HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 2
OPENING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Art Museum opens for the season featuring new exhibits “Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART!”, and “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits” courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 16
IRISH DINNER – 4-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Tekakwitha Council 10968 host a corned beef & cabbage dinner with Irish step dancers performing. Free, donations accepted. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8519.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
THEATER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Sing A Song of Broadway presents “Wishes, Lies, & Dreams” featuring music from My Fair Lady, Seussical, Les Miserable, 1776, Into The Woods, many more. Don’t miss one night only show. Admission, $18/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JANUARY 14
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the local Toastmasters chapter. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum’s Biggest Show
To Feature Photos Of Madonna,
Cher, All Of Rock’s Greatest
By LIBBY CUDMORE
Madonna is coming to Cooperstown.
So is David Bowie.
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner will be here too, part of “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits,” due to open April 2 at The Fenimore Art Museum.
“There are more than 100 pieces to this collection,” said curator Chris Rossi. “It’s the largest show we’ve ever put on.”
Ritts’ “Rock Portraits” debuted at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2015.
“There’s a whole different element to his rock portraiture. It’s not just the visual connection, there’s a sonic connection as well,” said Greg Harris, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president (and a CGP graduate.)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
OPENING NIGHT PARTY – 8 – 10 p.m. Traditional opening night bash for Glimmerglass film days. Features buffet, complimentary beverage, cash bar, chance to meet artists, filmmakers. Enjoy video, sculpture exhibit by Ted Lott and Yeon Jin Kim. The Smithy, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org/films-events-01/opening-night-party-and-companion-exhibition
VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Kick off writers series with fiction writer Stephanie King, interim coordinator of Hartwick’s Writing Center, award winning author. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/stephanie-king-kicks-off-hartwicks-2018-19-visiting-writers-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
COMEDY – 9 – 10:30 p.m. American English comedy tour featuring Jacob Williams (Wild n’ Out). Featuring 2 comedians, one from American one from England, bringing unique perspectives and sharing hilarious stories about cultural differences. General admission, $3. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2622434
CORRECTION — Kevin Gray’s talk, “Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham”, is not today, but Oct. 3.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
FINE ARTS – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fine arts on the lawn features works for sale by local artists, members of CAA. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
WEST KORTRIGHT FAIR – Noon – 6 p.m. Celebrate regions agricultural bounty with afternoon of fun, music, food. Live music features PALEFACE, Richie and Rosie, The Big Takeover. Enjoy local food, group art show, silent auction, rummage sale, activities, local vendors, more. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/west-kortright-fair-2018/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Community exhibit “Finding Our Roots” featuring works by Janet and Charles Munro. Showing thru 9/30. Free, open to public. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
AUDITIONS – 4 – 6:30 p.m. Love to Sing? Try out for the winter concert Messe de Minuit pour Noel by Marc-Antione Charpentier, a work based on French Christmas Carols. All voices welcome. Bass & Tenor always needed. Sight reading not required. First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta. 607-431-6060 to schedule audition or visit catskillchoralsociety.com for more information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
ADOPTION EVENT – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet furry friends from Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Delaware Valley Humane Society, others. FoxCare Center, 1 Fox Care Dr., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/
THEATER – 7 – 9 p.m. Production of Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” Cost, $15/adult. Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 27
RESEARCH RESOURCES – 4 p.m. Digital Services Librarian from 4CLS, Brian Lee, presents program to learn about genealogy resources like ancestry.com, others. Also discusses DNA results, what to do with them. Free, all invited. Donations accepted. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Road 29A, Springfield Center. 607-264-3375 or visit www.facebook.com/4CLSSpringfieldLibrary/
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail email@example.com.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
FOOD TRUCK FEST – 1 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Food Truck of Upstate New York. Features food trucks, live music, vendors, tastings of wine, craft beer, ciders, food competition, live performance from ZZ Top! beginning 8:30. 6th Ward Booster Club Field, 7 Scrambling Ave., Oneonta. Visit cahpc.org/food_truck_event
FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit family farms around Otsego County to explore fish farming, beekeeping, maple syrup making, more. Find guide at www.familyfarmday.org