FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: WILDWOODstock @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. The fifth annual benefit fest for Wildwood programs featuring Olivia Quillio, Holly & Evan, the Blisterz, the Brian Gibney Band, Erin Harkes, the Beth Zaje Band, the City Never Sleeps and Rob Skane. $5 in advance; $10 at the door; kids 12 & under FREE. 12noon-9pm.
MUSIC: Suzy Bogguss @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The singer has had impressive success in both the folk and country music fields, winning the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award and Album of the Year honors, as well as a Grammy for Best Folk Album. Along the way she’s racked up a platinum album and a pair of gold albums, too. Tonight is a rare opportunity to experience her in the intimate confines of the Caffe. 7pm. $35 in advance; $37 at the door.
FILM: “The Beat Hotel” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. This new film by Alan Govenar delves deep into the legacy of the American Beats in Paris during the heady years between 1957-1963, when Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso fled the obscenity trials in the U.S. surrounding the publication of Ginsberg’s poem “Howl.” 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Kyle Albano @ the College of Saint Rose’s Jack’s Place, Albany. The lead vocalist with this year’s Garage to Glory battle of the bands winner Between the Arctic (as well as 2010’s G2G winner Try Sarah Tops) celebrates the release of his solo CD, “Poor Love.” 4pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rock the Block @ Main Street, North Adams. Boston-based Ethiopian groove collective the Debo Band headline the outdoor celebration, which also features the MCLA Jazz Band, Allegrettos Acapella Group, the Drury Jazz Band, Spooky & the Nomads, the Yorick Shakespeare Club, Nexxus Step Team, Harlequin Musical Theatre Club and DJ Leila. 2-9pm. FREE.
THEATER/TALK: “Jabberwocky (The Untold Story)” @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The Hubbard Hall Puppet Club presents a short puppet performance directed by Carol Serotta. Following the performance, artist and educator Kerry Dennehy will offer a presentation, “Emulating Puppets,” on the history, psychology and philosophy of puppetry. 4pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Christina Perri @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park. Before she heads into SPAC to open for Jason Mraz on September 2, Perri makes a headlining stop at NL with her hit, “A Thousand Years.” Sleeping at Last opens. 8pm. $22.
ART RECEPTION: Sena Clara Creston’s “Machinescape” @ RPI’s West Hall Gallery, Troy. An installation of consumer electronic equipment reworked to animate components of an immersive sculptural landscape. Opening reception from 5-7pm. FREE. On view 9am-5pm through Wednesday (May 9).
FILM: “Beautiful Losers” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. This documentary by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard follows the lives and careers of a group of “do-it-yourself” artists who emerged from the subcultures of skateboarding, punk, and graffiti in the ’90s to make an indelible mark on
the art world. 2pm. FREE.