WEEKEND It List 12/12

The holiday party train is rolling on, and coming next week we'll have oodles of cheer to share in our 12 Days of Holiday It Lists. For now, you'll have to happily settle for this weekend's It List.

First up, we got our invitation in the mail today for the SPAC Junior Committee's Annual Winter Ball. This year it has a "classic Hollywood" theme. Will they be able to top the mechanical bull of the Dallas ball? We will find out February 28th...

Ugly Sweater parties seem to have become de rigueur for the holiday social season, and this weekend you can don your most asthetically unappealing knitwear for the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York. The fun starts at 6pm at Harvey's, click here for more info.

Our brunch pick for the weekend is Hattie's, get the crab cakes Benedict, some deviled eggs and a Café Con Miel. Perfect.

Get your holiday shopping done at The Spring Street Gallery Bazaar from 11am-6pm at 112 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. This year, deck the halls with crafters and artisans galore. The Spring Street Gallery Bazaar artisan sale is a curated fine art market. DIY projects, handmade and original pieces of art will be on display and available for the public to purchase. Admission is free with a suggested donation of a canned food item for the Franklin Community Center.

The Saratoga Santa is coming to The Saratoga Winery on December 13th from 11am -2pm. Try to hold it together though and leave the wish lists to the kids. Santa doesn't want to hear about how you need a new iPhone.

Go check out Elevator Music 27 at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, which features a new work by New York based artist Kamau Amu Patton. Elevator Music 27 assembles a group of analogue video monitors that present streams of geometric abstraction and video feedback with synthesized sound. The installation envelopes visitors, activating the tangible surfaces of the elevator by covering the walls and floors with elastic materials and filling the interstitial spaces of the environment with light and sound. Then you can start figuring out how to work in "streams of geometric abstraction and video feedback" into your next holiday party small talk.

Next week we'll be giving you our exclusive Gift Guides, but at the top of our list every year is Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, probably one of the most chic coffee table books of all time. Find it here.

Druthers has a mac and cheese that has chorizo, short ribs, ground beef, chipotle peppers, bourbon, and beer and it is everything you think it will be and more. Comfort food for a snowy and cold weekend.

Speaking of Gift Guides, if Santa sees fit to put this Richard Bishop fox decanter set under our tree we would be thrilled. Santa you can find it at Silverwood in Saratoga, and we've been good. You can just take our word for it.

Finally, when you are in that lovely post-brunch, extra mimosa haze, stop in the Saratoga Springs History Museum and check out their new exhibit, Vice. We checked it out at their gala last weekend and could hardly tear ourselves away. Besides being a fantastically curated exhibit (we can't believe we didn't know the club sandwich was created here) it was so cool to just explore that gorgeous old Casino while learning new facts about this city we all love. The museum is open Wed-Sun, 10am - 4pm.


Posted on December 12, 2014 .