MEMORIAL GATHERING: “For the Love of Art: A Celebration of the Life of Art Snay” @ Lynn’s Uptown Tavern, Albany. A remembrance for Art Snay – musician, engineer, producer and owner of Arabellum Studios – who died last week. With Ramblin Jug Stompers, Val Haynes & Todd Nelson, Dave Maswick, the Rumdummies, the Last Conspirators, Mark Emanatian, the Lustre Kings. 3-6pm.
MUSIC: The Blind Boys of Alabama @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Does gospel music get any better than this? We don’t think so. These guys are living legends. With Dayna Kurtz. 7pm. $35, $55.
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.” 2pm. $12.50; students $7.50. ALSO: Lunch with Bread & Puppet at 12:30pm. $25 lunch and show; $15 students. Read the review…
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 of 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.
MUSIC: Rory Block @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. She’s the Queen of the Acoustic Blues. Yes, the five-time Blues Music Award winner makes her home just down the road in Chatham, but her area performances are all too rare. 7pm. $30.
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: Opera Saratoga @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Soprano Jacquelyn Vina, mezzo-soprano Kimberly Oppelt, tenor Elias Traverse and bass-baritone Keith Brown. Lori Milbier will accompany on piano. 2pm. $20.
MUSIC: “Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive!” @ Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-On-Hudson. Members of the Bard College Music Program and Bard College Conservatory of Music perform works by Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti, John Adams, Meredith Monk, Michael Gandolfi, Béla Bartók and others. 3pm. $15, $20.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “Gen Silent” @ The Linda, Albany. The critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses and their entire lives in order to survive in the health care system. Followed by a panel discussion on LGBT aging issues. 1pm. $10.
MUSIC: Fairview Avenue @ Schenectady County Public Library, Schenectady. Nippertown bluegrassers fire up the final show of the Beat the Snow concert series. And, yeah, it looks like they beat the snow… 2:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Clarinet Marmalade Trio @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Traditional jazz concert featuring clarinetist Skip Parsons, banjo player Crick Diefendorf and bassist Richard Downs. 2pm. FREE.