ART: Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. The dark day of the track during Travers Week. So whaddaya do? How about browsing through an outdoor art show? From 10am-6pm, Congress Park will be chockful of artwork by more than 70 area artists, including Robert Gullie, Erik Laffer, Frankie Flores, Gwen Standler and fork artist Matthew Bartik. They’ll be exhibiting their art in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, drawings, glass and, yes, forks. 10am-6pm. FREE.
FILM: “Peau d’Ane (Donkey Skin)” @ PS21, Chatham. The strange and wonderful 1970 film by French director Jacques Demy based on the classic fairy tale. And, yes, Catherine Deneuve looks gorgeous – even wearing a donkey skin. 8pm. FREE.
THEATER: “A Delicate Balance” @ Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge. It’s opening night of Edward Albee’s poignant, biting, funny play about loss and fear that earned him the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes in 1967. Directed by David Auburn, the production stars three Tony Award nominees (Maureen Anderson, Mia Dillon, Jonathan Hogan) and Golden Globe winner Keir Dullea (yup, the guy from “2001: A Space Odyssey”). Through Saturday, September 4. 8pm. $49, $53.
THEATER: “Forever Plaid” @ the GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night for the off-Broadway hit musical comedy about the fictitious ’60s guy group featuring such songs of the era as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Moments to Remember,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Cry,” “Rags to Riches” and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.” Through Sunday, September 12. 7:30pm. $20, $30.
The Lustre Kings @ Brunswick Community Center, Troy at 7pm
Smokey Greene, Adrenaline Hayride @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek at 7pm
The Fighting 86’s @ South Glens Falls Historical Park, South Glens Falls at 6:30pm
Bobby Dick & the Sundowners @ Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing at 7:15pm
The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ Cook Park, Colonie at 6:30pm
Flynn 529 @ the Town Gazebo, Niskayuna at 7pm
Gelvis @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush at 6pm