MUSIC: Eric Lindell & Co. @ Parish Public House, Albany. Red Square is dead! Long live the Parish Public House! Yes, Red Square has changed its name and added a menu of Louisiana-centric food to the mix of funk, jazz and jam-band music on its regular calendar. Kicking off the re-branding is Louisiana blues guitarslinger Lindell and his band. 9pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Wussy @ the Low Beat, Albany. You’re kickin’ yourself for missing them when they were here back in March, but now you’ve got another chance. Don’t blow it again… With Bloodshot Bill. 8pm. 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. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: The Mike Wicks Quintet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The bass master leads his band as the Jazz On Jay concert series continues. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…
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 Sunday.
COMEDY/MUSIC: Capital Underground Live @ Bombers, Troy. Ralph Renna hosts with performances by Joe Green, Mo Haskins, Hutch E. Sauce, Jasmine Shea, Drew Jacobs, Jon Tenace, more… 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC/THEATER: Carman @ The Egg, Albany. The Contemporary Christian singer presents “No Plan B” – a combination of drama, rock, comedy, funk, satire, acting, singing and preaching. 7pm. $18, $25 & $100.
THEATER: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. The jukebox musical based on the many hit songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller – including “”On Broadway, “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9” – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through August 10.
THEATER: “Benefactors” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. Berkshire Theatre Group presents Michael Frayn’s play about an architect who struggles to follow his dream of transforming the slums at Basuto Road into affordable mass-housing projects, while his firm pressures him to design McMansion-style apartments instead. Directed by Eric Hall. 8pm. $48. Through Sunday.
MUSIC: The Stacks @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Americana with an emphasis on blues, gospel and country from the band led by guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Stack and violinist Tania Elizabeth Stack. 7pm. Donation encouraged.
THEATER: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ Springside Park, Pittsfield. It’s for the inaugural production of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, directed by Enrico Spada. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. 8pm. FREE. Through July 27.
STORYTELLING: Duncan Crary @ Brown’s Malt Room, Troy. The Troy storyteller regales with a candle-lit account of the legend of Major Duncan Campbell of the Black Watch, a Scottish highlander who met his eerie fate during the failed British attack on Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) in upstate New York, July 1758. With Scottish music by Alex Bartholomew, scotch tastings and a special Scottish menu available. 6pm. FREE.
THEATER: “State Fair” @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. The summer musical performed by the Clifton Park Not So Common Players will take you back to Iowa in 1946 where it will be a “Grand Night for Singing.” 8pm. FREE. Through July 27. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…
THEATER ON FILM: “King Lear” @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. The National Theater of London’s production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy directed by Sam Mendes and starring Russell Beale in the title role. 12:55pm. $15; $12 students.