MUSIC: The Ill Funk Ensemble @ the Icehouse, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off the big Travers weekend in the Spa City, vocalist-rapper Jermaine Wells & the funktastic Illsters celebrate the release of their sophomore album, “The Duality.” 9pm. More info here…
MUSIC: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 9pm. $30, $40 & $50. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out.
MUSIC: Bill Staines @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. One of America’s true folk troubadours. 8pm. $18.
THEATER: “Anti-gone” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An adaptation of Sophocles’s classic tragedy Antigone with spoken word by Linda Mussmann, dance by Maria Boxill and music by Ryder Cooley on accordion and saw, coupled with experimental sound. 7:30pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Town Pants @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. More info here…
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MUSIC: “Lennon Re-Imagined: the Beatles & Solo Years” @ the Guthrie Center, Great Barrington. The eight-piece Nutopians – led by Rex Fowler (of Aztec Two-Step), Tom Dean & Alana MacDonald (both of Devonsquare) – kick off their two-night tribute to the music of the Fab Four’s most caustic and idealistic member. 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: “Fever: The Peggy Lee Songbook” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Connie James steps up to the microphone to pay tribute to the great jazz singer-songwriter. 8pm. Thru Sunday. NOTE: Wesla Whitfield was originally slated to perform, but she has been forced to cancel due to illness.
MUSIC: Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Blues Night! With the Capital Region Blues Network Allstars (featuring Matt Mirabile, Jeremy Walz, James Kirk, Josh Bloomfield). 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Matt McCabe @ Scallions, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.
FILM: Friday Outdoor Movies @ the pocket park at 328 Warren Street, Hudson. “Glee: The Concert Movie” (2011), sponsored by Time + Space Limited. Bring a chair, a friend and some popcorn. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Cooper’s Cave, Glens Falls. 9pm.
MUSIC: Fikus @ Red Square, Albany. They describe their sound as “electro-funkadelic hip-rock.” With Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde. 9pm.
MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Reggae and more… With Los Thujones. 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: The Erin Harkes Band @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Claymation @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With YOMA, BLKSN and Black Table. 9pm.
MUSIC: The Julliard String Quartet @ the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s summer season comes to a close with an all-Beethoven program. 7:30pm. $25; students $15.
MUSIC: Moonshine Holler @ Sweetwood, Williamstown. Rollicking old-time music and song. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: MaryLeigh & the Fauves @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Lunic. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Lost Wages @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 5:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Deja Voodoo Boys @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. New Orleans jazz and swing… 7pm.
MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ the Olde Bryan Inn, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.
MUSIC: Big Shot @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs. Billy Joel tribute. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Mike Purcell @ Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake. 7pm.
MUSIC: Street Talk @ JP Bruno’s, Glens Falls. 10:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Pat Dicesare @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.
COMEDY: John Caparulo @ The Egg, Albany. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
MUSIC: Philip the Meatbox @ Dango’s, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.