CABARET: Faith Prince @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Wanna spend the Tony Awards night with a Tony Award winner? Faith Prince – four time nominee and Tony Award winner for “Guys & Dolls” – serves up her acclaimed cabaret show, “Have a Little Faith.” Stick around after the show and watch the Tony Awards show with Prince on the big screen. 6pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam. The annual roots music festival features the finest in homegrown Local 518 bands including the Lazy Suns, Everest Rising, From the Heartland, Hill Hollow Band, Bald Mountain Rounders and lots more. Pickin’ with pancakes breakfast session with 2Late starts at 8am; main stage music starts at 12noon. $5; ages 16 and under FREE. GO HERE for complete schedule of bands…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Pride Festival @ Washington Park, Albany. Former teen-pop idol Debbie Gibson headlines the fest, which follows the parade. With Aiden Leslie and the Accents. FLY92′s Shawn Gillie serves as emcee. Parade at 12noon; music about 1pm. FREE. More info here…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. It’s Day Four (the last one) with Phil Lesh & Friends, Dispatch, the Lone Bellow, Jackie Greene, the London Souls, ALO and lots more… Music officially kicks off at 10:30am.
MUSIC: Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice & Paul Kowert @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Fiddler Haas and guitarist Tice have worked with such players as Steve Martin and Tony Trischka, while bassist Kowert is a member of the Punch Brothers and has recorded with folks from Fiona Apple to Sarah Jarosz. Put the three of ’em together and you have a confluence of some of the most exciting young innovators in acoustic music today. 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
EVENT: Tony Night @ Proctors, Schenectady. Watch the CBS-TV broadcast of the Tony Awards on the big screen. The festivities include complimentary swag bags, ticket giveaways, video shout-outs from “Anything Goes,” a cash bar with Broadway-themed specialty drinks and an ongoing Tony Awards/Cole Porter trivia contest with fun, collectible Broadway-related prizes. 6:30pm; awards show at 8pm. Admission is free.
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. 2pm. $20, $40, $45, $50, $55, $60, $65, $70 & $75.
THEATER ON FILM: “This House” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. The National Theatre’s production of James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips British politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules. 12noon. $15; ages 12 and under $12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: Beekman Street Arts Fair @ Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs. Juried art show, displays and demonstrations by local and regional artists, entertainment by Saratoga Children’s Theatre, Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers and New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band. Art show from 11am-5pm; music start at 12noon. FREE.
MUSIC: We B3 + Lee @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The Swingtime Jazz Society presents Hammond organist Mike Lamkin and his band with special guest saxman Lee Russo. Followed by an hour-long jam session. 4pm.
FILM: “Prodigal Sons” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. In Kimberley Reed’s 2008 documentary, she returns to her 20th high school reunion in small-town Montana, where her former classmates knew the transgender filmmaker as star quarterback, Paul McKerrow) to reconcile with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. 7pm. $8;; $6 with ArtsPass.
MUSIC: Perry Beekman @ the Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff. It’s the CD release party for So In Love: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Cole Porter, with vocalist-guitarist Beekman accompanied by pianist Peter Tomlinson and bassist Lou Pappas. FREE.
TALK: “Winslow Homer, Sterling Clark and His Institute” @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Marking opening day of the exhibition “Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History,” curator Marc Simpson presents a free lecture. 3pm. Free with paid museum admission.