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Mohawk Valley Choral Society to perform Dec. 9

UTICA — The 75-member Mohawk Valley Choral Society, under the direction of Randy Davis, who is celebrating his 30 years of conducting the Choral Society, will perform Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St., Utica. The Choral Society will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and feature soloists Anita... 2:40pm 11/14/18

Hot Wheels exhibit races into Children’s Museum

The Utica Children’s Museum has cut the ribbon for a special exhibit celebrating the “50th Anniversary of an American Classic – Hot Wheels,” in partnership with Hot Wheels Historian Michael Zarnock. The museum’s fourth floor now houses a portion of Zarnock’s two-time Guinness Book of World Record-holding Hot Wheels collection for visitors to view. The collection spans all 50... 2:40pm 11/14/18

Polar Express gearing up for annual trip

The end of November as well as throughout December will bring plenty of chances to get on board the Adirondack Scenic Railroad’s Polar Express Train Ride. The approximately two-hour round trip goes from Union Station in Utica to Oneida County’s “North Pole” site in Holland Patent. Departure times are at 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 23-25 plus Nov. 29-30, along with Dec. 1-2, 6-9,... 2:40pm 11/14/18

‘Marie and the Nutcracker Prince’ on stage at Oneida Community Mansion House

Breadcrumbs Productions plans two showings of “Marie and the Nutcracker Prince,” 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. in Oneida. The production is inspired by the E.T.A. Hoffman tale. Set at the brink of the Russian revolution, it introduces audiences to Marie, an imaginative young woman on the precipice of adulthood; her godfather, a... 2:40pm 11/14/18

Bob Dylan in Utica Nov. 15

Legendary Rockstar Bob Dylan, will come to The Stanley Theater in Utica at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets range from $59.50 to $99.50. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets are available by calling 315-724-4000 or go online to Ticketmaster.com. In a career spanning more than five decades, Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. With a catalogue... 4:00pm 11/07/18

Off the Wall performs Saturday

CAMDEN — Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., has announced the return of Off the Wall on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Featuring Larry Fox on guitar and vocals, Charlie Ingersoll on dobro and vocals, John Burton on banjo, mandolin and vocals, and Dave Rybinski on bass, the group “honestly interprets bluegrass, folk, Americana and country style roots music.” Off the... 4:00pm 11/07/18

Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band performs free concert Nov. 12

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band will perform at The Stanley Theater in Utica on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. for Veterans’ Day.  The concert is free. Doors will open 5 p.m. and show will start at 6 p.m. For more information, call The Stanley Theater box office 315-724-4000. Advance tickets are available at The Stanley Theater Monday through Friday, 10... 4:00pm 11/07/18

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ performs Friday at S.U.

The Society for New Music has collaborated with Syracuse Symposium to present Vietnamese composer/performer/filmmaker Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ’s “The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America - Stories of the Boat People”, as part of Symposium’s “Stories” series this year. The concert event will take place Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.... 4:00pm 10/31/18