MUSIC: David T. Carter & Maury Rosenberg @ the Ale House, Troy. Australian singer-songwriter Carter (of the Trailer Park Rangers) teams up with Rosenberg (founding member of Hypnotic Clambake) for a wildly eclectic show. 9pm. FREE.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. It’s Day One of the four-day fest. Today’s line-up features Break Science, the Indobox, Night Moves, Bob Barker, Joey Fedz and more. Music strats at 4:30pm. GO HERE for more info…
OPERA: “Ariadne in Naxos” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Richard Strauss’ opera-within-an-opera features both lighthearted comedy and heroic grand opera, as two different performing troupes compete for the attention of a wealthy patron. Conducted by Kathleen Kelly and directed by Francesca Zambello. 7:30pm. $26, $55, $78, $95 & $115; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Stéphane Denève conducts with special guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein joining in for a program that includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. 8pm.
THEATER: “Tomorrow in the Battle” @ Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson. The drama by British playwright Kieron Barry had
its world premiere here in August, 2012 and was a smash hit. Now it’s back for a return engagement. 7:30pm. $24. Through August 31.
ARTS WALK: 3rd Thursday @ various locations, Pittsfield. This month’s theme is Art + Industry with performances by the Roaming Jazz Ambassadors, 8 Foot River, Berkshire Bateria, Berkshire Music School Build a Band, Berkshire Rocks, Candela, the Phil Grover Band, the Town Players of Pittsfield, Ryan Meczywor and more. 5-8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. Frontman Joseph D’Agostino leads the NY indie rockers in a preview their upcoming album, Lose, due out on Tuesday (August 26) on Barsuk Records. With Dead Gaze. 9pm. $12.
TALK: “The Process Is the Thing (Part 2)” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. How does an author go back and reimagine a work that was created 25 years ago? A conversation with composer/lyricist William Finn and bookwriter Rachel Sheinkin about the current production of “Romance in Hard Times.” Moderated by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. 4pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Captain’s Log @ The Spotty Dog. Hudson. The duo of genre-bending improvisors – Mike Gamble on guitars, effects, loops; Tony Falco on drums – are dedicated to sonic and temporal explorations. With the Buffalo Trio. 8pm. $5.
MUSIC: Andy the Music Man @ Barker Park, Troy. The popular children’s musician plays guitar and mandolin, mingling traditional and original songs, as well as such interactivities as sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting and storytelling. 11am. FREE.
MUSIC: The NYS Blues Hall of Fame Band @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. Featuring Petey Hop, Jay Collins, Rick Surrano, Vince Leggiere and Sonny Rock. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…
FILM: AnimationFest @ Proctors, Schenectady. Today’s screenings include “Finding Nemo” (10am), “The Wild” (12noon), “The Nut Job” (2pm), “The Lego Movie” (4pm), “Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher” (6pm) and Steamboy (8pm). $5; $3 age 17 & under.