MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Performances by Five Points Band, David Malachowski & the Woodstock All Stars, Tracy Bonham, John Sebastian with special guests, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) & Machan Taylor with Phelonious Phunk & Phriends and more… Emceed by Studio Stu. All proceeds go to Family or Woodstock and The American Red Cross of Greater NY. Acoustic performances and auction at 6pm; main stage show at 7pm. $25.
MUSIC: New York State Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The first Capital Region induction, hosted by the Michael Packer Band. Inductees include the late Ernie Williams and the Ernie Williams Band, as well as Charlie Smith, Steve Katz, George Boone, Luke McNamee, Mark Tolstrup and more. 1pm. $10. More info and full schedule here…
COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION: Albany Comic Con @ the Holiday Inn, Albany. Buy, sell or trade collectibles with vendors. Also artists and writers, panel discussions, silent auctions, costume contest and more… 10am-4pm. $5. More info here…
MUSIC: Bill Anderson @ the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. The classic country singer and songwriter has racked up more than 35 Top country hits, including seven No. 1 hit singles. 3 & 7 pm. $32 & $42.
THEATER ON FILM: “Timon of Athens” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. The National Theatre of London’s production, starring Simon Russell Beale as a wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts and ostentatious host, who is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. 1pm. $22; students $15.
FILM: “The House I Live In” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki, this film captures heart-wrenching stories from America’s War on Drugs – from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. 6:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rockin’ From the Heart II @ the Barrel Saloon, Albany. Pat Viglucci & Ian Hunter (1pm), the Bent Rail Blues Band (2pm), Mirk (3pm), Rufus Leaking Band (4pm), Rock Garden (5pm) and Blue Factory (6pm) team up for an afternoon mini-fest to benefit the Center for Disability Services. 1-6pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Howling Kettles @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Formerly known as String Band, the Vermont-based old-timey band celebrates the release of their sophomore CD, “The Parlor is Pleasant on Sunday Night.” 7pm. $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “The Last Waltz Live” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The Rev Tor Band teams up with a wide array of local musicians to recreate the music of the Band’s classic concert film. All profits to benefit the music education organization, Music in Common. 7:30pm. $25 & $35; ages 18 and under $15.