The Arts 07.18.19

Schenectady Civic Players

Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Jennifer Van Iderstyne.  (July 19 at 8:00 pm, 20 at 8:00 pm, 21 at 2:30 pm, & July 26 at 8:00 pm, 27 at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, 28 at 2:30 pm).

  Silent Sky dramatizes the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, an astronomer ahead of her time. It explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when a woman’s ideas were dismissed until a man claimed credit for them.

Henrietta, joining a group of women in the early 1900s at Harvard University’s Observatory who are “human computers”, is motivated by a belief that there are galaxies beyond our own — a belief that defies the consensus among her male superiors. She begins the process of recording changes in stars – a scientific discovery that has a profound and lasting impact on the field of astronomy.

Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady.  $20 — purchase at the door.  Open seating at all performances. No advance reservations necessary. 518-382-2081 or

Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series

On Saturday, July 20th. It’s Blues for Breakfast in the Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series.

Last year they filled Wood Park.

Blues for Breakfast is the brainchild of former Hoosick Falls resident Mr. Charlie Frazier, Sensing the Champlain Valley’s potential interest in a no-nonsense, partying, houserockin’ blues-rock band, in June of 1991 he pulled together a group of the Burlington-area musicians to perform at Vermont’s annual Discover Jazz Festival Blues Jam.

Buoyed by the response, they decided to ride the wave and not let a good thing slip away. The band’s reputation has been growing ever since, More than a decade later, they’re still going strong-packing dancers into clubs across northern Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.

They’ve headlined concerts for Burlington’s First Night celebration, played the annual Lake Champlain Blues Cruises, for the Burlington Mayor’s Arts Council in Battery Park, rocked out the Church Street Marketplace, the Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce.The band’s first release, “Fries & Gravy,” was recorded live at Nectar’s, and quickly sold out its 1,000 copy pressing. They’ve also donated tracks to the first three Best of The Green Mountain Blues compilations, put together by Mr. Charlie, to benefit the kids at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a Colchester, Vt.,camp for child cancer patients.

With more than 200 songs in their repertoire, there’s something for every musical taste. The Sand Bar will be serving favorite beverages. Various food offerings from The American Legion, BYTE, UNIHOG. And Crazy Mike’s Beef Jerky will be available.

The concerts begin run from 4 to 8 p.m. in Wood Park in Hoosick Falls. Free and open to the public.

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Town of East Greenbush Music in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019

6-8 PM Onderdonk Park TUESDAYS

Hampton Avenue across from the Lake

NEW for 2019 *More Concerts!* 6 Weeks of Music! Lots of Hometown Band Members!*

Gourmellis Taste Food Truck every week!

July 23rd-Roxy and the Road Kings

July 30th The Lost Art Band

August 6th Band of Gold

August 13th Dealt the Blues

August 20th The Gone Gray Band

  August 27th The Cover Ups

Then help us end the summer with featured concert on Friday August 30th! Jett screamer band live! Fireworks after the show! Food vendors!

Gates open at 6 pm-show starts at 7pm

Bring a blanket and chairs and get ready to dance and have some fun!

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

July 30 – August 3, Beauty & The Beast Jr. / Presented by Playhouse Stage Company

August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse

October 2, Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna Judd and her new band tour make a stop in Cohoes

November 9, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show / 2 shows.

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