Enjoy this Presidents’ Day Weekend by attending some events around the Capital Region. With multiple plays and performances, a dance festival, and a lacrosse game, this weekend is sure to keep you busy. Continue the fun into next week as Schenectady kicks off its annual Restaurant Week on Monday. Keep reading for our top event picks for this weekend!
This weekend Union College welcomes back Mitsuko Uchida, one of the most revered artists of our time. Uchida’s career has been marked by sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall and solo appearances with some of the world’s greatest orchestras. During this season’s program, she will perform some of Beethoven’s late keyboard masterworks.
Neil Simon’s timeless play Barefoot in the Park has captivated audiences for over six decades. The show will run through February 19, but on February 18, you can enjoy a special dinner theatre performance with an exquisite menu by Crossroads American Grill. There’s no better way to experience one of America’s favorite plays than here!
Get ready to celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend with the 2023 Flurry Festival: Winter Roots! Participate in various dances, such as contra and swing and blues, or join workshops available for all levels. If you want to try swing dancing, Sunday Swing will provide plenty of learning opportunities. Concerts and more await during this event, perfect for dancers of any level!
Come cheer on your local professional box lacrosse team, the Albany FireWolves, as they take on the Las Vegas Desert Dogs this Saturday night. Never having played each other, the matchup will be one you don’t want to miss! This is also a special game, as it is Box Out Cancer Night, presented by the American Cancer Society.
Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Cohoes Music Hall this Saturday for an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. River Of Dreams with American Elton are bringing their authentic tribute show honoring Billy Joel and Elton John. This is a can’t-miss opportunity—two immensely talented performers will be taking center stage in what promises to be an incredible night full of music that any fan would love!
National bestselling author Melissa Bourbon invites you to join her for The Hero’s Journey for Mysteries workshop! During this workshop, attendees will gain insider knowledge on how to craft a mystery using the Hero’s Journey story structure. With 28 published books under her belt—including the Book Magic Mysteries—you won’t want to miss out as Bourbon shares her expertise.
Bring your kids to witness the Magic Tree House books come to life! This play, based on “Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn”, takes Jack and Annie back in time on a magical adventure full of knights, hope, and gallantry. Join this beloved brother and sister duo for an experience your family won’t forget. The author of the best-selling series, Mary Pope Osborne, will also be signing books in the lobby prior to the performance.
Don’t miss out on an afternoon of creativity and energy at the The Palace Theatre—this year’s Price Chopper Black History Month Step Show & HYP3 Dance Competition will be one for the books! Gather with friends and family and enjoy a selection of performances from some extraordinary step teams around the Capital Region at one of the most anticipated events in the area.
Schenectady’s annual Restaurant Week is back this year from February 20-26! This week only, select restaurants are offering two-course lunch menus for $20 in addition to a multitude of restaurants offering $30 three-course dinner menus. If you want to try out one of the participating restaurants, now is the time! Reservations are highly encouraged.