Summer scene with Indiana Nash: Aug. 5, 2022


Summer in the Capital Region is packed with things to do, at the track and away from it. On any given day, there’s plenty to choose from between horse racing, live music, festivals, fairs and theater.

Here are several fun options for today.


Yo-Yo Ma will return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for the first time since 2017 as he performs pieces by Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns and Rimsky-Korsakov alongside The Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $65. 


Haunted Saratoga Ghost Tours will lead a 90-minute long walking tour of Saratoga’s rumored infamous ghosts and haunted locations. The tour, which will begin at 7 p.m., will set off at Saratoga Tea & Honey and costs $22 per person.

An Evening You Can’t Refuse with Gianni Russo, known for his iconic role in “The Godfather,” starts at 7:30 at the Universal Preservation Hall. Tickets are $35.50-55.50. 

Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes performs at 9 Maple Avenue in Saratoga starting at 9 p.m. Admission requires a $2 cover charge.


The Luzerne Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Luzerne Music Center at 4 p.m. as part of the Luzerne Chamber Musical Festival. Admission is free.

The Tri-City ValleyCats will take on the New Jersey Jackals at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a post-game fireworks show. Tickets range from $7 to $14 depending on seat location.

Ballston Spa will screen “Sing 2” at Wiswall Park as part of the village’s Movies in the Park series. The film will start at dusk, approximately 8:30-8:45 p.m. and is free to the public.

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