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7 Spring Events You Won’t Want to Miss

From Cirque du Soleil at MVP Arena to Albany's annual Tulip Festival.

April 10
Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo
MVP Arena
On April 10, head to MVP Arena to witness Corteo, the Cirque du Soleil show that’s been described as a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. In this first-of-its kind show, the stage is central in the arena, with half the audience facing the other half. Experience the graceful power of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobats; the grandiose, Eiffel Tower–inspired set curtains; and the raw portrayal of humanity that’s within each of us on April 10. mvparena.com

April 10
Overdress to Impress
Panza’s Restaurant
One of saratoga living’s most anticipated events of the year is back. On April 10, dozens of Saratoga’s best-dressed ladies and gentlemen will walk the red carpet at Panza’s Restaurant (new venue, who dis?)—grand entrances encouraged! Paparazzi will be on hand to snap plenty of pics, Panza’s will provide its acclaimed classic Italian fare, and bubbly from Bocage Champagne Bar will be flowing. Saratoga’s Met Gala will culminate in a fashion show, and our esteemed judges will ultimately name the winners of Most Overdressed and Best Overall. saratogaliving.com

April 21
Mind Body Soul Expo
Saratoga Springs City Center
Celebrate the pink moon—April’s full moon named for the color of the wildflowers that bloom in North America during that time—at the free (!) Mind Body Soul Expo this April 21. Dozens of vendors, offering everything from tarot card readings and reiki to skincare products and handcrafted jewelry, will take over the Saratoga Springs City Center from 10am-6pm. Don’t miss free lectures and workshops going on throughout the day!

April 27
Glens Falls Wing Fest
Downtown Glens Falls
Looking for plans on April 27? Just wing it! In other words, head to downtown Glens Falls for the annual Wing Fest, a competition between restaurants to produce the best chicken wing. After three hours of wing-tasting at participating restaurants, an awards ceremony will be held at the City Park Bandstand. There, the winners in categories including Best Wings, Best Visitor, Best Rookie and Best Meatless Entrée will be named. glensfallscollaborative.com 

April 27-28
BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Thousands of master builders-in-training will descend upon Empire State Plaza Convention Center this April 27 and 28 for BrickUniverse’s Build It! Tour. The ultimate LEGO fan experience will welcome professional artists from around the country who will exhibit their epic creations, including world landmarks, life-size sculptures, LEGO mosaics and interactive displays. Attendees will be invited to unleash their creativity at specified building zones, and stock up on LEGO pieces and merch before they head out. brickuniverseusa.com

May 7-12
SIX the Musical
When you purchase tickets to one of the eight performances of SIX coming to Proctors this May, you won’t just be signing up for an afternoon or evening at the theater—you’re in for 500 years’ worth of historical heartbreak remixed into a euphoric celebration of 21st century girl power. The Tony-winning musical is a modern retelling of the story of Henry VIII’s six wives, presented in the form of a pop concert. Slay. proctors.com

(Tulip Festival) Bryan Lasky

May 11-12
Albany Tulip Festival
Washington Park
Get your yearly dose of flower power at the 76th annual Albany Tulip Festival, which will take over the 81-acre “crown jewel” of Albany (aka Washington Park) this May 11-12. Experience traditions rooted in the city’s rich Dutch heritage including tulip tours, street scrubbing and the crowning of the 2024 Tulip Queen as well as artisan booths, food, the KidZone, two stages of live entertainment and, of course, more than 140,000 blooming tulips in more than 150 different varieties. albanyevents.org         

Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is the director of content at Capital Region Living and Saratoga Living.

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