Don’t let the summer pass you by. There’s only a few more weeks left til back-to-school season, so get out and enjoy some art and entertainment while you can.
Need some suggestions for the weekend?
How about these:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
The Original Wailers @ Alive at Five in Riverfront Park, Albany (FREE)
Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra @ the Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (FREE)
Quixote with Aficianado and Amanda Rogers @ Valentine’s, Albany
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
Matthew Loiacono @ the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (FREE)
Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Ethel @ Spiegeltent at the Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
Richard Shindell @ Club Helsinki, Great Barrington, Mass.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Salem Town Gazebo, Salem (FREE)
Sonny Landreth, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Johnny A, Rubblebucket Orchestra, more @ Mountain Park, Holyoke, Mass. (FREE)
The Berkshire Women’s Muse Fest featuring Suzanne Vega, Cheryl Wheeler, Gretchen Peters, Melissa Ferrick, more @ Wahconah Park, Pittsfield, Mass.
MASS MoCA Music Festival featuring Josh Ritter, Ben Kweller, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Kaki King, more @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.
The Young @ Heart Chorus @ the Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, Mass.
Roller Derby: The Hellions of Troy vs. the Coal City Rollers @ Frear Park, Troy
Dan Berggren, Christopher Shaw and John Kirk CD release party @ the Ndakinna Education Center, Greenfield Center
The Blues Magoos, Hubert Sumlin, Ellen McIlwaine, Marc Black @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
The Eternal Tango Quintet @ Spiegeltent at the Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
McLovins @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs
Phish @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Chris Smither @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Bruce Molsky @ PS 21, Chatham
The Decemberists with the Heartless Bastards @ Mountain Park, Holyoke, Mass.
The Gordon Stone Band @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs