Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Posted 8/30/19

“Where’d You Go Bernadette” 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, $4 students. Based on the …

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Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

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1. “Where’d You Go Bernadette” 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, $4 students.

Based on the runaway bestseller by Maria Semple, this is a comedy about Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family.

Co-starring Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao and Laurence Fishburne. PG-13. Visit www.mwpai.org.

2. Saranac Thursdays wraps up with Last Left, 6 p.m. at F.X. Matt Brewery, Utica. Admission $5, includes one beverage. Ages 21 and over. A portion of the proceeds will benefit  the United Way of the Valley and Greater and Utica. This year is the 21st year of Saranac Thursday concerts. Visit www.saranac.com.

3. Players of Utica present “Assisted Living: The Musical” starting Sept. 5. Performances are Sept. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. at Players Theatre, 1108 State St. Tickets $20, $17 seniors, $10 students with ID.

For the seniors at Pelican Roost Retirement Community, retirement is merely the beginning of a party that never ends. Imagine: no work, no pregnancy and a steady stream of new neighbors to befriend.

4. Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel “Haydn & Mozart-Humor and Heartache” Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica.

Tickets $38, $33 member. Siegel explores the intricacies of Haydn’s ebullient Gypsy Rondo and his popular and hunting Variations in F Minor. The program will also include Mozart’s powerful A Minor Sonata, written during one of the most tragic times in the composer’s life. Call 315-797-0000.

5. The Delaney Brothers headlines the Bluegrass Bikes and BBQ Festival from 2-11 p.m. Sept. 7 at Canal Place in Little Falls.

Other scheduled acts include Appalachian Still from Northampton, Massachusetts; Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band from Cherry Valley; and Rope Smokin’ Roy the Hairfarmer and his Orphans of the Storm band from Little Falls.

Award-winning musician Dan Weber will perform from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 8. The Dan Weber performance is a ticketed, encore festival event with seating limited to 75 guests. 

6. Cinema Capitol screens “Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood” Friday and Saturday 3:15 and 6:45 p.m., Sunday 12:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets $8, $7 students/children/military, $6 members. Call 315-337-6453. Rated R.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

7. Soda Fountain Train leaves Union Station, Utica, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Cost is $40, $35 children, $38 seniors/military.

Round trip: 3.5 hours.

Ride the train north to Remsen Station to eat at The Soda Fountain, Remsen’s ‘50s-themed restaurant. Dinner is included in ticket price. Call 800-819-2291, visit www.adirondackrr.com/utica/soda-fountain-train

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