Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (summery), to Star Trek, to circus, to dogs, to ice cream, to the Wizard of Oz, to all sorts of music...
Here's the paraphrased forecast:
Monday: Sunny mid 80s.
Wednesday: Like that, but hotter.
Thursday: Repeat, chance of thunderstorms.
Friday: Cloudy, low 80s, more chance of rain.
Weekend: Cloudy, upper 70s, 50 percent chance of rain.
Movie on the ESP
Wednesday night at the Empire State Plaza: an outside screening of Stark Trek (the JJ Abrams one). The movie will be set near the State Museum end of the plaza. Bring chairs and/or blankets. movie starts at 8:30 pm - free
Circus in Schenectady
The Zoppé Italian Circus will be in Schenectady this week, set up in a big-top tent outside Proctors. The Zoppé is old -- 170 years old -- and old school, like something out of a story. It'll be at Proctors Thursday through Sunday. various times - $25 and up adults / $15 and up under 17
Starting Wednesday at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds: the Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show -- show dogs from all over the region will be competing for prizes. The show runs through Sunday and the list of events and competitions is long.
It's the third full week or racing this season at the Saratoga Race Course (remember: no races on Tuesday). The season will be half over by the end of the week.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's summer residency at SPAC continues this week. Part of the slate this week:
+ Thursday is a "date night" -- the orchestra will be performing selections from Italian operas, there will be food and wine tastings, and photobooths.
+ Saturday is Wizard of Oz night -- the orchestra will be playing the score for a re-mastered version of the classic film.
Friday at Different Drummer's Kitchen at Stuyvesant Plaza: a class on making "exotic ice cream," taught by Michelle Hines Abram. The flavors to be made during class: honey lavender, maple porter, chocolate chipotle, pear ginger. 6 pm - $50
Hudson Music Fest / Basilica Music Festival
Also this weekend in Hudson: the Basilica Music Festival at Basilica Hudson on Friday Saturday with a lineup that includes Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Liturgy, and Mick Barr. It's being "presented in association with" Pitchfork. $15 each day or $25 for both (advance)
Tuesday: Tanglewood on Parade
Beethoven, Stravinsky, the 1812 Overture, John Williams, magicians, fireworks. grounds open at 2:30 pm / concert at 8:30 pm - $21 and up
Wednesday: Country Night at Rockin' on the River in Troy
With Skeeter Creek. 5 pm - free
Thursday: The Beach Bums at Alive at Five
A Beach Boys tribute group. The last Alive at Five of the summer. With: Grand Central Station. 5 pm - free
Saturday: Bass Fix at Red Square
A bunch of DJs playing stuff they don't normally play. 8 pm - $7 before 11 pm / $10 after
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.
The Saratoga Race Course advertises on AOA, as does SPAC.
photo: Zoppé Circus
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