The Glimmerglass Festival is releasing ‘The Knock’, a 50 minute opera as a film for free on its website on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11.
‘The Knock’, composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov, was originally slated for a 2020 stage production, but after the pandemic hit, they decided to create the work as a film. The one-act opera is about the wives of military men waiting for news of their husbands.
The libretto, created by Deborah Brevoort, is based on interviews of soldiers’ spouses.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 1
SUGARING OFF – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy full pancake breakfast in the morning then contemporary, historic demonstrations of maple sugar production. Admission, $10/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/sugaring-off-sundays/0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Performance of “Agrippina,” by Handel, streaming live from Metropolitan Opera House. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
CABARET – 5 – 9 p.m. CCS students present this years Cabaret night. Begins with soup & chili dinners, 2 stage of entertainment featuring local performers, & silent auction. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
YULE BALL – 8 – 10 p.m. Dress up with your friends for Harry Potter themed ball featuring mocktails, food, games, some vendors. Admission, $5 with proceeds to support charity Reading is Fundamental. Ballroom, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
WINTER PROGRAMS – 1 – 3 p.m. Bring the kids for some learning fun over February break. Choose from programs ‘Forest as a Habitat’ featuring interactive games on how action of animal & humans affect the forest, or ‘New York State Breakout Box’ families try to open the Breakout Box with their knowledge of NYS social studies. Free, open to public. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 p.m. Presenting ‘2020: Science, Policy, & Capital Converge on Climate Change – What Will Happen?’ talk with Paula DiPerna. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
HEART WALK – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Support American Heart Association at 4th annual indoor Heat Walk & Health Fair featuring vendors, fitness classes, fun for the whole family. Cost, $30/person. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-431-5009 or visit www.facebook.com/FoxCareCenter/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
VALENTINES – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. City of the Hills Sweet Adelines deliver love songs, tokens of affection at location of your choice within 25 miles of Oneonta. Cost, $30. Call 607-267-5540 or visit sachorus.wixsite.com/cityofthehills
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
WINTER CARNIVAL – All Day. Info at www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy mix of American music for ‘Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter’ concert. Beat the winter blues with pieces like Carousel, America The Beautiful, more performed by Oneonta Community Concert Band. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-7085.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
BENEFIT DINNER – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy Brooks Chicken dinner to support Susquehanna SPCA. Tickets, $10/person available at the shelter. Christ Church Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/SQSPCA/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
FILM – 7 p.m. Showing ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’ about a dangerous undercover mission by Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in Colorado Springs Police department with colleague Flip Zimmerman, to take down the KKK as they change their rhetoric to appeal to mainstream America. Admission, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
FUNDRAISER – Noon – 4 p.m. Stop by for Chili bowl cook-off. Featuring delicious chili, hand-decorated bowls. Help support our local artists. Wilber Mansion, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
ICE HARVEST FEST – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvesting as was done 100 years ago (as long as ice is at least 8”). Also includes ice carving, fishing, hot soup buffet, exhibits by local businesses, more. Cost, $9/adult/teen. Children under 12 enter free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org