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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,

8-1-14 to 8-10-14 - Cirque Éloize is a Quebec-based nouveau cirque (contemporary circus) troupe. "Amazing Cirque Éloize returns to its summer home at Proctors for two spectacular weekends of the international hit, iD. For 20 years now, Cirque Éloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. This August, Cirque Éloize’s dazzling and energetic iD comes to the Capital Region for the very first time.This astonishing modern circus transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage comes alive with the boundless energy of acrobats, break dancers and contortionists, who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping projections, building to a stunning finale on a one-of-a-kind video trampowall." (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY, Box Office - (518) 346-6204.

8-16-14 - Ajkun Ballet Theatre – La Fille Mal Gardée - " of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, La Fille Mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter) – a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart." (from The Egg)The ballet was first presented at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France on 1 July 1789. Empire State Plaza, Albany NY. Box Office: 518.473.1845.


10-26-14 - Festival of Nations - "Attractions: Parade of Nations, Crowning of Miss Festival of Nations, Native Dance and Music, Ethnic Foods, Unique Crafts, and much more. Please be there and enjoy." 11:30-5:00pm at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. (from Festival of Nations)



11-13-14 - Moscow Symphony Orchestra - "For over 70 years the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been acclaimed as one of the world’s finest musical ensembles.From its home base at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory to the music centers of Vienna, Munich, Rome, Helsinki, Hong Kong and beyond, the MSSO has brought the grand Russian style to enthusiastic audiences all over the globe." 8:00 pm (from Procor's Theater) Schenectady NY, Box Office - (518) 346-6204.

11-29-14 - Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" - "40 star-studded Russian dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps and lunges, astonishing lifts and magnificent partnering throughout Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Performed to Tchaikovsky's timeless score for over twenty years in the U.S., the Great Russian Nutcracker tells the traditional story of a young girl meeting her Prince and includes a tribute to world peace and harmony. The Stahlbaum's Christmas party is lively and includes magical toys from the family's beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer. Masha is enchanted with her strange Nutcracker Doll and enters a dream world with him...a "Dove of Peace" escorts Masha and her Nutcracker Prince to the "Land of Peace and Harmony" (in contrast to the traditional "Land of Sweets"). In Act II dancers from the world's ethnic heritages; Hispanic, African, Slavic-Russian, Asian and European, entertain the young couple bestowing symbolic gifts in the form of playful, 10-foot tall silk puppets." 3:00pm (from Palace Theater) 19 Clinton Ave., Albany NY 12207 - (518) 465-3334.

12-6-14 to 12-7-14 - Northeast Ballet's Annual Nutcracker - "Join the Sugarplum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King in the Capital Region’s premier celebration of the season. Starring Lauren Lovette and Gonzalo Garcia of New York City Ballet fame." (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY, Box Office - (518) 346-6204.


8-18-14 - Pablo- "Pablo tells the story of the legendary times and work of title designer Pablo Ferro. Using a blend of character animation, motion design and documentary footage, Pablo tracks Pablo Ferro's rise as a poor Cuban immigrant to the heights of the Madison Avenue commercial industry and then becoming one of the most celebrated designers of movie history. The film centers Pablo's presence in the New York counter culture scene of the 1960's until the mystery that changed his life forever… " (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY, Box Office - (518) 346-6204.

9-13-14 -Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration At The Plaza - "...celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 13th, 2014. This exciting family-friendly, Latin festival, held in the Empire State Plaza will have performances by local dance troupes, musical entertainment, Latin arts and crafts and food vendors." (from 5:00-10:00pm, Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.

12-12-14 to 12-21-14 - The Gringo Who Stole Christmas - "Hispanic take on the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. Kevin, aka, Diego, has determined that the only way for immigrants to “make it” in America is to completely assimilate, beginning by losing their accents. In the process, though, he has lost more than just his accent. Three fantasmas visit Kevin and show him the value of embracing who he really is, appreciating his heritage and living in the now." (from Proctor's Theater) Schenectady NY, Box Office - (518) 346-6204.




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