FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Summer Hoot @ the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge. It’s the last day of the fest with music today by Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Simi Stone, Burnell Pines, the Josies, Kristin Andreassen, the Putnam String County Band, Billy Mitchell and more. 9:30am music. $35; FREE kids 12 & under. GO HERE for more info…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Bella Terra Festival @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown. Day Two of the four-day fest features Jimkata, Rev Tor, Brightside, Longview Gunslingers, Mentally Ill, Gravity, the Fritz and lots more. Music starts at 12noon. GO HERE for more info…
OPERA: “An American Tragedy” @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. Last chance! 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. 1:30pm. $26, $70, $95, $122 & $144; $10, $15, $20 & $25 youth 18 & under.
MUSIC: Blair Crimmins & the Hookers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Blair Crimmins is a music preservationist and playful showman from Atlanta determined to bring ragtime and ’20s Dixieland jazz to today’s audience. 7pm. $20.
DISCUSSION/FUNDRAISER: “Change Makers” @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and WAMC-FM’s Sarah LaDuke co-host WAM Theatre’s annual benefit featuring a panel discussion of extraordinary people effecting positive change through the arts. 7pm. $50, $75 & $125.
ART/SPORTS: Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby @ Lower Broadway, Kingston. The annual artists’ race features rolling sculptures/cars as they as they speed downhill toward the finish line. The event also includes local vendors, musicians, performers and surprises. 1pm.
TALK: “The History of the Music Inn” @ Bascom Lodge, Lanesborough. Former owner David Rothstein presents a survey of the legendary Lenox venue where the greats of folk, jazz, and rock performed from the ’50s-’70′s. 6pm. FREE.
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. 2pm. $24. Through August 31.
MUSIC: “The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong” @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. Eli Newberger, trumpet virtuoso Bo Winiker, vocalist Jimmy Mazzy and Boston Pops pianist Bob Winter join four other dynamite jazzmen to form this all-star band. They’ll bring to life delicious Armstrong rarities, side by side with the greatest jazz and pop hits, from “Black and Blue” to “Hello Dolly” and “It’s a Wonderful World.” 8pm. $35.
MUSIC: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Wu Han (piano), Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann (violins), Yura Lee (viola), Paul Watkins (cello), Tara Helen O’Connor (flute) and Bridget Kibbey (harp) perform works by Saint-Saens, Debussy, Tournier and Faure. 3pm.
MUSIC: Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star Revue @ the Falcon, Marlboro. Featuring Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty and harmonica master Mark Hummel with R.W. Grigsby (bass) and Wes Starr (drums), the ensemble has a Grammy nomination for Remembering Little Walter and two Blues Music Awards. Their new CD The Hustle Is Really On is No. 2 on National Living Blues Radio charts this month. 7pm. Donations encouraged.