Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Published Sep 8, 2017 at 6:00am

1. Cinema Capitol screens “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” Tuesday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, “May it Last” is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers. Call 315-337-6453, visit

2. Ruth & Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, presents “Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions”, now through Dec. 10. Gallery hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 11 a.m. -5 p.m. In celebration of its five-year anniversary, the museum presents an exhibition of 140 works of art, bringing together new acquisitions of contemporary art and works donated over the last 200 years by alumni and friends of the College. Call 315-859-4795, visit

3. “Maudie” 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 reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Rated PG-13. Visit

4. Will’s Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm, 1175 Hillsboro Road, Camden, open through Halloween Thursdays and Fridays, 4-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. In addition to pumpkins, site offers Indian corn, squash, vegetables, popcorn, cider and apples, maple syrup, honey, and baked goods. Events: Nightly free family-friendly outdoor Halloween movies, weather permitting. Spook Walk is $2, $2.50 at night; hayride is $2.50. Children age 2 and under can do either for free. Children’s zone bouncy house $3 per child unlimited day use. Call 315-245-0104, visit

5. Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers its Fall Foliage train from Utica to Thendara, Fridays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets , $39.50, $37.50 seniors (62+),$29.50 ages 2-12. Travel through forests, over rivers and streams, seeing all the beautiful fall colors of the Adirondacks. Visit

6. Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa perform 7 p.m. Friday at MVCC Utica. Admission $10, $5 staff, free for MVCC students. With his band Orchestra Africa, Foyeh has performed around the world, including Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Africa. Orchestra Africa’s music, dubbed “Afrijam,” arises from traditional Africa juxtaposed with modern influences such as high technology, advanced communications, and international travel. Call 315-731-5721.

7. Kirkland Art Center hosts A Feast and A Film event Saturday, 6 p.m. 9 1/2 E. Park Row, Clinton. Tickets $40, $35 per person for groups of 6+. Enjoy a scrumptious evening featuring the cult classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, together with a custom food and drink menu created by Clinton’s Nola’s Restaurant. Call 315-853-8871, visit