Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The Levitt AMP Utica Music Series returns to Kopernik Park, Genesee Street, Monday with Sub-Radio, Indie Rock and opener The Paul Case Band. The free series features regional bands and singers with local opening acts, and local youth performances during intermission. Concerts take place every Monday night from June 25 - Aug. 27 from 6-9 p.m. Visit

2.The Betsy Concert Series returns to the Marcy Town Park pavilion with Mark Bolos Band on Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Events are free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, provided by Marcy Bar and Grill.

3. Saranac Thursdays presents Follow The Muse, 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

4. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute presents a Family Show “Kubota’s Inspiration” on Friday at 11 a.m. as part of their week long Arts Festival. Free. Kuniko Yamamoto performs a series of engaging folk tales from the tsujigahanaera (15th and 16th centuries) that inspired Itchiku Kubota to recreate the lost art of silk dyeing that he used to create the stunning kimono featured in the exhibition. Visit, call 315-797-0000.

5. The Capitol Theatre presents Family Favorites Series: “Mary Poppins” Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets $6.50, $5.50 seniors/students/military, $4.50 members. This now classic Disney musical released in 1964 takes place in 1910, England. Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny. They are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents.

6. East Coast Watercross Tour Saturday and Sunday along Sylvan Beach Village Lakefront, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Racers of all ages, ski levels and watercraft style will be competing with as many as 15 racers on the closed course at one time. Race machines range from 80’s vintage style watercraft up to the newest 400hp powerhouses.

7. The View, Old Forge, hosts a road rally scavenger hunt on Saturday at 11 a.m. The rally will start at the View parking lot and send participants throughout the Old Forge, Thendara, and Inlet areas, each clue discovered sending them to their next “pit stop.”
For each clue correctly solved, a team earns points. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the rally will receive the prize. Participants should arrive by 10:45 a.m. Tickets $50 per vehicle, or $45 members. Visit, call 315-369-6411.


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