wanted them back, they’re back. Brash, tasteless and infectiously
popular, the reformed Blink 182 headline SPAC on Monday
evening. Sharing the stage are former geek rockers—and fellow
members of the Class of 1992—Weezer (pictured). While we’re
not completely convinced of Weezer’s geekatude these days,
we are assured that they will bring some of the rock to
Also on the bill: Taking Back Sunday and Chester French.
Blink 182, Weezer and all the rest will perform Monday (Aug.
31) at 6:30 PM at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga
Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs). Tickets are $26 for the
lawn, $31 to $69 for the amphitheater. For more info, call
potpourri of talents have come together to create the latest
incarnation of Rest, in Pieces, a relatively new
play by comedian Steve Bluestein, and the last installment
of this year’s Woodfest in Glens Falls.
Bluestein’s 20-year career spans TV, movies, and appearances
at comedy clubs across the country. More recently, Bluestein
has tried his hand at writing; he’s now released a book,
a musical and the comedy Rest, in Pieces, which have
all received critical acclaim.
in Pieces is a journey through the life of a family
dealing with loss, told from three points of view. The production
stars Marcia Wallace (Carol on The Bob Newhart Show)
and Richard Kline (Larry on Three’s Company), and
is directed by John Bowab (whose resume includes Mame
on Broadway, The Cosby Show and The Facts of Life).
According to ReviewPlays.com, “Rest, In Pieces is
laugh-out-loud funny. Even though it’s a play in which everybody
dies.” And rumor has it the script is Broadway bound.
In Pieces opens at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207
Glen St., Glens Falls) tonight (Thursday, Aug. 27) at 8
PM and runs through Sept. 6. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors
and $15 for students. For more info, or to purchase tickets,
call Wood Tickets at 874-0800.
York State Fair
a reason it’s nicknamed “the Great New York State Fair.”
There are the horse shows, livestock displays and competitions,
and the antique farm equipment showcasing New York’s long,
rich agricultural history. There are the model train and
There are the James E. Strates Shows, presenting a wide
selection of rides and games on the midway.
And there’s the fine musical entertainment, too. The Mohegan
Sun Grandstand will host Kelly Clarkson tonight (Thursday,
Aug. 27, 7:30 PM, $35-$40); Kenny Chesney tomorrow (Friday,
Aug. 28, 7:30 PM, $55); and a double bill of the Fray and
Our Lady Peace on Saturday (Aug. 29, 7:30 PM, $35-$40).
Oh, and the big old artwork pictured here? It’s last year’s
butter sculpture of a cow. You won’t see another butter
sculpture this year, however. This year, the giant sculpture
will be made of a variety of New York state cheeses!
The New York State Fair opens today (Thursday, Aug. 27)
and runs through Sept. 7 at the New York State Fairgrounds
(Syracuse). Admission fees vary. For more info, call (800)
475-FAIR or visit nysfair.org.