MUSIC: Rangda @ the Cannonball Factory, Hudson. At the Solid Sound Festival earlier this month at MASS MoCA, Sir Richard Bishop delivered a dazzling and eloquent solo acoustic guitar recital. Don’t expect more of the same tonight in Hudson. Bishop plugs in and joins forces with guitarist Ben Chasny and drummer extraordinaire Chris Corsano in the sonic improv three-headed beast of a band. With Boston psychsters Major Stars and Hudson’s homegrown Bunnybrains. The concert is a fundraiser for community radio station WGXC-FM. 8pm. $10. (Related stories: Concert review of Sir Richard Bishop; Concert review of the Flower-Corsano Duo)
FAIR: Fonda Fair @ the Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda. It’s opening day of the 168th fair out in Montgomery County. Open pack driving goat competition, crowning of the Fair Queen, the Agricadabra Magic Show, the Joseph Zeh Band, amusement rides, and – yup! – fried dough. Midway opens at 11am. $10; children 6-11 $2, under 6 free.
FILM: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” @ Dale Miller, Albany. The Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn is screened out on the garden terrace for cinema under the stars. Free popcorn. Prior to the film, Times Union bloggers and readers will hold a meet & greet get-together – with bloggers Amanda Talar and Greg Aidala doing guest bartending duty. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the The Times Union Hope Fund. Get together at 5:30pm. Film at 7:30pm. $5.
ART: Kevin Clark’s mural unveiling @ 50 Second Street, Troy. The new outdoor mural painted by artist Kevin Clark depicts the interior of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, complete with a glowing crystal chandelier, full audience and the Music Hall’s trademark concert organ. The unveiling celebration will include free gelato and lemonade and is open to the public. The rain site is First Niagara Bank at 32 Second Street, Troy. 5pm. Free.
FILM: “Blood Wedding” @ PS21, Chatham. A bride elopes with her lover on the day of her wedding. The groom follows the two lovers, and a knife fight takes place. Carlos Saura’s 1981 film is a flamenco dance adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s classic play “Blood Wedding.” As with all Saura’s flamenco films, it is overtly theatrical: beginning with the company arriving at the studio and putting on costumes and makeup. The dance is then performed in a bare-windowed space with a minimum of props. Starring the great flamenco dancers Antonio Gades and Laura del Sol. 8pm. FREE.
Bobby Dick & the Sundowners @ South Glens Falls Historical Park, South Glens Falls at 6:30pm
Hair of the Dog @ Cook Park, Colonie at 6:30pm
Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek at 7pm
Renee Lussier & Branchwater @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush at 6pm