FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany. More than 100 artists and food vendors line Lark Street from Madison to Washington avenues, with a music stage at each end featuring the likes of Party Boat, Holly & Evan, the North & South Dakotas, the Dependents, Ramblin Jug Stompers and many more. 10am-5pm; music at 11am. FREE. GO HERE for a full schedule of musical performances…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam. The annual roots music festival features the finest in homegrown Local 518 bands on two stages playing acoustic country, folk, bluegrass and Americana. Today’s line-up features host band Flood Road, Red Haired Strangers, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Holly & Evan, Matt Durfee, Three Quarter North, 2Late and lots more. Gates open at 10am; music starts at 11:30am. Two-day tickets are $15; ages 16 and under FREE. GO HERE for complete schedule of bands… Also on Sunday.
MUSIC/FILM: Gary Lucas and “The Golem” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The ever-innovative and adventurous guitarist has collaborated with such musical mavericks as Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley, in addition to leading his own band Gods & Monsters. Tonight he plays his live original soundtrack for the 1920 German silent horror-fantasy film “The Golem,” the tale of a 16th century rabbi who made a man out of clay to save the Jewish community of Prague from termination. A Q&A session will follow the performance. In conjunction with Saratoga Film Forum and Saratoga ArtsFest. 7pm. $15; $8 with ArtsPass.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Three with Gov’t Mule, Soulive, the Lumineers, Gary Clark, Jr., the Revivalists, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Amy Helm and lots more… Music officially kicks off at 10:30am.
EVENT: Paws in the Park: Walk & Community Day @ Siena College, Loudonville. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s fourth annual walk and more with zumba, music, best summer costume contest, best pet/parent look-a-like contest, best dog trick contest, canine agility demonstration. 9am-1pm.
THEATER: “Billy Elliot the Musical” @ Proctors, Schenectady. A joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true as a dancer, trading in his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. With music by Elton John, the musical won 10 Tony Awards. 2 & 8pm. $20, $40, $45, $50, $55, $60, $65, $70 & $75. Through Sunday.
ART INSTALLATION: “Subliminal Transcriptions” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Yael Erel’s immersive light installation with sound uses simple means – a light source and a reflector – to amplify minuscule conditions that are normally overlooked. 9am-1pm.
MUSIC/DANCE/THEATER: “Spirit of Life: 150 Years of Words, Music & Dance” @ Skidmore College’s Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Accompanied by strings, reeds and percussion, composer-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius provides the foundation for a multi-genre collaborative performance that reveals the story of Saratoga Springs as a hub for the arts via music, spoken word and interpretive dance. In conjunction with Caffe Lena and Saratoga ArtsFest. 4:30pm. FREE with ArtsPass.
MUSIC: Charlie Mars @ The Linda, Albany. The Mississippi soul-rock singer-songwriter is on the road in road of his new, stripped-down acoustic re-recording of his latest album, Blackberry Light. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: Albany Pro Musica @ Shaker Meeting House, Colonie. In addition to the chorus numbers, the singers will also break down into solos and small ensembles as they present an evening of cabaret-style night of show tunes, old standards and other popular songs. 7:30pm. $20 & $35.