FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. The tulips are past their peak but the music and the weather should be on target – featuring tributes to Stevie Wonder and James Brown, as well as the Chronicles, Milestone, John Brodeur and the Jenson Rhodes Band. Festival runs from 11am-6pm; music from 1-5:30pm. FREE. Go here for a complete schedule…
MUSIC: The Honey Dewdrops @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Laura Wortman & Kagey Parrish are the husband-and-wife acoustic roots duo from Charlottesville, VA, serving up a Mother’s Day concert complete with free coffee and desserts. 7pm. $18.
OPERA ON FILM: “Die Walküre” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents the second opera in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in which the mysterious hero Siegmund finds shelter in the strangely familiar arms of a lonely woman named Sieglinde. Their forbidden love leads Wotan’s daughter, the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, to defy morality and intervene on behalf of the hero. 1pm. $20; students $12.50.
MUSIC: musikFabrik @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Cutting-edge compositions juxtapose with 20th century masterpieces in a performance by one of Europe’s foremost new music ensembles that will push the boundaries of technical and artistic innovation. 6pm. FREE.
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.” 6pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Marwencol” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. A thoroughly captivating documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a Hudson Valley man who was brain-damaged in a vicious attack and recreates his identity by constructing and photographing an elaborate backyard World War II scenario using G.I. Joe and Barbie dolls. 2pm. FREE.