FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Scum Fest II @ 1269 Helderberg Trail, Berne. A reunion of old punks like Lumpen Proles, Killtech and the Plague from the Local 518 glory days, as well as a bunch of like-minded but younger bands. 12:30pm. $12 (includes food). More info here… UPDATE: Apparently Bourbon Scum has cancelled their appearance at Scum Fest. Really?!?
MUSIC: E.O.M. @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. DJ Trumastr’s monthly end of the month bash gets kicked over to the start of the month with guests Eushabell, Kat Sopoetic, Nai, Sibie Lavoz and Taina Asili. 10pm. FREE.
CABARET/MUSIC/COMEDY: Charles Busch @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Star of “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” the Tony Award-nominated drag queen returns to Helsinki with his “Late Summer Magic” cabaret featuring music, gossip, and comedy with Tom Judson accompanying on piano. 7pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Final Stretch Music Fest @ various locations, Saratoga Springs. Wrapping up the Spa City’s racing season, it’s a street fest spread all around downtown with tunes from the Ideal Situation, Bob Warren, Young at Heart, the Chronicles, the El Dorados, JoJo Romero & Nightshift, Acoustic Trauma, Run Mountain and Skippy & the Pistons. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and complete performance schedule…
MUSIC: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Thomas Wilkins conducts the celebrated orchestra with special guest Patti Austin, who sings a tribute to the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. 2:30pm. $21-$85.
CABARET: The Wild Women: Flawed and Fabulous @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Laura Roth, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and musical director-arranger Catherine Elizabeth Reid bring their witty playful humor, oversized personalities and fabulous three-part harmonies to the Spa City. 2pm. $35.
THEATER: “Stockholm” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. Playwright Bryony Lavery, director Laura Margolis, choreographer Jennifer Weber have concocted a bold and adventurous slice of intimate drama tinged with dance that The New York
Times’ Ben Brantley calls “a smashing American premiere.” We agree… 2 & 7:30pm. $24.
MUSIC: EMEFE @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. The horn-fueled, 12-piece funk outfit led by drummer Miles Arntzen (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness) makes their Hudson Valley debut. Local soul group Mad Satta opens. 8pm. $10.
THEATER: “Kaufman’s Barbershop” @ Upstreet Barbers, Pittsfield. Shakespeare & Company offers the world premiere of former UAlbany theater professor Robert Sugarman’s play … performed in an actual working barber shop. It’s a tale of three high-spirited Jewish businessmen who meet regularly at the barbershop to socialize and find themselves enmeshed in the lives of an immigrant Irish manicurist and an African-American shoeshine boy with literary aspirations. 8pm. $30.