Here are a few things to keep in mind, look ahead to, or keep busy with this week -- from the weather (hot), to The Track, the beer, to theater, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Chance or rain and thunderstorms, with some sun. Highs in the upper 80s.
Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
Wednesday: Like that, but even warmer.
Thursday: Highs in the low 90s.
Friday: The same, but with a chance of thunderstorms.
Weekend: Sunny. Highs around 90.
Hot. Hot. Hot.
The gates open at 11 am on Friday and the first post time is 1 pm. The opening weekend is the "Hats of to Saratoga" festival -- the annual hat contest is Sunday (and Mary's a judge this year!).
The Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park opens its 23rd season Tuesday with a production of Mel Brooks' The Producers. The show will be running Tuesday through Sunday until August 14 (curtain's at 8 pm). The shows are free, but reserve-ahead seats are available for purchase.
This week is your last chance to see Three Hotels, with Steven Weber and Maura Tierney, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Opening this week at WTF: a production of Ibsen's A Doll's House, starring Josh Hamilton, Lili Taylor, and Lily Rabe.
Saratoga County Fair
The Saratoga County Fair opens Tuesday in Ballston Spa and runs through Sunday. If ever you wanted to see a prize dairy cow or goat, this is your chance. Admission is $8 Tuesday-Thursday, $10 Friday-Sunday.
Some of the area's top collectors will be involved in the fair, which gives the public a great opportunity to see the best of the local arts scene. Our collectors include - Joann Ryan, Lucy Larner, Holly Katz, Dorice Brickman, David Brickman, John Greenhut, Corey Aldrich and more. The collections include work from artists such as - Tommy Watkins, Harry Orlyk, and Stephen Ball. The pieces to be offered in the show are great investments, as the works are by some of the most well known artists in the region, and your purchase will help fund our artists continued work and the local community's arts scene.
It starts at 6 pm.
Saturday at Joe Bruno Stadium: the Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival. Twenty-five breweries will be there offering samples. Tickets start at $25 (presale, $32 at the gate) -- that includes 10 tasting tickets. The festival runs from 2:30-6:30 pm.
Friday at Valentine's: an album release show for locals Aficionado. The self-titled album will be available July 26. It's their first full-length album on the label No Sleep (you can pre-order a copy). Also on the slate: End Of A Year Self Defense Family, Nightmares For A Week, Form & File. 8 pm
These are a just a few things for this week. Know of something people should be looking forward to this week? Please share!
Look for our "Stuff to do this weekend" post on Friday.
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