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French

  • Paris Time Jan 26-Feb 18, 2018 at Capital Repertory Theatre.  A gripping and sophisticated drama that looks behind the headlines at anti-semitism in today’s France.
  • Cinema International @ the J.  Saturday evenings at 7pm at the Albany JCC (Jewish Community Center), 340 Whitehall Rd, Albany.  $5 for members or $8 for guests. February 10, 2018Once in a Lifetime”  A dedicated history teacher at a French high school is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils.  In French, with English sub-titles.
  • Les Misérables February 20-25, 2018 at Proctor’s Theatre.  Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Tony Award-winning musical direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.  With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production had left both audiences and critics awestruck.
  • Cinema International @ the J.  Saturday evenings at 7pm at the Albany JCC (Jewish Community Center), 340 Whitehall Rd, Albany.  $5 for members or $8 for guests.
    March 18, 2018  “The Zigzag Kid”  Young Nuono, a nearly 13 year old dreamer, longs to be a detective like his father, the famous police inspector; but his wild nature constantly gets him into trouble.  In Dutch, English and French with English sub-titles.
  • Other resources: www.facebook.com/La-Fédération-Franco-Américaine-du-New-York-948558761854883/

German

  • Staatskapelle Weimar 2/28/18 at 7:30pm at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.  The Staatskapelle Weimar, founded in 1491, is one of the oldest orchestras in the world.  There are many famous names associated with the orchestra including Johan Hummer, Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss.  This orchestra has never previously toured in North America.

Italian

  • American Italian Heritage Association, Pizza and Movie Night. Friday 1/26/18 at 6:30pm.  The movie is “The Secret of Santa Vittoria”, starring Anthony Quinn.  Cost is $5 for pizza and refreshments.  Make a reservation by 1/24/18.
  • Specialty Ravioli: Beautiful & Delicious, Cooking lessons at the Albany JCC.  Wednesday 2/7/18 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Free for members of JCC or Honest Weight Co-op.  $10 for guests.  Guest cook, Steve Piorkowski, will tach the basics of handmade ravioli along with multiple ways to cook it.
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Royal Opera:  Rigoletto.  Thursday 2/8/18 at 2pm and 6:30pm.  Sung in Italian with English sub-titles
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Royal Opera:  ToscaFebruary 28, 2018.  Sung in Italian with English sub-titles.
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Royal Opera:  CarmenApril 3, 2018.  Sung in French with English sub-titles.
  • Cinema International @ the J.  Saturday evenings at 7pm at the Albany JCC (Jewish Community Center), 340 Whitehall Rd, Albany.  $5 for members or $8 for guests.
    March 3, 2018  “Let Yourself Go”  Elia is a Jewish psychoanalyst from a purely Freudian school of thought.  He chances upon Claudia, a personal trainer with the cult of physique but clearly not of mind.  In Italian, with English sub-titles.
  • Bocce at the Italian American Community Center. Beginning May 11, the men will play pre-season bocce at 6:30pm. Regular season is June 8-August 31.  The women’s bocce league will begin on May 12 and play until August 11.
  • Other resources: www.italianamerican.com

Portuguese

  • Rosa Alice Branco, Portuguese Poet, with translator Alexis Levitin.  Tuesday 4/3/18 4:15pm at the Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus.  Rosa Alice Branco is a major Portuguese poet whose work has appeared in translation in more than forty literary journals around the world.  Presentation/Q&A.

Russian

  • Line and Circle dancing from Eastern Europe and the Near East  Mondays 3-4:30pm at the Albany JCC.  $2.25 suggested donation per session.  No partners needed.
  • The State Ballet Theater of Russia Presents Swan Lake  January 30, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Palace Theatre.  Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time.  This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.  Full length ballet in four acts.
  • New Russia Cultural Center
    What: Tchaikovsky Music Competition: Piano Division
    When: Saturday, February 3, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Where: 1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
    Admissions: Free
  • New Russia Cultural Center
    What: Tchaikovsky Music Competition: Vocal and Violin Divisions
    When: Sunday, February 4, 2pm-4pm
    Where: 1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
    Admissions: Free
  • Accordian Virtuosi of Russia 2/7/18 at 7:30pm at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.  Accordion Virtuosi of Russia was founded in 1943 during the Leningrad siege by Professor Pavel Smirnov. Within only six months, the ensemble was invited to record on the state radio. Since its inception, Accordion Virtuosi of Russia has been led by three generations of the Smirnov family: first by its founder Pavel Smirnov, and now by his sons Yuri and Vladimir, as well as his grandson Yaroslav.
  • New Russia Cultural Center
    What: Russian Winter Festival - Grand Finale
    When: Saturday, February 24,12pm - 5pm/Sunday, February 25, 11am - 3pm
    Where: 1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
    Admissions: $6, children < 5 free
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Bolshoi Ballet:  Lady of the Camillias.  Tuesday 2/6/18 at 2pm and 6:30 pm.
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Bolshoi Ballet:  Romeo and Juliet.  Tuesday 2/13/18 at 2pm and 6:30pm
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Bolshoi Ballet:  The Flames of Paris.  Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2pm and 6:30pm.
  • Sara Novic and Peter Golden, acclaimed novelists.  Craft talk 4/17/18 at 4:15pm at Standish Room, Science Library and Presentation/Q&A at 7:30pm at Huxley Theatre, NYS Museum, Albany.  Peter Golden is the author of the new novel Nothing Is Forgotten (2018), about a young man from New Jersey who travels to Khrushchev’s Russia, where he discovers love and long-buried secrets of his heritage.
  • GE Theatre at Proctors  Film:  Bolshoi Ballet:  Coppélia.  Tuesday 7/3/18 at 2pm and 6:30pm.

Spanish

  • Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico Saturday 1/27/18 from 6-8pm at Page Hall- SUNY Albany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Ave, Albany.  HDH Entertainement and Centro Civico, Inc. have jointly organized this concert.  Featuring performances by Derrick Horton and The Jay Street Band and The Mambo Dragons.
  • 2/12/18 Tangos & More -  Max Lifchitz celebrates Mardi Gras and Carnival season performing dance-inspired piano music from Brazil, Cuba and the Americas. Performing Arts Center 7 pm
  • Lupe Under the Sun film screening Friday 2/2/18 at 7pm Page Hall- SUNY Albany Downtown Campus.  Rodrigo Reyes’ debut fiction feature. This film uses non-actors, who are real farm workers.  It follows the grinding routine of an aging Mexican migrant worker in southern California as he comes to terms with his past.
  • Entre Nos film screening Friday 2/16/18 at 7pm Page Hall- SUNY Downtown Campus.  A powerful film about the experience of new immigrants, it presents the story of a Colombian woman and her two young children struggling to survive on the streets of New York City.
  • Ballet Hispanico  February 17, 2018 from 7:30-9:30pm at Orpeum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St, Tannersville, NY.  Ballet Hispanico, America’s premier Latino dance organization, will conduct a two-week residency during which Company members will work with students and learners of all ages.  The residency will culminate in a performance of works.
  • The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba 3/19/18 at 7:30pm at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.  Since its inception in 1960, the Havana Symphony has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American Music to the international classical community.
  • David Thomas Martinez, poet.  Craft talk 4:15pm at Standish Room, Science Library and Presentation/Q&A at 7:00pm, Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center.  David Thomas Martinez, prize-winning poet, is a former San Diego gang member and teenage father whose work addresses themes of street life, poverty, masculinity, drugs, and violence in the barrio, and the redemptive potential of art, poetry, and self-knowledge.

International

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents:

  • 3/19/18 7:30 pm The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba - "Since its inception on 1960, the Havana Symphony has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina." More information here.

 

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