MUSIC/RUN: SPAC Rock & Run @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. A 1K kid’s race, as well as a 5K and a new 10K run will be held with music all along the course by the Lazy Suns, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Black Mountain Symphony, Hard Soul, Bridgette Guerrette and lots more. Followed by a post-race party and concert by the Acoustic Brotherhood featuring J Yager and Garland Nelson. 9am. Admission to all music and the party is free.
MUSIC: Eric Burdon @ The Egg, Albany. As the frontman for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Animals, Burdon has always had a powerhouse voice, a masterful command of the blues and a willingness to step out of the box. He’s in town to showcase his new album Til Your River Runs Dry and his many old hits. With Local 518 fave Erin Harkes. 8pm. $34.50, $44.50, $54.50; VIP with meet & greet $74.50.
MUSIC: Bob Warren, Michael Jerling & Mike Quick @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. It’s the wrap-up of the Caffe’s 53rd anniversary weekend with three fave singer-songwriters in a celebratory song circle. 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
THEATER: “Red” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. This is the last weekend for John Logan’s marvelous, Tony Award-winning drama, which examines the tug of war between the worlds of art and commerce through the eyes of the great American painter Mark Rothko. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and starring Kevin McGuire. 2pm. $20, $40, $50 & $60. READ review here…
MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. Guest violinist Aisslinn Nosky joins the orchestra for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, presented along with works by Stravinsky and John Adams. 3pm. $48 & $60.
TALK: Ubaldo Vitali @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The recent MacArthur fellow and fourth-generation silversmith, conservator and scholar presents the free lecture “Unveiling the Goldsmith’s Mysterious Language.” 3pm. FREE.