It’s actually looking like a pretty fun weekend. And it’s a good thing, too, because I’m about done with all this winterstuff. On the bright side, the Maple Sugar season is upon us. A couple of events are listed below, or check out Albany Kid for a maple sugaring roundup. Here’s what else I’ve found:
- Students at Niskayuna High School are presenting Cinderella with performances Friday and Saturday night and Saturday at 2 pm. $12/adult, $10/student. We’ll be there at the matinee!
- Disney’s The Lion King continues at Proctors. Their technique is totally working, right? Are your children starting to feel deprived because all their friends have gotten to go by now? Curse you, evil geniuses!
- Riverdance is playing at 8 pm at the Palace Theatre on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $34.50 and up.
Evening of Friday, March 4th:
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany is having a 4H Super Science Night from 5-9 pm. It’s $10/non-members. For more information on local 4H activities, see this post.
- It’s First Friday in Albany from 5-9 pm.
- It’s Ballston Spa First Friday from 6-9 pm.
Saturday, March 5th:
- From 10 am until 5 pm it’s the annual Hannaford Kidz Expo at Albany’s Empire State Plaza. Multiple showings of Harry the Dirty Dog, the kid rock band Starfish, and much more. All free. Complete schedule here.
- Take a Snowshoe Walk at Thacher at 10 am. Call to reserve snowshoes.
- Maple Ski Ridge is having their annual Beach Party starting at noon.
- From 2-3:30 pm it’s Family Saturday at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College. Suitable for kids ages 5 and up, and it’s free.
- From 2-4 pm, there’s a Dr. Seuss Read-a-thon at Five Rivers. I hear that the Cat in the Hat’s going to be there.
- The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is dancing Celtic Footprints at 7 pm tonight at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. It’s Tickets are $12/adult, $8/kid in advance or $15 at the door. There’s another show on Sunday at 1:30 pm. I love watching these dancers, as I’ve mentioned before.
- The Hellions of Troy have a bout at 8 pm at Rollarama in Schenectady. $10 in advance, $12 at door, and $3/kids age 12 and under.
Sunday, March 6th:
- Starting at 8:30 am today, it’s the beginning of Sugaring Off Sundays at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. Yes, it’s a long drive. But I love how they are labeling their activities “spring” and I always appreciate their appropriate use of the apostrophe, so I’m all for supporting them. $8/folks 13 and up, $4/kids 7 to 12, kids 6 and under free, and the price includes breakfast.
- From 9 am ’til 2 pm it’s a Maple Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Up Yonda Farm. $4/person.
- The Albany Figure Skating Club has their Spring Exhibition Show from 12:30-2:30 pm at Albany Academy.
- The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is dancing Celtic Footprints at 1:30 pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. It’s Tickets are $12/adult, $8/kid in advance or $15 at the door. I love watching these dancers, as I’ve mentioned before.
- At 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Phil Singer is teaching a one-hour Color Theory Class for $5/person.
- At 3 pm at The Egg, it’s Star Trek Live! It’s a Family Wonders program with lots of audience participation, $16/person. Oh, my gosh, this sounds super fun, especially if you have kids who are into spaced.
- The Albany Symphony Orchestra presents Cowboy Dave: Born in the USA with Aaron Copeland at Albany’s Palace Theatre. This is an hour-long, kid-friendly program. $11/adult, $5/kids 14 and under, but you can also get $1 off if you purchase at Price Chopper with your Advantage card.
March 3, 2011 2 Comments