MUSIC: Eileen Ivers @
Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. She’s played with Sting, Hall & Oates, the Chieftains and Patti Smith. She’s the original star of “Riverdance” and a nine-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion. She’s been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” and “the future of the Celtic fiddle.” Billboard says, “Nobody does it better than Eileen Ivers.” With the new folk trio Annalivia — featuring Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger. 7pm. FREE. NOTE: Due to the weather forecast, this show has been moved to the rainsite – Proctors in Schenectady.
MUSIC: Queens of the Stone Age @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Josh Homme and his revolving collection of bandmates have been cranking it out for quite a while now with considerable success, but their latest album, …Like Clockwork, takes it to a new level. With Brody Dalle. 8pm. $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. It’s Day Two of the two-day fest featuring Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Trampled by Turtles, Dave & Phil Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Hurray for the Riff Raff, the Iguanas and lots more… Music starts at 12:30pm. UPDATE: This festival is officially sold out. GO HERE for more info…
OPERA: “Madame Butterfly” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Conducted by Joseph Colaneri; directed by Francesca Zambello. Delicate and vulnerable yet possessed of a steely resolve, Puccini’s unforgettable heroine risks ostracization to be with her love, a handsome American naval officer. When he proves untrue, she unflinchingly chooses the only honorable path available to her. 1:30pm. $26, $70, $95, $122 & $144; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: Marshall Crenshaw @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. He broke out with the 1982 chart-topper “Someday, Someway” and has since rolled out a massive catalog of genuine pop classics, even if he hasn’t always had the sales to prove it. 7pm. $30.
FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: The Buck Moon Arts Festival @ Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown. Day Two of the fest also features Jessie Jensen, Penny Jar, Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter, Flame and lots more. 10am-6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Hudson Music Project @ Winston Farm, Saugerties. It’s the final day of the fest featuring Bassnectar, Capital Cities, STRFKR, Infected Mushroom, 12th Planet, the Soul Rebels and lots, lots more on four stages… Music starts at 12:30pm. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: The Lone Bellow @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Known for combining bluegrass-style three-part harmonies with rock dynamics, the Brooklyn-based folk-rock trio was hailed as “one of the next big things” by Billboard magazine. 8pm. $25.
THEATER: “Hands On a Hard Body” @ Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater, Albany. Park Playhouse takes a chance with a new musical theater work with music by Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Directed by Michael LoPorto. 8pm. FREE, $14, $16 & $22; $1 discount for youths & seniors. Through July 26.
MUSIC: Jason Alexander @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The Tony Award-winning star of Broadway and “Seinfeld” teams up with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart for selections from “The Music Man,” “Pippin,” “Merrily We Roll Along” and a few surprises. 2:30pm. $22-$121.
MUSIC: City Rhythm @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. Highly acclaimed for their non-stop energy and enthusiasm, the eight-piece band will keep the dance floor hopping. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
THEATER: “A Little Night Music” @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and award-winning musicals offers an amusing and farcical tale of unexpected liaisons, relentless desire and ill-fated heartbreak in the life of acclaimed actress, Desiree Armfeldt, played by renowned actress, vocalist and Berkshire native, Maureen O’Flynn. 2pm. $25, $45 & $65.
CIRCUS: Circus Smirkus @ Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs. 30 youth circus stars (ages 10-18) breathe life into this year’s theme, “Anchors Away For Atlantis.” 1 & 7pm. $22.50; $20 ages 3-18 & seniors; FREE children 2 & under.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Catskills Irish Arts Week @ various locations, East Durham. A celebration of Celtic culture, music, art, dance and more… Through Saturday.
RADIO: “Radio Warfare” @ WGXC-FM, Hudson. Tim Livingston hosts a special two-hour edition, chatting with Ruby & Tommy Stinson in advance of their FarmOn! Hoedown benefit performance at Club Helsinki on Friday. 6pm.