Summer scene with Indiana Nash: Aug. 13, 2022

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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.

PICK OF THE DAY 

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Ninth at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The show, which will culminate in a fireworks display, starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

AROUND SARATOGA

Day two of the Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m. A Pinball Tournament will take place throughout the day, in addition to a raffle. General admission is $15 ($12 for SRYMCA members). Children ages six and under are free. 

The Jocelyn & Chris Band is set to perform with Sly Fox and the Hustlers at Putnam Place at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. 

ELSEWHERE

Schenectady Fandom Fest runs from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Proctors, featuring celebrities and voice actors, panels, esports, cosplay contests, movies and other vendors and artists. Tickets start at $40 for students. 

A Community Block Party around the Palace Theatre in Albany runs from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music, family-friendly activities, vendors, food trucks and giveaways.

Hudson Crossing Park’s 16th annual Cardboard Boat Races at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville kick off at 1 p.m.

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