New rules for Summer at the Plaza events beginning with The Zombies

The Zombies

The summer season of entertainment at the Empire State Plaza begins Wednesday night with a concert featuring the Zombies (with opening act Et Tu Bruce).

One thing that is new this year, besides the higher number of acts than last year, is the policy on what can be brought onto the Empire State Plaza grounds.

People will not be allowed to bring in their own alcoholic beverages, coolers or glass containers, the Office of General Services has announced in an email interview. Visitors should also be prepared that any bags, containers or packages will be subject to search. On a further note, animals and pets are not allowed, unless the animal is an ADA-defined service animal.

Vendors will be on the plaza selling food and alcohol.

If you go

The Zombies With Et Tu Bruce

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany

Admission: Free

Info: 877-659-4377; http://www.ogs.ny.gov

Silversun Pickups to headline Tulip Fest 2013

The Silversun Pickups, an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, will be the headlining act at this year’s Tulip Fest in Washington Park.

Tulip Fest will be held from May 10-12 with the Silversun Pickups playing the main stage during Saturday’s afternoon concert.

The weekend’s free festivities will start at noon on May 10 when volunteers scrub the State Street at the intersection with Lodge Street.

The opening acts for Silversun Pickups on the mainstage on Saturday will be Royal Teeth and The Features.

The full music schedule:
Saturday
Main Stage
1 p.m. Royal Teeth
2:30 p.m. The Features
4 p.m. Silversun Pickups

Amp Stage
1 p.m. Tor & the Fjords
2:15 pm Olivia Quillio
3:30 p.m. Rick Rourke & Lost Wages
4:45 p.m. Bryan Thomas

Sunday
Main Stage
1:30 p.m. Annie & The Hedonists
3:30 p.m. Bennie and the Jets

Amp Stage
2:15 p.m. MaryLeigh & The Fauves
3:30 p.m. Dylan Perrillo Orchestra
4:45: Eastbound Jesus

Palace adds second Price is Right Live show

The Palace Theatre in Albany has announced that The Price is Right Live has added a Friday, June 7, 2013 show for the Palace Theater.

Tickets — priced at $32.75, $42.75 and $52.75 — for the new show go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, at the Palace Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.

Tickets are still available for the previously announced May 31 show at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

The Price Is Right Live is an interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled from the audience the chance to win appliances, vacations and cars by playing the classic games from the TV game show, including Plinko, Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.

The Price is Right Live coming May 31 to Palace Theatre

Come on down!

The Price is Right Live is coming on May 31 to the Palace Theatre in Albany.

Tickets start at $32.75 and go on sale at noon Friday, March 29, at the Box Office at 19 Clinton Ave., at http://ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.

The Price Is Right Live is an interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled from the audience the chance to win appliances, vacations and cars by playing the classic games from the TV game show, including Plinko, Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.

NYTimes art critic Holland Cotter to speak at Saint Rose

Holland Cotter (Photo_New York Times)

Holland Cotter, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-chief art critic for The New York Times, will offer his take on Western art in the 21st century in a lecture at The College of Saint Rose.

Cotter, who is The New York Times’ co-chief art critic and a senior writer, has been a staff art critic at the paper since 1998. He received the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2009.

The free event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany.

Joy Harjo to speak at New York State Writers Institute

Growing up wasn’t so joyous for Joy Harjo.

Joy Harjo

The noted American Indian poet and musician chronicles her troubled childhood and teenage motherhood in her new book, “Crazy Brave.”

In the book, Harjo talks about how dealing with her alcoholic father, an abusive stepfather and being a teen mom nearly pushed her over the edge. It was through poetry that Harjo passed through the turmoil.

Harjo will read from her memoir at the University at Albany this week as part of the New York State Writers Institute’s Visiting Writers Series.

4:15 p.m. seminar, 8 p.m. reading; Thursday. Free. Room 375, UAlbany Campus Center, Uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 442-5620; http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst
A reception will be held following the evening event.

Tonight: Painter David Reed lecture at EMPAC

Vampire Painting #449, 1998-1999 (David Reed)

American painter David Reed will present a lecture called “Vampire Painting: Painting in Our Time of Media” at 6 tonight (Mon 10/22/12) at EMPAC, 110 Eighth St., Troy. The lecture is free.

Reed, whose painted abstractions, installations, and video works have been on the New York and international scenes for more than 30 years, recently opened a large-scale survey in Bonn, Germany, “Heart of Glass.”

His work has long been invested in relationships between painting and cinema.