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Parker, an exercise rider, gets the up front and personal from La Concerto.

Photo: By Martin Benjamin

Saratoga Calendar



CONGRESS PARK (Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-3550). Tue: Sonny & Perley (7 PM).

SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs, tickets: 476-1000). Sun: O.A.R., Ozomatli. Tue: Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Sara Barreiles.

UPBEAT ON THE ROOF (Rooftop patio, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 580-8080). Fri: Brian Patneaude Quartet.



THE ALLEY BAR (Long Alley Road, Saratoga, 587-9766). Tue: karaoke with Mark the Shark.

ALMOST SARATOGA (2839 Route 9, Malta, 587-0048). Sat: karaoke.

CHEZ SOPHIE (Saratoga Hotel, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-3538). Fri, Tue: Cole Broderick. Sun: Cole Broderick (10:30 AM).

CIRCUS CAFÉ (392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106). Thu: open mic with Nate Solomon. Sat: Nouveau Jazz Beat. Wed: Rainbow Room Trio.

THE CLUB HOUSE (30 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0686). Fri-Sat: DJ Daniel Van D.

FIFTY SOUTH (2128 Doubleday Ave., Route 50, Ballston Spa, 884-2926). Fri: karaoke.

IT’S CONFIDENTIAL (38 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-0130). Thu: Mikki Bakken (5:30 PM). Fri: Franklin Micare Trio (5:30 PM); Good for the Soul (9 PM). Sat: Rockpile (5:30 PM); Bluz House Rockers (9 PM).

MARE RISTORANTE (17 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-6955). Fri: the Accents.

MOUZON HOUSE (1 York St., Saratoga Springs, 226-0014). Tue: Masters of Nostalgia.

ONE CAROLINE STREET (1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026). Fri, Mon: Sarah Pedinotti Band.

PRIME RESTAURANT (Saratoga National Golf Course, Union Street, Saratoga Springs). Fri: Happy Daze.

SIRO’S (168 Lincoln Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-4030). Thu-Wed: piano bar with Roger Morris. Thu: Mingo Fishtrap (5:45 PM). Fri: the Refrigerators (5:45 PM). Sat: the Accents (5:45 PM). Sun: Johnny Rabb (5:45 PM). Mon: the Schmooze (5:45 PM). Wed: Ernie Williams (5:45 PM).

THIRTEEN (13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 581-1316). Fri-Sat: DJ Kamikaze.

VAPOR NIGHTCLUB (Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 584-2110). Thu: the Neville Brothers.

VENUE NIGHT CLUB (30 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0686). Fri-Sat: DJ Daniel Van D.




Cinderella Tales, Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Arts Center in Saratoga, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Through 8/17, Sat-Sun at 4 PM. $10. 438-5503.




Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs. 8/7, 8 PM: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Emerald City Night, a pops program. 8/8, 8 PM: Martha Argerich and the Capuçon brothers with join the Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Berlioz and Beethoven. 8/9, 8 PM: Pianist Emanuel Ax joins the PO in works by Bartók, Beethoven and Brahms. 8/13, 8 PM: Guest conductor Marin Alsop and violinist Gil Shaham join the PO in works by Barber, Mozart, Sarasate and Brahms. $18-$72.50. 587-3330.

Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 8/10, 2:15 PM: Saratoga Chamber Music Festival with Charles Dutoit, pianist Emanuel Ax and Hudson Shad performing works by Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Schubert. 8/11, 8 PM: SCMF with Martha Argerich and the Capuçon brothers performing works by Schumann and Shostakovich. 8/12, 8 PM: SCMF with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing works by Messiaen and Mozart. $36.50, $41.50. 587-3330.



This Week

Radio Disney KidZone at Saratoga Polo on 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. Kids can meet ponies and more. Call for info. 584-8108.

Saratoga County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Around The World Summer Camp! 8/11-8/15: South Africa. Ages 5-7, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM. Call for info. 584-4132,

Museums & Galleries

70 Beekman Street Art Gallery, 70 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs. 542-6688. Sporting Life: A Solo Show by Adriano Manochia. Through 9/5.

Ivy Associates, 140 Broad St., Schuylerville. 695-3440. R. Jane Bouchard: Assemblage Sculpture. Through 8/13. Paul Bouchard: Sculpture—Painting.

New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. 581-5100. Worth a Thousand Muskets: Civil War Field Artillery. Also, Battleground for Freedom: New York during the Revolutionary War. Also, World War II: United for Victory. Also, Fiery Trial and Sacrifice: New York and the First World War. Ongoing.

Saratoga County Arts Council, Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132. 25 Years of the Travers: Poster Art by Greg Montgomery. Through 8/31.

Saratoga County Arts Council, Member Exhibition Hall, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132. Adirondack Light and Adirondack Reflections. Through 8/31.

Saratoga Hospital Medical Library, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs. 583-8301. Rocky Roads: Coast to Coast View. Through 8/31.

Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station, Station Lane, Saratoga Springs. 437-6877. Sen Ba: War Horses. Through 8/31.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. 584-7860. Photographs by Andrew Derk. Through 8/31.

Saratoga Springs Visitors Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 587-3241. Saratoga Springs Alive!, oil paintings by Cynthia Whitman. Through 8/31.

Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080. Opener 15: Amy Sillman: Third Person Singular. Through 1/4/09. Opener 14: Dean Snyder: Almost Blue. Through 8/31. Also, Elevator Music 12: Jessica Rylan. Through 9/20.


Lectures & Learning


Saratoga County Arts Council, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 8/7-8/8, 6-8 PM: Portfolio intensive with James D’Andrea. For more information call 584-4132.


Farmers Markets

Ballston Spa Farmers Market, Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa. Thursdays, 3-6 PM; Saturdays, 9 AM-noon.

Saratoga Farmers Market, High Rock Park, High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Saturdays, 9 AM-1 PM; Wednesdays, 3-6 PM.


Et Cetera

Galas & Benefits

Saratoga Polo Association Cigar and Scotch Night on 8/8, to benefit Hannah’s Hope, a little girl who has giant axonla neuropathy, a very rare disease with no cure or treatment. Call for details. 584-8108.


Saratoga Race Course

Open daily through Sept. 1, except Tuesdays

Location 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-6200.

Admission $3 grandstand, $5 clubhouse; children under 12 free; reserved seating sold separately. Travers Day $5 grandstand, $10 clubhouse.

Parking $10 per car at the trackside and $5 across the street at the Oklahoma Training Track. General parking is free.

Racing Nine or 10 races a day; pari-mutuel wagering on every race.

First Race Post Time is at 1 PM (except Travers Day, Aug. 23, when it’s noon; and Aug. 29, when it’s 2:45 PM).

Major Stakes Races The Alabama Stakes (Aug. 16); The Travers (Aug. 23); The Woodward (Aug. 30).

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