MUSIC: Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ PS21, Chatham. The irrepressible Chandler Travis brings his pajama-clad Dixieland circus band to town for a community lawn concert. 6pm. $15; $10 students under 18.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The three-day music festival wraps up with performances by Border Music Featuring Marc Ribot & David Hidalgo; Medeski Martin & Wood & Friends; Nels Cline & Julian Lage; Os Mutantes and much more. Music starts at 11:30am. $65. More info & full schedule here…
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Bow Wow Comedy Showcase @ the Comedy Works, Albany. Stand-up comedy with Jon Fisch and Mark DeMayo with proceeds going to a number of Nippertown animal protection groups. 4 & 7pm. $30. NOTE: The 7pm show is sold out.
MUSIC: Joan Baez @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The legendary folk music madonna makes a matinee tour stop in Lenox. With the Indigo Girls, who will be joined by five-piece Atlanta band the Shadowboxers for a full band performance in support of their latest album, Beauty Queen Sister. 2:30pm. $23.50-$69.50.
MUSIC: The Handsome Family @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Brett and Rennie Sparks put their unique spin on everything from Appalachian hollers to psychedelic rock, from Tin Pan Alley to medieval ballads. With Sean Rowe, direct from the Solid Sound Fest. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Washington County Line @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Winners of the 2011 Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival band competition in Tunbridge, Vermont, the band features guitarist-vocalists Steve Wood and Sean Quinn, banjoman Daryl Smith, bassist Ken Meyer and mandolinist-dobroist Andy Bing. 7pm. $17.
THEATER ON FILM: “The Audience” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this highly–anticipated West End production, broadcast from the National Theatre of London. 12noon. $15; $12 under 12. Also at 7pm on Monday.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Ephrata Cloister Chorus @ 1848 Shaker Meeting House, Albany. The chorus presents music from the historic Ephrata Cloister as well as selections from other early communities, including the Shakers. 3pm. $10; FREE under 18.
MUSIC: Larry Stone @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Americana, country and blues. 8pm. FREE.
FILM: “A Portrait of Giselle” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The 1982 film directed by Muriel Balash in advance of the National Ballet of Canada’s production of “Giselle” at SPAC. Foolowed by a discussion led by poet and dance critic Jay Rogoff. 7pm. $8.