Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Published Aug 4, 2017 at 7:00am

1.  The 39th annual Drums Along the Mohawk will feature a host of internationally renown groups as it takes the field at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at RFA Stadium. Tickets are available by calling 315-339-6484 or by visiting

The show will feature the Boston Crusaders; the Cavaliers, Rosemont, Ill.; the Madison Scouts; the Oregon Crusaders; the Troopers of Casper, Wyo.; the Mandarins, Sacramento, Calif.; Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar, Calif.; Seattle Cascades; and Genesis, of Austin, Texas.

2. The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., will present An Evening of Acoustic Music with Joe Davoli and Nick Piccininni at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free. The two musicians will mix it up with fast-paced fiddle and banjo, mandolins, guitar, and slow waltzes, swinging tunes, and soulful vocals.

3. The film “The Loving Story” will be shown and discussed Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Jervis Public Library. It is the last of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle programs sponsored by the Rome NAACP, the library and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro. The Loving Story will be shown and discussed by Tom Bennett, a retired teacher, a member of the National Abolition Hall of Fame Cabinet of Freedom and an officer with the New York State Council on Social Studies.

4.  “The Beguiled” screens Wednesday and Friday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Auditorium. Admission $8, $6 members and $4 for students. ​ The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Rated R. Visit

5.  The Other Guise will perform acoustic classic rock 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in Allen Park, 558 Broad St., as part of the 2017 City of Oneida Concerts in the Park series. Rain date is Monday, Aug. 14. The concert is free.

6.  Capitolfest 15, Friday-Sunday at the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St.
This year’s tribute star is Fay Wray. Capitolfest is Central New York’s premier summer Cinephile film festival—a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era, held at the historic 1,788-seat movie palace, which opened in December, 1928 as a movie house.  Call 315-337-6453. Schedule online:

7. Sylvan Beach Canal Fest, Friday-Sunday along Main Street. Event includes crafters, vendors, Utica Zoomobile, Scenic Helicopter Rides, live entertainment in the Village Bandstand, and outdoor movies. Fireworks Sunday. For vendor information call 298-8156. Visit