! She will also be available to sign autographs one hour before the screening and again after the Q&A.

John Mulaney, Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, 7pm

Listen to the Music: A Concert Benefiting A Night Out for You, Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, 1pm

A Night Out For You is a not for profit organization whose mission is creating an experience for an adult, undergoing cancer treatment, allowing them to remember who they are by forgetting their diagnosis for a few hours.

They will be presenting an afternoon of great music at Cohoes Music Hall to help raise money for their organization with the help of musicians from Upstate, New York, including Amanda Case, Top of Trees, and Big Sky Country.  Visit their website at for more information about this wonderful organization.

Beau Sasser Trio, Rustic Barn Pub, Troy, 8pm-11pm

Funk Power Trio

Pure Sound Presents the True Blue Party, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 1pm

Mike + Ruthy (of The Mammals), Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, 7pm-9pm

Mike + Ruthy, hailed as “Americana trailblazers,” are a harmony folk duo with a celebrated catalog of traditional and original songs.

“One of New York State’s finest treasures” (Americana UK) and “Hailed by many as Americana trailblazers…” (Celtic Music Radio), Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar have recorded and performed their exquisite, original folk music together for two decades as a duo, and with their seminal folk rock quintet The Mammals. When it comes to chemistry, they have plenty to spare. Onstage, they are Mike + Ruthy, a husband-and-wife duo setting the folk scene ablaze. Singers and storytellers, poets and parents, the two tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana that is honest, beautiful and raw. Bouncing between festivals and intimate venues, these troubadours bring harmony-driven fiddle and banjo tunes to more than 100 shows a year.

Dream_Mega / Sinking Body, No Fun, Troy, 7pm-11pm

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