FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Day One of the two-day feast features Earth Wind & Fire, Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet, Terence Blanchard, the Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Robin McKelle & the Flytones, Marc Carey Focus Trio, the Lew Tabackin Trio, more. 12noon. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
MUSIC: Dust Bowl Faeries and Swamp Baby @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Two of the Capitol Region’s top psych-folktronica outfits serve up a night of avant chamber-pop, two birthday celebrations and, yes, a trapeze. With Two Cats in Suits, featuring members of the Last Conspirators. 8pm. $12. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day Two of the three-day folk fest, and today’s lineup features De Temps Antan, Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette, Long Time Courting, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Vanaver Caravan, Lauren Sheehan, Panache Quartet, Sheesham and Lotus & Son. 9am workshops; 6:30pm concert. GO HERE for more info….
THEATER: “A Prairie Home Companion” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Garrison Keillor brings the whole cast and crew of Lake Wobegon residents to the Berkshires for a live radio broadcast with special musical guests Keb’ Mo’, the Wailin’ Jennys and the DiGiallonardo Sisters. 5:45pm.
THEATER: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful @ Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Charles Ludlam’s classic romp of a gothic spoof is directed by Aaron Mark, and stars Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt. 8pm. $42, $52 & $62. Through July 19.
THEATER: “Fully Committed” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Becky Mode’s homegrown comedy starring Sam Lloyd (“Scrubs”) as an aspiring actor who works as the reservationist at a posh Manhattan restaurant. In a tour de force performance, he also plays close to 40 callers, including a wealthy socialite, a gangster, a Japanese tourist, and a supermodel’s frenzied assistant. 7:30pm. $15-$40.
THEATER: “Working on a Special Day” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. The New England premiere of an unexpected love story between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor directed by and starring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. 7:30pm.
THEATER: “Romeo & Juliet” @ Skidmore College’s Amphitheater, Saratoga Springs. The Lion’s Tooth Theatre Company’s debut production, directed by Joan Lawson. The Capulets fight the Montagues. The Montagues fight the Capulets. And in the midst of it all, a boy and a girl fall in love. 5:30pm pre-show carnival; 6pm show.