Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

Posted 9/6/19

The next installment of Cinema Capitol’s Hitchcock Buried but Alive!: “The Paradine Case” (1947), Monday-Thursday 7 p.m. The movie stars Gregory Peck as a barrister who agrees to represent the …

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Seven things to do in the Rome region this week

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1. The next installment of Cinema Capitol’s Hitchcock Buried but Alive!: “The Paradine Case” (1947), Monday-Thursday 7 p.m. The movie stars Gregory Peck as a barrister who agrees to represent the Londonite Mrs. Paradine (Alida Valli). She has been fingered in the murder of her blind war-hero husband.

From the start, the married lawyer is drawn to the enigmatic beauty, and he begins to cast about for a way to exonerate his client. Also starring are Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, and Louis Jourdan. Tickets $8, $7 students/children/military, $6 members. Call 315-337-6453.

2. Burgers and Brews at Saranac brewery is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 830 Varick St. in Utica. Event features Ray Brothers BBQ from Bouckville will offer a choice of two burger options or a vegetarian option, as well as the choice of one of two sides. Floodwood will perform. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome.

Tickets $25, includes your choice of burger, side, and beverage (beer/soda); $5 without dinner. Visit www.facebook.com/burgersandbrewsUtica.

3. “The Farewell” 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.

In this uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. With “The Farewell,” writer/director Lulu Wang masterfully interweaves a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves. Visit www.mwpai.org.

4. The Five Points Public House and Event Center in conjunction with Craobh Dugan will host a concert of traditional Irish folk music featuring Rory Makem and Donal Clancy, Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at 623 Columbia St., Utica. Tickets $15, $10 in advance. 

5. Annual Wildlife Festival, rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Utica Zoo. Free admission. This year’s event will include Northeast Chainsaw Carving Champion Mark Tyoe, Magician Jim Okey, animal shows, face painting, food trucks, music and more than 200 exotic and domestic animals that call the zoo home. Vendors/crafters. Call 315-792-8335.

6. Will’s Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm, 1175 Hillsboro Road, Camden, opens Sept. 14. Open through Halloween Thursdays, 4-8:30 p.m.; 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: Live music 2 p.m. Sundays; hayrides $2.50; spook walk $2, $2.50 at night; children’s zone bouncy house $3 per child. Call 315-245-0104, visit www.cackleberrycastle.com.

7. Trenton Falls Scenic Trails open Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., off State Route 28, Barneveld. Free. Besides the walking trails, there is also a handicapped-accessible overlook which allows a view of upper high falls. Families with handicapped members can ask at the gate and drive up to the overlook. Call 315-896-2664.

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