MUSIC/DISCUSSION: “New York Sings” @ Capital Repertory Theater, Albany. An exploration of New York’s rich musical heritage, featuring renowned musicologist Rena Kosersky and famed Albany-area folklorist/musician George Ward. 1pm. FREE.
DANCE: Chunky Move @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Australia’s premier contemporary dance troupe takes the Hunter Center stage. 8pm. $25, $29, $39; students under 16 $10. Also at 3pm on Sunday.
PERFORMANCE: S(around)OUND @ The Gasholder Building, Troy. Art installation. Performance. Happening. Call it what you will, it’s gonna be a gas as experimental violinist Todd Reynolds, RPI professors Michael Oatman and Shawn Lawson and Rensselaer Arts + Architecture students collaborate on a three-part, 90-minute event to bring participants a unique perspective on the architecture of the iconic and historic circular building. In the final stage, viewers will be transported vertically and listen to new music several stories above ground, in a totally new experience. 7:30pm. FREE. Also at 7:30pm on Sunday.
MUSIC: Sixites Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. Often golden oldies shows are little more than an excuse to wade through baby boomer nostalgia, but this one – featuring the always entertaining Turtles and the iconic Ronnie Spector – shows some real promise. B.J. Thomas and Gary U.S. Bonds round out the bill. 7:30pm. $36.75, $44.75 & $51.75. Read an interview with Ronnie Spector…
THEATER: Bread & Puppet Theater’s “4 Puppet Shows from the Republic of Cardboard” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The all-female cast of the political but poetic troupe performs “Naked Cop,” “Dire Circumstance Jubilation in Broad Daylight,” “Demand Rises as Unrest Continues” and “Commodity-Future-Trading-Commission-Comedy.” 8pm. $12.50; students $7.50. Through Sunday. Read the review…
MUSIC: The Rob Skane 3 @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. In a concert dubbed “Rock & Roll for Grown-Ups,” it’s guitarist-singer-songwriter Skane, bassist Mike Lisi and drummer Phil Lanz. With the Sandy McKnight Fiasco.
MUSIC: Blacksmith @ Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park. Nippertown’s veteran metalheads are back to shake out your fillings once again – after a 20-year hiatus. With Blase DeBris and Beastgod. 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Knyghts of Fuzz @ Bat Shea’s, Troy. This was supposed to be a reunion of the Staynz, but, sorry folks, that’s not gonna happen tonight. Still, the Knyghts promise to serve up plenty of garage-rockin’ fun. 9pm.
MUSIC: Spottiswoode & His Enemies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. They were the very first band to play the club, and now Jonathan Spottiswoode and his merry band of omni-music makers are returning in support of their new album, “Wild Goosechase Expedition.” 9pm. $18.
FILM: “The Miners’ Hymns” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The entirely wordless film features an original score by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson and rare archival footage selected and edited by American filmmaker Bill Morrison to tell the tale of an ill-fated mining community in Northeast England. 4pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Cliff Eberhardt & James Lee Stanley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The two veteran singer-songwriters play selections from their new duet album – a tribute to the music of the Doors, “All Wood & Doors” – as well as their solo songbags.
MUSIC: Dead Cat Bounce @ Proctors, Schenectady. The final show in the Party Horns NYC concert series features saxman-bandleader-Schenectady native Matt Steckler and his band in support of their latest album, “Chance Episodes.” 7:30pm. $15.
FILM: “Gerhard Richter Painting” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Corinna Belz gives us a glimpse inside the studio and the creative process of one of the world’s greatest living painters. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: The American String Quartet @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Part of the annual Skidmore String Festival. The program will include Haydn’s Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6; Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. 8pm. $12; seniors $7.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Behemoth Music Festival @ SwordPaw HQ, Troy. Welcome to the inaugural Behemoth Music Festival, featuring Ben KN (4:30pm), Rawhead (5:30pm), Orphan Legs (6:30pm), Swamp Baby (7:30pm), Le Sphinxx (8:30pm), Around The World And Back (9:40pm) and Mr. Owl (11pm). $7.
MUSIC: The Allan Holdsworth Band @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. The prog-rock-meets-jazz-fusion guitar great returns with Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip and Planet X drummer Virgil Donati. From Chicago by way of Israel, Marbin will open both shows. 7 & 9:30pm. $28.
WORKSHOP/DANCE: Sabrina Fox’s “Liquid Layers” @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. The featured performer with Bellydance Superstars teaches how to combine down-tempo techniques together in a way that gives the dancer the appearance of liquid, seamlessly moving from one technique to another and layering them together. 10am-1pm. (Registration at 9:30am). $55 in advance; $65 at the door.
MUSIC: Molly Andrews & Peggy Lynn @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Two mountain women together in concert – Appalachian singer and multi-instrumentalist Andrews and Adirondack singer-songwriter Lynn. 8pm. $20; $5 for children ages 12 and under.
COMEDY: Quips On Quail @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany. Comedy open mic night. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: “Chainsaw’s Still Kickin’ Thank You Party” @ Don Birch’s Saw Mill Tavern, Schenectady. Featuring Maaze, the Dead Beats, Rick Orman, Anger Management, more. Partial proceeds to the American Cancer Society. 12noon.