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American Pickers on the road; to film episodes in New York

Entertainment Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team on the hit TV series American Pickers are to return to central New York as they plant to film episodes throughout the region in September. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The show follows Wolfe and Fritz, skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most... 4:00pm 08/15/17

Program features stories about Chittenango Landing

Entertainment CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Historical Society presents Mike Allen, resident blacksmith from the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The society is located at the former St. James Episcopal Church, 6 North St. The event is free. In celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial and to highlight the museum, Allen will talk about the history of this... 4:00pm 08/12/17

Jazz concert in Vienna Sunday

Entertainment Bassist “Doctuh” Michael Woods will be joined by drummer Rick Compton, guitarist Joe Handy and trumpeter Scott Rutledge for an afternoon of jazz at the “Summer Music in Vienna” series Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Vienna United Methodist Church. The afternoon will feature many of “Doc” Woods’s original compositions as well as some standards. “These veteran stage-performers in Central... 4:00pm 08/11/17

MV Ballet to hold auditions for Nutcracker production

Entertainment CLARK MILLS — Mohawk Valley Ballet will hold open auditions, apprentice auditions and company auditions for “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 at Ballet Arts of Central New York, 4854 Clinton St. The registration fee is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. There will be open auditions on Sunday. Registration begins at noon, and the auditions begin at 1... 4:00pm 08/10/17

Full Circle, Lepers coming to Players of Utica

Entertainment Players of Utica, 1108 State St., will continue its 2017 Summer Showcase of original plays with two one-act dramas by Robert Barone — “Full Circle” and “Lepers” — at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Tickets are $10 for all seating, with $2 of the sale going directly to the Capital Fund. Tickets may be reserved via credit or debit... 4:00pm 08/10/17