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Enter the Haggis to perform at Mayor's Cup in Plattsburgh on July 12.

Enter the Haggis to perform at Mayor's Cup in Plattsburgh on July 12.

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Return of an old Mayor’s Cup favorite

Plattsburgh — Downtown Plattsburgh will once again play host to the Mayor’s Cup. Beginning Thursday, July 11 and wrapping up Sunday, July 14, Mayor’s Cup 2013 will feature numerous activities on land and lake.

Mayor’s Cup Idol returns after seven years, with the semi-finals taking place Friday, July 12 and finals, the next evening.

Enter the Haggis and the Zucchini Brothers are also among a handful of live musical performances.

On Saturday, July 13, the 36th annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta on Lake Champlain will begin in the morning with the awards ceremony following later that night at the Naked Turtle at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.

A fireworks show will take place at Downtown Plattsburgh at 9:30 p.m. after the awards ceremony.

Family-fun entertainment is available throughout the four-day festivities, including a youth Run for Fun which will take place on the City Beach at 10:30 a.m. on July 13, an Entertainment and Artist Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and self-guided tours up the Macdonough Monument from 3 to 6 p.m.

For a complete list of Mayor’s Cup events, visit mayorscup.com.

“Much Ado” performance in Essex

ESSEX — Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be performed at the Essex Theatre Company at the Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. on July 12.

The theater company will perform a modern adaptation written and directed by Emily Madan. The performance emulates the classic tale of tall tales gone too far for the audience taking over by love, regret, and journey to fixing mistakes. The play will be held at the Lodge at the intersection of Lake Shore and Station Roads.

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