What to Do Weekly: 1/28-2/5
We’re back, baby—to school and What to Do Weekly’s. Here’s everything you need to know for these upcoming days:
#1) See live music. American rock band Young the Giant and their opening act, Sure Sure, are set to play in Albany at the Palace Theater this Wednesday, January 30. With Young the Giant producing mesmerizing music since 2004 and Sure Sure describing their sound to us as “a sunny day at the park, throwing a frisbee with your friends,” what’s not to be excited about?
#2) Go to Chowderfest, obviously. A 21-year tradition in Saratoga, this fan-favorite event promises its guests $1 cups of chowder ranging in flavors from savory to sweet. With over 80 vendors and live entertainment taking over downtown Broadway, Chowderfest is the place to be this Saturday from 11am-4pm.
#3) Watch the Superbowl. I don’t think you need anyone to tell you to tune into what is historically America’s most-watched television broadcast, but this is a list of must-see events after all. The game takes place this Sunday starting at 6:30pm and is between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams (in case anyone forces you into a football conversation).
#4) Spend a night at the opera (sort of). In collaboration with others, the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) department is hosting a biographical, multimedia opera about Alan Lomax, an ethnomusicologist who embarked on a lifelong journey to study the world’s folk music. The show takes place from 7-9pm in Filene Auditorium on February 2, and tickets can be found here.
#5) Indulge. Take a break from chowder this weekend by attending the 6th annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival, to be held in their downtown area at participating restaurants from 6-9pm this Friday. Much like its neighboring Saratoga fest, this event offers $1/sample tasty treats. Sounds like a sweet deal to me.