MUSIC: Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries @ Bascom Lodge, Adams. Following their debut at Rest Fest and a stop at Capital Repertory Theatre, Ryder Cooley and her otherworldly indie-pop band bring their captivating and utterly unique music to the summit of Mount Greylock. 5:30pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL: Troy Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy. More than 30 restaurants will offer a wide range of traditional and exotic chowders. With music by Erin Harkes, the Refrigerators and, naturally, the Standard Clams. 10am-4pm. FREE.
COMEDY/FUNDRAISER: Bill Cosby @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. From Why Is There Air? to “I Spy,” From “Mother, Jugs & Speed” to “The Cosby Show,” from Fat Albert to Jell-O Pudding Pops, the sweater-clad Grand Old Man of Comedy steps into the spotlight for a performance to benefit the Mahaiwe. 7:30pm. $80, $150 & $250.
MUSIC: Al & Kathy Bain @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Washington County husband-and-wife duo are longtime torchbearers for old-school country music. They’re also NYS Country Music Hall of Famers and regulars on the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia. 7pm. $17.
THEATER: “Venus in Fur” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. It’s the regional premiere of David Ives’ sexy, funny, Tony Award-winning dramedy, directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $60. Through October 20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: “Benny Goodman Tribute” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Jazz clarinetist Ken Peplowski joins the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Clayton J. Poole to celebrate the music of Benny Goodman on the 75th anniversary of his historic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. With vocalist Patty Barkas. 2pm. $20, $30, $35 & $45.
MUSIC: “Keep Mason Moving” Benefit @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. A benefit for six-year-old Mason, diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Children’s activities, food and music by the North & South Dakotas, the Hot Club of Saratoga, the Stone Thoreaus and Tempes Tribe. 1-7pm. $25 donation.
THEATER: “Kill Me Now” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. It’s the U.S. premiere of Kaliyuga Arts production of Brad Fraser’s intimate, funny and heartbreaking drama about caring and ultimately saying goodbye to those we love. 2pm. $25; $20 students & seniors.
THEATER: “Mary and Edith: Musings by Women a Century Apart” @ the
Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Celebrate Berkshire women writers with an evening of stories old and new. Mary Mott will share stories of her life (“From Where I Sit”) and Kate Maguire and Kim Taylor will perform a stage adaptation of “Roman Fever,” a short
story by one of the Berkshires’ most well known authors, Edith Wharton. 2pm. $30. Through October 20.
MUSIC: The Rich Vinette Quartet @ Patrick’s Pub, Pittsfield. 6:30pm. FREE.