ART EXHIBITION/DISCUSSION/RECEPTION: “Impasse & Motion” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Curated by Nippertown.com’s own Andrzej Pilarczyk, this exhibition is subtitled “Ten Photographers’ Journey Through Instants in Music.” The photographers – Joe Putrock, Lawrence White, Ed Burke, Don McKever, Joseph Deuel, Eric Jenks, Sylvia Aronson, Rudy Lu and Albert Brooks, in addition to Pilarczyk – each capture the magic of a musical moment. Discussion with Pilarczyk at 5pm; opening reception from 6-8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Bill Morrissey @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With an utterly unique singing voice, a keen eye for detail and wry sense of humor, the singer-songwriter (and novelist) returns to Lena’s stage for another enchanting evening. 8pm. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
MUSIC: John Hall @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The former Congressman dives back into the world of pop music, having just finished two terms in the House of Representatives. The singer-songwriter-guitarist was, of course, the co-founder of the band Orleans before heading into politics. With Dave Kearney & Elly Wininger. 9pm. $20.
ROLLER DERBY: The Hellions of Troy @ Rollarama Skating Center, Schenectady. Elbows will be flying as the Hellions take on New Jersey’s Skyland Roller Girls in a high-impact match tonight. With the Sunny Side of the Street Band providing the live half-time entertainment. Doors at 7 pm; opening whistle at 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $3 for kids under 12.
FESTIVAL: Say It Loud @ the Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany. The Black and Latino Gay Pride Festival featuring entertainment by Seventh Squeeze, dancers from Albany Salsa, Miss Honey, the Lovely Kayla Stennet, rapper Jayiman Jackson, magician Jeff Sterling, fire-eater Smokey Garnett and DJ Juan. There will also be a Kid’s Corner featuring a Bouncy Bounce and face painting for the young and young at heart too! 12noon-5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Ultra Nate @ Rocks, Albany. The veteran house music diva showcases her latest album, “Hero Worship” at the official Black and Latino Gay Pride Festival after-party. 10pm. $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. Warren Haynes’ annual fest continues with performances by Gov’t Mule, the New Deal, Umphrey’s McGee (with John Oates), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mavis Staples, the Avett Brothers, Portugal. The Man, Charlie Hunter and much more. Music officially starts at 11am. Today only $79 in advance; $99 at the gate. (All-fest passes also available). Through Sunday.
MUSIC: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. A special benefit concert for the Youth Media Sanctuary Project, the former Units/Fear of Strangers guitarslinger leads his instrumental trio (and a handful of special guest musicians) in the season-closing Live From Lock One concert. 8pm. $10.
MUSIC: Jazz Guitar Summit @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Featuring jazz guitar greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and Gerry Beaudoin. 7 & 9:30pm. $22 in advance; $26 at the door.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Bluegrass Roundup @ McConchie’s Heritage Acres, Galway. Regional bluegrass fest featuring Out of the Valley, Bleecker Mountain Folk, Three Quarter North, Warren County Ramblers, Dyer Switch, Burdo’s Space, Dorothy Jane Siver, the BOB Band, Cedar Ridge, Washington County Line, Special Creek. 10am-10pm. $19. Through Sunday.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: FLY92′s Summer Jam @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Here’s an approximate schedule of the performances: Runner Runner (1:15pm), Secondhand Serenade (1:50pm), Shaggy (2:25pm), the Ready Set (2:35pm), Vanilla Ice (4pm), LMFAO (4:50pm), Jason Derulo (5:35pm), Big Time Rush (6:35pm). 1pm. $30, $45; lawn $20.
FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire International Film Festival @ various locations, Great Barrington and Pittsfield. Through Sunday.
FILM: “The Kinks: Rare Film Clips, 1964-1975″ @ Upstate Films, Woodstock. Archivist-musician-filmmaker Bill Shelley offers a peek at rarely seen films of one of the British Invasion’s most overlooked and under-appreciated bands. 8:30pm. $10.
DANCE/DISCUSSION: “So You Think You Can(‘t Understand) Dance” @ Art Omi Fields Sculpture Park & Visitors Center, Ghent. Choreographers Clyde Forth, Christopher Morgan, Vincent E. Thomas, Katherine Ferrier and Sondra Loring present original work and engage the audience in the critical response process. Followed by wine and refreshment reception. 5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. The farewell appearance of BEWARE! The Other Head of Science has been called off, but the Hobos will continue to party on without them tonight. With Barons in the Attic and Steer. 8pm.
COMEDY: John Mulrooney @ The Linda, Albany. Need a laugh? This is the place. Emcee Steve Sarsfield presides over the headliner as well as Josh Vincent and Russ Davignon. 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.