MUSIC: “Extreme Magick: Disposable Power” @ Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside, Troy. Featuring Extreme Animals’ ecstatic music, which combines guitar shredding, electronically mangled vocals and laptop driven rhythms; Jason Martin’s Power Animal Systems; Disposable Rocket Band; Moon Magick; and Walking X-Ray. 7:30pm. $5-$10 suggested donation.
MUSIC: Loudon Wainwright III @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The wry, hilarious and intensely personal Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-actor has deep connections to the Caffe, and now, nearly two dozen albums into his career, he returns. 7pm. $57.
MUSIC: “The Caravaggio Songs: Music from The Escape Artist” @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. The award-winning performance artist John Kelly offers a cabaret performance of original songs from “The Escape Artist” with additional songs by Claudio Monteverdi, Jacques Brel and John Barry. 7pm. $25.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Benefit for Charlie Coryell” @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Jazz great Larry Coryell and Grammy nominated jazz guitarist Gil Parris and joined by special guest Murali Coryell in a benefit concert to supplement the costs of extensive testing and healthcare for Charlie, Murali’s son. 7pm.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: GottaGetGon Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Day Three of the annual holiday weekend folk fest feattures performances by Gina Forsyth, Molly Andrews, Low ‘N Lonesome and others. GO HERE for more info…
THEATER: “The God Game” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Last chance! It’s the world premiere of Suzanne Bradbeer’s powerful, three-character play that tackles the topics of religion and politics head-on. The bold, thought-provoking play is directed by Kristin Coury and stars Yvonne Perry, Laurence Lau and Jeffrey Binder. 2pm. $20, $50 & $60.
THEATER: “The Identity Project” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Conceived by Noelle Gentile and Ward Dales, the multi-media theater piece explores topics of family, culture, race, gender, sexual orientation and lifestyle. 6pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Alexis Cole @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The jazz vocalist fronts the Pete Levin Trio – Pete Levin (piano/Hammond B3 organ), Rob Reich (guitar) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). 10am. Donations encouraged.
CABARET: “Randy Graff: Made in Brooklyn” @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Helsinki On Broadway cabaret series continues with the Tony Award winner paying tribute to the music of Brooklyn songwriters, including the Gershwins, Comden & Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Barry Manilow, Carole King and Neil Sedaka to name just a few. 8pm.
THEATER: “The Dixie Swim Club” @ Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. Dianne O’Neill directs the hilarious and touching comedy about five southern women who set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their friendships. 3pm. $23. Through June 22.
MUSIC: Jazz Vespers @ First Reformed Church of Schenectady, Schenectady. Solo piano by Peg Delaney. 5pm.
FILM: “Grand Piano” @ Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. Here’s the premise for Eugenio Mira’s thriller: Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), one the most gifted pianist of his generation, quit performing due to stage fright, and upon finally returning to the stage for his long-awaited concert, he turns over his sheet music and sees the note: “Play one wrong note, and you die.” 7:30pm.