MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Billed as “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band,” the concert features DMB delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout their career in a variety of set-ups, from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire group to intimate moments with small groups of band members. Has it really been 20 years since Dave made his SPAC debut on the H.O.R.D.E. Festival? 7pm. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out and no tickets will be available at the box office.
MUSIC: Diego Garcia @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. He’s been a regular visitor to Nippertown since the release of his solo debut, Laura. Now the romantic Latin-pop crooner returns in support of Paradise. on With Ashley Sofia. 8pm. $17.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: The Charlie Daniels Band @ the Times Union Center, Albany. In support of their new album, Off the Grid: Doin’ It Dylan, CDB headlines a benefit concert to raise funds for a campus for homeless veterans in Albany. With
Bret Michaels and the Marshall Tucker Band. 7pm. $35, $45 & $55. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: Bret Michaels will not be performing at this show due to illness.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ South Pearl Street, Albany. The pre-concert southern rock festival and custom motorcycle show in front of the Times Union Center. With the No. 2 Band and EB Jeb. 12noon-6pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC/MORE: The Battenkill Runs Through It @ Greenwich Town Park, Greenwich. Music by Bob Warren & Joy Mackenzie, the Saratoga Fiddlers Club, the Roadhouse Rhythm & Blues Band, the Roadside Blues Band and Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius & Heard. Also fly fishing demos, kayak rides, kid-friendly activities and food from the best area restaurants. 1-6pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Jean Redpath @ Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. The very first concert Hubbard Hall presented, in the fall of 1977, was renowned Scottish artist Jean Redpath, and now she’s returning once again with her vast repertoire of both traditional and contemporary Scottish songs. 8pm. $22; $15 students.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival @ various locations, Lake George. It’s Day Four of the five-day Elvis fest, including the second round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. GO HERE for complete schedule…
THEATER: “The Phantom of the Opera” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The Phantom is back! It’s Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical. 2 & 8pm. $25-$105. Through June 8.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER/MORE: The Down County Ball @ The Garage, Pittsfield. on Saturday, May 31 at 8pm at The Garage in Pittsfield, MA. The ball is a “full-on dance party” driven by BFG and DJ Roth Fitz. Also featuring live multimedia/music performances by Tree Collage and a live interactive theatrical performance by Heather Fisch with the Berkshire Community Youth. Proceeds benefit the development of a new youth performance center at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Pittsfield campus. 8pm. $15.
THEATER: “The Other Place” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. In Sharr White’s psychological roller-coaster of a play, Juliana Smithton (Marg Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. 4 & 7:30pm.
MUSIC: Corlear @ the Low Beat, Albany. A Saturday matinee. With Erin Powers. 2pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Huxtable, Christensen & Hood @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The trio has made annual appearances since the Caffe’s first decade, when they were Skidmore College students who harmonized like angels and enchanted audiences with their mix of “popular songs from the last five centuries,” as Lena Spencer said. 8pm. $17.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC/FILM: BikeFest @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy. Troy Bike Rescue’s fourth annual bash with music by Rosary Beard, a screening of “Riding Bikes With the Dutch,” a kids’ bike rodeo, auction, raffle and burrito dinner. 5pm. $10.
DANCE: Maude Baum & Co.’s Spring Salon Dance Theatre @ eba Theater, Albany. Featuring “24 Hour Watch,” a dance drama documentary tribute to Albany firefighters created in 1979 by George Kindler, Elaine Mara and Maude Baum. 8pm. $20; $15 students & seniors. Also 2 & 7pm Sunday.
MUSIC: Buffalo Trio @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The improvisational jazz trio is led by Hudson pianist Tony Kieraldo and also features bassist Noah Jarrett (son of legendary pianist Keith Jarrett) and drummer Nick Halley (son of Paul Winter Consort keyboardist Paul Halley). 9pm. $12.
MUSIC: Rick Surrano & the 1-4-5 Band @ the River Garden Bar at the Stewart House, Athens. After the severe damage by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene during the summer of 2011, the Stewart House has been undergoing a considerable renovation of its bar, restaurant and eight-room boutique hotel, which are now ready for an official unveiling with a grand celebration. 7pm.
THEATER: “Great Expections” @ Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park. The classic Charles Dickens tale adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Deborah Dorman for the Circle Theatre Players. 8pm. $16; $10 under age 18.
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. 8pm. $23. Through June 22.
READING: “Song of Myself” @ the Robert Burns Stature in Washington Park, Albany. Commemorating the birthday of poet Walt Whitman, poets and other citizens will read his classic poem “Song of Myself.” Persons interested in reading a section of Whitman’s poem can sign up to read at the event. 6pm. FREE.
FILM: “Finding Vivian Maier” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. An intriguing documentary about the discovery of the work of an unknown street photographer who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later. 1pm.
COMEDY: Mr B @ Carney’s Tavern, Ballston Lake. 7pm.