MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, hailed by Gramophone as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists,” performs Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 as part of a masterful program led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. 8pm.
FILM: “Ra.One” @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. A science-fiction superhero Bollywood film, with special effects by Jeff Kleiser, whose Synthespian Studios is a long-time creative tenant at MASS MoCA. 8pm. $12; kids $8.
MUSIC: The Sweetback Sisters @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Stirring up their twangy, retro-country magic, the Brooklyn-based group’s harmony-oriented style recalls country music’s golden era of the 1950s and embraces Western swing, honky-tonk, Tex-Mex, countrypolitan, Bakersfield and rockabilly. 8pm. $18.
MUSIC: The Lake George Festival Symphony Orchestra @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Performing Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with cellist Gabriel Cabezas. Followed by fireworks. 7:30pm. FREE.
THEATER: Cirque Éloize @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Montreal performance troupe presents the North American premiere of “Cirkopolis,” combining the world of circus, dance and theater into one breathtaking show. 7pm. $20, $30, $40, $50 & $65. Through August 24. Read review here…
MUSIC: The Big Takeover @ Long Dock Park, Beacon. The high-energy roots reggae sextet serves up a refreshingly upbeat, yet groove-oriented, party-making approach to interpreting the Jamaican tradition of rocksteady, ska and reggae music. 5:30pm. FREE.