Book your babysitter: UPH's celeb bartender event returns, Caffè Lena sings in the streets, and other happenings this week in Saratoga.
Wednesday, May 17
Lakeside cocktails for a cause? That’s what’s in store for this Wednesday evening, when the Saratoga Senior Center takes over 550 Waterfront by Druthers for its 13th annual Music & Mingling fundraiser. Expect a silent auction, live music, dancing, an open bar, food stations, a cigar and bourbon bar, tarot card readings and more, with event proceeds going to the Senior Center, which is in the process of building a brand-new facility to further serve Saratoga’s 50-and-over community. Tickets are $200 and $150 for attendees under 35.
Thursday, May 18
Shaken & Stirred, a celebrity bartender event put on by Universal Preservation Hall, is back! Read all about the free event, which is returning for the first time since 2019, on saratogaliving.com.
Friday, May 19
Luxury medical spa Skin By Ask has been operating out of its Church Street location since November, but will celebrate its official grand opening this Saturday from 1-7pm. Following a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce, the skincare destination will have giveaways, gift bags, snacks, drinks, music and special pricing on skincare and treatments, as well as $12/unit botox pricing at the event. RSVP by calling 518.886.1007 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 20
One man’s trash may be your treasure! Find out at the annual Southwest Saratoga Neighborhood Community Garage Sale going on from 9am-3pm this Saturday and Sunday. More than 40 homes around Geyser Road School are expected to participate.
Sunday, May 21
This Sunday, downtown Saratoga will come alive with the sound of music, as Caffè Lena presents 12 performances on six stages around town to celebrate the historic venue’s 63rd anniversary. Here’s the lineup of free shows at Sing in the Streets:
Impressions of Saratoga
12:15-1:05pm: Steve Candlen
1:40-2:30pm: Travis Gray
12:30-1:20pm: Rick Bolton
1:50-2:40pm: Rees Shad & the Conversations
Noon-12:50pm: Bill & Finnegan Ackerbauer
2-2:50pm: Novus Cantus
Caffè Lena Courtyard
Noon-12:50pm: Jimi W.
1:30-2:20pm: Keanen Stark & Orion Kribs
Caffè Lena Upstairs
12:30-1:20pm: Angelina Valente
2:10-3pm: Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band
Ben & Jerry’s
12:15-1:05pm: Margo Macero Duo
1:50-2:40pm: Blue Ranger
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