FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Jeffapalooza @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. A benefit for the family of the late Jeff Ellis. With music by Forthlin Road, Maximus, Working Class, Groove Therapy (with special guest Julie Delfs), the Stray Dogs, Ronnie Morris, Mitch Frasier, Collette & the Mudcats and Rock Slide. 2pm. $10 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Woody Guthrie’s grand-daughter Sarah Lee and her husband Johnny make some beautiful music together to wrap up Caffe Lena’s 52nd anniversary weekend celebration. 7pm. $20.
DANCE: Maude Baum & Company Dance Theatre @ eba Dance Theater, Albany. eba, Inc. began as an artist collective four decades ago, and it’s grown into a multi-faceted Nippertown arts organization. CEO and artistic director Maude Baum has been there from the beginning, and her dance ensemble will celebrate eba’s 40th anniversary this weekend with its Ruby Spring Salon Concert, featuring performances of 1982’s “Ennui,” 1984’s A Crack on the Ceiling… Had the Habit of Sometimes Looking Like a Rabbit” and 1993’s “Mother Ann, the Morning Star of the Shakers.” 7:30pm. $20.75; students & seniors $15.50.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Building Bridges Concert @ Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock. Wanda Fischer hosts a benefit concert with Kim & Reggie Harris, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, Magpie, Betty & the Baby Boomers to help fund the rebuilding of the bridge to Kim & Reggie and Magpie’s homes which was washed out during Hurricane Irene. 4-6pm. $20; kids 12 & under FREE.
OPERA ON FILM: “Götterdämmerung” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera presents the fourth and final opera of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in which Siegfried and Brünnhilde’s love is torn apart by the curse of the Ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two heroes in a desperate attempt to steal the Ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brünnhilde takes the Ring and leaps into the hero’s funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. 1pm. $20; students $12.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: “If These Walls Could Sing: Celebrating the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall” @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Wrapping up Albany Symphony’s four-day American Music Festival, the final performance features eight newly commissioned works by young composers, all celebrating the grand legacy of one of the world’s great concert halls. The concert features solo, chamber and large ensemble works played throughout the hall, including the balconies and the lobbies, as well as on the stage. The concert includes a “behind the scenes” tour of this architectural and cultural treasure. In addition, the concert feature a world-premier performance by the Doyle Middle School Band and Chorus of a work co-composed with Missy Mazzoli. 7:30pm. $20.
SPORTS/MUSIC: SPAC Rock & Run @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s a 5K race with live music along the route (10:30am). Also an after-race party (10:45am-1pm) with music by My Pet Dragon. $32 to race; FREE to party. More info here…
MUSIC: G.I. Blythe @ Sheehy Palmer VFW Post #6776, Albany. The high-energy horn-centric rock ‘n’ soul band led by saxman Geoff Blythe (formerly of Dexy’s Midnight Runners) showcases selections from their brand new debut album, “Lost in Space.” 3:30pm. $10.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Home4Joe @ O’Brien’s Public House, Troy. Raising funds to build a handicap-accessible home for Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joe Wilkinson are several Nippertown musicians, including Dave & Teddy (from the Blisterz) (12noon), Rob Jonas (2:30pm) and Brian Kane (4pm). $10 donation.
FILM: “Marley” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald documents one of the most towering figures in musical history – the life story of Bob Marley, the musician, the revolutionary and the legend. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Joseph Hammer @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents the innovative experimental music veteran and member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society. With Australian tape manipulator LA Lakers, Case and Rambutan. 8pm.
BURLESQUE: Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque @ Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany. It’s a rare Sunday installment of BBR – instead of its usual last-Monday-of-the-month show – due to the upcoming Memorial Day. Jaye McBride serves as the special guest host tonight. 8pm. $10.
TALK: “Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival” @ the Kiersted House, Saugerties. A historic PowerPoint presentation, booksigning and discussion with Weston and Julia Blelock, co-editors of the book “Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival: The Backstory to Woodstock.” 3pm. FREE.