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Multiple events a day! Decisions, decisions...Country line dancing, TLC, Cars on Union, Caffè Lena and more.
Tuesday, June 13
Visit Caffè Lena for a relaxing night of jazz as part of the JAZZ at Caffe Lena series. This month’s show, JAZZ at Caffe Lena: Chuck Lamb Trio feat. Camille Thurman & Darrell Green, features Camille, a saxophonist, composer, vocalist, educator and U.S. Cultural Ambassador from New York City, and Darrell, a master drummer, bandleader, educator, clinician, producer and composer from Oakland, CA. The series is hosted by Chuck, the venue’s resident composer, pianist and jazz master whose series focuses on collaboration with various jazz artists. Tickets are $16.05 for students or children, $27.88 for members and $31.10 for the general public. Tickets for the live stream of the event can be purchased for $5, and can be accessed for one week after the performance. Doors are at 6:30pm and the event goes from 7-9pm.
Wednesday, June 14
Slip on your best cowboy boots and head to Putnam Place for a night of country line dancing. The weekly Country Night at Putnam Place event features lessons with Kevin Richards & The Country Kickers for all levels. Richards is no stranger to the country music world, having been recognized and awarded by the Country Music Association for his work as a Country Radio Broadcaster and Country Music promoter. Admission is $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm and lessons are from 6:30-8:30pm.
Thursday, June 15
Feel inspired and empowered at Palette Saratoga’s Author Talk with Dr. Shai Butler, during which Shai will have a conversation with Palette COO/Resident Unicorn, Marcella Hammer, about her new book Better, Not Perfect. Shai’s book focuses on ways women everywhere can turn negative experiences into opportunities to grow. Better, Not Perfect is available for purchase here. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion and lunch will be provided. This is a free event from noon-1pm. RSVP if you plan to attend.
Friday, June 16
Favorite ’90s girl group TLC, best known for their hit songs “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls,” will kick off the Live Nation season at SPAC with Shaggy, another ’90s favorite known for his songs “It Wasn’t Me” and “Boombastic,” this Friday. The co-headliners will also receive support from Sean Kingston, who became popular amongst teens in the early 2000s with chart toppers including “Beautiful Girls,” “Fire Burning” and “Eenie Meenie,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber. R&B/soul trio En Vogue will be another act bringing the ’90s nostalgia with their song “Whatta Man.” Tickets start at about $35 for lawn seats and the event begins at 7pm.
Saturday, June 17
Get revved up for the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Cars on Union event featuring super cars, rare classics, and exotics. This family-friendly event will have food vendors, raffles and music all day long, plus must-see cars stretching down one of Saratoga’s most iconic streets. See the full event schedule here. Admission is free to the general public. Parking is $10. If you are looking to show off your own set of wheels, pre-registration is $25 per car, and $30 the day of. The Union Ave event goes from 10am-3pm.
Another Saturday celebration, Barbour & Bourbon Night, is planned for The Dark Horse Mercantile’s 5th anniversary. Old Tavern Farm Winery is teaming up with the Broadway gift shop to host an evening of festivities. They are also providing samples of locally made wines, bourbon and bourbon-inspired foods. Attendees can expect to see Barbour waxing specialist Jeffrey Brown, raffles, gifts with purchases, specials and more. The event will run from 4-8pm.
Even if you check out the previous two events, you should still have time to make it to Saratoga Bridges annual The White Party Presents Horsepower and Highballs at the 1863 Club. The night will feature vintage cars on display, silent and live auctions, live entertainment by Gravity, Creative Endeavors artists, food by Mazzone Hospitality and complimentary cocktails by Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery, DeCrescente Distributing Company and more than 90 different cellars. Tickets are available through today only! This summer kick-off party begins at 6pm.
Sunday, June 18
Return to Caffè Lena this Sunday for Opera Saratoga Sings! A Juneteenth Eve Celebration. The America Sings concert series focuses on giving a voice to BIPOC artists, who have been historically underrepresented in the field. This event features artist Carl DuPont, who’s an educator committed to Transformational Inclusion in the arts and Care of the Professional Voice. Gregory Thompson, another artist performing at this event, is a pianist known for his work in Asia, Europe and the US. Tickets are $17.13 for children and students, $27.88 for members of Opera Saratoga or Caffè Lena and $38.63 for the general public. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show goes from 7-8:30pm. A live stream of the show will be available for free, although viewers are encouraged to send a donation to support the concert series and Opera Saratoga.
—Natalie St. Denis