MUSIC: Pedro Soler @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The world renown flamenco guitarist is joined by his son-in-law Bryce Dessner, who just happens to be guitarist and songwriter with indie-rock heavyweights the National. With Parakeet (guitarist Matthew Cullen and cellist Jane Scarpantoni). 8pm. $15.
MUSIC: Caravan of Thieves @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, (guitar, vocals, various percussive “instruments”), fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman Brian Anderson serve up driving Gypsy jazz rhythms, mesmerizing vocal harmonies, fantastic stories and lots of fun. With Brooklyn singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro. 8pm. $20.
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MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. It’s a pops concert with the orchestra performing music from the 1940 Disney classic “Fantasia” to accompany the screening of the film. 8pm.
MUSIC: Holly & Evan @ Café’ NOLA, Schenectady. Ms. Taormina and Mr. Conway serve up blues and more… 6:30pm.
MUSIC: Erin Harkes & the Oran Mor Pipe Band @ Centre Street Pub, Schenectady. Let the Guinness flow… 8:30pm.
ART: Free Fun Friday @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Free admission all day, as well as a host of free family activities, as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s seasonal Free Fun Fridays.
MUSIC: The Blind Owl Band @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. Bringing their “Adirondack freight train string music” sound down from Saranac Lake, the Blind Owl Band showcase their new sophomore album, This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel. With the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 10pm. $10.
MUSIC: Rothstars @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Patti Rothberg and Big Sister team up in one powerhouse new band… 9pm. $10.
MUSIC: Trumystic All Stars @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Fronted by Kirsty Rock and featuring members of Easy Star All-Stars, Trumystic plays an entertaining and danceable blend of old-school reggae, dub essentials, dancehall, hip-hop, soul, pop and even some genre-bending, skank-infused riddim rock. With Food Will Win the War. 9pm. $15.
COMEDY: Harrison Greenbaum @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. 8pm. $26.
MUSIC: Tim Wechgelaer @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Accompanied by Larry Clyman and Sam Zucchini. 7pm.
DANCE: RUBBERBANDance Group @ PS21, Chatham. In “Gravity of Center,” choreographer-dancer Victor Quijada contains the ferocity of hip-hop in a refined choreographic language. 8pm. $30; students $18. Also 8pm on Saturday.
MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Niverville Pub, Niverville. 9pm.
MUSIC: Wendy Bordwell @ the Salem Tavern, Salem. Original songs and familiar favorites from the likes of the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen and Crosby, Stills & Nash. 7pm.
MUSIC: Will & Anthony Nunziata @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Singing fresh arrangements of Broadway, classic standards and Italian music along with their fun and improvised comedic interplay with each other and their audiences. 7:30pm. $32.
MUSIC: Nine Votes Short @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Hijinx and the Bitchin’ Aardvarks. 8:30pm. $7.
MUSIC: Willie & Jan Band @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Willie Nininger & Jan Scruggs. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Stone Revival Band @ Shepard Park, Lake George. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Doc Scanlon’s Hot 4 @ Druthers, Saratoga Springs. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Silk & Steel Drum Band @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.
MUSIC: Stripped @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Rollings Stones tribute band with special guests Andrew Foster and Brian Mangini. 10pm. FREE.
MUSIC: My Sweet Patootie @ Canal Square, Cohoes. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Hot Rod Band @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Head West @ Riverfront Park, Athens. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: TAPESTRYquartet @ Emack & Bolio’s, Albany. All things acoustic. 7pm.