Out & About ARTS PICKS ‘The Castle’ part of tour
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight there will be a Hidden City House & Garden Tour throughout the Center Square, Hudson/ Park and Washington Park neighborhoods of Albany.
The tour includes a rarely seen view of “The Castle,” a Queen Anne style mansion located at 10 Thurlow Terrace.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at centersquarealbany.com or at the Historic Albany Foundation (89 Lexington Ave) or Capital Wine (348 State St.). For more information call 518-465-0876.
“Bandstand” is back. This time on the big screen.
The Broadway musical, co-created by Niskayuna native Rob Taylor, will be screened at Colonie Center and Cross-gates Mall on Monday, June 25, and Thursday, June 28. It follows the story of World War II veterans getting back to the states and trying to make a name for themselves through NBC’s “Bandstand” competition.
Andy Blankenbuehler (who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Choreography for “Hamilton”) won the Tony Award for Best Choreography for “Bandstand.” The movie screening, which was organized by Fathom Events, includes a behind-the-scenes look at the production and of the cast and crew.
Tickets are $18 and the show starts at 7 p.m. on both Monday and Thursday. For more information visit fathomevents.com/events/bandstand
Up, up & away
The annual Saratoga Balloon festival is changing things up this year.
Organizers have swapped out the crafts for something a bit spicier: BBQ. From Friday to Sunday at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, balloons will be taking to the sky and BBQ will be on the grill for the Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival. There will be 20 hot air balloons, live music and over 100 arts and craft vendors. Tickets are $5-249. For more information visit balloonandbbq.com.
Magic at the Palace
On Tuesday, magician and stuntman David Blaine will be heading to the Palace. Praised by Penn Jillette and Howard Stern alike, Blaine’s career took off with his television special “Street Magic,” which he produced and directed at the age of 23.
In his live show, Blaine combines intricate magic tricks with unbelievable stunts.
The show at the Palace begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49-125.
Freedom Park concerts
Starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Funk Evolution will be taking over Freedom Park for the evening and a part of the Freedom Park concert series. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Music Company Orchestra will be performing. Then, on Wednesday, Moriah Formica takes the stage, also at 7 p.m.
The concerts are free and attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call 518-312-8646.
Live at Mohawk Harbor
The first Harbor Jam concert series kicks off with Yellow Brick Road at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. Yellow Brick Road will bring to the stage some of the best songs from Elton John. For more information visit riverscasinoandresort.com/harborjam.
Cash in concert
In an intimate evening, Rosanne Cash will draw from her rich and distinctive connection to the musical legacy of the American South in concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown.
With John Leventhal on guitar, Cash will offer songs from her trilogy of award-winning albums “Black Cadillac,” “The List” and “The River & the Thread,” along with personal stories and reflections
Tickets for the performance start at $45 and are available online at www.glimmerglass.org, at the box office or by phone at (607) 547-2255.
For more information, visit www.glimmerglass.org.
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Hot-air balloons wil launch from the Saratoga County Fairgrounds between 5:30 and 7 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.