Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The Bud Light Rome Summer Concert Series will begin this Monday with Baddog and 24/7 and run through Aug. 20. The concerts will be at 6 p.m. on Mondays on the Griffo Green at City Hall, organizers said. Admission is free and there will be beverages available for purchase. There will be food trucks onsite, games and giveaways. The series is sponsored by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Davidson Auto Group.

2. Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, offers Belly Dance class, taught by Dyann Nashton, from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays from July 10 through Aug. 21. The drop-in rate is $15 per class. Tribal Grooves is a take on fitness for all sizes and body types. Based on the popular American tribal belly dance, the class allows students to explore their feminine side while dancing to the beat of lively music from around the world. Call 315-853-8871.

3. Tuesday Concerts in the Park in Clinton, presents MoJoTo/Monk, John & Tom at 7 p.m. This is the 39th year of annual free concerts on the Village Green. The event is weather-permitting.

4. “Final Portrait” 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 and $4 for students. In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. “‘Final Portrait’ is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity.” Directed by Stanley Tucci, the film is rated R, runs 90 minutes.

5. Capitol Theatre SummerStage presents “Mary Poppins” Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $17, $16 seniors, students, military; $15 members, $12 children. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before magical Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Visit

6. Saranac Thursdays presents 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 marks the 20th year of Saranac Thursdays, 85 years of Utica Club and 130 years of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Visit

7. The Rome Polish Home, in conjunction with the Tappet Twirlers antique car club, hosts a Cars and Coffee event on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. The Polish Home is located at 415 S. George St.


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