albany-logo-new.JPGAlbany, N.Y. --- Are you looking for fantastic and fun events this February? Well look no further than our very own Capital Region.  There are great performances, shows and events for the kids to enjoy during winter break. For the music lovers, the Capital Region has some great opportunities this February with the Palace hosting the Pink Floyd Experience and Proctor's presenting the WGNA Winter Carnival. There are also many exciting events to keep kids of all ages entertained from Sesame Street Live! at the Palace to the Harlem Globetrotters performing at the TU Center to the Broadway phenomenon The Lion King beginning its month long run at Proctor's. And anyone wanting to get ready for spring will want to stop by New York in Bloom at the New York State Museum and the Home Show which will take place at the TU Center and Empire State Plaza. For the most up-to-date information about these and other special events in New York's Capital Region, as well as special overnight packages, call the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-258-3582 and/or visit  Albany - An Amazing Discovery! *********************** 2/5/2011 WGNA Winter Carnival Proctor's Theatre (The Mainstage) 432 State St. Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 346-6204 Time: 8 PM Admission: $28 & $33 WGNY Winter Carnival presents Joe Nichols, Darryl Worley and Craig Campbell ********************** 2/11/2011 7th Annual Black History Month Step Off Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave. Albany, NY 12207 (518) 465-3334 Admission: Adult tickets are $17 in advance and $22 the day of the show. Groups 10+ can receive a discount.  Call for details. The Annual Step Show has proven to be a valuable centerpiece to a month long celebration of African American Culture in the Capital Region.  It brings the community together for one night to come out and show support for their friends, family and neighbors while enjoying an evening filled with high energy step performances. ******************* 2/11/2011-2/13/2011 Home Show Times Union Center and Empire State Plaza Albany, NY (518) 454-5583 The host of HGTV's "Takeover My Makeover" and "Design On A Dime", Frank Fontana, will be appearing Saturday & Sunday at the show! ************************** 2/17/2011-2/27/2011 Forever Plaid Cohoes Music Hall 58 Remsen St. Cohoes, NY 12047 (518) 237-5858 Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who loved to sing.  They all met in high school, when they joined the audiovisual club (1956).  Discovering they shared an affection for music and entertaining, they got together and dreamed of becoming like their idols- The Four Aces, The Four Lads, The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Los and The Crew Cuts.  They rehearsed in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company.  It was here they became Forever Plaid-a name that connects the continuation of traditional values of family, home and harmony. ***************************** 2/18/2011 The Pink Floyd Experience Palace Performing Arts Center 19 Clinton Ave. Albany, NY 12207 (518) 465-3334 Admission: $32.00 & $27.00 Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time.  Their record-breaking status is legendary.  Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE! Complete with 200,000 watts of light...full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians. ************************ 2/22/2011-3/20/2011 The Lion King Proctor's (The Mainstage) 432 State St. Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 346-6204 Experience the phenomenon.  Schenectady's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Proctor's stage February 22 through March 20, 2011.  Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've heard. ******************************** 2/25/2011-2/27/2011 Sesame Street Live! "Elmo's Green Thumb" Palace Performing Arts Center 19 Clinton Ave. Albany, NY 12207 (518) 465-3334 Sunny isn't just the weather forecast on Sesame Street- it's also the name of Elmo's sunflower friend! Join all your favorite friends on an amazing adventure as they help Elmo find a new home for Sunny in the all new Sesame Street Live stage show, "Elmo's Green Thumb". ****************************** 2/25/2011-2/27/2011 New York in Bloom-20th Anniversary New York State Museum 3023 Cultural Education Center Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12230 (518) 474-5877 Experience the sights and scents of the approaching spring during this 20th annual fundraising weekend benefiting Museum Club and Discovery Squad, the Museum's award-winning after-school programs for children and teens. ************************* 2/26/2011-2/27/2011 18th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale New York State Museum 3023 Cultural Education Center Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12230 (518) 474-5877 Time: 10am-5pm Admission: $6 Adult; Children 12 and under Free Vendors from throughout the Northeast display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils, and much more.  Meanwhile on the 1st Floor, staff members conduct guided tours of the mineral and fossil exhibitions and are on hand to identify visitors' own minerals and fossils. ************************** 2/27/2011 Harlem Globetrotters Times Union Center 51 S. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207 (518) 487-2000 For 84 tremendous years, the Magicians of Basketball have thrilled audiences around the world and will do it again this year in Albany. The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 and/or visit Contact: Michele Vennard, President/CEO Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (518) 434-1217 x 300,