The Calendar: What’s Going On In Saratoga Springs This Weekend

All the top events in the Capital Region on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Opera Saratoga

Welcome to The Calendar on saratogaliving.com—our expertly curated list of the top events, live music, readings, workshops and everything else in between hitting the Capital Region on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As always, The Calendar will be updated every Thursday, so that you’ll have a jump on your weekend plans. You’ll never have to ask “What’s going on in Saratoga?” ever again!

Opera Saratoga’s Winning Preview – Saturday, March 24

This Saturday, Opera Saratoga teams up with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for a free, hourlong sneak-peek of Rocking Horse Winner, a Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning opera that’s set to debut as part of Opera Saratoga’s double bill during the 2018 Summer Festival Season. As saratoga living previously reported, the opera, based on the D.H. Lawrence short story of the same name, is geared towards mature audiences, so the viewing might not be suitable for your entire family. (The other half of that double bill? Vinkensport.)

Admission to the event is free, starting at 3pm on Saturday, March 24, with the program, entitled “Saratoga Sings for the Win,” beginning promptly at 4pm. It’ll feature opera and musical theater selections that focus on competition, gambling, sports, risking failure and achieving victory from Rocking Horse Winner. Don’t miss the mastery of Carter Thoil (soprano), Raphaella Medina (mezzo soprano), Jordan Weatherston Pitts (tenor), Nicholas Martorano (baritone) united under the musical direction of pianist Brian Gilling.

For more information on this summer’s performances of Rocking Horse Winner and Vinkensport from Opera Saratoga, click here.

Friday, March 23

March Madness! – 12-11:55pm at Peabody’s – 49 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Open Art Studio – 3-6pm at Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio – 272 Saratoga Rd, Glenville

US Speedskating Short Track National Championships – 9am-6:30pm at Saratoga Springs Ice Rink – 30 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs

Andy Iorio Live – 6pm at Prime at Saratoga National – 458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs

Jazz Night – 6pm-9pm at The Wishing Well – 745 Saratoga Road, Wilton

Golf Shop Spring Clearance Sale & Discount Voucher Registration – 10am-4pm at Saratoga National Golf Club – 458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs

Capital District Garden & Flower Show – 10am-8pm at Hudson Valley Community College – 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy

Along the Border Brown Bag Lunch – 12:15pm-1:15pm at Tang Teaching Museum – 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Academy for Lifelong Learning – 10:30am at Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library – 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park

Lisa Aronson: African Photographer J.A. Green: Reimagining the Indigenous and the Colonial – 6pm at Northshire Bookstore – 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Saturday, March 24

Capital District Garden & Flower Show – 9am-7pm at Hudson Valley Community College – 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy

Sensory Science: Investigating Essential Oils – 9:30-11am at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga – 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs

Friends of Rec Craft Beer Bar Crawl – 12:30-5:30pm starting at Henry’s Taproom – 86 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs

Visit the Easter Bunny – 10am-2pm at Lindsey’s Country Store & Sweet Shoppe – 1537 Route 9, Clifton Park

Saratoga Sings for the Win – 3pm at the National Racing Museum – 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs

Greenwich FFA Farm Toy Show – 9am-2pm at Greenwich High School – 10 Gray Avenue, Greenwich

Signs of Spring Nature Walk – 11am at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park – 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort

9th Annual Mac-n-Cheese Bowl – 11am-2pm at Marcelle Athletic Complex, Siena College – 515 Loudon Road, Albany

Capital Region Wine Festival – 1pm at Proctors – 432 State Street, Schenectady

Rebels on Pointe – 4pm at National Museum of Dance – 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Fenimore Blues – 8pm at The Parting Glass – 40-42 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs

Sunday, March 25

March Madness! – 12-11:55pm at Peabody’s – 49 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Making Connections Autism Program – 10am-12pm at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga – 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs

CommUnity Potluck & Music Jam – 5-7pm at Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church – 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs

Paint a Light-up Wine Bottle – 1pm-2:30pm at Saratoga Winery – 462 Route 29, Saratoga Springs

2nd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt – 1-4pm at Nanola – 2639 State Route 9, Nanola

Spring Romp! Musicians of Ma’alwyck – 2pm at Clifton Park Halfmoon Library – 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park

Capital District Garden & Flower Show – 10am-5pm at Hudson Valley Community College – 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy

Gore Mountain Maple Day – 10am-4:30pm at Gore Mountain – 793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

Everest Rising – 7pm at Caffè Lena – 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

Quittin’ Time – 3-6pm at The Saratoga Winery – 462 Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs

Sophia Perez
Sophia Perez

Sophia Perez is a California-raised freelance writer currently based in Brooklyn. She visited Saratoga Springs for the first time in the summer of 2016, at the tail-end of a four-month road trip across the United States. She doesn’t like the mineral water, which tastes like egg salad, but she drives up to Saratoga at least once a month to visit friends and eat doughboys.

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