Seven things to do in the Rome region this week


1. The Rome Catholic School Spring Festival fundraiser, featuring amusement rides, games and food, continues today, May 12, from noon-5 p.m. at 800 Cypress St. The event also includes a craft fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and a plant and bake sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

2. Broadway Utica presents the musical “Finding Neverland” at Utica’s Stanley Theater at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14. Tickets $34.25-$69.25.

Based on the film by David Magee, and the play, “The Man Who Was Peter Pan” by Allan Knee, “Finding Neverland” follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan.

Visit, call 315-724-7196.

3. The 9th annual Mayfaire on the Green Renaissance Festival will take place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, at Holland Patent Village Green off Route 365.

Free admission. Event includes strolling minstrels, Irish and Morris dancers, stilt walkers, fire eaters, musicians, pirates, fairies, puppets, magicians, sword fights, anreven a dragon. Vendors throughout the park. Visit

4. Adirondack Scenic Railroad Motorcycle Rally Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Union Station, Utica. Ages 21 and over only.  IDs required.

Meet up in front of the station. Tickets $25 per person. Depart on bikes at 11 a.m. and ride to the Remsen Depot. Board the train for an hour long, round trip, scenic ride between the Remsen Depot and Mile Post 40. After, food and beverages for sale with live music by The Mechanix Trio.  

Saturday, May 18, Rome Art and Community Center will host the Murder at the Masquerade event with The Butler Did It Players.

5. The murder mystery will be performed starting at 6 p.m. Tickets $30. Each year, the owner of the local opera, Lee Romaine, hosts the Party of the Year, inviting the best, the brightest, and the most well known to woo them. But someone attending the party hasn’t been invited, and they have other plans for the evening. Call 315-336-1040, visit

6. Moss Back Mule Band performs at Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., Camden, 7 p.m. Saturday.

The band concentrates on Americana and original music influenced by blues, boogie woogie, swing and Rock N’ Roll.  Founding members, Steve Quenneville, guitar/vocals; Dave Liddy, piano/vocals; and Hal Kent, bass, will be joined by Dave Pallas on drums and vocals. Call 315-245-1987.

7. Get The Led Out performs Saturday at 8 p.m. at Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewery, Utica. Tickets $30, $25 advance.

Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. Call 315-624-2399, visit


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