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:
Lords of 52nd Street head to the Electric City
The Lords of 52nd Street return to Schenectady this weekend with a show at Rivers Casino. The band recorded and performed with Billy Joel for a decade and can be heard on his biggest hits and Grammy award-winning albums. The Lords have played Schenectady several times in the last few years, including at Harbor Jam. Fans can expect hits including “Only The Good Die Young,” “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Just the Way, You Are” and more.
The show kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $30. For more information visit riverscasino.com.
Spot Saratoga landmarks and homes in “Paint,” which is in theaters this weekend. Starring Owen Wilson, it was filmed in Saratoga County in 2021. Wilson portrays Carl Nargle, Vermont’s number one public television painter who is convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van and fans hanging on his every stroke until a younger, better artist steals everything Carl loves.
The Saratoga Harness Track hosts an Easter egg hunt at 5 p.m. Saturday, with a kids hunt and an 18 years and up hunt. There will be face painting, crafts, and raffles. In Rotterdam, Egg-Stravaganza hosted by Wonderland is open through Saturday. There are chances to take photos with the Easter bunny, create sand art and go on an Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $10 a person and children 2 and under are free. For more information visit wonderlandtickets.com.
Twin Bridges Rotary is hosting “Breakfast with The Easter Bunny” on Saturday at the Clifton Park Elks Club. It includes hot breakfast, a visit from the Easter Bunny and three Easter egg hunts at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 12 and free for kids 2 and under. .
National championship rematch
The Union men’s lacrosse team will host a rematch of last season’s NCAA Division III championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Dutchmen welcome RIT to Frank Bailey Field.
Union comes in at 6-3 overall and 1-1 in Liberty League play, and lost back-to-back games last week to Tufts and Clarkson.
RIT leads the all-time series with Union 26-3, and is riding a 21-game win streak against the Dutchmen. The last meeting was RIT’s 12-10 win over Union in the 2022 national championship game in East Hartford, Connecticut. Union last beat RIT on March 8, 2008.
One of the early-season hallmarks of the high school track and field season comes Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the annual Ken Smith Kiwanis Bi-County Invitational at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
The event brings together every track and field team in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Amsterdam, Gloversville, Broadalbin-Perth, Johnstown, Fonda-Fultonville, Canajoharie, Mayfield/Northville and Fort Plain/OESJ.
On the other side of the Capital Region, the annual CBA/La Salle Relays will be hosted at La Salle Institute in Troy on Saturday at 9 a.m.