WEEKEND PLANS – There’s no shortage of things to do in the Capital Region, whether you’re looking for live music, films, theater, games or festivals.
If you’re in need of a few ideas for your weekend plans, we’ve rounded up a few of the best bets from around the area.
Here’s a look at what’s going on:
Winter Carnival returns
The 10-day Saranac Lake Winter Carnival returns on Friday with live music, a play and more. With a long history dating back to 1897, the carnival has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of fireworks. This weekend, there will be curling exhibitions, woodsmen’s demonstrations, fry pan toss, downhill ski races, flowerball and more. The lighting of the ice palace is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, with a fireworks display to follow. For more information visit saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
“Book of Mormon”
Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon” heads to Proctors in Schenectady on Friday for a limited three-day run.
The big-hearted, Tony Award-winning musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. The tour is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45.50 – $115.50. For more information visit proctors.org.
Section II wrestling championships
The postseason arrives for Section II wrestling with five tournaments on Saturday to crown champions in five different classifications.
Tournament sites are Guilderland (Division I Class 1), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Division I Class 2), Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (Division II Class 1), Tamarac (Division II Class 2) and Warrensburg (Division II Class 3).
The top-six finishers in each weight class at the two Division I tournaments and the top four in each weight class in the Division II events advance to next week’s state qualifying meet in Glens Falls. Action for all five events starts at 10 a.m.
Chili Bowl Fundraiser
Local chefs will go head to head in the Chili Bowl Fundraiser slated for Saturday at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
The competition, organized by the Saratoga Clay Arts Center, includes Jonathan Quinn of Osteria Danny, Pat Brown of The Brook Tavern, Sam Squires of Druthers, Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s and Rob Cardona of Cardona’s Market. Guests can choose a handmade bowl and participate in the chili taste testing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local cancer non-profit organization To Life.
Tickets are $25 and organizers recommend purchasing them online in advance. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and tickets are sold by time slot. For more information visit saratogaclayarts.org.
UAlbany’s ‘Play Your Heart Out Game’
UAlbany men’s basketball will host its “Play Your Heart Out Game,” recognizing children with congenital heart defects when the Great Danes take on perennial rival Vermont on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
Twelve-year-old Emma Duncan, of Niskayuna, who coded during a hospital visit when she was two months old, will serve as UAlbany’s honorary coach for the game.
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