MUSIC: Keller Williams Plays for Kids @ The Egg, Albany. The loop-happy jam-band favorite plays a not-for-kids-only children’s music show, singing songs from his 2010 album, “Kids.” Drum circle starts at 2:30pm; Williams at 3:30pm. $20. Related story.
COMEDY: Wanda Sykes @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly, Sykes’ smart-witted stand-up has sent her career to the movies (“Evan Almighty,” “Monster-In-Law”) TV sitcoms (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) books (“Yeah, I Said It”) and her own talk show (“The Wanda Sykes Show” on Fox). 8pm. $20, $36, $65, $85.
MUSIC: Floodwood @ Red Square, Albany. Led by Al Schneir and Vinnie Amico of moe., the new progressive bluegrass band also features banjo player-fiddler Nick Piccinni, mandolinist Jay Barady and bassist Zachary Fleitz. With the Sunny Side of the Street Band. 9:30pm. $15; under 21 $20.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: “Catstock” @ the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon. David Kraai & Amy Laber, Catchpenny Caravan, Dan Lavoie, Down to the Bricks and the Amendments donate their music for Mid Hudson Animal Aid, a free-range, no-kill cat sanctuary. 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Jed Davis @ the Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. The tireless Davis offers a rare solo punk piano performance to celebrate the release of his new album “Live at CB’s Gallery.” With David Schulman and Matt Durfee. 8pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Funktoberfest @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk. George Clinton lands the Parliament/Funkadelic mothership as the fest headliner. 11am. $30. Related story and full schedule.
MUSIC: The Harlem Gospel Choir @ Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy. The world famous gospel choir raises its collective voice. 7pm. $10.
ART FAIR/MUSIC: Altamont Art in the Park @ Orsini Park, Altamont. Exhibition of 16 visual artists with music by M.R. Poulopoulos at 12noon and the 3J’s at 3pm. 10am. FREE.
MUSIC: The John Street Jam @ the Dutch Arms Chapel, Saugerties. Singer-songwriter circle with Michael Eck, Stephen Clair, Stephanie Nilles, Luke Liddy, Nanette Benoit, Steve Beckwith, Meg Braun and John Schmitt. 7:30pm. $5.