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Mark Hoffmann brings swing music to Camden coffee house April 21

CAMDEN — Mark Hoffmann’s Swing This! will perform at Trinity Community Coffee House at 98 Main St. at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The band consists of Hoffmann on guitar, banjo and vocals; Bob Purdy on bass; Henry Jankiewicz on fiddle; Tamaralee Shutt on trumpet and vocals; and Jo Anne Bakeman on vocals. The central New York band plays acoustic swing music in the tradition of... 4:00pm 04/18/18

MWPAI Concerts in the Court hosts tribute to Jazz legend

UTICA — Two-time Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet brings “Bird’s Eye View: A Tribute to Charlie Parker” to the Concerts in the Court series 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court. “This high-flying program pays homage to the legendary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The genius of his... 4:00pm 04/18/18

Hamilton hosts Spektral Quartet Saturday

CLINTON — Hamilton College Performing Arts presents Spektral Quartet on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.  Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For more information, call the box office at 315-859-4331 or go online to www.hamilton.edu. The program includes... 4:00pm 04/18/18

Tickets on sale for fine dining fundraiser

The Stanley Theatre, Genesee Street, Utica, will host “Pairing 1”, the first in a series of fine dining events, on Sunday, April 29. Tickets are $75, benefiting the Stanely. Advance purchase is required by April 23 by calling 315-724-4000.  The four-course dinner will be prepared by executive chef Jeffrey Daniels and his staff from Daniele of Valley View.​ The Social Hour... 4:00pm 04/18/18

‘All About Bluebirds’ talk set for April 14

SHERBURNE — The Chenango Bird Club and Friends of Rogers are hosting “All About Bluebirds…and more!” beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Presented by John Rogers, co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society, this interactive presentation encompasses the life history of the Eastern Bluebird, other birds that nest in bluebird boxes, nest box management, and more.... 4:00pm 04/11/18

SUNY Poly to host ‘The JAM’ event

UTICA — The public is invited to attend “The JAM,” a free, real-time sculpture event taking place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the campus of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. This event in conjunction with the Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire offers the public a behind-the-scenes and in-depth look into the creative process. Four teams comprised of students and... 4:00pm 04/11/18

‘The Irish and the Erie’ celebration April 17

Craobh Dugan, the Utica-Rome Chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, released a CD on March 17, commemorating the Irish contribution to the building of the Erie Canal. There will be a release party at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 at Stockdale’s in Oriskany. “The Irish and the Erie” was developed by Mike Hoke on the 200th anniversary of the canal’s dedication in Rome. Hoke researched,... 4:00pm 04/11/18

Woody Allen’s ‘GOD’ on Utica stage

Outcast Theater will present “GOD” by Woody Allen at 8 p.m. April 12, 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. April 15 at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica. The mad play within a play switches back and forth between ancient Greece and modern day Utica. Plagued by philosophical conundrums, an out-of-work actor and sex-starved author search for an ending for a play that has no beginning.... 4:00pm 04/11/18

Community Wellness Partners present ‘The Age of Love’ April 17

CLINTON — Community Wellness Partners is presenting a free screening of the film, “The Age of Love,” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Clinton High School Performing Arts Theatre, 75 Chenango Road S. The event is open to the public and director Steven Loring will be in attendance for a post-movie Q&A. In “The Age of Love,” a diverse group of older singles in Rochester, sign... 4:00pm 04/11/18

Park Coffee House hosts The Cadleys

HOLLAND PATENT — The Cadleys will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Park Coffee House. In concert, The Cadleys perform everything from traditional mountain ballads like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow,” to bluegrass classics to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to their hard-driving version of “Cash on the Barrelhead.” Their concerts may include a few surprises, from... 4:00pm 04/11/18

Plenty of mud, music and memories await at annual event

DEANSBORO — Runners, spectators and volunteers are preparing for the time of their life at the 6th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest. The event, which has been coined “the Boilermaker’s Dirty Little Brother,” is happening Saturday, April 14 at MKJ Farm on West Hughes Road. The event features a 5-mile race, 5K run and a kids half-mile obstacle course.   The Mudfest is known for it’s... 4:00pm 04/04/18