MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Arch Stanton Quartet @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy. A fundraiser for St. Augustine’s Food Pantry, it’s AS4’s last local gig before they head off for a tour of Egypt and a feature slot on the Cairo International Jazz Festival. 1pm. FREE. More info here…
FESTIVAL: Sham Rock the Block @ Amherst Street, Lake George. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with traditional Irish food & music (including Ramblin Jug Stompers), beer garden, dog talent show, Celtic games and kid’s activities and much more.
MUSIC: Balkan Beat Box @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. Led by Israeli-born, Brooklyn musicians Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat, BBB bring their Mediterranean hip-hop fusion to the massive MASS MoCA for a high-energy dance party. 8pm. $19; $10 students. More info here…
MUSIC: “Tribute to Mike Bloomfield” @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Veteran keyboardist-vocalist Al Kooper teams up with guitarslinger Jimmy Vivino to explores blues guitarist Bloomfield’s classic work with the Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and Super Session. 7:30pm. $34.
WORKSHOP: “Record Production from Start to Finish” @ Cotton Hill Studios, Albany. Participants are invited to experience the studio and take part in a more in-depth discussion and demonstration of recording. Due to space constraints, participation in this portion of the event will be limited. Individuals who are interested in attending should RSVP. 1pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany. Despite the recent stroke of director David Griggs-Janower, the show will go on as APM presents its concert of ancient, classic and modern love songs. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Geppetto” @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The Concrete Temple Theatre presents a mash-up of two classic tales – “Pinocchio” and “The Old Man and The Sea.” Accompanied by live cello music by Alisa Horn. 2 & 8pm. $7.
MUSIC: Maddalena Giacopuzzi & Matteo Bovo @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Italian piano and violin duo. 7:30pm. $12.
FILM: “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary by Laura Archibald that chronicles the rich and powerful music scene in lower Manhattan from 1961-1973. 8pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Arthur Holmes Blues Band @ the Polish Falcons’ Nest, Pittsfield. Proceeds to benefit the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter. Dinner at 4:30pm; music starts at 7pm. $15 for dinner & band; $5 for music only.
OPERA ON FILM: “Francesca da Rimini” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Metropolitan Opera’s production of Zandonai’s opera inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.” Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. 12noon. $25; students $15.
FILM: “Chasing Ice” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Jeff Orlowski and acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog explore the Earth’s evolving climate change at the Arctic. 4:30pm. $7; students $5.
FILM: “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Werner Herzog presents this visually stunning documentary about indigenous people living deep in the heart of the Siberian wilderness. 6pm. $7; students $5.