Upper Madison Happenings – October, 2011
Big news of the month is the Upper Madison Street Fair on Sunday, October 16 from 1-4 p.m. Madison from Allen to W. Lawrence will be closed to traffic. Enjoy free musical entertainment by Annie and the Hedonists and Landfill Mountain Boys, Golden Notes a capella singers, and Emmaus choirs, along with swing dancers, Let’s Drum hands on drumming activity, bouncy bounce, bike rodeo for the kids, bike polo, vintage cars, food and arts and crafts vendors and Silly Pet Tricks. Bring a lawn chair for front row stage seating.
Pine Hills Branch – Albany Public Library
October 8 and 22, Frequent Fibers Club for knitters/crocheters/quilters. 2-4 p.m.
October 12 – Multicultural Book Group, 6:30 p.m.
October 13, 20, 27, at 4 p.m. Classic Horror Movie Series: Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon.
October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 4 p.m. Crossword Club. Meet up with crossword fans and work your puzzles.
October 4, 11, 18. Story Time with Lyle the Crocodile (ages 4-7)
October 4, 11, 18 Arts and Crafts for ages 2-4, 11:15 a.m.
For full calendar, see www.albanypubliclibrary.org/
Steamer 10 Theater
October 14 at 8 p.m.,
October 15 at 3 and 8 p.m. and
October 16 at 3 p.m. Defiance by John Patrick Shanley, Free staged reading by Theater Voices. 500 Western Avenue. Free parking in Citizens Bank parking lot.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
October 20, 5:30 to 6:30. Love Thy Neighborhood Free Community Dinner
Pine Hills Neighborhood Association
October 20, 7 p.m. Monthly neighborhood association meeting. Plug into what’s going on in Pine Hills and how you can support our quality of life. LaSalle School, Hanner Cultural Center, 391 Western Avenue. Parking available.
College of St. Rose
October 11, 7:30 p.m. Choral Showcase Concert. Free
October 14, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble/Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble Concert. Free
October 16, 7 p.m. Saint Rose Orchestra Concert. Free
October 15, 8 p.m. Yuja Wang Solo Piano Concert. The Washington Post called Yuja’s Kennedy Center recital debut “jaw-dropping.” $35.
Massry Center for the Arts. 1002 Madison Avenue.
Albany Elks Club Lodge
Friday, October 14
Traditional New England-style contra dance. All dances taught. No partner needed. Live Celtic-based music. Fun, easy, social, recreational, and good exercise, too! Casey Mullaney teaching and calling with the Flying Garbanzos (Eric Martin, Tony Pisano, Josh Pisano, Dale Ott) from western Massachusetts. The dance runs from 8 to 11 pm, with a brief introductory lesson for newcomers at 7:45. Location: Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen Street. Cost: $10 ($5 for students with ID). For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or danceflurry.org or 518-729-7791.
Friday, October 21 Pasta and meatball or sausage dinner for $10 a plate. Proceeds go to our Major Projects fund which raises money for the Capital District Cerebral Palsy foundation. Reservations will be needed no later than Oct. 19th. To reserve, call 489-0698.
Come out and support all that Upper Madison has to offer. We have it all.