FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. With Cold War Kids, Patti Rothberg & Wet Paint, the Sam Roberts Band, They Might Be Gypsies, Matthew Carefully, more. 11am-6pm. FREE. Also 11am-6pm Sunday.
FILM: “Waste Land” @ Saratoga Arts’ Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Springs. A marvelous documentary that follows artist Vic Muniz on his mission to fuse art and social activism by creating art with the workers from one of the world’s largest landfills in Rio de Janeiro. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Bruce Cockburn Band @ The Egg, Albany. The Canadian troubadour hits the stage in support of his 31st studio album, “Small Source of Comfort.” With singer-songwriter-violinist Jenny Scheinman, who not only plays in Cockburn’s band, but also opens the show on her own. 7:30pm. $24.50, $29.50.
FESTIVAL/FILM/DISCUSSION: Northeast Animal Liberation Festival @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A vegan potluck BBQ at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring animal liberation activist Peter Young, Jenny Brown of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and Camille Hankins of Win Animal Rights and No Kill New York at 7pm. A screening of “Bold Native,” the first full-length feature film about the animal liberation movement, begins at 8pm, followed by an audience Q&A with Peter Young. $10 suggested donation; student and low-income $5.
FESTIVAL/SPORTS/MUSIC: Hudson River White Water Derby @ North Creek. The 54th annual river racing fest and family fun. With music by the Lazy Suns at 5pm.
MUSIC: James Cotton & Matt “Guitar” Murphy @ Columbia Greene Community College’s Arts Center Theater, Hudson. Superharp meets the Blues Brothers’ guitarslinger for a night of blues, blues and more blues. With the Adam Falcon Band. 7pm. $22.
MUSIC: Guitar Jam 3: Ladies Night @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Featuring Bella’s Bartok with vocalist Vashti Poor, the Mary Verdi Band, Robin O’Herin and the Jill Gallagher Band. Proceeds will go to the Newspapers in Education Fund. 8pm. $15, $25.
MUSIC: The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Trombonist-musical director Gary Tole leads the band through all the signature classics from the big band era – “In The Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Tuxedo Junction.” 8pm. $20, $25, $29, $35.
MUSIC: The Avalon Quartet @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Steve Reich’s stunning “Different Trains” will be performed, as well as Osvaldo Golijov’s “Tenebrae” and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.” 6pm. $30, $40; students $12.
MUSIC/PARTY: Ron Bill’s New Orleans Stompers @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. It’s a Kentucky Derby party with a southern-style buffet, mint juleps, big-screen TV, bourbon tasting, cigar rolling and some great live jazz. 4:30pm. $25.
MUSIC/ART: Mirk @ Icarus Dreams, 252 Lark St., Albany. Funkin’ up Lark Street’s newest art gallery – just a block away from the Tulip Fest. 2pm.
MUSIC: Phil Ochs Song Night @ The Linda, Albany. Sonny Ochs and Wanda Fischer co-host a tribute concert to the ’60s singer-songwriter featuring performances by Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks, Magpie, Kim & Reggie Harris, Nancy Tucker and Kate McDonnell. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Larry Chernicoff’s Miniature Orchestra @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. Vibraphonist-pianist-composer Chernicoff leads a multi-talented seven-piece band as they fuse together jazz, rock, classical and world folk musics. 8pm. $25, $30.
THEATER: The O Solo Mama Mia Festival @ Russell Sage College’s James L. Meader Theatre, Troy. “Paris 1890-Unlaced!” and Leigh Hendrix’s “How to be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.” 2pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Armen Donelian & Brian Patneaude @ Justin’s, Albany. Donelian has performed with such jazz greats as Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper, while The New York Times has raved about his talents, calling him “a pianist with a crystalline touch, but a penchant for avant gardism.” 9:30pm. $5.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “March On” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The screening of a new documentary about the battle over marriage equality in the United States will be followed by a panel discussion on future strategies regarding. 7pm. FREE.