Tang Teaching Musesum Announces Events for Fall

The Tang at Skidmore has announced their Fall 2015 exhibits which include special events celebrating their 15th anniversary.

The Museum opened in October 2000, and in recognition a special celebration is planned beginning at 4:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 17, with a panel discussion featuring Dayton Director Ian Berry and the Museum’s two former directors, Charlie Stainback and John Weber. The conversation will explore the Tang, its history, and the idea of a teaching museum. The discussion is followed by the release of Everything is Connected, a book about the Tang’s history, special performances by poet Joshua Beckman and artist Kamau Amu Patton, and a reception. All events are free and open to the public.

The Tang will also be presenting two exhibitions this fall that touch upon important aspects of the Museum’s mission. Opening September 5 will be Affinity Atlas, which underscores the Museum’s history of experimentation by combining objects from its growing collection with contemporary art. Opening September 19 is Machine Project — The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request), which brings Los Angeles-based artist Mark Allen back to campus (he’s a 1993 Skidmore College graduate), where he and a group of artist collaborators will create new works responding to the campus and local community.

Check out the full calendar of events and make some plans for this Fall.


Saratoga Tour de Cure

The Saratoga Tour de Cure has been announced and it will take place at the Saratoga Springs High School on Sunday June 7.

What is the Tour de Cure? The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on! The Saratoga Tour features beautiful views as you travel through small towns of the southern Adirondacks. The 10 mile is a beautiful flat ride through Saratoga Spa State Park. The 28 mile is all new and winds its way through the State Park and then connects to the Zim Smith trail. The 50 mile has moderate hills to climb at the 14 and 27 mile mark and a mostly downhill grade for the final 15 miles. The 62.5 and the 100 mile rides are for the experienced cyclist who enjoys a challenge. We also have an indoor stationary bike event for spinners!

This is a fun ride for a great cause. Register today and help get to the fundraising goal of $1.5M. You can find more info on The Tour de Cure facebook page

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu at SPAC

Erykah Badu will be playing SPAC on Sunday June 28 as part of Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.

Also on the bill is Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cassandra Wilson,
Al Di Meola Electric Band, Christian McBride Big Band, Pedrito Martinez Group, Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Theo Croker, Sheila E., Snarky Puppy, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams & Al Foster, Django Festival All-Stars, Etienne Charles and much more.

Lean more on the official event page and grab your tickets asap!


Saratoga Fat Bike Rally

This Saturday is the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally which is being held at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

The Saratoga Fat Bike Rally sprang out the minds of three individuals one night in February, 2014 while riding around the Saratoga State Park. Three hours and maybe a couple of Craft Brews later, we had a mission. Jim Adams, Shawne Camp, and Tony Ferradino set out to tell the world about Fat Bikes and to share our passion with other Fat Bikers. Our original ideas were very grand and involved complicated event planning and strategic alliances with every bike manufacturer known. In the end we decided we just wanted to ride our Fat Bikes with other enthusiasts.

So, together with Saratoga Winter Fest and the Annual Pond Hockey Tournament, we’ve lined up a bunch a special activities, vendors with bikes, and lots of our friends to attempt to show you one hell of good time. And we all get to ride bikes in the snow. What could be better. And the day now ends with a Fat Bike Pub Tour (and dinner if you want).

If you like riding your bike in the snow and want to meet other enthusiasts and have a few beers afterward, this is for you.

Photo: Saratoga Fat Bike Rally Facebook


Slick Rick at the Putnam Den

This Friday, Slick Rick will be at the Putnam Den in Saratoga, alongside DJ Trumastr and Oddy Gato.

The Putnam Den is proud to present the Great Adventures of Slick Rick tour on Friday, November 28th. It is a rare and special occasion for an artist of Slick Rick’s calibre to perform in an intimate venue, in addition to performing alongside local favorites DJ Trumastr and Oddy Gato. Slick Rick is a Grammy-nominated rapper that hails from what is known as the golden age of hip hop, and will be showcasing hit singles from throughout his decades-old career. No stranger to the mic, this MC is surely a must-see bucketlist artist for all fans of hip hop.

Doors are at 9pm and the show is 18+. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of. Read more on the event page.