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SaratogaArtsFest: The No. 150 is central to the event

SaratogaArtsFest: The No. 150 is central to the event

The seventh annual SaratogaArtsFest is a community-wide festival of music, dance, visual arts, film,

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The seventh annual SaratogaArtsFest is a community-wide festival of music, dance, visual arts, film, theater and literary art.

This year’s event has a Saratoga 150 theme, joining the city of Saratoga Springs’ yearlong celebration of the sesquicentennial of thoroughbred racing.

Here's a sampling of other SaratogaArtsFest events:

u Home Made Theater’s “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth,” a cabaret performance of songs and stories in which eight thoroughbred “horses” give accounts of their lives. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Main Stage, Skidmore College.


WHEN: Today through Sunday

WHERE: Various sites in Saratoga Springs

HOW MUCH: ARTSPASS is $40 for adults and seniors, $20 for students age 18 and older with ID, and $15 for military.

MORE INFO: 580-8010 or ARTSPASSES can be purchased online or at SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery, 38 Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs

u Myers Dance Center/Northeast Ballet performance looks at similarities between training dancers and thoroughbred horses. Dancers will perform original choreography influenced by two months of training with foals at Rainbow Fields Farm in Gansevoort. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Myers Dance Center, 153 Regent St. Performance will be followed by an open house at Rainbow Fields Farm at 5 p.m. Visitors can see the foals and talk with dancers and horse owners, breeders and trainers.

u Curtis Tucker, general director of “Opera 150,” discusses evolution of opera over the past 150 years. Talk followed by performance by members of Opera Saratoga 2013 Young Artists Program. 3 p.m. Saturday, Filene Concert Hall, Skidmore College.

u Films followed by Q & A discussions, presented by Saratoga Film Forum and Yaddo. All films at 7 p.m. in the Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts Center: “Five Dances,” and Alan Brown, director, Thursday; “The Illusionists,” and Brian Koppelman, producer, Friday; “The Golem: Film and Music,” and guitarist Gary Lucas, Saturday; “Prodigal Sons” and director Kimberley Reed, Sunday.

u Chamber concert by Saratoga Chamber Players highlights works that Saratoga audiences would have listened to 150 years ago, with historical slides of art in Saratoga Springs. 3 p.m. Sunday, Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College.

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