MUSIC: Cowboy Junkies @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The captivating Margo Timmins leads the band through an evening of languid, acid-washed blues in support of their latest album, “The Wilderness.” 8pm. $55.
FAIR: Altamont Fair @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s opening day of the week-long fair including performances by Hollywood Racing Pigs, Sherman’s Lumberjack Show, Disc-Connected K9s, Sylvia’s Magic Trunk, the Hollywood Circus, and much more… Gates open at 10am; midway opens at 12noon. $15.
MUSIC: Slow Burn @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Carpe Diem String Quartet @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Opus 80, and with guest pipa player Yihan Chen, “Five Seasons” by contemporary Chinese composer Lei Liang. 8pm. $25; students $20.