MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: A Night of Murder Ballads @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An all-star line-up of Local 518 musicians – including Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Matt Durfee, Kim Kilby, Charlie Morris and Michael Eck – sing songs of death and dastardly deeds. A benefit for Caffe Lena. 8pm. $15. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Adrian Legg @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Since the 1990 release of his debut U.S. album Guitars and Other Cathedrals, the guitar virtuoso has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by an ongoing avalanche of praise from critics, fans, top guitar mags and peers alike. Joe Satriani has said, “He’s simply the best acoustic guitar player I’ve ever heard… he plays like he has hammers for fingers.” 7:30pm. $22.
MUSIC: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s Halloween pajama party time with the return of Mr. Travis fully armed with his Philharmonic. With the Parlor and Sgt. Dunbar’s Hobo Banned performing both individually and together in celebration of the release of their new collaborative CD, The Apres Garde. 8pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lost Radio Rounders @ Schoharie High School Auditorium, Schoharie. Performing selections from Carl Sandburg’s 1927 book “The American Songbag” to benefit the Schoharie Free Library. 2pm. Admission by donation. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. An alternative guitar show, featuring contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed instruments, exhibited by their makers. With workshops by Tony McManus, Tim Farrell and Vicki Genfan. 11am-6pm. Also 11am-6pm on Sunday. $20 per day; $30 two-day pass.
DANCE: Shen Wei Dance Arts @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. For over a decade, choreographer Shen Wei has created dances steeped in drama and mystery. Sculpture, painting, and video wind their way into the works of Shen Wei Dance Arts, where a gesture as simple as an outstretched arm becomes a revelation. Tonight’s program features “The Rite of Spring” and the riveting “Collective Measures.” NOTE: This program contains partial nudity. 8pm. $20, $32 & $39; $8 students. Also at 3pm Sunday. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Golden Oldies Spectacular @ Proctors, Schenectady. Featuring hitmakers Lou Christie, Kenny Vance, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters and Sonny Turner’s Platters, as well as Nicole Ortiz and the Oldies Show with special guest Trish Anderson. 7pm. $36.75, $44.75 & $51.75. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Tribute to Ernie Williams @ the Ale House, Troy. A one-time special performance of the music of Ernie Williams by members of his bands, including Joe Mele, Mark Emanatian, Mike Kelly, Rocky Petrocelli and special guest Tom Dolan. 9pm.
MUSIC: William Basinski @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Performing “Nocturnes” – hypnotic, ambient, slowly evolving tape-loop manipulations culled from 30-year-old decayed recordings. 8pm. $18; $13 students and seniors.
MUSIC: Liquor Store @ the Half Moon, Hudson. New Jersey trash-punk titans led by Sarim Al-Rawiand (ex-Titus Andronicus) in support of their brand new sophomore album, In the Garden. Also DJs Peter Aaron & Jeff the Chef. 9pm doors. $5. NOTE: The Mess Around will not be performing as previously announced.
GRAND OPENING: Albany Art Room, Albany. The opening party for the Albany Art Room’s new location features snacks, drinks, activities and live music by the Canjo 10’s (3-5pm) and the Jack Kelle Band (6-8pm). 2-8pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL: AHIMSA @ Windham Mountain Lodge, Windham. A one-day, indoor yoga and music festival featuring yoga instructors Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen, Coby Kozlowski and Amanbir Singh, as well as live music by Shantala, Gaura Vani & Ben Leinbach, Prajna Viera and others. 7am-11pm.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Romance, Soul & Rock ‘n Roll: Musical Flashback @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Directed by Ted Concepcion, the evening is a musical scrapbook that will have audiences singing along on a nostalgic journey of familiar songs and popular hits that span decades of America’s greatest tunes. Proceeds benefit Berkshire Theatre Group. 7:30pm. $20.
THEATER: “Polaroid Stories” @ Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Directed by Eunice Ferreira, Naomi Iizuka’s play is a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids. 8pm. $12; $8 students & seniors. Through October 30.
THEATER: “Cinderella G2K” @ the Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Children’s Theatre presents the musical featuring 32 children from around the Capital Region. 2 & 7pm. $10; $5 children.
MUSIC: Skidmore College Orchestra @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Featured works on the program include Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Stravinsky’s Circus Polka for a Young Elephant and Shostakovich’s dramatic Symphony No. 5. 8pm. $8 adults, and $5 seniors.
OPERA ON FILM: “The Nose” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. William Kentridge stormed the Metropolitan Opera with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Pavel Smelkov conducts. 12:55pm. $25; $15 students.
FILM/DISCUSSION: “The Secret Village” @ the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. The world presents of Swamy Kandan’s chilling new suspense thriller shot on location in Berkshire County. 7pm. $7.50. Through Monday.