MUSIC: Bopitude @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Michael Benedict’s all-star jazz ensemble is joined by baritone sax master Gary Smulyan in support of their latest album Five and One. 7 & 9:30pm. $15. UPDATE: The 7pm show is sold out.
MUSIC: Consider the Source @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. And now for something completely different – “sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion” from this adventurous power trio. With Panzerballett and Timbre Coup. 9:30pm. $15. GO HERE to enter to win a pair of FREE tickets…
RADIO: “A Tribute to Michael Brecker” @ WCDB 90.9FM. Saxophonist Brian Patneaude pays tribute to the late Michael Brecker on DJ Bill McCann’s “Saturday Morning Edition Of Jazz” radio program. 8am-12noon.
READING/MUSIC: Clark Coolidge @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. The experimental poet and jazz drummer will read from his semi-legendary book “A Book Beginning What and Ending Away,” recently published by Fence Books. Bassist Michael Bisio will accompany the reading, sponsored by the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series. 8pm. FREE; donations encouraged.
MUSIC: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the homecoming end-of-tour show for the Americana-punksters. With tourmates the End Men, rapidly rising California garage-popsters Warm Soda (in support of their debut album Someone For You on Castle Face Records) and Local 518 faves Party Boat and the Jack Russell Terrorists. Doors open at 7:30pm on Saturday. Admission is $5.
THEATER: “The Intergalactic Nemisis, Book Two: Robot Planet Rising” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Three actors, one Foley artist, a musician and over 1000 hand-drawn graphics join forces for a “live-action graphic novel.” 1:30 & 7:30pm. $15, $30 & $50.
FILM: “Lore” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A 14-year-old German girl (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country and soon finds her world shattered as she must put her trust in the very person she was always taught to hate in order to survive. 6pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Alex Jurnov @ American Glory, Hudson. 8pm.
MUSIC: In This Moment @ Upstate Concert Hall, Albany. It’s a rare hometown show for lead vocalist Maria Brink and her band. With Love and Death, All Hail the Yeti and Owl (featuring hometown favorites Dan Dinsmore and the Cult’s Chris Wyse). 7:30pm. $17.
MUSIC: Schwervon @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. With Nature Films. They’re a two-piece rock band. Nan plays drums. Matt plays guitar. They both sing. They lived in NYC for 15+ years and have recently relocated to Kansas City, Kansas with their cat Gummo. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: The John Menegon Quartet @ the Art Bar, Rhinebeck. The acclaimed bassist and his band – featuring saxman Dan Faulk, guitarist Micheal-Louis Smith, and drummer Dave Berger – play jazz standards, cool jazz and bossa nova, original compositions. 7:30pm. FREE.
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. 4pm. $7; students $5.