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Entre Amis - To find out more about this French discussion group based in Niskayuna, please contact Machteld Depoortere at They typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from September to June,7:00-9:00pm. (no summer meetings). Participants must be able to carry on a discussion in French.

Le Groupe litteraire - Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm meet to discuss selected works of French literature at the Colonie Town Library,  629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211-1196, (518) 458-9274 For details contact Hannelore Wilfert,

4-23-16 - Yves Lambert Trio - "Yves Lambert figures among the most influential players in the roots Quebecer revival. He is known for his unique ability to translate anecdotal, poetic, or political texts into songs. His work as a songwriter and his capacity to create unique musical moods make him a key figure in folk music production." (from Old Songs Music) 7:30 pm, Old Songs Community Art Center, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY 12186, 518-765-2815.



7-17-16 - Old Time German Day Picnic - German food, drink, and live Ompah music at the Schuetzenpark Biergarten at the German-American Club of Albany. Schuetzenpark is the last remaining outdoor Biergarten in the Capital District. Live music from Gregory and the Brauhaus Band .1:00-7:00 pm, rain or shine, open to the public. Entry is $3 per adult, under 12 free! Tasty domestic and German food and drink available for purchase. Children’s activities include a parade. For further information: 518.482.5845.

8-13-16 - German Alps Festival - The good-time music is sure to get you up on your feet... or at the very least tapping your feet. Traditional German-American foods, Schuhplattler Dancers, plus some new entertainers, plenty of vendors, plus fun activities for the kids. Admission: $12 for adults: Age 12 & under are FREE **Dress in German Garb for FREE Entry** Gates open: Sat: 11:30am / Entertainment begins at 12pm; Sun: 10:30am / Entertainment begins at 11am. Hunter Mountain Resort Hunter Mountain
PO Box 295, Hunter, NY 12442, (800)-486-8376.



September (date tbd) - Little Italy Street Festival - Over 120 artists will display paintings, photography, and sculpture on the streets surrounding the Lawrence statue at Front and North Ferry Streets in Schenectady. Italian food and all manner of Italian cultural exhibits all day long. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact:



10-1-16 - Il Divo , Amor & Pasion Tour. "In their career to date, Il Divo have already proven how the power of music transcends category and defies definition. And now their latest album appears certain to bring a whole new level of Latin fuego to the extraordinary Il Divo story, whilst showing how - after more than a decade topping charts around the world - they still ooze with their legendary passion. ... The flavours and sultry rhythms of Spain and Cuba, Argentina and Mexico give a nod to the quartet's beginnings, whilst marking an exciting new chapter in their career. "AMOR & PASION" - an album full of love and romance." (from Palace Theater) 7:30 pm, Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany NY. (518) 465-3334



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