Odds & Ends @ the End of the Week

In conjunction with tonight’s Art Night Schenectady arts walk, the lovely and charming Vermont singer-songwriter Amanda Rogers teams up with Mike of the Sketchy Indians for a performance at Signatures Wine Bar in the Proctors Arcade in Schenectady.

“The two of us started a side-project together called the Pleasants, and that record will be out by the end of the year,” proclaims Rogers. “We are very excited!” The Pleasants begin making their music at 6pm tonight (Friday, November 20) and you can expect to hear selections from their upcoming debut album, as well as Rogers’ latest album “Heartwood,” her upcoming album “Hope from the Forgotten Woods” and the Sketchy Indians album as well. Admission is free.

CathysWaffleStoreRelief from the catastrophic Eggo Waffle shortage! Make your own waffles? What a great idea! Perhaps it’s time for Cathy Frank to revive Cathy’s Waffle Store and come to the rescue…

The annual Rock for Tots bash takes place on Saturday (November 21) at Costanzo’s Riverside Restaurant in Waterford.

It’s actually two events.

First up is the Children’s Christmas party and lunch from 12noon-2pm. Children’s admission is one new unwrapped toy.

Then the adult rockin’ begins at 3pm. In the lounge, you can hear Winchester & Young (3pm) and the UPG (6pm). On the main stage, you can check out Acoustic Trauma (3pm), Tetonka (4:30pm), the All Paul Show (6pm), Ohms Law (8pm), 28N (9:15pm) and Wylder (10:30pm). The admission charge – just $10 plus one new unwrapped toy – also includes a four-hour buffett and draft beverages.

Ok, what phase of the moon IS it? Unless you’re dead, you’ve heard that the new film Twilight: New Moon opened last night at midnight.

But did you know that folk diva Rosanne Raneri (who is also a professor of Theatre Arts at HVCC) is directing Moonchildren, a comedy with bite about a group of college seniors in the mid 60’s on the threshold of the “real world:” It runs through Sunday at the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Campus Center, HVCC. General Admission $5/Free with valid HVCC student ID

Aaaand on Saturday afternoon, you can see a 3-hour matinee musical marathon of Lady Moon and friends live @ Jason’s Upstairs Bar.

Coincidence? Oh, we don’t think so.

Bjork celebrates her 44th birthday on Saturday (November 21) and so do we!

Also celebrating birthdays this weekend: Richard Genest of Schenectady’s Moon & River Cafe, Kevin Bartlett, Adam Clairmont of WAMC-FM and Sarah Pedinotti of Railbird. Here’s to you!


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