MUSIC: Tom Chapin & Friends @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. With a musical career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three Grammy Awards, the multi-talented singer-songwriter brings his infectious, life-affirming songs to town for a family-friendly concert. 3pm. $15.
MUSIC: Cibo Matto @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Led by Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda, the reunited band celebrates Hotel Valentine, their first album in 15 years. With Salt Cathedral. 9pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Stephen Clair & the Millionaires @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The former Albanian singer-songwriter (now based in Beacon) brings his band – drummer Todd Giudice, bassist Christopher Peifer and guitar recruit George Spafford – to the Falcon in support of their latest album, Love Makes Us Weird. With the Stacks. 7:30pm. Donations encouraged.
MUSIC: Ruthie Foster & Eric Bibb @ The Egg, Albany. Longtime friends Ruthie Foster – one of the strongest new voices in contemporary folk, soul and gospel music – and the country-bluesman Eric Bibb join forces to celebrate an evening of American roots music – separately and together in a special concert they call “Thanks for the Joy.” 7:30pm. $28.
EVENT: “Unheard America: Radio Found in Unexpected Places” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Time & Space Limited and You’re U.S. come together, presenting seven stories that took a nation to create, each told in a mixture of radio and music. The event includes a Q&A with the directors Emile Klein & Jeff Emtman, followed by a reception. 3pm. $8; $6 students.
MUSIC: The Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Join the Grammy-winning Albany Symphony for a kid-friendly archeological adventure with “Michigan” Miller as he travels through the “Door of Time” into the murky musical past in search of the origins of the symphony. Along the way, you and he must solve the riddles of the evil “Symphonic Sphinx” in his effort to find “Papa” Haydn and discover the origins of “The Symphony.” 3pm. $18; FREE kids.
MUSIC: Kristin Chenoweth @ Proctors, Schenectady. She’s been honored with a Tony (“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”) and an Emmy (“Pushing Daisies”). She starred in “Wicked” on Broadway, and on “Glee” and “The West Wing” on television. She’s a dazzling soprano and a consummate entertainer, sure to offer a powerhouse celebration of song, dance and humor. 7pm. $20-$90; $275 VIP with meet-and-greet.
LECTURE/MUSIC: “She Loves You: The Beatles and New York” @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Clifton Park. The multi-media lecture by Beatles scholar Gordon Thompson features historic film clips, recordings and photos, as well as live, solo piano performances of classic Beatles classic songs by Cole Broderick. 2pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Jacob Moon @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The Toronto-based musician is a gifted singer-songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs and a master of live looping, a performance style that involves layering sound-on-sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra. His new album, Fascination, is an unlikely collection of cover songs from the songbags of Rush, Yes, Marillion, Peter Gabriel, Keane, Tom Waits and Radiohead. Hmmmm… 7pm. $16 in advance; $18 at the door; $8 children & students.
THEATER: “The Mountaintop” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Katori Hall’s play brings new humanity to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hours before his assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Directed by Nick Mangano, the dynamic drama stars Brandon Jones and Liz Morgan. 2pm. $20-$60; $16 students. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Caroline, Or Change” @ Schenectady Light Opera Company, Schenectady. Corie Rowe directs the bold Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori musical about a black maid (Barbara Howard) in Louisiana in 1963, struggling both emotionally and economically. 2pm. $18, $22 & $28.
THEATER: “My Cousin Rachel” @ Ghent Playhouse, Ghent. An English Lord is dead. Is his widow grieving his demise or the fact she is not named in his will? Will his new heir become a new target and fall prey to her charms? The mystery unwinds with all the twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and romance of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel. 2pm. $18; $10 students.
MUSIC: Bob Stump & the Roadside Attraction @ the Falcon, Marlboro. bluegrass, country blues, folk, western swing, jazz standards, instrumentals and originals, all rolled into one big brunch session. 10am. Donations encouraged.
THEATER: “Steel Magnolias” @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Local Actors Guild of Saratoga presents Robert Harling’s tender yet funny play about Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. Starring Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Jennifer Van Iderstyne, Cindy Fowler Boyka, Sheila O’Shea, Melinda Richner and Mary Darcy. 7pm. $15.
THEATER: “Late Nite Catechism 3: ‘Til Death Do Us Part” @ Proctors, Schenectady. Sister (Nonie Newton-Breen) offers hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of “The Newlywed Game.” Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor. 2:30pm. $20-$50.
ART TALK: Dr. Charles Mitchell @ the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. A talk about artists’ representations of our magnificent national parks and how national parks help define our relationship to nature. 2pm.
FILM: Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Best Documentary Short Films @ the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 12noon.