MUSIC: Manchester Orchestra @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Singer-guitarist Andy Hull leads the Atlanta-based indie rockers in support of their fourth album, Cope. With the Mowgli’s and Brick + Mortar. 8pm. $21. GO HERE to win FREE tickets…
OPERA: “An American Tragedy” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Blinded by ambition, a promising young man makes a series of unfortunate choices culminating in a mysterious death in the Adirondacks. Based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel and inspired by a sensational murder trial in Herkimer, Tobias Picker’s opera explores a small-town boy’s pursuit of his idealized dreams. Conducted by George Manahan and directed by Peter Kazaras. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: Grand Funk Railroad @
Jennings Landing Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Albany. They’re comin’ to your town, they’ll help you party it down… Founding members Don Brewer (drums) and Mel Schacher (bass) are joined by vocalist Max Carl, guitarist Bruce Kulick, keyboardist Tim Cashion to power through such hits as “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “The Loco-Motion” and of course, “We’re an American Band.” With Wild Adriatic. 5pm. FREE. NOTE: This Alive at Five concert has been moved to the rain site. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…
MUSIC: Bang On a Can @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. “Music by Steve Reich” @ Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective – a concert of Reich’s works, including “Electric Counterpoint,” followed by a talk by the composer. 4:30pm. ALSO; Recital in the Dark: George Friedrich Haas @ the Chalet. 8pm.
DANCE: Bolshoi Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming… It’s Day Three of their SPAC debut with a four-night stand of “Don Quixote.” 2pm – yes, it’s a matinee.
ARTS WALK: DownStreet Art @ various locations, North Adams. 6-9pm. FREE.
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,” “Fools Fall in Love?,” “Stand by Me” and “Love Potion #9″ – is directed by Richard J. Hinds. 7:30pm. $20-$60. Through August 10. GO HERE to read review…
THEATER: “Ring of Fire” @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls. It’s the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s production of Richard Maltby’s musical tribute to the late great Johnny Cash. Starring David Lutken, the creator and star of ATF’s hit musical, “Woody Sez.” 7:30pm. $35 & $45 & $50.
MUSIC: Perry Beekman & Lou Pappas @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. The guitarist-vocalist celebrates the recent release of his new album, Bewitched: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Rodgers and Hart. 7pm. FREE.
THEATER: Ivy Vine Players @ Barker Park, Troy. The cast includes more than 75 puppets, but only one human being performing stories and songs to capture the imagination of children of all ages. 11am. FREE.