Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. Craobh Dugan, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, hosts a Irish music session Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Stockdale’s, 103 River St., Oriskany.

Free, open to all musicians who play acoustic traditional instrument such as fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle, accordion, mandolin, and tenor banjo. Visit

2. The Utica AUD hosts Comets Hockey Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets $20- $32. Comets vs Laval Rocket. Call 315-738-0164, visit

3. Cirque Dream Journey will perform at The Stanley Theater in Utica on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $20 - $60. With an array of some of the world’s greatest acrobats, contortionists, and aerial artists, Cirque Dream Journey has been entertaining fans around the world.The show travels with a cast of 30 performers from around the world and is a thrill-a-minute spectacle. Call 315-724-4000, visit

4. The Capitol Theatre presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” (1940) Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Cost is $7, $6 for seniors/students/military, $5 members, $3 children.

Adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s best-selling novel, “Rebecca” is the story of a young woman (Joan Fontaine) who marries a widower, only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her cold husband (Laurence Olivier).

Also starring are Judith Anderson, George Sanders, Reginald Denny, and C. Aubrey Smith. Call 315-337-6453, visit

5. 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Camden Saturday at 2 p.m. along Main Street. The 10th Mountain Army Band will lead performers and marchers.

Also part of the line-up: Gil Mason, the Camden Kazoo Band, Mohawk Valley Frasers, Towpath Fife & Drum Band, Emerald Pipe Band, Syracuse Scottish Band, Camden Continentals and Syracuse Highland Band.

6. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School (Route 31) Future Farmers of America celebrate Maple Weekend Saturday and Sunday (also March 30, 31).

7:30 a.m.-noon, Pancake breakfast, pancake art, gluten free options: cost is $8, $6 seniors/ children under 12, pre-schoolers eat for free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Maple Sales and Maple Tours. Visit

7.  Fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin fuse together to create Celtgrass, the common ground between traditional Irish and Americana music when We Banjo 3 performs at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Concerts in the Court, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

Tickets $31.50, $26.50 members. The Museum opens at 6:30 p.m. so that patrons may view the current exhibitions, socialize and visit the Museum Shop. Event features a cash bar and special gallery talks at intermission.

Call 315-797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797, visit  


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