Friday, August 21
SPAC’S Virtual Beethoven Festival
Online. Free admission | 8 p.m.
Jonathan Biss: In Concert & Conversation. For the past decade, Jonathan Biss has immersed himself in the music of Beethoven, especially the piano sonatas, solidifying his place as one of the renowned interpreters of the composer’s music. With his original performance at SPAC having been curtailed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Biss has carefully curated a special program recorded live from his home in NYC that is exclusive to the Saratoga Springs audience. He will guide viewers through an exploration of Beethoven’s prolific sonatas for solo piano including a performance of two of his favorite works. For details, visit www.spacbeethoven.org.
Saturday, August 22
Got Kids Consignment Sale
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Shop more than 40,000 gently used children's items in one place. Cash and credit accepted! Although the event is free to attend, tickets are required. All CDC guidelines will be followed to keep attendees and team members safe. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit the website for details. www.gotkidssale.com
Craft Fair - Christmas in August
11 Whitney Place, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saratoga Springs to support social justice work in the community, Saturday, and Sunday. Selling pottery, pillowcases, jewelry, many homemade gifts, jellies and jams, face masks, crane mobiles and much more. Please wear mask and social distance. Checks and cash accepted, no credit cards. For questions, call 518-587-0403.
12th Annual Saratoga Arts Celebration
National Museum of Dance, 99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get outside and enjoy some fresh air and some fresh art. We are practicing social distancing, one way traffic flow and each booth is set up with room to safely browse the art works without contact. Patrons and artists are asked to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing and hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the show. A juried event featuring 75 artists invited to exhibit. Admission and parking are free. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information visit www.saratogaartscelebration.org or www.gordonfinearts.org.
Walking Tours of Congress Park
Congress Park, 300 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tour is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for members. Tickets also include admission to Saratoga Springs History Museum. All guests must wear face masks at all times and adhere to social distancing regulations. Meet in front of the Canfield Casino by 10:15 a.m. Pre-paid reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 518-584-6920 ext. 102. Tickets can be purchased the day of the walk if any spots are available.
Drive Thru Chicken BBQ
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High St., Ballston Spa | 4 – 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the 4-H Leaders Association. Menu: ½ Chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, Smith apple pie, bottle of water. Cost is $14. Place your order online at: ccesaratoga.org/4-h-bbq or call 518-885-8995.
Sunday, August 23
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Summer Stroll: Post Time!
Nelson and Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m.
Georgia Horner explores the Saratoga Race Course area along Union Avenue featuring the Reading Rooms, National Museum of Racing, Oklahoma Track and Fasig-Tipton Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. 518-587-5030
Fish Fry Dinner
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, Route 32 South of the Village of Victory | 3 – 6 p.m.
Menu: Fish or Chicken Tenders, Fries, Tartar Sauce, and Roll. Cost will be $8.00 per meal. This will be a take-out only event, we will take your order at the gate and collect the money, your meal will be delivered to you in your car. You must stay in your vehicle. You may call ahead with your order at 518-695-3917.
Tuesday, August 25
The Downtowner, 413 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Noon – 1 p.m.
Free music. This week’s featured artist is Olivia Quillio Trio.
Wednesday, August 26
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pick up only. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Dinner for two is $25 (cash only).
Thursday, August 27
Dancing at SPAC- Free Class
SPAC Outdoor Pavilion | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron Spring Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.
The BSBPA presents the 2020 Concerts in the Park summer concert series in Iron Spring Park on Front Street. This free concert series is a signature summer event in Ballston Spa. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s concert features Ballston Spa Community Band.