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, Jan. 15, 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 Stanley in Utica will host “American Girl Live” Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m.

Tickets $40-$50, VIP $75 include orchestra seating, meet and greet. Event benefits Kids Oneida. The all-new musical features an all-female creative team and cast. American Girl’s characters have become role models — inspiring millions of girls to think about their own character and how they want to make their mark on the world.

Call 315-724-4000, visit

3. Munson-Williams-Proctor, Utica, will screen “Shoplifters” Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Friday, Jan. 18, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8, $6 members, $4 students.

A ragtag intergenerational group living together in a seedy Tokyo apartment support themselves by petty theft and playful grifting. After one of their shoplifting sessions Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son come across a little girl alone in the freezing cold, and decide to take her home with them. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family. The subtitled film is rated R. Visit

4. The Utica AUD hosts Comets Hockey Wednesday, Jan. 16, Friday Jan. 18,and Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Tickets $20- $32. Wednesday, Comets vs Syracuse Crunch; Friday, Comets vs Binghamton Devils; Saturday, Comets vs Belleville Senators. Call 315-738-0164, visit

5. The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association will hold its monthly musical jam session Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Stittville Fire Department, 9069 Main St. It’s for anyone who enjoys bluegrass, country and folk music.


6. Crystal Gayle performs Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. Tickets $34 / $44. 

Gayle, best known for her 1977 country-pop crossover song, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, she had twenty #1 country songs during the 1970s and 1980s. Call (800) 771-7711, visit

7. The Stanley’s fifth annual Riggies, Greens and Rock event noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Tickets $15, $10 advance, ages 8 and under enter free.

Musicians include Poor Tim, Max Scialdone, The Dovetones, The Other Guys, and Ashleigh DeCarr. Riggies and greens will be featured from Ancora, Aqua Vino, Bella Regina, Daniele’s at Valley View, Fratello’s Pizzeria, McGills Food Truck, A Moveable Feast by O’Connors, and Old School Bar & Grill. Bread will be provided by Napoli’s Italian Bakery & Deli.

Call 315-724-4000, visit


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