Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Published Nov 10, 2017 at 6:00am

1. B Sharp Music Club presents a free concert today, Nov. 12, at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica, at 3 p.m. The theme for this concert is “Women Composers” performed by Melinda Benson, Beth Evans, and the FABTrio — Fiona and Bob Peters, and Alyson Sklar. Visit

2. Broadway Utica presents Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Stanley Theatre. Tickets are $29-$74. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” the show discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Call 315-724-7196 or visit

3. MVCC Rome screens Stephen King’s “Dunkirk” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $5, $2 staff. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh. The film is rated PG-13. Call 315-339-3470, e-mail

4. The Utica Memorial Auditorium hosts Comets Hockey Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets $18 - $28. Wednesday, Utica Comets vs. Belleville Senators. Friday, Comets vs. Hartford Wolf Pack. Call 315-738-0164, visit

5. Christmas on Main Street Saturday at Union Station, Utica, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free event includes live entertainment, hot coco, cookies and popcorn; Miniature Train Ride and Wagon Rides; Christmas Craft Fair at county farmers market; Utica petting zoo, and Christmas Carols with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5 p.m. followed by fireworks.

6. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, presents “The Exterminating Angel” Saturday, 12:55 p.m. Tickets $28, $24 members, $14 students. Following the response to his last opera, “The Tempest,” the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel”, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. The opera is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Call 315-797-0055 or 800-754-0797

7. The Stanley, Utica, hosts Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $42.75 - $92.75. Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, “Long Island Medium,” will be appearing to share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way. Call 315-724-4000, visit