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MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE: Ira Marcks @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. It’s the publication party for Marcks’ new hard cover, full-color, graphic novel “Witch Knots.” In conjunction with Troy New Out, the kid-friendly event will feature a live storytelling performance with live music and projected illustrations in ACCR’s Black Box Theatre. 6 & 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Santana @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Co-headlining with the Allman Brothers Band. 7pm. $39.50, $59.50 & $95 for reserved amphitheater tix; $29.50 lawn general admission. Also read…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, Hillsdale. It’s Day One of the three-day fest. Today’s featured performers include Eilen Jewell, Brother Sun, Ellis, Holly Near, the Grand Slambovians, Tracy Grammer, Spuyten Duyvil, more… Music starts at 12noon. More info here…
FILM: “The Day He Arrives” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Sang-soo Hong’s heartbreaking and hilarious film of repeating patterns and circumstance is a meditation on relationships, filmmaking and the unknowable forces that govern our lives. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
COMEDY/MUSIC: “The J/K Follies” @ the Daily Grind, Troy. Hosted by Kevin Marshall with music by Jed Davis, the Follies offer an evening of comedy, music and whatever. Also featuring stand-up by William Hughes, Henry Phillips and more. 8:30pm. $5 suggested donation.
THEATER: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” @ Russell Sage College’s Schacht Fine Arts Center, Troy. It’s opening night as Brian Avery directs Class Act Productions’ musical about two con men on the French Riviera. 8pm. $20; students & seniors $15. More info here…
FILM: “Elena” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s gripping, modern twist of the classic film noir thriller as the winner of Cannes’ Special Jury Prize. With music by Philip Glass. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. 5pm. FREE.
FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Doctor Dolittle” (1998), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.
DISCUSSION: “Writers on the Presidential Election” @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute panel discussion featuring Katha Pollitt, Orlando Patterson, James Miller and Jennifer Delton. Moderated by Robert Boyers, editor of Salmagundi. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Liv Carrow @ the Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Hudson. If Shirley Collins had one too many at the Sebadoh show and made out with Phil Ochs’s ghost dressed as Elvis, Liv Carrow might write a song about it in a dream. With J. Wise. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Hard Soul @ Bobby T’s Sports Grill, 221 North Allen St., Albany. All-acoustic double set. 9:30pm.
THEATER/MUSIC: “Songs From a Glass Half Full: A Musical Revue” @ Bank at 204 Main St., Sharon Springs. With music by Robert Cioffi and lyrics by Drew Taylor. 8pm. $20 Also 2 & 8pm on Saturday.