The Arts 10.24.19

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“Give ‘em Hell, Harry!” Staged Reading Sunday, Nov. 3 at SCP

“Give ‘em Hell, Harry!”, by Samuel Gallu, will be presented as a staged reading Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 pm at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse, 12 So. Church Street, in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district. One performance only, it is the first of a series of special events celebrating Schenectady Civic Players’ 92nd season.

The one-man show , directed by Rita Russell, features Civic Players and area long-time actor Bill Hickman as Harry Truman.

The pay-what-you-will production will be performed cabaret style in Civic Player’s Green Room. Open seating, no advance reservations required.

Murder At The Tonylou Awards

A mystery dinner theater whodunit. Presented by Schenectady Civic Players, and benefits their Centennial fund. 6:00 pm, Friday, October 25, at The Water;s Edge Lighthouse — Terrace Room, 2 Freemans Bridge Road, Glenville, NY. $65 ticket includes show and dinner. To reserve or for more information call 518- 382-2081 ( Press Option 6).

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Murder at Sand Lake Center for the Arts… it’s Diabolically hilarious!

Looking for some All Hallows Eve fun or…Mayhem? Sand Lake Center for the Arts needs your presence when they bring you, for one night only, The Benefit of Murder Dinner Theater Show. Intriguing? Disturbing? or just plain side-spitting! Join us as The Board members of Struggling Actors invite you to the 15th Annual All Hallows Eve Dinner and Charity Event to Benefit Struggling Actors and the Almost Extinct Lesser Long Nosed Weasel. What happens when a group of actors get in the same room and attempt to shine light on anything other than their abilities? Will the night be filled with drama or ego? Or perhaps…Murder! The Benefit of Murder, October 26th at 6pm. Tickets $45. Includes dinner and dessert. This event will be catered by the Mess Hall and Tighe’s Bistro Amercain and features a cash bar. For reservations go to or call the office at 518-674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY43, Averill Park, NY 12018. The building is handicap accessible and has ample parking.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Silent Film Featuring a Live Original Score performed by Bobby Kendall

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Friday, October 25th at 6PM for their Troy Night Out event, the screening of an original silent film accompanied by a live original score performed by Bobby Kendall.

Bobby Kendall will perform a live, original score to accompany his silent film, “Dreams”. “Dreams” is a fictional silent film meant to challenge the intent of aspirations and their effect on individuals and the world. The film follows three dreamers, each in different stages of their lives—one before accomplishing their dream, one in the process of trying to attain it, and one after achieving it. The film runs 35 minutes.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Life Writing Master Class and Reading with Poet Craig Czury

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, October 26th. Internationally renowned poet and masterclass leader, Craig Czury, will be at the library, to present a Life Writing Masterclass and Poetry Reading on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Masterclass will be held from 10:00-11:30 am, followed by the Poetry Reading from 12:00-1:00 pm.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

You may attend one or both sessions. This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/24/2019 – 10/31/2019

An Afternoon of Music and Chocolate in Troy

Once again, TAUM (Troy Area United Ministries) will present its Festival of Music and Chocolate on Sunday November 3rd. The event takes place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bush Memorial Hall on the Russell Sage campus in Troy. There will be a variety of short performances, classical, folk, brass by members from the greater Troy community. After the musical performances conclude, a selection of homemade chocolate and non-chocolate desserts will be available for you to sample.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (children under 12 are $8). Tickets are available on the TAUM website (, or by contacting Katy Culhane (, 518-274-5920). Proceeds benefit the TAUM Furniture Program which provides furniture to families in need.

Bush Memorial Hall is the building with the white columns facing Congress Street with entry from the sidewalk on 1st Street. If the stairs challenge for you, there is elevator through the building left of the hall. It is a bit complex (ramp, lift, elevator) so allow time to use this entrance. Parking is available on Congress Street, 2nd St and in Sage Parking lots off 1st and 2nd Streets.

Unable to attend? Contributions are always welcome through the TAUM website where you can find more information on the furniture program including how to donate furniture to the program.

10/11/2019 – 10/31/2019

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October 17 through November 3 (2pm and 8pm performances)

Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler’s horror musical classic will come to life in a unique new production that will see Cohoes Music Hall transformed into a Victorian Music Hall of 1850. Presented by Playhouse Stage Company. Adult: $30 Students 18 and under: $20. Cohoes Music Hall. 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047. Box office is open 10am-1pm weekdays and 2 hours before every show. Call 518-953-0630 or visit

Town of East Greenbush Jack O Lantern Contest

Pre-Carved Pumpkin Contest! All entries may be dropped off as early as 3:00 p.m. but must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 31st to the contest organizers at the Red Barn at the Town Park.

Pumpkins will be on display and voted on during our Party at the Park Candy with a Cop Event from 6-8PM on Oct. 31st.

The bottom of entered pumpkins must be removed so that the pumpkin can be placed on top of a LED light (provided by the Town) Cutting the top of a pumpkin off causes the top lid to shrink and decay very quickly so the lid falls inside. Pumpkins with the top cut off will be disqualified.

The carved pumpkins must be able to stand without any support or back drop needed.

Inappropriate pumpkins will be disqualified.

Participants may use carving kits or commercial stencils, however, handmade stencils or free hand carvings will earn more creativity points in the judging.

Pumpkins are not to be painted or otherwise decorated. Only carved pumpkins will be entered into the contest.

Prizes will be awarded for each age group winner.

• Kids up to 12 years – Most creative pumpkin and silliest Jack • Teens 13 to 17 years – Most creative pumpkin and Creepiest Jack • Adult 18 years and older – Most creative pumpkin and best use of the entire pumpkin • All entries must be labeled with the following information (on an index card or alike taped to the back of the pumpkin) name, address, phone number, category and please note if a commercial stencil was used. • Please indicate whether you would like your pumpkin returned to you. All pumpkins must be picked up by 8:30 PM. • All pumpkins not picked up will be on display at the park through the weekend and then discarded.

For questions please call the Community and Recreation Department @ 518-477-4194

10/18/2019 – 11/08/2019

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s Open House

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s monthly open house is Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm and keeping with celebrating Melville’s 200th birthday we will have 2 young musicians from Troy Music Academy. Hannah and Zach Ryan will be playing acoustical music from 12 noon to 2 pm in the Melville House located at 2 114th St., Troy, NY 12182. Come tour the house and listen to music performed by these two talented young people. The Lansingburgh Historical Society appreciates your $5 donation at the the door. These donations help to support maintaining the history of Lansingburgh for future generations and help in the care of our historic home. For questions please contact John Ward and Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295.

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