MUSIC: Colleen Kattau & Some Guys @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Central New York activist-songwriter returns with her own band performing her playful, poignant, do-right songs sung in English and Spanish on topical themes connected with war and peace, social change, and human rights in a voice that has been compared to Natalie Merchant and Shawn Colvin. 7pm. $16.
MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Special guest pianist Yefim Bronfman joins conductor David Alan Miller and the ASO for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. Also Kodaly’s “Dances of Galánta” and Christopher Rouse’s “Kabir Padavali.” 3pm.
COMEDY/THEATER: Dirck Toll‘s “Levelling Charges” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A special matinee performance with humorist Dirck Toll, who loves words – fast, funny, strange words that make you see the universe from a whole different angle. This time his theme is conserving energy – a point he makes with five high-velocity skits. 2pm. $10; students & seniors $8. More info here…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Music Of Jesus Christ Superstar @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Paul Green, founder of School of Rock, presents a concert-style presentation of the original cast recording, performed by an all-star line-up of local musicians including Tracy Bonham, Gail Ann Dorsey, Joey Eppard, Aaron Freeman, Connor Kennedy, Gary Miller, Joe Russo and many more. A benefit for the Woodstock Day School. 4pm. $20, $35, $45 & $65.
OPERA: “La Traviata” @ Proctors, Schenectady. With a 22-piece orchestra, it’s Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre’s production of the Verdi classic directed by Heidi Lauren Duke. 2pm. $40; students $30. Through February 17.
DANCE: “Peter & the Wolf” @ The Egg, Albany. The New York Theatre Ballet adds jazz, tap and modern dance moves in their brand-new version of the classic tale – performed to live music. Also on the program is the new work “A Bark in the Park”. 3pm. Children $10; adults FREE when accompanied by a child.
MUSIC: The Honeycutters @ the Ale House, Troy. The Americana group led by Amanda Anne Platt, in support of their latest album, When Bitter Met Sweet. 9pm.
MUSIC: Richard Hihn & Patricia Keyes @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. A dual-piano recital featuring works by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 2pm. FREE.
FILM: Kids Film Series @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Two timeless short films – Albert Lamorisse’s “The Red Balloon” and Buster Keaton’s “The Boat.” 12noon. $7; students $5.
FILM: Oscar Shorts (Live Action) @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Oscar-nominated short live action films: “Death of a Shadow,” “Henry,” “Curfew,” “Buzkashi Boys” and “Asad.” 8pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: Oscar Shorts (Animation) @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Oscar-nominated short animated films: “The Longest Daycare,” “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Head over Heels,” “Paperman,” as well as other films. 6:30pm. $7; students $5.
DANCE: “Apertures, Appendages, & Artichokes” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The Upstate Pickup Dance Company performs choreographer Jamie Stiller’s new dance about explore the psychological, metaphorical and biological perspectives of the human heart, specifically the hearts of women navigating middle-age. 2pm. $10.
MUSIC: Victor Hill @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The acclaimed harpsichordist will present a solo recital featuring J.S. Bach’s Toccata in E minor and works by Jacques Duphly and Domenico Scarlatti. 3pm. FREE.