FILM/FUNDRAISER: “Dear Governor Cuomo” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written and directed by Jon Bowermaster, this unique concert/education documentary was filmed at Albany’s State Capital and The Egg in May as a direct appeal to ban fracking in New York. Featuring Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, environmental biologist Sandra Steingraber, Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne, the Felice Brothers, Citizen Cope, Toshi Reagon and more. All proceeds go to New Yorkers Against Fracking. 7pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Young@Heart Chorus @ Academy of Music, Northampton. The chorus of rockin’ senior citizens celebrates its 30th anniversary with a CD release party for their new disc, “Young@Heart Chorus Now.” With the Lonesome Brothers. 2pm. $20 & $60.
MUSIC: James Keelaghan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An all-star international evening not only features Canadian singer-songwriter Keelaghan, but also the traditional music duo of Scottish keyboardist Alan Reid (of the Battlefield Band) and Dutch guitarist Rob Sante. 7pm. $18.
MUSIC: David Righeschi @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The Italian tenor pays tribute to the great Italian and American tenors, including Pavarotti, Bocelli and Lanza. Accompanied by Maestro Gioacchino Longobardi and the Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra. 3pm. $35 & $50; students $15.
OPERA ON FILM: “L’Elisir D’Amore” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The Metropolitan Opera opens its 2012-13 season with a new production of Donizetti’s delightful comic gem starring Russian diva Anna Netrebko – in her second consecutive Met opening night — as the irresistible heroine Adina. 12:55pm. $25; students $15.
CABARET: Dee Hoty @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Broadway star and three-time Tony nominee takes a funny, poignant and irreverent look at her life and loves. Directed by Lee Tannen with musical direction by John McDaniel. 7pm. $20 & $35.
CIRCUS: Golden Dragon Acrobats @ The Egg, Albany. Combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques, the acrobatic troupe serves up a performance of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 3pm. $22; children $15.
MUSIC: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra @ Proctors, Schenectady. The talented group of more than 70 musicians tackles Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, under the leadership of music director Charles Schneider. 3pm. $12; students $8; ages 7 & under free.
THEATER: “Tell Hell I Ain’t Comin'” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Marcia P. Samuels’ gospel-comedy play starts out on a Sunday morning with Pastor Allgood and his congregation at the local church. But unlike other Sundays, this time Pastor Allgood goes to Hell. 7:30pm. $39.50.
MUSIC: Meet the Saints All-Star Jazz Concert @ Siena College Sarazen Student Center, Loudonville. An allstar Local 518 jazz concert featuring Tim Coakley, Rennie Crain, Skip Parsons, Tom Shields, Mike Canonico and Pete Toigo. Members of the Siena men’s and women’s basketball programs – including head coaches Mitch Buonaguro and Ali Jaques – are scheduled to appear. 4pm. $15 & $20.
MUSIC: Adrenalin Pumpkin @ Sunnyside Gardens, Saratoga Springs. Guitarist-vocalist John Kribs, banjo champion Chris Leske and bassist/vocalist Arlin Greene. 12noon-4pm unless the weather is nasty.