MUSIC: REO Speedwagon @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. With Chicago and Rich Ortiz, too. Vintage heartland rock – “Can’t Fight This Feelin.” “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?” “Keep On Loving You.” “Colour My World”… 7:30pm. $39.50, $49.50, $79.50 & $125; $22 lawn.
THEATER: “Carousel” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. This year’s American musical at Glimmerglass is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that Time magazine called “best musical of the 20th century.” Conducted by Doug Peck and directed by Charles Newell, it tells the story of a carousel barker’s struggles to rise above challenging circumstances. 1:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
READING: WordXWord Feature Night @ the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. Featuring Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Robbie Q Telfer, Franny Choi, Jive Poetic, Falu, Kori Alston, Dana Shahar and Natalia Whalen. 7pm. FREE.
FUNDRAISER/MUSIC: Natalie Salzman @ Rare Earth Wine Bar, Glens Falls. The Nashville-based harpist/singer/songwriter provides the musical entertainment for the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council’s elegant evening and three-course meal. 6pm. $55.
MUSIC: The Miro Quartet @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer (violins), John Largess (viola) and Joshua Gindele (cello) are joined by Ricardo Morales (clarinet), David Finckel (cello) and Choong-Jin Chang (viola) for a program of quintets by Boccherini, Mozart and Weber. 8pm.
FILM: “Frances Ha” @ PS21, Chatham. An utterly charming and subtle comedy in glorious black & white, the 2012 gem was co-authored by Noam Baumbach (who also directed) and Greta Gerwig (who also stars). 8pm. FREE.
FILM: AnimationFest @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s roster of films includes “Planes” (10am), “Finding Nemo” (12noon), “The Lego Movie” (2pm), “Planes” (4pm), “Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone” (6pm), “The Sky Crawlers” (8pm). $5 per film; $3 age 17 & under.