Glens Falls Events for August 01, 2014 - August 16, 2014 : Performing Arts

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When: Today until Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet will perform at SPAC for the summer of 2014. SPAC is one of only 3 U.S. locations to be graced with a performance by the prestigious Bolshoi company.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Corinth Beach and Park, 79 Main St.
Cost: FREE - donations welcome
The Corinth Youth Commission Summer Theatre Workshop brings its audience a wonderful theatre experience for its 7th year with "Once Upon A Mattress" this summer season! Written by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer and directed by Jessica Camp, this hilarious musical takes a comedic spin on the tale "The Princess and the Pea". Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy renaissance fun by the riverside.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Schuylerville High School 14 Spring Street Schuylerville NY
Cost: 15.00
Drum & Bugle Corps Competition Featuring: The Cabelleros, Fusion Core, The Bushwackers, Sunrisers, The White Sabers , Windsor Regiment, Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps, Centurions. BBQ Meals - Snack Bar - Parade Fesivals & Fire Works!
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Where: 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
Join us at the Northshire Bookstore as we welcome author Amy Conner as presents "The Right Thing"! Moving, witty, and beautifully told, The Right Thing is a story of love and courage, the powerful impact of friendship, and the small acts that can anchor a life--or, with a little luck, steer it in the right direction at last.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
Join Northshire Bookstore to celebrate our first year in Saratoga Springs. Our first birthday will include games, door prizes, our booksellers talking about their favorite books - and, of course, birthday cake!
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Caffe Lena
Cost: $5.00
Takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Sign ups at 7, readings at 7:30. Open mic poets reads two short poems or one longer poem. All ages & styles welcome. August features: Teresa Costa & Donald Lev. Donald Lev is the editor of Home Planet News, an independent literary review which he founded with his late wife Enid Dame in 1979. His poetry collections include The Darkness Above: Selected Poems 1968-2002 (Outloudbooks 2008), Only Wings: 20 Poems of Devotion (Presa Press, 2010) & A Very Funny Fellow (NYQ Books, 2012). Among his honors have been a Madeline Sadin Award from New York Quarterly in 1973 and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Catskill Reading Society/Outloudbooks in 2003. Teresa Costa's first poetry collection, Creature Comforts was published by Post Traumatic Press in 2013. Her work has appeared in Chronogram, Home Planet News, Slant, - A Women's Anthology., Up The River Journal and Ulster Magazine. She hosted the Goddess Poetry Festival in 2012 & 2013 and has run many poetry reading series in venues in and around Kingston, Woodstock and Saugerties. She is currently hosting a poetry series the second Thursday of the month at the Bohemian Book Bin in Kingston, NY.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs NY 12866
The Opening Night of the Orchestra’s Saratoga program on August 6 will celebrate the genius of three of the greatest American composers of all time: Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. Each wrote works that straddled the classical and popular idioms and helped define the sound of 20th century American music.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents An Evening On The Rhine
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
Cost: Free
Please join us for a delightful evening in Wiswall Park as the BSBPA hosts our annual Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 7th, from 6-8 pm. Enjoy tasty cake, ice cream, coffee and bottled water. Music for the evening is provided by the The Union Fire Company #2 Marching Band, Ballston Spa, made up of volunteers in the fire company, family and friends.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St, Glens Falls
Cost: Free; donations accepted
Bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer will read from his latest offering, which was included on the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2013. The novel follows its main character through three different versions of her life, each set in a different year of the 20th century. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cellist Charlie Powers will join Christopher Bush (clarinet) and Carol Minor (piano) to perform a program of music inspired by the book. Presented in partnership with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium.
Cost: Children $5.00 , Adults $10.00, Students $8.00, Seniors (over 62) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash-hit animated film, and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This show is suitable for audiences of all ages.
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When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Don't miss the opportunity to see Yo-Yo Ma play cello alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra. Award-winning cellist and icon of the music world, YO-YO MA brings his stunning musical gifts to the Orchestra stage in a performance of two of Tchaikovsky’s most popular and melodious works: the Andante cantabile and his virtuosic Variations on a Rococo Theme.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George
Cost: $10 for overnight guests and day pass holders.
Although this workshop is geared toward beginners, anyone who has drumming experience is also welcome. Sound Foundation will teach the basic drum strokes, and participants will learn several drum songs. Expect to have a lot of fun! We will provide drums for 12 participants. We can accommodate more than 12 if individuals bring their own drums (ashikos, djembes or congas only--no frame drums). Making music together is a real joy everyone should experience!
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 1:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children $5.00, Students $8.00, Adults $10.00 , Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical,is based on the smash hit animated film, and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This event is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children $5.00 (age 3-5), Students $8.00, Adults $10.00, Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash hit animated film ,and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This show is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Back by popular demand, Cirque de la Symphonie returns to SPAC for an August 9 program. Currently a sell-out show at concert halls across the US, the stunning production features world-record holders, gold medal winners and former Olympians performing acrobatics, aerial feats and astonishing displays of strength uniquely choreographed to classical music masterpieces.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
A remarkable reading and discussion from two beloved bestselling suspense authors. Wendy Corsi Staub will be presenting her book "The Perfect Stranger" and Alison Gaylin will be presenting her book "Stay With Me".
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Where: National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Jacques d'Amboise, 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, will be at the National Museum of Dance on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 11am for a question and answer session. D'Amboise is a former NYCB principal dancer and went on to create the National Dance Institute in New York City. This program has provided dance instruction to children since 1976.This event is open to the public is located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs NY.
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Your wish is their command. That's right! Mopco's riotous scenes, stories and songs are all based on your impromptu suggestions. In residence at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady since 2007, MopCo blends short and long-form improv. They use both tried-and-true formats, such as Theatresports and Spontaneous Broadway, along with original formats, such as Tapestry (free-form theatrical Jazz) and Our Town Today (community-based improv that explores current events and issues).
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The inaugural season of CMS at SPAC opens with music by a trio of master composers. A stellar cast of CMS musicians, including Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, perform Beethoven’s most brilliant string trio, Barber’s enchanting Souvenirs, and Dvo?ák’s nostalgic Piano Quintet, a moving tribute to his Bohemian homeland.
When: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Creative instrumental combinations are a unique feature of this concert which opens with Mozart's ingenious invention, the piano quartet. Hungarian Zoltan Kodály found the perfect palette for his folk-influenced Serenade with two violins and viola, and the precocious teenage Mendelssohn added a viola and a double bass to the supporting cast of the pianist, who plays a virtuoso role throughout.
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 1:30 PM
Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
In conjunction with the inaugural resident season of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), CMS pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel will perform a free pop-up concert at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m.
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When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
On August 13, SPAC welcomes back New York Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for “On Broadway,” an evening celebrating the music from some of Broadway’s most beloved shows. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs selections from Broadway hits including West Side Story, Carousel, Ragtime, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Smokey Joe’s Café, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and more.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
An evening of chamber music presented by our resident musicians. Fireworks after the concert at 9:30pm! The full event runs August 14-21, check out www.lakegeorge.com/music-festival to view the full schedule.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Yannick Returns! YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, following a triumphant 2012-13 inaugural season as Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, returns to the podium at SPAC to conduct two stellar programs on August 14 and 15.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
Cost: Free
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Holly & Evan live for the blues. Both from rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have joined together with drummer Bob Morris, to update the traditions of the Barrelhouse, with their unique and electric style.
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When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 until Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Public Venues, Lake George Village
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Each August the Lake George Music Festival, a tight knit community of world class musicians and rising young stars, presents a full week of open rehearsals, live concerts, interactive workshops, and outreach events to the Lake George community free of charge.
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children (ages 3-5) $5.00 , Students $8.00, Adults $10.00, Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash hit animated film, and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning music pop icon Phil Collins. Suitable for all ages.
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 51 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
An evening of chamber music presented by our resident musicians. The full event runs August 14-21, check out www.lakegeorge.com/music-festival to view the full schedule.
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Passionately committed to, and passionate about, the work of current day composers and equally committed to showcasing the artistry within the Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestra and Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen in the New York premiere of Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, a multi-media work created by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
Join us at the Northshire Bookstore as we welcome author Barbara Bonner! Inspiring Generosity is an invitation to savor a sampling of the very best inspirations on the subject of generosity. It includes fourteen contemporary stories of "generosity heroes" whose lives have been transformed by the power of generosity.
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 until Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Where: Skidmore College, Bernard Theater
The three-week teen summer program at the Saratoga Children's Theatre will present Rent this August. If your child is interested in performing, registration is open for summer courses. Show dates/times: August 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., August 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
When: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children (age 3-5) $5.00, Students $8.00, Adults $10.00, Seniors (age 62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash hit animated film,and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning music pop icon Phil Collins. The show is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children (age 3-5) $5.00, Students $8.00, Adults $10.00, Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan , the musical, is based on the smash hit animated film,and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning music pop icon Phil Collins. This show is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing, Lake George, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
An evening of chamber music presented by our resident musicians, featuring the world premiere performance of "A Stave for Lake George." The full event runs August 14-21, check out www.lakegeorge.com/music-festival to view the full schedule.
When: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Celebration of an Artist
When: Sat, Aug 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
Author Jenna Woginrich is mistress of her one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In Cold Antler Farm, her fifth book, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar year, but of the ancient agricultural year: holidays, celebrations, seasonal touchstones, and astronomical events that mark sacred turning points in the seasons.
When: Today until Thu, Sep 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Charles R. Wood Theater
Cost: No Cost
The public is invited to the Glens Falls Community Theatre's General Meeting where its members will discuss what will be needed to produce its upcoming fall musical "State Fair."
When: Today until Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Shepard Park, Lake George, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Every Tuesday through July and August, a Beatles tribute band will perform that is fun for the whole family!
When: Today until Mon, Aug 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Shepard Park
Magical Musical Mondays, every Monday at Shepard Park! Musical performance by Rich Ortiz and magician Jimmy Brown.
When: Today until Sat, Oct 4, 2014 | 11:30 AM to 3:45 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Resort, Lake George
Cost: $69/person includes tax & gratuity
Special Saturday Matinees on July 26, August 9 & 30, September 13 & 20 and October 4.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Where: Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway
Cost: $15
The Saratoga Local Actors Guild presents: Cabaret at the Arts Center! Call (518) 393-3496 for reservations.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Dee Sarno Theater
Cost: $20
This groundbreaking musical takes place as the Nazis begin their rise to power and the glory of the Roaring 20's fades in Berlin, Germany.
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 until Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY
Cost: $10 - $35
Hubbard Hall Opera Theater presents: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Fully costumed and staged, with orchestra and English supertitles.

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