August is waning. Only two weekends left. Make it count!
After the jump, our list of stuff we thought might be interesting this weekend.
Now it's your turn.
If you're doing something that's not on the list, drop it in the comments so the rest of us can check it out.
And whatever your up to, have a fantastic weekend!
Friday evening there's a Travers eve party on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs.
This is the last weekend of the Philadelphia Orchestra's run at SPAC this season:
+ Friday: The orchestra will be playing music from Fantasia along with selected clips from the film.
+ Saturday: The Tchaikovsky Spectacular
County fair season continues with the the Washington County Fair at the fairgrounds in Greenwich -- today through Sunday. It includes the usual fair fare: rides, music, ag demonstrations, pig races, a demolition derby.
Gypsy is at the Mac Haydn this weekend. Sing out, Louise. Friday at 8p.m, Saturday at 4 pm and 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm - $12-$30.
The Troy Acting Guild presents Spring Awakening. Friday-Sunday 7 pm
Much Ado About Nothing
The Barrington Stage production of Much Ado About Nothing closes this weekend. Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 5 pm - $15,$20.
The contemporary circus troup Cirque Éloize closes its "Cirkopolis" show Saturday at Proctors.
Friday: C. Amanda Boutahorse's Cult Classics burlesque series returns to the Hangar in Troy with a tribute to Monty Python & The Holy Grail. 9 pm - $10
Space Beyond the Pines
Saturday at Proctors: Space Beyond the Pines, an all-day sci-fi movie marathon organized by It Came From Schenectady. The lineup includes some cheese (Starcrash), but also some solid old-school stuff (Brazil) and newer under-the-radar offerings (Serenity, Attack the Block). There will also be games and prizes. The films are being shown in two blocks -- it's $15 per block, or $25 for the whole slate.
And don't call me Shirley...
Saturday: MASS MoCA is screening the 1980s comedy Airplane -- at the North Adams' Harriman-West airport. Gates will open at 6:30, food and beverages will be available. $14 per car or $7 adults / $3 kids under 12.
Frankly, my dear...
The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls is screening Gone With The Wind with trivia and raffles. Sunday at 2 pm - $5
Saturday: Film Night at Tanglewood
Annual tradition: John Williams and the Boston Pops playing music from film scores. 8:30 pm - $21 and up
The Tri-City ValleyCats are at home all weekend, with games against the Staten Island Yankees. Friday and Saturday night at 7 pm, and Sunday at 5 pm
International Iron Pour
The Salem Art Works is inviting the public to an iron pour where you can watch artists from around the world work in cast iron using the SAW furnace. You'll also have a chance to cast a piece of your own. Saturday 10 am to 10 pm - free
Here are a few things you can see right now in area museums:
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls has an exhibit of Georgia O'Keeffe's works from Lake George.
There are only a few weeks left to see the giant robotic dinosaurs at MiSci in Schenectady. While you're there you can check out the planetarium and other exhibits.
Art Omi in Ghent has an augmented reality tour of its Fields sculpture park Saturday evening (as mentioned). You'll need an iPhone/iPad or Android device to take part. 5:30 pm - free
Jewels of the Sea
Maybe you can't make it to the sea this summer, but Discovery Hall in Troy has an exhibit of "more than 1000 seashells and creatures of the sea." Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Sunday noon-4 pm - $2 adults / kids 12 and older $1 / 11 and under free
Open Cockpit Day
Every Saturday and Sunday in August is open cockpit day at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville -- visitors can sit at the controls of military aircraft.
Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday: The Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction hosts its 10th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on the banks of the Mohawk River. 10 am to 4 pm - $4, $3. Seniors & children, $10.00 a carload.
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is hosting a public hike on Saturday at the Normans Kill West Preserve -- with free ice cream. Meet at the traffic light across from the Delaware Plaza in Delmar, turn north onto Normans Kill Blvd. Preserve is at the end of the road. Saturday 10 am-noon - free
It should warm up enough for a little swimming this weekend. Here's a list of public pools and beaches.
It's the best time of year to take a trip to one of the local farmers' markets. Now is the time to get your tomatoes and a whole bunch of other great veggies. Markets are open in Troy (Saturday), Delmar (Saturday), Saratoga (Saturday), Schenectady (Sunday), and the new Spa City Farmers Market -- at the Lincoln Baths in Saratoga Springs (Sunday).
The Saratoga Race Course, Albany Institute, Mop & Bucket Company, MiSci, and Live Nation advertise on AOA. AOA is a media sponsor for The ValleyCats.
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