FESTIVAL/MUSIC: MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany. Nearly 100 bands at nearly a dozen Albany venues from McGeary’s Pub to Justin’s to the Fuze Box. All for one $15 admission. 3pm. $15. GO HERE for complete schedule of who’s playing where and when…
MUSIC: Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Egg, Albany. Celebrating the release of their new album, 9 Dead Alive, the internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero finally make their Nippertown debut, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, flamenco, jazz and world music to town. With Bobby Long. 8pm. $44.50 & $54.50.
MUSIC: Pierre Bensusan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The French-Algerian guitar master celebrates his 40th anniversary with Encore, a 3-CD, 35-track journey of live performances spanning his entire career and showcasing his risk-taking, in-the-moment style. 8pm. $24.
MUSIC: Down On The Corner #1 @ The Low Beat, Albany. The dual venue venture features seven bands at two next-door-neighboring music clubs for just one price. The Low Beat schedule features Chloroform Party, UnEvEn StEvEn, the Schoemer Formation and the Lucky Jukebox Brigade. 7:30pm. $7 (includes admission to Down on the Corner #1 at Pauly’s Hotel, too). GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
MUSIC: Down On the Corner #1 @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. The dual venue venture features seven bands at two next-door-neighboring music clubs for just one price. Pauly’s line-up features M.R. Poulopoulos, Neighborhood of Make Believe and New Red Scare. 7:30pm. $7 (includes admission to Down On the Corner #1 at the Low Beat, too). GO HERE for more info and complete schedule…
FASHION/FUNDRAISER: Electric City Couture Fashion Show @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. The Local 518’s largest, juried runway fashion extravaganza will showcase signature collections of six regional designers – Kim Vanyo of Khymanyo Studios (Saratoga Springs), ‘eko logic (Troy), Jane Wilson Marquis (Valley Plains), Behida Millinery (Hudson), Kristina Collins Clothing (Saratoga Springs) and Gamakache Black by Margaret Persaud (Queens) – with proceeds going toward the ongoing restoration work of Historic Universal Preservation Hall. 8pm. $15.
FUNDRAISER: The Spirt of Woodstock Celebration @ the Emerson Resort, Mt. Tremper. The Woodstock Film Festival’s third annual fundraising event honors two Spirit of Woodstock Award winners – entrepreneur Mark Braunstein (founder and CEO of Markertek) and the late Levon Helm (drummer with the Band and four-time Grammy Award winner). Helm’s award will be presented to his daughter, Amy Helm; to his widow, Sandy Helm; and to Barbara O’Brien, who runs Levon’s Midnight Ramble. Grammy nominee Robbie Dupree will also be on hand as an award presenter. 7pm.
DANCE: David Neumann @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. The interdisciplinary choreographer presents an intimate evening of solos that span his two-decade career, including acclaimed dances “tough the tough,” “DOSE” and his current work in progress “I Understand Everything Better.” 8pm. $15; $10 students.
DANCE: Xavier Le Roy’s “Product of Circumstance” @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. Here’s what EMPAC says, “‘Product of Circumstances’ is a performance — a space of philosophical investigations where performed micro-actions create a subtle subversion of hierarchical organizational forms.” Translations to English are welcome… 8pm.
FESTIVAL/ART/FUNDRAISER: Fine Arts & Crafts Festival @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The second annual juried fest features 27 artisans with hand-crafted original works in pottery, metal, fiber, leather, glass, wood, paper and more. 10am-5pm. $6. Also Saturday.
MUSIC: Armenian Piano Concert @ The Egg, Albany. Susanna Kirakosyan and Marina Abrahamyan perform a piano duet recital featuring works by Debussy, Khachaturian, Brahms, Piazzolla, Babajanian and others. 4:30pm. $25; $20 seniors; $12.50 students.
MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The stage will not only be full of musicians, but also aerialists, jugglers, contortionists and more for Cirque De La Symphonie. 7:30pm. $20, $40 & $60.
DANCE: “Eclipse” @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. A collaboration between world-renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer and visual artist Anthony McCall kicks off the 2014 performance season at Basilica Hudson. “Eclipse” is a multidisciplinary performance that integrates choreography, light, visual design, and an audio-visual time score to arrive at altered ways of viewing a performance. 7:30pm. $20; $15 students; $10 kids under 13.
MUSIC: The Honey Dewdrops @ the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. Hailing from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman combine a high lonesome duet harmony vocal style with contagious energy and soulful new songs with a fresh approach. With twin sisters Ashley and Emma Meyer opening the show. 7:30pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
FILM: “Women of ’69, Unboxed” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. A documentary film follows a group of women, former Skidmore College classmates, who were both electrified and pummeled by the turbulent surf of the ‘60s, as they look back and ruminate on their heartaches and triumphs. 7:30pm. $7; $5 students.
BURLESQUE: Roxxi Tart’s 1920’s Speakeasy Revue @ Franklin’s Tower, Albany. Featuring Nikita Rose, Chardonnay LaTease, Betty Bonneville, Fritz und der Auto Bon Bons, Hot Toddy, Persephone Pomme, Noelle Reign and more. 9pm. $15.
THEATER: “Tennessee Williams: Straight Up… and Salted with a Twist of Durang” @ Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties. Blue Horse Repertory Company presents an ensemble performance of three short works by the two playwrights, framed by Mr. Williams’ observations about life, art and the nature of the creative spirit. Directed by Andrea Cunliffe and performed by Judy Allen, Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Bob Hanley, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, Sam Reilly and Nancy Rothman. 7:30pm. $20: $15 students and seniors.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Jazz Caravan @ Midtown Tap and Tea Room, Albany. Jim Ketterer, Tony Berman and Roger Noyes play for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6pm.
MUSIC: Sixties Rock Experience @ Michael’s Banquet House, Latham. A dinner-and-concert event featuring a wide variety of musical tributes to Linda Ronstadt, Ian Anderson, Dusty Springfield and more. 6pm cocktails; 7pm dinner; 8:30pm show. $59 for dinner & show; $30 for show only.
MUSIC: The Williams Gospel Choir @ Williams College’s Chapin Hall, Williamstown. Featuring such gospel hits such as “You Made a Way,” “If It Wasn’t for Your Grace” and “Victory.” Joined by MCLA’s Allegrettos. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Brass-O-Mania @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. From big band swing to the standards of the Great American Songbook, the 19-piece big band recreates the greatest music of the last 75 years, with the full, rich sound of a jazz orchestra. 8pm. $12.