MUSIC: Diblo Dibala @ the Music Haven Stage in Central Park, Schenectady. Congo music master Diblo Dibala’s supernatural guitar skills fueled the heyday of Kanda Bongo Man, and his own African pop is just as infectious. Master percussionist Zorkie Nelson kicks off the evening (and the season) by leading a participatory drum circle. 7pm. FREE.
FILM: “Elles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Malgoska Szumowska’s provocative exploration of female sexuality, starring the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes (Joanna Kulig and Anaïs Demoustier) for a magazine article. 3:30pm.
MUSIC: Washington County Line Bluegrass @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Steve Wood and Sean Quinn on guitars and vocals; Daryl Smith on banjo; Ken Meyer on bass; and Andy Bing on dobro and mandolin. 7pm. $14.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: “Scream It Like You Mean It” @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring co-headliners Attack! Attack! and We Came as Romans with Abandon All Ships, Like Moths to Flames, Close to Home, Secrets, Glass Cloud and At the Skylines. 4:45pm. $25.
FILM: “5 Broken Cameras” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism. A deeply personal, firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. 5:30pm.
FESTIVAL: GE Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The Care Bears’ “What Makes You Happy – Live” (at 12noon, 2pm & 3:30pm), magician Joey D (1 & 3pm), a bicycle safety course, the Two By Two Zoo Animal Exhibit, a roaming railroad ride around the plaza, face painting, balloon creations and lots more. 12noon-5pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Jason Vieaux @ the Louis C. Jones Center at the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival opens its 14th with a concert by the classical guitarist. Also flutist Linda Chesis and a string trio featuring Nadir Khashimov, Daniel Lee and Eric Han. 7:30pm. $25; students $15.