FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany. It’s Day One of the third annual three-day indie music festival. Tonight’s headlining band at 9:30pm is the eagerly anticipated reunion of the Kamikaze Hearts. With Better Pills at 7pm and Common Prayer at 8:15pm. Doors open at 6pm. $25; children under 14 FREE. More info here…
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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition @ various locations, Albany. The second annual mini jazz fest takes place in eight downtown nightspots. 5-9pm. FREE. More info and full schedule here…
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Albany. 5-9pm. FREE.
FILM/TALK: Albert Maysles @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. The famed filmmaker is on hand to screen his Rolling Stones film “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!” as well as rarely seen footage from “Meet Marlon Brando,” “With Love From Truman,” “Dali’s Fantastic Dream,” “Muhammad Ali: Zaire,” “Grey Gardens” and “Late Night With David Letterman.” 8pm. $5-$10.
THEATER: “Endgame” @ the Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. The Woodstock Players Theater Co. tackle the Samuel Beckett classic starring Carey Harrison as Hamm and Mikhail Horowitz as Clov. Directed by Andrea Cunliffe. 8pm. $15. Through September 16.
FILM: “Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Cinema” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Filmmaker Pip Chodorov offers his affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of 20th century experimental film, combining film clips (and entire films) with conversations with the likes of such greats as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka and Stan Brakhage. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Pumpkin Fund Benefit @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. A benefit for the local pet rescue organization the Pumpkin Fund featuring Dubax, Nine Votes Short, Evovox, Amerikkan Citizen and Suffer Die.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Pittsfield. 5-8pm. FREE.
FILM: “The Queen of Versailles” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Lauren Greenfield’s documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges as they attempt to construct the biggest house in America in the wake of the economic crisis. 8pm. $7; students $5.
ART: Pop-up Gallery Night @ The Linda, Albany. The Linda’s first Pop-Up Gallery Night promises two and three dimensional fine art, original films, non-traditional performances and other unexpected expressions of creativity by artists Ali Herrmann, Maura Jasper, Dana Owens and show curator/producer Jason Spiro. 6-10pm. FREE.
ARTS WALK: First Friday @ various locations, Ballston Spa. 6-9pm. FREE.
DANCE: Patti-O & the Hip Hooligans @ Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. It’s the Albany First Friday Capital Swing Dance. Beginner dance lesson by Dorothy Boice at 7:30pm; dance at 8:30pm. $15; seniors & students $10.