Seven things to do in the Rome region this week
1. The Utica Memorial Auditorium hosts Comets Hockey Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets $18 – $28. Comets vs Toronto Marlies. Call 315-738-0164, visit www.theuticaaud.com
2. Annual Victorian Yuletide exhibit opens Friday at Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Utica. Tour 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. The Victorian Yuletide exhibition will showcase “Through the Eyes of Immigrants.” The dining room, parlor, bedroom, and library period room settings showcase Christmas traditions introduced to Utica by immigrants from the British Isles, Germany, Poland, and Italy. Call 315-797-0000, visit www.mwpai.org.
3. Village of Clinton’s Shopper’s Stroll takes place Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event features complimentary food, drink, hospitality and music throughout the village; horse-drawn carriage rides; and carolers. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday, preceded by a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Holiday parade at 7 p.m. Friday ending with Santa visit. Visit www.clintonnychamber.org.
4. The Capitol Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Admission $6.50, $5.50 seniors and students, $4.50 members, $2.50 ages 12 and under. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Call 315-337-6453, visit www.romecapitol.com.
5. Home for the Holidays Christmas event Saturday in Boonville. Festivities starting at 3 p.m. include Christmas music; chicken riggies and cookies contests; Santa, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer; parade around 5 p.m.; and a holiday light display. Visit boonvillechamber.com
6. Fort Stanwix hosts a Holiday Open House Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Explore the fort by candlelight and enter the winter garrison of 1778. Throughout this evening program, you will experience how people survived the harsh winter months at the fort and how the various cultural groups within the garrison marked the holiday season. Call 315-338-7730, visit www.nmps.gov/fost.
7. Darryl Rahn performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Kirkland Art Center, Clinton. Admission $8, $5 members. Rahn is a Utica-born, Brooklyn-based folk act. He will be playing songs from his entire collection, along with a few popular covers and originals that have yet to be recorded. Visit www.kacny.org
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