Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Published Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30am

1. The Utica Zoo, 1 Zoo Way, will hold its Zoo Monday event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday. Each Monday from 4-7 pm the Zoo will feature a Food Truck as well as activity or entertainment. Free admission. For information, call Phone: 315-738-0472 or go online to

2. Santana performs Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Turning Stone Event Center, Verona. Tickets $61, $66, $71, $91. Ten-time Grammy-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his band on their TRANSMOGRIFY Tour. Call 800-771-7711, visit

3. Rome Capitol Theatre is showing the 1981 adventure epic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Thursday at 7 p.m. as the final installment the Summer Movie Series. Tickets $4, $3 members, $2 ages 12 and under. Directed by Steven Spielberg and set during the 1940s, the movie stars Harrison Ford as archeologist-adventurer Indiana Jones on a quest to procure a unique religious artifact before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Call (315) 337-6453, visit

4. New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days Friday-Sunday at Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. Over 100 Forest Industry exhibits, a parade, fireworks, craft show, beards contest and chainsaw carving. Events include NYS Open Lumberjack Championships, the annual 10K foot race, World’s Open Lumberjill Championships and Horse Skidding. Daily admission is $11, $9 for military members and citizens over age 60, and $8 for children 6-12. Children under 5 admitted for free. Rain or shine. Call (315) 942-4593, visit

5. Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewery, Varick Street, hosts Taking Back Sunday Friday, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30, $26 advance. With special guests Every Time I Die and All Get Out. Taking Back Sunday was formed by guitarist Eddie Reyes in 1999. The band’s members are Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar),Shaun Cooper (bass guitar) and Mark O’Connell (drums). Visit

6. Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West, perform Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Turning Stone Event Center, Verona. Tickets $39, $49, $64 and $85. Formed with Costner’s friends John Coinman and Blair Forward, Modern West blends the sounds of rock and country. Turning Stone will also host a free, three-day film festival showcasing several of Costner’s films, Thursday-Saturday. Call 800-771-7711, visit

7. Rome Art and Community Center presents “Classical at the Center” Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring members of the Alliance Classical Players. Tickets $10, discounts for members. The program includes four works for both small and large chamber ensembles. Call
315- 336-1040.