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Capital Region’s Top 10 Happenings in May


As the sun ‌graces the Capital Region with its presence once more, the time⁤ for⁢ indoor hibernation is ⁤over. Here are ‌some of ⁤The Gazette’s top recommendations for activities to enjoy in May.

Lisa‌ Loeb at UPH, May 2

Join ‍Grammy winner Lyle Lovett and Lisa Loeb, the first unsigned pop artist to top the Billboard 100, for⁤ an ‌evening of music and conversation at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs on May ‌2 at 7:30 p.m.‌ Tickets start at $69⁢ and can be ‍purchased online at atuph.org.

‘Six’ at‍ Proctors, May 7-12

Experience the Tony-winning musical ‘Six’ at Proctors for five days in May. This unique show presents the‍ stories of the ⁣six wives ‌of King Henry VIII of England in the form of a singing competition. Tickets start at $40 and can be ⁣purchased on the⁤ Proctors website.

Chayce Beckham at Frog Alley, May 9

Join “American⁢ Idol”⁢ winner Chayce Beckham for a night of music at the downtown ⁣Schenectady brewery on May 9. Enjoy hits like “23” and “Keeping⁣ Me Up All Night” from 8 to 11 p.m.

Spring Auto Show at Saratoga⁣ Automobile ⁤Museum, May 11

Explore a collection of classic and modern cars at​ the Saratoga‌ Automobile Museum on May 11 from 9 am to 2 p.m. Register your own car⁢ or simply enjoy the show. Visit saratogaautomuseum.org for more information.

Mike Birbiglia at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, May 15

Comedian Mike Birbiglia will perform his new stand-up act “Please Stop This Ride” at Troy​ Savings Bank Music Hall on May 15 at 7⁣ p.m. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at troymusichall.org.

NiskaDay at Craig Elementary School, May 18

Join the local community for the annual NiskaDay celebration on May 18.⁢ The day will ⁤be filled with parades, rides, games, entertainment, food, and a firework display to end the night. The fun begins at 10 a.m.⁣ at Saint Kateri‌ Tekawitha Parish and concludes at Niskayuna High School.

Hozier at SPAC, May 19

Join Hozier for a Sunday night concert on May 19. The singer-songwriter is touring his latest album, “Unreal Unearth.” Tickets can be purchased from Live Nation ⁢through spac.org.

Judas Priest at MVP ​arena, May 21

Experience the power of heavy metal with Judas Priest on May 21 at ‌7:30 p.m. They will be joined by Sabaton and tickets for the show start at $59. Tickets can be purchased at mvparena.com.

Beach‍ Boys at SPAC, May 25

Start your summer with the iconic Beach Boys on May 25. Get⁤ your tickets ‌for the surf-inspired⁢ tunes at spac.org.

Kevin James at the Palace, May 31

End the month with a ⁣laugh as actor-comedian Kevin James performs ⁢at the ‌Palace ⁣Theatre in Albany on May 31. Tickets start at $47 and can‌ be purchased at palacealbany.org.

Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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  1. Disagree – This list is not fully representative of everything going on in the Capital Region in May. #moreeventsneeded


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