albany-logo-new.JPGAlbany, N.Y. - Light the lights and set your sights on Albany in November. Throughout New York's Capital City, the many stages are filled with music, theater and great entertainment. At the Times Union Center, catch the Dave Matthews Band. At the Egg, enjoy Mary Black, EmmyLou Harris, Hal Ketchum and the Bellydance Superstars. The Allman Brothers Band plays the Palace as does the Experience Hendix Tour -- a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Capital Repertory Theatre presents Cactus Flower, with Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Proctors and The Wizard of Oz at Cohoes Music Hall. At the Empire State Plaza, experience the annual Ski & Snowboard Expo and the Pride of New York Harvest Festival.  Then, after Thanksgiving, it's time to light thousands of lights for a magical experience during the 14th Annual Capital Holiday Lights in Albany's Washington Park. For the most up-to-date information about these and other special events in New York's Capital City, as well as information about special overnight packages, visit http://www.albany.org/ Zakir Hussain & Niladin Kumar 11/5/10 The Egg P.O. Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223 (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org http://www.theegg.org/ Time: 8 pm Admission: $34 Zakir Hussain, considered the world's foremost tabla player, will be joined by the brilliant sitar player Niladri Kumar for an evening of Indian music. ********************* Dave Matthews Band 11/7/2010 Times Union Center Times Union Center 51 S. Pearl St Albany, NY 12207  (518) 487-2000 http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com/ Time: 7 PM Admission Varies ********************* Cactus Flower Thru 11/14/2010  Capital Repertory Theatre 111 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207  (518) 462-4531 info@capitalrep.org  http://www.capitalrep.org/  Times: Vary Admission: Varies This farce, one of Broadway's biggest hits by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Abe Burrows, will have you laughing from beginning to end. ********************* Shaker Christmas Craft Fair Thru 12/18/2010  Shaker Heritage Society Heritage Lane Albany, NY 12211  (518) 456-7890 shakerwv@crisny.org  http://www.shakerheritage.org/ Times: 10am-4pm Admission: Free Over 50 regional crafters are represented, offering thousands of items. ********************* Plaza Ski & Snowboard Expo 11/5/2010 - 11/7/2010  Empire State Plaza Albany, NY Information: 518-383-6183 Times: Vary Admission: Adults, $8.00; Children (7-12), $4.00; Children under 7, free. Everything for the winter sports enthusiast. Visit this link for further details! http://www.edlewi.com/index.php?n=SnowExpo.HomePage ********************* Empire State Plaza Auto Show 11/5/2010 - 11/7/2010  Empire State Plaza Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y.-Concourse Level Albany, NY 12242  (518) 473-0559 Convention.Center@ogs.state.ny.us  http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/plaza/ Times: Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Admission: Admission is free. Parking on Friday after 4 p.m. and  Over 160 new vehicles (cars, trucks, minivans, & SUVs), representing 30 manufacturers and exhibitor booths featuring auto-related exhibitor products and services. ********************* The Wizard of Oz 11/5/2010 - 11/8/2010  Cohoes Music Hall 58 Remsen St Cohoes, NY 12047  (518) 237-5858 contactus@cohoesmusichall.com http://cohoesmusichall.com/ Times: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm Saturday and Sunday matinees @ 3pm Admission: All seats reserved! Tickets $25-$35 Box office: 518-237-5858 ********************* Experience Hendrix Tour 2010 11/6/2010 Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave Albany, NY 12207  518) 465-4755 http://www.palacealbany.com/ Time: 7 pm Admission: Varies The Experience Hendrix concert tour has wowed audiences revisiting the music and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix. ********************* Mary Black 11/7/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org  http://www.theegg.org/ Times: Sunday, November 7, 7:30 PM Admission: $34.50, $29.50, $24.50 A legend in her homeland of Ireland, the distinguished career of singer Mary Black has spanned over 20 years from her early days in Dublin folk clubs through ever-escalating success with nine platinum solo albums. ******************** Veterans Day Parade 11/11/2010  Times: 11am  Albany, NY Contact: Larry Weist 518-434-6438 Parade Route: Starts Central & Partridge, east on Central Ave., east on Washington Ave. to Education Building steps.  ********************* Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur 11/11/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org http://www.theegg.org/   Time: 7:30 PM Admission: $28 Two veterans of the legendary Jim Kweskin Jug Band reunite for a duo concert of folk, blues, rags and acoustic jazz. ********************* 15th Annual Pride of New York Harvest Fest 11/13/2010 - 11/14/2010  Empire State Plaza Convention Center Empire State Plaza Concourse Level, Room 130 Albany, NY 12242  (518) 474-0538 Convention.Center@ogs.state.ny.us  http://www.empirestateplaza.org/ Times: Vary  http://www.prideofnyharvestfest.com/ Sampling and selling fine quality food, wine and beer from New York growers and producers. ********************* Finest Kind 11/12/2010  Old Songs Community Art Center Voorheesville, NY 12186  (518) 765-2815 oldsongs@oldsongs.org  http://www.oldsongs.org/  Times: 8:00 pm Admission: Tickets: $20 This folk trio from Ottawa, Canada showcases impeccable harmony singing and brilliant vocal arrangements on traditional and original songs. ********************* Tchaikovsky´s Violin Concerto 11/13/2010   Albany Symphony Orchestra Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave Albany, NY 12207  (518) 465-4755 info@albanysymphony.com  http://www.albanysymphony.com/  Times: 7:30 PM Admission: Varies Two rising stars of the music world join the orchestra for a program of timeless orchestral classics including Tchaikovsky´s ravishing Violin Concerto and Edward Elgar´s brilliant masterpiece "Enigma" Variations. ********************* EmmyLou Harris 11/14/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org  http://www.theegg.org/ An immediately recognizable, crystalline voice, remarkable gift for phrasing, and a restless creative spirit, have marked the incredible career of Emmylou Harris.  ********************* Troy Chromatic Concerts: Lara St. John, Violin 11/14/2010 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 32 Second Street Troy, NY 12180  (518) 273-0038  info@troymusichall.org  http://www.troymusichall.org/ Times: 3 PM  Admission: $35.00 | $30.00  ********************* The Allman Brothers Band 11/15/2010  Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Avenue Albany, NY 12207  (518) 465-3334    http://www.palacealbany.com/  Times: 7:00pm With their mix of down-home groove and instrumental virtuosity, blues-drenched soul and hard rock, bound together by an ethos of all-night jamming, the Allman Brothers Band defined Southern Rock. ********************* Warren Miller´s "Wintervention" 11/19/2010 - 11/20/2010  Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Avenue Albany, NY 12207  (518) 465-3334    http://www.palacealbany.com/  Times: 8 PM Admission: $22.00 ********************* Hal Ketchum 11/19/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org  http://www.theegg.org/  Times: 7:30 PM, Swyer Theatre Admission: $28 One of country music´s finest singer/songwriters, Greenwich, NY native Hal Ketchum returns for a homecoming concert of his classic hits, country rockers, and heartfelt ballads. Guitarist Johnny Hiland opens the show. ********************* Bellydance Superstars 11/19/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org  http://www.theegg.org/ Times: 8:00 PM Admission: Adults - $32 ($38 day of) Seniors- $27 ($33 Day of) Child/Student The Bellydance Superstars perform Bombay Bellywood - "where the mystic beats of Bombay meet the shaking hips of Cairo.". ********************* Dailey & Vincent 11/19/2010 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 32 Second Street Troy, NY 12180  (518) 273-0038  info@troymusichall.org  http://www.troymusichall.org/ Time: 8 PM  Admission: Varies John Dailey and Darrin Vincent are the fastest rising stars in bluegrass.  ********************* Holiday Open House at Stuyvesant Plaza 11/20/2010  Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. 10 Executive Park Dr Western Ave & Fuller Rd Albany, NY 12203  (518) 482-8986 jkaplan@stuyvesantplaza.com  http://www.stuyvesantplaza.com/ ********************* The subdudes 11/20/2010  The Egg Empire State Plaza PO Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223  (518) 473-1064 info@theegg.org  http://www.theegg.org/  Times: 8 PM Admission: $34.50 The soulful subdudes return with their original blend of blues, folk, R&B, country, Cajun, funk, gospel, and rock n´ roll. ********************* New York Rat Pack 11/21/2010 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 32 Second Street Troy, NY 12180  (518) 273-0038  info@troymusichall.org  http://www.troymusichall.org/ Time: 3 PM  Admission: Varies Travel back in time to when the Rat Pack ruled New York City.  ********************* Irving Berlin´s White Christmas 11/22/2010 - 11/28/2010  Proctors Theatre 432 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305  (518) 382-3884 groupsales@proctors.org  http://www.proctors.org/ Times: Vary Admission: Varies Get ready to discover a delightful new show that's as fresh and rare as newly fallen snow! The classic holiday tradition White Christmas comes to the stage at last, as a brand new Irving Berlin musical direct from Broadway. ********************* Golden Dragon Acrobats of China 11/21/2010 Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave Albany, NY 12207  518) 465-4755 http://www.palacealbany.com/ Time: 3 PM Admission: Varies The Golden Dragons are recognized internationally as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company. ********************* 14th Annual Capital Holiday Lights A Benefit for the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) 11/26/2010 - 1/2/2010 Washington Park Madison and New Scotland Avenues Albany, NY (518) 435-0392 Times: Opens nightly at 6 PM Admission: $15 per car This year's theme is "The Magic of the Season" with the historic park and Lakehouse transformed into a wonderland of lights. ********************* Sports Card Show 11/28/2010  Ramada Plaza (Formerly Clarion Hotel of Albany) 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. Albany, NY 12206  (518) 438-8431 http://albanyramada.com/  Contact - Jeff Monaco (518) 399-3570

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